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    rustoleum

    "use rustoleum and add acrylic hardener to it. you can apply it without hardener. "
    I have got to try this, thanks for the heads up
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    If the KBS is an phenol product you will have to...

    If the KBS is an phenol product you will have to top coat it in order to avoid the chalk appearance (chalk appearance has no detrimental effect on the products capability to prevent rust). Phenol...
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    Thank you Phil

    Phil,

    Thank you for the kind words, coming from you that really means a lot too me. I believe the true professionals are those that do this for a living. As I don't have customers with panic...
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    Fred, Typically anything that comes out of...

    Fred,

    Typically anything that comes out of Germany, especially a factory BMW part, is going to be first rate. You gave this part to your "old friend" to finish which should have been a very easy...
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    This is not right

    First, you stated he used "CDX61 hardener" as PPG does not sell such a product, I am assuming he used "DCX61". I use this hardner almost daily and it is a good product. I will also assume he used PPG...
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    I have never used that exact brand, however I...

    I have never used that exact brand, however I have used many different brands of primers and activators and find they are all different when it comes to shelf life after being opened. My first...
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    Shop

    Henry,

    My shop size is not the problem on the body lift. On this build all the floor pans and floor supports were cut away prior to me purchasing the car, which as you know makes for a tough body...
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    Kevins build

    Henry

    You have mentioned Kevins build to me before and I mistook him for someone I knew and I apologize for that. I followed your link to Kevins build as well as his build on Autobodystore forum,...
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    Thanks my friend, I appreciate your valued...

    Thanks my friend, I appreciate your valued comments. Now, if I can just get you over here to help pull the body. I think I welded myself into a corner with all the extra floor support, but I will get...
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    I couldn't agree more, in fact the waiting...

    I couldn't agree more, in fact the waiting amplifies the anticipation of top coating. This is my "dream build", it's the one build I always wanted to do with no exceptions. After restoring countless...
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    Time for paint

    Finally finished up all the powder coat on my 36' chevy build. Now if I can get a few of you over here to help me pull the body I can finally paint my build. After 6+ years on this build it is...
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    I don't use rattle cans on automotive finishing...

    I don't use rattle cans on automotive finishing as your asking for a failure. This project in my shop would have been:

    1. Sand low surface and beyond with 80 grit
    2. Apply filler on low spots...
  13. I think you have it from here. Satas are known...

    I think you have it from here. Satas are known for pouring the material on (I use the 4000 b rp and 4000 hvlp w/1/3 tip), so backing off on that 70+% overlap will help on silver metallic, I...
  14. This is actually what I suspected. In the...

    This is actually what I suspected. In the beginning you shot from the center of hood and worked out, switched sides and began in the center again (double coating center) without accommodating your...
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    Engine bay

    I keep DC3000 and DCU2021 in stock at all times. I use DC3000 for engine bays and panels along with their DCH3085 catalyst and DCU2021 for full shots. Yes, DC3000 is meant for a couple panels at a...
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    Now that is a finish too be proud of, great job....

    Now that is a finish too be proud of, great job. You've come a long way!
  17. This is right on the money. When spraying...

    This is right on the money. When spraying metallic I do my drop coat (what I like to call a very overly heavy dusting) after the second full pass with lots of flash time . When bmarler states "don't...
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    Firewall

    with engine and wheels (front and back) removed and sitting on jack stands, level frame side to side using shims under the jack stands to get frame level, followed by welding in front side to side...
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    This is exactly how I do jambs. I also hold off...

    This is exactly how I do jambs. I also hold off on final body wet sand to 600g until after jambs are complete. For final body spray I tape off all inside completed jambs and doors
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    Cleaning

    Thanks all for the replies. Going to hand scrub using warm water, dawn and a maroon fine scotch-brite pad followed by G&W remover again. The plan was for starting the shoot with a G6 sealer already...
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    Heavily contaminated surface

    Had a bad experience today on a 39' chevy that was ready for final sand and paint. Body was being pulled from chassis after all the body work was complete and sitting in epoxy primer and ready for...
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    Peter, Yes, I think you are dead on for the...

    Peter,

    Yes, I think you are dead on for the cause of wrinkle/peel and believe you have a grasp on this. Also, you are correct when speaking of the viscosity of the DPLF. I use a 1.5 tip reduced...
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    Lifting

    Peter,

    Typically when you get lifting like you have shown is from either an ill prepared surface, coat over applied or not allowing the previous coat to flash off long enough to expel the acetone...
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    Yes, paint can thicken after being opened, ask...

    Yes, paint can thicken after being opened, ask Len about Bloxi (sp?) product for sealing open containers. I would be more concerned with 6 month old catalyst that has crystallized after opening vs 6...
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    Yes, 1000g wet will work as to get to CC or mid...

    Yes, 1000g wet will work as to get to CC or mid coat as long as you are not sanding below that grit when utilizing a metallic base. Again, you have deviated from the norm of a 2 part bc, mid, cc,...
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    Too me Len is absolutely right on the money....

