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Has anyone used normal thinners mixed with smooth hamerite to spray it in a gun/compressor? I know hammerite do a "hammerite thinner" but i've got this big thing lying around, same stuff surely?



not looking for perfection really just want to quickly spray a stripped and prepped bike frame, if I can't use that thinner i'll just brush it on.
 

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Hammerite is not soluble in normal thinners (most thineers are IMS based). Hammerite thinners is basically a mixture of xylenes (toluene with an extra methly group in the ortho, meta or para positions). Hammerite brand this as 'thinners' and sell it at an extremely inflated price (it costs about 50p a litre in the chemical industry and they sell it for £8 for a 500ml tin).
 
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