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Old 08-23-2010, 07:39 PM
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I love these paint threads there never is a dull moment when someone post a paint question. Now for my two cents worth, as far as putting a final coat of clear on it I would roll and tip it!

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i went to a paint seminar and the first thing the person said was who hear thinks they are a paint expert(my ole man was giving the lesson)

hands raised he said you may excused,lol!!!

point was no one can be a paint expert


we are all human take that and use it
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:15 PM
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i take a da list into the booth every time. i read the label of every can every time. a professional knows he can screw up ...... a know it all thinks he is above it.
I thought it just me being OCD! LOL, no kidding, I will read it and double check part numbers EVERY SINGLE TIME. EVERY SINGLE TIME I mix something I will slow down and read every part number and ratio.

Screw up once, that is all it took me to start doing it!

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Here's my story....when I was working on my camaro I stripped the whole car right to bare metal, engine bay and everything. At the time my painter was all about etching primers and how they are the greatest thing known to mankind. Me at the time not knowing any better says, ok I'll use it. I etch prime the whole car, then 2k surfacer after all my body work of course. The car is damn near ready for paint when come to find out I accidently picked up the wrong can or reducer for the etch primer!! Yep the whole car ended up being stripped again body work and all. Almost a years worth of work down the tubes. Everyone including my painter said I should have just finished it, but I couldn't knowing what I had done. Still not knowing any better the second time around I still used acid etch. Then I found this site and have been a dedicated epoxy user ever since. Now I'm wondering if I should strip the car a third time and use epoxy. Quite the lesson learned huh? My lesson was never listen to just one person, do your damn re search and always double check what you are mixing!
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Here's my story....when I was working on my camaro I stripped the whole car right to bare metal, engine bay and everything. At the time my painter was all about etching primers and how they are the greatest thing known to mankind. Me at the time not knowing any better says, ok I'll use it. I etch prime the whole car, then 2k surfacer after all my body work of course. The car is damn near ready for paint when come to find out I accidently picked up the wrong can or reducer for the etch primer!! Yep the whole car ended up being stripped again body work and all. Almost a years worth of work down the tubes. Everyone including my painter said I should have just finished it, but I couldn't knowing what I had done. Still not knowing any better the second time around I still used acid etch. Then I found this site and have been a dedicated epoxy user ever since. Now I'm wondering if I should strip the car a third time and use epoxy. Quite the lesson learned huh? My lesson was never listen to just one person, do your damn re search and always double check what you are mixing!

i have become a epoxy user myself,but in the past have painted on many cars using etch primer and to this day they still look great,some over 15 years old.

by great i mean no paint problems on my end,its up to the owners how they care for there ride
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Same here ,We've been around longer than the epoxy and some day there'll be something better and we'll be talking about getting that dreadfull epoxy off our cars....But not in my lifetime .......
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Update: Everything worked out fine. Put the last 2 coats of clear on after I let the car sit outside for 2 days in the sun.

I will post some pics up once I am done wetsanding and buffing in a few more days.
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I had a very hard time taking pics of my car. Alot of them had way too much of a glare. Here are a couple decent pics that I was able to get.

In the 3rd pic there are little pieces of lint from the rag I was using. The paint is smooth and clean. Just alot of little pieces of lint and wool floating around and landing on the car from buffing and polishing.

Chasing them around like a rabbit. Clean one spot and it floats and lands on another. EEErrrrr!!
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I had a very hard time taking pics of my car. Alot of them had way too much of a glare. Here are a couple decent pics that I was able to get.

In the 3rd pic there are little pieces of lint from the rag I was using. The paint is smooth and clean. Just alot of little pieces of lint and wool floating around and landing on the car from buffing and polishing.

Chasing them around like a rabbit. Clean one spot and it floats and lands on another. EEErrrrr!!
Good looking paint job and a good looking car too (old School love it). Vets are static electricity generators. Next time you wash it throw a chain over the rear axle and let it lay on the ground or the concrete. Blow dry it with compressed air or leaf blower and dry it with a chamois as you go. When I used to paint them years ago I always put a chain on them for a ground strap. Really cut down on the dust. On the earlier corvettes the static electricity is so bad that I could tell you story about one catching fire from my helper washing it with 3812 (an old fast dry enamel reducer often used for prep). But thats for another day.
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Vette looks great!
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