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  1. Thread: Seal Coat

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    Something was changed on the second coat. ...

    Something was changed on the second coat. Application technique, viscosity of the primer, inlet air pressure at the gun, temperature of the product being sprayed or a combination of things.
  2. Thread: HVLP Runs?

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    Different guns can be engineered differently and...

    Different guns can be engineered differently and the inlet pressure can vary so read the manufacturer's recommendation for the gun you're using.
  3. Thread: Seal Coat

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    I absolutely agree. Strain the paint using a...

    I absolutely agree. Strain the paint using a strainer as you pour the paint into the cup.


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    If it were mine and still usable I might trade it...

    If it were mine and still usable I might trade it for a newer car. :D
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    It appears to be the correct part but it's...

    It appears to be the correct part but it's difficult to tell without actually seeing that vehicle and the part in person and the actual repair process needs to be determined at the same time. What...
  6. Thread: Seal Coat

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    Sounds good, I'd probably go with grey sealer.

    Sounds good, I'd probably go with grey sealer.
  7. Thread: Scratch ?

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    We rarely check the type of plastic, we use a...

    We rarely check the type of plastic, we use a decent adhesion promoter on a sanded surface and a flex additive in the clear or single stage paint.
  8. Thread: Seal Coat

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    It may work and it may not, it depends on the...

    It may work and it may not, it depends on the characteristics of the products underneath and the clear. If you want to spend as little money as possible I'd recommend getting a small kit of epoxy...
  9. Thread: Scratch ?

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    We use High TecK filler primer and activator. We...

    We use High TecK filler primer and activator. We can have it shipped to you but you may be able to buy it locally. We sell High Teck for $29 per quart for the primer and $40 for the activator. For...
  10. Thread: Scratch ?

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    You may be able to use that, I'm a fan of two...

    You may be able to use that, I'm a fan of two part primers with a flex additive mixed in.
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    What's really a bummer is that I bought it from...

    What's really a bummer is that I bought it from the grandfather of a friend who was tall and he couldn't wear his favorite hat in a hard top so he purchased the convertible. When I bought it it only...
  12. Thread: Scratch ?

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    As long as the plastic is sanded with around a...

    As long as the plastic is sanded with around a 220 or 320 grit sandpaper then the primer should adhere well. If the plastic is flexible you should add some flex additive to the primer.
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    That's interesting and a smart investment but I...

    That's interesting and a smart investment but I have no info on the topic. I wish I had one when my 60 Chevy convertible was stolen and never to be seen again. :yikes
  14. Thread: Scratch ?

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    We would sand down the scratched areas until the...

    We would sand down the scratched areas until the scratch is gone but extend the sanded area so that you don't have a dip where the scratch was then apply a filler primer over the low spot and apply a...
  15. Thread: Drip Rail / Gutter

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    On drip rails and any places where you need to...

    On drip rails and any places where you need to have a smooth finish we normally use self-leveling seam sealer then just apply paint after it hardens.

    ...
  16. Thread: Hit a Deer

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    Since I've hit three and had close calls with...

    Since I've hit three and had close calls with another half dozen I've developed a habit on back roads during deer times. Go no faster than 35MPH between dusk and dawn, it give you and the deer time...
  17. Thread: Nuts-Bolts-Screws

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    It depends on how bad they are. If it's just...

    It depends on how bad they are. If it's just paint you can soak them in stripper or even thinner overnight however if it's rust you may need to blast them to clean them up. To paint things like...
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    HOK makes good quality products but I've never...

    HOK makes good quality products but I've never used that particular paint so I can't tell you how well it covers but, if I had to guess I'd say it probably covers pretty will. Two or three coats...
  19. Thread: Hit a Deer

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    Most body shops can do whatever work is required....

    Most body shops can do whatever work is required. If you have the parts they can install them or paint them or blend the adjacent panels.

    In most cases the frame would need to be straightened...
  20. Thread: Hit a Deer

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    I live in the woods and have hit three deer so...

    I live in the woods and have hit three deer so far and I've had close calls on at least six more so I'm real careful on certain roads.

    I doubt that you have frame damage but you could have a small...
  21. Thread: Hit a Deer

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    What is the car worth? You'll want to know that...

    What is the car worth? You'll want to know that before paying a shop to do the work.

    On a ten year old car we would look for used parts or aftermarket parts online. If you go with after marked...
  22. Thread: Price Increases

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    Price Increases

    If you need a tool or any material be sure to purchase it this week. Our prices will be going up 10% to 50% percent as of Jan 1. 2022 depending on the manufacturer.
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    Without seeing the cylinders I'd say that you can...

    Without seeing the cylinders I'd say that you can probably blast them also as long as they are fully retracted so that the push rods isn't exposed to the blast.

    As far as protecting the metal...
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    It can depend on the sealer. See if you can get...

    It can depend on the sealer. See if you can get detailed information on the sealer you're using. We use Fusor seam sealer and we can apply primer or paint on top but that can change based on the...
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    I agree with Bob, I usually apply epoxy primer...

    I agree with Bob, I usually apply epoxy primer then allow it to dry then apply my seam sealer.
  26. Thread: HVLP Runs?

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    I agree Phil the least expensive gun I normally...

    I agree Phil the least expensive gun I normally recommend is the DeVilbiss Finishline which comes with several fluid tips and parts are available but the gun costs around $180. I haven't used this...
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