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  1. Wishes for a full recovery. Work hard with your...

    Wishes for a full recovery. Work hard with your therapist.

    Keep your BP under control and take your blood thinners to prevent another event. Good luck!
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    As a life long boat owner who has had numerous...

    As a life long boat owner who has had numerous battles with galvanic corrosion (mostly aluminum vs stainless), I don't think that is what you have. However I suppose it is possible given the large...
  3. Thread: Urekem paint

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    I have used several of their clears and the...

    I have used several of their clears and the epoxy. I did like the clears and wiould not hesitate to use them again.
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    Thanks everyone, yeah I'm still not sure what to...

    Thanks everyone, yeah I'm still not sure what to make of it. I mean I did activate the base so I would think it would have wrinkled if I didn't do it right.
    I have used these brands together 4-5...
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    Cracks in base coat?

    I tried taking a picture of this but it didn't show at all unfortunately, so I'll try to explain this.

    I am painting the bedside of my son's 2004 black Dodge Ram. The paint was in good shape...
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    It sucks, I have been bitten by solvent pop...

    It sucks, I have been bitten by solvent pop twice. It is a LOT of work to fix. In my case I sanded back to base, resealed and started over. I have also sprayed another coat of clear and then base and...
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    Lately, I have been using mostly SPI and ProSpray...

    Lately, I have been using mostly SPI and ProSpray products but I did use your matte clear coat several times earlier this summer and was very pleased with it. It really is easy to spray, you would...
  8. Just be careful with the 800 as it can cut...

    Just be careful with the 800 as it can cut through the clear pretty quick around edges and corners. Post up some pics when you are done!
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    I just finished restoring my golf cart this past...

    I just finished restoring my golf cart this past week. I treated the body just like a car and stripped it and applied epoxy primer, base and clear coat. It came out nice.

    However, for various...
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    I'm just an amateur painter also (I'm in Miami...

    I'm just an amateur painter also (I'm in Miami too) but I have been messing around with this for a number of years. I have separate guns but I have found there really isn't a need to do so for the...
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    I haven't used these products either so I would...

    I haven't used these products either so I would suggest to call SEM tech support at 800-831-1122. It looks like their Rust Shield is not designed to be top coated but it doesn't really address the...
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    This is just my opinion from a home hobby painter...

    This is just my opinion from a home hobby painter but I think you did the right thing. I learned this after replacing two HF primer guns over several years, I figured why not spend a little more for...
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    I think you should be using xylene as a reducer....

    I think you should be using xylene as a reducer. Also, I have read elsewhere where others have used the rustoleum flat black with a little bit of clear coat hardener in it with good results but I...
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    Thanks guys, I do have the Durablock set and use...

    Thanks guys, I do have the Durablock set and use the top one and the cylinder quite a bit. But I admit that I have probably been using the soft Motorguard more than I should for the bumpers, I'll...
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    For wet sanding these curvy bumpers, do you guys...

    For wet sanding these curvy bumpers, do you guys use the 3M flexible/soft Motorguard type pads?
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    Style and gtome, I feel your pain lol. Style, I...

    Style and gtome, I feel your pain lol. Style, I am painting my daughter's silver BMW front bumper next week and then I am doing the front bumper on my black Yukon Denali, pretty much the same as the...
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    I have the Euro Pro primer gun (1.9 nozzle) so it...

    I have the Euro Pro primer gun (1.9 nozzle) so it probably doesn't share much with the touch up gun which is why I haven't responded before, but since no one else has, here is my opinion and take...
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    For small bits under 1/4, I just buy new ones....

    For small bits under 1/4, I just buy new ones. Larger ones I do free hand on the grinder though I do sometimes spring for new ones. For how to do it, this is a decent youtube.com video on sharpening...
  19. Thread: paint gun

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    Is this the Sharpe Razor?

    Is this the Sharpe Razor?
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    I'm no expert but I think you have it pretty much...

    I'm no expert but I think you have it pretty much sorted out. Start out with epoxy primer over bare metal or other substrate, apply 2K primer surfacer, sand and top it off with a sealer coat. You...
  21. Thread: No Phones!

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    A week without power is no fun but hopefully you...

    A week without power is no fun but hopefully you did not have any flooding or other damage.
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    Actually gelcoat is pretty soft and scratches...

    Actually gelcoat is pretty soft and scratches easily, but it is much thicker so the scratches don't show. Still, there are lots of boat with auto paint that have lasted for years. It just depends on...
  23. Thread: Painting suit

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    I'm 6'4" and I wear a SAS moonsuit in XXXL and it...

    I'm 6'4" and I wear a SAS moonsuit in XXXL and it is more than long enough. I have never worn triple X anything as I'm not fat, (well, maybe there are a few extra pounds, lol) but the suit is...
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    Random, did you sand all of the rattle can primer...

    Random, did you sand all of the rattle can primer off, your base coat will lift it otherwise and ruin your paint.
  25. The hazards are real, it doesn't matter if it is...

    The hazards are real, it doesn't matter if it is solvent or water bourne or has isos or not. It all has methyl-ethyl bad crap in it. On the fire dept we would spend days and days training on...
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    Thanks, I hear you guys. Mooch, I have a slow...

