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  1. Best bet is to get some 2 part epoxy primer and paint it. Brush it on if you have to.
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    80's povo toyotas generally is all lacquer or lacquer/enamel type shit. It hardly ever happens but the story is (and on data sheets usually) if the OG paint is 1k solvent cured stuff then you seal it with a coat of sealing primer (which is epoxy) before you 2K urethane on top due to possible reactions. Again usually shit just goes on top of other shit fine but the epoxy gives you delineation between any old lacquer and/or body work and the new shit. The 80's and earlier lacquer looks correct on these old things, it looks "thin" and just looks correct. Then you put single stage 2K urethane white on there and it looks "thick" like its plastic coated. I cannot word it well and just my opinion, but its just something to consider/check out.
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    If its old as in 80's or older then it will be lacquer, I wouldn't go straight to 2K top coat or urethane primer as above. Would want epoxy primer on there, its not ideal but you can block on epoxy primer and top coat straight on it as per the sheepers method. Use protec 408 have to just take of the waxy top layer then it blocks down pretty good. So you get sealing and blocking in one step with basically the cheapest good epoxy taht exists, then do single stage white 2k on top. Probably as cheap as you can get while still using decent paint. Only thing with single stage 2k urethane on old cars is it looks super plastic spec and makes older stuff look like a fridge or something. Hard to explain but I'm not a big fan of straight colour urethanes and would go base + clear all day on my own shit.
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    Also for repainting a car with 2k, you want a epoxy primer layer between the old paint and the new. Almost any will do but they have all sorts of different properties some sand better than others etc. Some are labelled as a sealer primer for this very use case. How do you think you will get away with out blocking it down? that is asking for a shit outcome. I would do a test in the boot or something and make sure the epoxy sits on the existing paint good (which 99.9% chance it will). Then I would do urethane 2k primer as it is the easiest to sand and block on, then top coat. Like 100% when you block it you will see all the stone chips and low/high spots and they will need filler and attention, will look like shit with just primer and topcoat no blocking or sanding at all.
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    You can get away with two wet coats of clear 2k urethane. But 5 coats is fine, I would put shit load on a car I was keeping for ages so I had heaps to work with when correcting defects/scratches etc in the future. Premium car brands generally have much thicker paint with heaps of clear, its a good thing to have more to work with in the future. It can be hard to spray as said above need to put it on pretty thick and cannot see it. IMO its safer to spray it a little thinner with more coats and deal with the orange peel later than try get that glass finish that you can get when everything is dialed in perfect.
  6. Yup I used the KBS dark grey header paint. Stayed good for the 5 years I had the car.
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    You can do a test patch/panel if worried. Its not the end of the world it happens that clear goes on in two separate coats due to errors or some fancy places like to block down the clear and apply more after. Generally its keyed with rough scotch-brite or say 800 grit.
  8. There is a video of that running, it is the real deal, there is another vid of it at idle and it moves though the range super quicl. AS KPR said on normal engines you need a big sweep so packaging, control, friction etc etc are all pretty decent engineering problems. That F1 solution earlier is super slick but only moves like 2 inches I guess due to the RPM and small operating range of the engine etc. 2 step design seems much easier, there are a lots of examples from manufactures. Thread hijack but hey.
  9. Someone build this, OS engineering challenge.
  10. Variable intake runners and high pressure outboard injection, the NA nerd dream setup haha. /ling
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    I have seen a restoration guy melt out the lead and use a 3M epoxy product, ling post as I cannot remember exactly what it was but it was spendy. Use some nutech, jokes aside that shit works in those spots also.
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    That toolpro will be sweet as, very similar to the rupes copy I have borrowed and used. Used to be only a few shit china ones out there and they have cottoned on in the last few years and pumped out many iterations now so they are cheap and great for DIY. IMO you have done the right thing getting a polisher, if you paint a car its pretty much a needed tool to finish the job and then maintenance in the future. Pretty hard to fuck it up with a DA. If you dig into this guys youtube you can go way too deep and learn all the shit about detailing. He will have videos on 105/205 with a rupes. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYsa8SOy3TkoxI5D17s1u-w
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    I mean a electric dual action polisher in say 6" size, a smaller one is super handy also they come in all sorts of sizes and flavours. Way more forgiving/safe than a rotary for me anyway. Hand cutting and polishing is pretty full on, you will be jacked at the end. I have one similar to this in 6" (which I cannot find), but have used one of the $100 Rupes clones and for DIY they are sweet also. They are china spec but do the job, doesn't stall out easy or do anything shit. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SPTA-125mm-8mm-780W-DA-Orbital-Polisher-Dual-Action-Car-Polisher-Polishing-Pads/283633888088?hash=item4209e5ab58:g:y8IAAOSwSRJcivaN