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    I use Caswell tank sealer and haven't had any...

    I use Caswell tank sealer and haven't had any problems.
  2. I installed my compressor outside in it's own...

    I installed my compressor outside in it's own little open faced shed with a shut off right there that I can lock it out. I turn it on and off using the circuit breaker inside the garage which isn't ...
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    Nice job! That garage looks big enough for...

    Nice job!

    That garage looks big enough for my Caddy and my Suburban!!
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    Yes Sir on those Ani regulators. I like the...

    Yes Sir on those Ani regulators. I like the layout and their price.

    They don’t fit on my Devibiss FLG4
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    I am a weekender hack and I run a QC3 after a 1"...

    I am a weekender hack and I run a QC3 after a 1" regulator/water trap, then another PneumaticPlus SAU4030M-N04DG-MEP Three Stage Air Drying System.

    The refills are about $42 for the QC3 and I...
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    I think that it is going to start out with Bam...

    I think that it is going to start out with Bam standing up and saying: "Hello, my name is Bam and I am addicted to bad ass trucks, modifying them and using my bad ass skills"
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    I use a gray scotch brite pad and scuffing paste

    I use a gray scotch brite pad and scuffing paste
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    I start with that exact same setup at almost 38...

    I start with that exact same setup at almost 38 psi - the Devilbiss tech sheet says 40psi.

    Down below 30 psi, I can hear (finally learning something) the gun sounding like turd.

    That 1.8 for a...
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    I feel for you on that one! But I bet you don't...

    I feel for you on that one! But I bet you don't do that again!!
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    Just for the hood and the dash. I can get up to...

    Just for the hood and the dash. I can get up to a 66 and install a 61 hood and dash if I find the right one.

    What I would LOVE is a 4-door long bed to convert to a slammed dually but they are...
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    Ok, we will hold you a spot for the Goodguys...

    Ok, we will hold you a spot for the Goodguys event this June 1 & 2, 2019 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA.

    BTW, Since I know have an extra, newly rebuilt Caddy 472 engine and...
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    Yes Sir, ordered today and received a...

    Yes Sir, ordered today and received a confirmation email. Maybe I should go to Spain to pick it up???? Drop by the Basque country?...
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    Already ordered up the 1.2 needle/nozzle set for...

    Already ordered up the 1.2 needle/nozzle set for my 4600 (Len please double check to verify that I ordered the correct P/N).



    Well after I get my 1.2 needle/nozzle set, I will send it out to...
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    PD, the clear manufacture's tech sheet says to...

    PD, the clear manufacture's tech sheet says to mix it 2:1 + 10%, so that's what I did.

    Also from their literature: "Recoat, If you choose to apply additional coats of clear after sanding you can...
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    Len? Got one coming my way? Bars are...

    Len? Got one coming my way?



    Bars are easier to read on the air pressure gauge and I understand them pretty well as they were beat into me back in college (and my parents did NOT pay half a...
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    I have been adding about 10% reducer, and the...

    I have been adding about 10% reducer, and the extra pressure seems to atomize the clear more. Seemed kinda funny to me as I have been experimenting with reducing gun pressure for my BCs.

    Len?...
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    Tip for HS on a Sagola 4600?

    Just curious what you guys think about what tip I should be using on my Sagola 4600 that I only use for clears.

    I have recently been using a 54% solids clear mostly but some MS clear also. I...
  18. I guess the good news is at this point it doesn’t...

    I guess the good news is at this point it doesn’t matter, your gonna get what you get. Sounds like that mid coat is one of those translucent base coats vs a true candy.

    It also sounds like you...
  19. I am in no way experienced enough to shoot a...

    I am in no way experienced enough to shoot a complete car in candy and I only do panels for my own (and friend's) stuff, but I do use a lot of candies over flakes.

    I wouldn't go any coarser than...
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    Henry, I think that Bam is getting his truck...

    Henry, I think that Bam is getting his truck ready for the March 30th Goodguys in P-town. He has room for an ice chest in the back so that I don't have to pay $12/beer at the show.
  21. Thread: Paint guns

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    Well I got my Devilbiss #1 conventional cap and...

    Well I got my Devilbiss #1 conventional cap and tried it out over the weekend. I couldn't believe what a difference it made compared to the #3 HVLP air cap. I shot Silver Sealer, then Silver BC with...
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    I think (though I have been wrong many many...

    I think (though I have been wrong many many times) that the guy that you bought it off of didn't know what he was talking about and hopefully you got a good deal.

    What is the manufacture and model?
  23. Thread: Paint guns

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    This thread reminded me that I had been wanting...

    This thread reminded me that I had been wanting one of the Devilbiss' conventional air caps for my FLG-4, so I finally ordered one and it arrived at my shop today. Cant wait to try it out and see...
  24. Thread: Paint guns

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    PD's point is probably redundant for this forum's...

    PD's point is probably redundant for this forum's experts, but for a rookie like myself, I had to learn (the hard way) about each one of those variables - and actually I am still learning.

    But,...
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    I’m logged in and get it everytime that I open a...

    I’m logged in and get it everytime that I open a thread to read. I just ignore it because I’ve been on this site for a couple of years.

    Started a little while back.

    Shows up on my Windows...
  26. Thread: BMW logo

    by OldFatBald
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    Awesome!

