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    With my break bender, shrinker/spreader and my...

    With my break bender, shrinker/spreader and my bead roller I could make that piece in about 2-3 hours. I seriously doubt that piece was glued on, but I could be wrong. Sometimes those tacks can be...
  2. Thread: Seal Coat

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    Jimmy, If your doing a 3-7 day epoxy you...

    Jimmy,

    If your doing a 3-7 day epoxy you might consider letting that epoxy sit 12-24 hours before top coating, it will help reduce chances of vapor pop. Check your TDS for max time to bc/cc to...
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    Finally ready for paint

    Pulling the body sometime this week for painting. Finally have all the trim work, garnish moldings, door jambs, etc. painted. The fenders, running boards and 4 part folding hood are painted and ready...
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    Damn Len that is heart breaking. I love the 59'...

    Damn Len that is heart breaking. I love the 59' (batwing) to 64' Impalas.
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    GPS tracking for classic cars

    Okay this may be a bit off topic for P&B repair but it does tie in to some degree in terms of high end classic cars. On all of my personal classic cars and many of my fellow hot rod enthusiasts we...
  6. You can go either single or 2 stage. I prefer 2...

    You can go either single or 2 stage. I prefer 2 stage as it gives me more options down the road for touch ups and repairs as well as some limited repairs during the bc shooting. Also, if you thing...
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    Jimmy, Sounds like a plan. I think in the...

    Jimmy,

    Sounds like a plan. I think in the amount of time you have been working on this your making really good progress. I still have to caution you on your oil misted parts, even if your not...
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    Jimmy, I would use a scoth brite pad with W&G...

    Jimmy,

    I would use a scoth brite pad with W&G remover for cleaning all those parts. An oil mist in the painting area can be a disaster. It's the reason my compressor is not in the booth but I...
  9. Jimmy What machine did you buy? I have a...

    Jimmy

    What machine did you buy? I have a consew 225 that was restored by a professional who used to sew saddles. I sometimes think that machine can sew through steel, scares the hell of me on...
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    I have used fish eye eliminator on a few...

    I have used fish eye eliminator on a few occasions for specific paints but am not a big fan of it. On your U-Pol hb use the biggest tip you have. I shoot HB's with a finishline using either a 1.8 or...
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    I using Icing by USC, however there are many...

    I using Icing by USC, however there are many similar products on the market i.e. Evercoat Polyester glazing 425 or this one Len sells works really good:...
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    Jimmy, On your " 4:1 DTM Primer" was this by...

    Jimmy,

    On your " 4:1 DTM Primer" was this by any chance your HB primer? You need to check your TDS as products like Feather Fill and Slick Sand have less than a 30 minute pot life and will...
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    Exactly the way I do it, only with a common red...

    Exactly the way I do it, only with a common red shop towel with splayed out fingers. I have a feeling you need to shoot 1 or 2 more coats of high build as it appears really close when observing the...
  14. Happy holidays to you as well Jimmy. Spending...

    Happy holidays to you as well Jimmy. Spending quality time with the kids is always the best, having something in common to work on together is just that much better! FYI, our sons are the same age
  15. Or perhaps your son saw something in this build...

    Or perhaps your son saw something in this build you didn't? Maybe he watched his dad trying to restore a labor of love that was originally purchased by his grandfather in 1959 and wanted you too have...
  16. Thread: Mirka vs Indasa

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    Len, If my jobber is no longer going to carry...

    Len,

    If my jobber is no longer going to carry the Mirka I will have you ship me a case. I'll get back with you as soon as I talk to him, he is due by next Tuesday (he comes every 1st and 3rd...
  17. Thread: Mirka vs Indasa

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    Mirka vs Indasa

    Ran out of my normal Mirka 23-584-600 (600 grit) for final sand prior to top coating. Supplier is out as well but has Indasa 600 grit. Both of these are the 2.75" rolls. How do these 2 products...
  18. Thread: Bumper?

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    Just as bmarler stated, cut out each hole and...

    Just as bmarler stated, cut out each hole and stitch weld. Myself and bmaler have been doing our own powder coat for some time and we will both tell you "what you see on the surface will be...
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    I've done a few of these exposed filler necks on...

    I've done a few of these exposed filler necks on the older trucks. I used to use Por15 but ran into the problem with chipping so I started coating it with a vulcanized rubber compound similar to...
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    Evapo Rust is a good product but can take awhile...

    Evapo Rust is a good product but can take awhile to work on deeply corroded parts. It contains an organic chelating agent for removal as opposed to an acid so it won't harm your parts. This same...
  21. Thread: 1940s gas pump

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    Oh heck yes! I forgot all about that series. Is...

    Oh heck yes! I forgot all about that series. Is it still televised, haven't seen it in several years?
  22. Thread: 1940s gas pump

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    Brian, I love this! It is one of the reasons...

    Brian,

    I love this! It is one of the reasons I am going to do a Route 66 tour next fall. Really looking forward to that drive. Any members not to far off the beaten path from Rt. 66 I'll try and...
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    I typically H&D doors on the vehicle, is this not...

    I typically H&D doors on the vehicle, is this not possible for your project? Can you make your own dolly and weld on an extension handle? I have bought several sets of cheap dollies in the past and...
  24. Thread: Paint chip repair

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    JC and Len gave you great advice. Just to throw...

