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    This is one of my favorite topics because since I...

    This is one of my favorite topics because since I am not a pro. The 'gun choice topic' and 'low end vs. high end guns' are very educational.

    I'm in that group that I am not going to do this work...
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    TV show paint job

    I was watching "speed is the new Black". They did a black Chevelle. The guy laid down two coats of single stage, then mixed the single stage and clear 50:50 for one coat and then came back with two...
  3. Thread: Paint guns

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    There may be a source in the US but I could not...

    There may be a source in the US but I could not find it.

    I bought mine from Spraygunsdirect. I took a chance on the overseas process but it turned out rather well.

    Agreed with the above posts...
  4. Thread: Paint guns

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    I'm no painter but I like my FLG-5. I may use...

    I'm no painter but I like my FLG-5.

    I may use the wrong terms but it puts out more volume/paint than my bobo gun.

    It took several swipes down an old door to adjust. I tried to dial it down some...
  5. Thread: Paint guns

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    Agreed. I have a bo-bo gun off ebay I use with...

    Agreed.

    I have a bo-bo gun off ebay I use with a 2.0 tip. I am not sure the name brand but it has worked well for the epoxies and heavier primers for quite some time.

    There is a near here that...
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    Sort of gets away from the original post but...

    Sort of gets away from the original post but factors in.....

    Your last sentence of making sure 'you know how to clean that gun' is the very reason a used gun is a slow sell, unless you know...
  7. Thread: Paint guns

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    The purple gun poke made me laugh. Agreed on...

    The purple gun poke made me laugh.

    Agreed on the wrenches comparison, but maybe I should have named some tools with some moving parts. LOL

    If I did this for a living or considered myself a...
  8. Thread: Paint guns

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    Great thread and great information. I am not...

    Great thread and great information.

    I am not being the Debbie-downer but it took me a long time to pull the trigger on a new gun. I posed the same questions on this board, as well as others.

    My...
  9. Thread: Paint guns

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    Agree and then not so much. I agree spending...

    Agree and then not so much.

    I agree spending it once is a much better plan. And that works for a lot things but paint guns may be one of the exception.

    It is hard to recoup money on a used gun...
  10. Thread: Paint guns

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    Close to the same boat. I'm not a professional...

    Close to the same boat.

    I'm not a professional and could not justify buying a really expensive gun for no more skill than I have.

    I was looking for a gun (cost) that would allow me to do some...
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    Thanks for the advice. I will update the post...

    Thanks for the advice.

    I will update the post with how it sprays.

    S
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    Thanks for the advice. I'm going to mix up a...

    Thanks for the advice.

    I'm going to mix up a small amount and give it a shot.

    After reading some older posts I was not sure, and then only ordered a quart and did not want to waste any.

    I am...
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    slick sand tip size

    I've read a lot of the older posts on tip size and the choices vary.

    I have a 'ebay gun' I bought several years ago. It has worked fine for any of the 2K priming I have done. It came with a 1.6...
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    Thanks for the reply.

    Thanks for the reply.
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    not the whole truck. One bed side. Just...

    not the whole truck.

    One bed side.

    Just never used SS. Read where some sealed some did not.

    S
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    slick sand and which sealer

    I'm going to slick sand the truck. I've read where color is then applied and also a sealer.

    Since it sands so easily I would think it would need a sealer.

    What sealer for slick sand?

    S
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    reading older posts.... An elephant is stuck...

    reading older posts....

    An elephant is stuck in the mud. A mouse cruises by in his brand new shiny Corvette. He tosses out a line and pulls the elephant out of the mud. A day or so later the...
  18. Thread: New guy here

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    Welcome. I'm a new guy here too. Just a month...

    Welcome.

    I'm a new guy here too. Just a month or so.

    Tons of info already posted and great responses to specific questions.

    It is a great place to learn.

    Scott
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    Anytime a chemical compound is altered there is...

    Anytime a chemical compound is altered there is emissions. Odds are 'wet sanding' it would be caught in the water.

    I would not wear a mask either. But I would wear gloves.

    I know the...
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    Will do. Scott

    Will do.

    Scott
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    Got it. Scott

    Got it.

    Scott
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    Makes all the sense in the world. I will plan...

    Makes all the sense in the world.

    I will plan it out that way.

    I have the bed just about straight. One small ding and one small rust spot to cut/replace. Then a couple spots along the lip of...
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    Remember...I simply do not know. What is the...

