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  1. Thread: new here

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    I started out where you are just a couple of...

    I started out where you are just a couple of years ago wanting to do a "simple" piano black on sub boxes, then I got hooked.

    I have made and still make plenty of mistakes.

    It wont all make...
  2. Thread: new here

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    The first three panels all had the same flake and...

    The first three panels all had the same flake and clear over different base colors. The back two were just two panels that I went a head and shot with primer and clear that I had mixed up already...
  3. Thread: new here

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    Some example test panels...

    Below are a few examples of my test panels.

    You can see the different color primers in-between the test areas.

    A couple of the orange and brown tests were satin vs gloss clear over the same...
  4. Thread: new here

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    All of my painting is custom which sounds fancy...

    All of my painting is custom which sounds fancy but is easier than the pros that have to match color, sheen, orange peel etc etc.

    I use the PPG epoxy primer in shades of gray, pure white and pure...
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    Great Job!

    Looks awesome! I'm jealous (ugly, ugly emotion)

    With the solid color, it sure would be a good one to practice polishing on. If you did burn through, you certainly know how to shoot it yellow...
  6. Thread: new here

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    The cans may or may not have the recommended tip...

    The cans may or may not have the recommended tip size range.

    Usually there is a tech sheet that you should print out and keep in the shop with you for referral. I keep mine in a binder.

    I...
  7. Thread: new here

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    Use the 1.3 tip

    Use the 1.3 tip
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    I'd use 800 on the majority of the tank staying...

    I'd use 800 on the majority of the tank staying away from the thin flange area, then I'd use a grey scuff pad with scuffing paste on the thin flanges and over the whole tank to clean, then follow...
  9. Thread: new here

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    Iwata LPH-80 You can get different tips. I...

    Iwata LPH-80

    You can get different tips.

    I think that Len carriers them, if not check out Cerakote and MegaDepot
  10. Thread: new here

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    According to their website, besides being 100%...

    According to their website, besides being 100% Vegan, Cruelty Free pigment that is NOT sourced with child labor or any inhuman labor pigments. They also list it as the Highest grade mica pigment...
  11. Thread: new here

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    I use FBS tapes, different colors and different...

    I use FBS tapes, different colors and different widths. Some are more flexible than others, some make straight lines easier.

    I tried using stencils before, but didn't like not being able to...
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    That is pretty normal, the clear is what brings...

    That is pretty normal, the clear is what brings out the shine. A single stage paint (no BC) is basically a colored clear.



    Hopefully Painter Dave will read this and chime in on what paint it...
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    Your next step will depend on your sanding...

    Your next step will depend on your sanding results.

    Hopefully you donít have any metal high spots. From your photos it looks like you are really close.

    I suck at body work, so I would have...
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    I think that it comes down to if you have access...

    I think that it comes down to if you have access to the tools or not and is a full repaint.

    If you or a buddy has a welder (not everyone does), then it just doesn't take that long to weld, grind...
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    and a few more

    And a few more...


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  16. Thread: new here

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    Some examples...

    Thanks to the guys on this forum, here are a few examples of what I've been able to knock out...


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  17. Thread: new here

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    It just takes time...

    As Henry mentioned, I started just a couple of years ago. I remember seeing that guy's videos among others and thinking to myself, "no way could I do that" - now I watch those and say "Yeah, I can...
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    Plan on using different blocks and also look...

    Plan on using different blocks and also look around. I use both those blocks along with folded cardboard, foam packing sheets cut to size, cut mixing sticks etc etc
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    For your tank, just scuff the entire tank with...

    For your tank, just scuff the entire tank with 800 - Lightly - and use scuffing paste. Then shoot the whole thing with clear, let the clear dry for a week then scuff and do your repair/mods or...
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    Awesome, those would really set off that rig. ...

    Awesome, those would really set off that rig.



    Thats the great thing about doing it yourself. You can always sand/scuff (just dont sand into the BC!) and reshoot. That's why I buy the Tamco...
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    Very nice job! Now you can paint the rims, redo...

    Very nice job! Now you can paint the rims, redo the chrome and put it in "Princess" mode! "Sorry, cant help you move, don't want to scratch the paint"!!!

    To help reduce (youll never eliminate)...
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    I have a metal wall cabinet that I use to store...

    I have a metal wall cabinet that I use to store my guns hanging off the magnetic gun holders. I also store my respirator cartridges, safety glasses, spare cups etc in there. Keeps em clean and out...
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    Are you trying to fix the existing paint job or...

    Are you trying to fix the existing paint job or repainting the whole bike with a change of color?

    If you are wanting to fix that chip, I'd sand the whole tank to 800, shoot clear, sand again and...
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    I mounted mine to a chunk of concrete about 5 1/2...

