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    Len, You carry the Detro n1200 or 1300 tack...

    Len,

    You carry the Detro n1200 or 1300
    tack cloths?
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    Is there a way to get away from tack cloth

    For years I have been using Detro tack cloths with great success (on occasion I use Gerson) but for some reason on my last 2 orders (48 pcs per case) the Detro tack cloths are overly wet and leaving...
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    Wow bam that looks great, can't wait to see this...

    Wow bam that looks great, can't wait to see this on the road!
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    I was wondering what the hell happened to my...

    I was wondering what the hell happened to my friend Marler in this thread, after all we are talking classic cars and ole days of racing with tips and tricks. As usual he gives great advise! Glad to...
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    "There were times I'd take the 409 emblems off...

    "There were times I'd take the 409 emblems off the fenders and lure people into drag racing from the lights on the highway"... You ran a true SLEEPER

    456 rear, loved that gear ratio. I ran an...
  6. After reexamining your post I think you have a...

    After reexamining your post I think you have a blown head gasket in number 2 cylinder that is bleeding over (partial bleed through) to #3.
  7. Phil gives you great advice. I make these...

    Phil gives you great advice. I make these pressure testers for this exact scenario when I am searching for a blown head gasket. You simply knock the ceramic off the plug, cut it at base and tap it...
  8. Compression test for all cylinders should be with...

    Compression test for all cylinders should be with 10% of each other. I suspect you either have a bad valve guide or seal on #2 cylinder. Your plug tells me bad valve seal, especially since you did...
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    No doubt you ran glass packs

    No doubt you ran glass packs
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    Double camel humped heads, hell yes, still have...

    Double camel humped heads, hell yes, still have one set left and no they are not for sale. Ran those along with the double pumper 780 Holley, made for great mid range power! You are just determined...
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    The 409 was a screamer! Built many high HP motors...

    The 409 was a screamer! Built many high HP motors with those engines. As my memory fails me didn't they come with hydraulic lifters? I "seem" to remember swapping the cam, rockers, push rods, etc.,...
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    I can't tell you the number of times I have cut...

    I can't tell you the number of times I have cut away the backside bracing of a trunk lid for proper custom repair. Cutting the back side supports takes patients as you must tack in lateral bracing as...
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    I use a lot of DBC500 intercoat for carrying...

    I use a lot of DBC500 intercoat for carrying pearls and tinting mid coats for a tri coat shot as well as feathering out a 2 stage panel repair with a tinted DBC500. I always use DX57 at 5% RTS when...
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    Yes they LIED

    Henry,

    This is absolutely one of the best Chevelle articles I have ever read. Can't thank you enough for posting the link! Talk about taking me back to my youth wow. Yes GM lied on hp, why?...
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    There is no right or wrong answer in the...

    There is no right or wrong answer in the direction you want your build or paint to go, it's all about the build "YOU" want too achieve and never let anybody sway you from that decision. I am partial...
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    The Glasurit is a top of the line product. I have...

    The Glasurit is a top of the line product. I have use the Glasurit many times but have no where near Lens experience and knowledge with that brand. I mostly use PPG's DBC top line products that I...
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    2" x 8" black finishing pad- hook and loop

    At one time I had a large stock of 3M 8" hook and loop black finishing pads. These pads are 2" thick, non-waffle, with the smooth edge. I guess 3M quit making them? Anybody have a source for a good 7...
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    The variable speed is real nice, only set back is...

    The variable speed is real nice, only set back is the little trigger mech to get it started is cumbersome. I feel somewhat foolish for not going to a 3" polisher years ago for doing detail work....
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    I just started using 3" polishers (Astro 3027 12v...

    I just started using 3" polishers (Astro 3027 12v and Astron 3055 air) for detail work. In the past I have always done this work by hand. Too my surprise they worked great and are tough/aggressive...
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    I love your work, especially all the customs. Any...

    I love your work, especially all the customs. Any chance you can post the numbers from your dyno pulls after the tune? I too use TSP for my cams, they do a great custom grind.
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    Nice work Bam! After looking through "most" of...

    Nice work Bam! After looking through "most" of your build thread I'm curious if you stayed with the stock intake and TB? Those 243 heads put out a nice flow @ 265 cfm! Guessing they are from a Z06? ...
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    bmarler, I can say it will absolutely work on...

    bmarler,

    I can say it will absolutely work on floors, walls and ceilings. When I am preparing my booth I do a through cleaning (just like you), my final step is to hit the entire booth with this...
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    Just as bmarler states you need to continue...

    Just as bmarler states you need to continue building up your door edge with weldment. When I narrow door gaps for custom work I over build the welding on door edge and then grind starting with a 4"...
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    bmarler, All great points. On the 3M Dust...

    bmarler,

    All great points. On the 3M Dust Control you simply apply a light coat with a garden sprayer and let it dry for about 20-30 minutes. When you walk over floor after product has dried you...
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    When using finer tips the over spray becomes more...

    When using finer tips the over spray becomes more pronounced (as Len states finer droplets), but the quality of spray out can be worth it in my opinion if I'm getting the surface flat. For future...
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    Absolutely classic S-C! Didn't know our marler...

