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Parent Category: Auto Body and Interiors
Paint jobs are decorative application of paint to a surface. Some of the popular paint jobs are flames and custom colors on cars and motorcycles, using various techniques such as pearl painting and candy painting.
%DETAILS% There are two possible things you can do:1. Sand the area, then lightly spray your color over it. With newer cars with clear coat, you'd have to also spray a layer of clear coat over the touch up job to make it match.2. If the nick is small enough, you can take a fine tip brush and brus…
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%DETAILS% Remove all foreign material, i.e., rust, paint, etc. Apply bondo to clean, rough metal only.Make sure metal is roughened to ensure adhesion of bondo to metal.Begin shaping, sanding, just after bondo is set up, don't leave too long, will be difficult to sand.Apply more bondo, to the sand…
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A lot depends on how long the egg had been on the car, and how old the paint is. If you got it washed off right away and it left a stain you might be able to get it off with a fine grit rubbing compound. If that will not do it you may need to use a high speed buffer with a course compound, then foll…
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Contact you local automotive paint store. The should have the correct products. The major companines are 3M and Mequiers. "Goo Gone" works great! Or, Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser used VERY lightly. IF its just the paint , try 1500 grit wet sanding , then get a buffing/polish compout for the cars origin…
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My EGR valve stuck on my '90 Mustang. All I did was to remove it and use some spray Wynns Carb Cleaner to remove all the carbon deposits. That was a year ago and the engine has been smooth as silk from then on. It's an easy job - make sure when you put it back that the connections are clean and tigh…
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I believe this may be able to help.http://www.automotivetouchup.com/gmlabel.htm IN GLOVE BOX OR IN TRUNK UNDER CARPET ON THE SPARE TIRE COVER!!open the drivers door look on the plaque on the frame you should find it there
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WD-40 and elbow grease.
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All of the answers below are correct. I'll just add one point. After you put the paint on the part that was previously rusted, put an anti-rust treatment to avoid recurrence of rust or migrating to other parts. You're kidding right? Even pros have a tough time doing this-killing the rust- and a…
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Several companies have developed specialized tracking systems for collecting real-time data from different types of sports. These tracking systems are now used by broadcasters to add graphics elements that are "registered" or"locked on" to the video. An early example is the Sportvision's FoxTrack ho…
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Swimming pool paint companies do not recomment mixing paint types rubber goes back on rubber or epoxy back on epoxySo if you want epoxy, sandblast off the rubber. BTW Silica sand is very toxic and best left to the pros, the paint ain't much to help out the health either.Take special care when painti…
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Alternatives to Painters Tape     There are a few that I try + Spray shield, slide it up or under the baseboard. Mainly if you are able to slide it under the baseboards it works wonders. +Use painters tape and seal it with painter's caulk. I've tried the green tape and it sometim…
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Breaking-In a New Car Most manufacturers have recommendations in the handbooks. You should start off treating the engine very gently i.e. gentle revs and never more than 1/4 throttle. Over time you gradually use more revs and more throttle until you eventually end up using the full range of the …
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Some do. The paint on the lower panel has a sort of blurry look to it.Find out what car dealers don't want you to know at dealertricks
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If you are referring to the "rock guard" that is sprayed generally on lower parts of side body panels, the answer will depend on the manufacturer/make/model, etc. Most pickups wont have it on the bottom of doors but there are a few imports that do. If you do alot of off-roading, it would be wise to …
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Answer black is really a cool color to spend your money only when you can take care of it like your baby. yes it means, that it demand care. go for black only if you have the enthusiasm to take care of it. green is not a cool color but, yes, it demand less care. happy motoring. Answer Lighte…
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To break in your new car, it is suggested to not subject the engine to constant speeds. Better piston ring seating will be achieved by varying the speed and avoiding hard and sudden accelerations at least during the first 500 miles. Gradual accelerations with some decelerations are the most benefici…
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Benefits to Waxing a Car Waxing a car might provide temporary protection against paint oxidation and degradation from the ultraviolet portion of sunlight, but only if UV blockers are in the wax. A thick, hard wax also offers slight protection against rust from moisture accumulating in pinholes i…
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I am almost certain that having the VIN number and calling the dealer will get you the result you want in under 15 minutes.   there should be a sticker in the trunk maybe under the spaer tire should have the code there   My car had the code right under my hood on the fire wall.
