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    You can purchase fast, medium and slow reducer. ...

    You can purchase fast, medium and slow reducer. If you go with slow reducer don't apply it too heavily or it's going to run, just medium coats.
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    Most decent paint/primer suppliers will have a...

    Most decent paint/primer suppliers will have a technical data sheet (TDS) what will tell you what to thin with. Do a search on their site for that info.;
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    I'm afraid that's right, the only way to fix it...

    I'm afraid that's right, the only way to fix it is to prep and repaint. I probably wouldn't sand the clear off but just scuff with some 400 or 600 wet then re-apply your color and clear. Be sure to...
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    I'm not familiar with your paint products but...

    I'm not familiar with your paint products but sometimes a low cost clear can be discolored by the application of filler to eliminate runs.

    I've used that method to remove runs but I normally don't...
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    Yes, unmasking then clearing then sanding and...

    Yes, unmasking then clearing then sanding and re-clearing is a good method for eliminating tape ridges and using a good quality paint for the flames can help with coverage so that a lot of coats...
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    You're exactly right, that compressor may supply...

    You're exactly right, that compressor may supply enough air for a small gun but not nearly enough for a mid-size or full size gun.
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    Hi Andri Buying a spray gun is pretty much like...

    Hi Andri
    Buying a spray gun is pretty much like buying other tools in that you get what you pay for. There are many good guns on the market like Iwata, Sagola, DeVilbiss, etc. Most good guns cost...
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    It could be used for flames when the different...

    It could be used for flames when the different colors are masked properly but I'd probably use a smaller gun for most flame jobs even an air brush may be more appropriate.
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    Cool looking bike! A quart of each color and a...

    Cool looking bike!

    A quart of each color and a quart of clear should be plenty and you'll need enough hardener and reducer also. The amount of hardener and reducer will depend on the mixing ratio...
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    That works for some dents but a stud welder with...

    That works for some dents but a stud welder with a slide hammer works on all dents using it to pull the dent while tapping the surrounding metal with a small hammer. When you're finished pulling...
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    I normally fasten a piece of 1X2" piece of wood...

    I normally fasten a piece of 1X2" piece of wood about 2' long on the tank mount then attach it to my work bench so that the tank doesn't move while I'm pulling out the dent.

    You could prep each...
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    We've done several of them with damage like that...

    We've done several of them with damage like that and we use a stud welder.

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    That's an awful small amount of air being used by...

    That's an awful small amount of air being used by your spray gun. What gun model are you using and what is the fluid tip size?
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    It depends on what kind of finish you're looking...

    It depends on what kind of finish you're looking for. Their are a lot of variables like primer viscosity, air pressure, spray gun, spraying technique etc. that determine the outcome. If you're...
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    If you were using a spray gun and got your paint...

    If you were using a spray gun and got your paint from an auto body supplier I'd say to take a piece of the original paint to them on the gas door or trunk lid and have it scanned and matched but with...
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    Does HF sell parts for their guns?

    Does HF sell parts for their guns?
  17. You want to block sand that rough texture until...

    You want to block sand that rough texture until smooth and, if necessary, apply more filler primer and block it again. I've never used that brand of epoxy primer but it will probably be OK to spray...
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    I use canvas wheel covers. ...

    I use canvas wheel covers.


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    I agree with Bob, disconnect the battery. I...

    I agree with Bob, disconnect the battery. I normally use a tire cover to protect the tire and rim from dirt and sparks. As far as the patch itself check the link below, it's a different panel but...
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    Yep, I got two of them for nothing and it totally...

    Yep, I got two of them for nothing and it totally eliminated fumes from our shop.
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    You're probably not going to achieve a good match...

    You're probably not going to achieve a good match but protecting the metal should be no problem. I'd sand down the area to be painted using some 220 grit sandpaper then mask the lip by applying...
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    As long as the low cost gun works decently and...

    As long as the low cost gun works decently and the base coat covers in two or three coats you should be ok. What kind of car did you say it was and are you painting the entire car?

    If you're not...
  23. We've been using Kleen Strip Stripper on...

    We've been using Kleen Strip Stripper on everything since we can't get Capt. Lee's Stripper any longer however Kleen Strip is going off the market soon but I think you can still get it.

    We spread...
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    Old refrigerators work great for that purpose. ...

    Old refrigerators work great for that purpose. Don't plug it in just store your old paint products.
  25. I would probably call some junk yards to see if I...

    I would probably call some junk yards to see if I could find that piece then cut and replace. If I couldn't find it used I'd probably do some pulling and dollying to see if I could make it fit...
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    It's very easy to leave the scratch from the more...

    It's very easy to leave the scratch from the more coarse grit when you sand with the finer grits. Also, depending on the type of polish used, the lubricant in the polish can hide the scratches that...
  27. Yes, even when we have posts from some European...

    Yes, even when we have posts from some European members they call most of their products lacquer even acrylic urethane paints.
  28. Most base coats are polyester paints. If it says...

    Most base coats are polyester paints. If it says "lacquer" on the label it could still be a poly from Europe because they call most of these types of paint lacquer. If the base coat aerosol is from...
  29. Right, one part is no catalyst. Most "base coat"...

    Right, one part is no catalyst. Most "base coat" products are designed to use under a clear coat. I haven't used any of the Spray Max clear but, since it has a hardener I'd say it's probably an...
  30. Lacquer as a substrate can be a problem when...

    Lacquer as a substrate can be a problem when applying a two part paint on top. You can apply a barrier coat on the lacquer then apply your primer but a good barrier products isn't cheap.

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  31. If the supplier is selling the base and the clear...

    If the supplier is selling the base and the clear in one package then they are probably compatible. If the base is a one part product (without hardener) then just wait for it to dry a little before...
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    That's exactly right, it changes depending on...

    That's exactly right, it changes depending on many factors and that's why the lab testing is so important, it uses standard methods to compare the performance of spray equipment. Once you change the...
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    Do you understand what lab testing is?

    Do you understand what lab testing is?
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    HELLO! The guns are tested in a lab, if they...

    HELLO! The guns are tested in a lab, if they generate a 65% TE the gun will always have that TE. Taking the gun outside and spraying paint in the air doesn't diminish the gun's performance, it's...
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    It means 35% of the paint coming out of the gun...

    It means 35% of the paint coming out of the gun doesn't reach the surface.
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    In a TE lab test that determines that you get 65%...

    In a TE lab test that determines that you get 65% efficiency the 45% is overspray that doesn't come in contact with the test panel. That is the gun's performance and has nothing to do with what...
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    I guess I should give up on this topic because we...

    I guess I should give up on this topic because we are on two different wave lengths. I have experts emailing me telling me that you have no idea what you're talking about. Transfer efficiency of a...
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