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  1. Thread: body filler

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    I used All Metal a couple times but didn't like...

    I used All Metal a couple times but didn't like the way it sanded so I stopped using it. If we need a more moisture resistant filler we use a short strand fiberglass product.

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  2. Thread: iwata kiwami4

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    I've used a couple of different Iwata guns but...

    I've used a couple of different Iwata guns but not that model. The ones I used seemed to be decent but I preferred other guns.
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    If anything is wrong with that it would be the...

    If anything is wrong with that it would be the tank size not the CFM. If you can hook it to a larger tank (minimum 30gal.) you might be ok. A lot will depend on the size of your paint project and...
  4. Thread: Seal Coat

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    Gee I thought it was cold here in NJ, 11 last...

    Gee I thought it was cold here in NJ, 11 last night but I can still get my shop warm enough to paint.

    Packers are my second most favorite team after the Eagles but the Eags are out so now I'm...
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    The Scott Towels should be fine for using with...

    The Scott Towels should be fine for using with grease and wax remover just be sure to use a "tack cloth" to do a final wipe right before spraying.
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    Another variable that complicates polishing is...

    Another variable that complicates polishing is that sanding with a fine grit can hide deeper scratches then polishing can fill the scratches with the lubricant in the polish and make it look as...
  7. Thread: Seal Coat

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    That's right, low temps can sure mess things up. ...

    That's right, low temps can sure mess things up. If you're doing one panel at a time you can use a heat lamp to get it warmed up.

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    I don't see it in other pictures. Take a picture...

    I don't see it in other pictures. Take a picture from further back so we can see where this is located.

    Edit: That metal look like it's in decent shape so you can probably just cut it off of the...
  9. Thread: Seal Coat

    by Len
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    You should be using the right size fluid tip in...

    You should be using the right size fluid tip in your spray gun for the products you're spraying. Most high build primers you'll want something between a 1.6 and 1.8 fluid tip but you may get away...
  10. Thread: Seal Coat

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    In most cases the paint manufacturer will...

    In most cases the paint manufacturer will recommend the proper reducer for the temperature but our shop usually varies with the product being sprayed, the temperature and the size of the area being...
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    I normally drill them out with a spot weld bit...

    I normally drill them out with a spot weld bit but depending where they are you may be able to use a standard drill bit if you don't mind damaging the underlying sheetmetal.

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    That 2" piece should be removed or repaired. It...

    That 2" piece should be removed or repaired. It appears that you may be able to remove it and leave the end where the grove is then weld in a new piece. Without actually seeing the details my...
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    I would cut out the bad metal then weld in a...

    I would cut out the bad metal then weld in a backing strip then lay a new piece of metal on the backing and either weld or bond it to the backing strip. The backing strip is shown on one of the...
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    I have a different approach.... I never blast...

    I have a different approach.... I never blast sheet metal unless it's just for a pitted rust spot because it's very easy to warp the metal. I normally use a sander or chemical stripper to remove...
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    Drying and Hardening

    In warmer but especially in colder weather a heatlamp is a VERY important tool. We use these lamps almost every day to move the work along.

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    Blasting and priming will work if the rust hasn't...

    Blasting and priming will work if the rust hasn't gone through the metal. In that case you can blast prime then apply body filler to level the surface then block sand, prime and paint. The paint on...
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    Are you dealing with a local body shop supplier? ...

    Are you dealing with a local body shop supplier? If so you should be able to go and look at some paint chips but if not go to https://touchupdirect.com to see if you can find a color you like then...
  18. Thread: Army Truck

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    This Truck is going to take all Winter to...

    This Truck is going to take all Winter to complete.

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  19. Thread: Army Truck

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    OK so we've been working on the Army Truck in...

    OK so we've been working on the Army Truck in between other jobs. We've started by prepping and painting some removable parts so I thought I'd post pictures.

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  20. Thread: Seal Coat

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    Something was changed on the second coat. ...

    Something was changed on the second coat. Application technique, viscosity of the primer, inlet air pressure at the gun, temperature of the product being sprayed or a combination of things.
  21. Thread: HVLP Runs?

    by Len
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    Different guns can be engineered differently and...

    Different guns can be engineered differently and the inlet pressure can vary so read the manufacturer's recommendation for the gun you're using.
  22. Thread: Seal Coat

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    I absolutely agree. Strain the paint using a...

    I absolutely agree. Strain the paint using a strainer as you pour the paint into the cup.


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    If it were mine and still usable I might trade it...

    If it were mine and still usable I might trade it for a newer car. :D
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    It appears to be the correct part but it's...

    It appears to be the correct part but it's difficult to tell without actually seeing that vehicle and the part in person and the actual repair process needs to be determined at the same time. What...
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