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    10-27-2020, 09:02 AM
    this is an extremely interesting thread. the sample looked pretty respectable, i can't wait to see how a large area turns out. please keep us updated.
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    10-27-2020, 08:57 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread door gaps in General Discussion
    when i do that type of thing i usually weld some tig rod to the edge of the door or whatever it is i'm working on. tig rod comes in a variety of...
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    10-27-2020, 08:49 AM
    that core support was probably spot welded. if you have a mig welder you could try this kind of kit:https://www.eastwood.com/spot-weld-pliers.html...
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    10-27-2020, 08:30 AM
    i gotta try the optex. it has so many attractive qualities. dtm, high build, straight to paint...crazy.
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    10-26-2020, 08:58 AM
    in my experience, epoxy over polyester is fine. the reverse is not as good. i like epoxy for it's excellent sealing capability very strong bond to...
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    10-24-2020, 06:19 PM
    bmarler replied to a thread next steps in General Discussion
    Lately the transtar 6231. Thats the grey color I think. There's other shades too if you want to have darker or lighter. I've mixed them too with no...
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    10-21-2020, 08:58 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread next steps in General Discussion
    like len says, finish with 220 grit.(or 240) i usually do first pass with 80 grit, switch to 180, finish with 220. be sure you leave enough filler on...
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    10-20-2020, 09:45 AM
    weller makes a good quality soldering gun for that. you can use a pencil torch too. hey phil, do you flux first before soldering or just go right to...
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    10-20-2020, 09:39 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread Need Help! in General Discussion
    not seeing it in person makes it tough to diagnose, but it kind of sounds like the paint dried on it's way to the surface. and may also a factor of...
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    10-20-2020, 09:24 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread next steps in General Discussion
    filler contamination is a real concern for stuff that sits in the shop for extended periods. if i'm not ready to cover it with something i'll cover...
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    10-19-2020, 08:15 AM
    you'll need to check the product data sheet to see what the required film build is supposed to be. different paints have different amounts of solids,...
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    10-19-2020, 08:04 AM
    it's all about perforation. if there are actual holes in the metal then new metal is required for a long lasting repair. if you use a quality...
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    10-18-2020, 03:11 PM
    bmarler replied to a thread next steps in General Discussion
    Looks like the upper center has kind of a hard edge? I like the edges to be pretty much transparent. I might hit it with a skim coat of glazing putty...
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    10-14-2020, 09:10 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread Inner Roof Rust in Rust Repair
    i like the cavity wax for clean metal, haven't used it over surface corrosion yet. have you?
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    10-14-2020, 09:07 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread Marten's '53 build in Vans and Trucks
    nice fit up marten, it almost seems like the repair panel is designed for you to cut it to pieces and use only what you need, not replace the entire...
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    10-14-2020, 09:00 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread next steps in General Discussion
    i use more of a belt and braces approach. i go epoxy first. then a waterproof filler for the first pass, then regular filler to tweak the surface,...
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    10-13-2020, 09:32 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread Inner Roof Rust in Rust Repair
    this is what i like for that https://www.waxoyl-usa.com/products/corrosion-protection/120-4.html
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    10-13-2020, 09:24 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread Marten's '53 build in Vans and Trucks
    looks like a perfect fit, nice job. funny how those replacement pieces are never really right. is from continuing to use the stamping die after it's...
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    10-13-2020, 09:18 AM
    some discussion with the blaster is warranted for sure. that's a very disappointing situation. the surface finish of the metal seems extremely rough,...
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    10-11-2020, 09:29 AM
    i keep an old sharpe siphon feed gun for certain projects. i can't remember what model is is right now, but it takes these color coded air caps...
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    10-11-2020, 09:02 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread wet sanding in General Discussion
    if you're talking about the spray max clear, or something similar, put it in the fridge to extend the pot life. just re-warm it before using it...
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    10-10-2020, 10:14 AM
    ronf's advice is good, turning that fan around and going positive pressure has several benefits. mostly it helps keeping the dust and insects from...
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    10-08-2020, 09:26 AM
    it would be nice to re-wet the floor, but i don't do it for fear of getting water on my project. i don't get the floor really wet, just damp. i use...
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    10-07-2020, 08:43 AM
    i'm a bit north of you but have similar weather i think. i don't have my heat on while spraying. i try to get everything nice and warm, shut off the...
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    10-03-2020, 09:02 AM
    It is there for a vibration dampener only, no other reason. If you don't install a product such as Hushmat or Dynamat on the underside of roof panel...
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    10-02-2020, 08:39 AM
    i'm in the dedicated urethane sealer camp. i've had better luck with it laying out thin and flat then the reduced epoxy. (i probably just need to...
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    10-01-2020, 08:43 AM
    sometimes if there's too much wind noise the factory can use sealer as a way to fill gaps and reduce the noise. on early series of vehicles the...
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