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    Len

    I'm using a makita rotary. The std style. When I use the center hole for alignment it's way off. 3/8 to 1/2 inch. When I center it by hand, aligning backing plate to velcro, it's still noticeably...
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    Lake country forced rotation 5.5

    Got some lake country pads. 5.5 and 3.5
    3.5 are great. 5.5 I'm sure are great also but I cant use them. They are so out of round/center hole, my rotary shakes like I was trying to work the cream up...
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    Painterdave

    I think your right. All 3rd gens, especially the early ones, say like this. The later ones are made from a different mold you could say, different additives, tho they still sag.
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    Painterdave,Len

    Thanks for the replys. I totally understand your analogy. Maybe I'm being too picky. I resanded starting w 1k, then 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000, 5000. Last 2 trizact. Using mainly wizards but have been...
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    Sand scratches on plastic bumper

    Hey all. Slowly working my way around the car parts that are left. Started on the rear bumper. Sanded out very nice and buffed like a dream. Ppg2021. On the front it's a different story. I started...
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    Thanks guys.

    Henry, Ronf, and everyone else, thank you all for the guidance and help. Much appreciated.

    Dan
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    Len

    Nope, no bugs. Few very small pieces of dirt. Very small. Also a few scratches I gotta buff out.
    Yes, wet sanding and buffing is very difficult. Not that its physically demanding, dont get me wrong...
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    Update,Hood is almost done

    Man, getting tired of wet sanding and buffing.. lol. Hey, it's part of the job right!!??

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    Ronf

    Thank you!!!

    Dan
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    Painterdave

    Thank you! I'm happy it came out.

    Thanks for the help.

    Dan
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    Len

    Ceiling's are 10' but I wish they were another foot high but I'm content with what I have. Very grateful. I can lift my car up all the way but it will be a different story with pretty much any other...
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    Henry

    Thank you very much, for everything. I've tried replying to your PM but I'm not sure what's happening.
    In regards to the lightning, I dont know how people even try doing this without having good...
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    No, I walked the car spraying. Iwata bellaria...

    No, I walked the car spraying.
    Iwata bellaria 1.3tip
    Ppg 2021
    1 med wet coat followed by 2 wet w plenty of flash time. 20 min as it was 78% humidity..
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    Edit org post

    I should of mentioned that in the very first pic, I had already sanded out the clear and fixed it.
    To answer some questions
    Yep, guide coat all the way, every step.
    Yep, door was block sanded in...
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    It was the clear

    May have not been urethane wave but it was definitely in the clear. I would have never sprayed thousand dollars in paint and $500 in clear on a panel/car that wasn't ready. I may be a noob but I'm...
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    Urethane wave??? Is there such a thing?

    Hey all, so I've been wet sanding the car. Started on a door incase I screwed up I could just shoot the door again instead of the whole body. Anyways I'd start with 800 to cut it flat and then move...
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    Ronf

    Thank you thank you! I'm very proud!

    Dan
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    Len

    A few very small specks. I really tried hard to watch where I was blowing to not disturb any dust. I skirted it and wet down everything.

    Thanks!!

    Dan
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    Good to know!

    Len, if anyone would know it would be you.
    When a paint p sheet says flex is not required would you still add it? Reason I ask is I have a few old bumper covers that I soon will be refinishing. The...
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    Thank you

    Thanks everyone for the kind words. Sweating.. yeah, both physically and mentally. One drop of sweat sure can cause some issues. During base. I let it dry, sanded very lightly, rebase, could still...
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    I.was under the impression that flex additive...

    I.was under the impression that flex additive flashed off similar to solvents. Not as fast but with in a week it's gone. I thought it was to help aid with the install of a freshly painted plastic...
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    UPDATE, car is red!

    Well here it is. After many many hours of sanding and sanding and sanding the body is red. Still gunna cut and buff but it's a huge accomplishment for me being my 1st bc cc. Giant thank you to those...
  23. Pictures of the car and where it's at to help with answers

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    383 stroker I built. Made 470hp 500tq.
  24. Henry

    Thanks for all the kind words. I actually painted the panels first for that exact reason. Work out all the kinks.

    Question. So backstory, car was painted in sikkens oh maybe 6 or so years ago....
  25. Henry

    Car is in pole barn, covered, awaiting another weekend b4 it gets color. Just need to wait for these panels to get good and dry b4 I move them to a safe location. Prob should have done car first so I...
  26. Pulling tape

    When to pull the tape off that hatch back?
  27. Compared to painting, getting those gallon jugs...