    Absolutely classic S-C! Didn't know our marler was so pretty (think I wet my drawers laughing), Apologies to the OP for getting off track but sometimes it is good to lighten up and take the stress...
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    Got too see this! "i haven't tried sunglasses,...

    Got too see this!

    "i haven't tried sunglasses, maybe i'd look really cool as i painted... "

    I'm not saying sunglasses wouldn't work, I just want too see marler painting in them....gotta love it!
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    That would be beyond my capabilities.

    That would be beyond my capabilities.
  29. Thread: Sagola 4600 Video

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    Great video

    Len,

    Great video! I noticed he used the DVR cap for both bc and cc just as you recommended (and I used). Think I'll revisit and experiment with shooting my clear using the Sagola 4600 as I think...
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    Single or 2 stage? For single stage I only use my...

    Single or 2 stage? For single stage I only use my normal paint booth LED lights (my booth has both overhead and side wall lighting). I raise the vehicle enough where the side wall lights can catch...
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    I'm actually referring to the entire conversation...

    I'm actually referring to the entire conversation when speaking of hand or machine buffing. I always try to mention "best advice to you is come OFF THE EDGE and NEVER AGAINST it by hand OR machine"...
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    Len, No I use both the powder white on dark...

    Len,

    No I use both the powder white on dark colors and powder black on light colors. I don't apply it till I do first scratch with 1500 and rub it in pretty good. I will normally repeat the 1500g...
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    henry, I should have explained as much but...

    henry,

    I should have explained as much but failed too do so, thanks for the help buddy. Also, when I speak of the Astro polisher I need to clarify this is just for compound and polishing only,...
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    I understand what your referring too and...

    I understand what your referring too and appreciate your advice, but I need something I can "feel" when the pad is on the panel. For me feeling the feedback from the tool is key to understanding what...
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    Finally got around to polishing out these tight...

    Finally got around to polishing out these tight areas with the Astro 3055 I got from Len. This tool was unbelievably easy to use and made quick work of the polishing. I should have been using this...
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    baubau, No I am not brave, in fact I'm a big...

    baubau,

    No I am not brave, in fact I'm a big ass chicken as I keep doing these same tight areas for compound and polish by hand instead of getting myself up to date with modern polishers. I...
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    Color sanding and polishing

    Looking to see what others do for color sanding and polishing out hard tight concave curves, detail work such as a dash and small extruded areas such as a lip (see pics). I have always done these...
  38. Tack and shoot. Just as you did I always let my...

    Tack and shoot. Just as you did I always let my primer sit overnight before continuing as to have a good off gas, less likely to have vapor pop.
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    Marler, Your not late to the party and your...

    Marler,

    Your not late to the party and your advice is always welcome. What sold me on obtaining the same scissor lift as Len was it's portability. My old shop was on commercial property with a...
  40. As usual Len advise is solid (Len is the pro)....

    As usual Len advise is solid (Len is the pro). You have a few options for sealing up the cab to sit in garage while you complete the bed. First and at a minimum I would go over the entire cab, bare...
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    Len, Thanks Len, got mine ordered.

    Len,

    Thanks Len, got mine ordered.
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    So scissor lift collapsed is around 6" off floor...

    So scissor lift collapsed is around 6" off floor and you simply drive vehicle onto the 2x12's to give you the extra 1.5" height needed for low riding vehicles correct? Sorry for all these questions...
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    Body lift info, bmarler, Len and others

    I know several of you use an undercarriage body lift in your shop (bmarler and Len), I am looking for name brand and lift dimensions. My biggest concern is possible lift height, any info you can...
  44. On the exterior, just as Len states, I would...

    On the exterior, just as Len states, I would absolutely take the body to 180g (my personal preference is 240 or 320g if using Evercoat Optex hb primer) followed by a good epoxy primer. 80g is too...
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    I used a similar set up but much older equipment....

    I used a similar set up but much older equipment. Thank you for your help.
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    Thanks for the help Len. Shot the door/fender...

    Thanks for the help Len. Shot the door/fender blend. Car just got trailered and off to a show (talk about nervous during loading with a few hours set time, geez). Time for a beer.
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    Thanks Len, This gives me my starting point,...

    Thanks Len,

    This gives me my starting point, can always add and extend out reduced coats
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    Len, Everything you advise is exactly how I...

    Len,

    Everything you advise is exactly how I do blends when using PPG. However, I don't spray Glasurit that often and just need a starting point for the 2nd coat of over reduced bc. I'm thinking...
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    My bad, shooting Glasurit 55. Had just been...

    My bad, shooting Glasurit 55. Had just been talking to my jobber about future projects who has been trying to get me too start spraying some waterbornes, mainly Glasurit 90. Not going to do...
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    Blending Glasurit 90 line

    Just finished repairing a panel in which I will be shooting and blending a Glasurit 90 bc. Initial bc repair will be shot to TDS. As I don't shoot a lot of Glasurit I need a starting point for % of...
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