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  1. That chip looks pretty deep, I'd probably feather...

    That chip looks pretty deep, I'd probably feather it using some 180 or 220 then either use a filler primer or body filler to level it. If I needed to use body filler I'd apply a filler primer on top...
  2. The gun may be your problem but a drop coat may...

    The gun may be your problem but a drop coat may solve the striping. After the color is applied allow it to flash then spray the drop coat by backing off and dusting on the next coat or two before...
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    Start buffing by using a slower rpm and more...

    Start buffing by using a slower rpm and more pressure and finish buffing using a higher rpm and less pressure. Make sure that your rotation is off the edges of the panels and peaks. Other tips can...
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    If the sealer sat for A couple of days it would...

    If the sealer sat for A couple of days it would not have produced solvent pop. It's the application of applying the paint too wet, one coat after another that produces the pop. Also the timing can...
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    You can try to sand and polish them out but in...

    You can try to sand and polish them out but in most cases you'll need to repaint. FYI, the hood and deck are the easiest places to apply the paint more heavily so be careful next time and move a...
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    That looks more like a dust nib than solvent pop.

    That looks more like a dust nib than solvent pop.
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    As long as the paint that you're going to put on...

    As long as the paint that you're going to put on doesn't cause the old paint to lift or react you should be ok just scuffing it and spraying it. Lacquer thinner/acetone could hurt your primer coat. ...
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    MY compressor is in the shop but I've seen...

    MY compressor is in the shop but I've seen several shops that have built small sheds attached to the building that house their compressors then run a pipe through the wall to regulators in the shop. ...
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    The small tubes that come with a quart of SS is...

    The small tubes that come with a quart of SS is marked in quarters so you can hold the tube upside down and guess at the approximate amount to put in the mix. Also, SS is like mixing body filler in...
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    [QUOTE=BigDan44;392649] Looking at that...

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    Looking at that picture it appears that it is solvent pop with is caused by the top coat drying before the lower coats have given up their solvent. Wait longer between...
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    Use a rubber squeegee to remove the excess water...

    Use a rubber squeegee to remove the excess water so that you can judge your progress.


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    It sounds like "solvent pop" that is normally...

    It sounds like "solvent pop" that is normally caused by applying the paint too heavily. Apply lighter coats and allow a little time between coats for the paint to flash before applying your next...
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    I'd say that 1000 or 1200 next.

    I'd say that 1000 or 1200 next.
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    They say it works for wet sanding but I've never...

    They say it works for wet sanding but I've never used it.


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    What happens when you go to a finer grit you...

    What happens when you go to a finer grit you usually can't see if you've removed all the more coarse scratches unless you use a light guide coat applied before you start sanding. On black I'd use...
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    Looking good! Glad we could help. :thumb:

    Looking good! Glad we could help. :thumb:
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    It isn't the clear that determines the best...

    It isn't the clear that determines the best temperature, it's the hardener and the reducer used with the clear. We spray clear from about 55 degrees F to about 90 degrees F. Fast hardener and...
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    Yes clearing over a sand through will usually...

    Yes clearing over a sand through will usually show through the clear but applying more color directly over the sand through can cause the clear around the hole to wrinkle. But you can clear it first...
  19. I've never used that product but I can tell you...

    I've never used that product but I can tell you that many low cost products already have the reducer added, that's why they are low cost. I don't understand how it can be high build and be sprayed...
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    In most cases it's best to use two part products,...

    In most cases it's best to use two part products, they are usually much stronger and more forgiving.
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    I'm not familiar with those products but my guess...

    I'm not familiar with those products but my guess is that one or both were applied too heavily and/or too quickly.
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    [QUOTE=Ronf;392363] Good idea with the contour...

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    Good idea with the contour gage, we sell the 10" one below for $29.50 but you may be able to get away with one made with paper.

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    I've been using this Ingersol-Rand for several...

    I've been using this Ingersol-Rand for several years with no problems.


