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Paint thinner

Auto thinners are solvents that can dissolve car paint and reduce viscosity of automotive paint. Thinning automotive paint might be necessary before using a spray gun to apply car spray paint. It is crucial that car paint can pass easily through the spray nozzle to achieven an even color across your vehicle's surface. In case car paint is too thick, you won't achieve an even flow and the spray gun will continually get clogged. 

Prepare for reducer

Choosing a great basecoat, clear coat, auto primers or car paint is the start of a great car repair. However, the right thinner or reducer will help finish it. Set aside the amount of car paint and reducer you will need for car repair. A mixing cup and paint stirrer will be handy as well. CROP offers a wide range of mixing cups, paint stirrers, dust masks and protective gloves.

Thinner for car paint, paint primer and clear coat

When diluting automotive paint, it is possible to achieve a smoother end result. On the other hand, it might also be possible that the car paint coverage is reduced. Paint thinner automatically decreases the paint coverage. Please keep the following in mind

  • Add thinner a little at a time, you can always add more but you can't take any back out
  • Never leave the paint can open for too long, as it will evaporate
  • Put on gloves and an apron
  • Cold paint looks thick and may lure you to adding too much auto paint thinner on the car. Always add thinner at room temperature

Thinner vs turpentine

Please note that turpentine can't be used to dilute our car spray paint, paint primer and clear coats. Turpentine or mineral spirits are more suitable for oil-based finishes. We sell a wide range of different types of paint thinners

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