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  1. chemical treatment? like an acid etch?

    chemical treatment? like an acid etch?
  2. should be fine. imagine how hot a black car gets...

    should be fine. imagine how hot a black car gets in direct sun. dp40 holds up to that just fine.
  3. i love doing stuff like that. those are the ones...

    i love doing stuff like that. those are the ones you remember for the rest of your life. i never thought to take pictures of most of the stuff i worked on, and even if i did, the pictures wouldn't...
  4. I thought you might have some input on the ppg...

    I thought you might have some input on the ppg paint. My info on dbu is obviously old. It's been a few years since I bought any. I mostly use the concept dcc now. (For single stage )
  5. if you go to a ppg supplier they should be able...

    if you go to a ppg supplier they should be able to use the 13148 code and mix it for you. i have heard it's only available in dbu but i can't guarantee it. i don't mind using dbu instead of dbc...
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    that's just crazy! yeah, i heard you swearing all...

    that's just crazy! yeah, i heard you swearing all the way over here...i've never had one that wet. never. weird, the things that happen that throw a wrench in the works. now you have to worry about...
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    i get gerson around here, never had a wetness...

    i get gerson around here, never had a wetness issue. you do need to open them up to breathe before use though. did you get some knock-off's maybe? check for spelling errors on the package. ...
  8. my schedule must be off or something. i would...

    my schedule must be off or something. i would have jumped on this thread right away. it sure got me remembering some of the cars i had back in the day. i wish i had pictures of them all. i might have...
  9. lots of great advice from our talented members...

    lots of great advice from our talented members already. when i'm choosing paint for a vintage car i look at what the finished product is going to be. a car like yours in a resto-mod configuration...
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    maybe try some of this:...

    maybe try some of this: https://www.amazon.com/TrackArmour-TA6X100-6-100-Temporary-Protection/dp/B07F3DW4TQ

    i use it on door edges and other places i worry about during assembly. there must be...
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    You're using mineral spirits to reduce it right?...

    You're using mineral spirits to reduce it right? That's probably about the slowest reducer you could use. I use the other reducers to help speed things up. The faster the paint flashes the less...
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    It doesn't seem to mix well, almost like...

    It doesn't seem to mix well, almost like curdling. It wasn't that exact paint, but Cloverdale paints version of it. They seem exactly the same though. You would be able to tell right away if you...
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    just started reading through your thread on hobby...

    just started reading through your thread on hobby machinist. looks like a fun project. i use a ton of those lenze vfds too. pretty good performance for the price. i have had a few failures in the...
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    i would reduce that with xylene. i have had poor...

    i would reduce that with xylene. i have had poor results using lacquer thinner with that paint. xylene works very well.
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    i paint a lot of equipment using either alkyd...

    i paint a lot of equipment using either alkyd enamel or the newer urethane modified enamel. (one part paints) philv is spot on with the gun setting, run it wide open. i open the fluid all the way and...
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    i haven't used dbc500 before, but if it needs to...

    i haven't used dbc500 before, but if it needs to sit for days before the next coating wouldn't a dx hardener be advisable? i didn't look up the data sheet on the dbc500 so don't know what the recoat...
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    thanks ron, it's always nice to have real world...

    thanks ron, it's always nice to have real world feedback on this stuff. good of you to take the time to do it, and also provide the pictures to go along.
    is the 12v variable speed control fairly...
  18. i had to laugh a little when i read this. i have...

    i had to laugh a little when i read this. i have a friend here that does all the striping work for the local community, really talented guy. i was walking by my shop yesterday and he was out along...
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    man i dig that color. the way light plays on it...

    man i dig that color. the way light plays on it is really cool.
  20. zero rust is a phenolic modified paint and is a...

    zero rust is a phenolic modified paint and is a really good choice for the first coating over rust treated metal. i would go a different way if it were an exterior panel, but anything...
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    that's crazy how well it works. i will try it out...

    that's crazy how well it works. i will try it out when i get the chance. will it protect other stuff too? (like bench tops or toolboxes) without leaving any residue?
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    just to expand on what len said. ideally you...

    just to expand on what len said. ideally you don't want to take the filler primer down to almost see-through. after you sand your guide coat and all's well except for those tiny burn throughs you can...
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    i'd try the te10 cap with slightly less pressure...

    i'd try the te10 cap with slightly less pressure and see if the orange peel is still acceptable. still though, i'd gladly accept more overspray to get the glass smooth finish. that 3m dust control...
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    i've used all metal for edge touch up with mixed...

    i've used all metal for edge touch up with mixed results. it can be a little brittle when cured and will chip if struck or scraped. lens suggestion of milled glass is a good one, and is what i use if...
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    good deal, sounds like you have things under...

