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    Talk to car lots and dealerships in your area,...

    Talk to car lots and dealerships in your area,
    most have someone that comes around and touches up
    the small chips for them without spraying.
    I've seen some do a remarkable job.
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    You would be better off to buy some pre-packaged...

    You would be better off to buy some pre-packaged touch up paint made
    for your vehicle, there are plenty of suppliers on line, and you can also get it at the dealership.
    It will come in a small...
  3. Thread: Die-Back

    by JCCLARK
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    Die-Back

    I have noticed a little die back on my repairs only on covered primer areas.
    I know the cool weather is at play and need to allow longer curing times for the primed areas but
    was wondering if using...
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    Some epoxy primers have a recoat window as long...

    Some epoxy primers have a recoat window as long as 7 days.
  5. Thread: Filler on wood

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    Why not just use wood filler. That's what it's...

    Why not just use wood filler.
    That's what it's for.
  6. Thread: Filler on wood

    by JCCLARK
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    I would use a spot putty if all you're filling is...

    I would use a spot putty if all you're filling is saw marks or chipping on the ends.
    But regular wood filler is what most use.
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    Dawn is all you need. I always dry with a clean...

    Dawn is all you need.
    I always dry with a clean towel after washing,
    water does leave residues behind, some places
    in this country are worse than others.
  8. Thread: Sand paper?

    by JCCLARK
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    Sounds like not enough hardener, how long did...

    Sounds like not enough hardener,
    how long did it take to set up hard?
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    I agree, I have a lot of air sanders that work...

    I agree, I have a lot of air sanders that work well but for stripping a large area
    I'll grab my electric buffer first and it works best on slower speeds.

    If I want to use an air sander, I have...
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    Hand sanding is always better, but for a machine,...

    Hand sanding is always better, but for a machine, you're better off with a random orbital,
    it's less aggressive, and at a slower speed they work pretty good.
    I use an electric one and dry sand with...
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    If you want to see how it will look with clear,...

    If you want to see how it will look with clear, just cover it with water
    or wax and grease remover.
  12. If everything is nice and flat, there's no reason...

    If everything is nice and flat, there's no reason for 2K over it.
    Epoxy will cover the 180 with a couple of coats but I'd recommend
    sanding the 180 scratches out with 220 to 320 then priming it...
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    I can tell a big difference in primer sanded at...

    I can tell a big difference in primer sanded at 48 hrs old compared to 24 or less.
    But it usually takes a full summer for it to show and
    the average person doesn't notice it, just a very slight...
  14. I looked up that primer, the "501" series states...

    I looked up that primer, the "501" series states it's a one component primer.
    Is that the one you're using?
    If it's 0ne component it can't be an epoxy.
    It's made for painting bridges.
    ...
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    I completely understand that! I'm the same way...

    I completely understand that!
    I'm the same way and my wife never understands why, I guess
    I'm just OCD.
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    The one thing that has helped me the most is...

    The one thing that has helped me the most is using a good set of arch supports.
    I got mine from "The Good Feet Store", expensive but worth it.
    It took away my back pain and foot pain
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    Maybe a "PDR" guy could smooth that out for you....

    Maybe a "PDR" guy could smooth that out for you.
    Some make house calls and are reasonable.
    That looks really nice!
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    That Dolphin glaze is the best spot putty I've...

    That Dolphin glaze is the best spot putty I've ever used.
    I love that stuff, and the pouch it comes in really keeps it from drying out like
    the other brands do.
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    I just fill them with a good spot putty.

    I just fill them with a good spot putty.
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    It will adhere to that just fine, as long as it's...

    It will adhere to that just fine, as long as it's absolutely clean before paint.
    You need to stay with a fine grit if the color is a metallic.
    If your color is not a metallic I would recommend a...
  21. Thread: Paint Prep

    by JCCLARK
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    Probably the slowest way to sand it, and if you...

    Probably the slowest way to sand it, and if you break through to bare steel, it will rust.
    So best to do it dry.
    Jitterbug sanders are finish sanders and the slowest for paint removal.

    Like Len...
  22. Thread: Pinhole

    by JCCLARK
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    I generally use a toothpick. I also bought...

    I generally use a toothpick.

    I also bought some paper hole punches that punch holes down to about 1/8".
    I punch a hole in some masking tape and straddle the pin hole with it, I can apply more...
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    I agree. I get the exact same thing if I miss an...

    I agree.
    I get the exact same thing if I miss an area with the tack rag.
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    Every time I use my small gun like that on...

    Every time I use my small gun like that on metallic paint I get a mismatch in color.
    I end up using my big gun and it matches fine.
    I usually use cardboard with cutouts for a small spot and...
  25. Thread: Bare metal?

    by JCCLARK
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    Be careful of getting any rust preventative on...

