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    Yes a rust converter like Picklex 20 works well....

    Yes a rust converter like Picklex 20 works well.
    You can replace then entire floor using this method but usually we just remove the weak area and glue in a patch.
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    That should be more than enough air for spraying.
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    This Adhesive Works Great

    You can use metal bonding adhesive by cleaning the metal, making a patch then gluing it over the problem. You'll need the adhesive and the dispenser gun.

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    Buy most of your paint products at a body shop...

    Buy most of your paint products at a body shop supply business. Ask them for a "grease and wax remover" and purchase a pump sprayer if you're going to do more than one car.

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    It appears that some of the damage can be gently...

    It appears that some of the damage can be gently pushed back up from underneath and an some will need to be pulled up from the top. We would start by pushing up to see how much we could accomplish...
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    I've never used a forced rotation for sanding...

    I've never used a forced rotation for sanding only for final polishing so I don't know how it would perform sanding. We use a 6" and 3" random orbital sanders with 1500 and 3000 grit Trizact wet...
  7. Thread: Spray gun test

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    Do you know the CFM of your compressor and your...

    Do you know the CFM of your compressor and your gun? What size is your compressor's tank 30 gallon, 60 gallon, 80 gallon?

    In most cases a spray gun will use between 8 and 15 CFM but with a large...
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    Try this site

    https://www.auveco.com/
  9. Thread: knock off guns

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    I like high efficiency guns because of less...

    I like high efficiency guns because of less overspray not for saving paint but they can produce more orange peel. I have a couple of older Sata guns that I now use for primer. The DeVilbiss guns...
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    Oh yeah, that does look a lot better. Good job!

    Oh yeah, that does look a lot better. Good job!
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    I'm not familiar with Omni but when I blend I'll...

    I'm not familiar with Omni but when I blend I'll first achieve coverage then over-reduce the color so that it's translucent then extend the painted area. Sometimes, depending on the color, I'll...
  12. Thread: Porsche Bahia Red

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    I believe that the original paint on that car was...

    I believe that the original paint on that car was a single stage Glasurit product. The paint code can change with the year and make of the vehicle. The paint formula is different with each paint...
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    I've never used the Finishline 5, I think they...

    I've never used the Finishline 5, I think they are only available in Europe but the 3, 4 are basically the same gun in different colors. The Prolite is a good gun but be careful buying used guns or...
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    If you use good paint products and prep and apply...

    If you use good paint products and prep and apply them properly you won't have that peeling problem.
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    If you have some good light I'd like to see what...

    If you have some good light I'd like to see what access you have from the inside.
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    You usually can't go wrong spraying white paint. ...

    You usually can't go wrong spraying white paint. I hope your wife wasn't home while you were spraying. :yikes

    Good job!
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    That's a tough one because most good guns are...

    That's a tough one because most good guns are over $300 A good gun we've been selling and using is the Sagola 3300 but it costs $299.
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    It's a good gun for a turbine but I don't know...

    It's a good gun for a turbine but I don't know how well it works with a compressor.
  19. Thread: knock off guns

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    However, an inexperienced (and experienced)...

    However, an inexperienced (and experienced) painter can get a much better result with a "good" gun then they can with a low quality gun.
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    Isn't that a Turbine gun that is NOT used with a...

    Isn't that a Turbine gun that is NOT used with a compressor?
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    A good suction cup or glue puller along with some...

    A good suction cup or glue puller along with some tapping can help put the metal close to were it belongs then grind and fill to complete the process.

    You could use a stud welder but you don't...
  22. Painting Steps; 0. Get the area completely clean...

    Painting Steps;
    0. Get the area completely clean and dry.
    1. Use the 1.8 tip gun. Spray it with an epoxy primer or rust converter.
    In most cases epoxy primer can be sprayed using a 1.4 tip and...
  23. Filler on plastic can be tricky. Sometimes it...

    Filler on plastic can be tricky. Sometimes it pays to use a flexible filler on flexible parts.


    http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/EV411.jpg
    LINK

    If you're using an epoxy...
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    Scuffing with 3M pads will work as long as...

    Scuffing with 3M pads will work as long as sanding isn't required to level the surface. If they are flexible parts you may want to add a flex additive to the paint so that it doesn't crack down the...
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    I'd recommend that you call body shop suppliers...

    I'd recommend that you call body shop suppliers in your area to see if they have paint chips that they can show you. Go look at the chips (usually the size of a pack of cigarettes) and get them to...
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    I'm not familiar with KBS so I'm guessing here...

    I'm not familiar with KBS so I'm guessing here :scratchch

    Are you planning on priming and painting the area that the KBS was applied? Many of these types of products only stabilize the rusted...
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    That's exactly why a positive pressure system is so important. Even without the beard it can be difficult to get a perfect seal with a carbon filtered mask.

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    Another important variable is to NEVER use...

    Another important variable is to NEVER use lacquer thinner for cleaning before painting, it's not solvent cleaner.
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    I recently had a problem with an aftermarket...

    I recently had a problem with an aftermarket bumper and learned my lesson. You should wash/scrub them with warm soapy water and a brush prior to using a solvent cleaner. If you don't then there's a...
  30. Thread: COVID AND COLORS.

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    The car manufacturers are probably using a lot of...

    The car manufacturers are probably using a lot of waterborne paint but the repair shops are using both waterborne and solvent based paint. As far as those newer/flashier colors go most of them are...
  31. I've never done it and I'd recommend that you use...

    I've never done it and I'd recommend that you use products that are made to be used together. With that said it may work but I'd definitely spray a test panel to make sure they products are...
  32. Thread: Devilbiss SRI Pro

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    Metallic colors shouldn't be a problem but metal...

    Metallic colors shouldn't be a problem but metal flake my be a problem. Metal flake particles are much larger and can cause problems with smaller fluid tips.
  33. Thread: Devilbiss SRI Pro

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    Give it a try. Believe me that gun can produce a...

    Give it a try. Believe me that gun can produce a great finish using most standard paint products. We use a 1.0 and 1.2 tip with that gun as well as other touch up guns and it works fine with...
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    A flex additive only adds a couple dollars to the...

    A flex additive only adds a couple dollars to the material. They should pay for their own mistakes that's not your responsibility.
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    Did they give you any indication of price before...

    Did they give you any indication of price before you hired them to do the work? Paint can crack on a flexible surface but most shops will mix in a "flex additive" that will stop it from cracking and...
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    If you brought that cover to our shop with the...

    If you brought that cover to our shop with the base coat paint and we supplied the clear, hardener and flex additive it would have cost you between $500 and $700 for us to prep and paint it.
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    Bob is right almost everything is sanded using...

    Bob is right almost everything is sanded using guide coat and a block on most concaved areas we use something like the blocks shown below and on most convexed areas we will either use a flat block or...
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    If you're going to put on another coat tomorrow...

    If you're going to put on another coat tomorrow you should guide coat and block sand it first, apply your next coat then guide coat and block sand again.
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    If the hardener was previously opened the sat for...

    If the hardener was previously opened the sat for years you can bet it's trash. The primer can usually be used if it still has half or more remaining in the can but you may need to add a little...
  40. If you're removing the rubberized undercoat the...

    If you're removing the rubberized undercoat the best tool we have is The Stripper but if you don't want to spend the money on that you can use a heat gun or torch to soften the coating then scrape or...
  41. If that had happened to me I would switch brands...

    If that had happened to me I would switch brands and go with a "good" automotive paint. We do quite a few motorcycle parts and never have those problems. Buy a pint of "good" base color and a quart...
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