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    that's normal. any thick section will remain...

    that's normal. any thick section will remain rubbery for a very long time. that's one of the good qualities of urethane paint. it doesn't get brittle so it can stretch and not crack like lacquer as...
  2. here it is, good stuff there. not sure if it...

    here it is, good stuff there. not sure if it answers your question though.
    http://autobodystore.com/forum/showthread.php?34892-Tri-Coat-repair#top
  3. ronf has experience with that color. hopefully...

    ronf has experience with that color. hopefully he'll chime in soon. there's a thread in the pre-70's section on his hotrod. and i think there's another thread where he's repairing a panel painted...
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    hard to say if the green rouge is like the stuff...

    hard to say if the green rouge is like the stuff i'm using. i sent you a chunk to try out, along with an extra unitized wheel for a 4 inch grinder. obviously that wheel is too big for little trim but...
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    second pass with the fine unitized 3 inch roloc....

    second pass with the fine unitized 3 inch roloc.
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    first pass with the polish. i took a couple more before going to the flitz
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    here's my method for polishing stainless. i put a...

    here's my method for polishing stainless. i put a small weld on a chunk of scrap tubing.32066
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    more to...
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    i use a small rolling scaffold similar to this...

    i use a small rolling scaffold similar to this one. ...
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    there are also small diameter rollers with long...

    there are also small diameter rollers with long handles that just fit in the gap.
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    that looks like either the product was too thick,...

    that looks like either the product was too thick, the gun was set with too low pressure, spray from too far away. probably a combination of one or more things. take the time to figure out what the...
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    i think you are pretty much up to speed on...

    i think you are pretty much up to speed on polishing, the results certainly say so. i used to do as many steps as you do too. you go with what works. my son is the one that turned me on to the...
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    i bet that third control is air. it looks like...

    i bet that third control is air. it looks like it's behind the air valve on the trigger to me. you'd have to check that by pulling the trigger and acting on the control to see if the air volume goes...
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    that polish isn't really available online, you...

    that polish isn't really available online, you have to know the part number to order it. i think the minimum order is like 10 pounds or something. i'm going to see what i have in the shop and send...
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    please, re-read the post i did on setting the...

    please, re-read the post i did on setting the gun. then try a test piece with the standard mix and see if it's good. try to find a piece of metal to use as test piece. an old stove, refrigerator,...
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    nice work ron, that trim looks fantastic. the...

    nice work ron, that trim looks fantastic. the home made picks are the only way to get into some of those complex shapes. i have a couple of tiny picking hammers i bought decades ago that i still use,...
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    good news. do you think you've got it handled now?

    good news. do you think you've got it handled now?
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    you are indeed on the edge for temperature, but...

    you are indeed on the edge for temperature, but we don't know all of your conditions. you might be totally fine. you ideally want the temp to remain at 16-17c or better for 24 hours after spraying. a...
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    the low temp hardener is not necessary, you're...

    the low temp hardener is not necessary, you're plenty close enough with what you have.
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    couple of things, most painters set their guns...

    couple of things, most painters set their guns pretty much wide open on fan and paint flow. then adjust your speed and distance to get the finish you want. you might want to go ahead and add reducer...
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    ron, tried to reply to your last message but...

    ron,
    tried to reply to your last message but your mailbox is full.
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    there's no figuring out the vw crowd len, they've...

    there's no figuring out the vw crowd len, they've always been on the fringe...i like shiny, they like rust and pinholes. those old busses go for stupid money now, sure wish i still had the old split...
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    i can check with my forum buddies on that. it...

    i can check with my forum buddies on that. it makes a difference what make of car you're looking to replicate though. i have italian cars and these guys sometimes get a bit anal about originality....
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    i use generic acrylic enamel hardener with...

    i use generic acrylic enamel hardener with rustoleum, one shot, and many other industrial paints. it definitely helps it harden and retain more gloss. rustoleum and industrial enamels can remain soft...
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    most of us stopped using lacquer primer a very...

    most of us stopped using lacquer primer a very long time ago. like i said, if it's a keeper, i'd consider stripping it all off. i would if it were mine.
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    Sounds like a series of unfortunate events. Do we...

