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  1. Thread: Marten's '53 build

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    Nice work there Marten. Understand the wiring...

    Nice work there Marten.

    Understand the wiring part. I'm adding modern side mirrors to one of my sports cars. I am adding remote controlled mirrors and turn signal lights from the mirrors to the...
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    Has the high build been sanded smooth? How big...

    Has the high build been sanded smooth? How big were those sand throughs? Epoxy primer can go under or over the body filler. Either way is good and it's a matter of personal preference. What does the...
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    That picture helps a lot. Yes, that wouldn't be a...

    That picture helps a lot. Yes, that wouldn't be a project for a beginner to take on as a first project. And it would take at least 2 people to hold it working it with an English wheel. It was a...
  4. Like was mentioned already blasting material...

    Like was mentioned already blasting material comes in different grits and hardness. It looks like he used a harder media and ended up keeping it focused on those spots longer than necessary. Or...
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    Here's another thought. Make a new skin. I don't...

    Here's another thought. Make a new skin. I don't recall the car but from the sound of it it's a big area with no indentations anywhere? Depending on the tools you have or might be able to borrow, you...
  6. I used the Evercoat Optex hi build 4:1 on parts...

    I used the Evercoat Optex hi build 4:1 on parts of my car and after sanding it 600 wet I applied 3 coats of base right over the hi build. Tech sheets say that is an acceptable procedure. I thought it...
  7. Thread: Marten's '53 build

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    Ronf doesn't have a single build but several...

    Ronf doesn't have a single build but several posts. Try this to start. http://autobodystore.com/forum/showthread.php?34066-Time-for-paint&=ronf

    Just use the search box with ronf as the criteria....
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    Wet sand the lines and runs to smooth things out....

    Wet sand the lines and runs to smooth things out. Use a stiff block getting things flat. Also sand a ways from your work. Hopefully, you won't break through to the BC. Not knowing the car and from...
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    Compatible in what way? I use PickleX 20 when...

    Compatible in what way? I use PickleX 20 when working the metal and I'm not ready to prime it yet. I have used PickleX 20 and Zero Rust on the underside of the car and the inner fenders. Areas that I...
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    Ron, I was talking about the peel being very...

    Ron,

    I was talking about the peel being very small compared to a what I got with FF. The last time I sprayed FF, the peel was more noticeable. Even the first couple of times I used the Optex had...
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    Since I'm on a Optex kick this weekend. If you...

    Since I'm on a Optex kick this weekend. If you haven't bought your hi-build primer yet, give the Evercoat Optex Super Build 4:1 polyester primer a look. I used to use the FeatherFil G2 product but...
  12. The gun used was the Sagola 3300 Pro with a 2.2...

    The gun used was the Sagola 3300 Pro with a 2.2 tip. I think it sprays this stuff pretty good.

    This is the 5th time I have sprayed this Optex Super Build 4:1 primer. This was the second time...
  13. It just happens that I sprayed some Optex Super...

    It just happens that I sprayed some Optex Super Build 4:1 primer this morning. See http://autobodystore.com/forum/showthread.php?34181-Evercoat-OPTEX-Super-Build-Primer-740 for some pictures.

    The...
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    I sprayed the back panel of the car this morning...

    I sprayed the back panel of the car this morning with the Optex polyester hi-build 4:1 direct to metal. Back panel was sanded to remove all the old paint with 80 grit. Then I went over that with 120...
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    I do right now. I have used other Evercoat...

    I do right now. I have used other Evercoat products and they all have performed as advertised. So I felt comfortable, after I got over the you must do epoxy first thinking, trying it on these fenders...
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    I thought it sanded easier than FF G2. Plus the...

    I thought it sanded easier than FF G2. Plus the sandpaper didn't appear to clog up. That sometimes happened with the FF but could have been because I didn't get the FF mixing ratio correct.

    The...
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    I asked about this some time ago but no one had...

    I asked about this some time ago but no one had tried it yet. So after looking for it, being so new it was hard to find, I got some to try. This was with the 733 catalyst. The gun I used is the...
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    Thanks Len. Thankfully I used the SS in the...

    Thanks Len. Thankfully I used the SS in the engine bay, under side of the hood and jambs. There is only a little on the body itself so switching to BC/CC won't be too much extra work.
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    Single stage metallic vs. BC/CC cut and buff

    I believe the answer will be BC/CC but wanted to ask just in case I'm missing something.

    I had some SS metallic that I wanted to paint my car with. So I practiced spraying with it and while I came...
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    Anyone try the new Evercoat spray fillers?

    I'm ready to spray some high-build stuff for the car I'm working on and thought of trying something different. I usually spray epoxy primer and then the high-build. My high-build guns are an...
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    Thanks for the extra tips. I do plan on taking my...

    Thanks for the extra tips. I do plan on taking my time and spacing out the tack welds. Pinging the tacks was something I didn't think of. Since I plan on doing this for both fenders I can do some...
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    That was what I planned to do. I was wondering if...

    That was what I planned to do. I was wondering if I could get away with running welding beads every inch or so instead of all the way. Going from a lot of tack welds to a one inch bead followed by a...
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    Welding fender to body?

    I have a Jensen-Healey old British sports car. The fenders on the car are bolted on. With the rear fenders the factory put a thin metal strip with a bead on top between the fender and body. Trouble...
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    Thanks Phil and Henry. I looked further into...

    Thanks Phil and Henry.

    I looked further into pricing out a new 5 HP motor and pump and Phil is correct. I would be better buying new. I'll do the rebuild kit first and see how that works out.
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    Thanks Len. That's what I thought. Wanted to make...

