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Old 12th-December-2012, 08:55 AM   #136
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I am following this and you have given me a lot of pointers. Also you have posted results from ideas I wanted to experiment with. After painting a couple all together I realized for my set up I had to paint in sections. Even with a HVLP I really struggle seeing through the over spray on the clearcoat . Painting it all together and walking away in one day would be great . When I paint my 63 I am going to use your tips so keep them coming. Good job.

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Old 12th-December-2012, 09:09 AM   #137
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Old 12th-December-2012, 12:21 PM   #138
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If those pics are pre-wetsand and buff then that is a really good paint job. I've seen WAY worse come out of way better boothes from guys who you would swear could do better. If its after buffing then its still a good paint job. Nobody gets one perfect everytime. I've had cars we've worked super hard to make clean and slick and have to buff them and then the cheap job that was an old work truck look like a show job. You never know.
If those pics were straight out the gun I would be a big time car painter making big bucks!! Are you freaking kidding me? lol No those pics are cut n buffed.

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Warwick904L... LVLP... it will be a great gun when I get my adjustments just right.

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I am following this and you have given me a lot of pointers. Also you have posted results from ideas I wanted to experiment with. After painting a couple all together I realized for my set up I had to paint in sections. Even with a HVLP I really struggle seeing through the over spray on the clearcoat . Painting it all together and walking away in one day would be great . When I paint my 63 I am going to use your tips so keep them coming. Good job.

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I see nothing at all wrong with clearing a car in sections to cut down on the fog in a garage thats not as well vented as a pro booth! In fact I thought about doing this car that way. Good Idea! When I cleared this one I was chasing overspray big time, I'm just glad I painted everything in the correct sequence where it didnt matter and I didnt wind up with any dry spray panels. Start at the corner farthest from the fan and work your way to the fan. You might try that Warwick LVLP yourself, its only around $100.
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Old 12th-December-2012, 03:09 PM   #139
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Painted my son's nova in the garage. She hasn't been color-sanded or buffed yet.
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Old 13th-December-2012, 06:06 PM   #140
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Old 13th-December-2012, 06:16 PM   #141
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Old 13th-December-2012, 06:40 PM   #142
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Great work Frank,nice looking car.
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Old 13th-December-2012, 07:04 PM   #143
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Old 14th-December-2012, 04:50 PM   #144
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the iroc looks sweet Rat. glad you like the warwick.
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Old 17th-December-2012, 01:43 AM   #147
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This is my first post on this site... I've never joined any car sites but I fig I would join this one since I'm doing a mini resto on my dads 71 nova. First off I'll start by saying I was a painter at a couple different shops for about 10 years total. I painted mostly new cars/trucks that had collision damage and motorhomes as well. The last three years I just walked into the booth and pulled the trigger! I have done a ton of garage paint jobs in my own shop and for buddies at their shops. When it comes to painting cars when you don't know what your doing you need to prepare for disasters cause they will happen! Make sure you get all the tech sheets on all the products you use and follow them as close as you can. Also your air supply is a biggie. Not enough air, and water in your line will probably be your biggest problem. Look into home made water traps or air dryers. I just coil a 25 ft hose directly out of the compressor and into a bucket of ice water and have the water trap after that. The ice will condense the moisture and allow your trap to catch it. And when your all done cutting and buffing hopefully you will have put enough product down so your paint job will hold up. Oh yea and NO WAXING until your paint is totally cured! Most urethane clears take months to fully cure. Body shops will tell you not to wax for 3 months. It seals your paint and doesn't allow it to outgas and the solvents get trapped and your paint falls off!

If you guys have any questions fire away I'm always willing to help. I used ppg and don't know a lot about other paint lines but they are all pretty much
the same some just aren't as user friendly and they don't hold up as well..
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heres a link. they are actually cheaper now than when i bought mine. i know its hard to believe, but google it. others have had the same opinion as me.

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Quick question: are different tips available for clears vs. colors?
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x2 well said. beautiful car RatNova
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A lot of great looking paint jobs guys! My family too does home jobs and theres some great info here. Maybe this should be a sticky?
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