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    No, you can not fake patina. Well...you can but...

    No, you can not fake patina. Well...you can but it is very obvious and well, looks fake. In fact they call it "FATINA", It is laughed at, looked down upon. You can not substitute flattening...
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    Other then that rear driver corner that had an...

    Other then that rear driver corner that had an ancient dent repair the entire bus is original paint and patina. Original paint with that patina look is a HUGE thing, at least in the Vintage VW crowd...
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    Well, if the area with pin holes was...

    Well, if the area with pin holes was blasted/dipped clean (no rust) and areas were structural sound still. You could use something like an epoxy filler etc to fill the pin holes. Then do your body...
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    You mentioned being 53 and you painted in the 80s...

    You mentioned being 53 and you painted in the 80s and 90s. I am 52 and worked a shop back in 90s as well. Even then no one barely used lacquer or enamel anymore...LOL!

    That lacquer primer is...
  5. UPDATE

    So it has been 24 hours and surprisingly the hardener/paint finally kicked and seems the JH6002 worked with the rustoleum. it took longer then I expected but it worked. Took my thumb and pressed it...
  6. Well, I figured I would try it. Sprayed a vent...

    Well, I figured I would try it. Sprayed a vent window frame and another a small test piece. It looks godd but after a good hour now it still is wet. My guess is there is difference between the...
  7. Can I add Shopline hardener to Rustoleum?

    Hey guys,

    I have some engine sheet metal I am painting gloss black. I have a quart of Rustoleum industrial oil based enamel in gloss black and a left over pint of opened JH6002 enamel hardener...
  8. Thanks, That is what I picked up and thanks for...

    Thanks, That is what I picked up and thanks for the heads up on spraying tack coat.

    Boy that is really NICE PAINT. I was quite surprised how well it went on and how nicely it flowed out. And...
  9. Just curious what did you prefer for reducers...

    Just curious what did you prefer for reducers temp range since AE flows like crazy. I am cutting in jam area today (83 degrees now) and the outside door skin tomorrow (they say 91 tomorrow) The...
  10. Yup saw they have no info on the JE P sheet for...

    Yup saw they have no info on the JE P sheet for adding hardener and the one small blurb that shows mix ratio (on a different chart page) is such low resolution I could not read it on my phone. I was...
  11. Anyone have mix ratio for Shopline JE and JH6002

    I need the mix ratios for Shop Line's JE (Acrylic Enamel) with JH 6002 hardener. Can not find any (clear) readable info online anywhere. Wanted to spray this today and got stiffed not being able to...
  12. Kirker Enduro prime then Omini 282 surfacer how long til I can sand?

    So I have a door that was original paint with some dents and dings. So I cleaned up the dents and dings and any surface rust. Sanded entire door to 180. Then shot 2 coats of Enduro prime and let...
  13. Bau bau thanks for the post...you know maybe I...

    Bau bau thanks for the post...you know maybe I will just buy this and a new 6" as well. I understand what you are saying about doing bumpers and large flat vert panels.

    Thank you
  14. Thanks, I did end up finding a big thread on here...

    Thanks, I did end up finding a big thread on here about this as well.

    So let me follow up with this. I wanted a 6" but this 5" AirVantage fell in my lap so to speak...brand new and half price. I...
  15. AirVantage question...is the 5 and 6 inch the same unit?

    Hey guys, thinking of buying a new AirVantage 3/16 throw palm orbital sander. I found one a friend has new in box but it is a 5" and I would prefer a 6".

    My question is the actual sander...
  16. Can I spot prime on my final primer coat b4 paint.

    I have a car I am painting, do this about once a year and always need to refresh my facts of dos-and don'ts every time.

    Car was media blasted, epoxy primed with Kirker enduro prime. Body work...
  17. Thanks guys

    Thanks guys
  18. 400 wet enough for SS Urethane Solid color?

    I am painting a car with Omni SS Urethane in a Red Solid color,
    I have the entire vehicle in Omni 282 primer sanded with
    mirka 400 wet.

    The majority of the paint I have done has always been...
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    Mirka Very Fine Red scuff pads

    Does anyone know what grit the Mirka Red Very Fine scuff pads are equivilant to? I have searched all over the net and even Mirka does
    not say the equivialnt grit.

