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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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    dlmrun, BC was PPG DBC 2000, mid coat was PPG...

    dlmrun,

    BC was PPG DBC 2000, mid coat was PPG DBC 500 (carried tint and pearl) and CC was PPG DCU 2021
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    No it is not normal. There are several variables...

    No it is not normal. There are several variables that can cause this. The first that comes to mind is time allowed between bc and start of application for cc and subsequent layers of cc. Is it...
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    Len, For better than 12-14 years I was using...

    Len,

    For better than 12-14 years I was using Concourse Trim in Fort Worth. That family owned company got bought out by Triple F Automotive (also Fort Worth) about 4 or 5 years ago. Triple F Auto...
  8. Thread: Spray adhesive?

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    Yep, your spray will work. I really like the "77"...

    Yep, your spray will work. I really like the "77" product. Spray both parts, let it flash for a few minutes and stick. Your right, getting it to stay in place without help would be tough
  9. Thread: Spray adhesive?

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    HD, Are you talking about the jute that comes...

    HD,

    Are you talking about the jute that comes up to and beyond the toe board around the blower/heater box? If so either of your products will work
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    Done and ready to mount

    Done and ready to mount
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    And finally today completed the assembly

    And finally today completed the assembly
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    Headlights restored

    Headlights restored
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    Restoring center grille moulding strip and upper...

    Restoring center grille moulding strip and upper radiator bracket for new custom radiator
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    Restoring the badly damaged grille

    Restoring the badly damaged grille
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    Finished doghouse assembly

    Thank goodness fall has hit, all my car buddies are storing their cars and I can get on with my project! Finished up the doghouse assembly today...finally. Here are some pics, many of these pics are...
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    You are too kind my friend. Coming from you that...

    You are too kind my friend. Coming from you that means a lot!
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    Keep us posted and provide pics as you go. If you...

    Keep us posted and provide pics as you go. If you get stuck don't panic just post pics and ?'s.

    "I am so glad you did not advice taking it back down to metal as that would of broke me I think", I...
  18. Thread: Army Truck

    by Ronf
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    Len, Nice project! Looking forward to pics of...

    Len,

    Nice project! Looking forward to pics of restore. Is this a frame off? You are going to be painting small parts forever, I feel your pain my friend.
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    Here is an example of building primer and filler.

    Here is an example of building primer and filler.
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    Tuffgong, I looked through the Youtube video...

    Tuffgong,

    I looked through the Youtube video link you provided and found the fabricator has a very good understanding of metal work (I personally would have use my tig). However, there was not...
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    Len, I absolutely agree with you on soaking...

    Len,

    I absolutely agree with you on soaking entire guns being detrimental to seals and soft parts. However, as he left product in the gun over night i'm not sure this isn't an occasion to soak...
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    If you happen to leave any rust behind after...

    If you happen to leave any rust behind after sanding it may return. Epoxy is a great product to keep this from happening but zero rust is a better product encapsulator.
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    Any part of floor that is rust free and retains a...

    Any part of floor that is rust free and retains a good surface coating just leave it alone. Your surface rust is most likely due to drinks being spilled in floor, wet/muddy shoes on carpet, etc.,...
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    As an example of working with templets for custom...

    As an example of working with templets for custom sheet metal patterns.
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    Here are a few pointers that might help. When...

    Here are a few pointers that might help.

    When you stated:
    "I seem to have two opposite corners that are a little ‘off’ or lower/less curved/more curved as opposed to the other two opposite...
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    You can use a urethane clear with hardner when...

    You can use a urethane clear with hardner when spraying with an air brush. Just keep over reducing until fan sprays a smooth pattern, extend your time beween coats and add a few extra coats. I think...
  27. Thread: Solvent pop

    by Ronf
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    Sounding more and more like unmitigated rust...

    Sounding more and more like unmitigated rust spots. If not properly address it will always come back to haunt you.
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    Use the Dawn as it does not contain silicone. You...

    Use the Dawn as it does not contain silicone. You don't want silicone near your prep work. Save yourself a step and clean with Dawn using a scotch brite pad to scrub with. It deep cleans and help...
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    You would have to know how the original body was...

    You would have to know how the original body was sanded, filled, prepped and painted to know the cause. For instance the "sponge" look may be rust that was not properly addressed at the time. Leaving...
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    I think at this point I would go with bmarlers...

