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Water base paint. 
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Nice, we never got to use any of that. Do you still have to use a sealer?


Yeah, standard paint procedures still apply. 

We stripped the bumper with an air blower, then cleaned, used a plastic conditioning sponge, wiped with a plastic cleaner,applied an adhesion promotor.  Then a 2k primer, baked @140 for 35 min, sanded with 600 grit, sealed with 2k sealer wet on wet, based with 4 coats of Aqua base/ base coat paint drying between coats then clear coated with regular 2k clear coat.  All the PPG line Nexa. 
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Yeah, standard paint procedures still apply.  

We stripped the bumper with an air blower, then cleaned, used a plastic conditioning sponge, wiped with a plastic cleaner,applied an adhesion promotor.  Then a 2k primer, baked @140 for 35 min, sanded with 600 grit, sealed with 2k sealer wet on wet, based with 4 coats of Aqua base/ base coat paint drying between coats then clear coated with regular 2k clear coat.  All the PPG line Nexa.
And people wonder why paint jobs cost so much . Nothing like the old lacquer based stuff .

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And people wonder why paint jobs cost so much . Nothing like the old lacquer based stuff .

We mix everything on a touch mix system that records the cost per workorder.   I can give you an exact cost of painting that bumper.   Its pretty high tech, and the managers sit down every 3 months and pull a report to see how your accuracy is on mixing and see if you are wasting any product.
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the managers sit down every 3 months and pull a report to see how your accuracy is on mixing and see if you are wasting any product.
That part doesnt sound fun .



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About an hour.  I forgot to start the time lapse when I put the new panel on. 
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About an hour.  I forgot to start the time lapse when I put the new panel on.
Not as long as I thought it was . Your job takes a lot of patience.

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Been awhile since I updated this.  
Lots of cutting and replacing of frame rails, quarter panels and such.  I started documenting everything because in FL if there is a problem with the repair I can end up in court.  

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