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Old 08-21-2009, 08:43 PM
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Yours will look bad *** Matt

We have a very similar body shape in common. It takes a while to load my pics...
I looked at your build pics and I used to own one of those years ago...I paid $100 and sold it for $1500 two days later.
I always wondered how one would look painted up nice. I think that will be a good color...but I noticed by your avitar that there are more pics, right? I will bounce in and out and check tem out over the next few days. My time is so...far in between to be online any more. At ya later...and thanks.

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there are more pics of it, but I'm way behind on updating the website.. probably should work on that lol.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:25 AM
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Wet sanded yesterday

Yestersay I discovered that someone had spit some type of crap on my car. I was pretty Irate. There were like 59 spots where what ever it was ate through the primer. I can not imaine it was thiefs, as they would have stole my tools , etc. My brother denies he did it when he left.
I ended up sanding everything out and wet sanding the whole car again. I lost quite a bit of the primer (which is way too expensive).
I kept my cool and spent the day cleaning the car with wax,grease remover. I used the blue shop towels.
U do not have a garage, I have a temporary setup where I built a booth off of an existing shed over to some fence panels. Its been a bit windy and dust is in the air, I covered the car with sheets so that I could tacky cloth the car before I primer today.
Hope I am doing it right so far.
I did get the trunk lid finished sanding and had some spots he missed. so I patched them in with the bondo (it gets hot), I sanded till 9:00 pm. 12 hours and I am ready for primer on it as well.
Painting a car takes for ever it seems. I will add some more photos to my jounal today. You can view it here, hopefully I did the hyperlink right.

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Old 08-23-2009, 10:29 AM
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I did straight stick the bondo

Oh yah, I did straght stick the bondo, letting the stick do the work without pressure. Thanks for the help guys.
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I think you're gaining a lot of knowledge and a little respect for what some of us do for a living or as a hobby Painting a car can seem like it's taking forever when you start out, but you get quicker with experience and create a product that you take pride in. I have a car I'm finishing up now with well over 500 hours in the past 4 months. It just shows when you take your time and do everything the best you can.
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Old 08-23-2009, 03:57 PM
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Thanks for the comment. I just hit 153 hours and I still have some other issues to deal with later on that I am sure will be of bennifit to air my experience here as I go. Patience is a virtue. I will probably have to buy more grease/wax remover, I used it on the blue absorb shop towels as recomended. I was a little low to start. I do know to pou it on the rag as to not contaminate the stuff. You all are great. I will primer in a few hours and then see how well I can do.
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Tacky cloth

...that is after i tacky cloth the thing. I have had it covered in sheets as extra protection.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:43 PM
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Wet sand next stage

Ok. I have had a great day. After practicing with the sprayer, I found it easier than I thought. My mix on primer was 4:1:1, something that is simple to figure out and I did that part right. The trunk lid looks way better than I expected and everything needing coated was coated on the car.
How long can I wait to wet sand? Can I take a 24 hour breather, or even a few days before I wet sand again? I need more primer and I need more cleaner, which requires i go work one of my jobs I have set up. Will it be ok sitting as is?
I did pull the gun apart and am soaking the parts(except the plastic ring and firtting) in the right stuff. I will put it back together in the morning. Thanks you guys....
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primer generally dries within 30 mins, and you could wetsand within an hour safely.. it won't hurt to wait, but if it's an epoxy. it'll get tougher to sand... little dish soap helps a lot with wetsanding.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:40 AM
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wet sand with dish soap?

I have heard many say that dish soap helps. My brother was always against it, not sure why. Is 2000 grit the right paper for this next to last primering? I still have a few spots that will probably need to be sanded and touched again. If I use soap, then will I have any contamination problems? I have some spots that are tough to paint as it is, will I have to worry about areas between parts(seams) that might hold or harbor some of the dish soap?

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don't understand why he would be against it.. b4 you paint, common practice is to wash with soap and water, and then wax and grease remover..so it will end up in your aid... 800-2000 would be about right for the last wetsand
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:20 AM
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Thanks Matt

Cool. I have 2000 wet sand paper for this final wetsand. I will use dish soap. just a drop...right?
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Even with metallics and pearls I don't get any finer than 800 grit for the final primer wetsand. The paint needs some tooth for mechanical adhesion. 2000 grit is meant for near the end of color sanding the topcoat be it single stage paint or clearcoat.
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sanding the single stage paint?

do I sand the single stage paint? I thought that you buff the paint, not sand. Hmmmm.
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Once you have the paint on the car, you have the option of "color sanding" it for an awesome shine. It requires patience and lots of time. Once you get the colorsanding done, you proceed to polish the paint to bring up the awesome shine.
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