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    Iíve had similar issues with a couple panels on...

    Iíve had similar issues with a couple panels on my truck. My question is:
    Whatís the best way to avoid orange peel in the first place? I hate taking sandpaper to my nice new shiny car. Iíve heard...
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    Thanks I knew that couldnít be right. I figured...

    Thanks I knew that couldnít be right. I figured he mustíve misunderstood the question
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    No bedliner, just topcoat.. I just posted it here...

    No bedliner, just topcoat.. I just posted it here bc the title was primer help. I read somewhere to sand the metal waaaaay down to like 600 but that sounded crazy to me.
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    What grit do you guys typically sand bare metal...

    What grit do you guys typically sand bare metal to before applying 2k epoxy?
    Similarly what grit would you sand filler areas to before epoxy?

    I want to be sure itís gonna stick but not have...
  5. Thread: F**k !!!!

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    Sounds like exactly what the nason paint rep just...

    Sounds like exactly what the nason paint rep just told me over the phone.
    Thanks 👍
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    That’s what I was thinking. Sand, recoat epoxy...

    That’s what I was thinking. Sand, recoat epoxy and go from there.

    I have 2 questions though:

    1. If I can get the epoxy to an acceptable level of finish, can I then spray base, rather than...
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    Youíre right it didnít sand the way I had...

    Youíre right it didnít sand the way I had expected. I block sanded with 400 to smooth it out plus I had a couple runs to deal with. I broke through in a couple spots and will be respraying once I...
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    Gave the truck a bath in epoxy primer the other...

    Gave the truck a bath in epoxy primer the other today and block sanded. When I looked this morning, I see lots of light scratches. Dirty sandpaper maybe?
    Iím guessing I need to get rid of all of...
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    Thanks for the recommendations guys. Think Iím...

    Thanks for the recommendations guys. Think Iím gonna stick with the spectrum for the time being but Iím sure Iíll be looking at the sagola before too long. My neighbor has been watching my progress...
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    How do you guys feel about the harbor freight...

    How do you guys feel about the harbor freight guns? I use the Black Widow by Spectrum. I probably wouldíve bought something else because I know the quality of most products sold at harbor freight but...
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    Thatís pretty much exactly where I landed. From...

    Thatís pretty much exactly where I landed. From what I gather I can sand with A da, 80 grit to bare metal, then work my way back up to 240, after cleaning and degreasing. Then spray nason 421-10 dtm...
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    Iím sure your right, I just donít know enough to...

    Iím sure your right, I just donít know enough to know what I donít know. Iíve read everywhere I can think of to get a straight answer to what actually NEEDS to be done to have a viable surface to...
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    I just called axalta (nason) rep and he says to...

    I just called axalta (nason) rep and he says to chemically strip everything and start again using nason 2k urethane (sad face).
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    If this is correct, then my next question would...

    If this is correct, then my next question would be do I sand with 400 till I have a smooth base to work from and then 2k primer over that or do I take it down to original primer (or even down to...
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    Wow... When I first had my hood primed and ready...

    Wow...
    When I first had my hood primed and ready I had used sem high build, which was recommended by the paint shop to go well with the urethane topcoat and purchased together (however this does not...
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    That’s the 2k primer the paint shop told me I...

    That’s the 2k primer the paint shop told me I should’ve used, however they don’t carry it in a spray can so I would need to order it. I don’t Necessarily have to use an aerosol, but I’ve never...
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    So I was spraying nason urethane base coat. I...

    So I was spraying nason urethane base coat. I previously did a little body work on the hood, then sprayed sem high build primer. Sanded that down with 400. I cleaned it with water and a little dish...
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    F**k !!!!

    So I Finally got to painting my hood today...

    it looks absolutely horrendous! The paint began to crinkle after I laid the second coat. Some type of chemical reaction apparently. I donít even wanna...
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    Iím using 1/2Ē automotive tape from advanced...

    Iím using 1/2Ē automotive tape from advanced auto. Like I said I know it was user error. I got impatient and pulled it too fast. Iím just starting to worry about the rest of the paint now. Didnít...
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    Yep

    I Definitely could’ve avoided this by being more careful when pulling the tape. Luckily this is for my truck and I’m not worried about appeasing a customer. It seems to be curing just fine and ’m...
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    I was afraid that might be the case. I wasnít...

    I was afraid that might be the case. I wasnít sure where along the process the ap should go so I figured it couldnít hurt.
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    Painting on plastic

    So this is what I got:

    I sanded this grille to the factory paint..
    Cleaned, tacked, primered, then sanded with 600..
    Three coats of nason base, then three coats of nason clear (with appropriate...
  23. Thread: Thank You!

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    Thank You!

    Hi guys Im new to this forum and new to auto paint and airbrushing in general. Iíve searched many how toís regarding auto body and paint and it seems like google always sends me here so here I am....
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