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Old 02-15-2005, 05:47 AM
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Quote:How in the heck did you spray that clear unthinned? I mean, that is how you did the "cob web" custom paint was to spray the lacquer unthinned. I shot a zillion lacquer paint jobs and never tried what you did so I have no idea how it would work.

I was using a basic JGA-502 and just dumped the unthinned clear on wet and heavy, there was a lot of solvent evaporating from the previous applications of colors (the silver base and graphics and candy) that they allowed the unthinned clear to flow.

I kinda miss the old lacquers for ease of use and custom painting, but we sure are miles ahead durabilitywise with today's products.

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JGA-502, that gun is the Fender Stratocaster of the autopaint world. There is no gun, new or old that feels better in the hand.
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I agree, I still have three hanging in the shop. I shoot blending solvent through one now and then but they haven't seen paint for years. Fender Stratocaster it was at one time. Brian, you need to write a auto body book or do some video to sell. Man you sure spend some time here and other sites helping everybody.
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Bob, the writing of the book is easy, it is the marketing that is hard. I have shopped it to a number of publishers, no luck. I heard things like "We are just starting one with XXX (name your big boy "guru") so thanks but no thanks". And all I can think of is, geez, there are a dozen books out there by that guy and they are all the same, and they leave out a bunch. But, people buy what they know.

Anyway, I'll get to it and publish it myself one of these days.

Thanks for the incuragement Bob, I'll get you an autographed copy

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Maybe an Ebay store and your own website might be all you would need to get it selling, Possibly ads in the car mags, etc. I agree the books I've seen all seem to be very basic. The way you present your stuff makes it very understandable. I'm sure you'd do well. With today's technology maybe a disc would be an easy way to put this stuff out, easy to do, and easy/economical to ship. Good luck with it.
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Bob's right on. With the Internet advantage it's very easy to self promote something and ebay is an even greater tool.
IMO, there are a ton of paint job books/vids out but they are just complete jobs which is great but I see a real need for

REPAIR How Too's.

They all show you how to body work and paint but the real mysteries are in what to do when you screw up,touch up and have a previous kandy job thats been wacked by some idiot,ect.

I'm a novice by your side and I could have a ton of work from repairs but I know very little about the methods used so I turn them down. I recently did a blend on a glass cowel hood,purple w/ pink flames,for a friend's wife who let me "experiment" with it and after talking with several pro's,got as many different ways to do it.

It's easy to paint from the get go but fixing a screw up is where the lack of info is at.

Fender Strat huh? Now that;s something I could give you guy's lessons on. That's what I did for the majority of my life instead of P&B. Only one I have left is a 62 Sea Foam Green babe,made quite a few bucks with her.
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Bob, the writing of the book is easy, it is the marketing that is hard. I have shopped it to a number of publishers, no luck. I heard things like "We are just starting one with XXX (name your big boy "guru") so thanks but no thanks". And all I can think of is, geez, there are a dozen books out there by that guy and they are all the same, and they leave out a bunch. But, people buy what they know.

Anyway, I'll get to it and publish it myself one of these days.

Thanks for the incuragement Bob, I'll get you an autographed copy

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Hey martin, screw the publishers!
Write the magazines, I just got a couple of vette parts catalogs and they have paint books in there and so do some of the t-bird parts suppliers.
There are a couple of big book sellers in ebay, the best one is "onehorse" I just got a shop manual from him. Give him a call.
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