How much should I thin your clear bedliner?
Do I need to thin your clear bedliner, and what do you recommend to use if so?
We recommend you apply our coatings as thick as your spray gun will allow. Thinning will mean that you need to add multiple thinner coats to avoid the product dripping. Try to aim for a product which is thicker than you might normally want when applying an automotive coating. To spray these thicker coatings, we modify the 1.4 mm spray tip on our HVLP to increase it to a 2 mm tip.
Using our modified HVLP gun, or our texture hopper, you can usually apply our clear or tinted bedliner coatings without any thinning. Additional coats can generally be applied after 1 to 2 hours depending on the surface temperature primarily. The coating will still be soft, and may be very tacky, but as long as you don’t overdo the next layer, it shouldn’t sag or drip with another thin coat.
Lacquer thinner is used if you do need to thin our standard SL&C products. The lacquer thinner is generally a variable we can’t fully advise on. It must actually dry, whereas our products will cure, not dry.
Some of our General Application coatings (manual mix products) do not recommend any thinner since the thinners may not properly mix with the liquids. Always refer to the specific instructions supplied with your coatings. If you have any doubts or additional questions, always give our product support team a call first.
You can find additional instructions, recommended supplies, and other helpful advice which can be downloaded and printed at: https://spray-lining.net/polyurea-application-instructions/ as well.