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    And you'd be better off using something stronger...

    And you'd be better off using something stronger than the 5% you get in the grocery store. I use the 5% to remove scale from iron, so it will work.
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    On my '72 GMC it was not the same clip as the...

    On my '72 GMC it was not the same clip as the ones for the front corners. Without seeing what you have, and my truck is 5-10 years gone by now, what I remember is the front clip (more rounded than...
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    You won't be able to weld steel to aluminum and...

    You won't be able to weld steel to aluminum and it takes patience and some technique to weld stainless to mild steel. That said, even riveting the dissimilar metals together will cause corrosion.
  4. Are you practicing to make this a hobby, or just...

    Are you practicing to make this a hobby, or just trying to make the car last 5 more years?
    As hobby practice, you can try fiberglass filler and/or welding replacement panels at your discretion. ...
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    Don't be surprised. The manufacturer of the item...

    Don't be surprised. The manufacturer of the item controls what price they sell at.
  6. Thread: mig welding

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    Flux core wire is not 'more brittle'. The flux...

    Flux core wire is not 'more brittle'. The flux burns in the arc and creates shielding gas instead of having it applied from a bottle. The smoothness and penetration of the weld is also altered by...
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    If you're measuring PSI at the final drier and...

    If you're measuring PSI at the final drier and then going into hose, you're experiencing a pressure drop in the hose as well. You'd be best measuring the pressure at the gun with trigger pulled.
  8. You're in Hawaii. Your oil never gets "cool" as...

    You're in Hawaii. Your oil never gets "cool" as in the bottom of the viscosity range.
  9. Maybe the previous owner used one of those...

    Maybe the previous owner used one of those colored wax products they sell to uninformed persons to wax their cars. I know those come in black and red colors - not sure about others.
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    Forgot to mention that if you have an engine...

    Forgot to mention that if you have an engine crane, they work pretty well as a bed crane. Weld up an H frame that rests under the cap rails and lift from the center of the H. you can remove the...
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    It IS your truck. If you find someone trying to...

    It IS your truck. If you find someone trying to look between the bed and cab for imperfections, kick them in the ass.
    That said, it's not too much work in the whole scheme of things to slide the...
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    To expand on the razor blade solution - Len is...

    To expand on the razor blade solution - Len is right, that looks like a difficult area to use the blade in, but you're not trying to cut the runs off. What you want to do is scrape them with the...
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    I think the problem with POR-15 is that it's...

    I think the problem with POR-15 is that it's brittle and will allow micro cracks in the surface that will allow the elements in to the substrate.
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    How do you imagine the aluminum started to...

    How do you imagine the aluminum started to corrode under the AP01 if oxygen isn't getting to it? Oxygen getting through the clear or ?
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    Probably, but I was just responding to Henry's...

    Probably, but I was just responding to Henry's wondering about how it became 'bare', no prev paint.
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    First post - it's NEW.

    First post - it's NEW.
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    Now that I look again, the head may well be a...

    Now that I look again, the head may well be a diesel head - the only one I know with 24 valves is a Cummins. The split exhaust manifold could be a clue. Made to avoid cracking. The head appears...
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    Obviously a Cummins 24V.:goof: Or a Ford...

    Obviously a Cummins 24V.:goof:

    Or a Ford block, 1961 vintage, but the head I don't recognize - may be Argentinian or Australian?
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    I'd like to promote this thread as an example of...

    I'd like to promote this thread as an example of long term exposure to paint chemicals. I can't help but think if Phil had stopped talking when he said 'Enough said', Henry would have nothing to...
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    Added insurance against oil runback into your...

    Added insurance against oil runback into your paint hose from a tool would be to add a short piece of additional hose before the tool that you could remove before using a paint gun.
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    Sandblast, then prime or treat the metal with a...

    Sandblast, then prime or treat the metal with a product like Picklex.
  22. Thread: Welding?

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    Any word on the 235IC? AFAIK it's not quite out...

    Any word on the 235IC? AFAIK it's not quite out yet.
  23. Thread: satin finish

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    Did you apply the HRF base you wanted, then the...

    Did you apply the HRF base you wanted, then the clear? Or just some base as a test and then the flattened clear? The base is going to provide a lot of the look you want as well as the top coat.
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    It did not, the last time I used it, but check...

