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05-22-2012 07:19 PM
67Elcamino
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Originally Posted by boatbob2
Hi,i just watched the you-tube video,his end result was very nice,his technique ,i didnt like at all.for a new painter to watch that,and then try to paint that way,would be a disaster.
Im living proof of such disaster.. LOL
05-22-2012 09:06 AM
boatbob2
Painting.......

Hi,i just watched the you-tube video,his end result was very nice,his technique ,i didnt like at all.for a new painter to watch that,and then try to paint that way,would be a disaster.
05-21-2012 01:21 PM
Daz_uk
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Originally Posted by Lizer
I too was confused about the lacquer reference, but seeing as it is a European video (look at the license plate on the vehicle being painted), I assumed 'lacquer' is synonymous for 'clear coat' there.

So basically, Brian, it sounds like you're saying I stick to the way I learned and was taught.

That was shot in the UK where clear coat has always been referred to as lacquer and lacquer is what we call cellulose.

He overlaps more than I'd be comfortable with and he gets a lot more overspray so I guess uses more material too
05-21-2012 01:15 PM
cyclopsblown34
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Originally Posted by da34guy
This guy has great technique and trigger control.
That's the biggest trick--- Trigger control.
Had many people want to watch me, and they always come outta the booth sayin the same thing.
"Don't believe how hard it is, always thought ya just pulled the trigger and put the paint on."

That's the differance between a "Painter" and an "applier"
Anybody can apply paint !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's my new signature...THANKS MAN!!!
I can't find where to add or edit signature...durn.
05-21-2012 12:31 PM
da34guy This guy has great technique and trigger control.
That's the biggest trick--- Trigger control.
Had many people want to watch me, and they always come outta the booth sayin the same thing.
"Don't believe how hard it is, always thought ya just pulled the trigger and put the paint on."

That's the differance between a "Painter" and an "applier"
Anybody can apply paint !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
05-20-2012 07:49 PM
milo I think knowing the camera is on him is exaggerating things a bit but they say to spray waterborne like that..same with the Envirobase clear where you build mils rather than coats.
,,. nice booth too
05-20-2012 06:12 PM
Lizer I epoxied the underside of my hood, my roof, and my hoodscoop today and I think my spraying was worse today only because I watched that video. I think I was subconciously trying to do some of that stuff and I was getting a pretty dry coat. I need to stick to how I learned and how I've always done it, that suits me best.
05-20-2012 05:30 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by gto_ron
I watched the video twice. If I used that technique I'd have runs everywhere. Notice he's in a professional quality paint booth, there is no fogging at all.

I don't understand why the door wasn't masked off when he shot the quarter panel.

Ron
Because you want the SAME amount of paint on the blend panel if you can. This is one mistake a lot of painters I have seen make. They mask it off, then paint the quarter then unmask it and blend. There isn't enough paint on the blend panel to cover the original paint and the blend was a waste because it doesn't match the quarter! Sure you CAN do it if you blend properly. People will think "well the color is almost exactly the same so it will cover fast", but this is simply not the case. It will cover faster, but wifing a little paint over the original paint as a blend often isn't enough.

Brian
05-20-2012 05:04 PM
gto_ron
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I watched the video twice. If I used that technique I'd have runs everywhere. Notice he's in a professional quality paint booth, there is no fogging at all.

I don't understand why the door wasn't masked off when he shot the quarter panel.

Ron
05-20-2012 04:29 PM
John long Wow. After watching that I am not sure whether my finished job would look like 120 grit sand paper or Niagara Falls. He obviously knows what he is doing but I don't think I will be trying to copy him. After watching it, I agree with Brian. He is feathering the trigger as he goes to control the amount of paint but still..... It would appear he would end up with dry over spray or so much paint on the panel it would run off in sheets. This is probably the difference between someone who paints a car every two years and someone who paints 2 a day.

John L
05-20-2012 01:14 PM
Lizer I also like how near the end he's spraying with his mask up and then is like, 'I should probably put this back down.'
05-20-2012 01:07 PM
Lizer I too was confused about the lacquer reference, but seeing as it is a European video (look at the license plate on the vehicle being painted), I assumed 'lacquer' is synonymous for 'clear coat' there.

So basically, Brian, it sounds like you're saying I stick to the way I learned and was taught.
05-20-2012 12:48 PM
MARTINSR The one thing I don't understand about the whole video is the "Lacquer" reference? This looks like standard old solvent basecoat/clearcoat urethane and they refer to the clear as a "lacquer", huh? Maybe it's a regional thing where clear is called "lacquer" or something.

Anyway, about this spray technique, the most important thing to understand about how he is spraying and pulling off no running stuff all over the floor is trigger technique. He is going off and on a LOT he is probably going partial on and not full on trigger on many of those in and out motions on that bumper. That along with a properly set up gun for his style and he pulls off a perfectly covered, paint film. Many who would try his method would end up with WAY too much material because they aren't triggering it properly and the gun could be set up with too much material transfer. He has it choked back a bit, that and the triggering keeps him from applying as much material as it looks like he is.

Brian
05-20-2012 12:22 PM
Lizer
Quote:
Originally Posted by dinger
If this was a complete job, you would want to avoid that. Cool video, thanks for posting. We have a few much more experienced painters here, I would like to hear their opinion on this guy also.
Are you referring to how he's fanning the gun at the edges to taper and blend the spray?

I'm going to have to watch this video more closely now. I didn't pick up on him going the opposite direction of the first coat, though I know that's something you're supposed to do.
05-20-2012 10:15 AM
SLUGGO Great Job On That Video !
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