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    Hi Mark, I've never used hardener with ZR, I just...

    Hi Mark, I've never used hardener with ZR, I just use a decent thinner or reducer and I apply at least two coats allowing the first coat to dry a little before applying the second. A gallon should...
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    In the years before "Scuff Stuff" we used...

    In the years before "Scuff Stuff" we used cleanser to dull a paint before we applied and blended clear. Most cleanser gives you a 1500/2000 grit scratch, clay doesn't scratch.

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    Didn't the Ajax scratch/dull the paint? I would...

    Didn't the Ajax scratch/dull the paint? I would thing that it has some grit to it like a coarse rubbing compound.
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    That's exactly right. Spray the gloss clear...

    That's exactly right. Spray the gloss clear level it using some 1000 or 1200 grit wet sandpaper until the ridges are leveled then apply your matte clear. Depending on the film build of the gloss...
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    Have you tried an compounding using a "good"...

    Have you tried an compounding using a "good" rubbing compound? If that helps then a clay bar makes the job a lot easier because it drags the particles off the surface. However the clay is the best...
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    We use a clay bar with liquid soap to remove...

    We use a clay bar with liquid soap to remove overspray.


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  7. Thread: Body damage

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    It's best to do it without heat because cold the...

    It's best to do it without heat because cold the metal will tend to go back in it's original position but hot it will go anywhere it's pulled.
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    A 5 pound slide hammer may do the trick but you...

    A 5 pound slide hammer may do the trick but you need to pull it properly. If you have the entire job done by a pro then Phil is right it's going to be about $3000. However if you find a bodyman...
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    You apply filler and block sand then apply more...

    You apply filler and block sand then apply more filler and block sand again and keep repeating this until your guide coat shows you the lines that tell you you've got it right. Get the proper...
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    You've already got it started, now just shape the...

    You've already got it started, now just shape the filler until you get the shape and body lines you want. Using a "guide coat" helps get the shape right.

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    That type of damage to the metal is normally...

    That type of damage to the metal is normally repaired by attaching a piece of metal to it and pulling it so that it reverses the damage. In our shop this is done by welding or brazing and the...
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    Several years ago an old bodyman turned me on to...

    Several years ago an old bodyman turned me on to Z-Grip and I've been using it ever since. Goes on smooth on bare metal and easy to sand.

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    I would use some 40 grit paper on a flexible...

    I would use some 40 grit paper on a flexible block until I got the shape right, it could take a couple of filler applications, then apply one more light coat of filler to fill the 40 grit scratches...
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    No, it's so new and expensive I don't know anyone...

    No, it's so new and expensive I don't know anyone who has tried it. However it's body filler so I doubt that it will shrink much after it hardens.

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    I don't mind a little shrinkage as it hardens I...

    I don't mind a little shrinkage as it hardens I just don't like to have it shrink after I apply paint.
  16. When we need to work in cold weather we find that...

    When we need to work in cold weather we find that our heat lamp works to heat the work or to warm the worker.


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    Yes, I've been using a 2.8 tip in my Sagola 3300...

    Yes, I've been using a 2.8 tip in my Sagola 3300 to spray the SS but the viscosity may have changed because it appears that a 2.2 may work now.
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    Do you have a "clear cap"? The DVR shows up as...

    Do you have a "clear cap"? The DVR shows up as the HVLP cap and, to me, the clear cap is the magic cap. :D
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    Sagola Gun Evaluation

    We got a call from a professional painter in Philadelphia telling us that his boss purchases new Sata 5500 guns for $1100 for use in their shop. This painter didn't want to spend that kind of money...
  20. Thread: new here

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    The number of coats can depend on the quality of...

    The number of coats can depend on the quality of the paint but even some "good" coatings take several coats to cover properly.

    The wait time before clearing depends on several factors like the...
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    Is the FF hard to sand? That's my biggest...

    Is the FF hard to sand? That's my biggest complaint with SS, it's like sanding on concrete but it holds out well and I never need to worry about it shrinking after top coats are applied.
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    I don't use Feather Fill, I normally use Slick...

    I don't use Feather Fill, I normally use Slick Sand but it also kicks fast so I don't mix anymore than I can spray in about 10 minutes. And you're right that gun cleaning needs to be done within...
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    We use a good pump sprayer and a good grease and...

    We use a good pump sprayer and a good grease and wax remover by spraying it on the surface and wiping it off with paper towels. Don't use lacquer thinner.

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