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    1. Thread: Paint Question

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      I would use a primer or a sealer first to get the...

      I would use a primer or a sealer first to get the entire body a
      consistent color before painting.
      Then any color you want.
      I like using an epoxy primer thinned down as a sealer,
      it greatly...
    2. Thread: Paint Question

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      the brand and color will determine coverage, it...

      the brand and color will determine coverage, it
      can vary a lot.
      I can tell you this, red is one of the worst colors as for as coverage.
      I use red primer before painting red, it takes a lot of...
    3. Thread: Paint Question

      by JCCLARK
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      I just painted the outside only on my GTI and...

      I just painted the outside only on my GTI and used less than 2 quarts
      of paint and clear.
      Car paint lasts a long long time, I have left over basecoats that are several
      years old and still good....
    4. Thread: Rocker damage

      by JCCLARK
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      I could never get my stud welder to pull a dent...

      I could never get my stud welder to pull a dent
      like that. Not a crease like that.
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      I fixed my own hail damaged car the way you...

      I fixed my own hail damaged car the way you intend and never had a problem.
      The key is using a good 2 part putty, one that uses a hardener, not a lacquer
      one that gets applied right out of the...
    6. If your paint is the normal basecoat/clearcoat...

      If your paint is the normal basecoat/clearcoat like most of todays paint jobs are,
      then the clear will be plenty durable after a couple days of cure.
      Shouldn't be a problem for any professional...
    7. If yours is like mine, That door skin is...

      If yours is like mine,
      That door skin is removable from the outside.
      You don't need to take anything off from the inside.
      The handle is removed after a screw is loosened
      from a access hole in the...
    8. Hard to say, not knowing what the 2 guns are. If...

      Hard to say, not knowing what the 2 guns are.
      If they are both the same, model and brand, then yes.
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      If you can't get a compressor big enough to spray...

      If you can't get a compressor big enough to spray with a HVLP gun,
      consider a conventional gun, some use a lot less air.
      Astro makes a "Binks" copy for around $75.00 that sprays real good.
      I used...
    10. Thread: clay bar

      by JCCLARK
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      No I haven't heard of that, but if it's rated ok...

      No I haven't heard of that, but if it's rated ok for paint,
      than give it a try.
    11. Thread: clay bar

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      About the only thing left to try would be...

      About the only thing left to try would be sandpaper.
      I'd try some 3000 grit and the buff it.
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      A "mini" gun or "touch-up" gun is way to small to...

      A "mini" gun or "touch-up" gun is way to small to
      paint an entire panel.
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      Call a few body shops in your area, costs vary...

      Call a few body shops in your area, costs vary greatly by
      what part of the country you're in.
      I paint bumpers for $200.00 all the time.
    14. Epoxy primer is also a sealer, it is the only...

      Epoxy primer is also a sealer, it is the only primer out there that is
      truly waterproof and is the best choice for bare metal. It also greatly
      increases adhesion for what goes over it.

      A sealer...
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      1K primer is a primer that doesn't use an...

      1K primer is a primer that doesn't use an activator, like lacquer primers.
      Stay away from those, no pro uses those anymore.

      2K primers use an activator-much better.
      They cure by chemical...
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      Single stage just means it doesn't need a...

      Single stage just means it doesn't need a clearcoat.
      Single stage paints may or may not require a hardener.
      Acrylic enamel is a single stage paint, but it still uses a hardener.
      Lacquer is single...
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      Nothing wrong with clearing single stage, it's...

      Nothing wrong with clearing single stage, it's done all the time.
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      If you want a real durable finish, use an epoxy...

      If you want a real durable finish, use an epoxy primer
      then a good single stage urethane paint.
      Toughest I've found.
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      You need a "swirl remover" and a soft foam pad on...

      You need a "swirl remover" and a soft foam pad on a buffer.
      Or you can do it by hand with a soft cloth.
      Or, after the paint has aged at least a month you could use
      any polish and it should take...
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      If you're trying to sand OFF the clear you need...

      If you're trying to sand OFF the clear you need something much more
      aggressive than 400, otherwise you'll work yourself to death.
      As long as you finish up with 600 before base you'll be fine.
      If...
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