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  1. Thanks, guys. I found a 5 pack of those seals on...

    Thanks, guys. I found a 5 pack of those seals on amazon. I looked closely at my seal, the baffle piece, and the fluid tip, and they all look ok, but since its 11 years old, it can't hurt to put in...
  2. My Devilbiss GFG-670 Plus is not spraying evenly.....why?

    The last time I used it, it was sputtering, or pulsating. What would cause that? The gun is about 11 years old.
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    Thanks, Len! :thumb:

    Thanks, Len! :thumb:
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    Pulled back from the dead! lol I just used...

    Pulled back from the dead! lol

    I just used Mirka Dry Coat for the first time, and I have a question. I blocked down a small area of my quarter panel that I knew needed more leveling, and sure...
  5. Thanks again, guys. I'll heed your sage advice...

    Thanks again, guys. I'll heed your sage advice and stay with a solid color. Viper Red it will be.
  6. OK, then. No metallic paint job for me. Does a...

    OK, then. No metallic paint job for me. Does a pearl paint job have to be painted all at once as well?
  7. First time shooting a metallic paint job...need some advice

    I'm a hobbyist level painter and car builder. I have 3 complete paint jobs under my belt, two base/clear (yellow and black) and one single stage (bright red). I did all the metal repair and body...
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    Man....reading these horror stories about...

    Man....reading these horror stories about so-called professional paint shops makes me glad I took matters into my own hands and did my own body work and black paint job in my garage. I hope they do...
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    I'm thinking of trying this brand called Innate. ...

    I'm thinking of trying this brand called Innate. Has anyone heard of it or tried it?
    http://www.innate.com/Paint/Chrome/Chrome.htm
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    [QUOTE=Blown66]I didn't have any trouble with the...

    [QUOTE=Blown66]I didn't have any trouble with the shine just those faint sanding lines at the right light angle...QUOTE]

    Same here. I recently did a black 2 stage paint job. I wet sanded down to...
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    Last ones. http://hemiduster.com/buffed5.jpg...

    Last ones.

    http://hemiduster.com/buffed5.jpg
    http://hemiduster.com/buffed7.jpg
    http://hemiduster.com/buffed8.jpg
    http://hemiduster.com/buffed10.jpg
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    Pics of my Duster's new paint job

    This is my second ever paint job (done in my garage), and I'm pretty happy with the way it came out. I knew black paint is unforgiving, so I spent many many hours block sanding. I still need to...
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    That 'Stang is a classic, at the very minimum it...

    That 'Stang is a classic, at the very minimum it deserves a sprayed-on paint job. Leave the roller for painting the house.
  14. I believe the way the air moves through the paint...

    I believe the way the air moves through the paint booth or garage plays a big role with respect to controlling the dust.
  15. Garage car painters, how do you keep the floor wet?

    I used to use a garden hose with a spray nozzle keep the floor wet, but it was difficult to avoid water accidentally getting on the car, plus I had to deal with the hose itself. I found a better...
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    Congrats on your success. Got any pics?

    Congrats on your success. Got any pics?
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    DeVilbiss regulator question

    I used to only rely on setting the air pressure with the inline regulator near my compressor. My new DeVilbiss GFG670 + gun came with a regulator, so I hooked it up and adjusted the pressure to 40...
  18. I painted my car without a sealer, and it looks...

    I painted my car without a sealer, and it looks great. the ChromaBase 99K coverd very well.
  19. First time spraying ghost pearl stripes, need advice

    How much pearl do you put in the clear base to do ghost flames, etc? I'm shooting purple pearl over black. I did a test panel, with 1 teaspoon per quart, shot one coat and it was too intense, not a...
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    I purchased a gallon of 7900s a few weeks ago...

    I purchased a gallon of 7900s a few weeks ago from Finishmaster, which is a a chain store. So, as far as I can tell ya, it's still available.
    I bought the 7900s instead of the 7779 because there...
  21. I agree. Great little tool to have. Nibs,...

    I agree. Great little tool to have. Nibs, drips, runs, takes them all down to practically nothing.
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    Scuff clear coat, using what?

    Which method is best to scuff the clear coat? Wet sand with 800 grit, maroon Scotchbrite, or ? I need to scuff up the clear before adding ghost stripes and more clear coats. Thanks.
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    How can I reduce the overspray?

    I'm using a DeVilbiss GFG670 Plus, which I recently purchased. It's creating a lot of overspray, which it shouldn't since it's supposed to be a high efficiency gun. Is the gun not adjusted...
  24. And I thought I was the only one spraying a car...

