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    Yep, I had a couple of them but always painted...

    Yep, I had a couple of them but always painted them to look new not old.
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    Hi Jim, you should be OK with those products...

    Hi Jim, you should be OK with those products because the temp is close. Just be sure to allow enough time between coats so that you don't generate a lot of runs.
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    By saying that they want to keep the "patina"...

    By saying that they want to keep the "patina" look are you saying a dullness brought on my aging? If so then adding a small amount of flattening agent may give you the right result but you would...
  4. Thread: online paint

    by Len
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    Are you doing a small repair or painting an...

    Are you doing a small repair or painting an entire vehicle? If you're painting the entire vehicle the coating store is a good choice but for doing a repair I'd recommend going with a brand name like...
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    I'm not sure why the owner would want to keep...

    I'm not sure why the owner would want to keep that paint, it would be my recommendation to convert the rust, prime and paint the entire van using a good acrylic urethane. That old paint is starting...
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    It's hard to say if that mix wil work because I...

    It's hard to say if that mix wil work because I haven't used if but if I wanted it I'd mix a little together in a cup and let it sit for a day or two to see if the paint hardens.
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    Welcome aboard! If he used a decent two part...

    Welcome aboard!
    If he used a decent two part paint you should be able to just sand out the imperfections and spray your new paint on top. Just make sure that the bad paint job is fully cured prior...
  8. Thread: Door coating?

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    I guess you're talking about the coating on the...

    I guess you're talking about the coating on the INSIDE of the door and it's probably still ok as long as it's not cracking or peeling.
  9. Thread: Sagola G junior

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    Maybe not but since different fluid tips aren't...

    Maybe not but since different fluid tips aren't sold separately I just had a customer that just purchased three Junior G guns with the different tip sizes. I've been using mine with the 1.8 to spray...
  10. Can you post a picture of the seam you're talking...

    Can you post a picture of the seam you're talking about?
  11. As long as the metal is clean then the sanding...

    As long as the metal is clean then the sanding pattern shouldn't effect the primer bonding to the surface.

    The bonding of the seam sealer can depend on what is left on the surface and the quality...
  12. Since you have some bare metal spots I'd...

    Since you have some bare metal spots I'd recommend you apply a "direct to metal" (DTM) product first. We use a lot of Zero Rust on frames and under vehicles, it's not expensive, looks good and is...
  13. Thread: Primer?

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    If you have the ability to spray a two part...

    If you have the ability to spray a two part primer from a spray gun you'll most likely get a better result. Single part primers tend to absorb solvents from the next coats then shrink as they age.
  14. Thread: Primer?

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    Isn't the SEM primer a two part primer with...

    Isn't the SEM primer a two part primer with primer and hardener? What's the number on the label?
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    I agree if I could get a used undamaged fender...

    I agree if I could get a used undamaged fender from a junk yard for $50 or less that would be the way I'd go. Call your local yards.
  16. Thread: Sagola G junior

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    OK I just used the Junior G to spray Optex 4-1...

    OK I just used the Junior G to spray Optex 4-1 using the 1.8 fluid tip and it did an excellent job of spraying the coating evenly with very little overspray. It's hard to believe a gun that's priced...
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    If you have large flat areas you could use the...

    If you have large flat areas you could use the long board orbital to help reduce the labor time, just be sure to use a guide coat so you see the results.

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    Yes, we recently hired an SEO firm who is working...

    Yes, we recently hired an SEO firm who is working on the site and I'm hoping that they can fix this problem soon. :twitchy:
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    We normally use resin and mat shown below. ...

    We normally use resin and mat shown below.

    http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/tne865.jpg http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/tnfgmat.jpg

    If you have a small...
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    I would pull the fender metal out by putting a #6...

    I would pull the fender metal out by putting a #6 from the kit shown below behind the damage and reverse hammer it out.


    http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/atd5160parts.jpg...
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