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09-08-2010 10:28 PM
mitmaks Vette looks great!
09-08-2010 08:59 PM
Chris Kemp
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Originally Posted by 427blownvette
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.
09-02-2010 10:44 AM
427blownvette 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!!
08-27-2010 05:41 PM
427blownvette 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.
08-24-2010 06:17 AM
deadbodyman 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 .......
08-24-2010 06:07 AM
Hotbo
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Originally Posted by panelwagon62
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
08-23-2010 09:51 PM
panelwagon62 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!
08-23-2010 09:15 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by shine
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!

Brian
08-23-2010 08:47 PM
Hotbo 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
08-23-2010 08:39 PM
Chris Kemp 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!
08-23-2010 07:40 PM
jeremyb
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Originally Posted by shine
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.
or a professional KNOWS he will screw up. the minute you think you are perfect and cant screw up, is the minute you need to put the gun down and do something else. never too old to learn, and never too experienced to not make mistakes.

we are all humans, not robots. i've poured my share of clear in to the pps cups without the liner in em, among other things
08-23-2010 07:20 PM
shine 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.
08-23-2010 07:16 PM
BarryK I was trying to think and can't ever recall leaving an activator out of anything but my screw-up are just the master of dumb moves.

Moving hose and hitting car.

Drip sweat on deck-lid.

Last coat of clear, filled up gun and did not have top screwed on right.

Leave garage door open to soon and we all know fresh clear draws cats.

My all time favorite, I had just restored a 260 SL, red had three coats of clear, just a perfect job to die for. Soooo walk to house and get a cup of coffee, 16 oz cup is what I use!
Walk back to garage and just getting a woody looking at the car and I stumble over the air hose, coffee got hood and right fender.
08-23-2010 05:56 PM
Hotbo its not funny but i have done similar

but i have always found it fun to cut loose with a razor blade scraper,its addicting.


you have the right idea,i myself have to orginze my shelf's,its easy to get caught up in the heat of the moment and go oh **** after you are done.

i sprayed the entire side of a 09 tahoe the other day and realized after i was done that i had used fast act.in my clear instead of very slow,100 in the shop that day and i had worked 12 hours that day to get this thing shot.

talk about hard to melt in between coats and i was going damn my gun or something is messing up.

talk about die back,lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!

we all make simple mistakes and kick ourselves in the *** after wards,just human nature.


the best advice i can give is get right back into like nothing happened and learn more and more.

best of luck,Travis
08-23-2010 05:34 PM
deadbodyman It happened to me enough so I made some shelves on my mixing table and only the ingrediants I need are on the table Reducer always gets put back on the shelf and just the clear and activator stay.what messes me up most are using 4;1 ratios all day then going to a 1;1 and mixing it at 4;1 not even thinking about it.I painted my first car about 35 yrs ago and made less mistakes than I do now..You get complacent and dont watch what your doing...Here what happens when you mix your 1:1 epoxy sealer at 4:1 then base and clear ....next day,it dies and you start praying to the paint gods its like you painted over foam rubber.
Praying dont help doubling up the hardner for the next couple coats sounds good ,in theory but never works either ...this is all that works for sure....a razor.. On this hood I even warned the painter about the 1;1 ratio when he was prepping because I just did twice back to back ...the next day I knew right away what happened and asked if he mixed it 1;1 or 4;1 his head shot up and had the dumbest look i ever saw,we laughed our butts off...Hes also been painting cars for 35 yrs....its no big deal...
I dont have any pics of me scraping off three coats of high build feather fill from an entire car...I wasnt laughing the two times I did that ....I still hate that stuff...
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