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  1. Thread: HF Paint gun

    by bmarler
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    those guns are a wild card. if it's leaking air...

    those guns are a wild card. if it's leaking air you need to get that solved. the air inlet might be preventing you from getting any air through the gun. whatever you do, don't try to paint with it...
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    some people do it that way and it works good, as...

    some people do it that way and it works good, as long as you feel like you have a good foundation. sand it smooth with 600 wet, seal it with a couple of coats of clear. i like to let the clear cure...
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    yes, the hardener really helps it hold out. reds...

    yes, the hardener really helps it hold out. reds are one of the quickest to fade though. something about the pigments i guess. if you toss a couple coats of clear on it it's really helpful too....
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    that paint was a one part though right? i've had...

    that paint was a one part though right? i've had some really great results putting acrylic hardener in one part paints to increase gloss and longevity.
    don't think i'd use it on my resto projects...
  5. Thread: Orange peel

    by bmarler
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    a lamp is a good way to go. use it to preheat as...

    a lamp is a good way to go. use it to preheat as well as cure. just don't preheat too much, use an infrared gun to measure temp before painting.
    any time i work on bumper covers i use adhesion...
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    i haven't used barrier bond, but have indeed used...

    i haven't used barrier bond, but have indeed used one part seam sealers (3m) on the underside. i like it where i've seam welded repair panels and whatnot. it's convenient to use and seems to have...
  7. Thread: Orange peel

    by bmarler
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    it's difficult to see exactly what you have going...

    it's difficult to see exactly what you have going on. peel and flaking/adhesion problems are two different things. but if you have adhesion problems, you'll need to sand back to a good foundation....
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    wow, that's awful. i hadn't realized the...

    wow, that's awful. i hadn't realized the increases were so much. these days are difficult for low end users. i feel like we're being squeezed out. imagine some poor guy going in and paying retail...
  9. yes, in the post right before this one i...

    yes, in the post right before this one i mentioned using zero rust on them. then i use dry moly spray between the leaves and plastic interleaves. (if there are any)
  10. wow kevin, i don't think i've seen anyone do such...

    wow kevin, i don't think i've seen anyone do such a nice finish on the springs.
    i'm pretty sure though, in this instance, we're not going for show quality.
    when i do leafs for cars i drive, i use...
  11. Thread: Orange peel

    by bmarler
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    many things can cause orange peel. poor...

    many things can cause orange peel. poor technique, improper mix ratio, low air pressure, clogged or otherwise unsuitable gun, on and on. if it starts on the base coats it just keeps building. if it's...
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    very nice! only 14 years though. why the rush?

    very nice! only 14 years though. why the rush?
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    if you're concerned about the number of layers,...

    if you're concerned about the number of layers, (total film thickness) you can always carefully wet sand a bit of it off before repainting it. probably not a huge deal though.
    myself, when i have a...
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    i'd follow rons advice on this. the zero rust is...

    i'd follow rons advice on this. the zero rust is the perfect product for your general use truck. i apply it exactly the same as ron, thin 10-15% and two medium wet coats. with frames, try this: shoot...
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    that single stage is an awesome product, and what...

    that single stage is an awesome product, and what i prefer for single stage paint jobs i care about. it will indeed buff to perfection. just remember that single stage will have a different look to...
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    hey ron, just sent you a pm.

    hey ron, just sent you a pm.
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    i'd only powdercoat a show car frame, not...

    i'd only powdercoat a show car frame, not something i was going to drive. powder is nice, but chips or cracks lead to rust that remains hidden. creeps along under the coating till it bubbles up and...
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    you can use truss head screws for that. they have...

    you can use truss head screws for that. they have a larger dimeter sort of mushroom shaped head. no need for a washer.
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    oh man, there's been some close calls over the...

    oh man, there's been some close calls over the years, that's for sure! old age has to bring wisdom, cause it sure takes away your quick reflexes...
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    i haven't used the starting line gun, but i bet i...

    i haven't used the starting line gun, but i bet i could get it to spray a nice finish. it takes a while to develop the skills to paint well. a good gun is certainly helpful, but a mediocre one will...
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    i love watching the old footage of what factory...

    i love watching the old footage of what factory life was like. the conditions that seem totally reasonable to those guys would make an osha inspector shut down operations immediately today. standing...
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    there's a couple of things you can try. whatever...

    there's a couple of things you can try. whatever method you use, go extremely light on the first pass.
    some people just dust on some base. after you dust on a couple of coats and there's no lifting,...
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    take care when you sand the clear so you don't...

    take care when you sand the clear so you don't burn through. there's risk of lifting at the transition if the base wasn't hardened.
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    bobk is right on the money with regards to the...

    bobk is right on the money with regards to the burn through. risk of lifting at the transition is pretty high. another thing people do is prep the area, dust on some clear to seal the spot, then go...
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    you can also be rushing the process and have...

    you can also be rushing the process and have those scratch marks show up. i like to let my primers tighten up for a few days before i start blocking them out. this doesn't work for production shops...
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    those little roloc discs are perfect for blending...

