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  1. lookin at the pics, theres what appears to be...

    lookin at the pics, theres what appears to be scuff marks ive encountered and was able to remove with an aggressive claybar.
    plus the OP said,"Goal would be to see what I can do on my own without...
  2. looks like some scuffing happened- like the piece...

    looks like some scuffing happened- like the piece of trim got between the deer and the quarterpanel for a bit.
    id start with an aggressive claybar and see what that cleans up.
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    i started with the devilbiss startingline 3 gun...

    i started with the devilbiss startingline 3 gun kit and was being all professional and keepin them in my clean purdy case. even decorated the case with cool stickers!
    ended up tossin it and storing...
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    one thing id suggest,after tryin it myself; dont...

    one thing id suggest,after tryin it myself;
    dont spray interior walls with a spray gun.
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    when ive done it i did epoxy then undercoat....

    when ive done it i did epoxy then undercoat. seems spraying base then covering it with undercoating would be a waste of money and product.

    as far as brand of undercoating or epoxy, i wont...
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    doing touchup/ small repair work on vehicles, ive...

    doing touchup/ small repair work on vehicles, ive found that using both a paint code or a color match light, its not very easy to get an exact match. there can be varying reasons why,but my best...
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    i used featherfill with a starting line with 1.8...

    i used featherfill with a starting line with 1.8 tip a few years ago. thinned 10%- as advised after a call to evercoat- it sprayed, but left a heckuvan OP. which i didn't find much of a problem since...
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    i started with a devilbiss startinline. it says...

    i started with a devilbiss startinline. it says devilbiss it must be good right?
    no, not really.
    stepped up to a finishline3. major improvements as in a whole lot less OP in CC and bc layed a lot...
  9. Thread: Painting Wood

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    in all honesty, thats my thoughts,too. when i...

    in all honesty, thats my thoughts,too. when i expanded my woodworking hobby i got a lane coffee table from a friend who was gonna burn it. the finish was pretty rough and i spent quite a few hours...
  10. any chance youve done some surfin for info here?...

    any chance youve done some surfin for info here?
    http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/
  11. if ya werent losing coolant id think a few...

    if ya werent losing coolant id think a few things.
    tstat, even though new it could be a problem. with my saturn ive heard people have problems is a stant brand isnt used.learned that after replacing...
  12. have ya checked hoses to heater core? pull...

    have ya checked hoses to heater core?
    pull dipstick and check oil.also stick yer finger in where ya add oil, with the engine off, and wipe around.waterthat gets inside an engine will steam, goto...
  13. Thread: Painting Wood

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    any possibility that the solvent cleaner soaked...

    any possibility that the solvent cleaner soaked into the wood and didnt evaporate before painting?
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    Is metal flake metal?

    Haven't been here inna while but hadda a question.
    Was talkin with someone who gets into high power rocketry who had a problem with the electronics in his rocket and was told it was caused by the...
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    any rust on the underside of the hood? im...

    any rust on the underside of the hood? im wonderin if the rust came from the backside through to top.

    also wonderin if the filler and primer is possibly from the factory.
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    all buffed up and almost ready to go....

    all buffed up and almost ready to go. unfortunately I found bad motor mounts and gotta replace them first.
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    The passenger's side door was intentionally...

    The passenger's side door was intentionally designed 4 inches longer than the driver's side door, to encourage backseat riders to enter the vehicle on the curb side.
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    its not mine. the lady that owns it I s an old...

    its not mine. the lady that owns it I s an old hippie. she wanted me to do some purple flake flowers all over it. I suggested she wait and see what it looks like without it and if she wanted flowers...
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    and how she sits today. almost done!...

    and how she sits today. almost done!
    14246142471424814249
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    1977 AMC pacer bodywork and paint

    had this pull in my driveway about 13 months ago. it needed some pretty serious bodywork, but believe it or not the undercarriage is pretty solid and the drivetrain is,too. except for the fenders all...
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    cool beans! thanks!

    cool beans! thanks!
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    solvent over waterborne?

    still just a hobbiest. friend has an '09 HHR that needs a lil repairwork. paintcode says the base is a waterborne. is it safe to spray a solvent based base over waterborne?
  23. the Makita thing caught my attention,too. im...

    the Makita thing caught my attention,too. im hopin ya meant on yer airvantage sander.
  24. Thread: BC/CC on wood

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    done it quite often here. if the project stays...

    done it quite often here. if the project stays inside, it holds up great. if its outside, I haven't had much luck with it holding up for too many years. unless using MDO.
  25. heres something you may want to do to encourage...

    heres something you may want to do to encourage ya to keep on workin:
    take that fender outside and look at it in the sun.
  26. to add to what henry said, look at what ya have...