    Be careful of getting any rust preventative
    on filler, some are acid based which are incompatible.
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    Welcome back.:D

    Welcome back.:D
  27. Thread: Buffing

    by JCCLARK
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    Most buffing compounds have glaze in them which...

    Most buffing compounds have glaze in them which
    fill the scratches and hides them.
    If you wash with soap and water between grits to remove the glaze
    you will see the scratches better.
    I use a...
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    I've always been told that epoxy primer is a...

    I've always been told that epoxy primer is a sealer, are you saying a dedicated sealer is better?
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    That's exactly what you should do except, there's...

    That's exactly what you should do except, there's no reason for the epoxy unless you have bare metal showing.
  30. Thread: KIRKER CLEARS

    by JCCLARK
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    I've used their urethane colors and have been...

    I've used their urethane colors and have been very impressed with its durability.
  31. Thread: KIRKER CLEARS

    by JCCLARK
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    Kirker has been around for over 50 yrs, they have...

    Kirker has been around for over 50 yrs, they have
    quality materials, don't let the lower price fool you.
    All their competitors hate them.
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    I watched a guy fix chips at a used car lot once...

    I watched a guy fix chips at a used car lot once and he used a syringe to
    apply the paint, like what you get a shot with,
    he'd fill the chip with paint then sand and buff it out.
    He got pretty...
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    I have noticed when I try to match the color on a...

    I have noticed when I try to match the color on a panel that I've painted with my big gun
    using an airbrush or even a "touch-up" gun that it doesn't match for some strange reason.
    I suspect it's...
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    You should always wash the area with soap and...

    You should always wash the area with soap and water after the final
    buff, it's amazing what the glaze in compounds can hide.
    Then you can be more comfortable how it will look later on down the...
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    Probably not be a problem but if you want to be...

    Probably not be a problem but if you want to be sure just add some flex agent.
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    I usually spray without really looking, I've used...

    I usually spray without really looking, I've used my gun so much
    that I think I actually do better without looking to closely.
    More like a robot.
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    You don't need a smaller buffer, all you need is...

    You don't need a smaller buffer, all you need is smaller pads.
    It's a lot easier buffing with two hands than one,
    so keep that in mind before buying something little.;)
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    I just use a 3" pad on my regular buffer. On...

    I just use a 3" pad on my regular buffer.
    On small parts it's easier to sand the clear and do a flow coat.
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    I usually strip my bolt heads with a wire wheel...

    I usually strip my bolt heads with a wire wheel on my bench top grinder.
    Then epoxy primer them, most important.
    I then paint with the same paint as the car, I put holes in a board to hold them to...
  40. Thread: Paint bubbles

    by JCCLARK
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    Most likely moisture. Did the filler get wet?...

    Most likely moisture.
    Did the filler get wet?
    (It's real hard to get filler dry once it gets wet)
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    There are plenty of flexible fillers out there....

    There are plenty of flexible fillers out there.
    Here's one you can buy in the store for this forum.
    It works pretty good.

    ...
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    SAGOLA CUP ADAPTER

    My new Sagola won't accept the "Devilbiss Bag System" because the cup hole
    is to big for the grommets.
    So I found an adapter that allows me to use my cup from my Iwata, which is
    the same as Astro...
  43. Will we get a tracking number?

    Will we get a tracking number?
  44. Thanks, I'll go with the 1.3 clear coat, but...

    Thanks, I'll go with the 1.3 clear coat,
    but the add says to pick an additional tip,
    so can't the purchase have both?
  45. I have a Iwata LPH400, great gun but a little...

    I have a Iwata LPH400, great gun but a little slow.
    Have you used one to compare?
    If so, would the 1.3 with clear coat cap be any faster or would
    the 1.3 XL be more what I'm after.
    I'm looking...
  46. Len: Which needle and air cap do you like best...

    Len: Which needle and air cap do you like best for base and clear?
  47. I definitely would be interested. I've been...

    I definitely would be interested.
    I've been thinking about a new gun for awhile now
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    Most people shy away from them because they are...

    Most people shy away from them because they are thinner than the others,
    but they shape easier and definitely cut faster.
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    I used to use 3M but once I tried these from...

    I used to use 3M but once I tried these from Mirka (MIRLON TOTAL)
    I'll never go back. These pads are awsome.
    ...
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    I usually use 1 oz of mixed/reduced paint per...

    I usually use 1 oz of mixed/reduced paint per square foot of surface.
    That usually gets me about 3 coats on a flat surface.

    I add a little more for poor hiding colors or non flat shapes like...
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