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  1. Thread: Solvent pop

    by recoatlift
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    Solvent pop ?

    I thought solvent pop happened when the last coat skimmed over and solvent was trapped, not a job that was out the door in 2013 and 2019. I might be wrong but the time line is off for solvent pop. ...
  2. Thread: Primer?

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    I see problems with fizz bomb primer.

    Can you hold off until you get a 2 k primer?
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    Sandscratches

    I understand you don’t have the finer grits, but can you stop ‘til you can afford 80 & 180?
    You really shouldn’t try to fill imperfections, sand them down if at all possible. Hang tough and the job...
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    Hey Anthony

    Tony, impossible to stop stone chipping, stones are like bullets to a finish. I don’t believe any paint company warranties stone chips on their shop lifetime guarantees, I could be wrong.
    ...
  5. 10-4 on flex additive & adhesion promoters. Keep...

    10-4 on flex additive & adhesion promoters. Keep a cool head and talk to the shop.
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    Consider “air entrapment” if this is limited to...

    Consider “air entrapment” if this is limited to flat surfaces. Contamination would occur everywhere (I would think).
    Some of your problem looks like dirt nibs.
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    Looks like a good job! Keep doing what you’re...

    Looks like a good job! Keep doing what you’re doing.
    Just from looking at your pics, I can feel that sticky straight enamel.
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    Check with S/W. When I shot their alkyd...

    Check with S/W. When I shot their alkyd (straight enamel) I added straight enamel hardener to the reduced color.
    8parts color
    4parts reducer
    1 pint hardner
    I can’t recall their catalyst #. NAPA...
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    I’d give ya speeding ticket just because of that...

    I’d give ya speeding ticket just because of that vehicles stance, looks ready to race. Nice looking tires & wheels. Great job!
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    Spot putty

    The product I see is Bondo lacquer spot putty. I don’t see any hardener or catalyst in that packaging. A couple of ways to know if you have lacquer, is put a bit of heat (heat gun) on the putty...
  11. Yes, step up to a full size gun. After you get...

    Yes, step up to a full size gun.

    After you get the proper gun, try criss-crossing, instead of following the same path (or pattern).

    Ps... on the last coat of metallics, I lower the air a tad &...
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    Tacking between coats

    As soon as you open a tack rag, fluff it up like a baseball. If you leave it folded it will drag on your surface and look like fish eyes, rag drag. Open the rag up. When finished, enclose the rag in...
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    Does the tec sheet call for a reducer? If so,...

    Does the tec sheet call for a reducer? If so, follow the label.
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    Why is the color off? Same reduced ready to...

    Why is the color off? Same reduced ready to spray color? Same air pressure @ the gun? Same distance to panel? As you see, there are a lot of variables. Color should be blendable as before. So...
  15. Your question is a tough one for me. Panel...

    Your question is a tough one for me. Panel painting and re-assembling and expecting a color & metallic match is dependent on consistent air pressure at the gun, gun speed & distance. Product...
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    Wash the cover with soap and water (Dawn is the...

    Wash the cover with soap and water (Dawn is the best). For me, I follow up with a gray scuff pad and sprinkle comet on the panel, soak the scuff pad in water and get to scrubbing. Rinse well use a...
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    Amen on the data sheet info. Don’t let epoxy set...

    Amen on the data sheet info.
    Don’t let epoxy set up in your gun and cup. Clean good with lacquer thinner. I don’t think acetone or mineral spirits are strong enough for epoxy. I always reduced epoxy...
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    YIKES!

    That does not look good. I agree with the other poster in showing that separation to the paint jobber. Maybe there is a recall on bad product, it happens.

    Good luck to ya!
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    martinjr

    Usually the bench chemists are past due 60+ days and want free product to correct their mistake. Even if a rep caves, they'll still badmouth the system....it's never their fault.
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    if you want it to look like glass, it will need...

    if you want it to look like glass, it will need to be blocked down, buffed & polished. orange peel seems inherent to urethanes. but that is what makes street rods look so damn nice isn't it?

    i...
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    i wouldn't shoot fizz bomb clear

    on anything that gets uv exposure. most likely it's just a lacquer type clear with no durability.

    good luck, keep posting!
  22. hmmmm, interesting.

    i'd be afraid to use it. what if the clear didn't 'bite' down on the base or maybe the manufacture made a running change & added some form of 'oil'? i'd have one hell of a mess & lost all my...
  23. Thread: BC Scuff?

    by recoatlift
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    what does the product data sheet say about...

    what does the product data sheet say about base-recoat window? you might have several days before you'd have to scuff & re-shoot the base.

    i'd give the vehicle 3 nice coats of base to make sure...
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    i just break my wrist to blend the primer. if i...

    i just break my wrist to blend the primer. if i used tape in this case, i'd get a line even if i back taped it!
    you can step out your surfacer so it doesn't have a straight edge or heavy build...
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    not an expert but

    have done what you've posted. for me, i went out a bit farther with 1200 over the 600 scratches. blended out the 2k surfacer, slicked her back down, ending in the 600.
    blended the bases & shot 2...
  26. it takes time, but i'd do spray out cards and...

