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  1. Thread: Butt Welding

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    I'm argon/co2 on my Lincoln 175-t, from my...

    I'm argon/co2 on my Lincoln 175-t, from my reading last night, and Len's input, I'm going to switch to 25 ga wire and setup some test panels and dial in my process. Thanks for the info guys!
  2. Thread: Butt Welding

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    Haha! What wire size you guys using? I've got...

    Haha!
    What wire size you guys using? I've got .030, some are saying to use a smaller wire, like .025. And gap or no gap, the majority say put a gap in your butt weld the size of your wire....
  3. Thread: Butt Welding

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    Butt Welding

    When butt welding, do you get a 100% tight seam? That is to say zero pin holes. Welding in a 12x12 floor panel, I'm spot welding it, jumping around as not to warp, then knocking down the welds a bit....
  4. Thread: media blasting

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    Thats what I ended up doing, found a guy in...

    Thats what I ended up doing, found a guy in Union, $1500 for a Suburban.
  5. Thread: media blasting

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    media blasting

    Anyone know of a media blasting company in NJ or tri-state area that does blasting and would coat the body to? I would like to have it blasted and coated, not worry about dealing with any surface...
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    So I went and looked at this truck today, it has...

    So I went and looked at this truck today, it has a solid body, good rockers and other parts they don't make for the Suburban. My question is about removing panels off a donor vic, do you approach it...
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    Got all the rusted metal out, part of the...

    Got all the rusted metal out, part of the floor,inner rocker,kick panel and outer rocker. Like a dope, I pulled the truck in and started tearing it apart. Right after I cut the kick panel out, I...
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    Ok, thanks Len.

    Ok, thanks Len.
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    Do you coat the inside of the rocker with...

    Do you coat the inside of the rocker with anything before installing it? I was thinking of scuffing up the ecoat and putting a layer of Zero Rust. Then after it's painted 3m cavity wax.
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    Thanks Len, I was looking closer and realized the...

    Thanks Len, I was looking closer and realized the panel I need was the kick panel. After a little bit of searching, Auto Metal Direct has them, ordered it up.
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    So as I was removing more of the outter rocker,...

    So as I was removing more of the outter rocker, came across something I wasn't expecting. The inner panel of the A pillar comes down and out, sitting on the floor and inner rocker( blue arrows). Part...
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    What rust converter do you use to take care of...

    What rust converter do you use to take care of surface rust on inner panels, like surface rust in the A or B pillar cavities. Picklex? Thanks
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    Yes I have them, just cutting out the main...

    Yes I have them, just cutting out the main cancer, then trying to be as surgical as possible.
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    Nothing big, just started to cut some stuff out....

    Nothing big, just started to cut some stuff out. Definitely have some questions coming up.
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    Thanks Kevin, your truck came out amazing. I...

    Thanks Kevin, your truck came out amazing. I pulled the trigger on the Plus gun a couple of times, for the price it's an awesome gun.
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    Thanks for the link, please I'll take all...

    Thanks for the link, please I'll take all criticism I can, it will make for a better end to my project. I was just joking with you, I have a pretty good sense of humor, nothing you said was taken...
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    Henry Yes it will be, this is not my first big...

    Henry

    Yes it will be, this is not my first big project, I've had many types of vehicles, in many different stages of repair. Be it gutting and redoing interiors, powertrain or suspension. But this...
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    Got all the parts in to start the right side...

    Got all the parts in to start the right side repairs. Have the inner/outer rocker panels, rear cab support and the floor pan. Might start it this weekend.
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    Got the fender and door off. Need to remove the...

    Got the fender and door off. Need to remove the rear pass door.
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    1986 GMC Suburban 2500 Restoration

    Starting the body work on the family Suburban. We've had the truck from day one, and she's been up and down the whole East coast a few times, and been through six new drivers. Being a Northern truck,...
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    Thanks for the info guys, I didn't think I had to...

    Thanks for the info guys, I didn't think I had to support the body, thanks for the heads up Henry. All the panels will be here on Tuesday, so I'll will be starting soon.
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    86 GMC Suburban

    Has anyone ever done full rockers on a 73-91 Burban? I've seen some good vids on Youtube, but they were all on pickups. Haven't been able to find anything, so I thought I'd ask here. Thanks21223
  23. For a longer and higher level of protection, you...

    For a longer and higher level of protection, you could use Optimum Gloss-Coat or something like it. They fall in the clear nano coating systems. I've used a few, and was very happy with the results....
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    Don't tell me that! Lol. It's just starting on...

    Don't tell me that! Lol. It's just starting on the driver door and rear quarter. Really don't have the time or $$$ to start anything major. But definitely don't want it to continue. The car will be...
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    Clear coat breaking down

    94 Camaro clear is breaking down. Looking to do a temp fix to get it through the next few years. Plan to sand off clear to base coat, respray and clear. What grit should I cut the clear with? 600....
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    Ok, thanks for the info Len. Will be placing an...

