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    i knew you'd appreciate how well that stuff...

    i knew you'd appreciate how well that stuff works. keep it bagged up when not using it so it doesn't dry out.
    sharing information is where it's at, i'm a firm believer in passing on anything i feel...
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    another vote for the 77. i used that stuff to...

    another vote for the 77. i used that stuff to glue a plastic enclosure together last year and it held up through the entire winter storm season. it's my go-to adhesive if i'm not loading up the spray...
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    wow. just, wow. that is superb work. end of...

    wow. just, wow.
    that is superb work. end of story.
    i just love looking at this, the rusty, bent, seemingly unimaginable thing to have dug from the earth from behind some old timers barn. destined...
  4. just thinking, i don't know how these flares were...

    just thinking, i don't know how these flares were prepared as delivered. if they had some sort of primer on them, like when you buy a fender with e-coat on it, more primer may not be required. if the...
  5. primer may not be required for the paint to look...

    primer may not be required for the paint to look good right now, but down the road it may start to show as easy chipping, or worse, coming off in large chunks. like i said, there are painters that do...
  6. are they fiberglass or plastic? if they're...

    are they fiberglass or plastic? if they're plastic like bumper covers you should use adhesion promoter. if they're fiberglass, i always use epoxy before paint. an epoxy sealer will be a good choice...
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    i love that. i love when someone points out...

    i love that. i love when someone points out something so simple that you think to yourself, how can it be that i never thought of that?
    thanks for posting.
    i'm assuming you cut those on a table saw...
  8. i should also mention, the second and third coats...

    i should also mention, the second and third coats should be at least medium wet. don't go so light that you make dry spray or too much orange peel. watch the paint hit the panel so you make sure it's...
  9. it takes a while for the paint to set so hard...

    it takes a while for the paint to set so hard that the next coat won't melt in. i don't think you'll have that problem. you actually want it to flash pretty well before applying the next coat. i will...
  10. Thread: Army Truck

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    oops, just looked at the picture again, there is...

    oops, just looked at the picture again, there is a lot of extra gear to paint. can't wait to see the end product.
  11. Thread: Army Truck

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    complicated, i don't think that's what the army...

    complicated, i don't think that's what the army had in mind when painting their rigs.
    when you're doing a sympathetic restoration on something like that the end product is way nicer than what it...
  12. if you mask one half of the roof down the middle...

    if you mask one half of the roof down the middle you'll have a hard line to deal with. if you leave it all exposed and only paint half there'll be overspray. i'd set up some scaffolding down both...
  13. i thought he was starting with a new hitch. but...

    i thought he was starting with a new hitch.
    but you're right, if it's already rusty, blast it.
  14. there's a couple of options i'd consider. zero...

    there's a couple of options i'd consider. zero rust or rustoleum in black if you want it to disappear underneath the car, touch up as needed, or cold galvanizing spray paint. cold galvanize is silver...
  15. Thread: Filler on wood

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    that's a good point. i use fiberglass fillers...

    that's a good point. i use fiberglass fillers too, depending on what i'm working on. on some exterior stuff i'll use epoxy thickened with wood flour or fine sawdust too. it's just harder to sand.
  16. Thread: Filler on wood

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    the regular polyester fillers that we use for...

    the regular polyester fillers that we use for bodywork will bond perfectly to wood, i do it all the time. just be sure to blow it off well to get rid of any dust on the surface.
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    i have the little cut off saw, it's really great....

    i have the little cut off saw, it's really great. i actually got it for my wife to do cut outs on electrical boxes for fitting panel instruments, but i use it for sheet metal work too. it's small,...
  18. must have been a pretty heavy ice scraper to dent...

    must have been a pretty heavy ice scraper to dent the top of the panel like that :)
    if you don't care what it looks like, just sand it out, hit it with some sort of rust converter like picklex or...
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    the thin block will help, but i would look for...

    the thin block will help, but i would look for something a little longer and narrower, and just a tad firmer. i make mine from pieces of smooth rubber sheet, 3/4 thick. they will flex to the radius...
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    getting round things flat can be very...

    getting round things flat can be very challenging. you will probably find the dura blocks will be too stiff for the tight radius sections you're working on. i keep a bunch of different hardness...
  21. Thread: Solvent pop

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    len has a point about the orange peel. i was...

    len has a point about the orange peel. i was assuming you didn't think it looked like this when it was received from the shop. if it did indeed have the orange peel as delivered then sanding and...
  22. Thread: Solvent pop

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    i don't use old hardener on anything i care about...

    i don't use old hardener on anything i care about so i couldn't say. i've not had it be a problem on the less important things i've used it on though. but if it's been opened for more than a couple...
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    i must be missing your strategy on what you're...

    i must be missing your strategy on what you're going to paint. are you keeping the existing color and just trying to preserve it? if that's the case and you're just shooting clear you might be able...
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    just looking at the coatings store website, it...

