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    Good advice. Also, might help a bit with chip...

    Good advice. Also, might help a bit with chip protection when you're lifitng that hood on and off all the time.
  2. Get a real car cover. I think a tarp will...

    Get a real car cover. I think a tarp will actually draw more negative attention than no tarp. You can probably get a nice cover for about $50-75. Then I would use some 2x4s to mimic a fender/nose...
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    I have to do something similar. Did you make a...

    I have to do something similar. Did you make a copy of the pattern with something, maybe just some filler that you can lift off the surface, then press that onto your repair so it keeps the pattern?
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    I recently tried a can of 2k Filler Primer from...

    I recently tried a can of 2k Filler Primer from Napa. Sprayed nice. says it has no Isos so I'm not sure if it has the same adhesion as a standard 2k filler.
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    The supplier forgot to provide the accelerator...

    The supplier forgot to provide the accelerator needed for this paint. Without it, expect a full 24 hours to dry. More for me since I put more than the recommended 1 full wet coat. This paint is...
  6. Why are all these cheap cars are painted in such...

    Why are all these cheap cars are painted in such expensive paint? How is Ford, Mazda, Dodge balancing the cost unless what you pay to repair is vastly disproportionate? No way FCA is spending 3k to...
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    I had the PDS printed. It's Martin Senour Prism...

    I had the PDS printed. It's Martin Senour Prism Low VOC Single Stage Semi Gloss. The hardener was put in a metal can, it has the right number written on it but it could be incorrect. Cost about...
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    Single Stage Urethane not drying.

    I sprayed Prism Semi-Gloss 78 black yesterday on some pieces for my crown victoria and have issues. I did shake/stir the paint and I mixed the hardener according to the PDS and may have been a...
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    An alternative idea is a bright silver loaded...

    An alternative idea is a bright silver loaded with mica? People are painting mirror finishes in different colors. I belive chrome is achievable this way.

    I tried to chrome wrap the bumpers...
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    Wow. Buy a replacement trunk lid and let the...

    Wow. Buy a replacement trunk lid and let the media blaster pay for it.
  11. No criss crossing. 24 psi, a hair off full fan,...

    No criss crossing. 24 psi, a hair off full fan, 10" away, two base coats with 50% overlap going side to middle - middle to other side in straight lines. Then one control coat with reduced pressure....
  12. Had a friend who manages a large body shop come...

    Had a friend who manages a large body shop come over with his trusty Sata 4000 rp 1.2 digital. He was the painter for about 9 years at a dealership body shop and said Ford spruce green is one of the...
  13. Got some striping, possibly from my spray gun?

    Painted my hood tonight since I had it off for fender removal. After putting the two base coats on it looked pretty striped. In hindsight, instead of just working to the middle and then switching...
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    You can mix up a tiny bit of clear coat and dab...

    You can mix up a tiny bit of clear coat and dab where the bubbles are with a touch up brush (I use a chop stick) then when you wet sand it's usually filled in pretty well.
  15. I'm am thinking about that. I'm going to paint...

    I'm am thinking about that. I'm going to paint the roof last just incase. Since I measured everything I changed in the gallon, I can adjust the math for a pint or quart.
  16. Can you pros humor me by reading this. My bumper...

    Can you pros humor me by reading this. My bumper came out really nice. Using a combination of the plastic welder and poly sticks and a flexible filler from SEM I was able to get rid of the line...
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    The guy who runs Paint Society on YouTube says...

    The guy who runs Paint Society on YouTube says that you adjust the pressure with the trigger pulled about halfway. Is that correct? If so I've been shooting at 22-23 and not 28-29.
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    Sorry for the small picture of the van, I'm not...

    Sorry for the small picture of the van, I'm not sure why it turned out that way. There is no rust through but it is under the sealer. What is the best way to get the sealer off? Chisel then wire...
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    Two different roof repair questions.

    Well, after my successful Mercedes painting I'm now getting requests from immediate family. The white roof is my brothers 3500 Duramax Express van. If there wasn't the seam there I wouldn't ask,...
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    Couldn't you use a da to knock the primer down...

    Couldn't you use a da to knock the primer down some for the initial sanding? Save your arms some?

    Also, sorry to thread hijack, but do you need anything larger than a 12" block for the average...
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    I found the tech sheet. Prism M 60 Series...

    I found the tech sheet. Prism M 60 Series Polyurethane.

    PRISMŽ M is a high performance, low VOC, low HAP's, two component acrylic polyurethane topcoat. PRISMŽ M is an easy-to-use, high gloss,...
  22. Best filler for flexible bumper, can this be done correctly?

    New painting project, I'm doing a respray on my 01 Crown Victoria P71. $600 at police auction, chiefs take home car, spruce green, has police package with the street appearance package (civilian...
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    Can you use a DA instead of a long block on a...

    Can you use a DA instead of a long block on a hood?
  24. Thread: Best Wax?

    by GasBuggy
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    Too soon for wax, but when I put something on...

    Too soon for wax, but when I put something on it's Wolfgang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant. Holds up for about 5 months for me. Extremely easy on/off. It can be layered. Works great with darker colors...
  25. Thanks Ron. I did go in with the test cards. I...

    Thanks Ron. I did go in with the test cards. I ended up using the Tech Line paint my usual jobber gave me and I added blue/black/white pigments myself to get it right. The jobber who stepped up...
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    added pics to the first post.
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    Just an FYI, practically all Devilbiss guns on...

    Just an FYI, practically all Devilbiss guns on eBay are Chinese fakes. That may also be the case for other brands. You really need to be careful. Check things like shipping time, and if it's...
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    Martin Senour has a single stage polyurethane...

    Martin Senour has a single stage polyurethane paint. An imron type paint (I was told). I've painted wheels with it, including some aluminum wheels with the brightest silver availible. It has...
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    I have used gallons of M105. Here is the thing...

    I have used gallons of M105. Here is the thing about spray max, in my experience, it doesn't cure very hard. A wool pad and 105 will burn that clear up if you're not careful. Try to sand as fine...
  30. The saga continues. When I went back to shop...

    The saga continues. When I went back to shop they said the color was way off and blamed the paint line, crossfire. They remixed the same paint in Tec Base instead of Crossfire but left it short on...
  31. Thread: Buffer

    by GasBuggy
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    I have a Porter Cable 7424xp. I've done dozens...

    I have a Porter Cable 7424xp. I've done dozens of paint corrections with it over the years. It's light but it's loud at full speed. At 6800 rpms, the pad will dry out quickly. It's great for...
  32. I had to shoot new paint cards. The supply shop...

    I had to shoot new paint cards. The supply shop told me I could spray them with rattle can clear, no need to mix up 2k just to get some gloss on the card. When I sprayed Krylon clear on them it...
  33. I had polished the gas cap before I brought it in...

    I had polished the gas cap before I brought it in with megs 205.

    The car was owned by the same woman from 1976-2014, she died and left it to her her nephew and he said he thought it had paint...
  34. The gas door is removable and that is what I took...

    The gas door is removable and that is what I took to the shop because it's a bit of a drive.

    They did use their camera and it did match to a different color. They got a pretty good laugh out of...
  35. Wow, you guys are fast with the helpful comments....

    Wow, you guys are fast with the helpful comments. Thanks for reading my long post. Base/Clear it is then. I am definitely going to extend paint into the fender but had it taped off so I didn't...
  36. First time blending paint. Paint shop insists I use base/clear over old SS Urethane?

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    Looks even better in person. I painted the back lower corner of the rear door and the quarter area infront of the rear wheel, so there is more blending there too. I honestly can't...
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