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    dlm...I noticed it dries like cement too. But so...

    dlm...I noticed it dries like cement too. But so does mystic cut. I've always had a problem with that and it's the worst part of buffing (for me). I also use the makita. Compound gets in the...
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    If anyone is curious...I feel it did not cut or...

    If anyone is curious...I feel it did not cut or gloss as quick as mystic cut and menzerna heavy cut. I tried them all...I have time. I used it for the second buff, using a foam pad though.
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    no, I just saw it on amazon.

    no, I just saw it on amazon.
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    wizards mystic cut, 3d

    Years ago, mystic cut was used by a lot and considered the best by some. I liked it and still have some. Is it still one of the best compounds to use? I ordered something else called 3D ONE and 3D...
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    "fast and wild" based on Henry and Bob's and...

    "fast and wild" based on Henry and Bob's and others suggestions. That's the best way I can word it...fast and wild. It worked well for me
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    Yes, some extra clear for just that reason. 3...

    Yes, some extra clear for just that reason. 3 coats
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    Thanks for all the "emergency" help. Finished it...

    Thanks for all the "emergency" help. Finished it up few hours ago. Came out good. No orange peal. Some runs, dust...nothing too bad. Fortunately, I got pretty good at color sanding last time I...
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    I think it came out good. ever so slightly rough...

    I think it came out good. ever so slightly rough but not really dusty. Good like this? Maybe a tack/sticky rag?

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    Wow....fast and wild was well said. made all the...

    Wow....fast and wild was well said. made all the difference. I think I have great results so far. One more BC ...flashing and them some right now. DOn't expect a reply in time for the next coat...
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    some of issue may have been my aircap was...

    some of issue may have been my aircap was clogged. took me longer than it should have to figure it out

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    It was the plastic I used to cover the windows....

    It was the plastic I used to cover the windows. not sure i was clear on that
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    Well, I had to stop because I noticed that I was...

    Well, I had to stop because I noticed that I was getting flaking coming off the plastic (the sealer which was reduced epoxy). I used auto paint plastic, and used the correct side..but it must have...
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    Great. Thanks Bob and Henry. I have a plan now!...

    Great. Thanks Bob and Henry. I have a plan now! I will post what happens...hopefully something good. Good ideas.
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    Hi Henry. I remember you from many years ago. ...

    Hi Henry. I remember you from many years ago. You answers were always helpful. Fan is open, maybe 1/4 turn back in. fluid open too . Overlap is about 50% I'd say. Maybe I'm too close to...
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    Had to stop for tonight

    Have not painted in years and I made some errors to night. Decided to stop for now. Most of the errors I figured out and will pick it back up in the morning. I am on the base coat now. Did about...
  16. Thread: sagola 4500

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    thanks Len. Good to see you still here. Here is...

    thanks Len. Good to see you still here. Here is a pic. It says LXT and is green. Do you use the clear (orange) for both the base, clear, and also S/S? If so, I guess I didnt need this green...
  17. Thread: sagola 4500

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    sagola 4500

    So glad this forum is still here! I've been gone for some time. I see some names from before that are still here. Just now decided I need to paint a couple vehicles. I forget so much. Started...
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    dust in paint booth

    Hello. So I've painted 2 cars in my "paint booth" which is actually just half of my garage. Way too much dust. It's about 17' x 28' with 12' ceiling. one side is a wall, another a garage door,...
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    wow

    wow, this gun is really great. So I used it again today but changed one of the variable....the quality of the paint. The last paint cost be about $100. Today's paint was twice that and it came out...
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    Thanks! I getting better already.

    Thanks! I getting better already.
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    better

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    OK, tonight I redid one of the panels because I had extra paint and wanted to try for less orange peel. Got really good results this time. I left the fan open and fluid (same). I left it at...
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    shelf life of compound

    This seemed odd to me. I have 2 containers of compound that have been sitting for about 4 years. One of them is the purple container, Wizards I think. It seemed much more liquid than I remember. ...
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    Len, It turned out pretty good. It's a really...

    Len,
    It turned out pretty good. It's a really nice gun. Took me some time to get the hang of it. Have not painted in years, and it was a new gun for me. I feel the fan was much more narrow than...
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    Great. Thanks for the tips!

    Great. Thanks for the tips!
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    4500 extreme digital

    Thanks to len, I got a great deal on this really nice gun a month ago. Going to use it next week. Directions say stuff about "bar". I seem to remember hearing this gun should be at 29 psi. Sound...
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    Thanks Len. I think I could do that. Maybe it's...

