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    Did you check to see if a skin is still available...

    Did you check to see if a skin is still available from the dealer, or even aftermarket? Did you check www.car-part.com for a used roof that you could take the skin off of? If the search box shows up...
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    Sorry about that, I forgot about waterborne...

    Sorry about that, I forgot about waterborne paints and I shouldn't have. Many years ago I was convinced to switch from solvent based to waterborne. I got into the mind set that it was superior to...
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    Sounds good except number two. I donít worry...

    Sounds good except number two. I donít worry about humidity. It has never been a problem for me. The only time that I have heard of a problem is when spraying lacquer and that isnít done these days....
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    First thing that comes to mind is that there is a...

    First thing that comes to mind is that there is a miscommunication of some sort. How do the paint store people even know what gun you have? Iíve never been asked that. Do they want to sell you a gun?...
  5. I donít know anything about Speedcoat but I do...

    I donít know anything about Speedcoat but I do use Featherfill G2. G2 is similar to body filler that you apply with a plastic spreader except it is liquid and you apply it with a spray gun. Itís a...
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    Curves are everywhere but we still block sand...

    Curves are everywhere but we still block sand surfacer. Spray the guice coat and take a long block to all the parts where it will fit and sand them down using an x shape sanding pattern. Use a block...
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    The loop design you mention may be your problem...

    The loop design you mention may be your problem if every bit of it isnít sloped back to the tank. If there is any portion of that line that traps water and prevents it from going back to the tank...
  8. They may call it clear but itís not the same as...

    They may call it clear but itís not the same as clear coat in the automotive world. My guess itís enamel based paint with no filler or pigment. The wrinkling is caused by the solvent in whatever it...
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    I’m guessing low air pressure. Are you setting...

    I’m guessing low air pressure. Are you setting the gun pressure with the trigger pulled wide open? What surfacer are you using? Sometimes that stuff needs to be sprayed quickly. Did you let it set to...
  10. Not any distance and speed, it still needs to be...

    Not any distance and speed, it still needs to be a wet coat. If you put all the base on fast with the gun far away there is a chance that too much reducer evaporates on the way to the hood. There is...
  11. My way of painting differs from yours...

    My way of painting differs from yours dramatically. I donít overlap the base coat much at all. My first coats go down fast. If doing a hood alone I get the edges first to avoid missed areas on the...
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    I think I would go over it with a pressure washer...

    I think I would go over it with a pressure washer and then hand wash it with Dawn then pressure wash it again. I was just using some on my garage floor Sunday. It seems like it all washed away with...
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    Another thing to try to get the piece of broken...

    Another thing to try to get the piece of broken tool out is a left hand drill bit. I keep a set of three for taking out bolts when the head breaks off. The drill needs to turn the bit in reverse. The...
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    What size torx bit did you try? There may be a...

    What size torx bit did you try? There may be a size between the one you used and the one thatís too big. For instance there is a size T25 and the next common size is T27 then T30. When you have the...
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    Just to satisfy my curiosity why donít you take...

    Just to satisfy my curiosity why donít you take the bolts out of the other half of the hinge?
  16. For concave panels I have a few pieces of vinyl...

    For concave panels I have a few pieces of vinyl tubing and rubber hose that I use for blocks. (Rubber hose from truck radiator hose)They range from one to three inches in diameter and heavy wall....
  17. Sure, that sounds good. I use tape to make me...

    Sure, that sounds good. I use tape to make me remember where the line is because I donít do this very often. Itís easy to get sort of hypnotised while sanding and watching the guide coat disappear...
  18. Use any kind of tape. The tape isn't an armor...

    Use any kind of tape. The tape isn't an armor plate. It’s there to show you where to stop sanding. If you hit the tape with the sanding block you already sanded over the body line and started the...
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    I donít know if others like this method or if...

    I donít know if others like this method or if they do it but it works for me. When I have to work with a severely damaged part that I canít easily get a good replacement for I cut the damaged part...
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    Just a note about my auto darkening welding hood....

    Just a note about my auto darkening welding hood. Before I put it on my face if Iíve had it stored for a long time between uses I point it toward the sun or a bright light bulb for a few minutes to...
  21. Most of the time if Iím just painting a fender I...

    Most of the time if Iím just painting a fender I paint it off the car. That way there is no masking and every part of the fender is painted, even the back side to prevent rust.

    Bob K
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    I don’t want to argue with your eye doctor but...

    I don’t want to argue with your eye doctor but when you see better with more light that tells me you need reading glasses. You can get a 3 or 4 diopter lens to mount in your welding hood at the...
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    Many years ago when I started doing serious...

    Many years ago when I started doing serious painting I decided to see how low I could run the air pressure to the gun and still get a good finish. I was painting a car at the time I had the idea so I...
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    Sorry, I thought that was from a much newer car....

    Sorry, I thought that was from a much newer car. Youíre right, you can do a lot of work for the price of a fender. I donít want to speak for others but just for myself Iíve found itís much easier...
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    Playing around with the fender is a good idea if...

    Playing around with the fender is a good idea if you are doing it as a learning experience but if it were me and I wanted it done without looking like it was a repair then I would look into buying a...
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    I don’t think it’s from a dirty brush. It’s from...