    just looking at the coatings store website, it doesn't seem like there's much in the way of single stage. the single stage kits were pretty cost effective, and good for old cars. now it looks like...
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    before you buy a can of rustoleum for that, look...

    before you buy a can of rustoleum for that, look at the coatings store website, linked on the top of the page. decent products for a good price. if you're doing a complete paint job on a budget it's...
  26. Thread: Solvent pop

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    a picture might tell more, but lousy prep work,...

    a picture might tell more, but lousy prep work, contaminated air lines, or incompatible products seem like the only explanation. the only way to be sure the new paint will be good is to strip to...
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    i don't think i've ever seen one of those that...

    i don't think i've ever seen one of those that hasn't been converted to drag race. i gotta agree, it would be super fun to do one with modern drivetrain parts. hellcat maybe?
    actually, good on you...
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    hmm, i would have approached this a little...

    hmm, i would have approached this a little differently. instead of covering the whole area with fusor, i would have sealed the seams, or seam welded it. then use short strand glass filler to smooth...
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    i finally got some feedback from my italian car...

    i finally got some feedback from my italian car buddies on this, and they all point to connoly as the supplier for ferrari, lancia, and other high end makes.

    cut and paste from my thread on the...
  30. zero rust is able to be applied over de-scaled...

    zero rust is able to be applied over de-scaled rust directly, but we always recommend to treat the rusted surface first as an extra bit of protection.
    you will be able to tell the difference in...
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    that's normal. any thick section will remain...

    that's normal. any thick section will remain rubbery for a very long time. that's one of the good qualities of urethane paint. it doesn't get brittle so it can stretch and not crack like lacquer as...
  32. here it is, good stuff there. not sure if it...

    here it is, good stuff there. not sure if it answers your question though.
    http://autobodystore.com/forum/showthread.php?34892-Tri-Coat-repair#top
  33. ronf has experience with that color. hopefully...

    ronf has experience with that color. hopefully he'll chime in soon. there's a thread in the pre-70's section on his hotrod. and i think there's another thread where he's repairing a panel painted...
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    hard to say if the green rouge is like the stuff...

    hard to say if the green rouge is like the stuff i'm using. i sent you a chunk to try out, along with an extra unitized wheel for a 4 inch grinder. obviously that wheel is too big for little trim but...
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    second pass with the fine unitized 3 inch roloc....

    second pass with the fine unitized 3 inch roloc.
    32072
    load the polish on a small buff
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    first pass with the polish. i took a couple more before going to the flitz
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    here's the flitz,...
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    here's my method for polishing stainless. i put a...

    here's my method for polishing stainless. i put a small weld on a chunk of scrap tubing.32066
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    first pass with medium scotchbrite on a 2 inch roloc
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    more to...
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    i use a small rolling scaffold similar to this...

    i use a small rolling scaffold similar to this one. ...
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    there are also small diameter rollers with long...

    there are also small diameter rollers with long handles that just fit in the gap.
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    that looks like either the product was too thick,...

    that looks like either the product was too thick, the gun was set with too low pressure, spray from too far away. probably a combination of one or more things. take the time to figure out what the...
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    i think you are pretty much up to speed on...

    i think you are pretty much up to speed on polishing, the results certainly say so. i used to do as many steps as you do too. you go with what works. my son is the one that turned me on to the...
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    i bet that third control is air. it looks like...

    i bet that third control is air. it looks like it's behind the air valve on the trigger to me. you'd have to check that by pulling the trigger and acting on the control to see if the air volume goes...
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    that polish isn't really available online, you...

    that polish isn't really available online, you have to know the part number to order it. i think the minimum order is like 10 pounds or something. i'm going to see what i have in the shop and send...
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    please, re-read the post i did on setting the...

    please, re-read the post i did on setting the gun. then try a test piece with the standard mix and see if it's good. try to find a piece of metal to use as test piece. an old stove, refrigerator,...
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    nice work ron, that trim looks fantastic. the...

    nice work ron, that trim looks fantastic. the home made picks are the only way to get into some of those complex shapes. i have a couple of tiny picking hammers i bought decades ago that i still use,...
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    good news. do you think you've got it handled now?

    good news. do you think you've got it handled now?
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    you are indeed on the edge for temperature, but...

    you are indeed on the edge for temperature, but we don't know all of your conditions. you might be totally fine. you ideally want the temp to remain at 16-17c or better for 24 hours after spraying. a...
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    the low temp hardener is not necessary, you're...

    the low temp hardener is not necessary, you're plenty close enough with what you have.
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    couple of things, most painters set their guns...

    couple of things, most painters set their guns pretty much wide open on fan and paint flow. then adjust your speed and distance to get the finish you want. you might want to go ahead and add reducer...
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    ron, tried to reply to your last message but...

    ron,
    tried to reply to your last message but your mailbox is full.
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    there's no figuring out the vw crowd len, they've...

    there's no figuring out the vw crowd len, they've always been on the fringe...i like shiny, they like rust and pinholes. those old busses go for stupid money now, sure wish i still had the old split...
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