    Thanks Len. I think I could do that. Maybe it's a nicer gun than I deserve but I think I'll call monday. Is it you I talk to? because I might have a couple quick questions.
    Also, if anyone else...
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    finishline 4 or something better

    Good morning. So I finally getting the paint stuff back out now that I have my garage built. I plan to only paint 3-4 cars in this year. The only gun I have is a fairly cheap one (marketed under...
  28. Thread: airadvantage

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    Perfect. Thank you!

    Perfect. Thank you!
  29. Thread: airadvantage

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    airadvantage

    Hello. It's been some time, but I'm back. Finally moved to a place and have a garage again. Found my tools in a box but can't find or remember much about this sander I ordered years ago. It has...
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    Hi Henry. I guess it would be 3. The take-off...

    Hi Henry. I guess it would be 3. The take-off parts, then the horizontal parts (hood & roof), then the rest. Some extra taping and masking by doing the roof and hood separate but I think it was...
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    Thanks Henry. It took about a gallon of base...

    Thanks Henry. It took about a gallon of base (mixed spray material). I was covering a black primer. It took all my clear I bought which was around 1.5 gallons mixed. Only gave me two coats on...
  32. Thread: for next time

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    Thanks. I probably couldnt go wrong by getting a...

    Thanks. I probably couldnt go wrong by getting a nicer gun. Maybe I will catch one of those pre-orders you do in the future. I should have been more clear about the pic....the specks are just...
  33. Thread: for next time

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    for next time

    I know how to fix this, but I am curious why I had these goofy dots all over. I have already sanded/buffed them all out. So this is more for next time. Do you think it's my cheap (under $100)...
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    thanks for your help!

    Thanks Henry and Len (and everyone else) for your help. What you think?
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    Maybe I overreacted about that. It doesnt even...

    Maybe I overreacted about that. It doesnt even show now that the clear is on. Put 3 coats of clear on. This is just the roof and hood so far. The rest is taped off. Truck to big for me to do it...
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    thanks guys

    thanks len and henry...you're the best..heading back in to see what it looks like.
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    drop of water on bc?

    if anyone is around...just waiting for a question....just sprayed base and a drop of sweat fell on in. going to do the clear soon. I'll figure something out....but if you are around, please let me...
  38. Thread: sealer

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    Thanks Henry. This one is a silverado 2500. So...

    Thanks Henry. This one is a silverado 2500. So far it's coming out great. Better than my first paint job (which I still havnt finished fixing). Easier the second time I'd say. I'll post pics in...
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    Hi Henry. I don't know what flow coating is and...

    Hi Henry. I don't know what flow coating is and think I probably don't want to know. I guess I will go with the 600 and re-coat the clear if it doesnt sand/buff out. I'll know more later when it...
  40. Thread: sealer

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    Thanks Len. I did that and it worked real good. ...

    Thanks Len. I did that and it worked real good. I think your idea was better for me than using a sealer. I seem to have more dust in my garage today. It would have given the dust one more chance...
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    sealer

    Quick question (I think). I ran out of epoxy primer the other day. My plan was to save some of this and reduce it to use as a sealer as the last step. I have plenty of 2k Urethane primer left. Is...
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    I started thinking about all this before I read...

    I started thinking about all this before I read the direction that came with the fenders. The screws are just for looks it turns out. They are installed before the fender are mounted, and dont even...
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    Thanks. it does sound and feel the same to me. ...

    Thanks. it does sound and feel the same to me. If it's different, I can't tell.
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    THanks Len. Then that's what I will do. When...

    THanks Len. Then that's what I will do. When you say "light blasting" what are you referring to? Adhesion promoter or something else? I was thinking I should scuff the tops of the stainless steel...
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    plastic fender extender

    I'm hoping to get a suggestion on painting this. These fender covers are going on either before or after I do the all over paint job. I have been going back and forth on if I should paint them on...
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    to get 29psi w/ trigger pulled

    I made something that seems like a good idea to me. Do you see any problem with doing it this way. I put this on between my hose and gun, and adjust the wall to 29psi. Then I remove it while I...
  47. Thread: guide coat

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    Thanks Len. What about using a rattle can of...

    Thanks Len. What about using a rattle can of cheap grey primer to mist over it? I would think that it may clog less (once dry), since it is made for sanding. What do you think? I guess I could...
  48. Thread: guide coat

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    guide coat

    Hello all. I've started on my next project instead of finishing my first. Anyway, on this one I have BLACK 2k Urth primer to work with that I will be doing some blocksanding with. I heard...
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    Thanks. I'm not sure of the brand, but it's not...

    Thanks. I'm not sure of the brand, but it's not 3m. It was cheap. It was labeled 5/16 but I am thinking maybe it wasn't really 5/16.
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    airvantage problem

    I have a 6" 3/32 airvantage from the store here. I ordered another backing plate for stick on paper, instead of hook loop. I ordered a standard 5/16 thread because that's what it said it was. But...
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