Paint Commandments

Bob Heine

Oldtimer
I may have taken some liberties with the original but this is from the old forum:
Barry Kives - 14 January 2006
1. Never use a rust converter of any kind. No matter what it is.
2. Never clean metal or paint with lacquer thinner.
3. Never use a metal prep unless you are fully aware of how to neutralize properly.
4. Never use an acid etch primer, unless you are doing used car work for a dealer or rental car work.
5. Never even look at an aerosol can of primer.
6. Never Soda blast unless you fully understand how to neutralize it! Call us first so we can make sure you do it the right way.
7. Never leave the top off an activator can any longer then it takes to pour it.
8. Never store an activator in a refrigerator.
9. Never use the by eye or glug method when mixing activators, use a measuring stick or a painters pail.
10. Never try and fill an imperfection with a base coat.
11. Never try to fill fish-eyes, if fish-eyes start, then stop.
12. Never think a faster reducer in base is faster, use correct grade.
13. Never wet floor if you live south of Mason Dixon line.
14. Never mix more primer then can spray in 20 minutes. Then clean gun before mixing more to be safe.
15. Never use a major’s low-end base line, it is not cheaper and the potential for problems outweigh any savings.
16. Never cover new paint with plastic but if you have to, make sure there is no moisture on or under the plastic and get it off as soon as you are done touching up the panel.
17. Never leave masking tape over a fresh paint job for extended time.
If two-toning, paint it and get the tape off asap.
18. Never use household chemicals except:
a. Ajax with bleach powder to clean plastic parts.
b. Dawn or Ajax dish detergent (without hand moisturizer)​
19. Before spraying, check:
a. Gun for spray adjustments.
b. Air supply for water and pressure.​
20. Stop and clean the gun when primer starts dry spraying. You have a small blockage in the fluid tip.
21. Read the can before mixing every time.
22. Special Corvette Rule: Factory paint, repaint and then strip.

Otherwise…

“It’s got to come off”
 

elwood

Registered Users
1. Never use a rust converter of any kind. No matter what it is.
2. Never clean metal or paint with lacquer thinner.
3. Never use a metal prep unless you are fully aware of how to neutralize properly.
4. Never use an acid etch primer, unless you are doing used car work for a dealer or rental car work.
5. Never even look at an aerosol can of primer.
6. Never Soda blast unless you fully understand how to neutralize it! Call us first so we can make sure you do it the right way.
7. Never leave the top off an activator can any longer then it takes to pour it.
8. Never store an activator in a refrigerator.
9. Never use the by eye or glug method when mixing activators, use a measuring stick or a painters pail.
10. Never try and fill an imperfection with a base coat.
11. Never try to fill fish-eyes, if fish-eyes start, then stop.
12. Never think a faster reducer in base is faster, use correct grade.
13. Never wet floor if you live south of Mason Dixon line.
14. Never mix more primer then can spray in 20 minutes. Then clean gun before mixing more to be safe.
15. Never use a major’s low-end base line, it is not cheaper and the potential for problems outweigh any savings.
16. Never cover new paint with plastic but if you have to, make sure there is no moisture on or under the plastic and get it off as soon as you are done touching up the panel.
17. Never leave masking tape over a fresh paint job for extended time.
If two-toning, paint it and get the tape off asap.
18. Never use household chemicals except:
a. Ajax with bleach powder to clean plastic parts.​
b. Dawn or Ajax dish detergent (without hand moisturizer)​
19. Before spraying, check:
a. Gun for spray adjustments.​
b. Air supply for water and pressure.​
20. Stop and clean the gun when primer starts dry spraying. You have a small blockage in the fluid tip.
21. Read the can before mixing every time.
22. Special Corvette Rule: Factory paint, repaint and then strip.

Otherwise…


“It’s got to come off”
Good advice here. Thought I would bump it to the top. Hope no one minds.
 

Barry

Paint Fanatic
Staff member
I was thinking about Bob a few weeks ago as not seen a post in a while, hope all is well.
 

elwood

Registered Users
Wow Mitch, you are right. I didn't realize that before I commented. I had found Bob's post on it while searching for something else. It still is needed as there are new people on here all the time. A good set of instructions that need to be read every so often. The original thread actually has more added to it. All good here.
 

Bob Heine

Oldtimer
I was thinking about Bob a few weeks ago as not seen a post in a while, hope all is well.
Barry, I didn't realize that was you. I'm doing well but 9 grandchildren and a third great grandchild on the way can be pretty distracting. I need to get back to the car project because I'm tired of all the home repairs. I'd rather be itching from Corvette dust than sneezing from sawdust.
 

Barry

Paint Fanatic
Staff member
Barry, I didn't realize that was you. I'm doing well but 9 grandchildren and a third great grandchild on the way can be pretty distracting. I need to get back to the car project because I'm tired of all the home repairs. I'd rather be itching from Corvette dust than sneezing from sawdust.
That's awesome about the grandkids Bob
Im glad you are doing well!!

Our spoiled grandkid come over Monday afternoon, and we take home Tuesday after dinner,
Nothing gets in my way of spending 100% of my time with him. So I can relate Bob.

Then after we take our 3-year-old home to his mom and dad, and they straighten him out over the next few days. LOL
Barry
 

Bob Heine

Oldtimer
Barry, even though it happened more than 50 years ago I clearly remember our two toddlers coming home from a visit with my parents. Mom and Dad regaled us with stories of their grown-up table manners at fancy restaurants and moments later encouraged them to eat with their hands. Took a week for the "Why can't we have lobster for dinner tonight?" to end.
 
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