    Sounds like a series of unfortunate events. Do we understand that you used lacquer primer under the acrylic enamel? That would make me stop and reevaluate the whole situation. Whatís the goal? Do you...
  25. zero rust has very little sheen, maybe slightly...

    zero rust has very little sheen, maybe slightly less than satin. i reduce it with xylene to spray, 1,3 tip conventional gravity feed gun. no hardener. on other one part paints i've experimented using...
  26. if you're dead set on a 2k product i'd use epoxy...

    if you're dead set on a 2k product i'd use epoxy as the first coating over what you have. i think it's less likely to have issues with the substrate as it is. but really, the product len suggests is...
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    paint guns work best when they're pretty much...

    paint guns work best when they're pretty much wide open. i pull the trigger and back out the flow till the trigger stops moving, then dial it back till it just touches. open the fan up full, then...
  28. glad to hear it came out alright and the color...

    glad to hear it came out alright and the color match was good. i was always happy with the acrylic enamel we used back in the day. i still use it on occasion for little projects too.
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    i just looked up that gun. looks like there might...

    i just looked up that gun. looks like there might be a strainer under the cup? you might want to pull that out. my experience with the lower cost guns has been that they need a little more pressure...
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    i'd guess that after you sand it flat you'll need...

    i'd guess that after you sand it flat you'll need to apply more. you might want to play with the amount of reducer and do a spray out on a scrap panel to see how it's going to lay down before you put...
  31. i always liked the medium reducer. i'd guess the...

    i always liked the medium reducer. i'd guess the 75-85 would be the closest equivalent.
  32. i wouldn't have used the urethane reducer either....

    i wouldn't have used the urethane reducer either. i'm like you, i only use the products within the line i'm shooting. the supplier just dropped the ball on that, and you suffer the consequences. many...
  33. you always need reducer on hand. almost every...

    you always need reducer on hand. almost every paint you get will spray better with a bit of reducer. even the low cost ones len mentioned. they just don't need as much. and if you don't need to...
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    that temperature is pretty high. you might have...

    that temperature is pretty high. you might have the paint drying too much on it's way to the surface. when temps are that high you really need to adjust your technique to be sure it's laying out...
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    after removing everything you can with the...

    after removing everything you can with the scraper/scaler you can wire wheel it to get the stubborn bits. the nooks and crannies are the toughest part. do a good solvent wipe, probably several times,...
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    if you already have the tools, why not...

    if you already have the tools, why not experiment? i buffed the factory paint on my wife's car and it helped a lot. you are right about the cc being thin though, be careful on the corners.
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    i really like those marten, nice work! when you...

    i really like those marten, nice work! when you say CAD do you mean cardboard and duct tape? i do a lot of templates that way.
    i would definitely use seam sealer on that joint. there no other...
  38. slick sand is simply spray on filler. just like...

    slick sand is simply spray on filler. just like filler you'd apply with a spreader. whenever i apply filler i try to remove as much as possible. if you have a couple of low spots and don't think the...
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    like it! i think most of us have been considered...

    like it! i think most of us have been considered "classics" for some time now...
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    len should do a run of those and put them in the...

    len should do a run of those and put them in the store. he could put his logo on the other side.
  41. i was wondering... i ran rally wheels on mine,...

    i was wondering... i ran rally wheels on mine, looked perfect.
    to me those k5's look best in factory form. mine was hugger orange with a white soft top. i nicknamed it creamsicle. keep us posted on...
  42. sure miss my 72 k5, i loved that truck. there's...

    sure miss my 72 k5, i loved that truck.
    there's a ton of primers you can use. i like the ppg dps305x, but the ppg shopline is good too. i've also used my local jobbers (wesco) euro-prime with good...
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    you're so right on there len, i love learning...

    you're so right on there len, i love learning from ron too, what a resource we have at our disposal. his detailed posts will be helping folks for a long time.
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    You might get that flake out, it’s on a flat...

    You might get that flake out, it’s on a flat surface, that’s in your favor. I keep tweezers in the paint booth for when things like that happen. (Tweezers, long needles, artists brush, you get the...
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    i love how that welder came out. looks better...

    i love how that welder came out. looks better than new! those old m-g sets are so handy, when you need one nothing else will do.
    that restoration reminds me of the quincy phil restored a while back....
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    the onmi epoxy is more prone to fisheye than the...

    the onmi epoxy is more prone to fisheye than the dplf for sure. another reason why i use urethane sealer over it before base.
    nice job by the way, i bet you're pleased to get to this point with it....
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    feels like a hostage situation doesn't it? i hate...

    feels like a hostage situation doesn't it? i hate depending on others for anything, their priorities are never aligned with mine. can't blame them for it, business is business. please the masses and...
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    good deal. i must have misunderstood your issues....

    good deal. i must have misunderstood your issues. i thought it was a sort of fisheye type thing, not just the fuzzy finish.
    extra careful prep is always worth the time. after the paint is on nobody...
  49. good advice, that cutting the rod in half. stick...

    good advice, that cutting the rod in half. stick welding can and has been done on sheet metal but i wouldn't want to do it and i've been welding forever. one of my lancia cars has a lot of original...
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    Itís always good to have a dedicated hose for...

    Itís always good to have a dedicated hose for paint. Keeps it clean and dry. That Omni product can be sensitive to contamination for sure. Iíve not used it as a sealer though, only as a base for my...
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