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  1. Thread: next steps

    by bmarler
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    like len says, finish with 220 grit.(or 240) i...

    like len says, finish with 220 grit.(or 240) i usually do first pass with 80 grit, switch to 180, finish with 220. be sure you leave enough filler on the first passes so there's something to remove...
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    weller makes a good quality soldering gun for...

    weller makes a good quality soldering gun for that. you can use a pencil torch too. hey phil, do you flux first before soldering or just go right to the clean metal?
  3. Thread: Need Help!

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    not seeing it in person makes it tough to...

    not seeing it in person makes it tough to diagnose, but it kind of sounds like the paint dried on it's way to the surface. and may also a factor of pressure making it bounce off the surface, sort of...
  4. Thread: next steps

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    filler contamination is a real concern for stuff...

    filler contamination is a real concern for stuff that sits in the shop for extended periods. if i'm not ready to cover it with something i'll cover the car with that thin masking plastic.
    ronf, ...
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    you'll need to check the product data sheet to...

    you'll need to check the product data sheet to see what the required film build is supposed to be. different paints have different amounts of solids, that affects the film thickness. typically for...
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    it's all about perforation. if there are actual...

    it's all about perforation. if there are actual holes in the metal then new metal is required for a long lasting repair. if you use a quality windshield shop they'll let you know the extent of the...
  7. Thread: next steps

    by bmarler
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    Looks like the upper center has kind of a hard...

    Looks like the upper center has kind of a hard edge? I like the edges to be pretty much transparent. I might hit it with a skim coat of glazing putty to fine tune it, or hit it with primer and block...
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    i like the cavity wax for clean metal, haven't...

    i like the cavity wax for clean metal, haven't used it over surface corrosion yet. have you?
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    nice fit up marten, it almost seems like the...

    nice fit up marten, it almost seems like the repair panel is designed for you to cut it to pieces and use only what you need, not replace the entire part. as long as the radius areas end up in the...
  10. Thread: next steps

    by bmarler
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    i use more of a belt and braces approach. i go...

    i use more of a belt and braces approach. i go epoxy first. then a waterproof filler for the first pass, then regular filler to tweak the surface, then seal with more epoxy. i also take an enormous...
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    this is what i like for that...

    this is what i like for that
    https://www.waxoyl-usa.com/products/corrosion-protection/120-4.html
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    looks like a perfect fit, nice job. funny how...

    looks like a perfect fit, nice job. funny how those replacement pieces are never really right. is from continuing to use the stamping die after it's worn out? or are the dies just not right from the...
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    some discussion with the blaster is warranted for...

    some discussion with the blaster is warranted for sure. that's a very disappointing situation. the surface finish of the metal seems extremely rough, maybe it's just the picture but i don't think...
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    i keep an old sharpe siphon feed gun for certain...

    i keep an old sharpe siphon feed gun for certain projects. i can't remember what model is is right now, but it takes these color coded air caps depending on what you're spraying. i took the cup off...
  15. Thread: wet sanding

    by bmarler
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    if you're talking about the spray max clear, or...

    if you're talking about the spray max clear, or something similar, put it in the fridge to extend the pot life. just re-warm it before using it again. i think you don't need to do anything besides...
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    ronf's advice is good, turning that fan around...

    ronf's advice is good, turning that fan around and going positive pressure has several benefits. mostly it helps keeping the dust and insects from coming in at every crack and opening. i would turn...
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    it would be nice to re-wet the floor, but i don't...

    it would be nice to re-wet the floor, but i don't do it for fear of getting water on my project. i don't get the floor really wet, just damp.
    i use kraft paper backed lumber wrap to line my floor so...
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    i'm a bit north of you but have similar weather i...

    i'm a bit north of you but have similar weather i think. i don't have my heat on while spraying. i try to get everything nice and warm, shut off the heat right before i spray. like you say, clear the...
  19. It is there for a vibration dampener only, no...

    It is there for a vibration dampener only, no other reason. If you don't install a product such as Hushmat or Dynamat on the underside of roof panel you will get vibration in the cab. Vibration...
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    i'm in the dedicated urethane sealer camp. i've...

    i'm in the dedicated urethane sealer camp. i've had better luck with it laying out thin and flat then the reduced epoxy. (i probably just need to play with the epoxy more though) it will cover small...
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    sometimes if there's too much wind noise the...

    sometimes if there's too much wind noise the factory can use sealer as a way to fill gaps and reduce the noise. on early series of vehicles the sealer is the fix, on later series a new stamping die...
  22. i thought the same thing until he posted that...

    i thought the same thing until he posted that it's jau. (shop line) see it here: https://www.craggyaero.com/Ventus/SLJBP+JBP+Acrylic+Urethane+Basecoat+04+17-1.pdf
  23. just like buying a good compressor, i don't think...

    just like buying a good compressor, i don't think i've ever heard someone say they regret buying a great spray gun. i'm using a 4400 and find it fits my style very well. the 4600 is a faster gun. i...
  24. a wire wheel can work ok for working the loose...

    a wire wheel can work ok for working the loose rust from a frame or trailer but i don't like it for exterior sheet metal. it won't really dig the rust out like blasting will. it can sort of burnish...
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    i usually do primer one coat at a time. first...

    i usually do primer one coat at a time. first block with 180/220 should work fine to get things level, then work up the grits. second coat (if needed) i finish with 400 for solid colors, 600 for...
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    Plan on it. You can't go through two more grits...

