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    08-03-2020, 05:02 PM
    Before re-clearing I'd sand and get more aggressive with some wet 5000 grit. Sand an area where it's easy to see the existing scratches then polish...
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    08-03-2020, 04:12 PM
    Are you sure that the scratches are in the surface and not in the pearl coat showing through the clear. Sometimes, if the surface wasn't sanding...
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    08-03-2020, 03:40 PM
    The thing to watch out for when spraying urethane with hardener is that you don't breath ANY of it. Purchase a "good" mask or use a supplied air...
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    08-02-2020, 07:10 PM
    Yes that will work fine and a gallon of High Teck with hardener is a decent filler primer. At this time we sell the primer for $58 a gallon and the...
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    08-02-2020, 04:58 PM
    Evercoat is body filler (bondo) and the metal should have some tooth (scratch) to it for the filler to bond well. Once the surface irregularities...
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    08-02-2020, 04:04 AM
    We would add a flattening additive. The amount of the additive you mix in would determine the amount of gloss.
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    08-01-2020, 01:36 PM
    Len replied to a thread Clearcoat question in General Discussion
    Just make sure each step in the process is done properly. As long as you take your time sanding, cleaning and spraying using the correct tools and...
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    07-31-2020, 01:29 PM
    Len replied to a thread Clearcoat question in General Discussion
    I think you might need a larger fluid tip. If that's a 1.4 I'd say to go to a 1.8 and watch the surface as you spray to make sure it's applying the...
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    07-30-2020, 05:53 PM
    Yep, it's too hard to sand for me but I've found that materials like this that are too hard to sand tend to hold out better than easy to sand primers.
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    07-29-2020, 05:58 PM
    Another consideration is how thick each coating is can depend on the paint that you use. Some clears put on thicker coats than others.
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    07-28-2020, 05:11 PM
    You could PIPE your air for better performance. I usually recommend coming from the compressor to the wall, up the wall, around the room then drop...
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    07-28-2020, 04:55 PM
    Len replied to a thread New to the forum in General Discussion
    In most cases I've been using the epoxy primer kit available from The Coatings Store linked at the top of this page and I recently started using...
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    07-28-2020, 03:36 PM
    Len replied to a thread New to the forum in General Discussion
    PPG makes decent products, I'd probably go with their better products and not their less expensive ones. As far as body filler goes we are...
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    07-28-2020, 03:18 PM
    Len replied to a thread New to the forum in General Discussion
    Most epoxy primers have a "re-coat window" and you can apply your next coating after the epoxy dries but within that re-coat window. Once too much...
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    07-28-2020, 01:21 PM
    Len replied to a thread Clearcoat question in General Discussion
    As long as the primer has cured you can sand and re-prime again and again. Guide coating helps a lot in getting the surface perfect. Desiccant...
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    07-28-2020, 01:10 PM
    Len replied to a thread New to the forum in General Discussion
    It depends on the porosity of the high-build. In most cases you can just shoot a good quality color right on top but when we do a top-of-the-line...
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    07-27-2020, 07:17 PM
    If you intend on spraying more projects I'd recommend a compressor that puts out at least 13 CFM or more and a tank size of 60 or 80 gallons. You'll...
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    07-27-2020, 05:15 PM
    Len replied to a thread Clearcoat question in General Discussion
    It sounds like "solvent pop", you may be putting it on too heavily too quickly. Put a coat on and allow it to dry a little before putting on any...
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    07-27-2020, 12:06 PM
    It depends on the quality of the products you're using. If you're using paint that covers well it shouldn't make any difference what color the...
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    07-27-2020, 06:15 AM
    I'd take a part to a paint supplier and have them scan it and mix it in a mid-range paint like U-Tech or Wanda. Call some of the suppliers in your...
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    07-26-2020, 10:40 AM
    1. Please confirm that Fusor 122EZ is appropriate for this application (other recommendations are welcome). We use the 122EZ in areas that are going...
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    07-24-2020, 08:20 PM
    Urethane holds up better and can be polished to perfection if applied properly but you need breath protection. You may want to check out our Spray...
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    07-24-2020, 08:05 PM
    Len replied to a thread fender lip repair help in Rust Repair
    Yes, you can put in on a recess or use the backing strip method shown at he link below. LINK
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    07-24-2020, 01:03 PM
    Len replied to a thread fender lip repair help in Rust Repair
    Yep, I saw that also but I figured even if it was right below the molding it would still be best.
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    07-24-2020, 11:37 AM
    Len replied to a thread Clearcoat question in General Discussion
    That's a "guide coat" and it make getting the surface perfect a lot easier. It's just a very light dusting of paint so that it doesn't clog your...
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    07-24-2020, 11:17 AM
    Len replied to a thread fender lip repair help in Rust Repair
    I would want the seam up under the side molding if possible. That would hide any read-thru lines and make the repair a lot easier.
    9 replies | 148 view(s)
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