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    You have to remember I am 75 and sometimes screw...

    You have to remember I am 75 and sometimes screw up what I wanted to say, the gun I am using is a finishline with 3 tips 1.4-1.8-2.0. so far all I have been working with is epoxy and 2k primer the...
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    Can I reduce the high build primer? I am...

    Can I reduce the high build primer?
    I am struggling with the fast and or slow reducer, using a slow reducer will this allow the paint to smooth out? Will it increase the chance of runs or sags?
    My...
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    Doing the painting in my garage when it comes to...

    Doing the painting in my garage when it comes to the reducer should I use slow, medium, or fast? We were using a fast reducer with the high build 2k primer I can keep my garage at 75°F but when I...
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    Yes I am going to do a epoxy seal coat before the...

    Yes I am going to do a epoxy seal coat before the color, that is a relief to know
    Thank you
    Jim
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    Another question, I have sanded the fenders with...

    Another question, I have sanded the fenders with 320, 400, and finished with 600 and I burned through in a few spots mostly along the edges where I see metal, I also have a few spots where I can see...
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    I only mix a cup at a time or less, I am thinking...

    I only mix a cup at a time or less, I am thinking the problem is the temp of the shop as it is really cold here.
    thank you JC and Len.
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    Ok just wasn't sure being the stuff is so thick...

    Ok just wasn't sure being the stuff is so thick but it did flow, had one other problem when my son sprayed the fenders and body on the first coat he put it on wet with a 50% overlap the primer flowed...
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    One other question, when I purchased the gun it...

    One other question, when I purchased the gun it came with a filter that inserts just under the cup do I need this with the high build (will the paint flow through) also should I filter this primer...
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    OK we have a plan Thank You

    OK we have a plan Thank You
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    Len, correct me if I am wrong, today I am going...

    Len, correct me if I am wrong, today I am going to use PPG One Choice wax and grease remover to clean the surface which I have previously primed and sanded, next I am going to spray a high build...
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    Seal Coat

    The last coat of primer (heavy Build) goes on today after which I will sand with 600g next will be the seal coat and my question is can I use clear for a seal coat? I have a pint of Omni production...
  12. The last coat of primer (heavy Build) after which...

    The last coat of primer (heavy Build) after which I will sand with 600g next will be the seal coat and my question is can I use clear for a seal coat? I have a pint of Omni production clear (ppg) how...
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    Drip Rail / Gutter

    Can I use seam sealer in the drip rail also how do you paint it? I am worried that the air will just blow the paint out.
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    Nuts-Bolts-Screws

    I see a lot of info for bodywork and painting but I seem to have missed the nuts and bolts section, what and or how do you clean and paint these items, is there some kind of dip that these items can...
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    Go with Gulf and you will never be wrong

    Go with Gulf and you will never be wrong
  16. Ron, Trust me everything is going to get cleaned...

    Ron,
    Trust me everything is going to get cleaned really well like this really sucks I have a bunch of the small stuff that I will have to put back in the degreaser also the body is going to be a...
  17. We are using a single-stage nonmetallic acrylic...

    We are using a single-stage nonmetallic acrylic urethane, I am not a pro body guy, and muddling my way through.
    How about we let this thread go dead
    Thank you
    Jim
  18. Ron, I bought a cheap gun with a 2.0 tip it was...

    Ron,
    I bought a cheap gun with a 2.0 tip it was cheaper than trying to find and buy a new fluid tip and horn and needle, I think it will also work to spray varnish and other stains for my...
  19. I am sorry I have too many questions in the fire,...

    I am sorry I have too many questions in the fire, The Devilbiss is a finish gun only and the Startingline is my primer gun, instructions on the paint can from U-Pol recommend the use of 2.0 now I...
  20. Thank you Len, I apologize for the confusion I...

    Thank you Len,
    I apologize for the confusion I am using a Starting Line gun for the primer and also thank you for clarifying the sealer.
  21. Have some questions, The gun my son bought is a...

    Have some questions,
    The gun my son bought is a Devilbiss 905041 Prolite -GHV30-131 that came from the factory with a 1.3 and 1.4 fluid tip. and it was recommended to use a 2.2 tip which I will...
  22. Thanks Art, great idea

    Thanks Art,
    great idea
  23. Ron, it is some kind of heavy-duty Singer that...

    Ron,
    it is some kind of heavy-duty Singer that can handle two needles, I bought two types of material one cloth and one that feels like vinyl and some thread that when done I can use for fishing :D...
  24. I am hoping that after I am gone he will continue...

    I am hoping that after I am gone he will continue to cherish the Prefect and keep it in good care and pass it off to his son, Jamie knows how much I have wanted this car I have ridden in it a few...
  25. Have taken a couple of days off need to get my...

    Have taken a couple of days off need to get my get-up-and-go back, I just hope that by filling the low spot all will come out in the dust maybe I should run a piece of Oak through the planer get it...
  26. Ron, I am using a primer from TCP Global it is...