    Remember...I simply do not know.

    What is the reasoning behind painting sections? I could see the top so I would not be all over a freshly painted side.

    I watched a video (and since it is on the...
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    Paint selection

    I'm baby stepping thru the process....similar thought process to the budget gun thread.

    Urekem kits?

    As said before I bought a project mid stream. It is hard enough to learn from the jump but...
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    I'm not a body/paint guy by trade. However I work...

    I'm not a body/paint guy by trade. However I work in the chemical/large scale pharmaceutical field with prior experience in a nuclear power plant. I have been a HAZMAT tech for 25 plus years.

    This...
  26. Thread: the FLG-4

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    the FLG-4

    piggy backing off of the budget gun thread.....

    I'm thinking I will give this gun a try. It is in the general ballpark of where I would like to be cost wise.

    The reviews are very positive. I...
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    Agreed. There is so much that goes into the...

    Agreed.

    There is so much that goes into the cost of everything. Paint guns no different.

    Lots of things are priced high and worth every penny. Lots of things are priced high but have a similar...
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    I agree. My pops sprayed tons of cabinets...

    I agree.

    My pops sprayed tons of cabinets with the cheap guns from Harbor Freight. They served their purpose. He would buy five or six at a time when they were on sale for $9.99. He sprayed and...
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    I cleaned the gun to no end. Then some more. ...

    I cleaned the gun to no end. Then some more.

    My buddy say what he has found in the cheaper guns is the quality of craftsmanship as much as anything. He said one hole could be a hundred thousandths...
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    Thanks for the post. That was sort of my point...

    Thanks for the post.

    That was sort of my point in a roundabout way. I have a gun that I bought off ebay several years ago. It is a no name-no number gun. I think I paid about $50-60 dollars for...
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    Thanks for the input. And mostly thanks for the...

    Thanks for the input. And mostly thanks for the help.

    Points were well taken.

    I will continue the search and I struggle with pictures but I will try tp post some and get some more input.
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    Thank you taking the time to post. Odds are...

    Thank you taking the time to post.

    Odds are the paint will be PPG. My buddy has been a collision guy for 30+ years. There shop uses PPG and Dupont but he prefers the PPG. His guns are the $700+...
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    Nothing taken personally. I appreciate any and...

    Nothing taken personally. I appreciate any and all input.

    I have read as many threads as I can find. I watched as many videos as I could fine/stand (LOL).

    Instead of asking about the...
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    another budget gun thread.....

    I have read just about all the threads on the subject and watched a ton of videos and reviews. The GUNMAN series seems to be pretty solid as he does not appear to be brand orientated or 'sponsor...
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    Thanks again. Scott

    Thanks again.

    Scott
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    Thanks. Trying to learn as much as I can to...

    Thanks.

    Trying to learn as much as I can to get it the best I can.

    So if a little of the epoxy covers the edges of paint/primer when covering the bare metal it will be OK?

    Scott
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    epoxy primer over what????

    From another post. I bought a project midstream. I was told the bed sides were sand blasted and epoxy primed. That was not true.

    In the midst of sanding the primer and paint off I'm finding the...
  38. I'm not a paint guy at all. But speaking of the...

    I'm not a paint guy at all. But speaking of the Model #7 gun.

    This would be in the late 80's maybe early 90's my Pops had one that did everything.

    On certain projects he used it for primers and...
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    Thanks for the advice. I started stripping it...

    Thanks for the advice.

    I started stripping it down over the weekend. I have a little more to do.

    What looked pretty good on the top turned out to be not so good when I started sanding. I'm...
  40. I am not a paint guy but I have to have Material...

    I am not a paint guy but I have to have Material Construction on every piece, part and chemical that comes into out pharmaceutical plant.

    Since I have started the painting of my project I have...
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    working on top of another's work

    Quick intro, I have fixed up a number of these trucks, as well as a frame off on a 72 K-5 some years back with my Dad. We did some paint and some body work but the majority was sent to a...
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    Thanks. I will sand them down and re-spray...

    Thanks.

    I will sand them down and re-spray with an epoxy.

    Thanks again.

    Scott
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    picking up where another left off....

    I bought bed sides and a tailgate from a guy who had them sandblasted. The panels survived the blasting and then was sprayed with a 2K urethane primer.

    They have been inside for a couple of years....
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