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  1. Thanks for the reply Len! That is encouraging...

    Thanks for the reply Len!

    That is encouraging and will be a relief not having multiples shelf-aging beyond usability.
  2. Single solution for seam seal, general seal & gasketing?

    What's the possibility of using a single part caulking gun applied seam sealer such as Fusor HD to also seal items such as roof rail weatherstrip channel to body and for select gasketing (e.g. heater...
  3. Difference between W&G Remover and Pre Paint Cleaner?

    I must have looked at over 20 different MSDS's to see which chemicals are used in different surface cleaners. For W&G cleaners alone it's amazing the spectrum of concoctions available as nearly every...
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    Finally had chance today to get at the molding....

    Finally had chance today to get at the molding. With the aid of a magnifying lens (to supplement these aging eyes) and good strong light, closer inspection revealed there indeed was a retaining lip...
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    Thanks for the pep talk! :D Repros aren't too...

    Thanks for the pep talk! :D

    Repros aren't too bad at about $55 for a pair (USA made). Would probably be at least half that for picked-parts even with kindness of others. Still, I'll have to spend...
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    Much appreciate the additional input! :thumb: ...

    Much appreciate the additional input! :thumb:

    It's really tempting to not remove the drip rail molding but I do see rust (albeit, very light surface rust) at a few locations of the roof rail...
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    Appreciate the cautionary reply Henry! Yeah,...

    Appreciate the cautionary reply Henry!

    Yeah, I'm being overly cautious with this molding removal since I've never seen them available as reproductions. With egg on my face I'll admit the pillar...
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    Thanks gentleman. Since it sounds like there's...

    Thanks gentleman.

    Since it sounds like there's no retaining/locking lip to overcome I'll give the heat gun a chance to free it up. Will let you know how I fare.
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    '65 Impala drip rail trim removal

    Have some mint condition chrome trim I'm wary of damaging. I assume it has adhesive/sealant sticking it well but wanted to make sure there wasn't a retaining lip (more so roof than pillar) preventing...
  10. Now that's great timing Josh C! Was just...

    Now that's great timing Josh C!

    Was just preparing to finalize my cart. As I don't foresee a need for 100% gloss I was content to go with KemPhlats Semi-Gloss and Flat-Gloss, not even considering...
  11. Much appreciate the reply! I was looking at...

    Much appreciate the reply!

    I was looking at the PPG AUE finishes as I had the impression it would be more in line cost wise with the smaller paint suppliers but, along with the minimum quantities...
  12. Thanks Len! That's exactly the practical...

    Thanks Len!

    That's exactly the practical experience I was hoping to hear. Now, if pigment behaves, I'm feeling the likelihood is I should have the success you do with the clears.
  13. Thanks for the reply Len! Aaargh! Being a...

    Thanks for the reply Len!

    Aaargh! Being a commercial/industrial product it seems they only want to sell by the gallon. I was really requiring no more than a quart of each. :(

    Another option...
  14. Is AUE-280/280LG a good option foe automotive use?

    I'd like to veer away from the difficulty-of-use and poor repeatability when using a color flattener for a single stage black urethane. After a little research I've come across the PPG AUE-280...
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    Final primer color?

    I'll be final coating my '65 Impala with a single stage urethane in the original color, Madeira Maroon (or off-the-shelf equivalent). I'm not wed to concourse correct coloring so was wondering how...
  16. Thanks for the replies! Absolutely, that is...

    Thanks for the replies!


    Absolutely, that is the unfortunate reality. My intention is just to impede the the inevitable for as long as possible.


    Actually had a few cans of that product...
  17. Appreciate the replies! Sorry for not responding...

    Appreciate the replies! Sorry for not responding sooner, was wholly preoccupied.

    tbm3fan, you hit my concern right on the head -- inside bottom lip of trunk lid which is not accessible (along with...
  18. Thanks gentleman! To give you the semi-long...

    Thanks gentleman!

    To give you the semi-long story. I have a '65 Impala SS that's been sitting out in the elements under various car covers since '87. Most of the skin has shed the original paint...
  19. Rust mitigation between panel and inner structure

    Hello All! I have a hood and trunk that are 60's metal and quite solid aside from rusting/scaling between the skin and inner structure. With no intention to delam what would be the best plan of...
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