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  1. The Plus was a good gun in it's time but better...

    The Plus was a good gun in it's time but better guns have come along. It's easier to get a better paint job with the Sagola 4600, it atomizes better, has a wider pattern and it's easier to clean...
  2. When I first started selling Sagola guns I could...

    When I first started selling Sagola guns I could buy the directly from the manufacturer but now a company has an exclusive and I have ver little control over the pricing. I was selling between 15...
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    Bam you are a very patient artist. It's great to...

    Bam you are a very patient artist. It's great to see the quality of your work.
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    Oh yeah, that's better. :thumb:

    Oh yeah, that's better. :thumb:
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    Right! Not dry and rough but even and not wet.

    Right! Not dry and rough but even and not wet.
  6. The best gun I use is the Sagola 4600 Xtreme it...

    The best gun I use is the Sagola 4600 Xtreme it performs as good or better than guns costing twice as much.


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    Phil is right, the paint is going to too heavily...

    Phil is right, the paint is going to too heavily and the type of paint is probably part of the problem. Some paint tends to stripe more easily than others and you have one of them. Spray with the...
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    Painting on plastic? Use adhesion promoter...

    Painting on plastic? Use adhesion promoter first.


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    Where the underneath of the panel is rusted...

    Where the underneath of the panel is rusted through I would wire brush it to clean it well then apply a couple of coats of Zero Rust or another "good" product then apply a "good" seam sealer like...
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    I did a search of my supplying warehouses who...

    I did a search of my supplying warehouses who carry millions of dollars worth of 3M products and none of them carry that pad. I looked them up on Ebay and Amazon and they both have them but I have...
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    1. Use a "good" paint and it will cover with no...

    1. Use a "good" paint and it will cover with no problem. South Jersey you can get some good base coat white from Motor Car Colors in Moorestown. Ask them for Diamont base in both colors.

    2. It...
  12. Thread: Fish Eyes

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    Yes you should know that the business end of this...

    Yes you should know that the business end of this tool is fiberglass and breaksdown as you use it leaving its waste residue on the surface. Don't allow this waste to get in your eyes etc. Also this...
  13. Thread: Fish Eyes

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    Normally we sand in short back and forth strokes....

    Normally we sand in short back and forth strokes.

    It's my guess that you don't have much film build so don't use a lot of pressure as you wet sand.
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    In an earlier post you said you sanded with 1500...

    In an earlier post you said you sanded with 1500 then 2000 so I'd say you should be ok going to 3000. Also the amount/thickness of the clear can depend a lot on the kind of clear you used. Some...
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    Furnace filters can work and you can also use a...

    Furnace filters can work and you can also use a blanket filter. We purchase blanket filters for our incoming air and they work well.


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  16. Thread: Fish Eyes

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    The scratches can be from a couple different...

    The scratches can be from a couple different things....
    1. If you sanded with a more coarse grit then sanded with a more fine grit you may not have sanded enough with the finer grit to remove the...
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    Amount can vary depending on how well the paint...

    Amount can vary depending on how well the paint covers and the transfer efficiency of your gun. I always try to mix slightly more than I will need but basically it's a guess because, in most cases,...
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    Yes, that's the way to do it. After the metal is...

    Yes, that's the way to do it. After the metal is in place you can seal the seam on the outside with some fiberglass filler and if you can get to the back you should seal the back with some good seam...
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    It may be just the clear but if you sand through...

    It may be just the clear but if you sand through the clear into the color you may need to put more color on also.
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    I would sand and polish it first to see how it...

    I would sand and polish it first to see how it looks, if good then stop and if bad then re-do it.
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    I have an LPH80 with a 1.2 tip and a cup for $335...

    I have an LPH80 with a 1.2 tip and a cup for $335 plus shipping.
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    If the spot welds need to be part of the repair...

    If the spot welds need to be part of the repair then yes they will probably be drilled.

    As far as how to handle the curves I think you'll need to figure that out as you do the job. Our shop...
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    I would remove the rusted metal and replace it. ...

    I would remove the rusted metal and replace it. Check out the link below.


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  24. Thread: Wet DA Sander

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    I've never had any luck sanding out dust nibs...

    I've never had any luck sanding out dust nibs with an orbital sander, the only thing I've found that works is a small hard block with sandpaper wrapped around it. In most cases I use one of the run...
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    I don't see any way of doing it perfectly unless...

    I don't see any way of doing it perfectly unless the engine and trans is installed and the car sits on it's wheels. Everything other than a stock weight distribution is a guess.

    :scratchch
  26. Thread: lph80

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    In most cases the smaller gun can use a smaller...

    In most cases the smaller gun can use a smaller fluid tip than the larger guns. We use several smaller guns and they work fine with 1.0 fluid tips that would be too small on the larger guns so a 1.2...
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    It may be fine. Has the vehicle been stored...

    It may be fine. Has the vehicle been stored indoors? If its been out in the weather and hasn't shown signs of de-laminating you're good. If it's been stored indoors and you know of an area where...
  28. Thread: Fish Eyes

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    In most cases you shouldn't need base only clear....

    In most cases you shouldn't need base only clear. Did the fish eye cause you to see the primer in the spot?
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    Epoxy is usually not needed over body filler and...

    Epoxy is usually not needed over body filler and it may not be needed on the bare metal under the filler primer depending on the type of filler primer being used. If we have significant areas of...
  30. Thread: Fish Eyes

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    You should add the proper activator/hardener for...

    You should add the proper activator/hardener for the clear. If the base takes the same hardener as the clear then use it but if the hardener in the base is different than the clear hardener make...
  31. Thread: Wet DA Sander

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    If you have large areas of orange peel and you...

    If you have large areas of orange peel and you have a 6" palm sander with a 3/32" orbit you can use it with some 3M Trizact 1500 to 5000 grit wet sanding disks to help level the peel on areas that...
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    I don't use a machine to level my paint, I...

    I don't use a machine to level my paint, I normally use a block and fine wet sanding paper before I buff.
  33. Thread: Fish Eyes

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    I usually scuff the low spots then apply enough...

    I usually scuff the low spots then apply enough clear so that it slightly extends onto the level clear. I normally allow it to harden for a couple days. If I have more than one or two spots I'll...
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