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  1. Painting both sides of trunk lid-where to put tape line?

    So I plan on painting both sides of my trunk lid, underside first followed by the topside after the underside is cured. Where is the best place to put the tape when painting the underside and then...
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    That is beautiful! I see that most of the epoxy...

    That is beautiful! I see that most of the epoxy primer P-sheets say to sand with 400 but many people go to 600. Fresh 400 paper feel pretty aggressive, more so than my 320 DA paper. Should I go to...
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    That's a beautiful Thunderbird:thumb: Did you...

    That's a beautiful Thunderbird:thumb:
    Did you mean to say dedicated sealer?

    Few more questions:
    I will apply seam sealer in the original locations before painting. The entire car is now in DPLF...
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    Dedicated sealer vs thinned epoxy

    I was going to use Omni epoxy primer thinned per P sheet for a sealer but I ran low and need to buy something so I thought I would ask if a dedicated sealer would be better.

    I am spraying yellow...
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    Small dent repair on fresh epoxy

    I just sprayed my doors with Omni epoxy primer and noticed one of the doors has a small dent , ~1/2" round, along one of the body lines (1972 Dodge Dart) that I missed. Just curious how the pros fix...
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    Yes but I don't have access to a supply store...

    Yes but I don't have access to a supply store this weekend. Thirty plus years ago, a guy I worked with showed me a way to do this. I just don't remember what he did. Not a big deal. Just going...
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    How to get less gloss

    I will be spraying some Omni single stage grey paint. Is there any way to manipulate the mix or the application to dull the gloss? Thanks!
  8. Thread: Anti flutter foam

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    Okay I will give it a try. I only need to put it...

    Okay I will give it a try. I only need to put it where 3 of the blobs of foam fell off. Just want it to look right. Thanks
  9. Thread: Anti flutter foam

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    I have some Fusor 800DTM. Will that do the job? ...

    I have some Fusor 800DTM. Will that do the job? I don't recall if that one is self leveling. It needs to hold its shape pretty well to look right.
  10. Thread: Anti flutter foam

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    Anti flutter foam

    Is there a product to replicate the anti flutter foam in the underhood structure that doesn't require the $85 gun to apply?
  11. The area between the door jamb and wheel well is...

    The area between the door jamb and wheel well is slightly concave. Very tricky to block. Now I see why so many of these Dusters and Demons are filled in that spot to make it flat or even convex. ...
  12. The low spots are subtle, maybe 1/32" at most. I...

    The low spots are subtle, maybe 1/32" at most. I tried eyeballing it but it is just not good enough. It is a really long line. I use 120 or 220 to get the right shape. I might use 320 to move the...
  13. So the tape should be a little ways away from the...

    So the tape should be a little ways away from the peak of the line, maybe 1/16"? Otherwise it would impossible to glide into space on the other side of the line without hitting the tape.
  14. So I'm try to get this body line straight.......

    I eventually sprayed it with DPLF to get it all one color because I just couldn't make out the line (and I needed to cover the rest of the bare metal). With guide coat graphite, I was able to get...
  15. PPG Tech support said no problem going the full 7...

    PPG Tech support said no problem going the full 7 days before recoat. Also said okay to scuff with red Scotch Brite pad and wipe with W&G right now. :thumb:
  16. I was hoping to go to the color coat without more...

    I was hoping to go to the color coat without more epoxy. I just want to smooth out a couple spots with dry over spray or dust that might show through the top coat.
    I donít think blowing and tack...
  17. Sanding and cleaning epoxy primer within the recoat window

    Hello, just sprayed my engine bay with DPLF. It looks good except a few spot where it looks like it went on a little dry. Kinda looks like fine sandpaper. I'm 4 days into the 7 day recoat window. ...
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    Smart brand seam sealer?

    My local Finishmaster paint store says their store brand Smart SMT274 seam sealer is as good as the Fusor 803/804, for half the price. Can someone with some experience offer a review? I'm trying to...
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    Well I scored a GFG 670, once-used, for well...

    Well I scored a GFG 670, once-used, for well under $300. I'm not quite ready to spray clear, but I has some DPLF primer to spray so I tried it with the 1.4 tip. I am very pleased with how it...
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    40 PSI at the wall regulator

    40 PSI at the wall regulator
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    That is the pressure at the gun. I have...

    That is the pressure at the gun.

    I have already sprayed the underside. Inside and trunk will be done at the same time. Exterior/engine bay/front fender wells will be done at the same time.
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    lets start with a few questions ? Answers below...

    lets start with a few questions ? Answers below in blue.

    are you using high flow ? if yes great. I am not sure what you mean? I use a quality 25', 3/8" air hose with standard 1/4" couplers. The...
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    Best clear gun under $300?

    Time to move up from the Devilbiss Starting Line gun. I want to lay down the flattest clear coat I can for under $300. Using PPG Deltron BC/CC. Thanks!
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    Thanks everyone, I sprayed the base/clear at the ...

