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  1. Paint Resto

    Your work looks awesome. Curious to what base coat and clear you use. Very inspiring.

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    Eraser Wheel

    Thanks for the quick ship on the large decal remover. Works very nicely. Just had to get a 5/8 thread coupler for my Makita. Thought I had one in my Makita bag but couldn't find it.

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    Do you have a link for the multi layered wheel? I...

    Do you have a link for the multi layered wheel? I was wondering if that would work on a very old wrap job that is cracking away. It's on a small car(Geo).
    Thanks
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    Using Picklex and Zero Rust

    Got a chance to use the Picklex and Zero Rust ( fast ship-Thanks Len) on the mower deck I am rebuilding. Rubbed the Picklex in with a red scuff pad and then got it off clean. The Picklex left the...
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    Snds good. Thanks Len.. dlm ny country

    Snds good. Thanks Len..

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    Rust treatment

    So would Picklex and Zero Rust be a good option for a 50 inch rusted mower deck I am fixing up? Just scored a zero turn but the deck needs rebuilding and a bunch of surface rust on the underneath...
  7. Thread: Buffing

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    Buffing

    That Presta was what I 1st learned on, Cutting Cream and Swirl Remover..Thanks to Len :) That stuff was good. All the high end compound makers say they use no glazes(fillers) but I think that is a...
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    Kirker Clears

    They have some great looking colors actually. Some blacks with nice flake/metallic. But to change car color is off the list....even though I regret buying a black car. Looks awesome when the paint is...
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    Kirker Clears

    I have few projects on hand. I just never heard much feedback on the product line. Funny , they are out of the Hudson Valley region too, my backyard. I would give one of their clears a shot I...
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    KIRKER CLEARS

    Was curious to opinions on Kirker clears. I know it's a cheaper product but it doesn't hurt to ask. I was wondering about Kirker Ultra H/S 4:1 Clear - EC300 to be more specific.
    Thanks in advance....
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    Yeah, I was wondering too. Sounded like you put...

    Yeah, I was wondering too. Sounded like you put on a dropout(clear base coat) between your base coat color and your clercoat? I've head of painters who on there last coat of metallic base coat spray...
  12. Sagola 4600 group buy

    Thanks Len for pulling this off. Got my gun a few days ago. I just realized I need a Dekups adaptor and a 3M adaptor. You gots?
    Thanks

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    Sticky: Cheese grater

    I use one of my two cheese grater blades modified at the tip. I cut it so it has a point on it. It can help in some corners.

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    3D

    I think 3D is the company that makes it-3D. They have a full line of detailing supplies. They use a similar 1,2,3 compound progression like 3M.
    The 3D #1 compound which is the coarsest dries like...
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    Old Chromabase

    Thanks Phil. Always appreciate your knowledge and input on this forum. 🇺🇸 Happy 4th. 🇺🇸

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    Using Older Chromabase Clear.

    I have about a 1/2 Gallon of Chromabase Clear leftover from about 4-5 years ago. Is it ok to use it providing I get new hardener and reducer? I got burned once before using old reducer and hardener...
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    4500

    How about a trade in for a 4600? I have 1.3 clear cap on my 4500.

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    Solvent Pops

    I wear a running watch so I always use a stopwatch on my flash times as per spec. And I will check the paint in a discreet area to make sure it is dry. And I always leave the room between coats. It's...
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    Solvent pops

    So I just finished up a GTO and I did the rear deck lid and hood last. All panels painted did not give me problems technically except the hood and deck. I got solvent pops in them and the car was...
  20. Buflex

    I've used the buflex. It is your basic mini cube block for hitting the nibs (1500 grit). Then you go to a dry 2000 grit 6 inch disc and finish with a dry 3000 grit 6 inch. I used the dry on a...
  21. Sagola Dekups adaptor

    Well I wish had more Sagola guns (4600) but I only have one, 4500. It's ok for now. The 4500 did not leak with it's regular cup I used one time this week.

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  22. Teflon fix

    So I used some teflon tape on the dekups adapter for the Sagola 4500 and that stopped the leak. I'm running dekups on a Devilbiss Finishline and Sharpe gun w/o teflon and I have no leaks. The PPG...
  23. Thanks Len. Dekups is leaking from adaptor...

    Thanks Len. Dekups is leaking from adaptor threads into gun.Will give it a look over. Regarding runs, I think technique is issue mostly. Runs were only on one side of the panel, the dark side. Will...
  24. Spraying PPG Omni MTX w/ Sagola 2 Issues

    Got a chance to shoot some Omni Mtx single stage with my Sagola 4500. 2 Issues.
    First one is I was using Dekups for the first time on the Sagola and I got a small leak at the base of the Dekups...
  25. Thread: New SAgola

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    SAgola 4600 trophy

    That's great deal Len.