    Compared to painting, getting those gallon jugs of windshield washer fluid to stick to the ceiling like that is much harder. LOL. I don't know why my camera phone always puts them in upside down like...
  28. Henry, Ron, Len, whomever

    Just finished clearing and cleaning the gun. I laid down three nice wet coats. It laid down really nice and flowed very nice. One big problem is bugs and I figured out the best way to get bugs out of...
  29. 4 coats of ppg dbc

    Is that normal???
  30. Len

    I have 2 fans in one of those windows pulling air out of garage. The other window is intake. Both have filters on them.

    I live out in the country. My only fear of overspray is getting it on my...
  31. Looks good to me!!

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    LOL!! just playing around.

    Should it really take 4 coats of base. I looked the panels over and it doesn't seem like complete full coverage... do 4? Spray card says 4. Maybe 5. Just dont...
  32. Everyone

    Thanks for all the guidance again. I'm fully suited up. I have a Tyvek suit a head rap type thing and then a good 3M respirator. New cartridges filters everything's new in the respirator. If I get...
  33. Henry

    Henry, so I'm getting ready to paint the car today, I pulled everything out of my garage and swept and use the leaf blower blue everything the ceiling the walls everything off, and I drug the garden...
  34. Deep clean

    Fyi, I'm sure some of you are thinking I'm nuts to be painting in that environment. Well I can't agree more. This was a kinda practice go for me. This weekend the body is going to get shot but first...
  35. Finished product, well semi finished

    Thanks everybody for their patients and Guidance with helping me along the way with this project. So the scratches whernt as bad is the picture made them look so I ended up scuffing the whole panel...
  36. Painterdave

    Thanks for the reply. The primer has been on that car for a couple weeks on that Fender so should be dry I think. I ended up scuffing the whole Fender down with 600. Which sucked by the way and then...
  37. Noob needs help! Sand scratches showing through base

    Hey all, so I based my fender, mainly for practice. It laid down really nice. Love my iwata bellaria. Anyways I used guide coat every step. So primer filler knocked down with 180, then 320 then 400....
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    Ronf

    Thanks for the info. The lift is nice and level, way better than my concrete floor. I will dbl check everything and start from the door and work forward.
    Again, thanks for the info and guidance. ...
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    Henry

    Shes on a 4 post car lift sitting on her 4 rubbers. Those are just some blocks that I have setting there. I know the car itself is straight as it was on a frame rack and was checked b4 i put subframe...
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    Think I found the problem

    So I've been sitting here looking at this car trying to figure out what's wrong, is there something with the fender that it's sitting on, is there something wrong with the door what's going on here....
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    Ronf and len.

    Thank you both very much for your help and guidance.
    So I just discovered I have a big problem and I'm pretty embarrassed about it. So I'm trying to fit the fenders and I noticed that the body line...
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    Ron

    That is exactly how I was thinking of treating it. Using a spot Blaster and then epoxy prime the surface and then just dust area with base coat.
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    Len

    I'm talking about Epoch seen the inside of the fenders after the rest has been treated. After I eat foxy then I would shoot my base.
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    Len

    So would a guy top coat this? I'd like to epoxy the insides of the fenders.
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    Ask and you shall receive

    So they're not horrible and nothing is really through rust. Mainly just surface rust that Sandy was sandpaper isn't going to do. I'd like to use some kind of solution that I can completely covered in...
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    Thanks guys.

    I'll chase over it with 400 b4 I spray my bc.
    Any recommendations as to what brand epoxy? May just go ppg but I'm open to suggestions.

    Thanks all.

    Dan
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    Matrix mp3 hs tech tip

    If I'm reading this right, I will have to scuff it again which is fine. Are other primers like this?25174

    Thanks
    Dan
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    Z28 update/surface rust question

    Hey all, some asked for progress pics so here they are. What's left is bumper covers and hood. Still gotta block them out yet.
    Questions
    I have very minimal surface rust on the insides of my...
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    Thank u much sir

    Thank u much sir
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    Primer questions

    Is it okay to spray urethane primer over acrylic urethane primer? I started off using k36. I think a pint was like a hundred and forty bucks. I'm thinking of switching to Matrix MP3 HS as I can get a...
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