    to add to what henry said, look at what ya have done instead of focusing on what ya have left. whatever ya did to get the great results ya have so far, repeat. I found,for me, that thinkin," I got...
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    im thinkin they didn't use plywood. if ya want...

    im thinkin they didn't use plywood.
    if ya want to save some $$, search local sawmills and use ash. its a strong wood and less expensive than oak( in most areas).
    if ya want to use plywood, make...
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    just a greenhorn hobbiest workin out of a...

    just a greenhorn hobbiest workin out of a shot-in-a-garage and ive gotten some pretty darn good results with what i do.
    one thing ive learned is that most dirt/debris in the paint comes fromt he...
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    i gotta wake up. I thought you were thinkin...

    i gotta wake up. I thought you were thinkin staple them to the car!

    I get piles of bed sheets and towels to use as rags from the local st Vincent store pretty cheap.
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    CL has worked for me,too, adding the listing in...

    CL has worked for me,too, adding the listing in several locations. don't reply to emails. serious people will call.
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    if paint is sprayed on chrome, eventually its...

    if paint is sprayed on chrome, eventually its gonna fall off.for best results, pull the wheels off, remove the tires and have the rims sandblasted. this'll give the primer a good rough surface to...
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    the porter cable 7424 is what i use ( with an...

    the porter cable 7424 is what i use ( with an interfaces pad ) to sand off old paint/primer. it has a very large throw.i also use it for polishing.
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    plus attention to detail.

    plus attention to detail.
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    try some simple green.

    try some simple green.
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    does the ultra 7000 line come in single stage?

    does the ultra 7000 line come in single stage?
  36. Thread: paint booth

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    yupyupyup. just a greenhorn hobbiest here who...

    yupyupyup. just a greenhorn hobbiest here who does 5-6 vehicles a year, but am gettin beter results. i work in my shop-in-a-garage and paint in the same area the bodywork is done it. i spend a full...
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    lookin for a pair of welding goggles.

    doin some metal replacement on a truck, i noticed that i can into positions that my helemt can be rather difficult to have on, weld, and see what im doin. anyone know where i may be able to pick up...
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    well that was a brilliant idea. yup, its wax....

    well that was a brilliant idea. yup, its wax. that worked pretty darn good,too. thanks len!
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    how to remove cavity wax???

    got a 98 silverado im puttin new rockers and lower door skins on. there was work done on the doors at one time and cavity wax applied inside the doors. i want to get the lower parts of the door free...
  40. Thread: rust in floor

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    that repair i did ont he firebird: hot the area...

    that repair i did ont he firebird: hot the area with a 24 grit disc before applying. yup, it all popped off.

    i think tigerhair is longer strand than kitty hair.
  41. Thread: rust in floor

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    you may want to look at where the rust through...

    you may want to look at where the rust through is. im not sure how the seats bolt down on a camaro, but i had a rust problem on a 97 firebird that i patched with tigerhair. the problem was the rust...
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    you may want to check dealerships. some wont put...

    you may want to check dealerships. some wont put a trade in under a certain $$ on their lot and have a set value for em to go to auction, then the others get scrapped. theres some pretty good...
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    great work! so, is he addicted yet?:goof:

    great work! so, is he addicted yet?:goof:
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    just the opinion of a greenhorn hobbiest, but i'd...

    just the opinion of a greenhorn hobbiest, but i'd rather put in the labor to take it to bare metal than spend more money in materials on a chance.
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    sssshhhheeeewww!! ya really started another great...

    sssshhhheeeewww!! ya really started another great debate:goof:.
    the only opinion that really counts is yours. if you feel its worth it, then its worth it.
    i am just a greenhorn hobbiest but have...
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    the way i tell when to change grits is go in...

    the way i tell when to change grits is go in different directions with every grit. sand in straight lines with say, 1000. go to 1500 and sand at a diagonal to what i was doing with the 1000. use a...
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    [QUOTE=Len;202326]Actually motor oil works quite...

    [QUOTE=Len;202326]Actually motor oil works quite well if you apply it regularly, that's why those leaking old cars don't rust underneath when they get a constant oil bath.

    had a man last year...
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    great advise from len and i too am gonna be...

    great advise from len and i too am gonna be trying SPI soon. as for mistakes, a quality gun will help reduce the chance of mistakes. of course, gun set up and technique will also play an important...
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    that sure seems rather complicated. i take the...

    that sure seems rather complicated. i take the path others have taught me and it seems to work pretty good. start on drivers side and shoot the roof and pillars. jump to passenger side and shoot the...
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    i also have a copper tekna with 7e7 cap. great...

    i also have a copper tekna with 7e7 cap. great gun. atomization is awesome. it lays metallics great and hear its awesome for pearls and candies, too. however, i can screw up ANY paint with it and can...
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