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    Water/oil separator

    What are your thoughts on this Air/oil separator? Any good suggestions for a better one, or is this overkill? Thanks for your input
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  2. Thread: Buffing

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    I charge by the hour, so there is that lol

    I charge by the hour, so there is that lol
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    I put tons of LED lights in. I probably see too...

    I put tons of LED lights in. I probably see too much in the paint that will never show lol I am also a big believer in putting plenty of CC on.

    I typically sand with 1200, 1500, then 2000. I go...
  4. Thread: Buffing

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    Buffing

    Am I the only one who cut and buffs a car, then finds little things they don't like and hit that area again with sandpaper and buff again lol
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    Thanks

    Yes, it's the original red, but looks more orange in the sun. I used a Sata 2000.

    That is a Bronco. It's my buddies, but I have two project ones in my other shop. Hopefully get to them soon.
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    My friend's 73 Firebird I'm doing for him

    My friend has owned this 73 since 74. I did the bodywork and paint. About to put it back together next week.

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    Hey Pete, what other information do you have on...

    Hey Pete, what other information do you have on this? Brand? I'm going to do a spray out for them probably next week. If I can show them how it looks, maybe it will be good enough. Thanks
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    That's what I was thinking on the bed and cab....

    That's what I was thinking on the bed and cab. Jam all the panels, hang them and set the bed back a couple feet. I will just have to sand the overspray back off the edge of the panels and then use my...
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    Excellent Job!

    Excellent Job!
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    Painting candy paint for the first time

    My cousin wants his 55 Ford pickup painted with candy paint. I have personally never shot candy paint and I'm looking for advice. I have read up on it and it seems pretty straight forward, but...
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    Thanks, I will probably have all sorts of...

    Thanks, I will probably have all sorts of questions once I install the booth.
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    Last picture. He has already got the single phase...

    Last picture. He has already got the single phase converter for the booth and I don't have to pay for shipping. That's an extra $2500 right there. Mine won't have the suppression system or heater. He...
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    Here is the exact booth he has. M-TEK SPRAY...

    Here is the exact booth he has.

    M-TEK SPRAY BOOTHS CONSTRUCTION: 18 GA. ZINC GALVANIZED STEEL PANELS, COMPANION FLANGED

    AND PRE-PUNCHED AT 6" ON CENTER FOR EASY ASSEMBLY WITH 1/4" NUTS AND...
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    I'm thinking the simi downdraft will be better...

    I'm thinking the simi downdraft will be better than what I had. I talked to a guy locally today who has a new booth simi downdraft that's about 5 years old, but never put up. Still in the crates. He...
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    Paint booth purchase question

    So I built my last booth and used it for over 20 years. I don't paint a ton, but I do some nicer cars. I moved and built a new 48x72x16 shop. I am looking at putting in a real paint booth. I have...
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    I'm talking about shooting a 65 Mustang. I've...

    I'm talking about shooting a 65 Mustang. I've shot enough cars to understand that cars will often have some orange peel, even after sanding and buffing. I'm talking about getting all of the orange...
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    Best method to get ALL orange peel out?

    I notice that on almost all paint jobs there is a little orange peel left. What are common methods to eliminate all of the orange peel?

    Thanks for insight.
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    That's exactly what I did. I will sand the clear...

    That's exactly what I did. I will sand the clear tomorrow and shoot color.
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    Light spot in base question? Deltron dbc

    I sprayed base/clear on a 32 Ford frame, but I found a light spot that will need more color. Here's my plan, and please correct me if I'm wrong.

    I just finished spraying the clear, so I'm going to...
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    I wouldn't call it high end :) Middle of the road...

    I wouldn't call it high end :) Middle of the road though. I think the 1200 should be OK, but just wanted to see what others thought. Thanks
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    Top coat over 1200 grit sanding?

    So I painted my 65 Hipo Mustang a couple weeks ago and it turned out pretty nice, but a couple bugs decided to die on the top just as I finished. I am going to recoat the top of the mustang. I have...
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    Oh sorry, I hung the frame up and as I was...

    Oh sorry, I hung the frame up and as I was painting it I moved it back and fourth. I shot the sealer first, then moved it back and fourth and did the same with the color and clear. Prior to painting,...
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    We used nutserts to for the repair.

    We used nutserts to for the repair.
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    Thanks for the nice comments. I bought it for...

