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Can you apply shultz Dinatrol with a brush?

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  1. cowasaki

    cowasaki Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a shultz gun anymore and I've only got access to a very small compressor. I have about 6-7 shultz gun cans of Dinatrol and could do with using it. Has anyone successfully applied it by brush from the shultz containers? Need to do the bottom on my Transit and bought FAR too much for the Landy!
     
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    must be someone close with a compressor willing to help?
     
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    A friend of mine does but he's the same person who has helped me out about 4 times recently with big jobs and still hasn't given me chance to help him so was trying to avoid it in case it looks like I'm taking the **** when I'm not. I was just hoping I could paint the stuff on...... Might just go and buy a shultz gun, I do have a compressor but it's a tiny thing from a discount store I bought for blowing up tyres, blow gun etc. I got rid of my proper compressor a few years ago when I wasn't using it :(
     
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    Schutz gun is about a tenner, if your compressor holds 8bar and is at least a 24litre tank it'll run the gun just fine.
     
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    Not sure it does...... Might do.... Might have to paint a few seconds, pause and repeat. Just need to locate a schultz gun, will check machine mart and screwfix first.
     
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    if it sprays on it will brush on,if necessary you could thin it with petrol
     
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    Thanks. Just looking for a shultz gun locally. I have been trying to paint Tetraseal onto the underside of the van and it's so thick and sticky it's hurting my wrists and fingers trying to get it into all the spaces (arthritis and fibromyalgia). If I could find the right thing to thin that down with I could keep the decent stuff for my Landy and just finish off this massive Tetraseal can I have! You said petrol for the Dinatrol...... would that work with Tetraseal?
     
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    petrol definitely works with tetraseal as it will with any wax or tarry substances and will dry off
     
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    Would cellulose thinners or white s
    Thanks. What mix would you suggest? 100ml of petrol to 1000ml Tetraseal?
     
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    i dont measure just add till its thin enough but id start with 3 of seal and 1 of petrol stir well then add more if you think it needs it
    thinners works i guess white spirit would to but ive not tried that
     
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    Thanks. I'll go and get some petrol tomorrow. I don't have anything that runs of the stuff anymore! :D
     
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    what about warming the cans up in hot water to thin it and then painting it on?...a lot less mess?
     
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    I'd thought of that but it's very cold out on the drive and it's about 8 hours work to keep it warm.... Well it should take a lot less time thinned out a bit!
     
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    easiest was is use a small camping stove with a saucepan full of water and keep the tin in it on the heat when your not using it. keep it nice a warm
     
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    Yes, I regularly use a brush. Obviously, for doing the whole thing it is worth getting the compressor out, but for a little touch up here and there I brush the thick stuff on. The thin runny variety goes in one of those little spray bottles with a trigger. This sort of technique is good for when I'm working on the Land Rover and expose new bits of metal that don't usually see the light of day. The bits at the bottom of the footwells that the floor panels rest on, the parts of the chassis that are usually covered up because components bolt on but water can get in the crack and so on. Little touch of Dinitrol and you know it's going to be safe for a few years.
     
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    I use a small electric urn
     
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