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    Got all of us hooked and waiting, don't want to put any pressure on but: Nice to see what can be done by somebody with talent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by want2b View Post
    Got all of us hooked and waiting, don't want to put any pressure on but: Nice to see what can be done by somebody with talent.
    Rick H
    Talent? If you want to see talent, check out the golf cart thread by DickB

    Here's how she sits right now. Spray, find the imperfections, sand, & spray again.......black is always a pain
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    Amazing how much time the finish can take. Took a sec to realize part of what I saw was obviously tape. Do you use enamel or lacquer?
    You're right in that black does show everything.
    Rick H

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    The finishing takes way longer than the making sawdust part of any build.
    I use a water base lacquer, with dye added to make the colour. It's called Emtec 6000 I believe. It burns (melts) into the previous coat just like real lacquer. Polishes up real nice too.
    I used a spray bomb for the gold.

    I hung onto traditional lacquer for a long time, until one day I finally got the air/fuel mixture just right in the shop and watched a "woof" (flame front) travel from the furnace to where I had just finished spraying. That was it for me. And after experiencing hot water cleanup of my gun, there was no going back. No fumes, no 5 gal pail of "gun wash" sitting around, no nasty thinners.

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    Still using traditional, might have to look into that as I do worry about the flammability and hate the cleanup.
    Thx, Rick H

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