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    Phil, are you thinking of TPO on cars? I think...

    Phil, are you thinking of TPO on cars? I think that was on my 04 Trailblazer from the factory but when I did the build on it in late 04 I got a bumper cover from CertiFit and it was branded PP. That...
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    I keep an old bumper cover around to cut off...

    I keep an old bumper cover around to cut off pieces to use as filler and I can cut large pieces out of curved areas to make a patch of the shape I need. I have 3 or 4 old broken headlights in storage...
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    Good idea about the hood to practice on. I would...

    Good idea about the hood to practice on. I would skip the hepa filters and get some cheap mesh filters. The hepa filters will plug up in no time. Use whatever feels good to you for sanding blocks...
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    If the pads are new, great. If you got used pads...

    If the pads are new, great. If you got used pads with the buffer they may have contamination that could mess up your paint. I am exceedingly careful with my pads and never let them touch the ground...
  5. Thread: Paint bubbles

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    One other thing, did you wipe down the filler...

    One other thing, did you wipe down the filler with wax and grease remover or any other type of cleaner? Water isnít the only liquid that goes into filler. Iím not saying you did that but just for...
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    I may be wrong about this but you can test it...

    I may be wrong about this but you can test it yourself. As you pull the trigger the air valve opens all the way during the first part of the pull and it is fully open before the needle moves to let...
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    Thanks for the kind words but I did not think the...

    Thanks for the kind words but I did not think the problem was that far back in the air line. I thought it was between your gun pressure gauge and the gun tip. Iím glad you have it worked out.

    Bob K
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    Wow, did any of the powder get past the white...

    Wow, did any of the powder get past the white filter and get into your gun? What is it? Desiccant? There looks like too much of it to be copper oxide but I donít know how fast copper deteriorates in...
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    For me it was that the clear was going out with...

    For me it was that the clear was going out with very little air pressure and it wasnít atomizing very well hence the solvent wasnít evaporating in the air stream like it would under higher pressure....
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    Iíve generated that kind of solvent pop by...

    Iíve generated that kind of solvent pop by testing to see how low pressure at the gun would affect the paint. I lowered from the normal 28psi to about 10psi with the trigger pulled. The solvent pop...
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    I would try not to cut into the door jamb at all....

    I would try not to cut into the door jamb at all. I would make a cut in the skin with the white paint and try to address all the rust through that hole. The door jamb is structural and should be left...
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    I would advise getting a quart of base coat from...

    I would advise getting a quart of base coat from a local body shop supplier and go to painting the interior and underside of panels you have. Make it a separate job and see how far a quart goes....
  13. Two things come to mind that donít include any...

    Two things come to mind that donít include any filler. 1. Grind a taper onto the edge of the piece you are attaching and countersink tapered head screws into the piece so they donít protrude. 2. Take...
  14. Thread: Stud welder

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    I got an HS UniSpotter#9000 from Len many years...

    I got an HS UniSpotter#9000 from Len many years ago and I am still using it and like it. Just last week as a matter of fact. One thing to remember with all pin spotters is that you burn the paint or...
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    This just came up for me a couple of months ago....

    This just came up for me a couple of months ago. Iím working on a pickup and have it parked along the sidewall of my shop. The hood, grill and bumper are off the truck. I also need to walk to the end...
  16. It looks doable but it has its drawbacks. In your...

    It looks doable but it has its drawbacks. In your photo the jig on the right looks unstable because of the narrow wheel base. I have a few eye bolts screwed into the ceiling of my shop and I can hang...
  17. Thread: Newbie Poject

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    I do stuff like that too but I put an oak 4x4 in...

    I do stuff like that too but I put an oak 4x4 in the bucket and put the other end to a hard spot on the frame, usually a bumper bracket. That ends up not moving the loader as long as the pulls are...
  18. Thread: Paint problem

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    Just a guess but it looks like someone stopped...

    Just a guess but it looks like someone stopped buffing before all the compound was used up and forgot to wipe the excess off. Maybe they are scratches left from the buffer. Out of ideas.

    Bob K
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    Yes, epoxy works over EDP. Bob K

    Yes, epoxy works over EDP.

    Bob K
  20. Thread: Paint Prep

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    If I was going to wait that long I would hit it...

    If I was going to wait that long I would hit it with a coat of 2k surfacer and take precautions to keep it clean and dry until just before I was going to paint it. The day before painting I would wet...
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    Tomorrow put base coat in the gun and try this....

    Tomorrow put base coat in the gun and try this. First, donít overlap, you have more than enough color on the car. You can spray just enough to hide the tiger stripes that happened because the wet...
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    I donít know how much space is behind the hole...

    I donít know how much space is behind the hole but I would fill the space with cloth like a towel or a beach towel or even a blanket if itís a big area. Then cut a piece of masking paper a little...
  23. Thread: lph80

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    I think you posted in the right section, I just...

    I think you posted in the right section, I just donít know the answer. I never use a mini gun. I spray everything with two regular size guns I own. One for primer and one for paint and clear. I turn...
  24. Thread: Fish Eyes

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    If he used reducer from the ULTRA 7000ģ RHF...

    If he used reducer from the ULTRA 7000ģ RHF Series Stabilizers RHF65-RHF95 line, they all contain an integrated catalyst. That’s a hardener in my mind. Don't know that for sure because I don’t use...
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    That happens with little die grinders too. Had to...

    That happens with little die grinders too. Had to laugh a little when I saw this post. My left hand is healing up from the same thing you mentioned. I was cutting a piece out of a floor panel last...
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    I like it. At first I thought you just wanted to...

