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  1. Some types of air tools use way more air than...

    Some types of air tools use way more air than others, DA sanders for instance. I've found that cheaper air tools use more air than the more costly ones, as well. Not much you can do about it.
  2. No reducer necessary, they are made for...

    No reducer necessary, they are made for airbrushes.And yes, yes, yes, to the clearcoating questions.
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    Interior plastics can be made from many different...

    Interior plastics can be made from many different types of plastic. Some are more difficult to paint, most are easy. In general, I scuff the parts up with some 600 grit, but 5oo or 800 would be OK,...
  4. Yes, any of the HOK base colors (Shimrin) can...

    Yes, any of the HOK base colors (Shimrin) can just be clear coated over for a final color. I did a Corvette for a friend a few years ago, and found a Mercedes silver metallic that was super fine,...
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    Paint color charts?

    Anyone know where I can get some of the more recent color books, Domestic and Import? Maybe 2005 and up? I don't do enough volume of paint buying from my supplier to get them from him, and can't find...
  6. Trucks are super difficult to do in Candy! It can...

    Trucks are super difficult to do in Candy! It can be done, but you have to plan your passes carefully, and your spray technique must be perfect. I might paint the rear fenders separate, but that's...
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    1961 Olds mild custom

    Been working on and off on this car for about 5-6 years. Spent too much time in upholstery, then at a stereo shop, exhaust place, etc. Finished up the paint, after all others were done with it. Just...
  8. The way to fix any imperfections in paint, IF you...

    The way to fix any imperfections in paint, IF you are sure it has enough paint on it, is to work backwards from the finest, or least aggressive method, to the coarser ones. When I paint a car, I want...
  9. http://www.tcpglobal.com/Automotive-Paint/HOK-Pain...

    http://www.tcpglobal.com/Automotive-Paint/HOK-Paint-DP27/
    http://www.tcpglobal.com/Automotive-Paint/HOK-Paint-DP42/
  10. Yes, if you want the stripes to be straight up...

    Yes, if you want the stripes to be straight up black, that's what you'd do. Though in the dark, or shadow, the stripes probably won't appear at all. Then when light hits the hood, they will pop up.
  11. With custom paints, there are usually different...

    With custom paints, there are usually different ways to get the results. I believe the easiest way to get an effect like that, would be to paint the car black, then put a midcoat of blue, or purple...
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    OK, after MANY years of doing Candies, and trying...

    OK, after MANY years of doing Candies, and trying various methods, I've found this to work best for me:
    After the entire car body is sanded and ready for paint, prep and shoot the jambs and edges in...
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    Personally, I'd start over. You might be able to...

    Personally, I'd start over. You might be able to save it, but there's just as much chance it will come out looking like a mess. And you won't know it until it's clearcoated, and just about finished....
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    You should never sand a candy coat. The secret...

    You should never sand a candy coat. The secret to a good candy job is even-ness of the finish. You could never sand it and get it even. You might get away with using a 'run file' on a nib of dust,...
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    It's pretty much standard paint stuff. Be sure...

    It's pretty much standard paint stuff. Be sure you let the first color dry sufficiently before taping the second color. Use high quality tape. A good trick is to spray a light touch of clear along...
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    Welcome! hasn't been a lot of activity here...

    Welcome! hasn't been a lot of activity here lately, but it's still a great place to get questions answered, and get ideas how to do bodywork and paint!
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    Took some glamour shots of the car, in the yard...

    Took some glamour shots of the car, in the yard today. Just have to finish up some custom badging I'm making/getting made. Putting my crest on the car, as well. Ted always mentioned "Stingray"...
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    There's literally a hundred or more things to...

    There's literally a hundred or more things to make brackets for, wire in, hook up, or modify on this project! Finally got the rear Corvette bumper section installed. Had to mount the rear view camera...
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    Not done yet, but first time outside being...

    Not done yet, but first time outside being washed. Still have stuff to bolt on, and wire in. More polishing and detailing. 1715
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    1711Not so unusual, Taz! I had already done the...

    1711Not so unusual, Taz! I had already done the car in 800, then 1000, and 1500, all wet. Just wanted to try the 3000 TriZack and see if it really helps. It did! Made buffing a lot easier. Thanks for...
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    3000 grit on a DA?

    Anyone use these? Recommendations, instructions? Do they work well? Worth buying...they are pricey?
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    170817091710Had tons of trouble with the door...

    170817091710Had tons of trouble with the door jambs. Must have had a LOT of Armor All sprayed onto the weatherstripping. Soaked into the paint, too! First time to shoot them, nothing but fisheyes,...
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    Went over the car a whole bunch of times, finding...

    Went over the car a whole bunch of times, finding smaller and smaller imperfections to correct. Finally, after a long weekend, and a loooong Monday night, it's got paint on it. **** Dupont Premium...
  24. There are usually several ways to do a job, when...

    There are usually several ways to do a job, when doing paint and body work. My method is to use a good epoxy primer over bare metal and fiberglass, after being washed and degreased, and sanded well....
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    1692Also got the backside of the trunk painted,...

    1692Also got the backside of the trunk painted, as well as the hinges and channels on the car. Moving along now!
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