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65 Chevy truck
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65 Chevy truck
still working on it.
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05-10-2012 11:33 PM
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-__and fire engine red......those were the longest lasting trucks in the world...besides willys... nice...crank.it

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05-11-2012 04:41 AM
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Looks like you need to send some of yours there for storage cranky. He seems to have a lot of open space.

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05-11-2012 07:54 AM
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hey firedog care to store a slightly built mustang or a cutlass convert or a chevy p/u..well hell might as well rent a room if iam moving into that garage....

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05-11-2012 06:25 PM
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I wish I had that kind of room. Heck, can't even get my scooter in there right now.

Got a bad case of orange peel on the truck, having to work it down. Will be putting some candy coat over the top of that.
Radiator is on back order.
700R4 waiting to be rebuilt.
haven't even started on the bed.

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05-11-2012 07:34 PM
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(05-11-2012 07:34 PM)FIREDOG Wrote:  I wish I had that kind of room. Heck, can't even get my scooter in there right now.

Got a bad case of orange peel on the truck, having to work it down. Will be putting some candy coat over the top of that.
Radiator is on back order.
700R4 waiting to be rebuilt.
haven't even started on the bed.


dont know what happened here but your post doubled!!!!well any who lots of peel huh what did you paint with???b/c..single stage...

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05-16-2012 08:06 AM
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paint & body is a big learning curve for me. Most of my days were spent wrenching.
Used a basic DYI lacquer based paint system. Nothing was specified about using hardners, so the first coat was really soft.
Went back and took that down and studied up a little. Next round, used 4parts basecoat 1part hardener & 1part thinner. It went a lot better, but had some peel.
Studied some more, the thinner was a little on the fast dry side andthe ambient temp was high, plus waited too long for the recoat (although it said no recoat window).
Next round, I'm using a medium drying thinner and won't screw around so long between coats. Been trying to do this on the cheap. Suggestions??

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05-16-2012 07:03 PM
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well firedog-you can join the club with me ...some people around here call me mr orange peel...hell I even painted a few orange just to throw them off but that didnt work:)theirs alot of variables to getting a decent job...Iam not understanding the paint choice so this is a single stage paint meaning mix spray done...not a basecoat/clearcoatwhich is two stage basecoat is the color then clear is sprayed over that...either way they are both not without pitfalls...the price of everything has gone threw the roof Iam getting close to or over a grand for a cheapie job due to the price of material...Ive tried cheaper brands buying bulk diffrent paint stores everything and still cant get the cost for material lower short of buying off of ebay but hey Icant say Iam not gonna try them...orange peel is kinda a fine line it usaully means viscosity is to heavy or low gun pressure or not enough atomization..try turning the pressure to spray about ten pounds what they recomend its gets into federal voc laws that you cant shoot paint beyond a certian pressure cause it upsets the ozone....try it and let me know...crank.it

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05-19-2012 07:19 AM
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I'm currently using a two stage setup (http://www.duplicolor.com/products/psFinishSystem/). running 10# at the tip.
I'll back at it next week. We'll see how it goes.

I'm planning on repainting the bike sometime later this year, thinking about going with planetcolor. http://www.planetcolor.com/
There's a place local that sells it as well as sherwin-williams about 30 mi from here.

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05-19-2012 10:22 PM
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if your getting peel is it the paint or the clear???either cut down the volume of clear or increase the pressure at the tip...they probably say dont turn the pressure up cause of the voc laws...I was glad to get rid of my old suction spayer thinking it would cut down on the over spray but soon found out you had to crank the pressure on the hvlp guns...watch some videos of guys painting and the overspray is alot for low pressure??? guns...Iam still playing with my new sata jet gun digital I run that at about 22 lbs for clear and 15-17 on base coat...let me know how you make out...crank.it

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05-21-2012 06:22 PM
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haven't started on the clear yet. will be doing some candy coat over the base tomorrow, I'll see how it goes.
I have two regulators, one I think goes to the gun for pattern and one to the pot. Currently running 20 on the gun and 10 on the pot.
I'll also be using a slower drying thinner.

The other problem I have is the cowl hood when open hits the wiper blades. I've already trimmed the back edge of the cowl but still need to do something else. I'm working on a modified hinge so when the hood opens it slides forward 5-6" on a track. I'm still in the design phase on that. My son didn't want a forward tilt hood.

I'll let you know how the painting goes. Later.

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05-22-2012 10:46 PM
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Got er running now! Like, really running. Dang. Have to turn that knob in a little. No orange peel though, just juice.

after the 2nd coat of candy.
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05-23-2012 01:50 PM
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oooohhh yyeeeeah your running know just watch out for the real runsSmileSmile...
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05-26-2012 07:22 AM
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