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  1. This is not a product or process you want to take...

    This is not a product or process you want to take chances with. I make color cards for all of my full sprays and most repairs. Below is my color card for my RR project. I not only spray all coats...
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    On the CC I use this is a copy paste from TDS for...

    On the CC I use this is a copy paste from TDS for PPG DCU2021

    Flash Time: 1015 min. with DCX hardeners 510 minutes with DFX11
    Dry Times 70F (21C): DCX8 DCX9 DCX61 DFX11
    Dust Free: 6070min....
  3. As phil stated you can use epoxy primer in place...

    As phil stated you can use epoxy primer in place of a sealer, however be real careful which brand and epoxy primer catalyst you use. For instance, PPG DP50LF (50 denotes gray) epoxy can work for your...
  4. I shoot solvent base for all RR materials with...

    I shoot solvent base for all RR materials with the following products;

    1. Seal coat, Mix 2 parts- PPG DAS3025 V Seal to 1 part PPG DAS3027 V Seal will give you a proper G6 gray coat color (yes, it...
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    bmarler, This is outstanding and I can't...

    bmarler,

    This is outstanding and I can't thank you enough. I'm looking forward to giving your rouge a try. Like you I have plenty of scrap laying around. Going to try your method of leaning on it...
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    Green rouge

    Brian,

    Pictorial is great and thank you for the demo. Very nice work! I get that photos of finished stainless is almost impossible to capture that shows the true work. I'm curious if your green...
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    Sagola tips

    Good news is I just finished the spray out (1:00 am) with no problems. In the end I just grab a needle and threw it into the gun as I knew this was going to be a long night and needed to get started....
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    Sagola 4600 Xtreme needle

    I have several tips for my Sagola 4600 and tonight I was getting ready to switch out the tip from a 1.3 to the 1.3 xl for a spray out and got the needles mixed up, geez...really. Looking at the...
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    I have several movable platforms made up that...

    I have several movable platforms made up that range from (2 ea.) 12x48 with a 6" height and 12x48 with an 8" and 10" height to give me reach over hood and top. If you cannot observe the surface when...
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    Brian, I will happily pay for product and...

    Brian,

    I will happily pay for product and shipping if you are willing to send it for me to try. I looked through the Chemithon web site and followed their links for distributors but came up blank...
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    Thanks Marten I appreciate the compliment. As you...

    Thanks Marten I appreciate the compliment. As you might assume these waterfall grills and trim are the show case pieces for the 30's era cars. 2 solid days of picking, sanding and polishing can get...
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    bmarler, I am very interested in the...

    bmarler,

    I am very interested in the Chemithon polish and the Flitz for protection. I use the fine grade unitized silicone carbide roloc discs now on stainless trim and on occasion the roloc 320...
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    I think we do. We are still working through this...

    I think we do. We are still working through this but things are looking good.
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    henry, Len put me onto a really great guy who...

    henry,

    Len put me onto a really great guy who is assisting me. Thank you for your comments and suggestions, as always they are much appreciated my friend.
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    BTW, if you add more reducer you have to extend...

    BTW, if you add more reducer you have to extend your flash time prior to next coat. If you reduce beyond TDS (I almost always do with PPG) you will need to apply 1-2 extra coats for minimum build....
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    bmarler is absolutely correct once gun is set up...

    bmarler is absolutely correct once gun is set up correctly.. "watch the paint hit the panel, don't focus on where your hand is. and do a practice panel first." I personally don't have any problem...
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    Sorry Brian, Cleared up some space. Didn't...

    Sorry Brian,

    Cleared up some space. Didn't realize it was getting full. Any chance you can try again?
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    bmarler, Sent you a msg

    bmarler,

    Sent you a msg
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    You might consider powder coat for your frame if...

    You might consider powder coat for your frame if no problems exist when you get it back from blaster. Ask your blaster if they are applying a flash rust preventive coating after blasting. I have done...
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    Pic has the appearance of being applied too...

    Pic has the appearance of being applied too heavy. I would either pick up my hand speed or back off on the distance to panel a bit. How are you setting up your gun? You can use either the slow or...
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    Picking the grill surround trim

    Today I am finishing the grill surround trim. Last of the trim to work on my 36' project. This trim was particularly hard to work as it had many fold overs and curves that attach to grill.
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    Finishing up the hood trim

    Finishing up the hood trim
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    Restoring trim work

    Finishing up restoring hood trim and doghouse stainless steel trim. 85 year old trim was beat up pretty bad with dimples, pimples, bends and twists. It took just over 2 days to get all the trim...
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    bmarler, Yes, can you check with your...

    bmarler,

    Yes, can you check with your buddies? I need 18 yards that closely matches "Mocha" which if I'm correct is a common name in the upholstery industry. It is for my 36' project.
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    Bob K I never thought to look on Amazon but...

    Bob K

    I never thought to look on Amazon but your right! I'm looking at several hides on their site, thanks for the heads up
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    Needing upholstery material

    I'm looking for an outlet that sells Italian leather for my interior project. I already know this is going to cost, I just want a good reliable source or maybe a contact name and number I can get in...
  27. Thread: Sagola G junior

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    This is good news! Like you I am shocked at the...