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Answer Just what it says. Fine metal particles, or plastic particles, that make the finish sparkle in the sunlight. Modern metallic paint is called "clear over base" or COB. the metallic base is single pack, over which is applied a 2-pack clear.It is more difficult and time consuming and costs m…
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0. Wait for fall. 1. Drain pool. 2. weld frame holes with addition of small squares of same/similar material as metal frame. 3. Cover with silicone so it is smooth, will not puncture liner. 4. Patch liner.
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Rent a powerwasher and try out different TIPS, each with a different PSI, on discrete part of above-water portion of pool. If it works, drain pool, dry pool via hot sunny days, powerwash it. Rinse by hosing down and pumping out a waste line to yard, field, etc. Refinish as you select with a product …
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You should use exactly the same "pool paint" used originally, when the pool was manufactured. It's called gelcoat and can only be purchased online. Until 1999, fiberglass pool owners were forced to use epoxy, which lasts only a few years before chaulking, peeling, and cracking. Now there's a produc…
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Fact: Carnauba wax and Turpentine, some companies also add a polyformer to help fill scratches. Carnauba wax comes from a tree, which is then processed. Not all companies use solvents like Turpentine either. One company is Zymol, they use all natural ingredients. The question here is actually two …
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Answer Maybe, but Krylon Fusion for plastic would be a better choice. And it involves no prep work. Spray paint for a fence? Expensive! Turns out Zinsser Bulls-Eye primer will bond to PVC fencing, after which you can use regular house paint on it.
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The rationale behind the results of studies is that silver is a color that does not occur often in nature, and at close range thus elicits the surprise and close attention of the onlooker's lower or primordial brain faculties as well as the more conscious visual cortex.As an added benefit silver car…
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About $14 an hour or so. Here's more broad information, FYI: In 2002, median hourly earnings of painters, construction and maintenance, were $13.98. The middle 50 percent earned between $11.08 and $18.00. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.10, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $23.9…
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Waxing will not bring back the colour on an older car if there is oxidization. Oxidization needs to be removed with a suitable polish, then wax can be applied to protect the fresh paint surface. VaporWax is a non abrasive acrylic conditioner that will remove oxidation from automotive paint on cont…
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Answer No, automotive paints do not oxidize as older ones did.Today's paint's are mostly basecoat clearcoat's to protected the colors from fading or oxidizing.But some colors like red's and the weather and so on facter in this. True the oxidation factor is lessen with the newer acrylic paints, …
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the best thing to do is not paint but stain.there is no real kind of paint.they will all flake and peel. Stain will also flake and peel if applied to vinyl. Not a wise practice. .
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Answer Try a good eraser. I know the pink ones work.
