retarder in fast activator?

its probably a dumb novice question but i gotta ask...want to use up some speed clear and activator from a previous job and realized its fast activator just got a fresh qt of spi retarder...will it work in high 80s low 90s temp...or will i be flirting with disaster . thanks in advance for the input.
 

Barry

Paint Fanatic
Staff member
Right with the others but not the speed clear as there is no flash time.

You want to make a mess with that clear use fast at 95° and give the first coat a flash time.
It will give a new meaning to solvent pop.
 

AAE

Learner
Say what!? Fast at 90? Who knew. I've been using slow. Medium might work to near 100? What effect would a breeze or wind have on activator choice?
 

Barry

Paint Fanatic
Staff member
Say what!? Fast at 90? Who knew. I've been using slow. Medium might work to near 100? What effect would a breeze or wind have on activator choice?
Like I have said to you 100s of times?
You're not an ordinary painter with your conditions, so you tell me how it will work as I dont have a clue.
I say it would work, but I just dont know.
 

AAE

Learner
Like I have said to you 100s of times?
You're not an ordinary painter with your conditions, so you tell me how it will work as I dont have a clue.
I say it would work, but I just dont know.
I think it's up to 900 times. I'm not good with numbers.
 
Lol...Well I'm gonna play it safe..and make a call down Ga..and get some slow activator...temp in my in shop is 93 now and I'm slow to....save the fast for the fall...thanks to all
 

AAE

Learner
Lol...Well I'm gonna play it safe..and make a call down Ga..and get some slow activator...temp in my in shop is 93 now and I'm slow to....save the fast for the fall...thanks to all
Today was 92, moderate humidity and breezy. Used slow in the Speed clear and it was ready to untape in about 10 min. Stingy at 6 minutes.
 
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