    So did you skim coat, spray poly or.....how’d you get the slick finish?
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    Awesome! Love seeing creative folks work. ...

    Awesome! Love seeing creative folks work.

    Like Len said, prepare some test panels.

    Also, when the time comes look into scuffing paste (I like the 3M gel stuff), it will help clean and scuff...
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    Photos!!

    John, welcome. You have come to the right place. These guys have years and years of expertise and are willing to help. I think that only God and Len know how many stupid rookie questions I have...
  29. Thread: Paint guns

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    Yep, Len sells the Sagola 4600 here for about...

    Yep, Len sells the Sagola 4600 here for about $450 (?), throw a $20 Ani regulator on it and if you used it once, then sold it on eBay for $250-$300??

    Compare that to the total cost of fillers,...
  30. Thread: Paint guns

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    As a rookie weekender, I found the better guns...

    As a rookie weekender, I found the better guns definitely made shooting the sealers, BC and CCs a LOT easier. Going from the Devilbiss Starting Line (junk) to the Finish Line was a huge step for me...
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    If the Devilbiss that you are looking at is the...

    If the Devilbiss that you are looking at is the same as the one in my photo, the #3 air cap is an HVLP. Their literature lists a conventional air cap as a #1 which I would like to try one as I suck...
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    Jake, all good points and welcome to the forum....

    Jake, all good points and welcome to the forum. There is a lot of good info from the folks here that have helped this rookie out.

    On the primer gun, I would add to go ahead and pull the gun apart...
  33. My thoughts...

    My thoughts; (from a rookie weekender who still sands off more than I keep)

    1) How much did you pay this kid?
    2) If the prep work was good then you wouldn't need to bang out dents - why do you...
  34. Thread: Paint guns

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    I now use an Air Gunza with a 3.0 tip to shoot...

    I now use an Air Gunza with a 3.0 tip to shoot the G2FF and love it.

    But you can also get a TCP Global gun with a 2.5 tip for the G2FF as you will be sanding anyways.

    Use a better gun to shoot...
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    A 12 oz rattle can probably will not have 12 fl...

    A 12 oz rattle can probably will not have 12 fl oz of material in it as it also has room for the propellent.
    The 12 oz cans may also be have much larger sales allowing for a lower price point.
    The...
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    Not much info on that stuff...

    From their website - https://duplicolor.com/product/paint-shop-automotive-lacquer-finish-system


    Information

    •Pre-reduced, ready-to-spray lacquer
    •No mixing or reducing required
    •Easy to...
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    Looks good

    Check your products data sheets.

    Usually you clear after an hour and up to 24hrs after basecoat.
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    I am assuming by asking that you don't have a lot...

    I am assuming by asking that you don't have a lot of experience? If so, take it from someone else that does not have a lot of experience. Plan on a LOT more sanding than you expected. I'd start...
  39. That gun should shoot .004 flake no problem, it...

    That gun should shoot .004 flake no problem, it "may" shoot .008 flake. Its a good price also.

    I have one of the W101s coming with a 1.8 hog of a tip that I "should" be able to shoot .015 flake...
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    Probably, but what color and paint are you going...

    Probably, but what color and paint are you going to use? Solvent or Water Bourne? metallic or solids? Water based paints cover really well but need finer prep. Metallics need finer prep than...
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    I have never heard of them, but that doesn't mean...

    I have never heard of them, but that doesn't mean too much.
    Looks like they are more of brush on coatings than real paint products
    Look to be single component
    I'd like to know about their "High...
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    depends...

    Depends on what I am doing. If it is Candies, then no. I have squeeze bottles (they look like clear ketchup and mustard bottles from the hamburger places when we were kids) that I mix up with all...
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    When Phil and PD say to take notes - that is an...

    When Phil and PD say to take notes - that is an understatement.

    Write down EVERYTHING on the test panels - they take a while. Write down the primer/sealer color/ BC color, # of coats of...
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    That DBC500 is an intercoat clear (I believe) and...

    That DBC500 is an intercoat clear (I believe) and a PPG product. I cant afford PD's supplies but I do apply my candies, pearls & flakes in intercoat.

    For candies on the small graphics type work...
  45. OMG! Starting to make custom paint jobs look...

    OMG! Starting to make custom paint jobs look "affordable"! Looks like we are going either, a full repaint or depending on the car the insurance companies can just total it!
  46. $$$

    As a rookie weekender hobbyist garage hack doing relatively small projects in my 100+ degree pig barn, I found that water-based PPG Envirobase;

    1) I don’t mind the extra prep or using the correct...
  47. Thanks, I know Envirobase is water based, just...

    Thanks, I know Envirobase is water based, just wasn't sure which product he was referring to on the $500/pint toner.

    So how much sprayable material does that pint produce??? Or does it depend on...
  48. $$$

    How much actual sprayable product do you get out of that $500 pint?

    And is that a water based product or solvent?
  49. Welcome to California!

    Welcome to California, and there is always the chance the rest of the country will eventually follow suit with our air quality standards.

    When I sprayed my Caddy's trunk lid, the only paint that...
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    Yep, more of my rookie questions!!!

    I guess that my main question was how much difference do you end up with mixing it in a SS vs OVER (mid coat?) a BC or SS? It just seems like the pearl would get buried in the SS, but I have to...
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