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Answer The only way I know of( which is how a body shop would do it) is this: Obtain a inexpensive paint gun and rent a small compressor. Mask off area. Scuff entire trunk with a scotch-brite pad. Wipe down area to be painted with a wax and grease remover. Spray a tack coat of clear urethane on i…
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Lacquer thinner should do it for you,don't know how much area you have to remove paint from& or the kind of paint that's on the chrome, but as a rule lacquer thinner will remove most all kinds paint, ya might have to put some on a rag and soak it a bit then rub hard, please note lacquer thinner …
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Best Protectorant for Acrylic Paint That is a question that you will get numerous answers too. There are many good waxes out there. I personally use McGuires products and love them. Wax is a protectant, and if used reguarly they are all good. Some just go on easier and protect longer than others.…
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white vinagar or a scratch remover wax. good example meguairs scratchx
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First make sure than the oil problem is resolved and will not recure. Clean the wall with a degreaser like TSP. Use Zinsser with Shelak. You can get any paint store or home improvement store. The smell is terrible until it dries but the stain will be gone for good. This is from a Painter with 25 exp…
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well being a two story home not knowing exact size i would tell you bout 20-25 gallons without ceilings go to affordablepainters.biz to get a quote Figure basically 300 Sq Ft per gallon. This will change depending on how porous the siding is and how many coats you are applying. Paint companies reco…
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i would start by wet sanding it with some 400 grid sandpaper and then take it to a car dealership and tell them that you wet sanded it and ask them to paint it, its alot cheaper if you wet sand it yourself ADDENEUM: Oh man, answer "how to paint a car" in one sentence!! That's a good one. I've w…
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Slop on some paint remover. Make sure the concrete is completely dry first so that the paint remover can have some time to work before getting wet. Let it sit for the recommended time then use the spray washer again. Answer Another option is sandblasting which is the method used in most municipaliti…
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Answer The best way to prevent peeling is to regularly wash and wax your vehicle. When you see dirt clinging to painted areas, that means all sorts of nasty stuff like pollution from exhaust (washed out of the air/off from road surfaces by rain) and salts from the roadway, et cetera are clingin…
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All oxygen sensors are located in the exhaust system. Some have one in the manifold, some have one before the catalytic converter. Then others have one before and one after the converter. It requires a special socket to remove and replace it. Just because your code says oxygen sensor, does not mean …
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Answer Depending on how much paint is on the painted metal part you should be able to rub the polyurethane off the painted metal with compound and a buffer. It might be better to start by hand rubbing it first rather than firing up a machine that can cut through the paint you are trying to save.
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Ok i always wax my own laces because you save lots of money a year. what you have to do is get some transparent wax ...next pour some into a little container...next through your laces into it and then take them out (make sure they are very soaked) next put them in a washing mashine (still with alot …
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Painting Veneered Furniture According to the DIY website (www.DIYnet.com), use an oil-based primer/sealer (2 thin coats) then use an oil-based paint (2 thin coats). Use a 100-grit sandpaper first, than tack-off with a slightly damp cloth to remove any residue. Use any color paint to achieve t…
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Pool Paint Absolutely not and you should use the same manufacturer of the paint you have on there also. Answer Sorry you can only use a chlorinated rubber base paint on a rubber base paint. If you try to paint with the chlorinated rubber base on top of a synthetic rubber base paint it will pr…
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paint code hi there the paint code should be on the drivers door just inside i know for a fact there is no paint code located on the chasis or trims on the 206 you have to phone a peugeot dealer or someone like chapel house with your cars serial number located on the rear slam panel (the peice o…
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Waiting to Wax a New CarBy waxing a new paint finish you are trapping the solvents that have not yet evaporated. Trapping the solvents can lead to blistering, refered to as "Solvent Popping" Although a paint finish may dry to the touch in a short time, the paint does not reach its complete hardness …
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Answer tree sapprubbing alcohol works pretty good but it will damage the clear coat and paint.
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Mixing Auto Paint Automotive paint is made up of many different colored "toners" which are essentially pure colors of paint made up of pigment, solvent and resin. These colors are mixed together to reproduce any other color. Auto paint manufacturers generate formulas which instruct the person mix…
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Answer Silicone fluids containing amines can be used on scratches and rubbed with a muslin cloth will render the original look without white marks.Silicones wet the surface effectively and give transparency to the surface which will reflect the blue surface undernaeth.
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If you try to simply use a spray detailer to protect your paint, you may end wishing you had used a wax. Carnauba waxes will do your paint good over time. The clearcoat on your car these days is indeed a UV protectant for the base coat underneath it, and keeps it from fading. If you simply put a la…
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Maquires. Wax on....no need to wax off. Great shine for quite a long time.
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After the the end of World War Two, in California, in the late 1940's , the age of early hot rod car building began. One of the "looks " was to imitate the kind of "nose art " tnat had been painted on WW2 fighter and bomber aircraft, including sharks's teeth and flames and girl friends names. M…
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If it is necessary to paint a hair-on cowhide rug, use spray paint for fabric. If latex or oil paint is used it will make the rug stiff and sticky.