    I don’t think it’s from a dirty brush. It’s from driving too close to something like a garage door opening or maybe another car in a parking lot or even another car hitting yours in a parking lot....
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    Here is another idea. Sand your paint off and...

    Here is another idea. Sand your paint off and start again. This time paint the lid black and clear coat it with one coat, let it cure well so the tape doesn’t pull it off. Take 3M fine line tape and...
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    I don’t think I would sand anything down except...

    I don’t think I would sand anything down except the bubbled areas unless you want to do a complete do over with hardened automotive paint. In that case you would want to have a compressor and spray...
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    On automotive repair most of us use a 2 part...

    On automotive repair most of us use a 2 part paint and clear coat. The second part of the 2 part mix is a hardener. The hardener causes the paint to set up fast and not rely on evaporation of...
  30. You can heat it a little if it makes you feel...

    You can heat it a little if it makes you feel good. I canít see how it would hurt anything. My question is why are you block sanding epoxy? I would apply 2 part surfacer and block sand that and then...
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    Looks good! Iíve had ďpaint my compressorĒ on my...

    Looks good! Iíve had ďpaint my compressorĒ on my to do list for about 20 years. Maybe seeing yours looking so good will get me going.

    Bob K
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    I donít speak for anyone else but Iím not ďhigh...

    I donít speak for anyone else but Iím not ďhigh caliber peopleĒ. I started doing this in a big way 21 years ago when I retired. My nephew who was a body man told me I should get a hobby to fill my...
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    You may not be happy with the results if you...

    You may not be happy with the results if you continue with the color coat now. You need to sand down the area with a sanding block and several grits of paper until you get the substrate flat and...
  34. I havenít used it but I think a product called...

    I havenít used it but I think a product called cavity wax comes in a spray can with a tube so it can be installed in hard to reach spots.

    Bob K
  35. That sure looks good to me. You didnít mention it...

    That sure looks good to me. You didnít mention it but I hope you can get some epoxy on the back side of the welds. Even sloshing it back there with a brush just so rust doesnít come back later. I...
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    Just a simplified version of what is going on...

    Just a simplified version of what is going on with your paint is easy to understand though not technically whatís going on. If you have used paint stripper in the past you can visualize it that way....
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    Just my thoughts on the subject, Shiny spots...

    Just my thoughts on the subject, Shiny spots cause poor adhesion. The more you sand away the better the adhesion gets. There is a point of diminishing return but I donít know where it is so I...
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    Another thing to think about is to put one or two...

    Another thing to think about is to put one or two coats of clear coat on if you are still in the recoat window. Then any imperfections will stand out and you can put a little guide coat on the clear...
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    Iíll assume thatís the inside of the door and the...

    Iíll assume thatís the inside of the door and the photo is upside down. The easiest fix and the one that will last the longest is to get another door the same color that isnít rusted and just unbolt...
  40. Was the cover PVC? If so it may have off gassed...

    Was the cover PVC? If so it may have off gassed methyl ethyl ketone and that is a powerful solvent that let the plastic melt into the paint. You may be able to soften the plastic by wiping MEK on the...
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    That doesn’t look like overspray to me. It looks...

    That doesn’t look like overspray to me. It looks like your air pressure to the gun was to low, or maybe the paint was to thick or the spray tip was to large or a combination of any of those.

    Bob K
  42. Wikipedia says Husky is exclusively a Home Depot...

    Wikipedia says Husky is exclusively a Home Depot brand so that makes me think you are out of luck. If you know what company made the original tool that was copied then you may be able to get...
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    That looks good. I see youíve done a lot of prep...

    That looks good. I see youíve done a lot of prep work on the underside and getting rid of that dent will fit well into the restoration work youíve already done.

    Bob K
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    Iíve pulled dents like that in heavy gauge metal...

    Iíve pulled dents like that in heavy gauge metal by welding a 4Ē long piece of threaded rod into the deepest part of the dent. I place a piece of 1/2 or 3/4Ē flat bar with a hole drilled in the...
  45. Thatís what I do. Wash hood and fenders first...

    Thatís what I do. Wash hood and fenders first with dawn detergent then when dry wash it again with wax and grease remover then scuff all three. The fenders will get blended near the hood but they...
  46. I put an 800 grit disc on my air sander along...

    I put an 800 grit disc on my air sander along with an interface pad so I donít sand through any body lines. I sand until all the shiny spots are gone. Should take 2 or 3 minutes with almost no...
  47. Do you have the original can of paint with the...

    Do you have the original can of paint with the paint code sticker attached that you used. If you do then it will have the number of the variant of the color they used to mix the paint for the car. ...
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    I have the same lamp as Len. I love it for what...

    I have the same lamp as Len. I love it for what it is designed for and use it that way, curing paint and body filler. I wouldn’t use it for long periods of time the way it comes out of the box. The...
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    It sounds like you did a good job evaluating the...

    It sounds like you did a good job evaluating the air line. Fixing that down loop will solve a great portion of your moisture problems. That extra moisture made your desiccant filter work harder than...
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    It sounds like you have quite a bit of water...

    It sounds like you have quite a bit of water remaining in the compressor tank. See if this helps. Open the drain valve in the bottom of the compressor tank. I like to do this when the tank has very...
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