    Plan on it. You can't go through two more grits without having some more burn through. Id do the 220 and then spot prime the burn through areas. Hit those with 220 and move to 400.
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    i didn't think martin senour had an imron type...

    i didn't think martin senour had an imron type paint. (polyester urethane) at least i don't see any on the website. those paints are fairly specialized though, so maybe it's just not on the site....
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    you should check out the classroom section of...

    you should check out the classroom section of this website. lots of questions can be answered right there. look at the working with filler section for info on how you need to handle that part of the...
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    i've never been happy with the results if i try...

    i've never been happy with the results if i try to cover old original paint with new paint. especially very old paint. i can'y imagine original 1962 paint not needing correction on every panel. i...
  30. completely agree with tommieb. you have to fully...

    completely agree with tommieb. you have to fully remove the rust or it will just start bubbling the paint in a few months. in order to save money, maybe just look into having someone replace the...
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    all of the industrial epoxy i've used is meant to...

    all of the industrial epoxy i've used is meant to be top coated. they usually sell a system. epoxy foundation with urethane top coat. that said, i have a section of metal outside with only the epoxy...
  32. Thread: Gap filler

    by bmarler
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    seam sealer is often used on the exterior. (think...

    seam sealer is often used on the exterior. (think roof panel seams) but that part is plastic, and if it's flimsy (like a lot of them are) the seam will most likely fail. i've had some success filling...
  33. Thread: Gap filler

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    if that panel is very secure and won't move or...

    if that panel is very secure and won't move or vibrate, it seems like a good seam sealer might do it. it won't blend it to be invisible but could look like it was intended to be there.
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    was it a one part paint or a 2k? i use a ton of...

    was it a one part paint or a 2k? i use a ton of industrial paints and there's night and day difference in how they perform. another good way to go is to use good old rustoleum and add acrylic enamel...
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    i've what i think is a similar product....

    i've what i think is a similar product. cloverdale paints has a line of industrial 2k urethane that i use on equipment sometimes. i use a tintable epoxy first and top coat with the urethane. it's a...
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    i'm with you on that. if i were in a production...

    i'm with you on that. if i were in a production shop it would be different though i'm sure. but being that i do it for fun, i wait till everything has a good long time to fully harden and shrink. i...
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    possibly. i like to sand with 2500 or 3000 before...

    possibly. i like to sand with 2500 or 3000 before compounding. i don't use 105 so i can't vouch for the scratch it can remove. the haziness can also happen when the clear is too soft to hold the...
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    You'll still see the peel if you polish now. You...

    You'll still see the peel if you polish now. You may need to add more clear to that before you're all done. When I used the spray max before, I let it sit longer than regular clear before wet...
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    my wife once sealed up a 1 inch gap around the...

    my wife once sealed up a 1 inch gap around the windshield of her drive-able totaled pickup truck with 3m 5200 sealant. not exactly pretty, but effective.
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    i love the unusual approach to the door handles....

    i love the unusual approach to the door handles. kinda like shaved, but not. not going to see another one like it at the show.
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    i'd take the 4700 and let the car go. it's...

    i'd take the 4700 and let the car go. it's amazing what you can find on the used car market if you look around a little. i like to look for 10 year old luxury cars as they can be amazing bargains....
  42. spraying with the roof panel vertical will help...

    spraying with the roof panel vertical will help keep dust nibs down and make it easier to shoot. i'd opt for that. if there are slight differences in how the finish comes out you are less likely to...
  43. most shops won't do a single stage blend as...

    most shops won't do a single stage blend as there's too much risk of problems down the road. i think with the pale color on that a blend could be possible as i think dark colors tend to halo worse...
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    pretty sure just about anything can go over 2k...

    pretty sure just about anything can go over 2k primer. i'd do an adhesion test to be sure the original lacquer topcoat is bonded well first though. 2k primer has the advantage of less chance of...
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    i use a roper whitney punch. i've had the #5...

    i use a roper whitney punch. i've had the #5 punch before but now i use the #xx as it has a deeper throat.
    these are good heavy duty hand held tools and there's a good selection of dies for them....
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    centari and delstar, my old friends... no paint...

    centari and delstar, my old friends...
    no paint company is going to give a recommendation as it opens them to liability in case of trouble. personally i don't think there will be any trouble as long...
  47. Thread: Tamco paint

    by bmarler
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    agreed, i typically use ppg as that's what my...

    agreed, i typically use ppg as that's what my local jobber carries. another member here recommended i give the tamco a try so i thought i would. just haven't had an opportunity. (as in the right low...
  48. Thread: Tamco paint

    by bmarler
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    which clear did you use? was it the high speed...

    which clear did you use? was it the high speed stuff? i still want to try the 15 minute clear but haven't had the opportunity yet.
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    i've used omni epoxy several times. len gives...

    i've used omni epoxy several times. len gives good advice to let it harden, but don't wait too long. when i use that epoxy i wait 24 hours for it to firm up and then hit it with 80 grit where i need...
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    totally agree with len and henry. i don't tack...

    totally agree with len and henry. i don't tack between coats as it's just too risky. i'd rather have a couple of extra nibs to deal with than have some other problem crop up from touching a green...
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