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Old 06-25-2013, 06:32 AM
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I'm finishing up a super straight black job ,I'm getting a little nervous with this one as the time for buffing draws closer.I used to be pretty good but I no longer concider myself an expert its been too long since I had to buff at this level...
I may have to start a thread to reeducate myself...and get some new glasses.
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:04 PM
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I use foam pads. They come in different grades from heavy cutting down to finish. I switched from 3M to Meguiar's and really like the finish and product performance. One up side to Meguiar's is that AutoZone carries their compounds. That means alot on Sunday when my favorite paint shop is closed and I run out. I run my Makita buffer at about 3 or 4. Also, they make 3 inch foam pads that are great for getting into tight areas and reducing the risk of burning or catching your buffer on something. Just finished a black 69 Firebird. Came out great.
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do 3 inch pads fit the Makita 7 in. buffer?
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:38 AM
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do 3 inch pads fit the Makita 7 in. buffer?
Harbor Freight makes an air 3 inch buffer. Mine has worked well for the 8-10 years I have had it. I think I gave 40 dollars for it approximately.

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time to find a harbor freight 20% coupon
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:21 PM
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time to find a harbor freight 20% coupon
LOL, That won't be hard to find.
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So can I ask a question? what did you end up reducing the paint down to? 4:1:1?
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yes 4 1 1. Disclaimer, I am a novice painter
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thanks.. I actually played with the mixtures today and it was 100+ out 4:1:1 really layed nice. Just gotta let it flash a little longer and be quicker due to easy to make run.
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Quarter Panel Repair 1965 Pontiac Tempest

Getting ready to do this as soon as my new garage is built. Lower Quarter Panels are in need of replacing. I have the 65' GTO quarters. I have Duro-Bond also. Trunk also needs panel work. I am open to any suggestions that anyone would have on these type of repairs. To welders, can I use a wire feed welder on the trunk? Never welded before.
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Orange Peel

You need more at the gun..there is a material and an air adjustment on the gun..give it more air..
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Orange peel

There is 2 adjustments on the gun for air and the material..give it more air..if that doesnt work just shoot 3 or 4 coats of clear and the peel will kinda disappear or make it easier to color sand clear..
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:22 AM
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There is 2 adjustments on the gun for air and the material..give it more air..if that doesnt work just shoot 3 or 4 coats of clear and the peel will kinda disappear or make it easier to color sand clear..
if you shoot two coats of clear then let it cure you can sand it and shoot two more coatsand really get a nice finish
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