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Chris, If you've got all of the texture problems removed and want the paint to cure a bit faster you could sand it with 2000 to open the surface and let it set in the sun for a week then resand lightly with 2000 then 3000 and buff it again. Having the surface open with it being sanded will help the paint cure, waxing it does just the oposite and closes the surface delaying the cure. You're doing good work for your age, judging from the pics you've got much better gun control than I had at 17. Stick with the paintwork if you enjoy it.

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Ohhhh thanks for telling me that. I am no longer gonna wax fresh paint again.

Iv learned allot from this paint-job but im not no Jon Kosmoski. (Maybe in 20 years )

That also sounds like the best way for the paint to cure also. The only thing that makes me mad is some people are in such a rush....... They just want me-to buff their car a day after the paint-job so they can look good and drive it even though I tell them not to. (With reasons)

Thanks for the advise and complements. If it wasn't for people like y'all I probably would gave up in frustration a long time ago.

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looking very good you transformed that whole car, you did amazing job
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You got what it takes Chris,
The initiative to take on a complex job and not be down over your mistakes but get the experience and the subsequent jobs will be better every time.

Now from Jon K.

For Kandy's & Pearls, Use a 75% overlap,6" pattern width,6" from cap to panel.
Reason is, The gun's "sweet spot" is basically the center 75% of the spray pattern with the outside remiander of each end being lacking of paint compaired to the middle. The 75% overlap is to ensure proper coverage and prevent striping which is caused from the lack of paint coverage vs.too much coverage.On a 6" pattern your only droping about 1-1/2" for the next pass so shoot a verticle 6" test,measure,and shoot another right beside it to see the actual difference in coverage of the sweet spots. When you set up your gun spraying a test shot be SURE the horiz. pattern is nice and full.ANY defect in the pattern will show in the Kandy.
When you use a wider say,50% overlap your missing an area and the kandy will stripe on ya.Smooth,robot action,full length strokes are what it takes to lay it out nice.
AS for gun PSI and such, As long as the gun's shooting a uniform,non runny,test pattern your good to go. Adjustments will need to be made but you will need to know how to set the gun up for how YOU pant and only practice will tell you this.
Painting is an art that is only learned from OJT. Each person paint's differently and what works for me could be difficult for you.
I've watched Jon K. paint and spoken with him on technique,PSI,ect and I though you would appreciate his advice on how to paint HIS product.
FWIW, I use the same procedure as above myself and with excellent results.
Keep up the nice work.
Oh, As for those customers in a hurry to ride,
I tell them it's not finished and they can't see it for a few day's,
Those Iso's will KILL you if you go in there before 2 day's man...

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