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    As always Len's advice is spot on, no surprise....

    As always Len's advice is spot on, no surprise. For me your products and procedures would depend on what you do with the delaminated CC. Any product that delaminates screams of an unstable surface to...
  2. Thread: Sagola 4600 Video

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    S-C, I am honored that you even remembered my...

    S-C,

    I am honored that you even remembered my build and I absolutely thank you for that. I really like the vid you posted as there is a lot too take note from between his mid and CC spraying....
  3. Thread: Door Edge Repair?

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    Massaging a bulge such as this is not that hard,...

    Massaging a bulge such as this is not that hard, my biggest concern is man hours it will take to bring jamb and sheet metal back into contour.
  4. Thread: Door Edge Repair?

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    When you first look at this dent it actually...

    When you first look at this dent it actually seems small and insignificant which should lead to an easy repair. However after downloading and enlarging your pics I'm not so sure. I've no doubt you...
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    After pulling dent I would use a short strand...

    After pulling dent I would use a short strand fiberglass body filler to level area (see link below). While this may not receive the same vibration, impact and wear such as a door edge, it is still in...
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    Marler, Got the Griots in yesterday and...

    Marler,

    Got the Griots in yesterday and talked the wife into letting me use her washer (I had to promise a fancy dinner as well as a new washer if I trashed it). After masking up I used my spur...
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    I actually wasn't referring to that particular...

    I actually wasn't referring to that particular slide weight other than too say it may not be enough to pull his rocker dent. I have and use 4 or 5 different size slide hammers that range from 2 to 13...
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    Unfortunately I still need to pester you on...

    Unfortunately I still need to pester you on headlights. I looked through your thread and you tube vids you've posted on your build trying to get a close up look and match for headlights. Looking...
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    This is dead on. I've never used a HF stud welder...

    This is dead on. I've never used a HF stud welder so can't comment on it's ability. Using my stud guns I can place them with as much force as I need to pull with regardless of pin size. Like Len...
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    As I said you would benefit from a shrinking tip...

    As I said you would benefit from a shrinking tip during this repair. Typically when the metal pushes in you will get a bulge around the crevice, shrink this down with a shrinking tip on your stud...
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    I found this curious as well. How do you dent a...

    I found this curious as well. How do you dent a rocker only without sustaining any door, frame and/or floor damage? I've repaired many such projects over the years and on early model Mustangs they...
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    A closer or larger pic would have been nice as...

    A closer or larger pic would have been nice as the rocker looks like it has been previously replaced, however from what I see a stud welder using the medium size pins will pull that dent with little...
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    Marler, I think you are trying to hide this from...

    Marler, I think you are trying to hide this from the wife...lol
    Good suggestion, thank you
  14. All perfect suggestions as usual. I'm curious if...

    All perfect suggestions as usual. I'm curious if you used a cool temp reducer as well. If I bring a car into the booth from extremely cold temperatures (not often as I live in north central Texas) I...
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    Len, Do you use the discolored pigmented pads...

    Len,

    Do you use the discolored pigmented pads without discrimination? Any problems? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I've just been hesitant to use them on lighter colors. Thanks Len
    ...
  16. Thread: Help with primer

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    BTW, I can go straight to 400 wet hand block...

    BTW, I can go straight to 400 wet hand block right after the DA and G&W remover for a perfect surface with little to no problem. I say little to no problem depending on the surface imperfections.
  17. Thread: Help with primer

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    I do a really quick surface skimming on a 6" DA...

    I do a really quick surface skimming on a 6" DA and interface pad using 220. I really struggled with the Optex for quite awhile as it is like sanding concrete or clogging paper. Finally I found a...
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    Cleaning wool buffing pads

    Is there a method for deep cleaning 9" wool buffing pads as to remove paint pigment? I have about 15 or more 9" wool buffing pads that were used over the years for compounding clear coat in which I...
  19. Thread: Help with primer

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    I should probably expand on this a bit. As I work...

    I should probably expand on this a bit. As I work on mostly 30's cars I seldom get an original panel without some kind of problem when taking the project down to bare metal. On these projects where I...
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    I've used the white Mirka powder coat many times...

    I've used the white Mirka powder coat many times on dark reds, blues and black. Yes it will work and you will love it. However use a mist spray bottle to wet the surface prior to sanding as opposed...
  21. Thread: Help with primer

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    Bare metal I take to 80 grit by hand before epoxy...

    Bare metal I take to 80 grit by hand before epoxy primer followed by 2-4 coats of primer filler. As bmarler stated you need good tooth.
  22. Thread: Roll on primer

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    I'm a little surprised he will honor the warranty...

    I'm a little surprised he will honor the warranty with a roll on primer since he will have no first hand knowledge of surface prep. I'm guessing you have checked with your painter on the products and...
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    Thanks S-C, that is a jacket meant for me...

    Thanks S-C, that is a jacket meant for me (literally), gotta love it! Seriously, my car buddies always do me right but I love giving them a hard time. I am privileged to work on and be around some of...
  24. This is classic stitch welding and manipulating...

    This is classic stitch welding and manipulating sheet metal. Great job Marten! Look closely at his three pencil marks that keep panel alignment, very important for fitting patch panels. This is also...
  25. I'm not sure how well your magnets are going to...

    I'm not sure how well your magnets are going to work. The few times I have used a panel bonding material I made sure the panels were tight (less is better in most cases). You might consider panel...
  26. Working a squared off patch panel with under...

