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    lens air handling situation is what inspired me...

    lens air handling situation is what inspired me to go with a positive pressure spray area too. your booth can be pretty sketchy and still have good results if you're pushing in filtered air. my...
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    i like a dedicated urethane sealer too. it's such...

    i like a dedicated urethane sealer too. it's such a good surface to paint over. i never use thinned epoxy for sealer. some guys like it, but a dedicated sealer is so nice to paint over.
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    looks terrific len, i simply love a two tone...

    looks terrific len, i simply love a two tone buick. looks like a driver too, perfect. it's funny with old cars, they all seem to have little dings on every panel, i think they get more banged up...
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    len is spot on with that advice. anything from a...

    len is spot on with that advice. anything from a rattle can is only a temporary fix. it just doesn't hold up in the long run. it won't take much paint to do it right, and you'll be much happier with...
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    The thumb is what elevated man to the top of the...

    The thumb is what elevated man to the top of the food chain. Itís the greatest tool there ever was or will be. If someone could make a tool as good as the thumb they would be rich overnight.
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    There you go, much better.

    There you go, much better.
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    they mean 8-10 psi at the air cap, not the inlet....

    they mean 8-10 psi at the air cap, not the inlet. you don't have a way to measure at the air cap so ignore that. 10 psi at the cap usually equals 28-30 at the inlet.
    i don't know why they just don't...
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    so glad you tried it and had good results. i'm...

    so glad you tried it and had good results. i'm glad you told me afterwards though. the promise of a new washer is a lot of pressure...
    i think that cleaner has a way of really breaking up the...
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    Urethane products are sensitive to curing...

    Urethane products are sensitive to curing temperature. You really need to read the p sheet and follow the manufacturers recommendations for the curing cycle. If not you could have a big mess on your...
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    hey, what she doesn't know, right? when she's...

    hey, what she doesn't know, right? when she's shopping i get the run of the place.:D
  11. get a cheap temp gun to measure the cars surface...

    get a cheap temp gun to measure the cars surface temp. it can be quite a few degrees below ambient temperature. i use 60f as a go/ no-go for painting.
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    and good reference for future forum searchers.

    and good reference for future forum searchers.
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    be sure you're soaking the wet and dry paper for...

    be sure you're soaking the wet and dry paper for at least an hour (i let mine soak overnight) before using it. the edges can scratch pretty deep and leave marks just like those.
    hopefully you have...
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    yep, washing machine. i add the stuff for...

    yep, washing machine. i add the stuff for cleaning microfiber cloths too, it seems to help the detergent penetrate deeper. after doing a load i run the washing machine cleaner stuff to clear the...
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    i use the finest grit that will still do the job....

    i use the finest grit that will still do the job. trizact is the best paper i've used, and finer grits of it are more effective than coarser grits of lesser paper.
    judging by how hard it is to...
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    i use 80 to strip the panel but i hit it with 180...

    i use 80 to strip the panel but i hit it with 180 to knock it down a bit. no problem filling the 80 grit scratch? (i know, that's what the filler primer is for.) i tend to let my stuff sit for a long...
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    len is absolutely correct that you need a...

    len is absolutely correct that you need a hardened product on your wheels. those things live a hard life and need good coatings or you'll just be back re-doing them in a year.
    you can get 2k...
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    nobody takes metal to 600 for primer. you want...

    nobody takes metal to 600 for primer. you want some tooth to the surface for good mechanical bond.
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    i try to think about ergonomics and function when...

    i try to think about ergonomics and function when adding things like that. think about what might be a comfortable position to use the switches without having to look. like the vertical area right...
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    if you're doing bedliner like the op you could...

    if you're doing bedliner like the op you could use just about any grit you want.
    if you're doing the exterior of the car, i usually do 180 for metal, 220 on filler. i don't worry about scratch marks...
  21. Thread: F**k !!!!

    by bmarler
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    Ahh, good to know. Iíll probably stick to what I...

    Ahh, good to know. Iíll probably stick to what I usually use then. I still think Iíll try it sometime though, on something small maybe. I wish it came in quart kits.
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    I have a few of those purple guns laying around....

    I have a few of those purple guns laying around. Youíre right that it doesnít pencil out to clean them. I blow thinner through them till they donít work anymore and toss them. I spray tons of...
  23. Thread: Roll on primer

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    most, if not all primers can be roll applied. i...

    most, if not all primers can be roll applied. i don't do it as the coverage is inconsistent and it takes more sanding to get it level. it certainly can be done though.
    with a car that age with...
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    i see, $150 for a rebuild kit makes it a...

    i see, $150 for a rebuild kit makes it a non-starter...len was right, the kit is more than a new gun.
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    henry set you straight i see. i never...

    henry set you straight i see. i never under-reduce, it's a really bad idea. pin holes and scratch marks are removed by sanding, or adding product and sanding.
    the only product i can think of that...
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    they sure have nice machine work. and no gaskets....