    NOTE these are not the 3M...
  20. I actually use All-U-Need by Clausen...it is a...

    I actually use All-U-Need by Clausen...it is a polyester primer...about same as slicksand. I usually strip the vehicle, shoot kirker epoxy, do my body and filler work over that and then shoot 3...
  21. Any tips on a 'good' urethane primer surfacer

    I have been using PPGs k-36 for most of my projects before final paint, but just checked and it is $216 a gallon with activator at the local jobber.
    Anyhow...I am looking for a urethane primer...
  22. Phil those tires are Denaman. I recall they were...

    Phil those tires are Denaman. I recall they were from Coker...years back though. Yeah they are about that size 5.5 or 6 by 15. That `50 is a rare car, it is actually a Hoffman split which means it...
  23. I tell you, I have been Restoring VWs for 15...

    I tell you, I have been Restoring VWs for 15 yeras now and the damn front hoods are what get ya! Other then the top 4 inches that hood is a single piece of steel! The gas tank is under it and folks...
  24. I went out and did just that tonight, as well as...

    I went out and did just that tonight, as well as sanded a couple down to bare steel. The spots are isolated to the factory paint and above, which is what I kinda thought. The 2 factory primers are...
  25. Opinions on painting over old finish (photos)

    Hi folks,

    I am in process of the resto of an old VW van.
    The vehicle has 1 old paint job over the original paint.
    I am repainting the vehicle and here is the quandry.
    The local media...
  26. Hey folks, Most of the hoopla in the replies...

    Hey folks,

    Most of the hoopla in the replies did not do much to answer my questions except for a few level headed select posts. I think the best tips were these. "...Despite the cheaper price,...
  27. SS Red Urethane econo job, best paint line?

    I am spraying a VW van for a fellow
    in the local car club.
    The vehicle is a nice but will be used
    as a daily driver in warm months, so it is
    not a full out show car.

    On my cars I spray...
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    Hmmm sounds like this could be a PIA. Let me...

    Hmmm sounds like this could be a PIA.

    Let me ask this...and idea.

    I was wondering if I could use this customers already purchased MTK SS urethane and spray it similar to a base coat...light and...
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    spraying metallic single stage

    Hello, I am blasting, primering and painting a set of rims for a vw beetle for a customer. Prior to my knowledge the owner bought the paint from a local reputable paint shop. The paint is Single...
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    Thanks Ranchero...that is exactly the information...

    Thanks Ranchero...that is exactly the information I was looking for!
    Todd
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    filler over Kirker Enduro prime epoxy?

    I did some steel repair work on the long big driver side panel of a vw bus. I was going to skim coat it with some filler. I was not going to get to the job for a couple days and the side has been...
  32. need ti paint inside of frame and chassis rails

    I am restoring a vehicle with several boxed in frame sections. There is some rust on the inside of the frame boxes. I am looking to buy or fabricate some sort of long wand etc to reach into these...
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    slight burn through SS, what is best fix

    PPG DCC SIngle Stage solid white paint-job
    On the last fender I was colorsanding/buffing I have an ever so slight burn through to primer near a fender edge.

    Do I sand and spray the entire fender...
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    I would go with base clear also. I have used...

    I would go with base clear also.

    I have used single stage on items like rims ect in the past but always base clear on the car. I tried DCC on a car recently in place of my usually dbc dbu 2021. ...
  35. SS Urethane curing time before color sanding in winter

    I just sprayed a car with PPG single stage Urethane DCC couple days ago.

    My shop is fully heated, car was sprayed at about 60-65 degrees, then heater was left on for about 24 hours at that temp. I...
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    I have no idea myself, this is what I am trying...

    I have no idea myself, this is what I am trying to find out. Anyone???
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    I have done similar when spraying this area...

    I have done similar when spraying this area before. That is really not my comcern. The thing is when I sprayed this area before it was usually withing the recoat window on the primer and no...
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    Painting a somewhat enclosed area, tips?

    I am painting a VW beetle. I has the section of boxed in air vents at the rear above the engine (see picture). The body was media blasted then primered in Kirker epoxy primer. The body has sat for...
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