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    Plan on it. You can't go through two more grits...

    Plan on it. You can't go through two more grits without having some more burn through. Id do the 220 and then spot prime the burn through areas. Hit those with 220 and move to 400.
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    i didn't think martin senour had an imron type...

    i didn't think martin senour had an imron type paint. (polyester urethane) at least i don't see any on the website. those paints are fairly specialized though, so maybe it's just not on the site....
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    you should check out the classroom section of...

    you should check out the classroom section of this website. lots of questions can be answered right there. look at the working with filler section for info on how you need to handle that part of the...
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    i've never been happy with the results if i try...

    i've never been happy with the results if i try to cover old original paint with new paint. especially very old paint. i can'y imagine original 1962 paint not needing correction on every panel. i...
  5. completely agree with tommieb. you have to fully...

    completely agree with tommieb. you have to fully remove the rust or it will just start bubbling the paint in a few months. in order to save money, maybe just look into having someone replace the...
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    all of the industrial epoxy i've used is meant to...

    all of the industrial epoxy i've used is meant to be top coated. they usually sell a system. epoxy foundation with urethane top coat. that said, i have a section of metal outside with only the epoxy...
  7. Thread: Gap filler

    by bmarler
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    seam sealer is often used on the exterior. (think...

    seam sealer is often used on the exterior. (think roof panel seams) but that part is plastic, and if it's flimsy (like a lot of them are) the seam will most likely fail. i've had some success filling...
  8. Thread: Gap filler

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    if that panel is very secure and won't move or...

    if that panel is very secure and won't move or vibrate, it seems like a good seam sealer might do it. it won't blend it to be invisible but could look like it was intended to be there.
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    was it a one part paint or a 2k? i use a ton of...

    was it a one part paint or a 2k? i use a ton of industrial paints and there's night and day difference in how they perform. another good way to go is to use good old rustoleum and add acrylic enamel...
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    i've what i think is a similar product....

    i've what i think is a similar product. cloverdale paints has a line of industrial 2k urethane that i use on equipment sometimes. i use a tintable epoxy first and top coat with the urethane. it's a...
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    i'm with you on that. if i were in a production...

    i'm with you on that. if i were in a production shop it would be different though i'm sure. but being that i do it for fun, i wait till everything has a good long time to fully harden and shrink. i...
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    possibly. i like to sand with 2500 or 3000 before...

    possibly. i like to sand with 2500 or 3000 before compounding. i don't use 105 so i can't vouch for the scratch it can remove. the haziness can also happen when the clear is too soft to hold the...
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    You'll still see the peel if you polish now. You...

    You'll still see the peel if you polish now. You may need to add more clear to that before you're all done. When I used the spray max before, I let it sit longer than regular clear before wet...
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    my wife once sealed up a 1 inch gap around the...

    my wife once sealed up a 1 inch gap around the windshield of her drive-able totaled pickup truck with 3m 5200 sealant. not exactly pretty, but effective.
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    i love the unusual approach to the door handles....

    i love the unusual approach to the door handles. kinda like shaved, but not. not going to see another one like it at the show.
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    i'd take the 4700 and let the car go. it's...

    i'd take the 4700 and let the car go. it's amazing what you can find on the used car market if you look around a little. i like to look for 10 year old luxury cars as they can be amazing bargains....
  17. spraying with the roof panel vertical will help...

    spraying with the roof panel vertical will help keep dust nibs down and make it easier to shoot. i'd opt for that. if there are slight differences in how the finish comes out you are less likely to...
  18. most shops won't do a single stage blend as...

    most shops won't do a single stage blend as there's too much risk of problems down the road. i think with the pale color on that a blend could be possible as i think dark colors tend to halo worse...
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    pretty sure just about anything can go over 2k...

    pretty sure just about anything can go over 2k primer. i'd do an adhesion test to be sure the original lacquer topcoat is bonded well first though. 2k primer has the advantage of less chance of...
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    i use a roper whitney punch. i've had the #5...

    i use a roper whitney punch. i've had the #5 punch before but now i use the #xx as it has a deeper throat.
    these are good heavy duty hand held tools and there's a good selection of dies for them....
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    centari and delstar, my old friends... no paint...

    centari and delstar, my old friends...
    no paint company is going to give a recommendation as it opens them to liability in case of trouble. personally i don't think there will be any trouble as long...
  22. Thread: Tamco paint

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    agreed, i typically use ppg as that's what my...

    agreed, i typically use ppg as that's what my local jobber carries. another member here recommended i give the tamco a try so i thought i would. just haven't had an opportunity. (as in the right low...
  23. Thread: Tamco paint

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    which clear did you use? was it the high speed...

    which clear did you use? was it the high speed stuff? i still want to try the 15 minute clear but haven't had the opportunity yet.
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    i've used omni epoxy several times. len gives...

    i've used omni epoxy several times. len gives good advice to let it harden, but don't wait too long. when i use that epoxy i wait 24 hours for it to firm up and then hit it with 80 grit where i need...
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    totally agree with len and henry. i don't tack...

    totally agree with len and henry. i don't tack between coats as it's just too risky. i'd rather have a couple of extra nibs to deal with than have some other problem crop up from touching a green...
  26. Thread: wet sanding