    they sure have nice machine work. and no gaskets. i love mine too.
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    i've heard that about sata. they're pretty proud...

    i've heard that about sata. they're pretty proud of they're product and the price shows it. i haven't used one so i can't say if i think they're worth it or not.
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    this is where doing test spray out cards comes in...

    this is where doing test spray out cards comes in handy. it's worth it to me when using a new gun, or new paint product, to sacrifice a small amount of product to test the way it lays down. it saves...
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    no beer? and they call themselves friends? that...

    no beer? and they call themselves friends?
    that fender looks spectacular. that thing is going to be amazing when you get it all together.:thumb:
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    will the sata 5000 gaskets fit it?

    will the sata 5000 gaskets fit it?
  31. Thread: F**k !!!!

    by bmarler
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    adding to lens good advice, epoxy has a recoat...

    adding to lens good advice,
    epoxy has a recoat window. ideally you want to be in that window when you apply the filler primer. a lot of the epoxy manufacturers recommend that if you are out of the...
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    i use the hf guns for painting equipment and...

    i use the hf guns for painting equipment and chassis parts. i'm sure i could get a reasonable topcoat finish with one if it was all i had. i prefer a better gun for top coating though, the...
  33. absolutely. a flanged edge will definitely reduce...

    absolutely. a flanged edge will definitely reduce the thickness of the filler. the less filler the better. i'm assuming you have a plan for clamping the patch in position? you want to avoid having...
  34. you are absolutely correct. it can create a ghost...

    you are absolutely correct. it can create a ghost line. but considering the location of the repair, and i'm thinking the op possibly doesn't have a welder available, the panel adhesive is a...
  35. it's probably ok as long as you can properly prep...

    it's probably ok as long as you can properly prep the inside of the quarter panel.
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    Dang Style, that looks amazing.

    Dang Style, that looks amazing.
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    For the track tape you're ok to apply now. Not...

    For the track tape you're ok to apply now. Not sure about the stuff len linked, I've never used that product.
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    no worries about forum placement. if they decide...

    no worries about forum placement. if they decide it needs moving they'll do it.
    if you're going to roll and tip you probably don't need to spend too much time fairing. (maybe)
    i haul out in a...
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    a long board is the best way to fair that hull....

    a long board is the best way to fair that hull. it should go fairly quickly if you use that lightweight fairing compound. my sailboat is 30 feet also. i did some fairing on it and it went pretty...
  40. Thread: F**k !!!!

    by bmarler
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    you can also strip it with 80grit on a rotary. i...

    you can also strip it with 80grit on a rotary. i hate chemical strippers as they're so messy. it's a preference thing really. some folks like stripper, some don't. unlike phil, i use dedicated 2k...
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    i wouldn't trust any of the surface that had a...

    i wouldn't trust any of the surface that had a lifting issue. it will certainly come back to bite you. you absolutely need a solid foundation for top coats. being in a hurry and trying to take...
  42. Thread: F**k !!!!

    by bmarler
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    you're definitely going to have to strip...

    you're definitely going to have to strip everything odd of that and get back to a good foundation. you also may want to re-think the primer you're using. a one part primer isn't really a good...
  43. Thread: MIG Welder

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    Youíre looking at the right class of welder....

    Youíre looking at the right class of welder. Judging by your choice of vehicle I bet youíll have other stuff to do with it soon enough. Your friends will find out you have it and suddenly everyone...
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    don't worry, no grammar police here.

    don't worry, no grammar police here.
  45. Thread: MIG Welder

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    that's a sturdy welder. no frills but reliable. i...

    that's a sturdy welder. no frills but reliable. i think blains has it for around $650. personally, i think a novice would like to have something with digital readout. it really helps you in getting...
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    The raptor gets pretty hard. It's truck bed liner...

    The raptor gets pretty hard. It's truck bed liner after all. It's not brittle though, so doesn't have cracking issues. Plus, you can tint it if you want, if you get the clear.
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    just thought i'd add, you can apply the masking...

    just thought i'd add, you can apply the masking tape on your pant leg before putting it on your project to reduce it's level of adhesion. it's not a cure for adhesion promoter between coats, just a...
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    i've always used the raptor stuff in the wheel...

    i've always used the raptor stuff in the wheel openings if i wanted something besides just zero rust. it's tough as nails. i'm interested in that spray on seam sealer though, i think the sound...
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    i feel like the best you can do with the air...

    i feel like the best you can do with the air brush is make a chip less noticeable. especially since it's such a tough color to repair. it might be good enough depending on where it's located, but if...
  50. Thread: MIG Welder

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    Agreed Henry, there's always a deal if you can...

    Agreed Henry, there's always a deal if you can wait for it. If you're in a hurry though, you pay more. Usually, the day after you buy something is when you see the deal you really wanted.
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