    This is good news! Like you I am shocked at the price, I have a feeling it won't stay that way long.
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    Bam

    Bam,

    Check your inbox when you have time
  29. I use feather fill in this fashion all the time...

    I use feather fill in this fashion all the time but haven't tried it with slick sand. I'm with Len, shoot the Optex 4:1 DTM product and save your epoxy. You will use your epoxy before this project is...
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    Thank you Len for bringing up panel observation...

    Thank you Len for bringing up panel observation during application, I should have stated this is how you know your DTP and hand speed are correct. Get too close or too slow and you will see the...
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    Looking at the little amount of overspray your...

    Looking at the little amount of overspray your tire covers and masked windows received (especially back window) I'd say you dusted this on by either a bad gun setting and/or DTP application, too fast...
  32. Thread: Process question

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    Ben, I use the Custom Restoration Series...

    Ben,

    I use the Custom Restoration Series "panel prep". I typically only use it if I feel there may be a problem with my technique (off day) or shooting a color that is known for tiger striping,...
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    Bam, Wow, that looks great. That build was...

    Bam,

    Wow, that looks great. That build was just meant for you. Great job. Did you use "Specialty Power Windows" for install? I love their product.
  34. Thread: Sagola G junior

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    Len, Just got the Sagola catalog from you....

    Len,

    Just got the Sagola catalog from you. Wow, very informative and am glad I picked this up from you. I'm still baffled over the price of the Sagola G junior, am I missing something at that...
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    S-C, Excuse me for not commenting on the...

    S-C,

    Excuse me for not commenting on the shirt. I think excitement over came me lol. That shirt came out fantastic! I would be honored to own a shirt like yours! Check your PM's
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    S-C, Damn, you beat me to the punch. I found...

    S-C,

    Damn, you beat me to the punch. I found a company to make these and they are only waiting on graphics. Mine will be getting one more detail. Going to send you a private message and think you...
  37. Thread: Process question

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    Ben, When you shot the repair area on the...

    Ben,

    When you shot the repair area on the hood did you shoot your final coats of bc using a drop coat method (2X) shot fast and furious over the surface repair area to disperse the metallic prior...
  38. Thread: Sagola G junior

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    Len, Pretty much what I thought as the Sagola...

    Len,

    Pretty much what I thought as the Sagola jr price was a shock at that price, so I'm guessing a good primer gun. For a good primer gun that is a good deal if it holds up to the Sagola quality.
  39. Thread: Sagola G junior

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    Sagola G junior

    Len,

    What info do you have on the Sagola G JR? Didn't known this existed. What are your thoughts of comparing this to the SRI mini (1.3 tip) in comparison to the Sagola G junior 1.4 tip for cut...
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    I'm with Len. I shoot SS with my 1.8 tip on my...

    I'm with Len. I shoot SS with my 1.8 tip on my Finish line 670 (I shoot it reduced with 5% acetone if panel is straight) or with same gun use a 2.2 tip (just a tad acetone thrown in RTS) if I have a...
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    Jpegs

    S-C,

    Can you send me those jpegs from your PC artwork?
  42. To what extent do you want to get it done today?...

    To what extent do you want to get it done today? Sitting in finished primer or fully painted and finished? If your just trying to finish panel to a primer state I would shoot the high build directly...
  43. Thread: Process question

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    Ben, I would seriously consider getting both...

    Ben,

    I would seriously consider getting both of these tools and having them on hand. Nothing works better for those fish eyes, small pops and scratches. Len put me onto the fiberglass pen about a...
  44. Thread: Process question

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    No way would I sand that entire panel to 800....

    No way would I sand that entire panel to 800. Sand the entire panel to 1500 and then come back and try your posted method by sanding damaged area to either 800 or 1000 (I prefer 1000 myself) shoot...
  45. Thread: Process question

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    For those small vapor pops I use a variety of...

    For those small vapor pops I use a variety of tools that make repairs fast and easy. You need these on hand if you don't already have them.
  46. Thread: Process question

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    Repair continued

    Continued....
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    I typically use one of three methods to repair...

    I typically use one of three methods to repair areas such as your. I can either sand entire panel with 1500 wet, sand repair area too 1000 wet, drop coat in 2-3 coats of metallic base with a close...
  48. Thread: Process question

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    Ben, What is your plan for blending? You are...

    Ben,

    What is your plan for blending? You are going to need either a specific blending agent for your Upol products or a proven method and procedure for blending metallics. For instance, I could...
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    I would caution you against just knocking off the...

    I would caution you against just knocking off the loose material and reapplying. You need to make sure sheet metal on the underside is stable and not Trapping moisture. I feel your pain when removing...
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    Ben, Even professionals continue to learn. I...

    Ben,

    Even professionals continue to learn. I do not consider myself a professional as I am not a production shop dealing with customers (even though at times my car buddies can be a pain the...
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