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    Wow, that's a small tip! Just for curiousity's...

    Wow, that's a small tip! Just for curiousity's sake...what kind of gun are you using?
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    I was thinking that.

    I was thinking that.
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    Thank you, that is just the answer I was looking...

    Thank you, that is just the answer I was looking for! :thumb:
  4. First time applying clearcoat with my new spraygun

    It came out almost like a sheet of glass. I noticed the fan is wider and the adjustment has a different feel as compared to my old gun. I guess a modern high efficiency spray gun was all I needed! I...
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    Personally, I would use a scotchbrite wheel on an...

    Personally, I would use a scotchbrite wheel on an angle grinder. It won't clog and leaves behind a very smooth finish. 1 panel at a time, then prime as you go. A boxter is a small car, this could...
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    1.2 tip for clearcoat?

    I've been doing a lot of thinking and reading about tip size as it relates to atomization. I wonder how much better a 1.2 tip would work in comparison to a 1.3 or 1.4? What might be the result if a...
  7. I actually forgot it was in there. Another...

    I actually forgot it was in there. Another senior moment... :older:
  8. LOL I had a lid soaking in acetone to clean it. ...

    LOL I had a lid soaking in acetone to clean it. Left it in there for a few days. It got very clean, but expanded so much it no longer fits into the cup! It even fits inside a fresh lid! :p
  9. When I look at the price of the cups to get...

    When I look at the price of the cups to get started, 3m seems like a bargain. I already have 3 series 2 midi cups and a few new lids and liners, so I'm good for now once my adapter gets here later...
  10. and they're even USA made!

    I like this idea...a lot! I even have an account with Zoro. Thanks JC :scratchch
  11. 3M DISPOSABLE CUPS ORIGINAL OR SERIES 2?

    I know the original series are more clumsy, but seem more costly than series 2. Particularly the cups and ring. And it doesn't appear they can go on a shaker. I have the shaker adapter ring for...
  12. Ya, I'd rather have runs than a surface of clear...

    Ya, I'd rather have runs than a surface of clear that looks like the surface of the moon. It's fruitless to sand that out, bc not enough thickness is left over after buffing. I do think it's an...
  13. Well, I broke down and bought a new spray gun

    Yeah, it ain't the best, it's chinese, but I couldn't bring myself to buying a HF, and besides the black widow is also chinese and costs 3x as much as the "Astro EUROHV103 EuroPro Forged HVLP Spray...
  14. You are correct, even after letting it shrink...

    You are correct, even after letting it shrink under the sun for about 4-6 months, a few years later my perfectly straight bodywork began to show minor low spots. Thankfully, it's painted silver and...
  15. uh-oh! :yikes

    uh-oh! :yikes
  16. Since I'm old school, and still have 1/2 gallon...

    Since I'm old school, and still have 1/2 gallon (maybe 1-1/2? gal sprayable) of lacquer filler primer left over from a long time ago, I use that as scratch filler after it dries for a day or so...
  17. I don't have facial hair, and my new mask is a...

    I don't have facial hair, and my new mask is a good one. None the less, I know what you mean. Even though I keep it in a zip lock bag inbetween coats. At my age (63) I've been lucky, breathing...
  18. I hear 'ya! That stuff will kill you over time....

    I hear 'ya! That stuff will kill you over time. I always wear a mask and NEW carbon filter every time I spray. Box fan in the window as well. Especially after I took my 20 yr. old mask out of the...
  19. All I know is that 20 yrs ago, the last time I...

    All I know is that 20 yrs ago, the last time I painted a whole car, the guy at NAPA told me to use a 1.6 tip in my Devilbiss FLG spray gun. So I bought one. The clear came out with acceptable OP but...
  20. Maybe I'm on to something...this may explain why...

    Maybe I'm on to something...this may explain why medium activator gives me trouble even around 70*. Thanks!
  21. Just a thought about applying clearcoat

    I've only done this with basecoat and primer. I add the max of recommended reducer to get it thin and lay flat, it works well for me. Particularly with lacquer primer. 150-200%!

    Clearcoat has...
  22. I'm not some kind of expert painter, but I always...

    I'm not some kind of expert painter, but I always use rattle can self etching primer on those first. I've so far never had a problem with it lifting, even the rustoleum is lacquer.

    I've also...
  23. Yeah, I'm new to the pps cup thing my workbench...

    Yeah, I'm new to the pps cup thing my workbench isn't quite level so you may be on to something. The last qt. of cc I used had medium activator and it ran out before the clear did. That tells me...
  24. Thanks, that helps a lot. I already have 4...

