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  1. Thread: Spray gun test

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    yes you can. the gun uses the same cfm whether...

    yes you can. the gun uses the same cfm whether you spray fluid or just air. set the gun wide open for fan and flow. set the inlet pressure to whatever you might be using. pull the trigger till the...
  2. Thread: Tamco paints

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    no direct experience but there's another forum...

    no direct experience but there's another forum member that speaks very highly of tamco. i'm thinking of trying the high speed clear next time i have an opportunity.
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    zero rust can be thinned and sprayed no problem....

    zero rust can be thinned and sprayed no problem. some use lacquer thinner, i use xylene. for a top coat on a trailer, many folks like to use rustoleum and add acrylic hardener to it. you can apply it...
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    almost all rust prevention paints need to be top...

    almost all rust prevention paints need to be top coated with something if you want good uv protection. zero rust is the best i've found for outdoor stuff without top coating, but i don't think it's...
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    looks terrific peter, thanks for updating the...

    looks terrific peter, thanks for updating the thread. bet it will be a while before you do another!
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    thanks for the mention, but i haven't been doing...

    thanks for the mention, but i haven't been doing p&b nearly as long as the guys here. i had my own shop back in the late 70's and through the 80's but have been doing other things since then. i just...
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    i've always used dx330 for automotive work.(...

    i've always used dx330 for automotive work.( sx330 now i think.) i save the lacquer thinner for structural framing and whatnot.
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    good info there len, judging by the results i...

    good info there len,
    judging by the results i think that may have been the case here too. dawn is the best, i always start there with any painting project to get water soluble contaminates off....
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    i don't really have any experience with abs parts...

    i don't really have any experience with abs parts but i would think doing an adhesion test in an area easy to touch up might give some confidence that things are holding ok to the substrate. if that...
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    you take a quick dip between coats?

    you take a quick dip between coats?
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    we don't really have any way to know what it...

    we don't really have any way to know what it started out looking like, but wow! that's a very poor finish. i would be embarrassed to charge a premium price for that.

    just guessing here, but it...
  12. you must be trying to do this with spray cans...

    you must be trying to do this with spray cans only? if that's the case you should look at spray max clear. it's a real 2 part product and will work better than what you're using. you could also look...
  13. don't just sand the tiny area though, or you will...

    don't just sand the tiny area though, or you will see it in the finished product. you need to continue blocking the whole area, but concentrating on the problem spot till you're satisfied.
    if you...
  14. Thread: Time for paint

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    dang buddy, you do good work. if i were close i'd...

    dang buddy, you do good work. if i were close i'd be over in a heartbeat to help lift that thing. i can't wait to see how the paint turns out.
    isn't it funny, how long most of us have been painting...
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    ospho should be treated just like metal prep....

    ospho should be treated just like metal prep. i've used it like picklex too, but think it's best to do the re-wet and rinse procedure neutralize it.
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    that looks like pretty good stuff len, and 40...

    that looks like pretty good stuff len, and 40 bucks for a quart kit is very reasonable. do they have a link to the data sheet for it? i didn't see it.
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    while there's certainly nothing wrong with using...

    while there's certainly nothing wrong with using epoxy it might be overkill depending on what you're working on. if it's just the pan for something you intend to drive you might just want to treat it...
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    books and classes certainly help. they give some...

    books and classes certainly help. they give some general guidelines and valuable troubleshooting information. but there's a lot of conflicting information about hoe to set up the torch, direction of...
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    sorry to hear it's been so much trouble for you....

    sorry to hear it's been so much trouble for you. it takes time to get the hang of welding, that's for sure. and learning how to see the weld area is probably about the most important thing. mig is...
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    looks like you're shooting drywall texture. you...

    looks like you're shooting drywall texture. you need to post the materials you're using. and are you measuring the pressure at the gun with the trigger pulled?
  21. i shot a boatload of metallic acrylic enamel back...

    i shot a boatload of metallic acrylic enamel back in the day. most through sharpe guns or my old trusty #7. i agree it's tough and thankfully there's other options now. if a person practices a lot,...
  22. jmtc makes a valid point. you're going to have a...

    jmtc makes a valid point. you're going to have a bunch of paint on that if you keep adding material. you need to just add enough to fix it. listen to len when he says, you don't shoot for gloss with...
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    put a level across the sills to get your side to...

    put a level across the sills to get your side to side and along the sill for front to back. you might need to block up to clear the driveline tunnel. you can also use frame mounting points as...
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    good stuff. i struggle with this as well. how far...

    good stuff. i struggle with this as well. how far back from a lip or edge do you put the transition tape? or do you try to get the transition to happen on the edge/corner itself?
  25. i think you'll need two coats to fix the bmw. one...

    i think you'll need two coats to fix the bmw. one medium wet coat and a drop coat immediately following. that's what i'd plan anyway with the drop coat as optional.
    don't give so much thought to the...
  26. the only way to fix it is to re-spray it. you...

