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Old 05-12-2005, 08:59 PM
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Say hello to my little friends !!!!

Well seems some of us never learn no matter what. Today I had a problem with a sag, got it fixed, put on the first coat of clear and the problems began. Bugs, everywhere, bugs, I have never seen sooo many bugs at 2 pm in all my life. Here is where I screwed up.... I had added some retarder to my intercoat this morning and also my clear.... I wanted it all to lay down nice, and save me allot of buffing etc... When the bugs started pouring in and I could not keep them out fast enough with my trusty 3m tape, I loaded up the gun for the finalle..... I should have closed the garage door, but was afraid of dust falling in the clear lol... It had been about 30 minutes ( using Sikkens clear BTW) well when I got around to where I had started all of my friends started coming out to say hello!!!!!

I am hoping I can just sand the clear and re shoot. I made this mistake once b4 and had to sand to the base to get them out.... I tried re clearing and you could see them, it was a black bike, soooo hopefully this is going to be more forgiving. Take a look see young and old, and see how my smile has faded

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Old 05-12-2005, 09:21 PM
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We have love bugs for the 2nd time this year. I am house painting inside and I have had to start keeping the doors closed.... Bugs suck!!!!
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Old 05-12-2005, 09:34 PM
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YOU paint it and THEY will come.
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Old 05-13-2005, 06:42 AM
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Solvent Pops

I forgot to mention in my rant, that all those tiny bumps you see in the clear are solvent pops. Somehow or another I forgot to mention that along with the bugs etc...

I am crossing my fingers they will sand out and not hit the pearl or base. Hard times boys, hard times

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Old 05-15-2005, 05:35 AM
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Wow! Well, at least they are small bugs. Could have been worse. Our 240, for anyone who cares to look very closely, has one of those giant mosquito looking bugs embedded in the paint right in the center of the roof. He sanded down nice and flat though so we just sort of consider him a mascot.
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Old 05-15-2005, 10:34 AM
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As said it could have been worse! It could have been me

Good luck with it either way it looks like a lot of work.
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:49 AM
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Here is what the paint should have looked like!!!... Oh well all things in good time.. Milo saved me from a repaint on this one boys!!!

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That is precisely why I have given up on the idea of painting my 34 at home in the garage. I have secured the use of a professional paint booth when I am ready. The primer is OK to spray at home, and even the base, but when you start with the clear, it's like a magnet for dust and bugs.

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Old 05-18-2005, 07:23 PM
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Yeah Vince, I had contamination from my compressor being in the same room as well. Today I had to re clear a headlight cover ( sanded through ) and I shut the garage door, ran the part outside, shot it, walked it right back in and it had about ten different little spots of dust and dirt in it. I was going to have to buff it anyway, just kinda aggravated me that even painting something like that ( which i have done with great success b4 ) ended up with junk in it...

I will make a temp booth in my garage next time.... Looks like a 2001 Sport Trac..... Black.... even BETTER!!!

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Couple of tip's.

When you make your "door" to the booth, make it so the air being pulled into to booth goes straight to the ex. fan and NOT ACROSS the project.
Most put the door close to the paint bench for quick in & out and when they open the flap/door it suck's ALL the crap right across what they are painting.
Mine is at the far end right across from the fan which has been a big sucess in keeping trash out.

I do all my cleaning the day BEFORE as it will take A LOOOOONG time for ALL the dust to settle that's left. Even with the fan running,there is still a bunch left floating around.

When I do small projects,especally Helmets and things that are hard to buff and I want a perfect clear job, I will fog the booth with clear BEFORE placing the project inside. This help's to "wet" the room with a nice sticky to settle what's left and what can get stirred up. This has really helped with dust.
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Couple of tip's.

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When you make your "door" to the booth, make it so the air being pulled into to booth goes straight to the ex. fan and NOT ACROSS the project.
Meaning at the end of the truck,or my exit door and exhaust fan at the same location??? This way anything I pull through it out the exit anyways right?



Most put the door close to the paint bench for quick in & out and when they open the flap/door it suck's ALL the crap right across what they are painting.
Mine is at the far end right across from the fan which has been a big sucess in keeping trash out.

I do all my cleaning the day BEFORE as it will take A LOOOOONG time for ALL the dust to settle that's left. Even with the fan running,there is still a bunch left floating around.

When I do small projects,especally Helmets and things that are hard to buff and I want a perfect clear job, I will fog the booth with clear BEFORE placing the project inside. This help's to "wet" the room with a nice sticky to settle what's left and what can get stirred up. This has really helped with dust.

Thank you very much for the tips, as i would not have thought of that. It is going to be for my wife ( Sport Trac ) and over the few years we have been together I have taught her too much concerning paint jobs.. she looks at cars/trucks and talks about them like a painter...sniff, sniff, she makes me proud!

One question..... Do you do your body work in this same booth to keep all of the dust and overspray from getting in the rest of your garage?? Or do you do the paint only in there??? My garage gets soooo dirty from body filler primer etc.....

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When I do small projects,especally Helmets and things that are hard to buff and I want a perfect clear job, I will fog the booth with clear BEFORE placing the project inside. This help's to "wet" the room with a nice sticky to settle what's left and what can get stirred up. This has really helped with dust.
Dam!. why didn't I think of that

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try this

Am going through the same gig. Seems the BC takes so long to dry and and then the old undercoat starts to react. Gotta go with light coats that tack up before re-coat just like in the thirtys...thats why I always hated enamel call it what you will pay more for it but it is what it is. But I did learn something you might use and that is get all rugs etc off the floor and wet it down if posssible, you might be kicking up dust you don't know about
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Old 05-19-2005, 07:01 AM
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I try not to. If the weather is bad then I have no choice.
It's ALOT of WORK to get it cleaned out someday's.
I open the overhead door and just keep blasting air EVERYWHERE along with a wash of the "wall's" and floor.
I'm in the process of doing a 20' awnning out from the door's to work under and this should help keeping it outside as much as possible.But then again, I live "out in the country" so it's not an issue with the neighbors.
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But then again, I live "out in the country" so it's not an issue with the neighbors.
I hear ya, my back neighbor is a single older overweight woman who spends a lot of time on her back porch smoking cigarettes. One evening I was primering some stuff and she and a female friend were in her back yard. She was talking real loud about the fumes coming from my garage, loud enough so she was sure I could hear her. She has never said anything to me, but I know she is ticked off about it. That is part of the reason I am going to use a professional paint booth to finish the project. I will continue to primer, but that will be in a enclosed garage and I will wait a little longer to open the garage up after I'm finished.

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