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    We could have done a better job to get the body...

    We could have done a better job to get the body smooth and slick and I kinda kick myself for that but it is not for show just want to remember the fun Dad and I had in the car anyhow once it is...
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    Now to tackle the clear, I am kicking myself for...

    Now to tackle the clear, I am kicking myself for letting my son talk me into all of this painting stuff, myself I would have been content with an enamel. The car is not going to be a trailer queen or...
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    It is in base coat they tell me I have 24 hours...

    It is in base coat they tell me I have 24 hours to apply the clear so it looks like an early rise.
    Here are some photos and I will admit I do have sanding scratching, all in all much better than in...
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    Thank you all for the help now out to do a bit of...

    Thank you all for the help now out to do a bit of sand to make everything SMOOOOOoooooth/.
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    The runs are in the seal coat, the primer before...

    The runs are in the seal coat, the primer before the seal coat was sanded to 400g, I am worried that come tomorrow the darn seal coat will still be a bit gummie.
    So being I am outside of the recoat...
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    Seal Coat

    Need some advice as I got two runs one is on the drip rail and the other is on the right front door and runs the entire width of the door lower area, I am told by the instructions that I can sand...
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    I thought it was dirt from sitting so long but I...

    I thought it was dirt from sitting so long but I wiped the door down with cleaner and it made no diff, The first coat is white Epoxy then I sprayed a 2K primer grey and finished with a 2K high build...
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    Ron, thank you for the reply I was wondering if...

    Ron, thank you for the reply I was wondering if it was a spray issue I will let my kid know.
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    shading in the primer

    It is hard to see but what causes this? Should I reprime car has been sanded to 600
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    Well applied the primer today using my finish...

    Well applied the primer today using my finish line gun with a 2.0 tip and needle, My eldest supplied the paint similar to Rustoleum and for the reducer, he supplied acetone, and with some messing...
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    Thank you MR Len

    Thank you MR Len
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    Air Pressure

    Len,
    I need clarification on spraying, air pressure to low creates orange peel High pressure atomizes the paint for a smooth finish?
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    Thank you for the input my son will be happy to...

    Thank you for the input my son will be happy to hear this.

    Stay warm
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    My son was going to use the Devilbiss high dollar...

    My son was going to use the Devilbiss high dollar one he bought can't think of the model, I asked as I know basically nothing about paint types and being a tractor supply item for machinery which I...
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    Alkalyd Paint

    Will it hurt a spray gun running equipment paint through it? my eldest wants me to spray the hood on two of his tractors.
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    The kit my son bought a Base/Clear came with a...

    The kit my son bought a Base/Clear came with a hardner where does that go? Do we need to reduce the paint the sheet says 4:1
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    Thank you lets hope all goes well

    Thank you lets hope all goes well
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    Once I put the base coat on do I have to wet sand...

    Once I put the base coat on do I have to wet sand before the clear?
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    You are in balmy weather When I got up this...

    You are in balmy weather When I got up this morning I had to go out and kick start the dog, going to be cold at Lambeau Sat. I am going to hold off on the final paint until late Feb when I can get...
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    Well this morning it was -9 F and here is the...

    Well this morning it was -9 F and here is the rest of the week.
    Wind chills of 25 below to 35 below are expected this morning. A
    Wind Chill Advisory is in effect.
    A couple more fast-moving...
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    You have to remember I am 75 and sometimes screw...

    You have to remember I am 75 and sometimes screw up what I wanted to say, the gun I am using is a finishline with 3 tips 1.4-1.8-2.0. so far all I have been working with is epoxy and 2k primer the...
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    Can I reduce the high build primer? I am...

    Can I reduce the high build primer?
    I am struggling with the fast and or slow reducer, using a slow reducer will this allow the paint to smooth out? Will it increase the chance of runs or sags?
    My...
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    Doing the painting in my garage when it comes to...

    Doing the painting in my garage when it comes to the reducer should I use slow, medium, or fast? We were using a fast reducer with the high build 2k primer I can keep my garage at 75F but when I...
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    Yes I am going to do a epoxy seal coat before the...

    Yes I am going to do a epoxy seal coat before the color, that is a relief to know
    Thank you
    Jim
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    Another question, I have sanded the fenders with...

    Another question, I have sanded the fenders with 320, 400, and finished with 600 and I burned through in a few spots mostly along the edges where I see metal, I also have a few spots where I can see...
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    I only mix a cup at a time or less, I am thinking...

    I only mix a cup at a time or less, I am thinking the problem is the temp of the shop as it is really cold here.
    thank you JC and Len.
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    Ok just wasn't sure being the stuff is so thick...