    JC and Len gave you great advice. Just to throw in my 2 pennies, from what I see you don't have a hard chip to fix if your willing to fix it yourself. As long as the chips can be filled with the...
  25. Thread: 1940s gas pump

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    Thank you henry and Brian

    Brian, I agree should be a fun project and I was already leaning towards the Shell design. My daughter bought this for me many years ago at Pate Swap Meet. We both look forward to and attend most of...
  26. Thread: CarParts.com Tip

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    Sorry to hear this Len. Wish I would have spoken...

    Sorry to hear this Len. Wish I would have spoken up earlier as about 12-13 years ago I ordered a replacement hood from them for my daughters' 2007 Solstice that was supposed to be CAPA certified. No...
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    Torch the lead out and butt weld, follow over the...

    Torch the lead out and butt weld, follow over the top of weld with short strand fiber filler. Lead was used back in the day when the roof panels were joined to body, that is out of date filler (I...
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    Phil, Absolutely agree, however you have 4+...

    Phil,

    Absolutely agree, however you have 4+ decades of experience and know exactly what it takes to sand out a project as soon as you look at it. Just as Midnightoil stated there are several that...
  29. Thread: 1940s gas pump

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    1940s gas pump

    After almost 10 years I finally found the last part I needed for my 1941 Bowser 575 gas pump restore. Going to slip this project in amongst what I have going on now. I am thinking a "Gulf or Shell"...
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    To my knowledge fillers are not affected by...

    To my knowledge fillers are not affected by temperature, however I certainly wouldn't use them in a freezing environment. On your blocks, the best way to explain the correct block to use is "use the...
  31. Thread: Bare Metal

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    I'm with Len, most brands of epoxy have their own...

    I'm with Len, most brands of epoxy have their own recoat window. I would give TCP a shout if it isn't in the tds
  32. Thread: Bare Metal

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    After filler is sanded with guide coat go...

    After filler is sanded with guide coat go straight to high build primer. After HB is sanded with guide coat I have a few choices. If it is a long term project I'll seal it off with epoxy for surface...
  33. Thread: Bare Metal

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    Had this problem more than once on these older...

    Had this problem more than once on these older cars. I remove the the hinges completely from both the pillar and door. Span the hinge in a vise where you can drive the pin straight down using a good...
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    Right on the money as always Brian. Most of the...

    Right on the money as always Brian. Most of the 1930's model trunk drip rails had drain tubes on the lower corners of trunks to relieve water that flows from topside. Invariably these clog and rusted...
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    I'm curious what discs these are. Link just shows...

    I'm curious what discs these are. Link just shows a whole page of various discs. Maybe you could send a pic?
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    After striping paint I hit surface (bare metal)...

    After striping paint I hit surface (bare metal) with either 80 or 180g. If using a top epoxy like PPG DPXXLF you can hit it with 180g. If using a low cost primer I would hit it with 80g for more...
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    Marten is absolutely correct, everybody has their...

    Marten is absolutely correct, everybody has their way. Either will work as long as your product TDS doesn't discourage it. High end epoxy can be used 2 ways, 1) to protect surface from rust followed...
  38. Just to add to Lens comments, I use 3M 6800...

    Just to add to Lens comments, I use 3M 6800 transition tape (I believe Len sells this) on inside door and pillar jambs when painting outside body. Along with the transition tape I use CARWORX 134...
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    I typically use a spot blaster. I've done a load...

    I typically use a spot blaster. I've done a load of 30 model trunk drip rails and find the quickest and easiest way is to mask off and cut the outside perimieter of trunk area using vinyl self stick...
  40. Thanks henry! I have seen that done before but I...

    Thanks henry! I have seen that done before but I just don't see where he has that much breaking. I have never tried that method but I do understand the principle to help keep the surface level for...
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    What do you consider the top coat? The Epoxy?

    What do you consider the top coat? The Epoxy?
  42. You don't have the full picture of polyester...

    You don't have the full picture of polyester putty. If you apply polyester putty to your project it will be going back to the paint shop. Yes, you can use polyester to alleviate runs after knocking...
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    Just as Len stated, finish a panel at a time and...

    Just as Len stated, finish a panel at a time and put it into epoxy primer. You have the choice to spray Optex 4:1 high build primer which is a DTM product. You are correct to worry over flash rust...
  44. As Phil stated you need to provide another pic...

    As Phil stated you need to provide another pic that shows the entire scope of the job as your pic makes this look like unmatched paint. Am I correct in assuming this is on the inside of the trunk?...
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    You almost have it correct but not quite. For...

    You almost have it correct but not quite. For YOUR project on an older truck;
    It is best to take it down to bare metal, regardless of what goes on next so there are zero issues down the road with...
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    This is the way to go. Cuts costs and is a great...

    This is the way to go. Cuts costs and is a great product. Have too say I agree with phil V about taking it to sheet metal, no dice to roll.
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    My only problem with concluding that the black...

    My only problem with concluding that the black absorbed the heat and caused delamination is you stated the car was stored out of the weather. Over the years I have painted countless black cars and...
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    To be honest I am stumped. The only other...

    To be honest I am stumped. The only other possibility that comes to mind is if you did a final wipe between base and clear which "may" have contaminated the surface? Not saying you did such, just...
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    Marler, Thanks for the kind words on...

    Marler,

    Thanks for the kind words on doghouse. UPDATE on the green rouge you sent me, I'm impressed and shocked at how good that product does. I now understand what you were talking about when...
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    Thank you too all that replied with the great...

    Thank you too all that replied with the great compliments. Sometimes you really need them to keep you going on these multi year projects. With a bit of hope and late nights (my normal) I should be...
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