    Thanks Len. That's what I thought. Wanted to make sure.
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    Compressor rebuild or maybe upgrade

    I have a Harbor Freight 60 gallon compressor I bought 9 years ago. It's a US General, 3.5 HP. I use it for general stuff in the garage, some painting, using air tools and some media blasting.

    It...
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    Single stage paint over Zero Rust

    I want to spray the engine bay, door jambs and trunk area. I'll be using the Coating Store single stage metallic. These areas have been sprayed with Zero Rust several months ago. I was planning to...
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    I was at Barrett-Jackson and I was surprised at...

    I was at Barrett-Jackson and I was surprised at how many of the cars where I could still see sand scratches looking closely at the paint job. Probably because I was expecting better. Some of the cars...
  29. Nice job so far. Did you see the 2 episodes of a...

    Nice job so far. Did you see the 2 episodes of a Lotus rebuild that was done on Overhaulin'? It was interesting to see what they did.

    I'm currently working on a couple of Jensen-Healeys.
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    I built mine from scrap and scratch. Granted they...

    I built mine from scrap and scratch. Granted they were built for the Jensen-Healey I was working on. But a friend borrowed the rotisserie to use with his small British car also.

    I cheaped out and...
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    Bought a different glue yesterday, cleaned...

    Bought a different glue yesterday, cleaned everything again last night and stuck the button to the glass. So far it is holding and hopefully it will keep holding.
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    I don't think it was the temp as the garage was...

    I don't think it was the temp as the garage was about 70 degrees. Maybe it was an old glue kit. But now that Henry mentioned it maybe the bottom of the button wasn't really clean. I did use lacquer...
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    rearview mirror button glue

    Trying to mount a mirror to the windshield. First I tried the double-sided tape. Not strong enough. Mirror eventually came loose.

    Bought the Permatex windshield glue kit hoping that would work....
  34. Thread: Happy Holidays

    by Art
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    Happy Holidays to everyone here. Thanks for...

    Happy Holidays to everyone here.

    Thanks for the desire to help others and share your knowledge.

    Art
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    A better metal shaping forum for me is...

    A better metal shaping forum for me is www.allmetalshaping.com. You can view some of the threads but for others you need to join. Join! It is well worth your time if you want to see how some things...
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    Yes you can spray Zero Rust. Thin it about 10%. I...

    Yes you can spray Zero Rust. Thin it about 10%. I used the Harbor Freight purple gun with a 1.4 tip as my primer gun. I wasn't too concerned with the finish since I was painting the bottom and inside...
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    I would think a wax and grease remover. Spray it...

    I would think a wax and grease remover. Spray it on a small area, wipe it off, spray, wipe until finished. By the time you finish cleaning up the paper towels the fender should be dry and you can mix...
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    That can be a valid reason depending on where the...

    That can be a valid reason depending on where the seam is. If we are still talking about a seam here.

    If I am not painting these areas body color, on the underside of the cars I have done and in...
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    I'm not familiar with the way the Impala is put...

    I'm not familiar with the way the Impala is put together because I have only worked on old British cars that unibody. But if I understand correctly here's what I would do.

    1. When in doubt,...
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    Sticky: Acetone works good if you want to be compliant...

    Acetone works good if you want to be compliant with most laws. Otherwise lacquer thinner will work also.
  41. Thread: Paint Choice $$

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    I agree with what you're saying. Using the same...

    I agree with what you're saying. Using the same materials helps with your consistency and improving. But having never used any other type of material I don't know how others spray and cover. That's...
  42. Thread: Paint Choice $$

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    Showing my lack of knowledge here but which...

    Showing my lack of knowledge here but which paints are considered at what levels?

    I know from reading here that Glasurit is top level. As well as some lines in the different paint families, PPG,...
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    Thanks again Len. Welding a plate on top is...

    Thanks again Len.

    Welding a plate on top is certainly easier than what I was thinking of doing. I was thinking it would take more than that to strengthen the area.
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    Thanks Len. That was what I was hoping for. ...

    Thanks Len. That was what I was hoping for.

    But after reading your reply it made me think and I should clarify something as I just skimmed over it before. The original color of the car was orange...
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    Repairing crack near trans tunnel area

    Well a better description would be strengthening the area. In the picture there is a 3" crack that I can weld. Since the area below the crack is a 2" square tube I can not get to it from the bottom....
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    Color matching/blending over old single stage

    I need some advice as I have never had to do this so I am looking for some help/advice. I know trying to blend single stage is a pain and it is better trying it with BC/CC. This is my first time...
  47. Thread: Tips and tricks..

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    If you want it better than when it came off the...

    If you want it better than when it came off the line, I would cut out the bad area and replace the metal. That is what I do on the cars I am restoring. The other thing you need to address is why is...
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    I've never used the 3M brushable seam sealer so I...

    I've never used the 3M brushable seam sealer so I can't comment on that. I'm sure someone else has and will comment.

    What I have used over Zero Rust has been the Fusor 300EZ seam sealer and have...
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    This is how I did the plumbing in my garage. I...

    This is how I did the plumbing in my garage. I got the idea from someone else here but do not remember his name so I can give him the credit. This setup has worked well for me.

    Art

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  50. For the panels I would use 80 grit sanding discs....

    For the panels I would use 80 grit sanding discs. That works best for me and a lot of those here use the same method. Less fuss and clean up.

    You could use the sanding discs on the frame also if...
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