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  1. It depends on the characteristics of the primer,...

    It depends on the characteristics of the primer, if it sands without filling the pad too quickly then it can be used for a longer time. But if the primer is gummy or harder it can clog or wear on...
  2. Thread: CarParts.com Tip

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    CarParts.com Tip

    We just placed our third order with CarParts.com, the first two were plastic bumper covers that arrived damaged so we repaired them the third is a Mercedes headlamp assembly that was never delivered...
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    We use several methods for removing paint. For...

    We use several methods for removing paint. For most of the exterior we just use 80 grit disks on a variable speed buffer but on areas that are hard to get to we either use chemical stripper or a...
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    As long as your top coat blue is a decent quality...

    As long as your top coat blue is a decent quality product you shouldn't have a problem using different color primers but be sure to put enough top coat on it to hide any primer variations.
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    As long as you can assemble the car carefully...

    As long as you can assemble the car carefully while it's in primer you should be fine. However if you paint the car using a metallic color it may not match the adjacent panels. Everything effects...
  6. The problem with many primers, especially...

    The problem with many primers, especially aerosols, is that they are NOT hardened and can show a dull area after your top coats are applied. In most cases you'll want a primer that takes an...
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    Yep, that's all it is but made with the right...

    Yep, that's all it is but made with the right plastic to stand up to thinner. I'm sure that there are ketchup bottles that may do the job also.
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    Yes we sell that 3M product for $45

    Yes we sell that 3M product for $45
  9. Thread: Bare Metal

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    The re-coat window of different epoxy primers can...

    The re-coat window of different epoxy primers can be a lot different from one primer to another plus the temperature is also a factor. I've never used TCP's primer so I have no info on it.

    Yes...
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    Here's that plastic squeeze bottle we were...

    Here's that plastic squeeze bottle we were talking about in another thread. It's not effected by lacquer thinner so it's great for gun cleaning and we also use it for polish.

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    In most cases that heavier orange peel is created...

    In most cases that heavier orange peel is created by the application of a gravel guard on lower areas of the car prior to painting.

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  12. Thread: body filler

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    I haven't. Do you have a link to it's...

    I haven't. Do you have a link to it's information?
  13. Thread: Back coating metal

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    The only place I use the cavity wax is in closed...

    The only place I use the cavity wax is in closed areas where I can't apply my Fusor sealer. I drill a hole and spray a couple coats of wax using the applicator wand. Since the area is normally...
  14. Thread: Bare Metal

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    It depends on the type of plastic. I use a...

    It depends on the type of plastic. I use a squeeze bottle with thinner to clean my guns and I've been using the same one for years. It's the same plastic that those gallon milk jugs are made of.
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    I agree, while I've never done it a small touch...

    I agree, while I've never done it a small touch up bottle will probably do the job.
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    Brushing on the tri-coat is probably not going to...

    Brushing on the tri-coat is probably not going to match the existing color but it will look better than the scratch. Apply each coat separately.
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    If the tech sheet says it's an "option" then it's...

    If the tech sheet says it's an "option" then it's probably not needed but if it says it's necessary then you'll probably have to invest in some hardener.
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    The problem with a flexible block is that it...

    The problem with a flexible block is that it doesn't span over the low areas it tends to follow the shapes of the surface. Don't get me wrong flexible blocks have their value but they need to be...
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    As long as you have a couple of coats of ZR...

    As long as you have a couple of coats of ZR that's all you need to protect the metal. I usually recommend at least two or three coats.
  20. Thread: Back coating metal

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    What causes most rust through spots is moisture...

    What causes most rust through spots is moisture being trapped behind the metal and if that happens it's usually in a place that's difficult or impossible to access after repairs are made or even...
  21. Now that's strange because I see no pictures in...

    Now that's strange because I see no pictures in post #1 in this thread only a Youtube link.
  22. The only link I see in post #1 is the youtube...

    The only link I see in post #1 is the youtube link.
  23. I don't see a picture on that post. Do you?

    I don't see a picture on that post. Do you?
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    I'm assuming you're talking about Manchester...

    I'm assuming you're talking about Manchester England, it that correct?
  25. When doing a two tone job with single and two...

    When doing a two tone job with single and two stage paint the method I use usually depends on how the two are distributed on the vehicle. If it's a car or truck with only the top in single stage...
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