    And I thought I was the only one spraying a car on Father's Day! Congrats on a relatively uneventful first paint job! I'm doing a BC/CC job in my garage too (my second overall paint job). Got one...
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    Is this the best plan of attack?

    This is my first time painting side stripes. The car is my '73 Plymouth Duster. Here is my plan, let me know if there is a better way.

    2 coats of black base (99K ChromaBase)

    2 coats of clear...
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    Alcohol eliminates static electricity?

    I watched a guy painting a street rod on TV, and he said he going to wipe the car down with alcohol, right before painting, to rid it of static electricity. Does alcohol really do that?
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    You're right, I meant activator. I fixed the...

    You're right, I meant activator. I fixed the title.

    Thanks guys, I'll go with the slow activator.
  28. Thread: Plus gun

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    I'm using the 1.3 tip, although the tech sheet...

    I'm using the 1.3 tip, although the tech sheet for my clear (Dupont ChromaClear 7900S) recommends a 1.4 tip minimum.
    It took a couple uses before I zeroed in on the right settings, that sweet spot,...
  29. Thread: Plus gun

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    I purchased a GFG670 Plus from Len, and that gun...

    I purchased a GFG670 Plus from Len, and that gun really does a nice job of atomizing the clear. I decided to make it my dedicated clear gun. If I had to point out a negative, this gun is on the...
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    Need advice picking the right temp activator

    I'm using Dupont ChromaClear 7900S. I've already painted and cleared the doors, hood, bumpers and trunk lid separately off the car, using the Mid Temp activator. All is well so far. Now that I'm...
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    I plan to do the very same thing in a couple...

    I plan to do the very same thing in a couple weeks, with some minor differences in design. The door that connects to my house is old and beat up, so I will cut large openings in it and mount two 20"...
  32. Is it OK to mix slow and medium reducers together?

    Same brand and type, just different speed reducers. Will bad things happen?
  33. Thanks 88GT, you changed my mind. I'll skip the...

    Thanks 88GT, you changed my mind. I'll skip the sealer and shoot the 99K directly over my gray 2K primer.
  34. Thanks for the responses. I've decided to shoot...

    Thanks for the responses. I've decided to shoot a sealer coat, just as a preventative measure. FYI, my car will be painted Dupont 99K black and Dupont 7900s clear, with my brand new DeVilbiss...
  35. Is sealer right before the basecoat really necessary?

    I sprayed a quality epoxy primer/sealer over all of my bodywork, but under my high build primer. I'm done with the final blocking, and I haven't broken through the epoxy primer. Do I still "need"...
  36. Thread: toolparadise

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    I was almost going to buy a spray gun at...

    I was almost going to buy a spray gun at Spraygunworld.com, which I believe is part of toolparadise.com. I did some checking on the 'net for any negative feedback from unhappy customers, and boy, I...
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    Easier, faster, less film buildup.....sounds like...

    Easier, faster, less film buildup.....sounds like a winner to me! OK guys, I'll use an intercoat clear. Does Dupont make one, I think I heard it's called 155 in their Nason line? I'm spraying...
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    The candy pearl I'm talking about is a dry...

    The candy pearl I'm talking about is a dry powder-like additive, for use in clear.

    Serge, I had already planned on doing a test panel. Thanks for the tips on spray testing various numbers of...
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    Len, the stripe mask includes the 528 number...

    Len, the stripe mask includes the 528 number (click this link: Stripe ). My plan is to shoot several coats of base (black), then 2 coats of clear, wait a day, then wet sand with 1200, apply the mask...
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    Question about applying pearl ghost stripes

    This is my first attempt at pearl ghost stripes. I had a sign shop make custom reverse masking for the stripes. Within the mask, there are engine size numbers that hide the paint color underneath,...
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    Thanks. I'll be using ChromaClear 7900s.

    Thanks. I'll be using ChromaClear 7900s.
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    I just recently purchased the same gun from Len. ...

    I just recently purchased the same gun from Len. I will keep this in mind if mine has the same problem.
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    Len, thanks! Thats a good piece of advice, and...

    Len, thanks! Thats a good piece of advice, and timely too, because I'm almost ready to shoot a black bc/cc and mask for side stripes. One question though: How many initial coats of clear is needed...
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    Len, I'm going to be spraying a black bc/cc job,...

    Len, I'm going to be spraying a black bc/cc job, and I finished the primer with 400 grit dry, is that OK?
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