Note: The following questions are written in ASE style. They are similar to the kinds of questions that you will see on the ASE test. However, it is unlikely these questions will actually appear on the test.

Painter A says that urethane-based primer-surfacer will cure faster if sprayed in several coats with flash time between coats. Painter B says that a single component primer-surfacer will be less likely to have sand scratch swelling. Who is right?

Painter A says that if one of the air holes labeled 'A' is partly blocked with dried paint, it will cause the spray gun pattern show above. Painter B says that if the paint hole labeled 'B' is partly blocked with dried paint, it will cause the spray gun pattern shown above. Who is right?

An application of a solvent-based basecoat metallic color has been made in which streaks indicate each pass of the spray gun. Painter A says that too slow of a reducer could be the cause. Painter B says that incorrect pattern overlap could be the cause. Who is right?

The air pressure at the inlet of an HVLP gun is normally between?

Which of these procedures would help find pits, blisters and small shrunken impressions after priming on an area repaired with body filler?

The door shown above has a large number of paint chips, but no dents. The paint is the original finish. Painter A says that the chips could be filled with an application of polyester glazing putty before refinishing. Painter B says that the chips could be sanded out before refinishing. Who is right?

Which of these should be done to paint that has dried and seperated in a can for an extended storage time?

Bare metal was just sprayed with a self-etching primer. Painter A says it must be sanded before applyting another primer. Painter B says 180-grit shoud be used instead. Who is right?