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    Yesterday, 01:41 PM
    bmarler replied to a thread Picklex shipping in Rust Repair
    great len, thanks
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    Yesterday, 09:19 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread Picklex shipping in Rust Repair
    len, i ordered another gallon and didn't get a shipping notice. i'm on a time crunch here, so can you verify it shipped?
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    11-22-2020, 10:20 AM
    what a difference! i love how good it looks when you complete a task like that. it does take time though, as you found out, but those nasty...
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    11-20-2020, 10:32 AM
    wow, i did a cursory search for that pad and now i see there's a ton of different products that look pretty interesting. 3m cubitron sandpaper uses...
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    11-20-2020, 10:18 AM
    never seen those before. look like a looser construction so it doesn't load up? didn't see what grit it's supposed to represent. let us know how they...
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    11-18-2020, 09:55 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread Fish Eyes in General Discussion
    depends on how much clear is left on the panel. if you only did two coats there may not be much left to sand and still have the minimum film build.
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    11-18-2020, 09:40 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread Fish Eyes in General Discussion
    did you pre-soak the paper before using it? you need to do that to soften the paper or you can get scratching like that.
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    11-17-2020, 09:21 AM
    how do you plan to use the vehicle when you're done? that is a 2k paint so how does it touch up if you get chips? for cars that get driven i like the...
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    11-16-2020, 09:08 AM
    was the car block sanded after the high build? if not i think i'd block it out and then shoot it with epoxy sealer.
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    11-14-2020, 09:54 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread Fish Eyes in General Discussion
    fill the fisheye before sanding. it will leave a tiny high spot you can remove with a run blocker file or other means. i like to address those nibs...
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    11-13-2020, 09:29 PM
    how do you like that sander? it's definitely a better sander than i remember hf selling before. i thought they only sold the old timey palm da. they...
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    11-12-2020, 10:28 AM
    just to add though, if i'm comfortable with a particular product i might use it even though it's not exactly part of a system. usually i do this on...
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    11-12-2020, 10:09 AM
    i've had jobbers that side as body/paint guys that sort of "shoot from the hip" and recommend products as they say they're just as good but cheaper....
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    11-12-2020, 09:56 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread Fish Eyes in General Discussion
    i either use an eye dropper or a small round stick and just count the drops to get the ratio. super easy to mix a tiny amount.
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    11-11-2020, 09:43 AM
    i still have mine. an old sioux machine. i only keep it as it has a solid mount on it so you can use it as a stationary machine. i have a huge...
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    11-10-2020, 09:24 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread Picklex shipping in Rust Repair
    perfect len, thanks
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    11-10-2020, 08:01 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread Picklex shipping in Rust Repair
    len, do you have tracking info you could give me on that order? you can send a pm if you have it.
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    11-09-2020, 09:29 PM
    bmarler replied to a thread wet sanding in General Discussion
    Honestly, if the orange peel isn't bad I'd leave it. Looking at the picture of the column it looks pretty great. If you have something else to use...
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    11-09-2020, 10:00 AM
    it changes to a more plastic look. not bad, but not the same as it looks with just the spray. i seem to remember it may change the tone too. it's...
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    11-09-2020, 09:20 AM
    looks just like the alsa kit to me. not a durable finish all by itself. you need to clearcoat it if you want it to last. and the clear alters the...
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    11-09-2020, 09:15 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread wet sanding in General Discussion
    if it looks good i wouldn't add any more. you can put that paint in the fridge and it will keep for several more days. that will give you more time...
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    11-08-2020, 10:35 AM
    yeah, that about the same result i got. i was hoping the newer powders might be better. it makes a good silver color, but less than ideal if you want...
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    11-08-2020, 10:28 AM
    does anyone here have direct experience with the alsa products? i remember looking into it at one time and i think you need to clear coat it to get...
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    11-07-2020, 10:39 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread door gaps in General Discussion
    len's right. one small bump and that edge will fall off. you can only use filler if the surface is wide enough to support it properly. you could try...
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    11-05-2020, 01:01 PM
    i looked at that engraving earlier thinking exactly the same thing. that's pretty shallow and fine writing and my experience is that the coating will...
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    11-03-2020, 11:06 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread Picklex shipping in Rust Repair
    Looked in the store and there's three different listings for picklex. All with different prices. Help me get this order going when you can please, I...
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    11-03-2020, 10:12 AM
    i'm really glad you took the time to post your process on this. if i can ever get back to my cars i have a candidate for this process. i need to...
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    11-03-2020, 10:06 AM
    bmarler replied to a thread Marten's '53 build in Vans and Trucks
    that's an interesting take on the side mirrors. i wouldn't have thought to go there, but i think you've done a good job of thinking it through with...
    54 replies | 3068 view(s)
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