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    01-10-2022, 09:10 AM
    Len replied to a thread Seal Coat in General Discussion
    Something was changed on the second coat. Application technique, viscosity of the primer, inlet air pressure at the gun, temperature of the product...
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    01-09-2022, 08:57 PM
    Different guns can be engineered differently and the inlet pressure can vary so read the manufacturer's recommendation for the gun you're using.
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    01-09-2022, 08:53 PM
    Len replied to a thread Seal Coat in General Discussion
    I absolutely agree. Strain the paint using a strainer as you pour the paint into the cup.
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    01-09-2022, 01:42 PM
    If it were mine and still usable I might trade it for a newer car. :D
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    01-09-2022, 08:31 AM
    It appears to be the correct part but it's difficult to tell without actually seeing that vehicle and the part in person and the actual repair...
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    01-08-2022, 02:50 PM
    Len replied to a thread Seal Coat in General Discussion
    Sounds good, I'd probably go with grey sealer.
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    01-07-2022, 05:52 PM
    Len replied to a thread Scratch ? in General Discussion
    We rarely check the type of plastic, we use a decent adhesion promoter on a sanded surface and a flex additive in the clear or single stage paint.
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    01-07-2022, 03:48 PM
    Len replied to a thread Seal Coat in General Discussion
    It may work and it may not, it depends on the characteristics of the products underneath and the clear. If you want to spend as little money as...
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    01-06-2022, 08:11 AM
    Len replied to a thread Scratch ? in General Discussion
    We use High TecK filler primer and activator. We can have it shipped to you but you may be able to buy it locally. We sell High Teck for $29 per...
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    01-05-2022, 08:29 PM
    Len replied to a thread Scratch ? in General Discussion
    You may be able to use that, I'm a fan of two part primers with a flex additive mixed in.
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    01-05-2022, 03:35 PM
    What's really a bummer is that I bought it from the grandfather of a friend who was tall and he couldn't wear his favorite hat in a hard top so he...
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    01-05-2022, 06:21 AM
    Len replied to a thread Scratch ? in General Discussion
    As long as the plastic is sanded with around a 220 or 320 grit sandpaper then the primer should adhere well. If the plastic is flexible you should...
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    01-04-2022, 05:48 PM
    That's interesting and a smart investment but I have no info on the topic. I wish I had one when my 60 Chevy convertible was stolen and never to be...
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    01-04-2022, 07:26 AM
    Len replied to a thread Scratch ? in General Discussion
    We would sand down the scratched areas until the scratch is gone but extend the sanded area so that you don't have a dip where the scratch was then...
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    01-03-2022, 01:41 PM
    Len replied to a thread Drip Rail / Gutter in General Discussion
    On drip rails and any places where you need to have a smooth finish we normally use self-leveling seam sealer then just apply paint after it hardens.
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    01-01-2022, 11:37 AM
    Len replied to a thread Hit a Deer in Collision Repair
    Since I've hit three and had close calls with another half dozen I've developed a habit on back roads during deer times. Go no faster than 35MPH...
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    12-31-2021, 05:23 PM
    Len replied to a thread Nuts-Bolts-Screws in General Discussion
    It depends on how bad they are. If it's just paint you can soak them in stripper or even thinner overnight however if it's rust you may need to...
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    12-31-2021, 03:21 PM
    HOK makes good quality products but I've never used that particular paint so I can't tell you how well it covers but, if I had to guess I'd say it...
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    12-31-2021, 10:34 AM
    Len replied to a thread Hit a Deer in Collision Repair
    Most body shops can do whatever work is required. If you have the parts they can install them or paint them or blend the adjacent panels. In most...
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    12-30-2021, 04:57 PM
    Len replied to a thread Hit a Deer in Collision Repair
    I live in the woods and have hit three deer so far and I've had close calls on at least six more so I'm real careful on certain roads. I doubt...
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    12-30-2021, 02:20 PM
    Len replied to a thread Hit a Deer in Collision Repair
    What is the car worth? You'll want to know that before paying a shop to do the work. On a ten year old car we would look for used parts or...
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