    Thanks for the nice comments. I bought it for myself, but I never planned to keep it when finished. I do construction and this part time, so I was able to put a lot of time into it. I also had my...
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    http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo195/mykcode/p...

    http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo195/mykcode/parts%20to%20sell/14711613_1413785171969448_4861941080486176611_o_zps7sq1p8ci.jpg...
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    http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo195/mykcode/p...

    http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo195/mykcode/parts%20to%20sell/14711393_1414093125271986_4853531979820851439_o_zps5ljtovwy.jpg...
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    http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo195/mykcode/p...

    http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo195/mykcode/parts%20to%20sell/20160505_180508_zpsztti3eog.jpg
    http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo195/mykcode/parts%20to%20sell/20160505_180542_zpsheyhzzix.jpg...
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    http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo195/mykcode/p...

    http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo195/mykcode/parts%20to%20sell/20160408_174127_zpsfozqbdo6.jpg
    http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo195/mykcode/parts%20to%20sell/20160408_174118_zpsumed2mov.jpg...
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    Some pictures of my 68 bronco I just finished.

    I bought this last January and just finished it. It's already headed to a new home. Thought you might like to see a little of the restoration. New front floors, complete new cowl, new drivers side...
  30. I like the second part. I always have trouble...

    I like the second part. I always have trouble with trying to get the right look with gloss reducing agents. I can't seem to get the correct look. I may do a little experimenting.
  31. What's the best way to use base coat as a top coat?

    I have an older 65 Nova and I was thinking about putting a more dull paint job on it, or at least part of it. I know you can buy flat paint, but it's not one of the types of paint I use, so just...
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    I already painted the engine compartment and the...

    I already painted the engine compartment and the inside of the Bronco.

    http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo195/mykcode/Petes%20picture/20160630_182138_zpswhcz6y7c.jpg...
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    Fenders and hood off or on when painting?

    So usually I install the panels or have them on stands when I paint a lighter color (silver blue), but I'm thinking of painting them separate this time. It's on a 68 Bronco. I'm trying to think of a...
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    What's a good 2.0 tip gun for heavy primer?

    I don't want to go to cheap for a filler primer gun, but then I don't want to go to expensive lol

    I will us it to shoot Featherfill

    Thanks for any help!
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    I would like a way to also catch the dust and...

    I would like a way to also catch the dust and dirt. Maybe a vacuum system of some type?
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    Anyone build a dust room?

    I'm planning to build a new shop that will be 48'x72'. the back 30 feet will have a 16' wide paint booth on one side and next to it I want to put a large dust room/ work room with two larger garage...
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    Has anyone built or bought a dust booth?

    I'm looking at building a new shop 50x72 and I want to put a paint booth and maybe a dust booth in it.

    Has anyone built or bought a dust booth? Maybe one like the link below? ...
  38. Door handle and window crank tool needed for early Mustangs

    I have lost my door handle and window crank removing tool and I need a new one. Any links to one on the site or other sites?
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    New project 67 Fastback 390 Mustang

    I think it will be another month before I get to this project, but I am totally excited about it. I told myself I would get rid of all other temporary projects besides this one, so that's what I am...
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    Shooting single stage paint question?

    Will using a red scotch bright pad show scratches in single stage paint with four coats? I will use the pads in hard to get jam areas. I also have some softer gray pads if the red ones will show...
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    It's Deltron 2000 36569 Prime H...

    It's Deltron 2000
    36569 Prime H Polarsilbre/Porsche
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    Thanks guys. The interior is red and it goes...

    Thanks guys.

    The interior is red and it goes great with the color. The top will be black. I am taking it down to a guy today to put the headliner in.

    It's our car, but will be selling it, to...
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    The 55 rag top bug is painted.

    http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo195/mykcode/55%20oval/20140621_154119_zps41597eaa.jpg
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    Thanks :) I almost gave up on it today lol I...

    Thanks :)

    I almost gave up on it today lol I started at 6:45 this morning and finished it at 9:00 tonight. I had a couple down hours in there waiting
    for stuff to dry and go over again.
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    Well I got the POS done!! 1955 ...

    Well I got the POS done!! 1955

    http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo195/mykcode/55%20oval/20140609_211942_zpsc4b1234e.jpg
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    No, I thought about it and I'm spraying in an...

    No, I thought about it and I'm spraying in an hour. That's only about 7 hours from the base.
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    What's your opinion on spraying at about 26 hours...

    What's your opinion on spraying at about 26 hours when it says to respray within 24?
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    I will try to do a little test myself and see...

    I will try to do a little test myself and see what it does? If did not say "DON"T SAND" anywhere as far as I could tell?
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    I think it should be ok. I will apply new base...

    I think it should be ok. I will apply new base over the whole car, so I am also thinking it should be fine............If I finish within the next 20 hr. lol Thanks
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    The problem I had was a little lifting. I let it...

    The problem I had was a little lifting. I let it dry and then knocked it down by wetsanding it, and then shot a little sealer primer over it. I will wetsand with 400 again in those areas. My goal is...
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