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  1. There's something to keep in mind when spraying...

    There's something to keep in mind when spraying three stage paint. That mid-stage is almost always translucent and will change as you apply a second or third or fourth coat so in order to get a good...
  2. If it's a flexible plastic bumper you should add...

    If it's a flexible plastic bumper you should add a flex additive to the clear.


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    Eraser wheels work fine as long as you're...

    Eraser wheels work fine as long as you're careful. It's easy to damage the paint if you allow the wheel to get the surface too hot. The multi-layer 3M wheel used on a buffer works great for big jobs...
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    Spray back and forth starting at the side and...

    Spray back and forth starting at the side and extending to the center then go to the other side and continue by spraying from the center to the side and do the same on the hood.
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    I would paint the entire black area using a brand...

    I would paint the entire black area using a brand name black paint like PPG, BASF, Sikens, etc. and a standard two part filler primer with a flex additive. We would also use an adhesion promoter...
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    We would normally block sand the surface to...

    We would normally block sand the surface to remove any high spots then fill the holes and scratches using bumper repair adhesive spread on with a spreader then block sanded to level the surface then...
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    The problem is that using a machine on a curved...

    The problem is that using a machine on a curved surfaces it's difficult to "level" the surface evenly. Using a DA/orbital sander even with an interface pad can cut unevenly on those rounded shapes.
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    I almost never use a DA for leveling orange peel,...

    I almost never use a DA for leveling orange peel, I use a hard or soft block and hand sand before painting or polishing. Using a rubber squeegee to remove the water allows you to see if you've...
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    That's rough. What kind of spray gun and what is...

    That's rough. What kind of spray gun and what is the fluid tip size? Is the orange peel only in the clear or is the color coat also rough.
  10. Good paint normally costs more and red is usually...

    Good paint normally costs more and red is usually more expensive than other colors. I just paid $200 for a PINT of red. :yikes
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    Jimi I think you're clicking on the wrong button....

    Jimi I think you're clicking on the wrong button. You're "reporting posts" instead of just posting them. The last one I got the second one a few minutes ago. Reported posts go to monitors so that...
  12. Clean the metal first then apply the Picklex.

    Clean the metal first then apply the Picklex.
  13. You shouldn't be getting any flash rust as long...

    You shouldn't be getting any flash rust as long as the Picklex coated metal doesn't get wet. The Picklex can wash off if it gets rained on. However I've never used compressor air to dry the Picklex...
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    Yep, I had a couple of them but always painted...

    Yep, I had a couple of them but always painted them to look new not old.
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    Hi Jim, you should be OK with those products...

    Hi Jim, you should be OK with those products because the temp is close. Just be sure to allow enough time between coats so that you don't generate a lot of runs.
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    By saying that they want to keep the "patina"...

    By saying that they want to keep the "patina" look are you saying a dullness brought on my aging? If so then adding a small amount of flattening agent may give you the right result but you would...
  17. Thread: online paint

    by Len
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    Are you doing a small repair or painting an...

    Are you doing a small repair or painting an entire vehicle? If you're painting the entire vehicle the coating store is a good choice but for doing a repair I'd recommend going with a brand name like...
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    I'm not sure why the owner would want to keep...

    I'm not sure why the owner would want to keep that paint, it would be my recommendation to convert the rust, prime and paint the entire van using a good acrylic urethane. That old paint is starting...
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    It's hard to say if that mix wil work because I...

    It's hard to say if that mix wil work because I haven't used if but if I wanted it I'd mix a little together in a cup and let it sit for a day or two to see if the paint hardens.
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    Welcome aboard! If he used a decent two part...

    Welcome aboard!
    If he used a decent two part paint you should be able to just sand out the imperfections and spray your new paint on top. Just make sure that the bad paint job is fully cured prior...
  21. Thread: Door coating?

    by Len
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    I guess you're talking about the coating on the...

    I guess you're talking about the coating on the INSIDE of the door and it's probably still ok as long as it's not cracking or peeling.
  22. Thread: Sagola G junior

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    Maybe not but since different fluid tips aren't...

    Maybe not but since different fluid tips aren't sold separately I just had a customer that just purchased three Junior G guns with the different tip sizes. I've been using mine with the 1.8 to spray...
  23. Can you post a picture of the seam you're talking...

    Can you post a picture of the seam you're talking about?
  24. As long as the metal is clean then the sanding...

    As long as the metal is clean then the sanding pattern shouldn't effect the primer bonding to the surface.

    The bonding of the seam sealer can depend on what is left on the surface and the quality...
  25. Since you have some bare metal spots I'd...

    Since you have some bare metal spots I'd recommend you apply a "direct to metal" (DTM) product first. We use a lot of Zero Rust on frames and under vehicles, it's not expensive, looks good and is...
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