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  1. Thread: Welding table

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    you're at the mercy of what you can locate either...

    you're at the mercy of what you can locate either used or new. i agree that the hf one is probably a little lightweight for what you have in mind. if you have a welder, a table makes a good practice...
  2. Thread: body filler

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    i use it in specific areas. i also use short...

    i use it in specific areas. i also use short strand glass in those areas, it just depends on what i have on hand. if i've done a weld repair i'll use one of those moisture resistant fillers for a...
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    everything is fixable, you just need to figure...

    everything is fixable, you just need to figure out the steps it takes to do it. i find the best way to fix these things is to cut back to sound material. just like building something, you can't build...
  4. Thread: Seal Coat

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    no worries, i just want to help get you good...

    no worries, i just want to help get you good information. techniques change with different products, so knowing exactly what's happening ensures good response to your questions. i forgot you're in...
  5. Thread: Seal Coat

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    primer and paint are two different things. lets...

    primer and paint are two different things. lets try to be specific about what we're talking about. you ask about reducing the primer, but talk later about getting the paint to lay flat. which are we...
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    i use a hydraulic shop press for doing those...

    i use a hydraulic shop press for doing those little forming tasks. i have machine tools at my disposal though, so i make little die sets to use in the press. alternatively, you can use a good sized...
  7. Thread: Seal Coat

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    Itís a judgement call on the primer. If you think...

    Itís a judgement call on the primer. If you think thereís a lot of burn through then maybe spotting in some primer would be best. I like to use regular 2k urethane primer, not high build for this....
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    fair enough, knowing how to work with your hands...

    fair enough, knowing how to work with your hands is all you need. if you're skilled in woodworking you can make up small wooden bucks to shape your metal. you could make one up that fits inside the...
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    you can drill out the spot welds if you can see...

    you can drill out the spot welds if you can see them clearly, or with that particular piece, you could just use a thin sharp edge chisel and hammer it apart. we don't know your skill level, or what...
  10. Thread: Army Truck

    by bmarler
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    thanks len, i love to see how these things play...

    thanks len, i love to see how these things play out. there's so many little parts and pieces to these trucks. even if the finish isn't some cut and buff to perfection the work is almost the same....
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    i hate it when your local shop gets taken over by...

    i hate it when your local shop gets taken over by the big guys. the quality of service goes straight out the window. they always claim good things will happen and the product line will be more...
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    posting pictures is a little wonky at first, but...

    posting pictures is a little wonky at first, but when you get the hang of it it's pretty easy. in the section where you're writing your post there's a little paper clip on the top row of the tool...
  13. Thread: Seal Coat

    by bmarler
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    great thinking. especially this time of year when...

    great thinking. especially this time of year when temperatures are lower.
  14. Thread: Seal Coat

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    you were doing a seal coat before paint weren't...

    you were doing a seal coat before paint weren't you? sealer should take care of it if there's no other defects.
    otherwise, you can spot in some 2k primer. stay away from rattle cans.
  15. Thread: Seal Coat

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    i only filter when loading the cup. i never use...

    i only filter when loading the cup. i never use filters in the gun. they always seem to clog and create more trouble than they're worth.
  16. i'd spend the $600 and move on. in todays money...

    i'd spend the $600 and move on. in todays money it's not too bad a price. the other option would be to find one in a used one the same color, but i doubt you'd do better price-wise.
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    damn len, that sucks. i had a buddy with a '59...

    damn len, that sucks. i had a buddy with a '59 panel wagon, don't see those every day. love the rear end treatment on those.
    as far as the tracker goes, it would be news to me if there's one without...
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    wow ron, so sorry to hear about your friend. i...

    wow ron, so sorry to hear about your friend. i bet you have a ton of good memories though. it seems like when we get to a certain age it happens more frequently than we'd like. it helps me...
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    len's exactly right. the tds will tell you...

    len's exactly right. the tds will tell you exactly how to handle the product you're spraying. some products have induction times, but it's pretty rare. still, i usually give at least 5 minutes before...
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    i miss gary larson...

    i miss gary larson...
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    yes, merry christmas everyone. have a great new...

    yes, merry christmas everyone. have a great new year as well.
    b
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    did you say devilbiss recommends a 2.2 for...

    did you say devilbiss recommends a 2.2 for shooting top coats? or were you referring to the stating line gun?
  23. Thread: Socket sets

    by bmarler
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    tekton makes some good value products. i use...

    tekton makes some good value products. i use their torque wrenches for a specific task at work. these are the bigger 250 foot pound rated ones. the only problem with them is the ratcheting pawls are...
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    for help feeling the surface irregularities,...

    for help feeling the surface irregularities, place a paper towel flat between your hand and the panel. then pass it over the area like bob said. it can give you better feel. sometimes i close my eyes...
  25. Thread: Bumper?

