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woodsman1172

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Re: A question for the paint system experts
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2013, 06:59:57 AM »
Thanks for all your replies; I'm grateful for the tips to getting an acceptable finish without having to go the BC/CC path.

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Re: A question for the paint system experts
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2013, 02:13:03 PM »
To get the correct tape line edge on your stripes, base clear the car, using 1500 cut with a hard block until you see no ripples or orange peel, Layout stripes and shoot over the clear, hard block stripes and polish car, as long as the base is laid down flat after you hard block the CLEAR it will look more like polished lacquer than you can imagine.
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Re: A question for the paint system experts
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2013, 12:57:44 PM »
Using grits higher than 800-1000, depending on whether you are speaking of CAMI or FEPA grade, decreases mechanical adhesion for topcoats and is not recommended. I shoot flowcoats over P800 and clear lays down nicely. Single stage(SS) metallics and painters with limited experience are not a good combination. These cars were not clearcoated, they were reflowed to achieve a unifom appearance. Start buffing SS and distrupt the metallic and blotchiness is the result. Today's lacquer is not formulated like that of 43 years ago. Urethanes are superior systems. Want more paint info on lacquer and urethane from professionals in collision and restoration? Go to Refinish Network: http://www.refinishnetwork.com/ People there paint all day, every day. I stopped using lacquer in 1984 shortly after entering the industry.

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Re: A question for the paint system experts
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2013, 07:24:46 PM »
I neglected to state that I cut the actual stripe area with 600.
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