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  26. Thread: New SAgola

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    Sagola 4600 trophy

    It's on sale in U.K. now for £449.00 Nornal price is £599.00. Pounds of course. Pound is about 1.30 dollars today so that works out to about $583 in dollars..... Today :)

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    Roloc disk

    Does this kit come with the mandrel for discs used in the drill? Thanks
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  28. Thread: 4th of July

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    $th of July

    Happy 4th to all, especially those who have served our country. Your dedication to out freedom DOES get recognized and applauded.


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    Sealant vs Epoxy

    Basically I am redoing a paint job on the whole car which suffered clear coat failure and some timely rust-1991 BMW. I thought the coating store had limited colors on their sealants but I see they...
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    Epoxy vs Sealant

    So I wondering what is the big deal if I use good epoxy paint as a sealant when mixed such as 2:1:1/2. The reason I ask is I have some PPG epoxy in black and I need to use some as DTM but also...
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    Old Epoxy paint

    I have a quart of PPG DP90LF primer and a quart of DP 402LF catalyst that have been never opened but sitting in my basement for 5 years. Looking to use them on a hood that is getting some work....
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    panel bons vs weld

    That makes good sense to me based on your word choice phraseology. I never thought the edge of the inner 1/4 panel edge would be a high torque area but welding is no problem either case. Glad I...
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    Panel adhesive vs Weld

    I was just thinking about this question. I am welding a patch into a rear wheel arch
    (1/4 Panel) on top outer section and was wondering if I could use panel bond on the inside 1/4 panel section that...
  34. Paint flattener

    There is a product for oil based paint which works. Penetrol

    Never used it on stain though. Good stuff.

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    patch Panel

    The photo of the patch panel you uploaded looks like a patch for a Jeep Grand Cherokee (1999-2004). Cherokee's are famous for rust in that area. Make sure you get the right patch panel.

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  36. Genesis Software for Frame straightener

    Was wondering if any one has experience with this program that runs with a frame straightener.
    Thanks.

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    Sherwin Williams Paint

    I will get the chance to work with some Sherwin Williams paint. I didn't even know they made auto paint but I've had good luck with their house paint. "Duration" is great latex house paint. Looking...
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    John Deere.. Now we're talking. Got a1972 112 w/...

    John Deere.. Now we're talking. Got a1972 112 w/ Hydraulic lift and a 1975 212 46 inch deck and plow. Got them both for free and use the JD 212 as my main machine. Those Kohler cast iron thumper...
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    Sagola 4500

    Yeah looks like a nice truck.
    So my Sagola 4500. I've got two inlet pressure gauges, one digital (not built in) and one analog. For some reason the 29 PSI inlet pressure (Sagola spec) seems so low...
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    cordless Milwaukee

    Recently picked up a Milwaukee 2668-20 M18 Cordless Li-Ion 3/8" Right Angle Impact Wrench. This tool I am really digging. So much faster. My buddy has a shop and I saw him use it so I got one and...
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    Etch Primer

    Thanks for the info. Good to know. I'll try not to forget that but I probable will.

    Can't even find my car keys :)

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    Plastic Grills

    Yeah Len.. That sounds right. I think I used self etching primer actually on some metal hardware on a colonial window latches that I painted over. Epoxy would be a wise choice. Thanks

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    Painting Plastic grill

    Buddy of mine has a new VW that has plastic grill with several faux Chrome outlines he wants to eliminate. He wants the chrome outlines to be painted the same as body color. Can I just scuff up the...
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    spindle extension

    Yeah I thought about that but maybe a 2 or 3 inch extension would help with a small pad ( 3 inch) in some of the lower tight spots like lower front bumper/valance/spoiler. I would only use the...
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    extensions

    Thanks Len. I've got one of those ••I was looking for something more like the picture. They seem pretty abundant on the web and they avoid having to buy another machine. I do like the Rupes 75 for a...
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    Buffer spindle Extension

    Saw a detailer using an extender on a Makita 9227 with a 3 inch pad. Looked like a nice set-up for getting a small pad in tight spots without a big machine getting in the way. Anyone here using this...
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    Frothy Oil

    For what it's worth I've been driving my Subaru with a blown head gasket for 3 years. Some Subaru's are well documented with Head Gasket failure which Subaru corporate did a big song and dance on. ...
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    Omni 282 Primer

    Duuuh. Makes sense. I'll just use what the gun manufacturer says. It's the
    Finishline 4 I just got here. 1st time using it. Thanks !!

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    Omni PPG 282 Primer

    Helping my buddy on a 1970"s muscle car. He picked up some PPG Omni MP282 primer. Using as a high build.Spec sheets says 40-50 PSI at gun (8-10 at cap). Was curious to what pressure works best at...
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    Aluminum Clearcoat

    Have to try the HoK AP-01 on my polished BBS rims. I think the aluminum lip will look good and semi protected with clear on it...

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