Big project-spi black basecoat

RosharonRooster

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I got everything in 3 coats. The door jams in 2 coats. The slow reducer was a learning curve for me. I've always used medium. I sprayed the basecoat wet. With plenty of flash. Almost an hour in between. No major issues to report. I did have a couple minor mishaps. Had a hair land even though I was wearing a suit. Tomorrow 3pm is the appointment for the euro clear
 

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RosharonRooster

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The results are in. 3pm started clearing. 3 coats. 30 mins between coat. Slow reducer slow activator. 35 psi. 1.4 iwata lph. No reactions runs or bugs. Some dust nibs but im not sure I will ever conquer them. I did eliminate bugs by spray foaming the room. Next up is the shell. 600 wet this Thursday. Will update this weekend
 

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texasking

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Some say it is hard to buff after a few days, but I like the way it sands and buffs after it is nice and dry myself, especially black. Less chance of deep random sand scratches and fewer swirls. May need to spend a little more time with each grit than you would, say the next day, but a week won't be a problem, especially kept inside.
 

RosharonRooster

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Some say it is hard to buff after a few days, but I like the way it sands and buffs after it is nice and dry myself, especially black. Less chance of deep random sand scratches and fewer swirls. May need to spend a little more time with each grit than you would, say the next day, but a week won't be a problem, especially kept inside.
So I shouldn't wheel them out in the sun? I got a damn bird infestation over here. I'd hate for one them to drop a bomb on it and i don't see it for a few hours
 

texasking

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I just meant if you put them in the sun for a week they may get a little too hard :) Universal not an issue, Euro might be, but I can't say for sure, because I haven't tried it. I had a bird drop a bomb on my truck's fender. I painted it in the morning and drove it home that evening. The next morning I looked at the fender and of course a bomb only on the fender I painted. Wiped right off with no damage.
 

RosharonRooster

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I just meant if you put them in the sun for a week they may get a little too hard :) Universal not an issue, Euro might be, but I can't say for sure, because I haven't tried it. I had a bird drop a bomb on my truck's fender. I painted it in the morning and drove it home that evening. The next morning I looked at the fender and of course a bomb only on the fender I painted. Wiped right off with no damage.
Good to know. They are in my shop too. I counted 7 of them. All babies. Couldn't fly but could jump far. I dont think they will make it long without mama bird around.
 

RosharonRooster

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Got the shell in 600. Washed it twice with dish soap. Dried in the sun. And on jack stands. Sealer and basecoat tomorrow. Weather should be on my side
 

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RosharonRooster

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Got it finished up today. Its outside baking in the sun. Perfect weather today. This is 3 coats of the euro 2020. Has dust nibs but I've gotten pretty good and fixing those. What an undertaking this car has been
 

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El Toro

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Looks very nice! And the as I have said before the sun will help cure the paint and will show in final finish..
 

RosharonRooster

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I can already see more projects in your future.
When people see the fine job you did on this car, they will be asking you to work on theirs.
Thank you. I have had several guys want me to paint their impalas...but man it is a massive task...and I work full time job that I've debated about walking away from but the benefits and pension keep me tied down..
 
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