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Prime it first with an auto spray primer. Then paint with Tremclad Anti-rust paint in brush or spray.
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Answer If you want to find the culprits, include some unremovable dye--you will catch them "red handed." Answer Barbed wire! Seriously, try sensor lights. Most people that climb over private walls at night are taken aback by lights going on. If it's during the day there isn't much you ca…
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If peeling you can scrape it off with a razor blade. Sand the remaining paint with 400 grit. Sand/feather the edges that don't scrape off. "Clean" and add 3 coats (progressively more each time) of Clear. There is an item sold in spray cans called "Peel"at paint shops but it will remove the paint too…
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First, wash the car with lots of soap and water. Then dry the car to keep from developing water spots. Anything left on the car after the wash will show up under the coat of wax, so try to get it as clean as possible. Second, move the car into a covered area or in the evening so the sun isn't beati…
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Answer You can contact your insurance company to see if they can intervene. If the body shop is part of the BBB then file a complaint. Once you sign the check over there are a limited amount of things you can do and acting fast is priority. First contact the shop and explain nicely what you are …
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Try applying some paint thinner to the spill and let it soak before scrubbing it with a hard bristled brush or similar cleaning tool. Be careful not to use something that would leave scratch marks though.
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wd40 is a lubricant some people use it to take tar off their cars so it souldnt hurt the paint.and i use the stuff for lots of other things hope i helped. fatcat101
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You mean like vandalism kinda paint or remove the paint to repaint the hood? You could try using a buffer and rubbing compound to remove the first. The second all you need to do is scuff the shiny off the hood. It will turn a whitish color then you can repaint it. Hope this helps.
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That depends on so many different things. Just throwing out a random dollar amount will be right someplace on earth. There are trained apprentice painters there are journeymen painters, there's guys doing this stuff out of their back yards. People with no training just experience. Custom airbrush/p…
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Sanding should take place (220 grit to 320 grit), they are both solvent based and should work together. Answer YOU SHOULD NOT BECAUSE IT WILL PEEL. YOU NEED TO SAND THE OIL BASE SURFACE FIRST.
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Always prime first and make sure to key (sand) all surfaces, whether you are priming or not that is VERY important. The rule is: You cannot use water base paints over oil base paint. You may if you prime first. If your matte and your gloss are both water based, you may use the matte. When in doubt…
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Nothing. It changes depending on where you are in your cycle.
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Grit can be defined as particles of sand or dirt that is loose. Grit can also mean the strength of one's character.
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Pepto's Pink ColorBismuth subsalicylate is the active ingredient in 'Pepto-Bismol' and many people believe that this is what gives Pepto its distinct pink color. But that is Wrong, wrong and mister wrong! It is red because it has chemical colorants inside !!!! Each mL contains: bismuth subsalicyl…
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I believe on your driver's side door post is the information for the paint code that you're looking for.RABowner of a 2007 Santa Fe SE
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MONTANA BLACK - MONTANA GOLD & MOLOTOW BELTON IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.DNAWEAR.COM 115 SUTTON ROAD SOUTHEND ON SEA ESSEX SS25PB TEL 0870 1997667 FULL RANGE OF PAINT - MARKERS - CLOTHING AND MORE
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Answer use steel wool and scrub it while using a hose to wash over while scrubing. Yikes! Better try some rubbing or finishing compound if you dont want to lose some paint. 3m makes a great 2500 grit liquid finishing compound that I use and is available wherever auto paint is sold, othe…
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i have a scratch on my car paint how do i remove it Depending on how deep it is, a simple scratch remover /compound will work. Find it at any local hardware store.If it is actually through the paint, then more aggressive means are needed and should be done by a professional.
