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  1. Thread: Slick Sand

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    When I first started using Slick Sand I sprayed...

    When I first started using Slick Sand I sprayed it with my Finishline gun and a 2.2 tip but still needed to reduce it a little to get it to spray right. One of the things I noticed was that it made...
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    There are basically two ways to approach that...

    There are basically two ways to approach that repair, either the quick and cheap or the better, longer lasting method.

    The quick and cheap would be to grind it down tap down the metal so that you...
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    I noticed that the powder is sold by weight so...

    I noticed that the powder is sold by weight so what size object will a pound of powder coat? Size of a car door? A hood? A glove box door?
  4. Thread: Painting my 67 GTO

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    There are two types and both are black but there...

    There are two types and both are black but there is also some white.


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    Dry Guide Coat mostly for dry sanding body filler LINK
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  5. Thread: Painting my 67 GTO

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    80/120 is pretty coarse, I usually don't prime...

    80/120 is pretty coarse, I usually don't prime over anything more coarse than 180. Be sure to guide coat the primer before block sanding.
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    Can you put the item in the kitchen oven or does...

    Can you put the item in the kitchen oven or does it put out a bad smell or toxins?
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    I've never seen paint crack on springs so I think...

    I've never seen paint crack on springs so I think you should be ok. Or, if you're worried, you could add a little flex additive.
  8. Thread: Painting my 67 GTO

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    I've never used Rustoleum primer so I don't know...

    I've never used Rustoleum primer so I don't know it's variables. On bare metal I'd use either etch primer or epoxy primer.
  9. Thread: Painting my 67 GTO

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    Yes, if you want to paint directly over existing...

    Yes, if you want to paint directly over existing paint you need to give the surface a sanding so that the new paint adheres and doesn't peel off after a couple months. We normally use and recommend...
  10. Thread: Painting my 67 GTO

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    In most cases you can apply your epoxy then apply...

    In most cases you can apply your epoxy then apply your next coating within the epoxy's recoat window. If you've allowed the epoxy to dry beyond the recoat window you would need to sand it prior to...
  11. Looks good. Do you have any forced ventilation...

    Looks good. Do you have any forced ventilation like a fan blowing in or pulling air out or do you spray with open doors?

    Be careful that you don't paint the neighbor's cars with your overspray.
  12. Thread: Painting my 67 GTO

    by Len
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    If I didn't have a compressor I'd use SprayMax...

    If I didn't have a compressor I'd use SprayMax Primer in an aerosol can for a good quality job.


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  13. As long as you blew everything out the door...

    As long as you blew everything out the door you'll probably be OK but be sure to blow off the car real well also. Blow out all the door gaps and seams then use a tack cloth right before you spray. ...
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    It should spray fine, it's not a heavy/thick...

    It should spray fine, it's not a heavy/thick clear.
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    I've used The Coatings Store Glamor Clear on...

    I've used The Coatings Store Glamor Clear on several jobs and found it to work fine for the price however I don't use it on my "high-end" work. I use it on almost all of my quick and cheap jobs but...
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    1. As long as you're within the recoat window it...

    1. As long as you're within the recoat window it should bond together well.
    2. You can sand it with 180 or 220 before re-coating with 2K
    3. HERE is the technical data for the EP589

    Be sure to...
  17. Thread: Internal rust

    by Len
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    We also use gravel guard which helps hide the...

    We also use gravel guard which helps hide the roughness and holds up better than just paint, then we paint over the gravel guard.


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    If you have loose rust...
  18. Thread: Internal rust

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    We've been using 3m's Cavity Wax with the...

    We've been using 3m's Cavity Wax with the Applicator Wand Kit. Without the Wand Kit it's very limited but the wand kit allows you to get to those hard to reach places. I'd probably put some paint...
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    Is there any way to sample those products without...

    Is there any way to sample those products without putting out a lot of money?
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    I'm not familiar with Kreen but we've used POR15...

    I'm not familiar with Kreen but we've used POR15 Gas Tank Sealer and it's worked well.


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    The Sikkins clear is a good quality product.

    The Sikkins clear is a good quality product.
  22. I've just started replacing my florescent bulbs...

    I've just started replacing my florescent bulbs with LEDs and it's working out very well. I'm using the same fixtures and removing the ballasts and rewiring. It's a quick and simple process, the...
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    I'd recommend that you take a small amount of...

    I'd recommend that you take a small amount of clear on a brush and apply it to a postage stamp size area to see the result. If you're happy with it then go for the full job.
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    I've used both All Metal and fiberglass fillers...

    I've used both All Metal and fiberglass fillers and have seen no difference. However I would think that the All Metal is designed for that job and may perform better in the long run. You may also...
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    If you don't need to make tight right/left curves...

    If you don't need to make tight right/left curves then 1/4" works well.
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    You can use striping tape to cut a sharp line...

    You can use striping tape to cut a sharp line between paint and no paint.

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    I use the 1.3XL with a clear cap for almost...

    I use the 1.3XL with a clear cap for almost everything. If I need finer atomizing I use my 4500 with a 1.3 and I use both guns at 29 psi (2 bar)
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    The 4500 was slower than some other guns but they...

    The 4500 was slower than some other guns but they solved that problem with the 4600. The Sagola guns are almost all that we use for top coats. I've had almost all of the DeVilbiss guns and they do...
  29. Thread: epoxy aerosol

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    It depends on the quality of the epoxy. If it's...

    It depends on the quality of the epoxy. If it's a decent product you should be able to apply it and scuff it when you're ready for the next coat. I probably wouldn't try to use an aerosol on a...
  30. The distance from the surface varies with the...

    The distance from the surface varies with the type of gun, the speed of the reducer and the temperature in the room. Watch the surface as you spray so that you're not putting the paint on too light...
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    Thanks Jim, Yes we accept and appreciate...

    Thanks Jim, Yes we accept and appreciate donations and have a recommendation on how to make them on our "Contact Us" page in our store located HERE. If you don't have a PayPal account let me know...
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    If you're using a "good" 2k primer you shouldn't...

    If you're using a "good" 2k primer you shouldn't need any type of adhesion promoter just make sure the surface is sanded well with 180 or 220 before applying the 2k primer. Do your filler work then...
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    Yes, I see your point. I've been using that...

    Yes, I see your point. I've been using that Coating Store EP over Picklex 20 and haven't seen any problems with adhesion.
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    I've been using EP from the coatings store and...

    I've been using EP from the coatings store and it's working well but there are others, check the data sheet for the one you want to use.

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