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  1. If I want it guaranteed to last I'd sand the...

    If I want it guaranteed to last I'd sand the groove with some 80 grit then fill it with Fusor 152 and tweak it with a flexible primer. But the Fusor needs a dispenser gun so the price would be a...
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    Hi Steve, welcome aboard. What we would do is...

    Hi Steve, welcome aboard.

    What we would do is have the supplier mix up a pint of the color then spray a test to see/compare the result and decide if it's close enough before purchasing enough to...
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    In most cases using a sander to remove the...

    In most cases using a sander to remove the existing paint and rust can do the job but it can't get into the divots caused by the heavier rusted areas. If the stripping process leaves you clean metal...
  4. Using body filler to fill open holes usually...

    Using body filler to fill open holes usually won't last but a week or two before it starts to crack or fail but there are quick and cheap ways to have it last longer.

    1. Grind around the area to...
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    If you're using decent quality paint it should...

    If you're using decent quality paint it should cover properly and the color of the primer should have no effect on the color. However a low cost paint may be effected by the primer color.

    When...
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    On the areas where you have rust and/or peeling...

    On the areas where you have rust and/or peeling paint you should strip off the old paint and rust then convert the rust with some Picklex 20 then apply either epoxy primer or Zero Rust.

    If you...
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    If that's the only seam you have you can get away...

    If that's the only seam you have you can get away with a small tube of the good stuff. The plastic dispenser allows you to use a standard caulk gun.

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  8. Thread: Gap filler

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    If the shape can be adjusted you may be able to...

    If the shape can be adjusted you may be able to warm it and bend the plastic to get it closer or better shape. Flexible filler would be OK if needed but a good flexible filler like Poly Flex would...
  9. Thread: Buffer

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    Great info Phil. How long can you buff with the...

    Great info Phil. How long can you buff with the wireless Milwaukee on one battery and how much heavier is it than a corded machine?
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    Is that a rocker panel cover and is the ground...

    Is that a rocker panel cover and is the ground effect panel plastic or metal? Post a picture showing a larger area.
  11. Thread: Buffer

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    I recently invested in battery powered pole saw...

    I recently invested in battery powered pole saw and weed eater and they both work great. My only complaint is the length of time that the battery allow the tools to perform, if I have a big job to...
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    That's correct it's the #43. For spraying...

    That's correct it's the #43.

    For spraying upside down hold the gun upside down pull the trigger until the air is out of the cup then the gun will spray in any position.
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    Yes, that thread was posted ten years ago and the...

    Yes, that thread was posted ten years ago and the Plus is probably he same gun but other guns perform much better. If you notice there are other recommendations on that same thread that are also...
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    Mine was the Plus, same result.

    Mine was the Plus, same result.
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    The Plus gun atomized well but the fan pattern is...

    The Plus gun atomized well but the fan pattern is small and DeVilbiss came out with much better guns in the following years. I'm sure Eastwood got a good deal on that old model.
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    The main problem is that the SprayMax is an...

    The main problem is that the SprayMax is an aerosol can which doesn't lay the clear on as smoothly as a spray gun. The trick to getting a perfectly smooth clear coat is to put on enough clear that...
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    I should have said that while you wet sand you...

    I should have said that while you wet sand you cannot see your progress so use something to periodically remove the water to check your progress. I like using a rubber squeegee to wipe the water off...
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    You may be ok to continue to continue leveling...

    You may be ok to continue to continue leveling with 1500 wet or finer then polishing. Be careful to remove the water while sanding so you only remove the texture and NOT continue sand or you could...
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    Like I said visit some shops in your area and ask...

    Like I said visit some shops in your area and ask them what kind of paint they would use to do the job and what they would charge. Prices for the labor can vary greatly but the price of brand name...
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    If you're lucky you'll get what you pay for like...

    If you're lucky you'll get what you pay for like a "good" paint job that has good paint. If you're shopping for a low cost job MAACO may be the way to go but you should shop around. We've repainted...
  21. Thread: FM-2 Wildcat

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    I've painted a few planes but none like that....

    I've painted a few planes but none like that. Beautiful work! :thumb:
  22. Thread: Marten's '53 build

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    I agree this is auto body art.

    I agree this is auto body art.
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    Now you're getting more complicated. If it were...

    Now you're getting more complicated. If it were to come to me I'd pull on the damaged area to help release the door so I'd say it may be best for you to take it to someone who has the tools and...
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    I don't use Nason so I can't talk from experience...

    I don't use Nason so I can't talk from experience but most decent clears are hard enough after 12 to 16 hours to be pulled outside. HOWEVER to be safe I'd recommend that you push your thumb firmly...
  25. Thread: Buffer

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    Yes, the DA pad will make almost no difference on...

    Yes, the DA pad will make almost no difference on a rotary. Some people like wool pads and some like foam.
  26. Thread: Buffer

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    A rotary is more aggressive and faster than a DA...

    A rotary is more aggressive and faster than a DA but the DA can remove the swirls left by the rotary buffer. I normally don't recommend having only a DA buffer because it takes so long to accomplish...
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    You could put some chain around a tree and hook a...

    You could put some chain around a tree and hook a "Come-A-Long" from the chain to the inside of the lip of the opening and pull the dent out. You should be able to pull it out enough to give you...
  28. What happens with some metallic base coats is...

    What happens with some metallic base coats is that the metallic particles tend to sink in the coating causing mottling or stripes so in order to get an even coating you would apply your coating until...
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    It's not necessary for the pipe to be in a loop...

    It's not necessary for the pipe to be in a loop as long as you control the moisture that gets generated. As the moist air condenses it should run into the low areas and be drained. I like...
  30. Ralph a 2.0 tip is way too large for spraying top...

    Ralph a 2.0 tip is way too large for spraying top coat products, it may be ok for heavier production painting on trucks or equipment but not for finishes on cars. In most cases you want a 1.3 or...
  31. Hi Mike, welcome aboard. With most blends we...

    Hi Mike, welcome aboard.

    With most blends we would also prep that adjacent panel (fender) spray color as if the fender were part of the same panel then over-reduce the base and extend the blend. ...
  32. Ralph I have a couple of questions.... 1. What...

    Ralph I have a couple of questions....

    1. What did I say that was incorrect?

    2. What is HVLP 2.0, are you talking about a 2.0 fluid tip?

    Also, the only time you get striping is with...
  33. In most cases using a "good" spray gun Glasurit...

    In most cases using a "good" spray gun Glasurit and Diamont would not stripe as long as the consistency of the application was decent and even irregular application rarely stripes. But if it's real...
  34. I normally start spraying on one side of the roof...

    I normally start spraying on one side of the roof then go back and forth until I get to the middle then go to the other side and pick up where I left off and spray until I reach the other side. ...
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