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    As long as the paint you're applying won't react...

    As long as the paint you're applying won't react poorly with the existing paint you should be OK.
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    If you are painting over a decent existing paint...

    If you are painting over a decent existing paint job just wet sand using 600 grit and apply your paint. But if you are painting over a surface that needs primer you can sand with some 400 then prime...
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    I normally sand the Slick Sand with 600. If you...

    I normally sand the Slick Sand with 600. If you have minor low spots you can apply more SS but you should try to solve those problems before you apply the SS. We use dry guide coat on body filler...
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    The two things I like about Slick Sand are that...

    The two things I like about Slick Sand are that it's sprayed on and that it doesn't shrink in.

    The spraying helps insure a much more even coating than spreading on a putty which can also be...
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    Because Slick Sand is more difficult to sand I'd...

    Because Slick Sand is more difficult to sand I'd say I would probably just apply it over the filler work then guide coat and block sand then apply a 2K filler primer over the entire car guide coat...
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    Hi Earl, welcome aboard. Hardeners will go bad...

    Hi Earl, welcome aboard.

    Hardeners will go bad after oxygen is allowed to enter the container but it usually takes longer than 30 days.

    There are a couple of things you can do to slow or stop...
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    As long as the clear doesn't cause a bad reaction...

    As long as the clear doesn't cause a bad reaction when sprayed on the white you should be able to just wet sand the white with some fine grit like 1500 then apply your white.
  8. Thread: DBC 500 blender

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    Yes, but anything is possible that's why it's...

    Yes, but anything is possible that's why it's best to check with the manufacture.
  9. Thread: DBC 500 blender

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    Unless the temperature get extreme I usually use...

    Unless the temperature get extreme I usually use mid temp reducer.
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    I shoot very little PPG but I do shoot some...

    I shoot very little PPG but I do shoot some pearls which only use a standard clear. We shoot our base color then the pearl then the clear, no tint in the clear but the pearl can have several...
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    There are several variables that need to be...

    There are several variables that need to be considered.

    1. The paint manufacturer's recommendations.
    2. The speed of the reducer being used.
    3. The temperature in the environment during and...
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    The Sagola 4600 comes with an HVLP cap and...

    The Sagola 4600 comes with an HVLP cap and another cap of your choice. I use the clear coat cap almost exclusively because it lays the clear on like glass.

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  13. Thread: Temporary Paint

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    See if this will work for you.... ...

    See if this will work for you....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-l_uNj4Iuk

    I've done a little research and the only people selling this product in the US are located in LA phone 1 (323)...
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    What looks different between Centari and single...

    What looks different between Centari and single stage acrylic urethane?

    As far as I know they look the same but the urethane holds up much better. If your going to put all that effort into the...
  15. Thread: masking tape

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    I don't know of any tape that advertises "long...

    I don't know of any tape that advertises "long term" use but I would think that the blue "painter's tape" available at big box stores is best for long term masking but it's only advertised for 14 day...
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    To tell you the truth I didn't know you could...

    To tell you the truth I didn't know you could still buy Centari, that is some very old paint technology.
  17. Thread: Electric sander

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    If you will be using that sander to strip off the...

    If you will be using that sander to strip off the paint you will probably find that a high RPM like that will have a tendency to heat the surface melting some paint products and clog the paper...
  18. Thread: masking tape

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    If it's on the primer I'd just block sand it a...

    If it's on the primer I'd just block sand it a little prior to painting or re-priming.
  19. Where is the other regulator? What I'm seeing...

    Where is the other regulator? What I'm seeing looks more like a pinch valve than a "regulator".

    It's like a "regulator" at a spray gun, most are just pinch valves that restrict the air.
  20. Thread: masking tape

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    Is it on the metal, primer or top coat?

    Is it on the metal, primer or top coat?
  21. To me it appears to be the regulator. I'd...

    To me it appears to be the regulator. I'd recommend a diaphragm regulator/moisture trap like the one shown below.


    http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/tnsha6720.png
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    Are you putting your paint on a shaker or are you...

    Are you putting your paint on a shaker or are you mixing it by hand?

    Centari is old technology, can you use base/clear products? We spray flattened clear frequently and don't have any problems.
    ...
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    Looks great! As the repair ages the fiberglass...

    Looks great! As the repair ages the fiberglass filler has less tendency to shrink and should keep it's beauty.
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    You got me on that one, I'd go to the...

    You got me on that one, I'd go to the manufacturer's web site to see the benefits of the activator with the products you're using.
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    If you are spraying over the same color you...

    If you are spraying over the same color you probably could get away with one coat but spray two just to make sure you have enough to cover.
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    1. Is it okay to base over clear or should I use...

    1. Is it okay to base over clear or should I use sealer or a primer first? The replacement door is mint. YES. PAINT OVER CLEAR
    2. If its okay to base over clear can I sand with 600 grit and grey...
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    They still sell lacquer? It's been a long...

    They still sell lacquer?

    It's been a long time since I sprayed metallic lacquer but I'd thin it 100% then spray many thin coats allowing it to flash between coats. This will give you the same...
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    The base doesn't need to be applied real wet...

    The base doesn't need to be applied real wet because it doesn't need to go on as smooth as the clear and therefore shouldn't run. Allow the base to dry before applying the clear and allow the first...
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    I usually prep sand before the tape application...

    I usually prep sand before the tape application by sanding under where the tape will go with some 1500 grit then apply the tape. If possible apply the base very lightly near the tape then clear...
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    So you're painting the same color then I'd...

    So you're painting the same color then I'd recommend blending and not taping but if you want to stop on a body line I'd recommend Smooth Transition Tape to help eliminate a ridge line.

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    There is a reason it cracked and glazing putty...

    There is a reason it cracked and glazing putty will probably not eliminate the cause so it will probably be best to remove the paint, do any filler work needed then apply a good primer then repaint.
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    Are you doing any painting outside the area that...

    Are you doing any painting outside the area that you're masking with the Fine Line or is that where it's stopping?

    If there is no painting outside the area being taped then I would stop at that...
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    If it's not available in your area I can have it...

    If it's not available in your area I can have it shipped to you.


    https://www.autorefinishdevilbiss.com/portals/0/images/DeKups-Adapter-DPC-43.jpg
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    If you are using a "good" quality paint you can...

    If you are using a "good" quality paint you can usually get away with spraying two or three coats and the color will be the same no matter what the base color is. However if you're using a less...
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    If you're not happy with the repair you need to...

    If you're not happy with the repair you need to talk to the shop or the insurance company that recommended them. A new car should be fixed perfectly.
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    We've been selling the punch shown below and...

    We've been selling the punch shown below and haven't had any negative feedback.


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    Your plan of Picklex, primer and fiberglass...

    Your plan of Picklex, primer and fiberglass filler sounds good, the only suggestion I would make would be to use "milled" fiberglass filler and add some resin to it so that it gets into the craters...
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