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Old 10-03-2017, 10:06 AM   #28
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Re: Pearl vs Metallic questions

Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
You need to practice with some junk parks like you have with that door. You can go and get another door from a body shop for free. We throw out parts like this every day, LOTS of them. Every once in a while someone comes by because they want some metal or a test panel like you need and we are more than happy to give them to them so you could check with a local body shop to get a door off a Corolla or something.

This can REALLY make a big difference, paint the whole door. Then the next day mask the door down the middle and paint half of it. See if you can do it with the exact same gun distance and speed and pressure and all that, it's really not that hard. Do be sure you have the same color, a little different pressure can make a big difference in how metallic lays down. It's not that hard, but I can't believe the guys who can't pull it off!
Would this panel do? I had practiced how to weld on it years back.

Originally Posted by B. W. View Post
Not as experienced as others so when I spray I write everything down: what part, outside temp, inside temp, humidity & pressure. I'm also really picky on my mixing ratios. That way if I have a problem I might be able to trace it down. (the problem is usually me!)
Ill keep notes as well, thanks!
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