    by bmarler
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    i'm curious where the op is going with this car....

    i'm curious where the op is going with this car. it's a pretty good platform for a sleeper.
    there were versions of that bumper that only had bumper guards, if you can locate one it might take less...
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    i like the plastic ones with the magnetic base...

    i like the plastic ones with the magnetic base that stands them up or leans them over a little. every position is marked so you know instantly if something is missing, or what one to grab. if you...
  27. Thread: Bumper?

    by bmarler
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    cut filler pieces. stitch weld it just like you...

    cut filler pieces. stitch weld it just like you were doing a fender. if you just fill them with weld you'll pull it out of shape. same thing if you run long weld beads. it will put too much heat in...
  28. Thread: Paint booth

    by bmarler
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    there's one listed on ebay right now. maybe...

    there's one listed on ebay right now. maybe contact the seller?
    no connection to...
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    the hard part is holding that lid so you can sand...

    the hard part is holding that lid so you can sand it effectively. is there anything to use to clamp it down to the bench top? a bracket or hole on the back side maybe? it would be best to keep the...
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    yes, tap down the high spots. find some kind of...

    yes, tap down the high spots. find some kind of block to use on the back side as a dolly and use the ball peen to tap. it's not the best, but if it's all you have...tap them down till they're...
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    i think you have epoxy on everything right? i'd...

    i think you have epoxy on everything right? i'd scuff off the primer and apply the filler over the epoxy. scuff with 80 grit and press the filler in firmly so it fills the scratch marks.
    and don't...
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    i get where you're going. i kind of thought you...

    i get where you're going. i kind of thought you had stepped it up a bit since you pulled it all apart. be sure to prime over where you use the glazing putty to seal it up before painting.
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    do yourself a big favor and use the 220 grit...

    do yourself a big favor and use the 220 grit figured out. it'll cut so much better. you're trying to get a round fender flat. it's a crazy concept isn't it? choosing the right flexibility of the...
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    i like the autobody specific masking plastic. it...

    i like the autobody specific masking plastic. it has a matte side that doesn't let the paint flake off if you blow some air at it. it's pretty thin though. i don't know if you could build an...
  35. not crazy at all, maybe start a resto thread on...

    not crazy at all, maybe start a resto thread on it?
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    i'm having trouble visualizing the situation. is...

    i'm having trouble visualizing the situation. is it a long seam? deep? wouldn't something like fusor work to seal (and sort of glue it) , then switch to filler? i'm probably way off base, because i...
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    agree with jmtc, except i use 220 for the first...

    agree with jmtc, except i use 220 for the first pass after guide coat. i like to wait a week for everything to tighten up but it's probably not necessary to wait that long. don't worry about the fact...
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    i made up a set of stands to bolt doors to when i...

    i made up a set of stands to bolt doors to when i work them. simple thing out of angle iron. makes a big difference when you need to man handle them.
    i don't see why an engine stand wouldn't work....
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    i think the 2k primer over the epoxy was a good...

    i think the 2k primer over the epoxy was a good idea. like you say, you've got all winter to block it out. i'd have done the same thing. i find blocking to be quite relaxing, clears my mind from all...
  40. Thread: Sander ?

    by bmarler
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    kinda depends on your expectations i think. that...

    kinda depends on your expectations i think. that sander probably has a fairly long throw, and may not tolerate wet sanding. i think i'd hand sand rather than use that.
    (assuming you're talking about...
  41. Thread: 1940s gas pump

    by bmarler
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    i stopped on my way to the coast to catch a...

    i stopped on my way to the coast to catch a picture of that retro shell station i mentioned. unfortunately, it looks like he's shut down the ice cream shop. no mention if it's going to reopen. the...
  42. Thread: 1940s gas pump

    by bmarler
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    sweet! another good thread to follow. there's a...

    sweet! another good thread to follow. there's a guy out here that put a little replica station together and put in a soda fountain/ ice cream shop inside. he did a shell theme and his pumps are...
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    i know all about getting parts from "across the...

    i know all about getting parts from "across the pond" as they say. i have a couple of 60" vintage lancia cars. both are coachbuilt, body panels have to be made from scratch typically. trim pieces?...
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    in addition, i paint things in pieces when it...

    in addition, i paint things in pieces when it makes sense to do so. on a solid color it is not really a problem, metallic is a whole 'nother story. i use clear wrap (track tape) for assembly so i...
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    if i understand correctly, your epoxy is...

    if i understand correctly, your epoxy is different color, but you're putting 2k urethane primer over the top of it. there's absolutely no reason you can't do this. the urethane will bring everything...
  46. there aren't any shortcuts to a quality job....

    there aren't any shortcuts to a quality job. primer is about the quickest and easiest thing there is to apply. the alternative, if there aren't burn throughs to filler, would be sealer. if it's just...
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