    Thanks, that helps a lot.

    I already have 4 coats around there, and try my best to buff away from and not towards sharp corners. Perhaps in this area I can use my 2" foam buffing pads just in...
  25. Looking for suggestions on colorsanding near sharp corners

    Any time I've ever sanded through the clearcoat down to the base it was on a sharp edge. I'm thinking of using narrow masking tape to protect the edges, particularly near the side of the doors...
  26. I was playing with it today, and shook a rattle...

    I was playing with it today, and shook a rattle can. I think that alone is great benefit...that is until the can launches across my shop. LOL :?
  27. I never knew that. I have a basic hvlp siphon...

    I never knew that. I have a basic hvlp siphon feed gun, it's a Devilbiss FLG rebadged to Craftsman. I'm thinking of upgrading before my next adventure. I may as well, I just bought a HF paint...
  28. Well time to break out the nib file and fine wet paper again...

    Excuse the long read, but here goes:

    I had a playdate yesterday once more, this time I used a 1' x 2' 22 ga. steel test panel. That's the best idea I've learned here so far! I was able to...
  29. Great idea! I never thought of that! :proposeto

    Great idea! I never thought of that! :proposeto
  30. That looks a lot easier, I'll try a can! :thumb:

    That looks a lot easier, I'll try a can! :thumb:
  31. Does anybody else do this?

    Fill your pps cups, or opened paint container with argon to displace the oxygen?

    There's probably a better way, but I just started doing this and it seems to work so far. Urethane seems to...
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    Welding clamps? :scratchch

    Welding clamps? :scratchch
  33. What he said. ^ I have a miller 185, and like...

    What he said. ^ I have a miller 185, and like .023" wire, even for up to 1/8" thick. The trick with sheet metal to eliminate burn through is clean, clean, clean with small disks around 120 grit. ...
  34. I'm gonna take down an old door from inside my...

    I'm gonna take down an old door from inside my storage barn to play with some paint and try to figure this all out. I think my first paint job that came out so well was just beginners luck, good...
  35. Relationship between tip size, fan adjustment, and gun pressure

    I know this subject has been beaten to death. But supposing you change to a smaller tip size, (say for low solids clearcoat) it would seem to me that technically speaking you would need less fan,...
  36. That's exactly like my '67 Riv! I just removed...

    That's exactly like my '67 Riv! I just removed it, then lightly sandblasted it by holding the gun far away at the lowest pressure practical until it was clean enough to paint.

    It should be...
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    Lots of experience based knowledge in this...

    Lots of experience based knowledge in this thread. Now I can understand why most paint shops stick with one brand.
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    Sounds to me like the Ford cups have less room...

    Sounds to me like the Ford cups have less room for error, due to the shorter time for the paint to exit the cup. A Zahn cup, with the smaller hole, must take longer so if you are off by a second or...
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    I'm just an old retired guy who never sprayed...

    I'm just an old retired guy who never sprayed black paint trying to spray the side of my minivan. Wish I had a playhouse like that though! 8o

    At 5 bucks a gallon it's parked anyhow, along with...
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    Thanks guys. I wish I would have found this...

    Thanks guys. I wish I would have found this forum a long time ago! :reading:
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    Another rookie question

    How many experts here use a viscosity cup?

    It would seem to me that if you are spraying paint at over 55*, and use the appropriate temp reducer, and the car has been in the shop for at least a day...
  42. Thanks, Len. I have a playdate coming up in a...

    Thanks, Len. I have a playdate coming up in a few days with this project. :D I'll get back with my results.
  43. I've tried all different pressures, but around 30...

    I've tried all different pressures, but around 30 does seem to work best so I'll stick with your suggestion. I'm using an older brass guage, maybe it's time for an upgrade. I can't blame the...
  44. I have a 1.4 tip I can install in place of the...

    I have a 1.4 tip I can install in place of the 1.6. I'm going to follow all advice I get here and start from scratch on a test panel. I also bought some slow reducer, but the cc activator is...
  45. Thanks for the replies. Yeah, the rookie in me...

    Thanks for the replies. Yeah, the rookie in me is showing. The can said "universal retarder" so I presumed it could have been for the enamel I was shooting at the time or urethane.

    So you are...
  46. Spraying the widest pattern possible with a cheap gun

    First, let me introduce myself. My screen name was actually humor between myself and my paint supplier back in the 90's when I painted my first car. Came out flawless. :proposeto

    The paint...
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