Back in the shop I tried toning - putting the dye in the lacquer and app lying it with the foam brush again. It works, but not very satisfactorily. I first put on a cote of sanding sealer and then sanded it. After applying the toned lacquer I don't get a smooth finish and, as expected, the color is not very intense - even after 4 or 5 cotes.
Dyes and Resisthane are meant to be sprayed. So, my latest thought is to build a temporary 3 sided spray booth in the room and to butt the open sid e up against the panel to be spayed. I will cover the floor with a tarp. T he walls and top will be some thin plastic sheeting.
THE PROBLEM: I am using a Fuji 4 stage HVLP system. I intend to use very low air volume and a fine mist for delivery (hopefully it won't leave the booth.)I am a bit wary of how it will behave in the closed environment. If the turbine is outside the booth, I will be taking the air into the booth but it has no where to go after spraying except into the turbine filter. If I put the turbine in the closed booth with the spray gun, the amount of air into the turbine and out of the gun should be the same (if I remember m y thermodynamics correctly). Will it balance out or will the turbine blow out the walls.