    Thanks, I hear you guys. Mooch, I have a slow speed limit :D, but I think I do alright. If I went faster I would definitely screw things up. Anyway, after seeing the videos I was just wondering what...
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    Painting Speed

    I was watching some youtube videos on painting and noticed a few, one from Sata in particular where the painter was whipping his arm back and forth really fast (or fast to me anyway). For a door...
  28. Safety is one of those things that you will never...

    Safety is one of those things that you will never know in advance if it will make a difference or not, only after it is too late. Too bad we don't acquire wisdom while we are young, it seems it is...
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    Your experience just reinforces the fact that the...

    Your experience just reinforces the fact that the operator has the greatest impact on the finish, not the gun. I'm just a hobbyiest too and agree with most of what you have to say. Cheaper guns are...
  30. Actually there is nothing wrong with a cheap gun...

    Actually there is nothing wrong with a cheap gun for primer because you are going to sand the primer anyway. Use your money for a good topcoat gun.

    First thing to do with any new gun, no matter...
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    I have an EVO that I use for base only. It is...

    I have an EVO that I use for base only. It is slow but works well for base. I don't have Plus but I use a Sharpe Razor for clear, simply because it sprays better than the EVO.
    The others are right,...
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    3M Accuspray Primer Gun

    I'm a home hobbyiest and I have a primer gun that works well so I am not really looking for a new gun.
    However, I saw video on the 3M Accuspray Primer Gun and I have to say it does intigue me. The...
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    Something still doesn't seem right, a lot of the...

    Something still doesn't seem right, a lot of the go fast offshore boats like Cigarette, Outerlimits with the wild graphics are done with bc/cc. Also know someone with a 32 Scarab that had the hull...
  34. One other thing is when you are starting out, you...

    One other thing is when you are starting out, you don't need to buy a dedicated primer gun, base gun and clear gun.
    It is better to put your money into one good gun like the Devilbiss Plus. The...
  35. One other thing is when you are starting out, you...

    One other thing is when you are starting out, you don't need a dedicated primer gun, a base gun and clear gun.
    Do like Len says and get a gun like the Devilbiss Plus with the different tips and you...
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    I'm no expert but like Len says (we always learn...

    I'm no expert but like Len says (we always learn this stuff after its too late don't we?) it would be better to use a catalyzed single stage urethane as it is harder and more durable. Plus you could...
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    I'm gonna give that a try too. I spent hours on...

    I'm gonna give that a try too. I spent hours on just one wheel well trying all sorts of ideas including noxious paint remover covered with saran wrap. Nothing worked very well. Hopefully, this will.
  38. Those prices you suggest are very competitive,...

    Those prices you suggest are very competitive, especially when compared to those paint lines. If I remember correctly I paid around $130 for a quart of hemi orange Chromabase which is a fine paint...
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    I will agree with Dusty on one point, it is...

    I will agree with Dusty on one point, it is appropriate to remind new painters just getting into the hobby of iso's. Not to scare anyone away, but to inform them.

    Jobbers certainly will not say...
  40. Interesting Dusty. Though I have never used it on...

    Interesting Dusty. Though I have never used it on a car, I have always had good luck with a particular marine paint, Petit Trailercoat primer. It is an aluminum polyurethane. It seems like it is...
  41. I have been lurking on this and several other...

    I have been lurking on this and several other forums for nearly three years and have learned a wealth of information. I never bought a book or DVD, I just used the search button and with some...
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    Farmboy, I'm certainly not an expert on this...

    Farmboy,
    I'm certainly not an expert on this but I'm going to say that you will need to use an epoxy primer followed by a catalyzed single stage paint.
    The epoxy will protect against rust and keep...
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    I like the paint color, your International will...

    I like the paint color, your International will be awesome when done. I would think that it is pretty rare in Australia.
    The booth is pretty impressive too for being home built. You guys do good...
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    I kind of hate to comment and keep this thread...

    I kind of hate to comment and keep this thread going as I mostly disagree with Dusty. I am sold on urethane bc/cc as it lasts years longer. I live in Miami and just 20 years ago a factory finish...
  45. The cited tests would not qualify as strict...

    The cited tests would not qualify as strict scientific testing. Since you must have a lot of time, read this link to Iwata's verification testing based on ASTM testing procedures in an independent...
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    fuzzy, are you sure it's not the carpet or the...

    fuzzy, are you sure it's not the carpet or the adhesive crumbling? The fiberglass should be holding up as it was on the inside and covered.
    I guess it doesn't really matter as you are going to have...
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    Dusty, Even though I am amateur, I'm going to...

    Dusty, Even though I am amateur, I'm going to differ with you.

    Yeah, old siphon guns do work well (I have two, a Stewart-Warner and a Binks-7) but I feel that newer gravity guns work better.
    ...
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    Don't have second thoughts, your Razor will last...

    Don't have second thoughts, your Razor will last longer and perform better.

    Except for a few, their isn't a whole lot of difference in spray gun design. What you pay for is better machining,...
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    I'm just a total amateur, but FWIW I think the...

    I'm just a total amateur, but FWIW I think the SRI-W is a great gun. It probably makes me look a lot better than I am as I get great consistent finishes with it and I use it a lot.
    Its good for...
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    Look for thicker and stronger Type L copper pipe...

    Look for thicker and stronger Type L copper pipe instead of the Type M. Home Depot and Lowes usually carries both.
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