    Thanks everyone, I sprayed the base/clear at the 16 hr mark. All turned out great :thumb:
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    Best time to recoat DPLF?

    DPLF has a 7 day window for recoating, but what is the "best" time to recoat? I can topcoat tomorrow, approximately 15 hrs after the epoxy, or the next chance I have is in 5 days. Does it matter...
  26. I am encountering this issue (pits on roof) yet...

    I am encountering this issue (pits on roof) yet again. I haven't been satisfied with my spot blaster as it leaves a little high spot. Maybe I am being too aggressive with it. I have used various...
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    I use a lot of the cavity wax when I am doing...

    I use a lot of the cavity wax when I am doing rust preventative measures on vehicles I buy new. On a hot day I can smell the wax and I have seen it get really soft when hot. I wouldn't use it under...
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    I gave them a call. They were very helpful. ...

    I gave them a call. They were very helpful. They did not recommend it over a different product because it may react and there would be no point in treating a surface that is already treated. He...
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    Picklex-20 over phosphoric acid?

    I'm sure this has been covered but I am not finding it. Can Picklex be applied to bare metal that has been wiped with a phosphoric acid product?

    Also, what is best to protect freshly sanded bare...
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    Looking in your Store, I see that Prep Step...

    Looking in your Store, I see that Prep Step "phosphatizes surface below rust". I assume it contains phosphoric acid, is that correct?

    Also, the P-sheet for DPLF says it can go over DX metal...
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    Primer compatibility and other questions..

    I have a car on the rotisserie now. Some panels have primer-surfacer over Variprime etch primer. Some are in bare metal that has been treated with Evaporust or Prep Step. The roof still has some...
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    Thanks guys!

    Thanks guys!
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    Rust treatment in door seam...

    Hi Gang, I have a Dodge Dart door that is in great shape but it was sitting outside and there was a lot of damp leaves and dirt that gathered inside it and settled in the bottom seam. I flushed to...
  34. Thread: sand blasting

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    I use stuff from the local Northern Tool store...

    I use stuff from the local Northern Tool store called Black Diamond. It has no silica in it. Regular sand, i'm told, does and it is very unhealthy. I have seen this media for sale at different...
  35. Thanks for the replies. I use a 2" 3M Green...

    Thanks for the replies. I use a 2" 3M Green Corps discs in 24 grit to grind the spot welds down. Maybe a carbide burr in tight spaces. Is anyone using something more effective?
  36. How flat can plug welds be ground before they lose strength?

    Most of my holes to plug are 3/8". I would like to grind them flat but don't want to give up the strength. I would think a flat plug weld would be as strong as the factory spot weld but I am...
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Let me simplify my question. Is there any...

    Let me simplify my question.

    Is there any benefit to using Prep Step before the Por15? Are they compatible?
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    POR15 over Prep Step?

    Hi Gang,

    I'm putting a new rocker on my Demon. I usually use Zero Rust in the hidden areas but I was given a nearly full quart of Por15 so I would like to use it. The inside of the rocker was...
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    Resturant style exhaust fan?

    7473Hello,

    I can get a great deal on this fan (see picture). It was used in a resturant for a short time and was not exposed to grease fumes,etc. Does anyone know if this is suitable for a paint...
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    Eraser wheel on single stage paint?

    Hello,

    I need to remove some adhesive stripes. They have been on for about 5 years. I understand the eraser wheels work well on BC/CC, but have heard they should not be used on a single stage...
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    Just a quick update. Greg, I painted the car...

    Just a quick update.

    Greg, I painted the car like you described, although I did use the DBC500 to help the blend because of the light green metallic color. The color blend looks perfect and the...
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    Thanks so much for taking the time to help me...

    Thanks so much for taking the time to help me out. All very good information. :)
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    Thanks , how about how far to clear? I was going...

    Thanks , how about how far to clear? I was going to clear to the edge of the vertical part of the quarters and then do a little wet sanding and buffing to hide the line. Now I am wondering if I...
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    Finishing an old project, have a few question..

    Hello,

    My car has been stored since sanding the K36 primer about a year ago. I have Deltron DBC base and USC 50-4 clear. I have 1 pint of each (only doing the quarters) and they have not been...
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    bra, that is probably the correct way to do it. ...

    bra, that is probably the correct way to do it. I just can't bring myself to paint above the stripe as the paint is too nice. I really just need tips on blending without going more than 1 or 2...
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    Can someone give me a summary of the blending...

    Can someone give me a summary of the blending process for this situation? Thanks!
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    Sorry, I failed to mention that it is an adhesive...

    Sorry, I failed to mention that it is an adhesive stripe, not painted on. The third picture above shows what it looks like after it is applied. What is the technique for blending at the end of the...
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    I do not have leftover paint. My paint is the...

    I do not have leftover paint. My paint is the same brand and seems to be a good match. This is a hard color to match so I am sure there will be a noticeable difference. That is why I would like to...
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    OK, here are some photos of the car and one of...

    OK, here are some photos of the car and one of where the stripe goes. Thanks!
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