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  1. High-heat paint that's gas / chemical resistant?

    Does anyone make a high-heat paint that's also gasoline resistant? Specifically looking for something sprayable (not powder coat).

    I've tried the aerosol stuff like VHT and Rustoleum BBQ paint. A...
  2. Proper technique for dealing with shrink from welded patch panel?

    I recently repaired this hacked up hole in the front fascia of a 1975 BMW 2002. I was lucky enough to have a spare fascia I could cut a patch from so it had the perfect curvature. I spent a ton of...
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    What are you guys considering a grease and wax...

    What are you guys considering a grease and wax remover? I tried letting Goo Gone sit on there for a bit but that didn't work either.
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    Like I said, it's not on the glass. It's on the...

    Like I said, it's not on the glass. It's on the tint that's on the glass. I'd be afraid to use Acetone on the tint film.
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    How to remove 303 Protectant From Glass??

    I recently used "303 Automotive - Aerospace Protectant" on my dash board and got some overspray on the door glass. I didn't realize it until 10min later.

    IT WILL NOT COME OFF. I tried glass...
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    I understand the logic behind that but I figure...

    I understand the logic behind that but I figure learning on an easily removable part will be worth more when I get to the welded on quarter panels that also need attention.

    This is also a '75 BMW...
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    Would the whole rapid heat / rapid cooling trick...

    Would the whole rapid heat / rapid cooling trick work to shrink the metal back to form here? I've seen videos of people going from heat gun to inverted compressed air (nitrogen?) to get non creased...
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    The whole car is getting painted a different...

    The whole car is getting painted a different color so I'm not worried about matching. Trying to use this car as a learning tool since just about every panel needs work and I don't have the money to...
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    What technique to push it out? Just by hand?

    What technique to push it out? Just by hand?
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    Best way to fix slightly pushed in fender?

    Still a novice to metal correction but I've got a front fender with a slight depression over the wheel arch. I'm wondering what the best way to straighten this out is. I will be repainting it off...
  11. Lifting / residue issues with 3M purple fine liner tape

    I just bought some 1/4" 3M fine liner tape to try out specifically because it's supposed to be great at not leaving residue behind. I'm painting an aluminum gas tank so this was very important since...
  12. Raised line in basecoat when shooting over sanded base/primer

    I made an aluminum motorcycle gas tank and had it painted elsewhere a few months ago. The tank is black with gold painted logos. I wasn't crazy about how the logo looked so I decided to sand it back...
  13. Clear the raw aluminum first then do BC graphics?...

    Clear the raw aluminum first then do BC graphics? How many initial clear coats? How long until I can tape over the clear?

    I haven't heard this method but I love it! It means no need for epoxy...
  14. Recommendations for tape that won't stain aluminum?

    Does anyone have recommendations on a masking tape that doesn't leave residue on aluminum? I've used 3M blue tape and it left residue on the metal that showed up when I cleared over it.

    I'm...
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    Excellent, I just read a PPG guide that...

    Excellent, I just read a PPG guide that recommended exactly this for clear coating raw aluminum. I picked up the SX501 and ran some tests on panels seeing if I could get it to discolor. I couldn't. I...
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    Do you know which conditioner you used?

    Do you know which conditioner you used?
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    In case anyone else is interested I looked into...

    In case anyone else is interested I looked into the PPG products and found this list of metal prep solvents: https://images.oreillyauto.com/parts/img/documents/ppg/p-226_dx_metal_treatment_2+13.pdf
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    Ahh yes this is exactly what I was hoping for....

    Ahh yes this is exactly what I was hoping for. I'll look into them. Thank you!
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    My question was about surface cleaning and prep....

    My question was about surface cleaning and prep.

    Anodizing is not an option as there are some base coat graphics that need to be painted on first. Most of the surface will be raw aluminum though.
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    How to prep and clean aluminum for paint?

    I recently made myself an aluminum gas tank and bodywork for my motorcycle. I used 14G 3003 sheet. I've noticed that if I leave ANY sort of smudges on the surface, even just oils from my hands, the...
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    Great, thanks for the feedback.

    Great, thanks for the feedback.
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    Can you / how to flow coat matte clear?

    Novice painter here.
    I'm working on a motorcycle paint job that will have multiple layers of color and I plan to use PPG's matte clear.

    I want a ridge-free finish so you cant feel the different...
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