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Old 11-14-2005, 03:55 PM
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It has been a few years since I mixed and sprayed. I used to used a large glass peanut butter jar. Put in 2 cups of water (paint) and mark the level with masking tape,add 1 cup of water (reducer) and mark the level again,then add the portion of water (hardner) and mark again. It has been a few years since I sprayed (I'm screwed now 'cuz all the peanut butter jars are plastic). I use to use Centauri by Dupont and I had found a gloss hardner called the Wet Look for the last few I did.

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Old 11-14-2005, 06:07 PM
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Ha Ha lol 56 Project,

Never tried the Peanut Jar trick.

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Old 11-14-2005, 06:26 PM
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Trial & Error man,Trial & Error.
Rocket science at it's BEST!!

Aint that the truth Bee4me, but this stuff is fun none the less !

In my earlier post about doing the shooting test between guns I neglected
to say that I had reduced the paint by 10% but it still sprayed imho not
that great.

I went ahead and ordered the devilbiss plus GFG-670 gun today as I had
it on my mind to have atleast one higher end gun to shoot with, If this gun
saves me some time and produces good results It will be money well spent.

The thing is I have the car all ready to shoot, its primed with epoxy and
sanded to a baby smooth finish so it would be a shame to blow all the
effort I have put in so far for the sake of $300.00 so its worth a shot !.

Using the finex 1.0 mm gun, the actual peel was not that bad. I was able
to wet sand it out very easily, My intent is to wet sand the entire car once finished with the painting but so this part goes easy I wanna try lay the paint
as flat as is possible with my setup.

I am kind of anal about trying to get things right, I will beat this to death
until its on the money.

Hey thanks for your reply and help, I shall follow up this thread before
the week is out with my results. I got to also get some digital photos so
all can see,

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Old 11-14-2005, 07:33 PM
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Hey 711! Trial and Error is definitely the rule. last week I painted my first bc cc and it turned out great except for a very few dust particles. The only thing is that I used the wrong tip and I don't know how I did it but I did. Instead of the 1.4, I used a 2.0. i had to play with the gun but I got it down pretty good with my new hvlp. Didn't realize what I did till I was Putin the gun and extra tips in a case I found to store the new gun in. Got me confused. Now I've got to get some more parts ready to paint with the proper tip before this screw -up drives me friggin' nuts. But then I guess its not a screw up cause it turned out okie dokie. And believe me I'm pretty anal to when it comes to the end product. Oh well just thought I'd tell everyone that I'm losin' it. cheers!!!
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Old 11-14-2005, 08:20 PM
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Hey 46chevyfleetline glad to hear that worked out for you. Im like living for
the weekend like crazy these days, cause 2 days off 2 days to play with
the car. This stuff becomes addictive after awhile.

I really like the folks on this board most take the time to post help
which is a real good thing for a newbie. The primary driving force for me
was that I was not going to blow $2000.00 at a body shop for my car to
get painted. I went to some local ones around here and while some seemed
to be ok in their suggestions for the paint job I felt that If I did the work myself more attention to detail would be had. The big plus is that when im
finished I have the equipment at hand and the knowledge learned to do
it again or help others do their paint job.

Cool eh

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Old 11-14-2005, 09:10 PM
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COOL it IS.
ADDICTIVE is what it's ABOUT.

A 2.0 for base? You got it GOING on 46. LOL...
I bet THAT took some "adjusting"
Just show's that you can paint with almost ANYTHING.
jc use's a 1.6 with base METALLIC'S. I tried it but that one isn't in my playbook.
It's really a matter of being used to the gun reguardless of WHAT it is.
I painted for years with that "purple" harbor freight HVLP gun and I could lay clear like glass with it,No, I couldn't do it right off but after learning the gun it became routine.

x711,Get some junk panels and practice on them with the DeVill and get a feel for it and the paint. It's time WELL spent BEFORE hitting that slick primer.
Everyone is alway's SO anxious to paint the car but trust me on this one. You'll be MORE comfortable and CONFIDENT and have a MUCH better job.

BEST of luck to ya. Mike.
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Old 11-15-2005, 08:49 PM
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Hi Mike, your right about practicing on some junk panels first,
I intend to do that with the devilbiss when it arrives.

In my earlier posts I mentioned I was using the Xtreme 5425
epoxy based primer which gave me good results. Below are
2 pictures of the primer shot on the front bumper cover of
the car. To the touch the primer feels pretty smooth. One
to two passes with 400 grit would make it feel baby soft smooth.

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