    I mounted mine to a chunk of concrete about 5 1/2 tall with a couple of pieces of rebar looped as handles if I need to move it. It just sits on the floor in the corner not really in the way.
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    Ron, That is funny as I do have a little Eastwood...

    Ron, That is funny as I do have a little Eastwood tig setup and I do want to learn how to use it (correctly). Right now, it is as new as the day that I received it as I have yet to use it, it is all...
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    Why not cut and weld?

    It looks to me like the stud gun and the plate with the hole in it or Len's modified rivet tool would be a good solution for people like me that are more of a "Grinder" than a "Welder".

    But Nitro...
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    I had assumed the same thing, I guess you can...

    I had assumed the same thing, I guess you can pull the pin until you hear a similar sound as hammer on dolly but in reverse?
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    NitroShark, I believe forum rules state that...

    NitroShark,

    I believe forum rules state that you must post more photos of your project when you mention something cool like that.

    Isn't that the old little Honda mini-bikes that the handle...
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    Apologies to the OP as I don't want to turn this...

    Apologies to the OP as I don't want to turn this into a back slapping thread, but I have said many times before how much you guys have helped me. It is pretty cool how the internet has allowed and...
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    Yeah, mine had both rust and failing liner. So...

    Yeah, mine had both rust and failing liner. So it was a no lose situation for me. If I screwed it up, oh well it was garbage anyways.

    Funny, I look at this tank from when I first started...
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    Since you already know how to weld, slice it open...

    Since you already know how to weld, slice it open and metal work it properly.

    I sliced a sportster tank a while back.

    After cleaning out the rust and previous failed tank liner, welded it back...
  32. SWEET!

    Now that is Custom!

    Nice job!
  33. The link has been taken down, but Iwatas are one...

    The link has been taken down, but Iwatas are one of the ones that get faked quite a bit. Even Amazon has them, some of the Iwata fakes are hard to tell until you compare them side by side with a...
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    Just Saying "THANKS"

    Just wanted to give you guys a quick “Thank You” for all of your help over the past couple years since I started this new hobby of mine.

    Below is my latest project that I finished up for a good...
  36. Looks Great! Yeah, don't use intercoat as a...

    Looks Great!

    Yeah, don't use intercoat as a base for graphics as it is just clear base coat. If you screw up or want to change something, intercoat doesn't give you the ease of correcting that a...
  37. Thread: pearl flake

    by OldFatBald
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    Use test panels

    Get some test panels - I use some 16 gauge 18"x24" flat ones that I had sheared up.

    Spray with different shades of primer
    Write on the back of the panels what everything is, primer mix, base...
  38. Yes definitely clear your base coat prior to any...

    Yes definitely clear your base coat prior to any artwork. If you screw anything up it is much easier to fix.

    Depending on my timing and what I am doing, I will use either HOK's Rokket clear (a...
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    STOP thinging rattle cans!

    If you are going to do the entire car and strip it down to metal, then do the metal work, then filler work - Stop thinking about the rattle cans, it will nickel and dime (actually closer to $25/can)...
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    WOW!

    Awesome! 👍
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    Thatís a big job

    Your project is a large one with the correct tools, not having a compressor makes it all spray bombs - $$$$ spent on expensive cans.

    If you donít want to invest in a new hobby, it would probably...
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    I use Caswell tank sealer and haven't had any...

    I use Caswell tank sealer and haven't had any problems.
  43. I installed my compressor outside in it's own...

    I installed my compressor outside in it's own little open faced shed with a shut off right there that I can lock it out. I turn it on and off using the circuit breaker inside the garage which isn't ...
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    Nice job! That garage looks big enough for...

    Nice job!

    That garage looks big enough for my Caddy and my Suburban!!
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    Yes Sir on those Ani regulators. I like the...

    Yes Sir on those Ani regulators. I like the layout and their price.

    They donít fit on my Devibiss FLG4
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    I am a weekender hack and I run a QC3 after a 1"...

    I am a weekender hack and I run a QC3 after a 1" regulator/water trap, then another PneumaticPlus SAU4030M-N04DG-MEP Three Stage Air Drying System.

    The refills are about $42 for the QC3 and I...
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    I think that it is going to start out with Bam...

    I think that it is going to start out with Bam standing up and saying: "Hello, my name is Bam and I am addicted to bad ass trucks, modifying them and using my bad ass skills"
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    I use a gray scotch brite pad and scuffing paste

    I use a gray scotch brite pad and scuffing paste
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    I start with that exact same setup at almost 38...

    I start with that exact same setup at almost 38 psi - the Devilbiss tech sheet says 40psi.

    Down below 30 psi, I can hear (finally learning something) the gun sounding like turd.

    That 1.8 for a...
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    I feel for you on that one! But I bet you don't...

    I feel for you on that one! But I bet you don't do that again!!
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