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  1. I was wrong and you were right. I misread the...

    I was wrong and you were right. I misread the original posters comments. Apparently he is planning on buying a new hitch and wants to protect it better than the factory paint/coating.

    In that...
  2. Pay to have the hitch sand blasted or sand blast...

    Pay to have the hitch sand blasted or sand blast it yourself.

    Looking for something cheap and fast won't work.

    When it come to bodywork and paint work in most cases ---- you can't cheap the...
  3. My suggestion would be to get it hot tanked. It...

    My suggestion would be to get it hot tanked. It will come out clean and ready to paint.
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    I have the small buffer and it's a great tool. ...

    I have the small buffer and it's a great tool. Hard to control the speed on low setting, still turns too fast. Just a matter of getting used to it.
  5. Thread: Under hood heat

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    Technically you really don't need any hood...

    Technically you really don't need any hood insulation. I suspect that Ford put that insulation in there not for heat protection but for sound control -- make the car quieter.
  6. Thread: Solvent pop

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    I was thinking the same thing. There isn't...

    I was thinking the same thing. There isn't anything I can think of that would be caused by the owner who had nothing to do actually painting the car.

    Sounds like the normal paint rep trying to...
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    I respectfully disagree. Using anything that has...

    I respectfully disagree. Using anything that has an rpm higher than a 1000 rpm is a bad choice for stripping paint. The problem with the grinders is they turn too fast which causes friction heat,...
  8. Definitely post some photo's of the progress on...

    Definitely post some photo's of the progress on your tractor. Always good to see a nice restoration on a tractor.
  9. I used a lot of ppg clears and had excellent...

    I used a lot of ppg clears and had excellent results with their shopline clear.

    And I agree with Len. That clear is still soft enough to go ahead and just spray more clear. I wouldn't do it...
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    Was the humidity really high when you painted...

    Was the humidity really high when you painted that ? Humidity can cause paint to "blush" which means it turns gray regardless of what color it started out as.

    Either way I would try a different...
  11. Any gray primer should work fine. Personally I'd...

    Any gray primer should work fine. Personally I'd use a standard epoxy primer (lightly thinned) on that bumper cover. It will come out looking exactly the same as some other "specialty" primer.
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    To do it right the bed has to be slid back at...

    To do it right the bed has to be slid back at least 2 feet. In this case you can't cheat the hangman.
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