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..It's Slow Going But We Shall Get There..


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.Just Finished The Etch-Primer.


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..It Has Been Quite Interesting Trying To Figure Out Just The Application Side Of Things As I Have Been Advised By Many People & Each One Had Their Own Different Way Of Doing Things & There Was A Lot Of Clashing Methods So I Am Still Taking On Board What People Have Said & Advised I Then Try to Make It All Work In My Own Way & Only Time Will Tell..


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etch primer is not supposed to cover the metal totally, its just a dust coat that then allows the primer to 'stick' so only a very light mist coat is required. You should be able to see through it. It's usually a yellow colour and is thinnned about 50% with thinners if i recall.

What sort of primer are you using? 2 Pak or Acrylic?[/quote]

We are using Acrylic, as Michael stated, we have had a lot of variable advise, so we are amalgamating suggestions and winging it, who knows we may invent new methods and become famous.

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etch primer is not supposed to cover the metal totally, its just a dust coat that then allows the primer to 'stick' so only a very light mist coat is required. You should be able to see through it. It's usually a yellow colour and is thinnned about 50% with thinners if i recall.

What sort of primer are you using? 2 Pak or Acrylic?


We are using Acrylic, as Michael stated, we have had a lot of variable advise, so we are amalgamating suggestions and winging it, who knows we may invent new methods and become famous.

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OK Acrylic is fine and safer also! If you look up (Google) etch primer you will find that a dust coat is all that's needed. It contains phosphoric acid in a small amount which 'etches' the bare metal to enable better paint adhesion.
Be aware also that acrylic undercoat is hydroscopic. ie it absorbs water. Don't leave it too long before final paint.

There is a lot of good info on painting cars from the major paint makers.

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Thanks Glenn, appreciate the input.

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Back At It Again.


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Dad'Z Into The High N' Low Spot Workin'


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Not Far To Go Before The First Color Applications Are To Be Applied...


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We Decided To Do Black On All The Inner Parts eg: Door Jams Under-Sides Ect....


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Back At It Again... Masking Off The Inner-Boot With Plastic Sheeting Which We Purchased A Roll Of So To Prep The Other Side For Color Paint...


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After The 1st Coat Of Pine N' Lime & First Time Ever Using The Top Coat Gun, I Had Issues Setting Up The Gun & Was Not Quite Able To Achieve The 50/50 Over Lap But We Managed OK As The Results Show & The 2nd Coat & Gun Set-Up Was Easier To Achieve As Practice Don't Make Me Perfect But It Will Get Me There....


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The 1st Coat Was Rather Thick As Father & I Were Unsure Of The Thinners To Paint Ratio We Now Have The Knowledge..... Thick Thin Still Looks Good To Us......


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Dad Has Been Doing All The Wet N' Dry Sanding & Fiddly Bits & I Look After The Stripping, Welding & Painting Ect.... 1200 W/D Between Coats Of Yellow & We Have Made The Choice To Do 3 Coats Of Yellow Then The Clear To Bring In The Depth & Contrast Of The Color, Well That's The Plan Anyway......


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After The 2nd Coat, It Has A Really Nice Finish So We May Refine The 3 coats down to 2? Not Sure Yet As It Depends & Is Subjected To On How Much I Screw Up While Trying To Achieve Bliss, But Once The Clear Is On Well Lets Hope For The Best......


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The 1st Coat Was Rather Thick As Father & I Were Unsure Of The Thinners To Paint Ratio We Now Have The Knowledge..... Thick Thin Still Looks Good To Us......

I'm not a painter but typically you add 1.5 thinners to 1 paint..... when you stir the paint and pull out the stirring stick, the paint should run freely, almost like water. Use good quality thinners also. A water separater at the gun is a good idea also.

WE have some painters here I think, so they can correct me if wrong.

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yes that's rite ...looks like acrylic paint ...use premium thinners ..gets better shine ....yes you can colour sand acrylic to get rid of orange peel ...use water trap on compresser ....


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My Boo-boo, I advised Michael wrong on the paint consistency based on my limited knowledge, I also forgot about the premium thinners for the finish coats, it's all a learning curve, I can visualise a happy ending.

Ted.

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ted love your work ,,whats the paint colour called looks familiar cheers davo


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Not my work, son Michael is doing all the welding, painting etc, my part is stripping the parts off.

The colour is Ford Pine 'n' lime, same as on my 1978 Falcon, we are doing it similar to the Falcon with black-outs here and there, no real Squirrel type stuff, except maybe the name.

Ted.

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