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    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
    Marten started a thread door gaps in General Discussion
    On my truck the passenger side door is perfectly gapped. The drivers door could use some help, I think. First is this worth fixing? The gaps are...
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    10-25-2020, 07:19 AM
    Like others have said, get the best you can. Look at it this way, you are only looking at the difference in cost between a great gun and a...
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    10-20-2020, 12:25 PM
    Marten replied to a thread next steps in General Discussion
    As others have suggested, I sanded down the filler to bare metal and redid my work. I am trying to understand what is next. Please bare with me,...
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    10-18-2020, 07:36 PM
    Marten replied to a thread next steps in General Discussion
    Opps, your right, I did forget to sand down the primer, crap. Was not sure what to do next. I did not want to prime and then do more work then...
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    10-18-2020, 05:46 AM
    Marten replied to a thread next steps in General Discussion
    Thanks Len, I did use a guide coat for the final sanding. What should I do next? I know it needs to be smoother but how?
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    10-17-2020, 07:21 PM
    I would like to see some real world experience with this stuff. If it is as good as they say, that would be a game changer for a lot of car guys.
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    10-17-2020, 07:13 PM
    Marten replied to a thread next steps in General Discussion
    Here is what I have done some far. Am I going in the right direction? What is next? Sure wish you guys were a lot closer to me. First I put a...
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    10-13-2020, 06:47 PM
    Marten started a thread next steps in General Discussion
    Same title new questions. I have finished welding in this patch panel. It will need some filler. I am wondering what to do first. Spray the epoxy...
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    10-13-2020, 06:39 PM
    Marten replied to a thread Marten's '53 build in Vans and Trucks
    Ok so I started writing this yesterday and then my wife distracted me with apple crumble. With the front panel replaced attention went to the back. ...
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    10-13-2020, 06:27 PM
    Marten replied to a thread Marten's '53 build in Vans and Trucks
    Not sure about panels. Seems odd to me but from all I read it is normal. Guess as long as we put up with it, nothing will change. I wonder if the...
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    10-12-2020, 08:25 PM
    Marten replied to a thread Marten's '53 build in Vans and Trucks
    I decided to go ahead and replace the passenger side cab corners now instead of later. The front one was not a big deal, more of a little deal. I...
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    10-11-2020, 06:00 AM
    Marten replied to a thread wet sanding in General Discussion
    It is back to raw steel. I really like the look of it, without any colour. I have a can of spray on 2K gloss clear but once activated I have a 48...
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    10-10-2020, 04:44 PM
    Marten replied to a thread wet sanding in General Discussion
    Following up on some advise here. I have stripped off the satin finish using lacquer thinner. What should I do next before spraying the 2K clear?
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    10-10-2020, 05:44 AM
    I may have missed it in the thread. What heater are you using? When running that fan, if you are using a gas heater of some sort with to much...
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    09-27-2020, 05:56 AM
    truckeral I to am a complete newbie to this bodywork stuff. You have some great advise here. The more you ask the more you learn but nothing beats...
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Carpenter by trade, self employed. Most of my work is commercial installation services. Always been a hot rod guy. This truck is my first build ever. Learning a lot.
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Kemptville, Ontario
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curling, hot rods, anything racing
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carpenter

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