    Ok just wasn't sure being the stuff is so thick but it did flow, had one other problem when my son sprayed the fenders and body on the first coat he put it on wet with a 50% overlap the primer flowed...
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    One other question, when I purchased the gun it...

    One other question, when I purchased the gun it came with a filter that inserts just under the cup do I need this with the high build (will the paint flow through) also should I filter this primer...
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    OK we have a plan Thank You

    OK we have a plan Thank You
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    Len, correct me if I am wrong, today I am going...

    Len, correct me if I am wrong, today I am going to use PPG One Choice wax and grease remover to clean the surface which I have previously primed and sanded, next I am going to spray a high build...
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    Seal Coat

    The last coat of primer (heavy Build) goes on today after which I will sand with 600g next will be the seal coat and my question is can I use clear for a seal coat? I have a pint of Omni production...
  32. The last coat of primer (heavy Build) after which...

    The last coat of primer (heavy Build) after which I will sand with 600g next will be the seal coat and my question is can I use clear for a seal coat? I have a pint of Omni production clear (ppg) how...
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    Drip Rail / Gutter

    Can I use seam sealer in the drip rail also how do you paint it? I am worried that the air will just blow the paint out.
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    Nuts-Bolts-Screws

    I see a lot of info for bodywork and painting but I seem to have missed the nuts and bolts section, what and or how do you clean and paint these items, is there some kind of dip that these items can...
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    Go with Gulf and you will never be wrong

    Go with Gulf and you will never be wrong
  36. Ron, Trust me everything is going to get cleaned...

    Ron,
    Trust me everything is going to get cleaned really well like this really sucks I have a bunch of the small stuff that I will have to put back in the degreaser also the body is going to be a...
  37. We are using a single-stage nonmetallic acrylic...

    We are using a single-stage nonmetallic acrylic urethane, I am not a pro body guy, and muddling my way through.
    How about we let this thread go dead
    Thank you
    Jim
  38. Ron, I bought a cheap gun with a 2.0 tip it was...

    Ron,
    I bought a cheap gun with a 2.0 tip it was cheaper than trying to find and buy a new fluid tip and horn and needle, I think it will also work to spray varnish and other stains for my...
  39. I am sorry I have too many questions in the fire,...

    I am sorry I have too many questions in the fire, The Devilbiss is a finish gun only and the Startingline is my primer gun, instructions on the paint can from U-Pol recommend the use of 2.0 now I...
  40. Thank you Len, I apologize for the confusion I...

    Thank you Len,
    I apologize for the confusion I am using a Starting Line gun for the primer and also thank you for clarifying the sealer.
  41. Have some questions, The gun my son bought is a...

    Have some questions,
    The gun my son bought is a Devilbiss 905041 Prolite -GHV30-131 that came from the factory with a 1.3 and 1.4 fluid tip. and it was recommended to use a 2.2 tip which I will...
  42. Thanks Art, great idea

    Thanks Art,
    great idea
  43. Ron, it is some kind of heavy-duty Singer that...

    Ron,
    it is some kind of heavy-duty Singer that can handle two needles, I bought two types of material one cloth and one that feels like vinyl and some thread that when done I can use for fishing :D...
  44. I am hoping that after I am gone he will continue...

    I am hoping that after I am gone he will continue to cherish the Prefect and keep it in good care and pass it off to his son, Jamie knows how much I have wanted this car I have ridden in it a few...
  45. Have taken a couple of days off need to get my...

    Have taken a couple of days off need to get my get-up-and-go back, I just hope that by filling the low spot all will come out in the dust maybe I should run a piece of Oak through the planer get it...
  46. Ron, I am using a primer from TCP Global it is...

    Ron,
    I am using a primer from TCP Global it is 4:1 and has a 4-hour pot life, I think it was the Eastwood Finishline that caused the problem. I have now installed a separator at the pressor and I...
  47. Thank You, how do you make a runny batch of putty?

    Thank You, how do you make a runny batch of putty?
  48. Hello RonF Thank you for the wonderful reply, I...

    Hello RonF
    Thank you for the wonderful reply, I am glad he is picky as I have a different outlook and just wanted to get it running and throw a dull clear on it, next thing I know I am stripping...
  49. Here is the hood the white is Epoxy coat is the...

    Here is the hood the white is Epoxy coat is the white high? if so when I try to level it out won't there be a large amount of putty?
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  50. Yup that is a deal and I would have jumped on it...

    Yup that is a deal and I would have jumped on it except my kid bought some high buck Devilbiss and he paid around or close to $600 bucks for it for a one-time spray the car and I doubt he will ever...
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