    Ok, thanks for the info Len. Will be placing an order shortly.
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    Hobbyair respirator hood

    I will be getting the Hobbyair 1 with the direct feed hood. In my research I have found some people saying they could smell paint with the hood. I'm going with the hood because of my large beard and...
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    Thanks for the info. I really want to use an...

    Thanks for the info. I really want to use an epoxy. I think the other brand he had was northstar epoxy primer, with a price of $350 for a gallon. The Matrix was $200, might just have to bite the...
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    Direct to metal Primer

    My jobber can't get the epoxy primer I want, and the other brand he has in too expensive. He has a DTM primer Matrix MP-200. I've used Matrix before and like, but never really heard of DTM. Is it...
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    The best way to sharpen a bit. Drill Dr, by hand,...

    The best way to sharpen a bit. Drill Dr, by hand, bench grinder. How do you guys do it? Lets see pics, dull bit.Sharpen it, and see the results.
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    Thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately we never...

    Thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately we never got the space, I think we scared the owner with all are legal talk. Which is a real set back! It was a amazing deal and we have yet to find anything...
  32. Thread: Rupes tool

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    I'll leave the traditional polisher vs Rupes...

    I'll leave the traditional polisher vs Rupes alone, and give you just my opinion on the Rupes. It is a extremely well balanced machine. One handed operation, if need be, is a walk in the park. You...
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    I've been following this, awesome job, looks...

    I've been following this, awesome job, looks great!!
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    Ok sounds good. Any info or heard of this?^^^^

    Ok sounds good. Any info or heard of this?^^^^
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    The cowl is going to be painted one color and the...

    The cowl is going to be painted one color and the flat part of the hood another. Thinking the cowl will be blue and the flat section will be black. Plan is to shoot the black in SS, tape off, then...
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    Ok thanks, hope to have it painted by the end of...

    Ok thanks, hope to have it painted by the end of this week.
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    Hey Len I already have the Poly-flex down and...

    Hey Len

    I already have the Poly-flex down and feathered out nicely. I have 80 grit and some pin holes to cover. I bought USC Auto body Icing to put over the whole cowl and where I feathered it...
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    Back at it! At the point that I'm going to use a...

    Back at it! At the point that I'm going to use a polyester finishing putty as my final coat to fill some pin holes and 80 grit sanding marks. Is the polyester finishing putty flexible enough that i...
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    Replacement sheet metal

    I have a lot of metal to replace on a 86 Suburban. Anyone recommend a good place to get replacement metal? It needs rockers, inner rockers, driver/pass floors and rear quarter panels. Thanks
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    So true! Well after calling the state again!...

    So true!
    Well after calling the state again! And dealing with a nasty secretary, I said the hell with them and started calling local. Two calls and had all my question answered. The wastewater...
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    Sorry, should have specified, we are opening a...

    Sorry, should have specified, we are opening a shop and the land owner is worryed about the EPA, so I'm trying to nail down what the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) should...
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    NJ EPA wastewater rules?

    Anybody have any insight as to what Nj epa rules are with wastewater water from auto detailing? It will be discharged into a sewer drain not a storm drain, so right off the bat I need an oil...
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    I forgot I had this on here, I have to get it...

    I forgot I had this on here, I have to get it ready for August, going to the beach for a week. It needs a new front rim/tire/tube. On the ‘‘hardcore'' bike forums they definitely would disagree with...
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    I don't know about PPG but the Matrix's soild...

    I don't know about PPG but the Matrix's soild base and metallics flow out nice with good coverage.
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    Should I be using a flex additive in both the...

    Should I be using a flex additive in both the epoxy and 2K primer?
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    Yes, I've definitely kept that in my mind, as you...

    Yes, I've definitely kept that in my mind, as you stressed it in earlier posts. Nothing but Poly-Flex is between the fiberglass and metal.
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    Well its been some time!hahaha. But I think I...

    Well its been some time!hahaha. But I think I will be finishing this hood with in this year. It was put on the side lines for a while, but its back. The first mistake I made was using the negative...
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    Yeah, that's what it all boils down to, peeling...

    Yeah, that's what it all boils down to, peeling paint and rust, if it wasn't for the historian in me, I would blast the whole thing and repaint. But its made it 72 years with this paint on it and I'd...
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    Hey Len The main point I was getting at is to...

    Hey Len

    The main point I was getting at is to keep the original paint, just trying to stop the rust and maybe make it look better. Sean
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    1941 Schwinn Dx

    So I would like to maintain the bikes original paint, but some spot are pretty bad. My plan was to 1.Clean it, then try and neutralize the rust with Picklex
    2. Gently try and bring some life back to...
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