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    I have a 3m wheel and like it. For small jobs a...

    I have a 3m wheel and like it. For small jobs a pink pet (school kid) eraser works well also.
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    The first time I removed the bed on my 78 I just...

    The first time I removed the bed on my 78 I just bought new bolts, drilled the heads off the old ones and pushed them through with an air chisel. That's a 10 minute job, then you can slide the bed...
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    Since I have only simple body tools I would pull...

    Since I have only simple body tools I would pull the fender, put it on a bench or in my lap where it is easy to work on. Clean the rust off, straighten the worst of it with hammer and dolly which...
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    Advice from another noob. My primer came out...

    Advice from another noob.

    My primer came out just like your SS did. I was afraid of the gun, afraid of runs, afraid of getting too close. I sprayed a few scraps of sheet metal, purely to figure...
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    Good info as always, thank you everyone!

    Good info as always, thank you everyone!
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    Since that is a solid color hopefully you can...

    Since that is a solid color hopefully you can sand it flat and cut and buff like Len said.

    Can you take some closer pictures of the paint texture? Kind of looks like dry spray?
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    The panel wipe would save me some problems. Do...

    The panel wipe would save me some problems. Do you have a specific name for the product?

    I resprayed the entire hood. It is mostly ok, actually has a lot less trash in it, but does have one area...
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    Well the fender and cowl repaint/blend came out...

    Well the fender and cowl repaint/blend came out real well. Unfortunately the hood did not. It has a large ghost pattern on it. I ended up sanding the entire hood to 1000, the trouble spot with 800,...
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    That is awesome Ronf, thank you for taking the...

    That is awesome Ronf, thank you for taking the time to post this up. I am looking at starting the work next week. I will reach out to Upol in the meantime.

    Could you explain the fiberglass pen?
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    Did you re-clear that area? Kind of looks like...

    Did you re-clear that area? Kind of looks like dry spray.

    The griots DA uses a 9mm throw, (3/8" more or less). As soon as I fix my oopsie in the paint I will be doing the polish work with mine...
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    I don't really have a good plan, or enough...

    I don't really have a good plan, or enough experience. i was going to try some things and see if I could get it to come out. It isn't very efficient, but would let me learn. My intent was to mask the...
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    It is a pretty low end clear. Upol.

    It is a pretty low end clear. Upol.
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    I think it is worth a try. Is this the...

    I think it is worth a try.

    Is this the correct process?

    Sand entire panel to 800
    Spot and blend the offending area with base
    Reclear entire panel
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    Turns out those primer chips were right on top of...

    Turns out those primer chips were right on top of the base coat, slowly sanded into them and saw a little bit of green before the flake was totally gone, I did try airbrushing a little clear over and...
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    The 101 and 105 from Meguires are designed...

    The 101 and 105 from Meguires are designed specifically for the DA system. I am assuming your DA is higher quality with some power behind it. I use a Griots Garage HD DA with a 6" pad, I can put my...
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    I would just run 101 or 105 on the DA to start,...

    I would just run 101 or 105 on the DA to start, if you find it isn't doing the job step up to the 85. Meguiars claims the 100 series can remove 1200 grit scratches.
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    I like Meguire's M101 (m105 will also work, just...

    I like Meguire's M101 (m105 will also work, just a little slower) or chemical guys v32 on a yellow cutting pad any time I am doing paint correction after a wet sand. They are dedicated DA cutting...
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    Thank you Ronf, Once I get the car to a driveable...

    Thank you Ronf, Once I get the car to a driveable state I will take it over to the supplier and see what they can recommend.
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    I am tempted to give it a try. I still have a...

    I am tempted to give it a try. I still have a couple of trim parts to shoot so I might just plan on re clearing that on that day. I would be pretty upset if I sand through to base, I suppose it is a...
  20. Transtar TDS says it is not suitable for bare...

    Transtar TDS says it is not suitable for bare metal:

    https://www.tat-co.com/TranstarAutobodyTechnologies/media/TATCo/Product%20Assets/English%20Datasheets/transtar_tds_6401.pdf?ext=.pdf

    The...
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    Here are some more pictures (the hood alignment...

    Here are some more pictures (the hood alignment isn't "that" bad, just had it cracked and didn't want to disturb the clear manhandling it for a photo.

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    Thanks for the...
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    Pretty much.

    Basecoat has no hardener, requires the clear to bond it and lock it in place. It is really forgiving because you don't have to worry about gloss, just get it on consistently and...
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    I will get some pics up when I move it outside...

    I will get some pics up when I move it outside tomorrow. It's raining now and frankly I am smoked.
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    Someone had mentioned early in the thread that...

    Someone had mentioned early in the thread that raising the car would help. I put it up on jackstands after I read this, made a lot of stuff easier, especially blocking. I can barely bend over so...
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    There were definitely fish eyes. The fuzz came in...

    There were definitely fish eyes. The fuzz came in a later post :)
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    The "fuzz" was sort of self resolving, it was...

