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  1. Sprayer Issue

    Paint
    Hi Guys, I'm new to HVLP, but been lurking on the site for a while, and been practicing on some cheap aluminum panels before I get to painting. I did okay last time but today when I pulled the gun out, reassembled it and started more testing, the paint wasn't coming out the same. I had to keep...
  2. Oil Contamination in Air Lines

    Garage - Tools
    The rings went bad on my reciprocating air compressor and when I drained it I got some milky tan oil/water mixture. I'm in the process of rebuilding the pump but I was planning to do some painting soon and I'm worried about the oil getting on the car. I'm aware of the various oil/moisture...
  3. Painters in Western Montana area?

    Body - Exterior
    I am looking for a good custom auto painter in the Western Montana (Missoula) area. I am starting a 1937 Ford OZE in the near future and am laying out my plans. Anyone have a recommendation. Thx!
  4. Respray Needed

    Body - Exterior
    I need to respray one of my doors as there is a few scratches that have developed over time. Has anyone used this company before? Custom Paint Their prices look good but i have never used them before, any information would be appreciated! Thanks, Sam :welcome:
  5. PPG epoxy failing

    Paint
    I am a hot rod shop out of GA and have used PPG for over 30 years with no real problems till lately. The DP epoxy line that we have all used forever is failing me, before the LF or lead free label hit the can it would stick to plate glass around probably around 1998 after that it had to have...
  6. Sticking hvlp gun trigger?

    Body - Exterior
    Hi! I bought myself a new hvlp gun, but the trigger seems to be sticky . The trigger 'needle' ( dont know how you really call it?) returns quite slowly. I did think about lubing it, but lube might hurt the paint job and cause problems? Any advice? Many thanks
  7. Colour Matching

    Body - Exterior
    Hi, I'm working on my first respray project... I need some custom mixed paint- any recommendations? I live in the middle of nowhere so will need to order on the net. I found this website... Custom Car Paint and Industrial Paint Suppliers - Anyone used them before? They seem pretty good...
  8. Supplied air Respirator

    Body - Exterior
    I have used a carbon type canister respirator for years now. But I am worried that it may not be enough. I paint about two or three cars a year mostly with bc/cc urethane and 2K primers and some single stage stuff. Should I invest in a supplied air mask? I am an old guy but I love what I do and...
  9. Paint Code Help

    Body - Exterior
    I recently purchased a 1958 Chevy Apache 3100, it has been repainted several times, i have look for information on the paint code found on the tag - it is 738D. I have seen reference to a Dulux 738D but only for a 1956 Chevy car I have look on may sites like 1939-1959 Chevrolet Paints but no...
  10. Is there a guide for newbies?

    Paint
    I'm restoring my car and have some questions. First, I'm going to have to send the car out for rust/body work and paint. Second I don't have a blasting cabinet or paint guns or anything fancy like that. I do want to do as much of the rest as possible like suspension, brackets, core support...
  11. seeking automotive paint/bodyshop beginner advice!!

    Body - Exterior
    I have Industrial paint and sandblast experience from past employments in refineries down here in Houston Tx.Being a helper I am now seeking to use what i was able to learn to my advantage and make some more $$ on side projects doing automotive painting and all else related to these trades ,of...
  12. Base ChipGuard & Clear for all over, that lasts

    Body - Exterior
    Hey all, I'm planning to paint my truck soon. Hopefully before first snow fall. Anyway, I wanted some opinions on different clears and sprayable chip guards. I have access to a Sherwin Williams AWX base mixing station. So I pretty much have any color I want in waterbase. I dunno much about clear...
  13. 1979 Camaro Berlinetta

    Body - Exterior
    I have a 1979 Camaro Berlinetta. I was wondering if anyone knows where I can get the pin stripes? Ive tried many places and all they have are the z28 or rs/base one. I tried the trans am kit and they aren't even close.
  14. Paint shrivels after recoat

    Paint
    Hello everyone. I am new to the sight and haven't had any luck finding a post with the same problem I am having. I am painting an old steel bicycle with acrylic enamel paint by rustoleum, I primer, seal, base coat, wet sand the base coat with 600, then when I reapply the base, the paint starts...
  15. rust and clear

    Paint
    Hello everyone. This is my first post here. I am helping build a 53 chevy truck for a buddy that was deployed overseas to fight in Afghanistan. I have a question or to. We are doing a simple patina look. The whole truck is in a filler primer after a lot of rust repair was done. Then so far the...
  16. what paint to use?

    Body - Exterior
    I am restoring a 1951 Desoto. I have some rustoleum laying around and wanted to know peoples experience with it. I have heard both good and bad reviews of it. I personally found it slow drying and pretty weak. Is there any paint I can get for around $50 at somewhere like home depot or sherwin...
  17. Asphalt on cars?

    Body - Exterior
    I heard that back in the good old days they used asphalt as either an undercoating or sound deadener coating. Is this true? And if it is could I use roofing asphalt or something like it to replace it?
  18. Factory Paint Question

    Body - Exterior
    I'm restoring an old Suburban that I have had in Southern California since I got it new. It has a serious paint problem on the roof and hood that I'll probably have repainted after getting it down to bare metal. But I want to understand what happened to this paint. I have always had a suspicion...
  19. Truck Clear Coat help?

    Body - Exterior
    I just painted my hunting pickup with ACRYLIC ENAMEL olive drab paint, I'm gonna use rust oleum spray can paint for leaves and stuff it's the camo kinds at walmart, when I'm done I'm planning on using a URETHANE CLEAR COAT? Will it be fine? How long should I let it cure?
  20. Recommended Body Shop?

    Body - Exterior
    Hello All!!!! Its been a long time since ive posted anything but here it goes. Im restoring a 1982 Z28 and need a good body/paint shop in the Southern California area. Im sure id have no trouble finding a shop on my own, but since im dropping alot of cash on the drivetrain, i dont want to...
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