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Yo Ea$y Money, are you the guy that just sprayed your bus? If so, it looks hot! You were parked behind me on the side curb.



ya, that was me. that was my fist time ever spraying, so thanks for the compliment! now i need to learn how to wet sand and get some of that orange peel out. but i will roll in it as is for now. it looks even better in the daylight. thanks again. :cool:

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That was a good paint job. I didn't notice who's it was at first, but after you told us, I checked it out.... very impressive with your attention to detail! You can get only better with experience. You're off to an awesome start!



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900 hr class city college auto body/paint 2-600 hr classes R.O.P. kearney high school autobody/paint.. i could have helped you if i had known-just not this weekend :???: looked good for 1 st time. let the paint cure before doing anything. in march or so we can do "color sanding" and buffing to remove any sags,runs and etc. it can look professional. i liked it.

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I read something like if you don't bake the paint in a booth you need to let it sit for a few weeks or something to let it fully cure.

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good idea! i was going to wait awhile. :smile:

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true that,it gets a skin,but it dries from the inside out as thinner evaperates. i could smell it in his paint. older enamel used to be hosed with plain cold water to harden the surface. new synthetic enamels,urethanes and etc are more durable and lacquer finishes are almost extinct.

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Easy,

Did you shoot it at your house? I'm up for trying anything.....once. I'd like to shoot my Westy myself for kicks. Is it worth trying on your own?

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yes you can do it. i showed David how to shoot primer on the raffle bug.

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bill may wrote:
yes you can do it. i showed David how to shoot primer on the raffle bug.



:lol: :lol:

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bill may wrote:
true that,it gets a skin,but it dries from the inside out as thinner evaperates. i could smell it in his paint. older enamel used to be hosed with plain cold water to harden the surface. new synthetic enamels,urethanes and etc are more durable and lacquer finishes are almost extinct.


You can wet sand within a week, the sooner the better, especially with urathane because when they harden up they are a b-tch to sand.
I am doing a bug right now and I started sanding and buffing it one week after shooting, its not a problem. Don't wait too long.
Also, if you shot acrylic enamel check to make sure its ok to cut and buff. The Samba paint and body forum is an excellent place to ask questions, some experienced guys on that site.
I think you did a nice job. Now all you have to do is start learning bodywork and you;ll be set. In fact, body work is easier than painting.
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he has college. :???: easier to teach high school guys(no preconceived motions) :lol: :lol:

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we discussed upcoming events and chatted it up with everyone. it sounds like february is going to be a very busy month. can't wait though! :grin:

Thanks for rubbing it in! I'll be stuck in Guam until March 1st. ;-) So what's planned for March?

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bill may wrote:
he has college. :???: easier to teach high school guys(no preconceived motions) :lol: :lol:


I know things despite the fact that I went to college :lol:
Most of my bodywork experience is garnered from making a lot of mistakes and asking people who do it for a living either in person or on the Samba how to do it right. I am by no means an expert, as my car's will attest, but I do the best I can with what i got and I get results that are pleasing enough to most people and to myself. Plus I get the great pleasure of knowing that I did it myself and didn't pay someone else to do it. Its why I own old VWs. If I wanted someone else to do my work I'd buy a "real'" car :lol:
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he has college. :???: easier to teach high school guys(no preconceived motions) :lol: :lol:


I know things despite the fact that I went to college :lol:
Most of my bodywork experience is garnered from making a lot of mistakes and asking people who do it for a living either in person or on the Samba how to do it right. I am by no means an expert, as my car's will attest, but I do the best I can with what i got and I get results that are pleasing enough to most people and to myself. Plus I get the great pleasure of knowing that I did it myself and didn't pay someone else to do it. Its why I own old VWs. If I wanted someone else to do my work I'd buy a "real'" car :lol:
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i was ribbing David,but well um uh oh. :lol:

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bill may wrote:
yes you can do it. i showed David how to shoot primer on the raffle bug.


I love to learn, so I didn't take it as a rib ;-)

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Easy,

Did you shoot it at your house? I'm up for trying anything.....once. I'd like to shoot my Westy myself for kicks. Is it worth trying on your own?


ya, i shot it in my garage. the garage is a very deep one, so it worked out great. i think it is worth trying. i had a blast doing it. prepping is the hardest part in my opinion.

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if it starts to smear because mix(paint,thinner,hardener) stop wet sanding it. and wait. ask raffle bug guys about the miss mixed primer that never dried. :lol:

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David is excellent student. he learned installing aluminum trim into window rubbers,wet sanding,spraying primer and lots of other skillz on the raffle bug. i would be glad to show him anything(well maybe not some things) :cool:

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bill may wrote:
if it starts to smear because mix(paint,thinner,hardener) stop wet sanding it. and wait. ask raffle bug guys about the miss mixed primer that never dried. :lol:


Still looks wet to me
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my son called and said"Kristi's 2002 Black new beetle popped a head gasket-102,000 original miles. he also said"headlights feed off drivers side to passenger side. if it (new beetles) keeps blowing out only passenger side then it is a bad relay" <-- you know who you are.

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