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    theres a ton of DYC (dpi your car) videos on...

    theres a ton of DYC (dpi your car) videos on youtube. they've come up with some product enhancement over the years that do in fact get a decent clear/gloss finish....but again, it is what it is...
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    I am QUICKLY getting impressed by this stuff....

    I am QUICKLY getting impressed by this stuff....this "could" trump my street glide project option; black wheels/black exhaust, black backside of fairing, burnt copper everything else, with a few...
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    texture for sure, if anyone thinks they're gonna...

    texture for sure, if anyone thinks they're gonna get anything super smooth/glossy out of this I don't think so...it's feels/looks like spraying bedliner !!!!, but a little less texture then...
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    to DIP, or not to DIP, that is the question.

    Good morning painters!!!!

    SO I hope this topic is not considered "taboo" in the painting world. Almost seems too easy to consider doing. WHICH IS WHY I HAD TO TRY IT.

    So you probably are all...
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    Can this be used to bend and create curves or...

    Can this be used to bend and create curves or things like outlining old school hot rod flames, or is this more for straight lines?
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    painting pinstripes vs pinstripe tape??

    ok, don't shoot!!!! HANDS UP!! I come in peace. :) Guys I know there's talent and steady hands out there that pinstripe BEAUTIFUL WORK....seen it, watched it being done, TOTALLY IMPRESSED.

    How...
  7. DIY spray booth thoughts, questions, recommendations

    I looked around the forum for a place to put this post, didn't find anything immediately obvious. So figured I would post this, and if the forum moderator chooses to move it great? Maybe a "sticky...
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    Howdy Taz!, So sounds like I am confusing flat...

    Howdy Taz!,
    So sounds like I am confusing flat with matte? ie, the HD Denim is ?? matte?? as apposed to flat?...sooooooo......if I am reading right....matte has a little more shine to it them...
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    So am I reading/hearing that it really doesn't...

    So am I reading/hearing that it really doesn't matter whether I spray "flat paint"......because once I spray flat clear over the paint it will appear FLAT?......my concern would be spraying a paint...
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    So guys? as this project continues to "morph",...

    So guys? as this project continues to "morph", I'm thinking the best thing for me to do is spray flats on flat. Can anyone advise my on flat paint(s) for airbrush work? brand? website?

    thanks....
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    Time to start breaking and making some new rules...

    Time to start breaking and making some new rules when it comes to sanding and clearing.....that's what test panels are for!! :):)
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    arrg!! oh well I kinda figured as much, but...

    arrg!! oh well I kinda figured as much, but figured I would put it out there for input. Thanks.

    Wondering what spraying flat clear over candy will do.....I'm not looking for glossy flames or...
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    So I'll reply to my own thread to keep this all...

    So I'll reply to my own thread to keep this all together. I am going to start out with a test panel. I bought some black license plate type blanks. I also bought a can of John Deer black paint which...
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    street glide/flat black ghost flames

    Ah!, so the challenge is on. Haven't been here for a while so I am doing some reading to see who has done this and with what results. I am considering taking the airbrush to my flat black street...
  15. Thread: 5 Star ClearCoat

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    man the 5 star stuff is all over the shelves in...

    man the 5 star stuff is all over the shelves in the auto body paint stores around here in Massachusetts....and the price is VERY reasonable...
  16. Thread: 5 Star ClearCoat

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    Just for the record, 5-star xtreme is all I...

    Just for the record, 5-star xtreme is all I spray!, I love it!!!!!! great success with it!
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    So here's what the deal was.....the problem...

    So here's what the deal was.....the problem actually exposed itself.

    So I was blowing some orange over these small black dots, and wouldn't you know it.....my airbrush (even know it was full of...
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    Ah man!, this is almost embarrassing.... So...

    Ah man!, this is almost embarrassing....

    So last night I started wet sanding with 2000 and discovered 3 small black dots..... I mean so small they are hard to find with the naked eye. But a black...
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    so by way of update.... - I scuffed the entire...

    so by way of update....

    - I scuffed the entire tank with 1500, cause it was either that or 2000, didn't have 1000 in the shop with me.
    - masked off the artwork with fine line tape, then masked...
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    Thanks man....I wear steel toe shoes brother, no...

    Thanks man....I wear steel toe shoes brother, no damage here.,... :)
    What you just said is exactly what the plan is. I spoke with my customer, he is sending back to me at no cost to him.....and I...
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    sounds good Taz!, thanks for the tips!, will give...

    sounds good Taz!, thanks for the tips!, will give it my best. Still waitin to hear back from my customer...
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    wonder about this process. "My friend Pete" from...

    wonder about this process. "My friend Pete" from swrnc seems to really know his stuff. Note how he blends the clear? that very last step....with the reducer/clear residue and as he describes how the...
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    thats what I thought, thanks for the...

    thats what I thought, thanks for the confirmation!!!!
    :)
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    Ya, I'm all about playing it safe..... So Taz,...

    Ya, I'm all about playing it safe.....

    So Taz, mind if I pick your brain a little?

    - So when you say resand the whole tank, basically you mean either wet sand, or scuff/prep the clear, so that...
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    of all places, the tank Taz!, it's actually on...

    of all places, the tank Taz!, it's actually on the front of the tank I believe towards the front wheel.....not the top or dead center.....

    You'd actually have to give it a good look, as I MISSED...
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