    Too me Len is absolutely right on the money. Also, when you switched to the Sata 5000b rp you are now using a gun that slams the material on, hence the runs. Sata guns are known for flowing more...
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    Sorry, yes .5 psi or less, those discharge...

    Sorry, yes .5 psi or less, those discharge numbers were for toxic smoke environments utilizing a vertical shaft for chimney effect, my bad. Back in the day we used to use a smoke machine that burned...
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    BTW, bmarler put your circumstance way better...

    BTW, bmarler put your circumstance way better than all my data by stating you built yourself a wind tunnel, this is your wind turbulence backing up into a dead zone caused by low flow exhaust vs...
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    My first impression is you have way too much fan...

    My first impression is you have way too much fan vs your cubic foot area to be exhausted which could equate to a lot of turbulence and/or trapped vapors that could circulate in a dead area. I'm...
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    In order to gauge and make sure you have a good...

    In order to gauge and make sure you have a good PPV flow, tape the tissue on the exhaust port. Doesn't matter if you tape it inside or outside the shop, just as long as you can see the tissue exit...
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    I think your getting close to a solution. A...

    I think your getting close to a solution. A little experimenting and adjusting with your ventilation should solve your problems. My original booth I bought 30+ years ago and had become overwhelmingly...
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    I would pull the exit filters just before...

    I would pull the exit filters just before starting to spray and run a single bank inlet filter. As soon as you are finished reinstall exit filter. As long as you have a PPV system that is not being...
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    My only suggestion would be to make some...

    My only suggestion would be to make some adjustments in your ventilation to help evacuate the over spray quicker in that area and tack off between coats until you get to the CC. How much over spray...
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    That would depend on your mid coat product. For...

    That would depend on your mid coat product. For instance for mid coat I use DBC 500 for pearls and yes the DPLF primer is a compatible surface. I can't say what the outcome will be as I have never...
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    Professional quality job, outstanding finish....

    Professional quality job, outstanding finish. You've really come a long ways!
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    Eric, Post some pics or send them to me after...

    Eric,

    Post some pics or send them to me after clear, can't wait to see how this comes out.
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    Fortel I'm not trying to make this hard for...

    Fortel

    I'm not trying to make this hard for you but when you say "I guess "smooth" is a subjective term. Some might think it's smooth enough, and some might not. So, I'm not sure....
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    Peter, What the P sheet actually calls for on...

    Peter,

    What the P sheet actually calls for on the PPG DPLF primer is a Film build of 1.2 1.5 wet or at least a .75 to 1.5 dry film build. If you over reduce, which is no problem to accommodate...
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    That's a good idea. You don't want oil from ring...

    That's a good idea. You don't want oil from ring blow by in your system as it will contaminate your paint. Bummer to hear about loss of compressor, just when your finishing up
  40. Not all patch panels are equal in value and...

    Not all patch panels are equal in value and grade. Another one of those you get what you pay for. On new panels I always go over them with a contour gauge prior to install. Often times you can make...
  41. I don't use tape that often on body lines but...

    I don't use tape that often on body lines but when I do it is to bring the body line crisp. As phil stated if you have a low on the body line it's almost always low on the other side. I run my tape...
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    Nice job! Glad this turned out well.

    Nice job! Glad this turned out well.
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    I buy and use the 3M Trizact 1500 and 3000 by the...

    I buy and use the 3M Trizact 1500 and 3000 by the box, never had a single problem. Really curious what happened here, maybe a factory defect? This has me stumped.
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    Thanks Len, think I'll stick with my Rage Gold,...

    Thanks Len, think I'll stick with my Rage Gold, just don't want a harder product to sand. Thank you for the feed back on Z grip
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    Z grip body filler

    Len,

    You still using the Z grip body filler E282? Thought I would try an easier filler to sand as opposed to the Rage Gold.
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    Len Absolutely agree on all accounts. I go...

    Len
    Absolutely agree on all accounts. I go through about one gallon a month and have always used the measuring on the side of tube. Yesterday I opted to follow their 2% rate mixture by weight and it...
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    New TDS for Slick Sand

    Looking through the newest TDS for Evcercoats Slick Sand dated 01/20 I noticed a few changes from my 02/15 TDS. The 2 major points that stick out 1) new tds reads- "Once dry, sand with 180-400 grit...
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    Ken, "So do you have slight lows to when...

    Ken,

    "So do you have slight lows to when doing your work?" Everybody gets and has slight lows and highs all the time when doing SM fabrication, it just comes with the territory. When you say you...
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    On air inline sanders I use my mini Hutchins way...

    On air inline sanders I use my mini Hutchins way more than my Ingersoll Rand full air board. I would be curious to see what others have to say on their use time with an 8" mini air board in...
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    few more examples of contour gauge use

    Here are a few more examples of using contour gauges to keep SM where it needs to be when installing patch panels. Make good use of your stud gun for both pulling and shrinking metal. Note the tail...
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