    good deal, sounds like you have things under control. it doesn't take long to get your spraying technique back on track, kind of like riding a bike. just little tweaks. the blocking is worth it. you...
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    nailed it! (maybe 30 years ago...)

    nailed it! (maybe 30 years ago...)
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    the mobile light is a great thing and i do it...

    the mobile light is a great thing and i do it regularly. i have a couple of stand lights i position along the sides so i can clearly see the wet edge as i spray. if the lights aren't positioned so...
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    i get that mentality. i'd have trouble using my...

    i get that mentality. i'd have trouble using my big machine with a small pad too. i feel like i'd be trying to lift it all the time as just the weight of it would be too much. it could just be a...
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    i use the little three inch hook and loop pads in...

    i use the little three inch hook and loop pads in my cordless dewalt right angle drill. i should look at the air powered one or the other cordless ones but i'm getting by with what i have. it's...
  30. you just shot the epoxy yesterday, i wouldn't use...

    you just shot the epoxy yesterday, i wouldn't use w&g remover, just tack and shoot.
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    that astro gun looks really interesting. i wonder...

    that astro gun looks really interesting. i wonder if there's a dekups adapter available for it. i could use another inexpensive gun for shooting straight enamel.
  32. you should just be able to blow/wipe it and...

    you should just be able to blow/wipe it and shoot. i haven't used the 6401 before, but i have used their 6291. i bet the 6401 will be a bit more porous. if i were going to be letting it sit in that...
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    i see i'm late to the party again. my lift is an...

    i see i'm late to the party again. my lift is an old aamco unit. it's a parallelogram lift and fairly low rise. (24 inches or so.) it was made to be bolted to the floor but i modified it so i could...
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    hey nick, sounds like you have an interesting...

    hey nick, sounds like you have an interesting project. some tractor restorers go to extraordinary lengths to produce some really amazing restorations. is this going to be a working tractor?
    i...
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    You didn't mention a compressor. You absolutely...

    You didn't mention a compressor. You absolutely need that to paint. The compressor will give you options for air tools like a da sander. A da is pretty inexpensive and quite useful.
    The flex might...
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    got that right henry, a lot of folks have come...

    got that right henry, a lot of folks have come and gone, some have been here for a long time, but the quality of advice and good conversation is consistent throughout. i've read a lot of the older...
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    wow! dig that pontiac. makes me miss my old...

    wow! dig that pontiac. makes me miss my old firebird with that same split grille style. great color too.
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    another old thread i see. you must be new here,...

    another old thread i see. you must be new here, welcome. lots of good stuff to read and people here willing to give real good advice.
    look at the airvantage sanders in the store section. i use one...
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    i bet you could cut one from vinyl wrap. or...

    i bet you could cut one from vinyl wrap. or contact the guys that do the wrapping and see if they have someone that does that stuff for them. the people that do vinyl graphics have big plotters that...
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    if you think the fisheye might pop back up you...

    if you think the fisheye might pop back up you might think about actually applying a sealer coat before the final top coat. if fisheye shows in the sealer you can hold off on the top coat till you...
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    could be moisture in the air line too. do you use...

    could be moisture in the air line too. do you use a good desiccant filter?
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    i see. i got my adapters from you, i didn't know...

    i see. i got my adapters from you, i didn't know they only make adapters for their own guns.
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    i was thinking a trial kit like...

    i was thinking a trial kit like this:http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=ABS&Product_Code=DEVDPC654&Category_Code=

    that will let you try it without completely...
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    that honda actually looks pretty good in two-tone...

    that honda actually looks pretty good in two-tone paint! pretty sure wifey will appreciate it in one color though. keep us posted.
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    like len says, you invert the gun to bleed the...

    like len says, you invert the gun to bleed the air out of the cup. from then on you can spray in any orientation you like. the liner just collapses inside the frame as the paint goes away. it's...
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    rust mort is a similar product to picklex. ospho...

    rust mort is a similar product to picklex. ospho is too. they're all acid based and turn rust into iron phosphate (i think). just be sure you don't use a primer that contains acid after using any of...
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    that's a surprising amount of debris in that...

    that's a surprising amount of debris in that filter. glad you got it sorted out. like bobk i thought the problem was further downstream.
    i totally hear you about the bulk of the gun with the bulb...
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    i think bobk could be onto something with the...

    i think bobk could be onto something with the filter thing. (assuming you run an orange bulb on the gun) there could have been some residue in the dryer's plumbing that fouled that filter.
    i had...
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    you're probably on the right path. i don't think...

    you're probably on the right path. i don't think i'd be putting a lot of chemicals back there with no way to neutralize them, but i would be using something to stabilize the area. maybe something...
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    i bet you will tear into it when time allows. the...

    i bet you will tear into it when time allows. the previous work looks to be very good and you were right to be proud of it. this is just one of those things that happen with a daily driver.
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