Saturday, December 23, 2006

Mixing Paint Accurately

The feedback that I get indicates that there is confusion about mixing ratios. We want to be as accurate as we can with out causing too much brain damage.
Common mixing ratios are 4:1, 8:4:1, 2:1 and 4:2:1. Let's use 4:2:1 as our example this is a common mix ratio for urethane clear. It means 4 parts of clear to 2 parts of reducer to 1 part of hardener. That means 4 ounces to 2 ounces to 1 ounce or 4 gallons to 2 gallons to 1 gallon or 4 buckets to 2 buckets to 1 bucket.
Using a graduated container pour the clear in to the 4 then the reducer in to the 6 then the hardener to the 7 then stir.
Before you leave the paint store make sure you know what the mixing ratios are and know what kind of reducer/thinner you should be using
I would like to see all paint companies have this prominently written on the label but it isn't always there so ask the paint store employee he should be able to provide you with a product data sheet
Thanks to Sherwin Williams for the diagram and to view more on the sbject including how to use a graduated stick visit Sherwin automotive mixing ratio page

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Friday, December 08, 2006

Flickr links to Great Car Pics

Looking threw Flickr this morning I came across a couple interesting new groups. and a Bog I think is just great.
For those not familiar with Flickr it is place to post your photos pictures of family, friends things we love (not surprisingly cars) I post there . This mornings finds are the car directory with more than 2,000 members and 20,000 photos cool cars, the Art of classic cars, and Classic/collectible cars and motorcycles
When your at car directory scroll down and it will show you the groups that are associated with it.
I also found a link to the Car [directory] that is a best of car pictures from Flickr

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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Ford's Bold Moves

Ford is in big trouble. I would hate to see them go away but they have real problems and I think they are dealing with them in smart and productive way. They are designing new vehicles that will, hopefully, get them through this rough patch.

Go to a clip from their Bold Moves internet marketing campaign