Single stage or Base and clear, pro and cons

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hambone
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Re: Single stage or Base and clear, pro and cons

Post by hambone » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:16 pm

Paint is quick and easy. The hard part is the prep, that takes months. $$ in POR15, primer, sandpaper...
BTW I had good luck with PPG Omni paint, cheap and durable stuff.

Most of my sanding work is with a square palm sander. You can use the grinder with flap disks, but you have to be extremely delicate.
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Re: Single stage or Base and clear, pro and cons

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:52 am

hambone wrote:Paint is quick and easy. The hard part is the prep, that takes months. $$ in POR15, primer, sandpaper...
BTW I had good luck with PPG Omni paint, cheap and durable stuff.

Most of my sanding work is with a square palm sander. You can use the grinder with flap disks, but you have to be extremely delicate.
I use a motel6 ice bucket half-filled with water + three drops of dishwashing liquid and my hand.
I wash the bucket out thoroughly and repeat at each increase in grit.

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Re: Single stage or Base and clear, pro and cons

Post by Mulcheese » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:32 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
I use a motel6 ice bucket half-filled with water + three drops of dishwashing liquid and my hand.
I wash the bucket out thoroughly and repeat at each increase in grit.

Colin
Please explain the dishwashing liquid, interesting I'd say.
hambone wrote:Paint is quick and easy. The hard part is the prep, that takes months. $$ in POR15, primer, sandpaper...
BTW I had good luck with PPG Omni paint, cheap and durable stuff.

Most of my sanding work is with a square palm sander. You can use the grinder with flap disks, but you have to be extremely delicate.
Yes that is my plan. Many hours sanding. That I can do as I have taught woodworking for many years and I understand the effects of a proper sanding. I will also check out the PPG Omni.

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Re: Single stage or Base and clear, pro and cons

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:03 am

Mulcheese wrote: Please explain the dishwashing liquid, interesting I'd say.
Helps to prevent the sandpaper from loading up, and it helps you see the surface develop as there is no water tension.
Colin
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Re: Single stage or Base and clear, pro and cons

Post by hambone » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:05 pm

BTW I was talking of pre-paint sanding with a palm sander.
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Re: Single stage or Base and clear, pro and cons

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:50 am

hambone wrote:BTW I was talking of pre-paint sanding with a palm sander.
On the metal or on the primer?
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Re: Single stage or Base and clear, pro and cons

Post by hambone » Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:07 pm

Bodywork under primer. Everything else I do by hand. And how!
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