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    Is it a flat piece of metal or a complex shape? ...

    Is it a flat piece of metal or a complex shape? If it has a lot of shape then I'd recommend going with a used piece of metal but if it's flat then make it yourself.
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    My favorite is RM 822. Most of these type...

    My favorite is RM 822. Most of these type products are designed to be used over cured paint or plastic but there is no chemical reaction between them and the substrate, it's the bond with the clean,...
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    Yes the Sagola 4400, 4500 and 4600 are all...

    Yes the Sagola 4400, 4500 and 4600 are all excellent guns as are the 3300 and 4100 guns.
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    In most cases an owner of a Sagola won't sell it...

    In most cases an owner of a Sagola won't sell it unless they want to purchase a new one.
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    Most of the time that edge could age poorly and...

    Most of the time that edge could age poorly and as time passes it could start to flake off without primer under it. You might want to try some clear adhesion promoter.
  6. Thread: 2K epoxy test

    by Len
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    It's been my experience with most hardeners is...

    It's been my experience with most hardeners is that they tend to crystallize when they start to age. When they crystallize they produce solid particles that float around in the hardener so if you...
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    Sanding filler primer using a DA sander can...

    Sanding filler primer using a DA sander can depend on a couple of variables. Since sanding the primer is usually the last step before spraying on your top coat the sanding needs to be fairly level...
  8. If you brought the truck into our shop we would...

    If you brought the truck into our shop we would remove the existing paint using a sander then probably treat the rusted areas using Picklex 20 then prime the top using Optex primer then sand and...
  9. I've never top coated Slick Sand without sanding...

    I've never top coated Slick Sand without sanding it but I have top coated it without putting anything on top and it's worked fine. However if you're using a good top coat paint you can probably get...
  10. If I want it guaranteed to last I'd sand the...

    If I want it guaranteed to last I'd sand the groove with some 80 grit then fill it with Fusor 152 and tweak it with a flexible primer. But the Fusor needs a dispenser gun so the price would be a...
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    Hi Steve, welcome aboard. What we would do is...

    Hi Steve, welcome aboard.

    What we would do is have the supplier mix up a pint of the color then spray a test to see/compare the result and decide if it's close enough before purchasing enough to...
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    In most cases using a sander to remove the...

    In most cases using a sander to remove the existing paint and rust can do the job but it can't get into the divots caused by the heavier rusted areas. If the stripping process leaves you clean metal...
  13. Using body filler to fill open holes usually...

    Using body filler to fill open holes usually won't last but a week or two before it starts to crack or fail but there are quick and cheap ways to have it last longer.

    1. Grind around the area to...
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    If you're using decent quality paint it should...

    If you're using decent quality paint it should cover properly and the color of the primer should have no effect on the color. However a low cost paint may be effected by the primer color.

    When...
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    On the areas where you have rust and/or peeling...

    On the areas where you have rust and/or peeling paint you should strip off the old paint and rust then convert the rust with some Picklex 20 then apply either epoxy primer or Zero Rust.

    If you...
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    If that's the only seam you have you can get away...

    If that's the only seam you have you can get away with a small tube of the good stuff. The plastic dispenser allows you to use a standard caulk gun.

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  17. Thread: Gap filler

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    If the shape can be adjusted you may be able to...

    If the shape can be adjusted you may be able to warm it and bend the plastic to get it closer or better shape. Flexible filler would be OK if needed but a good flexible filler like Poly Flex would...
  18. Thread: Buffer

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    Great info Phil. How long can you buff with the...

    Great info Phil. How long can you buff with the wireless Milwaukee on one battery and how much heavier is it than a corded machine?
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    Is that a rocker panel cover and is the ground...

    Is that a rocker panel cover and is the ground effect panel plastic or metal? Post a picture showing a larger area.
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    I recently invested in battery powered pole saw...

    I recently invested in battery powered pole saw and weed eater and they both work great. My only complaint is the length of time that the battery allow the tools to perform, if I have a big job to...
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    That's correct it's the #43. For spraying...

    That's correct it's the #43.

    For spraying upside down hold the gun upside down pull the trigger until the air is out of the cup then the gun will spray in any position.
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    Yes, that thread was posted ten years ago and the...

    Yes, that thread was posted ten years ago and the Plus is probably he same gun but other guns perform much better. If you notice there are other recommendations on that same thread that are also...
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    Mine was the Plus, same result.

    Mine was the Plus, same result.
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    The Plus gun atomized well but the fan pattern is...

    The Plus gun atomized well but the fan pattern is small and DeVilbiss came out with much better guns in the following years. I'm sure Eastwood got a good deal on that old model.
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