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    As far as sanding goes I'd say to use some grit...

    As far as sanding goes I'd say to use some grit between 320 and 600 and only scuff slightly then clean it well. I've never cleared over One Shot so I'd do a little experimenting/testing to see if...
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    Even if you were using a forced rotation machine...

    Even if you were using a forced rotation machine the pad should be even all around the hole. Sounds like you have a pad that should be returned.
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    I've been using a Makita forced rotation and...

    I've been using a Makita forced rotation and haven't had any problems. Are you sure the pad is centered properly?
    The forced rotation polishers do tend to shake a little more but you could give...
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    It's on it's way. I don't know what it's...

    It's on it's way.



    I don't know what it's made of because I don't have one here. I have them drop shipped from one of my supplying warehouses. The one going to Ron is shipping out of Dallas.
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    I was thinking that it might work well with the...

    I was thinking that it might work well with the stud (pin) going through the plate might be a great idea because it would hold the plate against the surface while pulling out the ding. Plus as far...
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    It might be good to use it with this tool, it...

    It might be good to use it with this tool, it would pull out the dent and hold down the surrounding metal at the same time.


    http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/sho5800.jpg
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    I'll give it a try. Is there a reason that it's...

    I'll give it a try. Is there a reason that it's triangle shaped?
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    Ron what is that plate doing for you. Are you...

    Ron what is that plate doing for you. Are you holding it against the metal as you pull out the dent?
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    And if that doesn't work THEN paint the entire...

    And if that doesn't work THEN paint the entire surface. Let us know how it goes.
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    If you don't want to repaint the entire surface...

    If you don't want to repaint the entire surface you could mix a little clear and touch it up with a brush, allow the clear to harden then sand and polish or sand and re-spray the entire surface. If...
  11. Thread: Spray booth mods

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    Here's how I initially did mine. LINK...

    Here's how I initially did mine. LINK

    I was originally going to dig up the floor to vent the booth but decided to cut a 3X2' hole in the overhead door and put a filter in it. It works great.
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    We sprayed the furniture using water base paint...

    We sprayed the furniture using water base paint straight out of the can with no reduction. It was a flat finish that showed no orange peel.

    We used the gun pctured below with a 2.8 fluid tip.

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    I don't use a pressure cup so I can't answer...

    I don't use a pressure cup so I can't answer those questions.

    We recently sprayed furniture using latex paint and tried using a 1.8 fluid tip and it wouldn't work so we switched to a 2.2 and it...
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    Yes a slow reducer will allow the primer to go on...

    Yes a slow reducer will allow the primer to go on more smoothly and dry more slowly.
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    You can purchase fast, medium and slow reducer. ...

    You can purchase fast, medium and slow reducer. If you go with slow reducer don't apply it too heavily or it's going to run, just medium coats.
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    Most decent paint/primer suppliers will have a...

    Most decent paint/primer suppliers will have a technical data sheet (TDS) what will tell you what to thin with. Do a search on their site for that info.;
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    I'm afraid that's right, the only way to fix it...

    I'm afraid that's right, the only way to fix it is to prep and repaint. I probably wouldn't sand the clear off but just scuff with some 400 or 600 wet then re-apply your color and clear. Be sure to...
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    I'm not familiar with your paint products but...

    I'm not familiar with your paint products but sometimes a low cost clear can be discolored by the application of filler to eliminate runs.

    I've used that method to remove runs but I normally don't...
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    Yes, unmasking then clearing then sanding and...

    Yes, unmasking then clearing then sanding and re-clearing is a good method for eliminating tape ridges and using a good quality paint for the flames can help with coverage so that a lot of coats...
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    You're exactly right, that compressor may supply...

    You're exactly right, that compressor may supply enough air for a small gun but not nearly enough for a mid-size or full size gun.
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    Hi Andri Buying a spray gun is pretty much like...

    Hi Andri
    Buying a spray gun is pretty much like buying other tools in that you get what you pay for. There are many good guns on the market like Iwata, Sagola, DeVilbiss, etc. Most good guns cost...
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    It could be used for flames when the different...

    It could be used for flames when the different colors are masked properly but I'd probably use a smaller gun for most flame jobs even an air brush may be more appropriate.
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    Cool looking bike! A quart of each color and a...

    Cool looking bike!

    A quart of each color and a quart of clear should be plenty and you'll need enough hardener and reducer also. The amount of hardener and reducer will depend on the mixing ratio...
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    That works for some dents but a stud welder with...

    That works for some dents but a stud welder with a slide hammer works on all dents using it to pull the dent while tapping the surrounding metal with a small hammer. When you're finished pulling...
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    I normally fasten a piece of 1X2" piece of wood...

    I normally fasten a piece of 1X2" piece of wood about 2' long on the tank mount then attach it to my work bench so that the tank doesn't move while I'm pulling out the dent.

    You could prep each...
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    We've done several of them with damage like that...

    We've done several of them with damage like that and we use a stud welder.

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    That's an awful small amount of air being used by...

    That's an awful small amount of air being used by your spray gun. What gun model are you using and what is the fluid tip size?
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    It depends on what kind of finish you're looking...

    It depends on what kind of finish you're looking for. Their are a lot of variables like primer viscosity, air pressure, spray gun, spraying technique etc. that determine the outcome. If you're...
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    If you were using a spray gun and got your paint...

    If you were using a spray gun and got your paint from an auto body supplier I'd say to take a piece of the original paint to them on the gas door or trunk lid and have it scanned and matched but with...
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    Does HF sell parts for their guns?

    Does HF sell parts for their guns?
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    You want to block sand that rough texture until smooth and, if necessary, apply more filler primer and block it again. I've never used that brand of epoxy primer but it will probably be OK to spray...
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    I use canvas wheel covers. ...

    I use canvas wheel covers.


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    I agree with Bob, disconnect the battery. I...

    I agree with Bob, disconnect the battery. I normally use a tire cover to protect the tire and rim from dirt and sparks. As far as the patch itself check the link below, it's a different panel but...
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    Yep, I got two of them for nothing and it totally...

    Yep, I got two of them for nothing and it totally eliminated fumes from our shop.
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    You're probably not going to achieve a good match...

    You're probably not going to achieve a good match but protecting the metal should be no problem. I'd sand down the area to be painted using some 220 grit sandpaper then mask the lip by applying...
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    As long as the low cost gun works decently and...

    As long as the low cost gun works decently and the base coat covers in two or three coats you should be ok. What kind of car did you say it was and are you painting the entire car?

    If you're not...
  37. We've been using Kleen Strip Stripper on...

    We've been using Kleen Strip Stripper on everything since we can't get Capt. Lee's Stripper any longer however Kleen Strip is going off the market soon but I think you can still get it.

    We spread...
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    Old refrigerators work great for that purpose. ...

    Old refrigerators work great for that purpose. Don't plug it in just store your old paint products.
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