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    BTW, if you add more reducer you have to extend...

    BTW, if you add more reducer you have to extend your flash time prior to next coat. If you reduce beyond TDS (I almost always do with PPG) you will need to apply 1-2 extra coats for minimum build....
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    bmarler is absolutely correct once gun is set up...

    bmarler is absolutely correct once gun is set up correctly.. "watch the paint hit the panel, don't focus on where your hand is. and do a practice panel first." I personally don't have any problem...
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    Sorry Brian, Cleared up some space. Didn't...

    Sorry Brian,

    Cleared up some space. Didn't realize it was getting full. Any chance you can try again?
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    bmarler, Sent you a msg

    bmarler,

    Sent you a msg
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    You might consider powder coat for your frame if...

    You might consider powder coat for your frame if no problems exist when you get it back from blaster. Ask your blaster if they are applying a flash rust preventive coating after blasting. I have done...
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    Pic has the appearance of being applied too...

    Pic has the appearance of being applied too heavy. I would either pick up my hand speed or back off on the distance to panel a bit. How are you setting up your gun? You can use either the slow or...
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    Picking the grill surround trim

    Today I am finishing the grill surround trim. Last of the trim to work on my 36' project. This trim was particularly hard to work as it had many fold overs and curves that attach to grill.
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    Finishing up the hood trim

    Finishing up the hood trim
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    Restoring trim work

    Finishing up restoring hood trim and doghouse stainless steel trim. 85 year old trim was beat up pretty bad with dimples, pimples, bends and twists. It took just over 2 days to get all the trim...
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    bmarler, Yes, can you check with your...

    bmarler,

    Yes, can you check with your buddies? I need 18 yards that closely matches "Mocha" which if I'm correct is a common name in the upholstery industry. It is for my 36' project.
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    Bob K I never thought to look on Amazon but...

    Bob K

    I never thought to look on Amazon but your right! I'm looking at several hides on their site, thanks for the heads up
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    Needing upholstery material

    I'm looking for an outlet that sells Italian leather for my interior project. I already know this is going to cost, I just want a good reliable source or maybe a contact name and number I can get in...
  13. Thread: Sagola G junior

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    This is good news! Like you I am shocked at the...

    This is good news! Like you I am shocked at the price, I have a feeling it won't stay that way long.
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    Bam

    Bam,

    Check your inbox when you have time
  15. I use feather fill in this fashion all the time...

    I use feather fill in this fashion all the time but haven't tried it with slick sand. I'm with Len, shoot the Optex 4:1 DTM product and save your epoxy. You will use your epoxy before this project is...
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    Thank you Len for bringing up panel observation...

    Thank you Len for bringing up panel observation during application, I should have stated this is how you know your DTP and hand speed are correct. Get too close or too slow and you will see the...
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    Looking at the little amount of overspray your...

    Looking at the little amount of overspray your tire covers and masked windows received (especially back window) I'd say you dusted this on by either a bad gun setting and/or DTP application, too fast...
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    Ben, I use the Custom Restoration Series...

    Ben,

    I use the Custom Restoration Series "panel prep". I typically only use it if I feel there may be a problem with my technique (off day) or shooting a color that is known for tiger striping,...
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    Bam, Wow, that looks great. That build was...

    Bam,

    Wow, that looks great. That build was just meant for you. Great job. Did you use "Specialty Power Windows" for install? I love their product.
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    Len, Just got the Sagola catalog from you....

    Len,

    Just got the Sagola catalog from you. Wow, very informative and am glad I picked this up from you. I'm still baffled over the price of the Sagola G junior, am I missing something at that...
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    S-C, Excuse me for not commenting on the...

    S-C,

    Excuse me for not commenting on the shirt. I think excitement over came me lol. That shirt came out fantastic! I would be honored to own a shirt like yours! Check your PM's
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    S-C, Damn, you beat me to the punch. I found...

    S-C,

    Damn, you beat me to the punch. I found a company to make these and they are only waiting on graphics. Mine will be getting one more detail. Going to send you a private message and think you...
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    Ben, When you shot the repair area on the...

    Ben,

    When you shot the repair area on the hood did you shoot your final coats of bc using a drop coat method (2X) shot fast and furious over the surface repair area to disperse the metallic prior...
  24. Thread: Sagola G junior

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    Len, Pretty much what I thought as the Sagola...

    Len,

    Pretty much what I thought as the Sagola jr price was a shock at that price, so I'm guessing a good primer gun. For a good primer gun that is a good deal if it holds up to the Sagola quality.
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    Sagola G junior

    Len,

    What info do you have on the Sagola G JR? Didn't known this existed. What are your thoughts of comparing this to the SRI mini (1.3 tip) in comparison to the Sagola G junior 1.4 tip for cut...
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    I'm with Len. I shoot SS with my 1.8 tip on my...

