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    Getting the ol 70 Ford ready for paint

     



    Been working on the ol 70 Ford Sport Custom Pick Up truck trying to get it ready for some new paint. I have to many projects though, don't think I'll be buying anything else in the future to work on. So busy going in 20 directions all the time. I want to put a Blue Metal Flake on it, but I have never Sprayed with metal flake before do I need a larger sprayer then I would use for primmer or regular Auto paint to keep the metal from clogging the sprayer??? Anyone know???? Thanks Kurt

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    Kurt, hopefully Shine or Robert (MP&C) will see this and they can get you going in the right direction.
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    Depending on what you have now, you may just need a different tip size.
    Depending of coarse on how big a flake you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    Depending on what you have now, you may just need a different tip size.
    Depending of coarse on how big a flake you want.
    Groan...


    Was that bad pun intentional?

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    I wondered if any one would notice! HAH!! Figures you'd catch it... 8-)

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    Thanks Ryan & guys. I actually have a old Professional gun that the Brother in law gave me 20 years ago.
    He used it to spay fighter jets in the Air Force. It does great with primers and other paints.
    Plus he gave me 2 touch up guns which are about half the size as the other gun
    Then of course I have the cheapo's from Harbor Freight too.
    The Flake size does not have to be big, I just want enough flakes so it's easy to see in the sun.
    Kurt

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    Well here is some of my progress on the ol girl, ( Being my ) ol 1970 Ford Pick Up.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/152992999@N02/?

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    I was just thinking ( remembering ) that you were doing a Ranchero too right?? Did you keep it? I seem to remember you had quite a time getting it to the new house. Isn't that right??

    How are you going to deal with all the surface rust?
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    Yep that's been 6 years ago now, The Ranchero is out there still on blocks waiting.
    I was out of circulation for a while and might be again real soon. Trying to get something done before another new hip.

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    Thanks for the update, hope the hip replacement goes well.
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    Very nice work on the ford. It looks a lot better with primer on it rather than the bare steel to rust. I have a truck that is getting that way too. It's no good. Haha
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    Well I got in 6 patch panels the other day as well as my new tail gate and some front hood hinges and springs.
    I also got some other odd's and ends as well. Still waiting to hear if anyone know's what size tip I need to use for my spray gun to shoot metal flake paint.
    I have shot paint before just not metal flake. Any way here is some more photo's of some of the progress on the old girl.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/152992999@N02/?

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    Kurt, if you're buying your product from a good paint shop ask the guy when you buy your paint about the tip size, and check the written instructions that they always offer, but very few ever read. There will be written instructions for the flake, too, assuming you're doing a custom mix and not a metallic. Just my $0.02, the guy at my paint shop has a wealth of knowledge, and he answers all questions but assumes that you know if you don't ask.
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    If you know the brand and paint you're going to buy you can probably get the data sheet online which tells you tip size and pressure etc.

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    2.5 tip at least . never get your advice from the paint store counter guy.

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