    The "fuzz" was sort of self resolving, it was grabbing little rag fragments so I just ran the whole car over with 600 grit wet. It went pretty quickly and let me find a couple little flaws I wouldn't...
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    Compressor filtration seems to be working fine,...

    Compressor filtration seems to be working fine, water separator and dessicant are fresh and clean. Cleaned the gun prior to starting and ran some reducer through for good measure. I try to keep...
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    Single coat, 1.3 tip. Applied wax and grease...

    Single coat, 1.3 tip. Applied wax and grease remover with pump sprayer, Wiped the w&g until gone, brand new paint cloth every time I got to saturation.

    Coating IS heavy. Very first time using the...
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    Fish eyes

    I don't know what happened. I spent 3 hours cleaning this thing thie morning, finished with soy based wax and grease remover, tacked with beeswax cloth. The seal coat over the whole front of the car...
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    Picklex uses phosphoric acid (verified by the...

    Picklex uses phosphoric acid (verified by the MSDS) as the convertor agent , shouldn't have a shelf life. However, if it has had long term exposure to air it will degrade. When reacting with oxygen...
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    31737 Sanding is finally done. Need to remask...

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    Sanding is finally done. Need to remask and prep the garage to shoot in the AM. I wanted to post my plan and make sure I'm not doing anything I shouldn't.

    Dampen the floor, start the air...
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    I am also a novice, but this is a question for the hive mind. Could he sand the panel with 800 and clear to get the gloss uniform or is this just opening up the whole thing to miss-match and other...
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    I went ahead and picked up 2 quarts. If I only...

    I went ahead and picked up 2 quarts. If I only use on that is alright, I have other projects. Chances are pretty good I won't come out of the gate spraying that perfect film build. Thanks for the...
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    Based on what I am seeing so far in the sanding...

    Based on what I am seeing so far in the sanding process I think shooting the whole thing with a wet on wet or epoxy seal coat is going to be my best option. Anyone have a good guess on how much...
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    I would never wear combat boots in the shop. They...

    I would never wear combat boots in the shop. They offer almost no protection from the concrete, and the ankle support kills your movement, they are hot and expensive. If you are welding you can be...
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    Per recommendation I was shooting it reduced at...

    Per recommendation I was shooting it reduced at 4:1:1 The only tips I have for that gun are 1.3 and 1.8. The HF gun has a 1.4, so it may have been a better fit from the get go.

    I started sanding...
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    I didn't mean to sound down on the devilbiss,...

    I didn't mean to sound down on the devilbiss, it's done a lot of work. If I can figure out how to repair it I will get it back together, it still has value even if it is just for spraying lacquer on...
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    That could have gone better. Loaded up the...

    That could have gone better.

    Loaded up the Devilbiss starting line 1.3 with primer, used the harbor freight knock of PPS 1 system for the first time. Gun started sputtering just like I had a clog...
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    The only way I can get that kind of cfm is to...

    The only way I can get that kind of cfm is to divert my swamp cooler in the garage from the house and run it on vent only, plus add the fans and open the bay door. I would really prefer the outbound...
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    I did not realize that bit about the primer pot...

    I did not realize that bit about the primer pot life. I will be sure to keep that in mind in the future. I am good with waiting until the morning to spray. That gives me the afternoon to clean...
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    That might be an understatement. I will get it...

    That might be an understatement. I will get it scrubbed off and get the shop cleaned out/re-masked and go to town. I appreciate the advice.
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    Do I use dawn and wash even though it has bare...

    Do I use dawn and wash even though it has bare metal showing, or is this an invitation for flash rust?




    To clarify, if I am shooting this what is my temp range? The TDS says standard hardener...
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    Thanks Phil, it has been a while since I sprayed....

    Thanks Phil, it has been a while since I sprayed. I will focus on my distance, overlap and technique. If it is not going well and laying flat on the first panel I will stop and post pics for help in...
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    You all have far more confidence in my work and...

    You all have far more confidence in my work and skill than I do. I will drop on a little more high build and see how it looks after a guide coat and block. Hopefully it will go on smooth and the...
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    You are saying shoot two more coats of full on...

    You are saying shoot two more coats of full on high build? I have enough material to do that. Hopefully everything is straight enough I can just knock that down with 400/600.
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    I did use guide coat. There were some areas rough...

    I did use guide coat. There were some areas rough enough that I hit with 150, guide coated then worked to 220. I am certain that is a me flaw though, not a primer issue. There are some spots where I...
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    Process question

    Hey everyone, I want to confirm my next steps.

    I have done a few repair panels and 2 complete paint jobs on CJ's, this is the most involved project to date, I am in a little over my head.
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    Its more expensive than what you will find at...

    Its more expensive than what you will find at harbor freight or TSC but do yourself a big favor: pick up a 3m speedglass helmet, the most basic model (100). The upfront cost is offset by replaceable...
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I believe it is...

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I believe it is the same as the mustang, since the first gen mustangs were based off the falcon.
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    I should have been more specific about that. It...

    I should have been more specific about that. It does not, as far as I know anyway. I believe it is spot welded in on the front to attached to the firewall and at the back under the windshield frame
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