    I think at this point I would go with bmarlers suggestion of just applying the Zero rust. I can't imagine moisture getting under the Fuson if ZR were to flake off. That ZR is a really good product...
  31. Thread: 1950 Ford Prefect

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    Wow, you have an Anglia (Prefect and Poplar used...

    Wow, you have an Anglia (Prefect and Poplar used this format for Anglia's)! Put a 454 in it and drag the quarter mile. Sorry, couldn't help myself as it took me back too my racing days. Do just as...
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    Is there a new sheet metal patch panel under all...

    Is there a new sheet metal patch panel under all that Fusion? I just don't understand why so much sealant needed to be applied (over protection maybe?). I am not judging your work, just tying to...
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    If I understand this correctly you had a few...

    If I understand this correctly you had a few places where your floor pans rusted through and you created and installed new sheet metal patch panels correct? My typical underside pan repair on 50's...
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    Assembly

    Start of assembly
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    Doghouse finish

    After restoring and painting doghouse shell, headlights with modern conversion (headlights mount to doghouse), and grill getting back from chrome plating I can start reassembly.
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    Custom radiator

    Removed, restored and mounted the radiator support bracket from original radiator to new custom radiator. I had this radiator custom made that included the trans cooler for my 4L60e trainy, cooling...
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    doghouse assembly

    Started assembling my restored doghouse and components a few days ago and thought I would post a few pics. I changed the title of this thread to reflect my entire 36' build project as it just made...
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    Len, I have Safeco. My disappointment was...

    Len,

    I have Safeco. My disappointment was with the initial field adjuster as they obviously had no idea what they were doing. I pointed out to her the busted windshield and the well over 200 hail...
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    Conclusion to hail damage

    Just got the final hail damage report from insurance today after getting my truck re-evaluated (damaged in late April). Total damage 7480.00 This was within $20 of my estimate. If I had not pursued...
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    bmarler, Got your package a few days ago. I...

    bmarler,

    Got your package a few days ago. I was hoping to try the rouge and wheel prior to getting back to you but am hung up on my doghouse assembly. Your green rouge is way different than my...
  41. On your 2013 Ford Escape you do not need or want...

    On your 2013 Ford Escape you do not need or want to do all the sanding steps I did as it will not match your factory orange peel. You could very easily just shoot it after proper prep work, buff out...
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    If this were mine I would have my jobber assist...

    If this were mine I would have my jobber assist me or go straight to an autobody paint outlet. You need a thermo cycling paint that obviously is high heat resistant. I have used the POR-15 44118 flat...
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    Marten, Your not talking about the trainly...

    Marten,

    Your not talking about the trainly alignment dowel pins that help clock the transmission to motor correct? I wouldn't think it is possible to mess those up without snapping an ear off. If...
  44. This is not a product or process you want to take...

    This is not a product or process you want to take chances with. I make color cards for all of my full sprays and most repairs. Below is my color card for my RR project. I not only spray all coats...
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    On the CC I use this is a copy paste from TDS for...

    On the CC I use this is a copy paste from TDS for PPG DCU2021

    Flash Time: 1015 min. with DCX hardeners 510 minutes with DFX11
    Dry Times 70F (21C): DCX8 DCX9 DCX61 DFX11
    Dust Free: 6070min....
  46. As phil stated you can use epoxy primer in place...

    As phil stated you can use epoxy primer in place of a sealer, however be real careful which brand and epoxy primer catalyst you use. For instance, PPG DP50LF (50 denotes gray) epoxy can work for your...
  47. I shoot solvent base for all RR materials with...

    I shoot solvent base for all RR materials with the following products;

    1. Seal coat, Mix 2 parts- PPG DAS3025 V Seal to 1 part PPG DAS3027 V Seal will give you a proper G6 gray coat color (yes, it...
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    bmarler, This is outstanding and I can't...

    bmarler,

    This is outstanding and I can't thank you enough. I'm looking forward to giving your rouge a try. Like you I have plenty of scrap laying around. Going to try your method of leaning on it...
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    Green rouge

    Brian,

    Pictorial is great and thank you for the demo. Very nice work! I get that photos of finished stainless is almost impossible to capture that shows the true work. I'm curious if your green...
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    Sagola tips

    Good news is I just finished the spray out (1:00 am) with no problems. In the end I just grab a needle and threw it into the gun as I knew this was going to be a long night and needed to get started....
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