I used to only use slick sand, I feel 4:1 builds a little better. Both seem to sand about the same though.Excellent. All that blocking paid off its super straight. Only epoxy and poly used for the surface work? Have you ever compared the 4:1 poly to slick sand?
Got to love the 4th photo down in post 4 of the side of the front fender. You can really see how straight that is.
You may be referring to my buddy Kevin(thatpaintguy). He and I were talking about carpet for a long time and he went ahead and tried it and had good results so I figured Id give it a shot.I’ve seen a few shops on Instagram that have it and swear by it, one SPI shop that turns out high quality work. How long it lasts and how often they have to vacuum I have no clue.
That was some pretty bad craters the owner had in his filler work. I'm sure sitting in the sun for a month with black epoxy went a long ways towards stabilizing all the crap you had to fix, especially on the doors.
People don't realize the power of hard types of expanding foam. In the entry door & window business manufacturers used to warn they'd void warranty if it was used before the softer foams came out.
This was just a trial run, I think when I make the purchase I will have be a "low pile" style.Looks great. I've always had a soft spot for these cars. I looked at building one for a long time before I got my pickup.
I really like the carpet idea, I'm half tempted to go buy a chunk for my booth. What is the preferred type do you think? Just a cut pile?
Short answer wetting the floor increases the humidity which in turn causes urethanes to cure quicker. Makes spraying clear more difficult to get it to lay out nicely.so is carpet better than wetting the floor? I had planned to use a pump sprayer to wet the ground before painting.
I paint in less than ideal conditions and am still able to paint jobs with very little trash. I've also painted in some of the most expensive downdraft booths you can buy. Painting in those booths really taught me how to prep a car, because I knew any dirt in the paint was not coming from the booth. As Chris said, 90% of trash comes from the vehicle or the painter. Washing the car thoroughly (under the hood, door jambs, wheelwells,etc.) before taping and wearing a suit goes a long way towards a trash free paint job.Best course is to make sure you and your car are clean. Nice clean paintsuit for you. Car...backtape openings so that you "seal" the car when masking. Spend time getting the car clean before painting. 90% of trash comes from the car and the painter. Sweep or vac the floor real good, and that will be good enough.