1962 Chevy Pickup

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:05 am
I like to Wet sand the finer grits on Primmer too.
But I don't understand why they say not to let it get rained on? that it will absorb water.
I have also been told by one company and its Rep not to Wet sand at all as it will absorb the water.
This is one of those things I don't know what to believe
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:43 am
I always thought the worry about leaving 2k exposed was more of oils from your hands or airborne contaminants.

Never had any problems wet sanding 2k but I make sure its completely wiped dry and cleaned with W&G before I spray color.

Yesterday I tried using the Tamco DTM primer as a sealer following their reduction suggestions. Personally I think more reducer would get it to lay much smoother. I will try that next time around.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:06 pm
Sprayed the bed sides today.
This is one coat of SPI Dark Red base over Tamco DTM primer reduced to use as sealer. I shoot 3 coats of color as a general rule.
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Three coats of Tamco Glamour Clear mixed 4:1 with slow activator and a fourth coat mixed 4:1:1 with slow reducer. I will be cutting a buffing this truck so a little extra clear for comfort level.
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And a shot of the annoying little parts that often get forgotten.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:32 am
Coronet, That looks really good.

Also, I have a rockie question for you. When you cut and buff it, will you also sand the tight contour areas and ridges just below the top of the bed. I have a similar types of areas, the tail panel of my Mustang and all the body contours, that are similar, and I was wondering if I should attempt those types of areas or leave them as is?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:19 am
For the most part the answer is yes. Obviously I will not be able to get too close to the body seam with the buffer since it is too tight of a space so sanding there is unnecessary.

My buffing pads have edges that curl up around the sides of the hook-it pad. This allows me to use the edge of the buffer to get fairly close to the body seam and the base of the concave portion. Note: using the edge of the buffer increases the risk of burning through.

When spraying your clear coat, you need to anticipate the areas that will be difficult to cut and buff. I usually lay the clear on a little, and I mean a little, heavier in those spots. Just come back to them on the last coat and make sure there is minimal orange peel.

The truth is that you will see imperfections in your work that nobody else will ever notice. Their eyes will be drawn to the sharp clear reflections in the panels and the overall gleam of a freshly painted and buffed vehicle. Yours will be drawn to that one miniscule speck of dust.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:11 am
'68 Coronet R/T wrote:Never had any problems wet sanding 2k but I make sure its completely wiped dry and cleaned with W&G before I spray color.

I haven't had any problems either, and my process is similar to yours.
The truck is looking amazing!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:35 pm
nice work
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:45 pm
Painted the wheel wells today:
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Also the front panel for the bed. A little more orange peel on this panel than I like but as you can see the lighting is not as good in this part of the booth:
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Had to repair one of the headlight surrounds. The owner's wife dropped it on the brick fireplace chipping the paint in three places.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:33 pm
Assembled the front panel on the bed and have it sitting on saw horses for now:
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Working on cab and doors. Every panel on this truck is in rough shape. Had to shrink metal on the right side in the back and on the roof to stop oil canning.
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Hoping to get primer on this tomorrow but the inside of the doors are going to need some work.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:44 am
This is the second round of 2k primer and block sanding:
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Sprayed color. This was a bit challenging because of booth and metal temps at 95 degrees, plus the wind was blowing real strong that day and I had to stop after two coats of base because of excess dirt. Waited a day and wet sanded the problem areas before shooting another coat of base.
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3 Coats of clear:
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