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    Augie, there's just as many Daystates if not more than Fxs on the classifieds.  What does that have anything to do whatsoever with reliability? ? Don't understand your point.

    Just trying to get the point across that we shouldn’t condemn a maker of a product over a few bad seeds. Hatsan does make a good product, I feel. That compressor drew a lot of attention with all its bells and whistles, just like the new Airguns being put out. The compressors first run had some negative feedback, just like some of the new Airguns. Bottom line, me personally, I hate seeing a product bashed bad especially in its infancy. 

    But, customer support and neglecting to respond back to a customers emails and phone calls is a whole different ballgame. I think that is the major point of frustration with this compressor.

    i shared with another buyer of this compressor thru private text that I felt bad, for singing the praises of this compressor when it came out, and when folks took my report and bought that compressor they got the bad seeds. I truly feel I was one of the first ones to have this lightning in my hands, cause at the time I purchased, it was still two months before hatsan had them in stock.

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    I posted on page 2 inquiring about that coolant line and fitting retrofit, and why I hadn’t gotten a notice from hatsan on this while everyone else did. It was like I thought, it was because I bought from a vendor while all who got notified bought straight from hatsan. No biggie. An email back and forth, a request of some photos to be taken of my compressor from hatsan, and my retro kit is on the way.

    i posted this on another tread, and I’m not saying this to take credit about hatsan all of a sudden making things good with folks, but I did verbally tell them on the phone that they need to peruse the pcp forums and read up on the complaints of this compressor. It was the right thing to do.

    i don’t think they had a clue as to what was going on here on the forums. Maybe with all the Airguns they are putting out drawing a lot of attention(Bullmaster as an example) they’ve overlooked any feedback on their compressor. Just ass-uming.

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    Chuck, I feel like I just served another apprenticeship, lol. Never realized all the cool facts here that you’re giving me, and it all makes sense. Especially carrying a towel for the spitting paint! So true!

     

    Thank you for your professional advice.

     

    That stuff from Midway, yes, i think I would like that product a lot. The scope I have that I’m painting my stock to match, has its own tone of flat dark earth, different from the Magpul. Maybe I might pick that stuff up to try on my Benjamin synrod one day, when I get tired of the black. Thanks for the link.

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    I have this product as a pre prep. If I use the D- alcohol, do I even need this?

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    Is this D-alcohol ok to use as the wipe down prior to paint? Feels kind of like an oil film when I first apply it. Thought I’d check in with you guys

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    Shoot! I just have this gut feeling I’m going to run out of my top coat. 

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    Found these cheap plastic buckets I had, so using these as the test pieces. Question, Chuck- what happens if the middle bucket(primer and paint only) and the right bucket(adhesion promoter, then primer, then paint) both work at the top coat not scratching off. Which do I pick? Is it always better to have the adhesion promoter in the mix?

    thank you

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    I have an old Remington 700 stock, black plastic, that I had to pull off my rifle cause there was a crack at the lug area.

    i can practice test on that, or use the plastic peanut lids that comes from the Costco mixed nuts. I save those lids for targets.

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    Power sprayer made quick work of peeling paint off, especially since the paint never latched on

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    Here’s the primer I picked up

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    Just read your reply, Chuck. You must have been replying as I was typing. Thank you. I’ll post up a pic of the primer he sold me. 

    Already passed all the stores that have denatured alcohol. Hopefully I got some at home

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    Well, wouldn’t you know it. Chuck, Imold, and the rest that offered suggestions, thank you, BTW. Guy behind the counter was dumbfounded when I scratched off the paint in front of his eyes. I asked him if maybe they should have told me to primer it first, and he said that the adhesion spray was the primer. When I asked him why there was no wordage of the word “primer” on the can, he then walked over and grabbed me a can of primer, for automotive plastics and vinyl. Then he says to apply that adhesion spray prior to the primer coat(after I’ve cleaned the whole stock off of course).

    what a waste of time!! I have a third left of that custom paint. Hope I have enough.

     

     

    keep you posted

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    Imold, I am going back to that paint store with the bottle cover of my Bully and scratch the paint off in front of them. If they tell me they made me a custom paint not for plastic or tell me I should’ve primered it first I’m grabbing someone at the collar and pulling them from behind the counter, lol!! 

     

    Keep you posted. I have a feeling the new pressure washer I got two months ago is going to get used today.

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    Here are two of the prep products they told me I needed. What’s weird, is I have an old plastic Remington 700 stock that had cracked awhile back, and I used that as a trial test spray, it I tried scraping it off with my nail, and it ain’t budging, lol. Must be some weird chemical in the plastic on this Bully, maybe? 

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    I’m not sure what to do now, Chuck. I’m all ears. I mean, what’s the best way to remove this paint, chemically or with a pressure washer?

    now I’m upset, cause I relied on these paint store “pros”. These weren’t Home Depot associates that they guy in the paint department was socking lumber the day before. These were personnel that worked at a specialty paint store where professional painters get good, quality paint, both for house and automotive.

    what these guys told me was to(first time out) to pre spray a plastic/vinyl degreaser prep first, wipe down, then paint. Well, that didn’t work. Second time was to scuff the snot out of the stock, clean with degreaser, wash it, wipe it with alcohol prior to paint, then spray on a tack grip spray so as to hold onto the top coat. Did all that, and still no good. 

    Ive always sprayed a primer on metal prior to top coat. I didn’t know they made a primer for plastics specifically. Why wouldn’t these paint store guys tell me this?! 

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    Stony, it is the Impact I was referring to. I would like to own one of those one day, but am hesitant due to all the leak problems I read about them. Brand new, even. Then I read of complaints about having to pay the shipping to resend the gun back, if the customer even gets a hold of someone. 

     

    Impact owner folks, I am not bashing on that piece of art from FX. Not my point at all. Like I said, I would love to own one. But it seems I not only read up a lot of these problems, but they seem to be on the classifieds a lot, too. Am I wrong? If so, I apologize for using the Impact as my example in comparing with the hatsan compressor issues.

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    So, need advice on this one- I let that paint cure for almost 3 whole days before re assembling the gun to the stock. I slightly nicked a tiny spot at the trigger guard and the paint scratched off. What product can I apply to this newly painted stock to keep the paint from scratching off? Or is this to just be expected on DIY paint jobs? I know cerakoting and/or hydrodipping stocks are the way to go, really, but that is for another time. 

    I did everything right this time- scuffed the entire stock with a new scotch pad, cleaner degreaser wash down, alcohol wipe down just prior to paint. And, as I mentioned, this is top quality paint I used, and I followed all instructions. Only item I did not apply was the clear semi gloss top coat for fear of cottage cheesing the paint job.

    whats weird is when I removed the masking tape on the bottle cover, a small part of the paint came off with the tape. No biggie, just re spray, right? Well, just applying the color coat over it caused the cottage cheese to happen on that area. I’ve never had that happen when re applying paint for touch up.

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    Thanks, guys. Means a lot coming from you all.

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    I understand totally, Mark.

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