    it takes time, but i'd do spray out cards and step out the ground coat and the number of pearl coats on top. you'll be surprised at the changes the number of coats will affect the sprayouts.

    i...
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    the optional up to 10% reduction may help some...

    the optional up to 10% reduction may help some painters with flow. some guys get a mental block & think everything needs reduction. proper equipment, air pressure, gun distance, speed and...
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    is this boat berthed or a trailered? if she's a...

    is this boat berthed or a trailered? if she's a trailer sailer, automotive finishes would be ok. if she's docked, i'd go marine finish materials.
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    bumper stripper is available.

    sem makes a nice product: se39913 urethane bumper stripper...len might even have it on this site.
    i'm like you, i wonder how many layers are under there? i'd like to start from scratch just so...
  30. well, the painter might have

    20 yrs shooting solvent based clear, not the waterborne you posted about. i'd say he's learning on the job. yes, air looks too low & slow gun speed helped cause that texture. maybe the stuff you...
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    i hear ya on the pure black.

    i like napa matrin senour crossfire basecoat # 56a-8800. it is pure high strength black, basecoat fix and reducer. looks real nice with #cc5020 overall clear, or any of the martin finish line...
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    shine is the enemy!

    knock off the gloss. get the panels you want to paint dull. i'd say 600 or finer should be aggressive enough without causing deep scratches for the base. remember that epoxy is not fun to sand...
  33. Thread: bird shit

    by recoatlift
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    napa wax & grease remover....

    martin senour part # ft200 comes in a gallon & is reasonably priced....unless they are gouging. check it out. sounds like your particular napa store is not strong in paint. i'm lucky because my...
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    i hope she turns out great for ya! blow & tack...

    i hope she turns out great for ya! blow & tack 'er off, keep the dust & overspray down. tack between coats [after the proper flash time.]

    ps...the sealer, it is not ready to shoot. it needs to...
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    yes, sw & martin senour [same company] will have...

    yes, sw & martin senour [same company] will have a choice in their 'value line' of either a 2k sealer or the older version enamel type sealer....both offered in a red oxide hue. i've used both. ...
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    make sure you get product

    data sheets on the different products....no matter whose paint is used.

    bob is correct. price is not everything. the economical paint lines don't cover real well & color match & blending can be...
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    i'll do the math this way.

    "Really the only reason i was asking is for the paint. If they have a mix that is 4:1 and is $100 a gallon, and they have a mix that is 1:1 for $150 (these #'s are just for example), I need to be...
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    here's an example using your sw clear. the...

    here's an example using your sw clear. the product sheet states: 4 parts clear, 1 part hardner [ no reducer is added by the end user, it has been added at the factory.]

    the paint store should...
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    you're correct on the 1 to 1 equals 2 gals....

    you're correct on the 1 to 1 equals 2 gals. sprayable [ready to spray]
    you're wrong on the 2 to 1. that equals 3 gals sprayable...not a gal & a half as you posted.
    4 to 1 is 5 parts or think of it...
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    mmmmmm, ratio help

    if the product says 4 to 1, that's 5 parts total
    if the product says 2 to 1, that's 3 parts total

    you get more sprayable material & cost savings at the 4 to 1. you lose at 2 to 1.
    don't try to...
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    do what your instructor says.

    spot the color, clear the entire roof. this is the correct way.
    you know, it will probably be faster & look much better. take your time & do it right. good luck, keep posting!
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    good luck!!

    those older chips are like old baseball cards!!
    try ebay. wish ya luck.
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    i'll go 1st....

    are you painting a complete or blending?
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    fizz bomb primer....why not roll some quality 2k...

    fizz bomb primer....why not roll some quality 2k primer, blocker her down nice? the mils would be there.
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    i'd go ahead like you plan....shoot a coat or 2...

    i'd go ahead like you plan....shoot a coat or 2 of epoxy on the tank. you're looking for corrosion resistance & adhesion with epoxy, at least to my way of thinking. next, i'd get some 2k primer...
  46. primal.........

    maybe in canada what you post of is correct, but not down in the lower 48. i agree with the other posters opinions on the matter. maybe next time you advice will correct. good luck, keep posting....
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    do not use 6383

    on that etch, it will soften it! put the lid back on the 6383. blow the vehicle off, tac the etch, & shoot the crossfire or finish 1, 2k primer surfacer if you need to fill sand scratches. if not,...
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    henry is right on [so are the other posters]. ...

    henry is right on [so are the other posters]. make a positive learning expeirence out of it. although, some folks make a habit of their doing body work with primer & could care less. len's right...
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    i've used 'farecla.' it's waterbased. i used...

    i've used 'farecla.' it's waterbased. i used the compound 'total' & finish off with the 'g10' swirl remover. i keep a spray bottle of water & spritz the area i'm working. i like the stuff. try...
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    i used to use the nr95 back when & shot base &...

    i used to use the nr95 back when & shot base & single stage urethane topcoats with no probs. on single stages, i turned my fluid control out another turn or two & tightened my fan just a bit, air at...
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