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Unread 05-03-2014, 09:05 PM   #1
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Began Painting today..

Just thought Id share my painting experience with you guys in case anyone is ambitious as I have been lately and wants to tackle 50 projects at once!

Layed down primer on the backsides of all the "misc parts". Tomorrow morning, once all is fully dried, will turn them over and do the exterior sides, now that I know what im doing.

All in all it came out fairly well. Learned a lesson that I need to apply to the rest of the job, especially with the color that I need to adjust the flow control ,slightly down, while cutting in all the vertical surfaces and hard to reach areas. As you can see I got a sag on the backside of the grill.

Tomorrow will come the rest of the primer and probably be shooting color by late morning. All paint is Gillespie Coatings, Red Oxide primer and Semi Gloss OD is the color (24087 which is the late vietnam green). Shot out of the 16 dollar HVLP gun from Harbor Freight at roughly 40 psi and a 1.4 tip.

Heres my spray room and progress. Feel free to ask questions!

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Unread 05-03-2014, 09:57 PM   #2
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did you straighten out any dents? going to clear coat?
good job, anxious how it comes out.
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Unread 05-04-2014, 12:22 AM   #3
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You can sand that run down with a little 320 grit and smoke in some primer on that spot. Try to do it ASAP, within 24hrs of the initial coat.

When u shoot your color, lighter coats will be what u want. 3 light to medium coats should get u enough coverage. Runs in color can be handled the same as above but use 600 wet paper instead.

Good luck and let everything flash/dry as per the instructions for your paint.
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Unread 05-04-2014, 04:02 AM   #4
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Thanks! How about block sanding the primer, absolutely necessary? 400 grit? Not sure with this paint. Ive heard its very forgiving stuff and lays on heavy, so probably not required but for the little extra work it is, im going to
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Unread 05-04-2014, 08:09 AM   #5
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Thanks! How about block sanding the primer, absolutely necessary? 400 grit? Not sure with this paint. Ive heard its very forgiving stuff and lays on heavy, so probably not required but for the little extra work it is, im going to
U can just shoot the paint on if it had been less than 24hrs. If it has been longer than u have to scuff it up. 400 wet will work but I would use 600 if I were to do that. What u should do is just use a gray scotch brite pad, that's how we do it in the shops. It's a lot easier than wet sanding. Save all that wet sanding for the clear
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Unread 05-04-2014, 08:27 AM   #6
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Alright, great! I was hoping not to have to sand and clean all this stuff again before shooting color. Its been only 12 hours for one side and two for the other, so i think ill flip it over and start spraying! After i knock that one run down of course
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Unread 05-04-2014, 08:42 AM   #7
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Alright, great! I was hoping not to have to sand and clean all this stuff again before shooting color. Its been only 12 hours for one side and two for the other, so i think ill flip it over and start spraying! After i knock that one run down of course
Yeah sounds like you are within the time frame so I guess u can go for it.
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Unread 05-04-2014, 11:43 AM   #8
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Heres another teaser, got both sides primed and color layed on one side. This is two coats: 1 light 'tack' coat, 1 medium/wet coat.

Plan on laying a third and final medium coat in about two hours.

By tomorrow it should be good to flip and spray the other sides...Couldnt be happier with the color.
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Unread 05-04-2014, 12:37 PM   #9
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O.D. Green, now you're talking my kind of paint! You can use a razor blade scraper on runs too. Less invasive than sanding http://www.ebay.com/itm/Auto-Body-Ru..._Tools&vxp=mtr
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Unread 05-04-2014, 01:36 PM   #10
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O.D. Green, now you're talking my kind of paint! You can use a razor blade scraper on runs too. Less invasive than sanding http://www.ebay.com/itm/Auto-Body-Ru..._Tools&vxp=mtr
Man at this point, runs are for amateurs! Feelin like a pro already and cant believe how well this cheapo gun sprays
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Unread 05-04-2014, 06:02 PM   #11
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Lookin good man!
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Unread 05-05-2014, 12:47 PM   #12
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Well any recent progress?
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Unread 05-05-2014, 12:49 PM   #13
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Yep, standby
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Unread 05-05-2014, 03:06 PM   #14
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Block sanded the 'flipside' of everything (the primer) this morning before work, as they will be the exterior surfaces for the most part and id like to eliminate any specs or anything as much as possible. Toyed with the thought of adding a hardner as well to this side, however after some research I do not want it to get any more glossy, and it doesnt even seem that it will make the Gillespie enamel any more durable, just dry faster. The finish that ive attained thus far, after only a day of drying seems to be extremely durable and smooth at the same time (it passed the fingernail test anyway). So Im opting out of the hardner avenue. This afternoon, ill be shooting the color on the other sides after getting some work related business done, and hopefully finish bodywork/sanding on the body tomorrow, followed by primer and paint the following day on it. Wife and baby come home thursday so that should give just enough time to be finished and clean the garage up before they return!

Progress photos to follow later on.
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Unread 05-05-2014, 03:29 PM   #15
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Man at this point, runs are for amateurs! Feelin like a pro already and cant believe how well this cheapo gun sprays
Had a body shop friend of mine tell me if you didn't get any runs you weren't shooting on enough paint. I used the same paint on my CJ, brand wise anyway, and really liked it. Mine was the WWII o.d. green. I'm looking forward to how yours turns out, as I'm sure you are too.
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