1. Reducing & Thinning 6. Mixing 1 Shot & Other Paint

Frequently Asked Questions About 1 Shot Paint Australia Products
1 Shot Products Available From Graphic Art Mart | Revision One | November 2012
1. Reducing & Thinning
6. Mixing 1 Shot & Other Paint
Q. What should I use for reducing 1 Shot Lettering Enamel?
Q. Can I use 1 Shot in conjunction with latex or acrylic
A.To enhance flow characteristics, you can reduce with 1 Shot
latex paints?
Reducers, available in low (6001) and high temp (6002) versions.
A.The concern is that oil-alkyd enamels, such as 1 Shot Lettering
Never use Mineral Spirits or synthetic enamel reducers.
Enamels, are not fully compatible with latex or acrylic latex paints; so
in addition to the potential for adhesion issues, these paint products
2. Fish Eyes
will expand and contract at different rates when faced with UV
exposure, temperature changes and humidity. This dissimilar rate
Q. Why am I getting "Fish Eyes" or "Crawling" when
can result in checking, cracking and premature failure.
using 1 Shot Paints?
7. Slow Drying Paint on Banners & Awnings
A. If a surface is not thoroughly cleaned, it may still contain waxes,
oils or silicons. Clean with a good surface prep and degreaser.
Q. Why won't my 1 Shot Lettering Enamels dry on a banner?
3. Gloss Reduction
To letter on a banner (or any vinyl-based, flexible surface such as
awnings, tonnau covers, leather garments), the banner must have an
Q. Can I reduce or eliminate the gloss of my 1 Shot
Lettering Enamels?
"Enamel Receptive Coating" on it. If you don't have a "ERC" banner,
A. Yes.1 Shot / Chromatic #4329500 Flattening Paste can be used in
enamel receptive.
you can coat the banner first with our Ti-Cote product to make it
varying ratios to reduce gloss, or even create a nearly dead flat finish.
8. Preparing & Paint MDO
4. Clearing Over 1 Shot
Q. What procedure should I follow to prepare MDO for
1 Shot paint products?
Q. Can I clear coat over 1 Shot Lettering Enamels?
Clean the surface thoroughly, then scuff lightly with an abrasive pad.
A. Yes. It's important that your paint is completely dry prior to
overcoating. We recommend that you use 1 Shot #4007 Hardener, and
wait at least 24 hours prior to clearing. Adding up to 20% Hardener,
with no other reducers, will allow for overcoating with automotive type
urethane clears after 24 hours. Always apply the first two coats of clear
very light and dry when clear coating.
On unprimed MDO, prime with WP1008 Primer. On pre-primed MDO,
after using a tack rag to remove any residual sanding dust, roller on
your Lettering or Background Enamel. Apply in two or three light coats,
as opposed to one heavy coat. If you get little bubbles in the surface,
(usually from using a foam roller) immediately re-roller, but slightly "lift"
on the roller frame, taking virtually all the pressure off the roller.
5. Painting Through A Mask
9. Wrinkling or Lifting Paint
Q. What should I know about painting 1 Shot Lettering
Q. How do I avoid wrinkling in my Lettering or
Enamels through a mask?
Background Enamels?
When applying paint through a computer-generated or hand cut
Never apply 1 Shot Background or lettering Enamels too thick or try to
mask, always remove the masking material once the paint "tacks"
recoat a painted surface until the first coat of paint is dry. Always follow
(usually about 15-20 minutes), but before it dries.
the suggested recoating times for best results.
10. Mixing Custom Colours
1 Shot Lettering Enamels are infinitely mixable with the exception of 199L Black.
By combining from our 44 colour selection, and/or our special Tinting White,
Q. What if I need a colour not offered by 1 Shot?
Tinting Black, and 1 Shot 4003 Clear, you can create ANY colour, in various
configurations ranging from opaque to glistening, transparent candy colours.
Information from www.1shotaustralia.com.au. Please refer to specific product data / MSDS sheets for more information. E&OE.