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    They are all good tools, the only one I might...

    They are all good tools, the only one I might change is the Snap On sander because it could be a little over-priced but I'm sure it's a high quality product.
  25. Thread: Come Together

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    Come Together

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5b6mlunq60
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    Hi Ken, If you have a good stud welder get a...

    Hi Ken, If you have a good stud welder get a shrink tip then grind off the paint and put the tip in the middle of the spot that needs shrinking pull the trigger for about three seconds let go of the...
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    We Are Being Notified

    Because of the Covid-19 situation some of our suppliers are having problems getting their stock. Sagola's factory in Spain has shut down for a month but our warehouse still has most of their guns in...
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    Go to The Coating Store link at the top of this...

    Go to The Coating Store link at the top of this page and look at the list on the left hand side of the page, near the bottom you'll see "Surface Cleaners" click on it and you'll find grease and wax...
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    If the tint is a tinting film on the glass then...

    If the tint is a tinting film on the glass then acetone could damage it, in fact it could already be damaged. Try the grease and wax remover by spraying it on or putting some on a paper towel and...
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    My next product would be a grease and wax...

    My next product would be a grease and wax remover. Spray it on or put it on a paper towel and wipe over the problem. You may need to do it several times with clean paper towels.
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    Sagola Shutting Down For Two Months

    Spain is getting hit pretty hard with the COVID-19 virus and this spray gun supplier will be shutting down until at least May 1st. If you need anything that Sagola makes our warehouse still has...
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    Foreign made inflatable booths run about $1000 to...

    Foreign made inflatable booths run about $1000 to $1200 plus shipping.


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    The foreign made booths mostly run between $7K...

    The foreign made booths mostly run between $7K and $25K plus shipping. The one shown below is a portable so it can be moved if needed. I can send you specs if you want. There is a large variety of...
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    The video is much more telling than the still...

    The video is much more telling than the still picture. I'd probably try to push out as much of the dent as possible then grind and fill in order to make the surface perfect. Finish the filler with...
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    I would sand it with some 1000 or 1200 wet...

    I would sand it with some 1000 or 1200 wet sandpaper before re-clearing.
  36. Thread: Grille Support

    by Len
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    Yes, that's what I would do.

    Yes, that's what I would do.
  37. Thread: Grille Support

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    That will make it look good for a while but that...

    That will make it look good for a while but that rust could come back to haunt you pretty quick. If possible use a decent rust converter like Picklex 20 then apply your primer and paint. If you're...
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    Hi Ralph I don't see the problem in your...

    Hi Ralph
    I don't see the problem in your pictures but if it's only a small area you may be able to prep it then mask it off and just repair that spot or two. If the edge that needs more paint has a...
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    [QUOTE=Ronf;391211] Actually the way we would...

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    Actually the way we would cut the graphic paper would be by tracing the exact design on piece of paper then taking it to a vinyl sign or car wrap business and have them scan...
  40. Nice work as usual Kevin. I do sell it. At...

    Nice work as usual Kevin.

    I do sell it. At this time it's not in the online store. I sell it for $119.50 for the Super Build and $29.85 for the activator. If that's within your price range call...
  41. Super Build is sold with the option of two...

    Super Build is sold with the option of two different activators, a fast and a slower. I haven't used it but I doubt that the slower hardener is as fast as Slick Sand. I use a lot of SS and I agree...
  42. If you're looking for a sandable primer that can...

    If you're looking for a sandable primer that can go direct to metal then something like Evercoat's Super Build 4-1 may fit your needs.


    27530

    A two component primer surfacer that has...
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    Yes a shrink disk works when used on a rotary...

    Yes a shrink disk works when used on a rotary buffer. I used mine a couple times but I rarely use it now because the stud welder shrink tip works so well.

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  44. Yes that's a good direct-to-metal primer but it's...

    Yes that's a good direct-to-metal primer but it's not a sand-able filler primer.
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