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    My air handler came out of a large apartment...

    My air handler came out of a large apartment house and it moves a lot of air so no overspray lingers but it does take about 4 or 5 minutes to totally clear the room because the space is a lot larger...
  2. Thread: Hood advice

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    Just be sure to use guide coat on your filler...

    Just be sure to use guide coat on your filler and primer, it will tell you when you got it right.
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    High spots? Normally dents on a panel like that...

    High spots? Normally dents on a panel like that are low spots.

    Anyway, spread the filler as evenly as possible then block it to level the surface but 40 grit is too coarse before priming, I'd...
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    I installed an air handler to push air into my...

    I installed an air handler to push air into my booth which eliminates most of my dust problems. You can see the booth project linked below.


    http://www.autobodystore.com/Boothh2.jpg
    Homemade...
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    It's a single stage non-metallic color with no...

    It's a single stage non-metallic color with no sanding or buffing it came out of the gun beautiful.
  6. Thread: hood repaint steps

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    When we did this Packard we used the best sealer...

    When we did this Packard we used the best sealer available and it came out perfect and lasted forever.


    http://www.autobodystore.com/Packard_8.JPG

    http://www.autobodystore.com/Packard_10.JPG
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    The owner is a friend of mine, we restored a 4...

    The owner is a friend of mine, we restored a 4 door Lincoln with suicide doors many years ago. This Buick took us about 8 months to finish. The owner's favorite grade school teacher owned this car...
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    In most cases epoxy primer is a decent sealer but...

    In most cases epoxy primer is a decent sealer but is slightly more absorbent than a "good" dedicated sealer. The result is slightly different in that the top coat can show a slight difference and IF...
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    The car's owner is taking the car and installing the remaining parts.
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    We spent as much time masking as we did on...

    We spent as much time masking as we did on everything else.


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    There was minor body work all over the car. ...

    There was minor body work all over the car.


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    55 Buick Wagon Two Tone

    Here's a car that just left our shop....


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    We had to strip most of the car before doing the body work.

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    Sealer? It depends on several factors.... 1....

    Sealer? It depends on several factors....

    1. is the surface or primer you're spraying over porous, can it absorb your top coat?

    2. are the top coat thin and easily absorbed by the substrate?
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    Your best result will be by stripping, epoxy,...

    Your best result will be by stripping, epoxy, surfacer, sand and paint.

    If you go from metal to epoxy to paint it may be good but it's more of a crap shoot than applying and sanding the surfacer...
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    Your question can have some variables. If you...

    Your question can have some variables. If you keep the surface warm you should be OK to have a good quality tape in place for several days. However if you are using inexpensive tape and applying it...
  16. Most times when spraying plastic surfaces the air...

    Most times when spraying plastic surfaces the air from the gun passing over the surface will cause a static charge that can attract contaminants. If you remove the static charge you'll have much...
  17. Thread: Painting Plastic

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    When we paint plastic we normally use a name...

    When we paint plastic we normally use a name brand automotive acrylic urethane like PPG, RM or Glasurit. We prep the surface by scuffing and cleaning then apply an adhesion promoter, allow it to dry...
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    It may take longer to cure but should be OK. ...

    It may take longer to cure but should be OK. What brand is it?
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    If you're using good paint and a decent spray gun...

    If you're using good paint and a decent spray gun a half pint of each should give you several coats of base and clear. Whenever I do a bike tank I clamp a piece of wood or metal rod through the...
  20. Thread: Molding adhesive

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    The thumb method can work depending on the type...

    The thumb method can work depending on the type and age of the adhesive and the eraser wheel can work but can also damage the paint depending on how it's used and the type of adhesive.

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    Depending on the type of adhesive I would...

    Depending on the type of adhesive I would probably heat it with my heat gun then push/scrape it off with a plastic spreader. A hair drier won't get it soft enough.

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    If you're using a good quality clear you can just...

    If you're using a good quality clear you can just scuff it with some 1200 or 1500 wet paper apply your graphics then reclear. I'd recommend that you NOT use a fast reducer in the clear because a...
  23. Thread: Door Edge Repair?

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    The door can probably be repaired but you may be...

    The door can probably be repaired but you may be able to replace the door with a used door cheaper. Get some prices.
    As far as the VIN number goes in most states it's the number on the dash that's...
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    That's almost an impossible question to answer. ...

    That's almost an impossible question to answer. The Fusor sealer will stick to almost any hard surface but the other sealer may need to totally dry first before the Fusor will stick to it.
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    If you do pry the fender out, using the spoons...

    If you do pry the fender out, using the spoons against the door, be sure to put a heavy piece of metal or wood on the door to minimize the amount of damage you do to the door. You can also use a...
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    Do you know if you're working with original parts...

    Do you know if you're working with original parts or aftermarket replacement parts?
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    Yes, even when using a spur you need to wear a...

    Yes, even when using a spur you need to wear a good face mask.
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    Another variable is how clean the metal is and...

    Another variable is how clean the metal is and the output/quality of the stud welder you're using. A low output tool may not do the trick.

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    Is a plum tree better than an apple tree? ...

    Is a plum tree better than an apple tree? :scratchch Hmmmm
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    That can depend on the type of paint. Some of...

    That can depend on the type of paint. Some of the low cost products won't cure properly at low temps and can cause them to not ever cure properly even if you increase the temperature later.
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