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    Stone chips is the clear coat issue.. The...

    Stone chips is the clear coat issue..

    The quality, thickness, flex in it if on bumper.

    Today's car have minimum paint and CC thicknes....exceptions German cars and some Chrysler, GM...
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    Ola.. So, I don't activate my ppg envirobase o...

    Ola..

    So, I don't activate my ppg envirobase o debeer waterborne basecoat when doing outside panel...

    However, when I do some underwood painting, I add activator to water-based basecoat to...
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    i would say that Ford is onto something here...

    i would say that Ford is onto something here regarding corrrosion protection..

    i despise Ford and i despise to work on Ford vehicles, but i hate to say it...

    so far, so good..

    i have looked...
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    I never seen fish eyes silicone contamination...

    I never seen fish eyes silicone contamination like that..


    To me, more like solvent pop, too much too fast too soon ...it is thr season for solvent issues

    But this dude says he followed all...
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    Make sure you protect metal area from behind, not...

    Make sure you protect metal area from behind, not just front....inside panels, just anything spray on there,if bare metal , you don't want moisture to from.other side...
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    Style, talk to me some more about ceramic coating...

    Style, talk to me some more about ceramic coating ;)...


    I keep getting asked a lot about from my customers
    ..I might as well do it...

    Can it be profitable?

    How is the learning curve to be...
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    Come on, no PDR can fix that properly..it can...

    Come on, no PDR can fix that properly..it can help to minimzes the dents..

    Ronf is a particular detail oriented dude, he would never be happy...

    The truck is a total loss write off....however, ...
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    Yes, Ronf..I like your truck!...it has purpose, ...

    Yes, Ronf..I like your truck!...it has purpose, low milage,and hard to find replacement for it..

    Go to a few shops around you...."higher end' expensive shopz, then some franchise shop and some...
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    Ronf, I never heard of MPS till now.. So in...

    Ronf, I never heard of MPS till now..

    So in the last 4 years , I have tried 7,8 different aftermarket Chinese made pps systems....even Carworx brand and some others all feel and work the same.......
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    This could be a total loss, Ron.. easily

    This could be a total loss, Ron.. easily
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    You can buy aftermarket paint cups that fit Tekna...

    You can buy aftermarket paint cups that fit Tekna prolute on ebay, alieXpress, Amazon...

    They fit well, they used to be around $15-20,work fine.

    I always liked aluminum cups better , easier to...
  12. I looked at this.... Left frame rail is...

    I looked at this....

    Left frame rail is twisted...all front end seem to be pushed to right, it has sway to the rifht..

    I don't like how the frame is twisted and some other gaps there is also...
  13. Thread: DIY Spray booth

    by baubau
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    What about your neighbors and objects outside

    What about your neighbors and objects outside
  14. Thread: Buffing

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    Hehe, yea, keep making fun of me..all good.. ...

    Hehe, yea, keep making fun of me..all good..

    So when it comes to buffing, compounding, polishing. I hate it I despise it ..:)...

    Out of this dislike, I have tried and experimented with many...
  15. Thread: Buffing

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    Henry, if you ever come across Farecla g360...

    Henry, if you ever come across Farecla g360 compound, try that...

    The best i have ever used...
  16. Thread: Buffing

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    I use something called Spray and Shine by Presta...

    I use something called Spray and Shine by Presta or grass and wax remover with some alcohol in it....always cleaning with Costco Kirkland microfiber..

    I avoid dish soap as sometimes it leaves...
  17. Thread: Buffing

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    Yea, I hate this part of the job.. My jobs are...

    Yea, I hate this part of the job..

    My jobs are consistently good regarding shine and orange peel...

    But I get dirt and debris just like anyone else...

    This is my procedure....i always cure...
  18. Thread: Buffing

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    Hell no... no and no.. it means i lose...

    Hell no...

    no and no..

    it means i lose money.....one shot deal...dont care :)
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    If the car is not high end, expensive or not...

    If the car is not high end, expensive or not “that” important, there is no need to strip to the metal...waste of effort and time...

    If the clear delaminates, stone chips, sand the clear coat off...
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    5 to 1, you should be allright... That primer...

    5 to 1, you should be allright...
    That primer needs a bit longer to cure, some UV, infrared, heat can speed it up....

    Give it some time, try to sand, if gummy, give it more time...
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    We had a plum and a pine tree back home in our...

    We had a plum and a pine tree back home in our yard...plum tree was for smaller hits :)..
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    Tie it to a plum tree and start pulling..

    Tie it to a plum tree and start pulling..
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    Henry, i either leave the clearcoat cans on my...

    Henry, i either leave the clearcoat cans on my heating radiator or if i forget, i put it in microwave, i got a system, sort of, 500 ml for 25 sec, 750 ml 35 sec heating....LOL...

    it works for me...
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    As far as the "orange peel" clearcoat appearance...

    As far as the "orange peel" clearcoat appearance goes...

    i am always painting cars and my goal is to recreate OEM, original vehicle clearcoat apperance as close as posible so that my repair...
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    https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07N95TXM8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp...

    https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07N95TXM8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_9RZ2FRNCNRQ55TSZR7K9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    This little pen works like a charm....very precise and co trollable..

    I'd apply some paint,...
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    For buffing , cutting, polishing, I use Farecla...

    For buffing , cutting, polishing, I use Farecla g360, one step system, the best one i have ever used and I have almost tried them all almost..

    Same procedure as Len, except if I want to remove...
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    I have 3 Sagola Aircapa and use all of them.. ...

    I have 3 Sagola Aircapa and use all of them..

    Hvlp, green air cap for 4600, uses a lot of air and it has beautiful cigar shaped pattern, settings, I go full fan, fluid tip 1.3, fluid open 1 3/4...
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    What air cap and fluid tip on Sagola 4600?

    What air cap and fluid tip on Sagola 4600?
  29. Thread: Plastic repair

    by baubau
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    If you cannot get Fusor, then some other plastic...

    If you cannot get Fusor, then some other plastic repair stuff, 2K, for the back...

    FUSOR is one of the best, I always have it in my shop...

    I weld the plastic now whenever I get the chance, but...
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    Ronf,....you are a brave man... Milwaukee has...

    Ronf,....you are a brave man...

    Milwaukee has a great cordless m12 polisher...

    I have 3 different air polishers, Mirka 3 inch and 2 inch..


    I use air regulator with them so the air pressure...
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    I am in Ontario.. You mention tractors, farm...

    I am in Ontario..

    You mention tractors, farm equipment, we immediately think more viscous thicker paint ..

    The best option is to buy a gun with 3 different t fluid tips and a separate primer...
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    Being in USA, you have plenty of options and...

    Being in USA, you have plenty of options and choices regarding this type of scissor lift...

    I would always go for North American built one or something Taiwanese of better quality and thicker...
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