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Old 12-06-2011, 07:28 AM
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as an old painter told me once many years ago " you don't have to be a great painter but you damn well better be a great buffer "
I fall into that category. Thanks to the advice from members on this interweb site, I've managed to get my painting ability to the point of using less material and color sanding starting with 1500 grit or at worst 1200 grit.

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Old 12-06-2011, 07:36 AM
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dont beat yourself up over spraying. one of my old painters who was really a piss poor painter can lay it slick as glass now. he works at a macco and shoots all day long. i only shoot a couple of cars a year now so my gun hand aint what it use to be but i cut and buff everything anyway. if i get lazy in the booth i just have to work a little harder on the buffer .
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:18 AM
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This site and the SPI site seem to have the better advice that I've found on the internet as far as genuine painting information. The gun adjusting tips have made a huge difference for me as have tips from several of you pro's on here. I've been knocking out about ten or twelve overalls per year the last couple years and between practice and reading on here, have gotten much better. now I'm trying to slow down and just do restorations and build my fiberglass 34 Chevy 3 window bodies.
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you wont find a better bunch of gun slingers than the ones on the spi site.
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you wont find a better bunch of gun slingers than the ones on the spi site.
That's what I've learned. I'm also sold on Barry's Universal Clear.
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That's what I've learned. I'm also sold on Barry's Universal Clear.
Thanks so much for all the information on this site and all of the opinions from all. I feel like im doing in as little as 6 months more than i ever imaging and I also look at it as Im not in a rush so I dont mind some. Extra cutting and buffing... I just cant wait to really get to apply what ive learned on my 1964 Cadillac and my future project 1940 chevy coupe. Im currently working on a 67 el camino just to sell after I paint but after all this work I have a feeling im going to fall in love with it
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as an old painter told me once many years ago " you don't have to be a great painter but you damn well better be a great buffer "
Aint that the truth....
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A guy that can really cut and buff can always salvage a bad paint job. But no matter how good a painter you are you cant salvage a great paintjob over bad bodywork.
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old indian once told me " what there when start........be there when done "
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