    those little roloc discs are perfect for blending the welds. get a couple of different grits like 60 and 120. the 60 will knock down the weld quicker and the 120 will smooth it out. it looks like...
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    i was exactly thinking the same thing. that stuff...

    i was exactly thinking the same thing. that stuff needs some time on the shaker before using it. but, you never know how it'll match up to another black till you try it.
    i'm with len on the zero...
  28. i have a couple of tiny vice grip type pliers...

    i have a couple of tiny vice grip type pliers with flat jaws that i can wiggle into little spaces like that. i can (sometimes) flatten out the dip with those. hold the pliers in place and tap from...
  29. i wouldn't skimp on quality materials, it'll...

    i wouldn't skimp on quality materials, it'll haunt you later. fusor is an excellent product line, you can be assured that it will work as advertised as long as you follow the directions.
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    i would absolutely remove the 1k glaze. it's...

    i would absolutely remove the 1k glaze. it's essentially just thick lacquer primer. it'll continue to shrink as it ages and the scratch marks or pin holes will show through. working with 2k glaze...
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    the pictures you posted are pretty small, hard to...

    the pictures you posted are pretty small, hard to see the problem you're having. i can sort of make out some issues in one of them though. could possibly be a contamination issue? i understand you...
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    just to add, if you're getting pin holes in the...

    just to add, if you're getting pin holes in the primer it's probably due to some surface contamination. use some dawn dish soap in water and de-grease the area, or use wax and grease remover on it....
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    ok, it's just not that complicated. for one...

    ok, it's just not that complicated. for one thing, you might want to ditch the 180 and use 220 as your starting grit. you might be going too far with the 180 and making trouble for yourself. looking...
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    sure, take it to someone who will do it for you....

    sure, take it to someone who will do it for you. there's no way around proper procedure if you want a good repair. many times you can find someone to do the stuff that's out of you're comfort zone...
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    what do you mean by "stopper"? if you've got a...

    what do you mean by "stopper"?
    if you've got a mess, the best course of action is to wait for it all to harden and then take corrective action. if it's a hardened paint it shouldn't take too long....
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    i always used to use chevron non-d 30 wt, but...

    i always used to use chevron non-d 30 wt, but lately i switched to the stuff quincy puts out: https://www.quincycompressor.com/parts-services/parts-and-fluids/
    is it really better? hard to say. but...
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    cool stuff Len, thanks for sharing. i wish i had...

    cool stuff Len, thanks for sharing. i wish i had some artistic ability, but it's just not there. the combo of your wife doing the art and you doing the finish coat seems pretty ideal. i love detail...
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    Rust has to be completely removed, and the cause...

    Rust has to be completely removed, and the cause dealt with or it will come back. No exceptions. When you did the arches before, did you need to remove and replace metal? Did you treat the area with...
  39. that's kind of a loaded question. there are...

    that's kind of a loaded question. there are literally thousands of different products you could use. a lot of detailers like the ceramics now, like len pointed out. and a brand new finish is probably...
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    Technique is almost as important as the bit...

    Technique is almost as important as the bit material. I can sharpen a hiss drill and cut stainless all day. ( almost)
    My son canít get three holes.
    A good set of hard bits is sure nice to have...
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    glad to help. people here are always willing to...

    glad to help. people here are always willing to share information that will help you achieve good results. everyone is different though, so what works for one won't always work for another. practice...
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    all painters are armchair chemists! goes with the...

    all painters are armchair chemists! goes with the territory. have fun, and keep us posted.
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    hi eric, i wonder if patrick will respond to...

    hi eric, i wonder if patrick will respond to this. many times we don't ever hear from people after the thread has run it's course.
    anyway, if you're going to use that paint, don't be afraid to thin...
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    oh yeah, i don't really use all 50 amps. i just...

    oh yeah, i don't really use all 50 amps. i just set it there so i get good resolution on the foot pedal. the pedal gives you from zero to whatever the panel setting is at. set the panel at full and...
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    it's not complicated, just set the power down...

    it's not complicated, just set the power down pretty low. i'm around 50 amps-ish, depending on metal gauge and temperature. i'll sharpie the shape of the area i want to shrink, then do small, dime...
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    once you've added hardener to the primer it will...

    once you've added hardener to the primer it will only last so long. you can stretch that out by putting the mixed primer in the refrigerator to slow the reaction. (not the house fridge where your...
  47. oh well, it was worth asking. i don't want it for...

    oh well, it was worth asking. i don't want it for cleaning my guns, but i used to use that stuff for everything else. it was the best solvent around. it would clean a carburetor like nothing else on...
  48. i would definitely consider sending the shell out...

    i would definitely consider sending the shell out for soda blast or similar. you'll get the best chance of getting the rust out and never coming back. it's a small shell, so shouldn't be too...
  49. hard to say if there's a "vintage" market for...

    hard to say if there's a "vintage" market for those items. most people have moved on to whatever the modern equivalent would be. certainly worth a try though. you don't have any cans of dupont 3924s...
  50. if you haven't used a modern gun before it can be...

    if you haven't used a modern gun before it can be a real eye opener. the fans are just huge compared to what we used to use. glad you had a good experience!
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