    I'm with Len. I shoot SS with my 1.8 tip on my Finish line 670 (I shoot it reduced with 5% acetone if panel is straight) or with same gun use a 2.2 tip (just a tad acetone thrown in RTS) if I have a...
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    Jpegs

    S-C,

    Can you send me those jpegs from your PC artwork?
  28. To what extent do you want to get it done today?...

    To what extent do you want to get it done today? Sitting in finished primer or fully painted and finished? If your just trying to finish panel to a primer state I would shoot the high build directly...
  29. Thread: Process question

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    Ben, I would seriously consider getting both...

    Ben,

    I would seriously consider getting both of these tools and having them on hand. Nothing works better for those fish eyes, small pops and scratches. Len put me onto the fiberglass pen about a...
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    No way would I sand that entire panel to 800....

    No way would I sand that entire panel to 800. Sand the entire panel to 1500 and then come back and try your posted method by sanding damaged area to either 800 or 1000 (I prefer 1000 myself) shoot...
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    For those small vapor pops I use a variety of...

    For those small vapor pops I use a variety of tools that make repairs fast and easy. You need these on hand if you don't already have them.
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    Repair continued

    Continued....
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    I typically use one of three methods to repair...

    I typically use one of three methods to repair areas such as your. I can either sand entire panel with 1500 wet, sand repair area too 1000 wet, drop coat in 2-3 coats of metallic base with a close...
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    Ben, What is your plan for blending? You are...

    Ben,

    What is your plan for blending? You are going to need either a specific blending agent for your Upol products or a proven method and procedure for blending metallics. For instance, I could...
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    I would caution you against just knocking off the...

    I would caution you against just knocking off the loose material and reapplying. You need to make sure sheet metal on the underside is stable and not Trapping moisture. I feel your pain when removing...
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    Ben, Even professionals continue to learn. I...

    Ben,

    Even professionals continue to learn. I do not consider myself a professional as I am not a production shop dealing with customers (even though at times my car buddies can be a pain the...
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    Good to hear Scott

    Good to hear Scott
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    The "haze" is a normal process of the cut and...

    The "haze" is a normal process of the cut and buff process. On your DA, that would not be my choice for cut and buff but it may very well work, I'm sure there are members here who could give you the...
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    Scott, Your plan is solid in sanding until...

    Scott,

    Your plan is solid in sanding until you see evidence of break through. You may need an extra coat or 2 of SS, just depends on what develops on surface after blocking with guide coat. If...
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    Marten, Like you I produce my own running...

    Marten,

    Like you I produce my own running boards and feel your pain. Yours are turning out great and were very well thought out. Still amazed by your skills with no previous SM experience! On...
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    bmarler covers everything you need in his reply...

    bmarler covers everything you need in his reply and as always gives quality advice that can be depended on. Only thing I can add is too always use guide coat while blocking and use the largest block...
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    Wow S-C you are good with your PC skills, makes...

    Wow S-C you are good with your PC skills, makes me feel antiquated. I love that shirt, going to talk to a shop and see what they need to produce one. That is absolutely over the top! BTW, that color...
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    bmarler, isn't that the truth! At least it...

    bmarler,
    isn't that the truth! At least it didn't say "antique"..lol
    Great Tee Len, I love those
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    Yes, you are correct to some extent in that it is...

    Yes, you are correct to some extent in that it is about the solids content vs scratch size of XX grit surface. However, when speaking of a high solids content primer (and referencing the largest...
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    Ben, Knowing your products or having a good...

    Ben,

    Knowing your products or having a good source of information for the EXACT products you used when a problem occurs (jobber, supplier, forum, etc.) is key for a repair if you are not familiar...
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    Marler, Glad you brought up the Omni epoxy...

    Marler,

    Glad you brought up the Omni epoxy being prone to fisheye. I have never used that PPG epoxy but can't help but think he shot it too heavy on those few problem areas, your thoughts? Like...
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    I couldn't agree more. These restore projects are...

    I couldn't agree more. These restore projects are fast and easy. I love the old Continental 4 cyc. RED engines. They lope along all day and weld like butter. Automatic kick up still works like the...
  48. Single stage is tinted Clear, so you effectively...

    Single stage is tinted Clear, so you effectively put clear on clear
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    I completely understand. Go have a cold beer and...

    I completely understand. Go have a cold beer and relax you deserve it. Job well done.
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    Ben, Glad this turned out so well, great job!...

    Ben,

    Glad this turned out so well, great job! However, I think the site deserves a few more pics to help you celebrate and new painters learn from your experience! I am glad you brought up the...
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