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Paint Commandments

#1
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
#2
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.
 

elwood

Registered Users
#5
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.
 
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