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    there's always risk when you do these things. but...

    there's always risk when you do these things. but thinner shouldn't affect the look in any appreciable way. certainly less than sanding would do, that's why i suggested it. if the paint is still...
  27. Thread: wet sanding

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    you were right to disagree. i was thinking about...

    you were right to disagree. i was thinking about this earlier today and there are times when paint like this will be acceptable for certain things as long as you temper your expectations. i was only...
  28. look at cerakote: https://www.cerakote.com/shop...

    look at cerakote: https://www.cerakote.com/shop
    i use their stuff on exhaust headers. huge selection too. definitely chemical and gas resistant.
  29. Thread: wet sanding

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    i would strip that off and start over. lacquer...

    i would strip that off and start over. lacquer thinner should melt it off for the most part. that is non catalyzed product and will never really hold up like you want. as a rule of thumb, aerosol...
  30. len's right, there's no saving that windshield....

    len's right, there's no saving that windshield. the plastic film in the middle of the two glass pieces has been compromised. even if you could get it clear enough to look through, from a safety...
  31. Thread: Mask?

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    wow, i can't believe it either. good price too....

    wow, i can't believe it either. good price too. thanks len.
  32. Thread: Mask?

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    metal grinding is considered a nuisance dust so...

    metal grinding is considered a nuisance dust so not really a health concern like paint would be. literally anything that catches the dust to keep it out of your nose will work fine. the face shield...
  33. Thread: wet sanding

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    what exactly did you put on it? you say satin...

    what exactly did you put on it? you say satin clear, but is it automotive quality 2k clear?
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    phil is spot on. toss that old cobalt gun. i have...

    phil is spot on. toss that old cobalt gun. i have one and it's just awful. every time i think i might use it for something i'm disappointed how it performs. i would give it free to anyone that wants...
  35. Thread: U-pol Fibral ?

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    i don't know if that will work. i just read the...

    i don't know if that will work. i just read the sds on the upol website and it looks like this is an epoxy resin based filler. they also state to follow the mix ratio as closely as possible. ...
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    i haven't used that gun but the 1.0 tip should...

    i haven't used that gun but the 1.0 tip should work for many paints. 1.0 is a common size for touch up guns. you will have to adjust the reducer amount to fine tune how it lays down. remember to keep...
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    i use the dekups len posted. it does save a...

    i use the dekups len posted. it does save a little thinner but i really use them as you can spray at any angle without the gun sputtering. the dekups are very secure and won't come off till you want...
  38. one more thought on that. you should slightly tap...

    one more thought on that. you should slightly tap down the area surrounding the hole so the filler can extend out a bit and there's a way to feather the edge without hitting the sharp edge of the...
  39. If I weren't planning on welding I'd go with...

    If I weren't planning on welding I'd go with sheet metal glued behind the hole using panel bond adhesive. Just make a clean hole and grind the backside to good shiny metal so there's no rust...
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    Great illustration, shows how much product ends...

    Great illustration, shows how much product ends up on the floor. If only we could just pay for what actually stays on the car, right?
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    Did they use acrylic enamel in 1951? That would...

    Did they use acrylic enamel in 1951? That would surprise me. I can understand the desire to stay with original finishes, but you've already strayed from original by sanding off what the factory...
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    I did that when I painted my boat. I wanted the...

    I did that when I painted my boat. I wanted the extra protection and uv resistance of the clear. Mixing 50:50 keeps the color on top. Worked very well for me.
    My color was a very dark reddish black...
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    not sure you got an answer to this. slick sand...

    not sure you got an answer to this. slick sand and feather fill should be covered either a sealer or good urethane primer (or both) before top coats. many people just thin their epoxy and seal with...
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    absolutely. but you need to use it for the entire...

    absolutely. but you need to use it for the entire process. you would need to measure before each spraying session to have a baseline to go from. i've never found it necessary to use one, i just use...
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    if there's any question of the film build of the...

    if there's any question of the film build of the clear i'd just shoot more on it. then you have the ability to work those areas without fear. easier to add clear now while it's still apart.
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    if you're not doing a factory match color on your...

    if you're not doing a factory match color on your buddy's rig you might look at the coatings store products linked at the top of the page. they have really great pricing and decent products. i shy...
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    nobody ever said they wish they'd bought a...

    nobody ever said they wish they'd bought a smaller compressor. always get the best one you can fit either size wise or budget wise. adding another small one will just double your trouble.
    i wonder...
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    you might try getting a small amount of the paint...

    you might try getting a small amount of the paint they sell and try a spray out mixing in acrylic enamel hardener. i've done that with several kinds of industrial coatings to improves gloss and...
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    Just thought I'd add, the p-car crowd can be...

    Just thought I'd add, the p-car crowd can be pretty opinionated on the proper way to restore the car. Be careful of making changes to the factory method that would be easily spotted as you can...
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    Fusor 122 is a self leveling sealer. Is that what...

    Fusor 122 is a self leveling sealer. Is that what the tub needs? 123ez would be a non sagging sealer. I've been very impressed by the performance of the fusor products. They're designed to go over...
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