    the only way to fix it is to re-spray it. you didn't mention if you did a drop coat or not. light metallic paints are a real bear. silver especially. maybe you didn't get enough coats on to achieve...
  27. i used the martin senour paint a super long time...

    i used the martin senour paint a super long time ago. think napa sold it. i'm sure it's ok, but not something i'd go looking for. they've been around for a long time though, so they must be doing...
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    if you're not going to do it properly you might...

    if you're not going to do it properly you might want to change your plan. i'd try to clean the rust out of the chips and just dab some touch-up paint on them. if you're careful the affected area will...
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    lucky it's in epoxy. bob and len are spot on....

    lucky it's in epoxy. bob and len are spot on. wash it with dawn, that stuff is the best. if you're still worried, shoot a little more epoxy, or maybe sealer on a panel and see if you have a problem. ...
  30. you spray at 30 psi or so. the compressor should...

    you spray at 30 psi or so. the compressor should deliver a larger cfm at that pressure. probably enough air to do the job. that said, i used to use a small horsepower compressor like that a long time...
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    was only thinking you might have extra room to...

    was only thinking you might have extra room to work if the door was off the car.
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    it looks (from the picture anyway) that the...

    it looks (from the picture anyway) that the smaller hinge might have a two piece hinge. not a conventional hinge pin like the other one. i could be mistaken but it reminds me of the vw/audi ones. the...
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    2mm is about the same as 2 inches for this...

    2mm is about the same as 2 inches for this purpose. reeds with a 2mm opening won't work at all. hopefully you found your problem. that old compressor is a beast, made for long life low rpm operation....
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    that hinge might come apart if you pry off the...

    that hinge might come apart if you pry off the cap and see if there's a fastener there. i know other german car hinges work that way. it's just a tapered hole. maybe that would give better access to...
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    you should check to see if that is in fact a torx...

    you should check to see if that is in fact a torx fastener. i know volkswagen uses a triple square style bolt on the door hinges. looks similar to a torx but if you use a torx on it you'll have that...
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    i think i would have just added hardener to the...

    i think i would have just added hardener to the base you have. you can sand it like single stage and then either put one more coat on before mid coat, or depending on the p sheet recommendations go...
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    Thank for the clarification. I thought that...

    Thank for the clarification. I thought that value was a bit much.
    Maybe the OP can put hardener in the base so he can sand it if there's issues. Or turn the plane around so the tail isn't in the...
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    the wing didn't have the same issue because it...

    the wing didn't have the same issue because it didn't have anything in the path of the air flow. You're probably right to do the tail first but I would spray the rest right away so any overspray...
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    if you really want to go cheap, you can get some...

    if you really want to go cheap, you can get some straight enamel and add hardener to it. no clear coat needed. = one step above rattle can.
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    is it really 5 psi? that seems like a very high...

    is it really 5 psi? that seems like a very high number. you take a much more calculated approach to booth ventilation than a lot of us that just kind of wing it. i would have thought maybe 5 inches...
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    you've built yourself a wind tunnel there. that...

    you've built yourself a wind tunnel there. that fan is huge. really huge. if your paper towel travels 3/4 of the length of the booth you have too high a speed of linear flow. one thought i just had...
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    i don't really like the idea of masking the tail,...

    i don't really like the idea of masking the tail, but maybe draping it would help. i just feel there's too much chance of getting trash in the paint from all that activity.
    if you add exits, i'd put...
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    it's very common to use filler on boats. marine...

    it's very common to use filler on boats. marine supply manufacturers call it "fairing compound" but good quality filler will work just fine. (above the water line) if you're nor going to fair the...
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    it seems like the air velocity might be pretty...

    it seems like the air velocity might be pretty high depending on the size of the inlet fan. i can easily visualize all that overspray collecting on the leading edges of the tail section on their way...
  45. hmm, never done that. i've glazed over paint but...

    hmm, never done that. i've glazed over paint but i guess i've always worked the metal before filler. that means stripping to bare as a rule. i may adjust my technique if it's better to leave the...
  46. in case it wasn't clear to you, the filler should...

    in case it wasn't clear to you, the filler should be applied to bare metal.
    there's a ton of available body kits for honda products. please stay away from the big gaudy ones that seem like they...
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    thought i'd add, clean the parts before doing any...

    thought i'd add, clean the parts before doing any sanding. i wipe with wax and grease remover then wash with dawn before doing anything. keeps from driving any wax products down into the scratch....
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    gonna leave the self tappers or just using for...

    gonna leave the self tappers or just using for fit up? i can't remember if you had a mig welder on site, but torch welding will work too and would be better than just screws.
  49. Good for you. That's the minimum protection I...

    Good for you. That's the minimum protection I would consider using. Seeing how you're painting outside it will be fine. In an enclosed space a full face mask is a minimum. Air fed hood is best.
    Good...
  50. You need proper protection if the paint you use...

    You need proper protection if the paint you use contains isocyanates. Most hardened paint has this. Please wait till you have this figured out before shooting any paint.
    Can you get the cartridges....
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