    Working a squared off patch panel with under lapping flanges is not difficult when welding in as the underside flange works as a great heat sink to help absorb the heat when used in conjunction with...
  27. I think your struggle is going to be shrinking...

    I think your struggle is going to be shrinking and working that panel in the middle when using panel bond adhesive (pic makes it look bowed out) to bring contour of patch panel in line with body...
  28. Cutting SM round or oval is always the way to go...

    Cutting SM round or oval is always the way to go for welding in patch panels when possible, just as Marten advised you reduce the heat which reduces hammer and dolly work, canning and over stressing...
  29. Thread: Roll on primer

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    Follow bmarler advice, as usual he is spot on. I...

    Follow bmarler advice, as usual he is spot on. I have never used the Eastwood primers and have never applied primer rolled on, but just as he points out, roll on primers would really create a lot of...
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    Thanks buddy I appreciate it! Nope, brought no...

    Thanks buddy I appreciate it! Nope, brought no beer but when I caught up with them at GG show they they redeemed themselves,lol
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    Marler, I did do the re-spray the next...

    Marler,

    I did do the re-spray the next morning. Unfortunately I had 4 or 5 car buddies show up at the shop early the next morning (real early and with no beer, geez) needing various mechanical...
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    Unless you are shooting waterborne I wouldn't use...

    Unless you are shooting waterborne I wouldn't use it. I don't shoot waterborne products but I've little doubt there is a reason tips and guns are specific for that product. I do use the FLG 670 for...
  33. Thread: Best undercoating

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    My bad, I thought he had rock chips to fill...

    My bad, I thought he had rock chips to fill before under coating. Absolutely agree with the zero rust, been using it ever since you put me onto it. Really love that product.
  34. Thread: Best undercoating

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    Len, I've always stripped to bare metal. epoxy...

    Len,

    I've always stripped to bare metal. epoxy primer, short stand fiber filler and hit with another coat of epoxy primer. I'm thinking your Fusor may be the way too go as it will flex. Your...
  35. Thread: MIG Welder

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    Look at this Lincoln 180 mig welder. Years ago...

    Look at this Lincoln 180 mig welder. Years ago Lincoln produced a mig wire welder for Home Depot known as the Weld-Pak, hence the HD in the model number, "180 Amp Weld-Pak HD MIG Wire Feed Welder...
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    Just as bmarler stated, yes this will absolutely...

    Just as bmarler stated, yes this will absolutely work and he gives you great advice for a PPG product. I'm not familiar with "a new version of Shopline plus". Personally I like taking down panels to...
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    Marler, I really appreciate your...

    Marler,

    I really appreciate your encouragement! Having little experience with tri coat I let this get into my head. The fender is ready for a respray. I'm actually not too worried about matching...
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    Len, I do have to match the surrounding panels...

    Len,

    I do have to match the surrounding panels and body. I'm hoping a fresh re-spray on the fender using my original spray out cards (10 cards in all) too compare and match the progress to the...
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    Len, Going to start from fresh with sealer,...

    Len,

    Going to start from fresh with sealer, bc, mid etc.. Product build up won't effect fitment for this particular part (one of the reasons I chose it). I have my spray out cards for a 3-2-4...
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    Thank you my friends for the help. I am able to...

    Thank you my friends for the help. I am able to walk away with some great info for future repairs which is all I ever wanted to do and have put all this info into my notes/pics for a later day...
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    Len

    Len,

    I am going to strip this fender and start over. However for my knowledge on this and for future tri coat repairs would you have pigmented any coat/s of clear beyond the pigmented and pearled...
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    Yep, spot on as always only I'm struggling with...

    Yep, spot on as always only I'm struggling with this tri coat repair and knew this day would come about. Just can't figure out what my thinking was at the time of this repair by not over reducing the...
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    Looking back now I do believe the DC3000 played a...

    Looking back now I do believe the DC3000 played a part in fighting this repair and was a bad move on my part. Remember my thinking is/was for future repairs to a tri coat. I use the DC3000 a lot on 2...
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    Len "I'm assuming that the surface that was...

    Len

    "I'm assuming that the surface that was blended was sanded well beyond the blend area." Yes, well beyond the repair area.

    The blend was not over reduced and I now know this played into the...
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    Marler, "just wondering, is the line we're...

    Marler,

    "just wondering, is the line we're seeing the edge of the top clear coat?" Too be honest I don't know if it's hidden within the polish or not. I used a variety of methods and materials to...
  46. Thread: MIG Welder

    by Ronf
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    Marler, I've been curious about those...

    Marler,

    I've been curious about those Everlast welders. I hear people raving over how good they are. I've never had the chance to use one but from what I hear they are a really solid machines....
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    bmarler, That was my thought as well when he...

    bmarler,

    That was my thought as well when he mentioned the sandpaper gums up fast. I also took into consideration he may not having an inter coat on hand and didn't know his budget,
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    S-C, Normally I would have shot the entire...

    S-C,

    Normally I would have shot the entire fender with clear on this small vapor pop repair area. However I don't have enough experience on tri coat repair and am looking to learn how to do...
  49. Thread: MIG Welder

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    Lots of great advice given. Buying a metal inert...

    Lots of great advice given. Buying a metal inert gas (mig) shielded welder is all about what you plan to use it for. For a hobbyist who only needs a mig welder for fusing .125 to .250 steel, a flux...
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    This is exactly how I did this tri coat repair...

    This is exactly how I did this tri coat repair with the exception of over reducing the repair shot products, I shot them to TDS. However, I did shoot a final pure reducer over the panel for blend....
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