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  1. Thread: Process question

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    Marler, Glad you brought up the Omni epoxy...

    Marler,

    Glad you brought up the Omni epoxy being prone to fisheye. I have never used that PPG epoxy but can't help but think he shot it too heavy on those few problem areas, your thoughts? Like...
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    I couldn't agree more. These restore projects are...

    I couldn't agree more. These restore projects are fast and easy. I love the old Continental 4 cyc. RED engines. They lope along all day and weld like butter. Automatic kick up still works like the...
  3. Single stage is tinted Clear, so you effectively...

    Single stage is tinted Clear, so you effectively put clear on clear
  4. Thread: Process question

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    I completely understand. Go have a cold beer and...

    I completely understand. Go have a cold beer and relax you deserve it. Job well done.
  5. Thread: Process question

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    Ben, Glad this turned out so well, great job!...

    Ben,

    Glad this turned out so well, great job! However, I think the site deserves a few more pics to help you celebrate and new painters learn from your experience! I am glad you brought up the...
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    I've used several gas tank liners over the years...

    I've used several gas tank liners over the years but the best product I have ever used was the Kreem product just as phil V suggested. About 10-12 years ago I restored my original 400 amp, 1979...
  7. Thread: Process question

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    "Weirdly I had almost no orange peel on the side...

    "Weirdly I had almost no orange peel on the side panels, only on the ones that face up. That tells me it's a technique thing, maybe I had the gun to close on the flat places."

    Vertical surface...
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    This is going to be tough to say the least, even...

    This is going to be tough to say the least, even for an experienced welder. Yes, SM can be stick welded if using a decent welder. If you are determined to give this a try and have no avenue for gas,...
  9. Thread: Process question

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    I think this is a simple case of getting use to a...

    I think this is a simple case of getting use to a new gun. We all struggle with new guns until we find the characteristics of what the gun wants. This certainly isn't a disaster and for most part...
  10. Thread: Process question

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    I believe a couple things happened. Some areas...

    I believe a couple things happened. Some areas show product applied to heavy. Also, when you did final W&G remover clean did you immediately wipe off with clean towel? You cannot let W&G remover sit...
  11. Thread: Process question

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    You have the option (one I personally would take)...

    You have the option (one I personally would take) to mix half the qt. to Mixing ratio 2:1:0.5 with the remaining product measured out in separate containers and not mixed. Because it calls for...
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    You drop a 36' Chevy coupe in Ruby Red under...

    You drop a 36' Chevy coupe in Ruby Red under Bam's 58' chevy truck and that is a T shirt I would buy for both me and Bam! Gotta love hot rodding
  13. Thread: 1965 Harley

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    Excellent work and a nice looking bike

    Excellent work and a nice looking bike
  14. I'm with Len, you should be fine with that tip....

    I'm with Len, you should be fine with that tip. Pay close attention to how your epoxy is laying and move along. Never used an auto body product from Summit so can't say to it's quality but I would...
  15. I shoot Feather Fill all the time in your exact...

    I shoot Feather Fill all the time in your exact scenario. However, I shoot a high end epoxy primer (PPG DPLF) before FF which "may" make a difference. I let the epoxy flash for 30-45 minutes prior to...
  16. Len and bmarler give you all the info you need. I...

    Len and bmarler give you all the info you need. I personally use a combination of 220g dry hand scoffing (areas where DA cannot reach surface by hand abrading) and 180 dry on a DA for rest of...
  17. Thread: Process question

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    Depending on the product you use just under 2 qts...

    Depending on the product you use just under 2 qts for a single coat will give you plenty left over. You "might" be able to stretch a single qt if spraying is dead on from start.
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    I keep and store my used tack cloths in a gallon...

    I keep and store my used tack cloths in a gallon zip lock bag that are meant for hose and my mixing counter in the booth. Before, sometimes during (full sprays only) and after spraying I will run a...
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    I only use water in my booth, mixed with soap,...

    I only use water in my booth, mixed with soap, for general cleaning. On my floors and walls just prior to spraying I only use a 3M dust control product. Wetting the floors just prior to spraying is...
  20. It depends on what plastic media they used....

    It depends on what plastic media they used. Plastic media comes in many grits/grades which are denoted by their color. Most plastic media blasters use a combination of colors/grades which depict an...
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    If it is a 2 stage paint you have a good plan. I...

    If it is a 2 stage paint you have a good plan. I would start by sanding entire hood to 1500 wet, repair dent/ding area per your repair products TDS recommendations, follow your original plan for...
  22. Thread: Process question

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    Sorry Ben forgot to attach pic

    Sorry Ben forgot to attach pic
  23. Thread: Process question

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    Ben, bmarler gives all the advice you need,...

    Ben,

    bmarler gives all the advice you need, he is dead on as always. I would invest in either a dedicated sealer, in which you would shoot a single coat prior to shooting bc/cc all wet on wet, or...
  24. Thread: Process question

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    If you were shooting that Upol primer unreduced...

    If you were shooting that Upol primer unreduced that 1.3 tip is way too small! I shoot standard epoxy primers (5% reduced) with a 1.5 tip and filler primers with a 1.8 to 2.2 depending on reduction....
  25. Thread: Process question

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    Ben, I understand what your trying to...

    Ben,

    I understand what your trying to accomplish and I'm not trying to make this harder for you. I am only trying to get you prepared for what "may" lie ahead after shooting the Falcon in your...
  26. Thread: Process question

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    You need the Falcon cleaned and sitting in the...