    I like it. At first I thought you just wanted to repair a small blemish on a panel and try to match the factory look. Doing everything complete at the same time makes for a very nice matching job.
    ...
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    About a month ago I bought an air welder from...

    About a month ago I bought an air welder from Harbor Freight for less than $60 and a soldering iron type heater with a triangular tip for another $15. I wasnít expecting much but I was pleasantly...
  28. Thread: Paint gun puzzle

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    Is there supposed to be a gasket at the base of...

    Is there supposed to be a gasket at the base of the tip in the body of the gun? Maybe it fell out while cleaning and the tip isnít sealing and letting air back up into the cup. I donít have that kind...
  29. It sounds like what you are planning to do is...

    It sounds like what you are planning to do is what the association rules were made to prevent. The way around it is to rent garage space near by and have your truck towed to the space, or get your...
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    I think of adhesion promoters as adhesives. You...

    I think of adhesion promoters as adhesives. You need to use it in a situation where you are putting paint on a substrate that normally doesnít accept paint. Plastic is one case. Paint doesnít stick...
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    I use it and like it but I haven't used it on...

    I use it and like it but I haven't used it on plastic. Put 10% M193 Flex Additive in it after thinner and hardner are mixed in and try it out. You may want to wet sand it after it’s cured. Flex often...
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    I donít think you should sand the panels down,...

    I donít think you should sand the panels down, not if you want to have that same texture when youíre done. Itís hard to remake. If you want to do some art work with carving tools you may be able to...
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    Your edit is correct. Get a can of Poly Flex and...

    Your edit is correct. Get a can of Poly Flex and youíre good to go. The plastic parts may flex over the years from lots of different reasons, like bumping into a hard object you just put on the seat...
  34. Thread: Bracket shape?

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    How about making a bracket that fits close to the...

    How about making a bracket that fits close to the fender by hand and then putting urethane calk like windshield adhesive between it and the fender. Thatís like $20 a tube. If you are ok with...
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    I run my heat while painting to heat up the...

    I run my heat while painting to heat up the makeup air coming in to replace what is blown out by the exhaust fan. Itís a condensing gas furnace so no products of combustion get into the makeup air....
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    10 PSI at the cap is part of the legal...

    10 PSI at the cap is part of the legal description of a HVLP (high volume low pressure) gun. It’s part of the effort to lower pollution (overspray). You can not normally measure it unless you have a...
  37. Iíll make a guess. Are you adding any acetone to...

    Iíll make a guess. Are you adding any acetone to the epoxy to thin it out for better spraying? Even if you didnít add any thinner it sounds like the same reaction you get when you spray base coat on...
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    To make cleaning my gun easy I keep three cans of...

    To make cleaning my gun easy I keep three cans of lacquer thinner on my workbench. The first one I use is old used thinner that is quite dirty. I put a quart in a paint cup so it’s ready to go as...
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    If you buy a used door you can cut the skin of...

    If you buy a used door you can cut the skin of the old door by the handle. I would bet the connection to the latch is damaged so using the handle doesnít release the latch. With the skin opened up...
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    You can find a used door at a scrap yard. Look...

    You can find a used door at a scrap yard. Look for a red one and you may be able to get by without painting it. I donít know if the damage to the cab corner is accessible from the inside of the truck...
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    Many years ago when I first started fixing up...

    Many years ago when I first started fixing up totaled cars I was playing around with the gun settings and while painting the underside of a hood and I decided to reduce the air pressure to the gun. I...
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    I sprayed my scaffold sections with Rustoleum red...

    I sprayed my scaffold sections with Rustoleum red enamel 20 years ago and they still look good. True I canít see my reflection in the paint but it takes a beating and stays on the primer that I also...
  43. Thread: Rail Straighten

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    Iíve done work like that without a frame machine...

    Iíve done work like that without a frame machine by pulling the engine and transmission as a unit then getting the engine subframe off. That subframe may be damaged and prevent you from straightening...
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    I donít prime first but some do. Using two layers...

    I donít prime first but some do. Using two layers of primer is surely better for the guy selling primer. Look at the technical data sheet for your filler and you may see that it can be applied over...
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    If I was doing it I would make some modifications...

    If I was doing it I would make some modifications to your list like this.

    1) Use 80 grit sandpaper to roughen the area in need of filler
    2) Apply filler
    3) Block Sand filler with 80 grit
    4)...
  46. Thread: Time for paint

    by Bob K
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    You have me questioning what you mean by ratchet...

    You have me questioning what you mean by ratchet straps. I think of the fiber tie down straps I use on my trailer but think you must mean something else. Those straps donít have much lifting ability...
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    Did you check to see if a skin is still available...

    Did you check to see if a skin is still available from the dealer, or even aftermarket? Did you check www.car-part.com for a used roof that you could take the skin off of? If the search box shows up...
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    Sorry about that, I forgot about waterborne...

    Sorry about that, I forgot about waterborne paints and I shouldn't have. Many years ago I was convinced to switch from solvent based to waterborne. I got into the mind set that it was superior to...
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    Sounds good except number two. I donít worry...

    Sounds good except number two. I donít worry about humidity. It has never been a problem for me. The only time that I have heard of a problem is when spraying lacquer and that isnít done these days....
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    First thing that comes to mind is that there is a...

    First thing that comes to mind is that there is a miscommunication of some sort. How do the paint store people even know what gun you have? Iíve never been asked that. Do they want to sell you a gun?...
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