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    It all depends on which products are used. In...

    It all depends on which products are used. In most cases the better/more expensive coatings shrink a lot less even if they are applied a short time between coatings.
  2. Thread: Air cap ?

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    Every gun model and piece of equipment is...

    Every gun model and piece of equipment is different. An air cap for a turbine is different than an air cap for a high pressure gun.
  3. Was there time between the white and the clear or...

    Was there time between the white and the clear or did you paint it all in one painting session?
  4. Thread: Process question

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    Great information Ron. You made two points that I...

    Great information Ron. You made two points that I push all the time HEIGHT & LIGHT. :thumb:
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    Back in the days of acrylic lacquer we used...

    Back in the days of acrylic lacquer we used "fisheye eliminator" added to the paint to help solve fisheye problems but it cause more orange peel so we only used it when we had to. With today's...
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    Sagola Price Increase 8/1/21

    Prices on all Sagola Products is going up 15% in a couple days.

    The 4600 non-digital is going from $479.50 to $551.42

    The 4600 digital is going from $625.00 to $718.75

    If you are going to...
  7. Thread: Process question

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    Be sure that your compressor air is filtered...

    Be sure that your compressor air is filtered properly.
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    I've never had Picklex go bad but if it's that...

    I've never had Picklex go bad but if it's that old you should do some testing before using it. I'd take a piece of metal grind it clean, wet it and let it rust then apply some Picklex and see if it...
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    I wish I could help but in all the years I've...

    I wish I could help but in all the years I've been doing car body repairs I've never used a stick welder. We went from brazing to mig welding to metal bonding and never used a stick welder.
  10. Thread: Process question

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    Dampen the floor, start the air moving, start...

    Dampen the floor, start the air moving, start mixing primer.

    Always be careful when dampening the floor that you don't wet the surface you'll be painting.

    Sealer/Primer: Omni MP170 epoxy...
  11. If I were doing it I'd probably cut the bottom...

    If I were doing it I'd probably cut the bottom cut a little lower so that the seam is behind the rocker cover and on the top I'd cut a little higher so that the seam would have less angles that would...
  12. You should be OK with the 2.5 tip.

    You should be OK with the 2.5 tip.
  13. If I were doing it I'd scuff the epoxy primer...

    If I were doing it I'd scuff the epoxy primer with some 220 grit. I've never put Slick Sand over anything without scuffing first but it does hold on well and if the epoxy is within the re-coat...
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    That guy isn't leaning against your fender is he?...

    That guy isn't leaning against your fender is he? That would be a good excuse to use your tazer.


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    The main problem with that is that, depending on...

    The main problem with that is that, depending on the color, you could still see inconsistencies in the color through the clear. Lighter colors don't show these types of problems as much as darker...
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    You might be able to get away with 60 grit if...

    You might be able to get away with 60 grit if your primer is more like body filler (Slick Sand or Optex) and not just a two part urethane. However if you have the grit to level the primer you should...
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    It's possible to remove some dryness by buffing...

    It's possible to remove some dryness by buffing but it depends on how rough it is. In most case, unless you planned for it, dryness will have too much texture but it's worth a try. You may be able...
  18. If I were sanding on the metal before priming I'd...

    If I were sanding on the metal before priming I'd probably use 220 or 320 dry paper either by hand or on a DA.
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    Wow Ron, that's exactly what I use Sketchers...

    Wow Ron, that's exactly what I use Sketchers water proof boots. I started wearing them a couple years ago and now I'm on my third pair.
  20. I've done panels but not an entire vehicle. ...

    I've done panels but not an entire vehicle. You're right a little scuffing might make epoxy hold on better but you could also use a good etch primer and their would probably be less need for...
  21. Thread: Process question

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    We just received a special from one of our...

    We just received a special from one of our suppliers for the new DeVilbiss Finishline gun. We are selling it for $199 plus shipping and it come with a free hose.


    It's not online yet so you...
  22. As long as you can blow it off and wipe it down...

    As long as you can blow it off and wipe it down with grease and wax remover then prime it with a good epoxy primer right after it's blasted you should be fine. The trick is not to let it sit too...
  23. Thread: Hok klear usc01

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    Was the temperature in the shop high? Were you...

    Was the temperature in the shop high? Were you using a hardener designed for that temperature?
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    If it's two stage (base/clear) then just...

    If it's two stage (base/clear) then just over-reduce it to blend it into the surrounding color. Apply your standard mix until you attain coverage then over-reduce the color to blend. Depending on...
  25. Thread: Process question

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    You can spray primer with your Sagola 4600 but...

    You can spray primer with your Sagola 4600 but the fluid tip is probably too small and a good cleaning would be critical.
  26. Thread: Process question

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    DeVilbiss makes some great spray guns but the...

    DeVilbiss makes some great spray guns but the "Starting Line" is at the bottom of the list. I usually recommend the DeVilbiss Finishline for primer but it costs more than the Starting Line and the...
  27. Thread: Gloves

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    One thing to keep in mind when purchasing gloves...

    One thing to keep in mind when purchasing gloves is that Nitrile won't protect you from solvents like lacquer thinner and reducer, you want latex for solvent protection. We use mostly SAS because...
  28. I've never used cosmoline so I have no...

    I've never used cosmoline so I have no comparison. The Cavity wax works but it takes a couple of coats.
  29. Yes you can do that. Did SW tell you to buy...

    Yes you can do that. Did SW tell you to buy their primer or their paint to make in compatible?
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    I would probably paint it with an epoxy primer...

    I would probably paint it with an epoxy primer as a sealer then an acrylic urethane color coat. The primer will help the finish adhere to the surface and the acrylic urethane will hold up better...
  31. The access hole is a good method but then you...

    The access hole is a good method but then you have unprotected area where you filled the hole. You can drill a small hole and use 3m's Cavity Wax with their wand kit, That way you only have a small...
  32. Thread: Process question

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    If you're blocking down the high spots and hit...

    If you're blocking down the high spots and hit metal or filler before the guide coat is gone then you may want to apply another coat or two of primer. Be sure that you don't chase the guide coat by...
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    That's a good idea but it could depend on the...

    That's a good idea but it could depend on the shape of the jamb. Adding 1/4" of fiberglass to a fiberglass door doesn't mean that it's going to be more delicate if done properly. However if it was...
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    That's the way to do it. I'd bevel the outside...

    That's the way to do it. I'd bevel the outside edge using a coarse grit sandpaper like 36 or 40 grit then put some 2" tape on the inside edge so that it extends an inch out then apply some short...
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    Here's the Speedglas that we carry. ...

    Here's the Speedglas that we carry.

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  36. Thread: Undercoating ?

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    I'm not a big fan of most undercoat products. I...

    I'm not a big fan of most undercoat products. I like using Zero Rust because unlike most heavier undercoats it doesn't crack or lift off the surface causing problems and it's easy to repair should...
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    Here you go.... ...

    Here you go....


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    You can use a high quality body filler or spot...

    You can use a high quality body filler or spot putty like those shown below.


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    Body Filler LINK
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    That's what we do, just be sure to press it in...

    That's what we do, just be sure to press it in and swipe it in several directions in order to get the spots filled evenly.
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