    It did not, the last time I used it, but check current sheets as Len says.
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    Look up "Picklex-20" on this site. That will do...

    Look up "Picklex-20" on this site. That will do the trick for you with least effort. Then epoxy.
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    Yeah. Us Bronco people don't mix with those...

    Yeah. Us Bronco people don't mix with those Scout people.
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    It's Hawaii. Everything costs more.

    It's Hawaii. Everything costs more.
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    I'm sorry, I wasn't clear. I meant in regard to...

    I'm sorry, I wasn't clear. I meant in regard to painting the hinge but leaving it functional without breaking up the paint. Or do you use your 'fold down' feature?
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    Henry, that booster/MC assembly is how they came...

    Henry, that booster/MC assembly is how they came on Broncos if you had power brakes from the factory.
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    Nice color choice. I guess it's time to start...

    Nice color choice. I guess it's time to start mine. Technically it's already started. The frame was primed and cleared 9 years ago.
    How did you handle the piano hinge on the windscreen?
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    How do you know it's erased if you don't have a...

    How do you know it's erased if you don't have a scan tool? Light out doesn't mean it's gone.
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    CEL

    Sort of... The CEL will sometimes go off depending on the car, but on all OBD-II systems the code is stored and will show up on a scan unless it's been deleted by a scan tool. Codes can't be...
  33. Thread: fire job

    by CraigS
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    If you really got it to bare metal, there's...

    If you really got it to bare metal, there's nothing left to bleed up through the epoxy. Is the car outdoors? I have not used spi epoxy, but is there a chance it's slightly porous and allowing...
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    On the other hand, where he is, it shouldn't get...

    On the other hand, where he is, it shouldn't get cool enough to condense out of the air into water very often.
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    But maybe Jack7787 isn't.

    But maybe Jack7787 isn't.
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    Landing with no gear deployed.

    Landing with no gear deployed.
  37. Thread: Camper repair

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    not sure since I haven't actually repaired one...

    not sure since I haven't actually repaired one like that. I would think that if it's truly a polyester fiberglass panel, polyester resin, or even a fiberglass filler would work..
  38. Thread: Camper repair

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    it seems like a backing strip would be a good...

    it seems like a backing strip would be a good idea. I don't know if the replacement panel is thick enough to not let the glued strip read through or not. I would back it and panel bond to the...
  39. Thread: Camper repair

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    Did air get under it and tear it off or ?

    Did air get under it and tear it off or ?
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    I painted my house with one of those.

    I painted my house with one of those.
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    There is a black streak remover (several brands)...

    There is a black streak remover (several brands) made for RVs. In my experience they've just wiped off with the remover. Mine is still packed away for the winter or I'd go take a look and see...
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    I'm pretty sure there's no such thing as a rust...

    I'm pretty sure there's no such thing as a rust free 450SL. Unless someone already fixed it!
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    I partially stripped a '73 and found that paint...

    I partially stripped a '73 and found that paint on tight. Common thought is that it's Glasurit, and that metallics were done base/clear and non metallic was single stage on those cars from the...
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    They do work well. I have my compressor plumbed...

    They do work well. I have my compressor plumbed to the copper tube in the shop with a link of rubber hose and those fittings, so they see hot and cold and full compressor pressure. I think they're...
  45. Thread: electric motor

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    Plumb two 60s together or whatever you can find...

    Plumb two 60s together or whatever you can find or have space for. Also check the duty cycle of the pump if it has one.
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    True - I was talking about fully heat saturated...

    True - I was talking about fully heat saturated pieces at two different temperatures. Wonder how much longer it takes 12 gauge to heat fully in the sun to 145* vs 16 gauge (only my example). 1"...
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    The same metal expands and contracts at the same...

    The same metal expands and contracts at the same rate, regardless of thickness. What you're seeing is that a 1% expansion of 12 gauge is more than a 1% expansion of 16 gauge. Not important, I...
  48. Thread: electric motor

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    They're cheap because not everyone has 3ph to...

    They're cheap because not everyone has 3ph to their house/business/shop.
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    I wouldn't think using a higher heat would be...

    I wouldn't think using a higher heat would be helpful, though. Try using the same heat you had been using. You're still heating the sheet, even with the filler rod in there and it's going to burn...
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    Left it out in the weather too long.

    Left it out in the weather too long.
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