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Use a spray gun, just like the auto shops use. Do any body work, mask chrome, lights, etc., that aren't going to get painted, and do it menticulously. Scuff (sand) the area to be painted well. You shouldn't see any "shine" or "gloss" of the old paint. None. And be sure to sand the whole area to be p…
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The world of finishing is ever changing with new products, Lacquer can have more depth and clarity if applied right, they have some new products out now called Pre-cat lacquer and post-cat lacquer, this catalyzing agent allows the lacquer to dry faster an harder, you can recoat within 15 to 20 minut…
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Answer As a vehicle refinishing industry professional I have had the opportunity to test all the major paint brands, Dupont, Sikkens, Sherwin Williams, PPG, Diamont, RM, and in many cases I have been able to spray them side by side to compare. I can attest that all companies have their stengths a…
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the worst and the cheapest they can find so they can pay their mechanics and make lots and lots of money
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lots of Auto parts stores will print you a wiring diagram including color codes for free
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To do it yourself: Around $43 This is how: For an area that large you would want to use a spray paint. i recently visited paintscratch.com. you enter your year/make and VIN number, as well as the paint code usually found inside of the driver door, and they'll send paint that matches perfectl…
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Pour the two paints into one paint can and us a stick to stir
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Muratic acid for tile. But don't get any on your paint. The following was posted by Upodium Car Care on December 4, 2010: Non professional detailers may try a 50/50 blend of vinegar and water with some fine steel wool (00 or 000) for windows. The following information is more hazardous. Contact …
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If you want to remove the primer completely, you should use a 60 grit sandpaper. If you want to smooth out imperfections in the primer you should use between an 80-120 grit sandpaper.
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I believe you are refering to chameleon paint and the paint costs about $600 a pint usually. You Usually need about 2 gallons for a whole vehicle so you are looking at about $9000 in materials plus probably $5,000 labor. They make some cheaper chameleon paints but the quality is not as good.
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In a house, white primer is best.
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it depends on the environment you live in and what art the people around you love and will buy so the average artist would make up to 40,000,000 a year if they are really out there with there art
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What kind of paint is it? Follow the manufacture's instructions; paint sellers usually have a product sheet that is really the instructions for mixing and using (spraying). Rule of thumb: when you add reducer stir ell and when finished strring count the seconds it takes for the paint on the stir st…
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The Paint reference is on the vehicle identification number(VIN) labellocated on the right hand front suspension turret in the engine compartement ,or in the spare wheel ,an additionallabel is also located on the right hand center pillarLook at the diagram belowThankyou
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with automotive wax ya dipshits!
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Use a heat-gun and a scraper. You can soften most paints with heat. Do it outside and try not to inhale the fumes. Or obtain a paint stripper from your hardware store and follow the directions given. After you have found out how horrible it is to remove paint you will start to think differently a…
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Some paints for concrete swimming pool walls are chlorinated rubber. I don't know of any other applications.
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Any exterior paint.
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JUST BUY A NEW CAR! If peeling you can scrape it off with a razor blade. Sand the remaining paint with 400 grit. Sand/feather the edges that don't scrape off. "Clean" and add 3 coats (progressively more each time) of Clear. There is an item sold in spray cans called "Peel"at paint shops but it …
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There's no code on the bike. Try checking the related link.
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the best way to stop surface rust is to sand the spot of rust off and then spray it with some primer to keep the rust from coming back
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To get a certified true copy of SEC registration, visit the department of labor in your county. The courthouse may also be able to issue a copy.
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First soak the area that has the rust stain with lemon juice for 10 minutes. Then scrub the area with dish detergent and finally blot the area with a paper towel.
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Maybe 0,01 cm. improvement: Yeah, they don't measure paint in centimeters or millimeters. They measure it in mil. There are 0.0254 millimeters in a mil. The average paint will be between 6 and 8 mil. Visit www.autogeekonline.net for other such paint questions. Detailers know more about paint…
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if youre talking about any peice of melt such as a BOLT or anything like that (small) you can use lime juice and rust will come off. let the metal sit in lime juice for a while and then clean off. rust should be gone.if youre talking about a car you should cut or saw peice of metal where car is rust…
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