    You need the Falcon cleaned and sitting in the booth (also cleaned) as quickly as possible to allow time for acclimation of surface tempts which can take up to 24+ hours. If there is a wide range of...
  27. Thread: Process question

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    You stated, "Last time it was thickening in the...

    You stated,
    "Last time it was thickening in the cup by the time I was ready to reload the gun. For instance it is 78 in the shop right now, but the outdoor temp is 92 and climbing, am I not better...
  28. Thread: Process question

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    On your Upol SYSTEM 20 4:1 HIGH BUILD PRIMER you...

    On your Upol SYSTEM 20 4:1 HIGH BUILD PRIMER you stated "Shot high build primer on 7/9" which I assume was mixed 4:1 (no reduction) and applied with a 1.8 tip correct? After looking over the TDS for...
  29. Thread: Process question

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    It is acclimated temperature of the parts to be...

    It is acclimated temperature of the parts to be shot. Focus on shop temps and surface temps of parts to be shot ONLY. You are good to go with your hardner, I think you are over complicating this....
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    bmarler Hah, I have no idea where I found...

    bmarler

    Hah, I have no idea where I found those lights. About 8-10 years ago I bought a 6 pack of those over the head web strap on high beam lights (I looked like a nerd deluxe) to do some wiring...
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    Consider Evercoat Optex super build 4:1 spray...

    Consider Evercoat Optex super build 4:1 spray filler as opposed to Slick Sand for first 2 coats on roof where there is lots of exposed metal. Optex 4:1 is a DTM product which eliminates first coat of...
  32. Thread: Process question

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    I think you are correct my friend and your...

    I think you are correct my friend and your knowledge is dead on as always. I was VERY tempted to tell him to hit it with a few more coats of high build (insurance), but felt the need to allow him to...
  33. Thread: Process question

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    Ben, Great pics and thank you for providing...

    Ben,

    Great pics and thank you for providing them. Makes a much better understanding what you are dealing with. It really doesn't matter that you have broken through to metal as long as the guide...
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    Here are a couple of tips that may help. Learn to...

    Here are a couple of tips that may help. Learn to use a variety of good external lighting as needed. I buy and mount high beam lights to my welding helmets. The lights I mount swivel 360 and rotate...
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    That Rage Gold is a great product. The size and...

    That Rage Gold is a great product. The size and amount of your pin holes tells me you may not have worked (pressed and smooth) the filler enough and/or you over applied the amount of filler needed in...
  36. Thread: Process question

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    I've not used that Upol product, did you use...

    I've not used that Upol product, did you use guide coat while blocking out to 220? At this point you can continue to block out the high build primer with 320 followed by 600 all the while using guide...
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    I need to try this, states it has some...

    I need to try this, states it has some flexibility which I would think is a good thing. I have been using a product called Icing by USC and is another good product. Great tip bmarler!
  38. Thread: 66' true GTO

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    Have already installed a 4:11 along with a TSP...

    Have already installed a 4:11 along with a TSP stage 2 cam, push rods and double springs. I'm still going back and forth on a Holley EFI vs original tri carb set up. This particular build did not...
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    If your worried about quantity of paint you can...

    If your worried about quantity of paint you can buy a quart for insurance. If you go this route I would have PPG shake up your existing gallon, pour half into a spare container and start intermixing...
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    I have that exact same shaker, just as Len and...

    I have that exact same shaker, just as Len and bmarler stated it's worth every penny. Hand stirring 1 gallon cans can be a bitch when full, this makes for a great tool for house or car paint, stain,...
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    FYI, If you use the 3M Trizact 5 or 6" DA...

    FYI,

    If you use the 3M Trizact 5 or 6" DA pads, clean them as you sand with lots of water using the same brush used for large foam polishing pads to keep the debris off the pad as well as...
  42. Thread: 66' true GTO

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    bmarler, I understand what you feel, "i once...

    bmarler,

    I understand what you feel, "i once thought about compiling a list of all the great cars i've had over the years, but it got kinda depressing to think about all the amazing cars i let go"...
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    When you say "buffing with lambswool on a Makita...

    When you say "buffing with lambswool on a Makita buffer and 3M machine compound", are you talking about the 3M 06068 Ultrafine Machine Polish? If so this is not a compound, it is strictly a polish...
  44. Thread: 66' true GTO

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    Marler, Vin tag shows this was originally the...

    Marler,

    Vin tag shows this was originally the Aztec Gold inside and out. I'm not a fan of Aztec Gold (especially for interior) so this one is going back triple black. I had your same set up in my...
  45. Thread: 66' true GTO

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    66' true GTO

    Finally got engine finished and stabbed back in my 66' GTO, hopefully will be firing this sweet girl up in a few months (still have to install Painless wiring harness). This is an all original 389...
  46. Thread: Cut and buff day

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    Ha! this made my day

    Ha! this made my day
  47. Thread: Cut and buff day

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    Wool vs blended buffing pad

    Finished fender
  48. Thread: Cut and buff day

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    Wool vs Wizards blended buffing pad

    S-C

    Unfortunately 3 days ago I launched one of my finished rear fenders from my 36' build project off it's stand while putting it into storage and destroyed the CC surface. On the bright side for...
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    This is starting to sound more like a surface...

    This is starting to sound more like a surface prep issue (mechanical or chemical bond) prior to hitting the base and seal coat. Do you have the info on prep work prior to finish coating?
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    Bob K is dead on. Activating the base (solvent...

    Bob K is dead on. Activating the base (solvent borne) makes repair so much easier and eliminates the wrinkle and sanding problems associated with break throughs needing repaired. However, it will not...
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