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  1. If you have any RUNS :yikes I'd recommend a Nib...

    If you have any RUNS :yikes I'd recommend a Nib File but if it's only s few dust nibs I'd say just use some 1500 or 2000 or 2500 wet paper on a small block to level the surface then remove the...
  2. I usually don't wait more than 24 to 36 hours for...

    I usually don't wait more than 24 to 36 hours for the primer that I use and the recoat window can vary depending on environmental conditions. The hotter it is the shorter the recoat time.
  3. Yes, the 600 wet will do a good job just be...

    Yes, the 600 wet will do a good job just be careful not to sand through the existing color coat then over-reduce the next paint you apply so that it goes on more smoothly.
  4. Thread: In a mess!!

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    Yep, spraying is the easy part but the quality of...

    Yep, spraying is the easy part but the quality of the prep work and the quality of the paint is what makes it hold up..... or not. :yikes
  5. Thread: Limco base

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    If you're going to get paint from the same...

    If you're going to get paint from the same supplier ask for Diamont, it's a higher quality paint from BASF.
  6. For cleaning we spray the surface with grease and...

    For cleaning we spray the surface with grease and wax remover using a pump sprayer then wipe it off with clean paper towels. Don't use thinner or reducer because it doesn't do the job.

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  7. Thread: TV show paint job

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    But I guess you wouldn't do that if you wanted to...

    But I guess you wouldn't do that if you wanted to match an existing finish. :scratchch
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    We have a Rolls Royce convertible that we will be...

    We have a Rolls Royce convertible that we will be doing that exact thing. We will mask to protect the exterior surfaces then color and clear the jambs then unmask the exterior and re-mask the jamb...
  9. Thread: TV show paint job

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    Especially with metallic colors. I never saw...

    Especially with metallic colors. I never saw much difference with solid colors.
  10. Thread: TV show paint job

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    Sometimes scratches in a solid color like black...

    Sometimes scratches in a solid color like black can show after the clear is applied and the car is seen in direct sunlight. In order to hide those scratches you can mix some color with the clear. ...
  11. I see some irregularities pointed to by the...

    I see some irregularities pointed to by the arrows, I would just grind and fill those areas. If you want to make the sides straight you may want to consider welding some straight metal edges to the...
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    Before re-clearing I'd sand and get more...

    Before re-clearing I'd sand and get more aggressive with some wet 5000 grit. Sand an area where it's easy to see the existing scratches then polish it to see if that solves the problem. If more...
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    Are you sure that the scratches are in the...

    Are you sure that the scratches are in the surface and not in the pearl coat showing through the clear. Sometimes, if the surface wasn't sanding with a fine enough sandpaper before the color and...
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    The thing to watch out for when spraying urethane...

    The thing to watch out for when spraying urethane with hardener is that you don't breath ANY of it. Purchase a "good" mask or use a supplied air breathing system when you shoot urethane, it contains...
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    Yes that will work fine and a gallon of High Teck...

    Yes that will work fine and a gallon of High Teck with hardener is a decent filler primer. At this time we sell the primer for $58 a gallon and the hardener for $29 a quart, you can probably use...
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    Evercoat is body filler (bondo) and the metal...

    Evercoat is body filler (bondo) and the metal should have some tooth (scratch) to it for the filler to bond well. Once the surface irregularities are leveled with the filler you can apply an epoxy...
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    We would add a flattening additive. The amount...

    We would add a flattening additive. The amount of the additive you mix in would determine the amount of gloss.
  18. Thread: Clearcoat question

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    Just make sure each step in the process is done...

    Just make sure each step in the process is done properly. As long as you take your time sanding, cleaning and spraying using the correct tools and materials you should be fine.
  19. Thread: Clearcoat question

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    I think you might need a larger fluid tip. If...

    I think you might need a larger fluid tip. If that's a 1.4 I'd say to go to a 1.8 and watch the surface as you spray to make sure it's applying the material heavy enough.
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