    Ron,
    I am using a primer from TCP Global it is 4:1 and has a 4-hour pot life, I think it was the Eastwood Finishline that caused the problem. I have now installed a separator at the pressor and I...
  27. Thank You, how do you make a runny batch of putty?

    Thank You, how do you make a runny batch of putty?
  28. Hello RonF Thank you for the wonderful reply, I...

    Hello RonF
    Thank you for the wonderful reply, I am glad he is picky as I have a different outlook and just wanted to get it running and throw a dull clear on it, next thing I know I am stripping...
  29. Here is the hood the white is Epoxy coat is the...

    Here is the hood the white is Epoxy coat is the white high? if so when I try to level it out won't there be a large amount of putty?
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  30. Yup that is a deal and I would have jumped on it...

    Yup that is a deal and I would have jumped on it except my kid bought some high buck Devilbiss and he paid around or close to $600 bucks for it for a one-time spray the car and I doubt he will ever...
  31. Thank you for the reply turns out my kid bought...

    Thank you for the reply turns out my kid bought some high buck Devilbiss.
  32. Looking a 2 guns hate to spend the money for a one time use but paint is expensive

    Anest Iwata Air Gunsa HVLP Gravity Spray Gun Kit or 3M Accuspray™ HGP Spray Gun Kit - 16587, I need a gun that will get the job done with the least amount of outlay please help
  33. Thank you for setting the procedure and yes being...

    Thank you for setting the procedure and yes being a woodworker I have more clamps than I need in fact I am going to make a jig to hold it
    Is there a site for used equipment as I was spraying 4:1...
  34. I need some expertise on this part, it is the...

    I need some expertise on this part, it is the spare tire lid and I believe it has fallen off more than once, there is no way I can get a smooth surface like it is other than replace it (impossible)...
  35. Aw, it was a dumb question that should not have...

    Aw, it was a dumb question that should not have been asked, I now have the doors & fenders sanded using a guide coat and 400g paper, Monday I am going to tackle the hood and the body. I must admit...
  36. I know I should not ask this, could I use a...

    I know I should not ask this, could I use a lacquer Primer over the urethane primer?
  37. I have the fenders sanded and a couple of doors...

    I have the fenders sanded and a couple of doors and I have one front door (driver) that has a fairly deep dent that will show can I fill over the primer or do I take it to metal?
    I thought I had...
  38. Mr. Marler, as you probably know I am on a very...

    Mr. Marler,
    as you probably know I am on a very tight budget very tight and the way it is turning out I would say good enough and squirt the color on it my problem is my nitty picky son, he thinks...
  39. Do I have to scratch the surface or just put it on

    Do I have to scratch the surface or just put it on
  40. I have been block sanding with 400g I have 220g...

    I have been block sanding with 400g I have 220g but I have no way to attach it to the block, my question is the primer seems to have been put on a bit lite as you can see the white seal coat also the...
  41. Not to get into a contest go look at Orielly here...

    Not to get into a contest go look at Orielly here in the states
  42. I just purchased the aircraft stripper with the...

    I just purchased the aircraft stripper with the good and smelly chemical here in the US at Orielly auto parts.
  43. OK I am sort of on the right track I thank all of...

    OK I am sort of on the right track I thank all of you, yes I purchased a rattle can of SEM Guide Coat on Tuesday in anticipation of block sanding and I will hold off on sanding for a while as...
  44. Hello I have the car in the grey hi-build primer...

    Hello
    I have the car in the grey hi-build primer at least I think it is a high build, I have included photos of the job the paint directions say to wait 8 hours to sand and I am going to give it a...
  45. Gray DTM High Build 2K Primer Surfacer (Direct to...

    Gray DTM High Build 2K Primer Surfacer (Direct to Metal) 2.1 VOC, 1-1/4 Gallon Kit - Fast Dry High-Performance Primer - Automotive and Industrial Use.
    I thought that is what I was supposed to use to...
  46. Update on the Prefect, finished the epoxy to bare...

    Update on the Prefect, finished the epoxy to bare metal on Sunday, today is high build primer day.
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  47. Yes this car was full of rat feces and it stunk...

    Yes this car was full of rat feces and it stunk bad so I took the steamer to it and steam cleaned every inch and then I let it sit outside for about a week ripped the headliner out and the back seat...
  48. Hello Len, On the exterior of the hood I used...

    Hello Len,
    On the exterior of the hood I used the Aircraft Stripper (bad-smelling stuff) and laid it on heavy before I quit for the night which worked quite well, I am using a 4-1/3" angle grinder...
  49. We are talking about a 1950 Ford Prefect 32468...

    We are talking about a 1950 Ford Prefect
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  50. Thank you MR. Phil, I was looking at the fenders...

    Thank you MR. Phil,
    I was looking at the fenders and doors I have stripped of paint and the hinges, and have used 80g on all bare metal. my biggest problem is getting out the hinge pins as I cannot...
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