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    Yesterday, 08:47 AM
    Len replied to a thread body filler in General Discussion
    I used All Metal a couple times but didn't like the way it sanded so I stopped using it. If we need a more moisture resistant filler we use a short...
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    01-23-2022, 11:18 AM
    I've used a couple of different Iwata guns but not that model. The ones I used seemed to be decent but I preferred other guns.
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    01-21-2022, 02:41 PM
    If anything is wrong with that it would be the tank size not the CFM. If you can hook it to a larger tank (minimum 30gal.) you might be ok. A lot...
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    01-21-2022, 01:15 PM
    Len replied to a thread Seal Coat in General Discussion
    Gee I thought it was cold here in NJ, 11 last night but I can still get my shop warm enough to paint. Packers are my second most favorite team...
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    01-21-2022, 08:41 AM
    The Scott Towels should be fine for using with grease and wax remover just be sure to use a "tack cloth" to do a final wipe right before spraying.
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    01-20-2022, 07:37 PM
    Another variable that complicates polishing is that sanding with a fine grit can hide deeper scratches then polishing can fill the scratches with the...
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    01-20-2022, 03:46 PM
    Len replied to a thread Seal Coat in General Discussion
    That's right, low temps can sure mess things up. If you're doing one panel at a time you can use a heat lamp to get it warmed up.
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    01-20-2022, 05:39 AM
    I don't see it in other pictures. Take a picture from further back so we can see where this is located. Edit: That metal look like it's in...
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    01-19-2022, 02:18 PM
    Len replied to a thread Seal Coat in General Discussion
    You should be using the right size fluid tip in your spray gun for the products you're spraying. Most high build primers you'll want something...
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    01-19-2022, 08:23 AM
    Len replied to a thread Seal Coat in General Discussion
    In most cases the paint manufacturer will recommend the proper reducer for the temperature but our shop usually varies with the product being...
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    01-18-2022, 09:08 PM
    I normally drill them out with a spot weld bit but depending where they are you may be able to use a standard drill bit if you don't mind damaging...
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    01-18-2022, 08:32 PM
    That 2" piece should be removed or repaired. It appears that you may be able to remove it and leave the end where the grove is then weld in a new...
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    01-18-2022, 03:46 PM
    I would cut out the bad metal then weld in a backing strip then lay a new piece of metal on the backing and either weld or bond it to the backing...
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    01-18-2022, 11:57 AM
    I have a different approach.... I never blast sheet metal unless it's just for a pitted rust spot because it's very easy to warp the metal. I...
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    01-18-2022, 09:16 AM
    In warmer but especially in colder weather a heatlamp is a VERY important tool. We use these lamps almost every day to move the work along. LINK
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    01-18-2022, 08:05 AM
    Blasting and priming will work if the rust hasn't gone through the metal. In that case you can blast prime then apply body filler to level the...
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    01-17-2022, 07:25 PM
    Are you dealing with a local body shop supplier? If so you should be able to go and look at some paint chips but if not go to...
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    01-17-2022, 05:38 PM
    Len replied to a thread Army Truck in General Discussion
    This Truck is going to take all Winter to complete. The body work is finished now it's all paint work.
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    01-17-2022, 05:31 PM
    Len replied to a thread Army Truck in General Discussion
    OK so we've been working on the Army Truck in between other jobs. We've started by prepping and painting some removable parts so I thought I'd post...
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