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  1. Can't see pics?

    I only see the linked videos in this thread, none of the pics that are being discussed. What am I doing wrong?
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    Orbital long board?

    Anybody else like these? I'm just a hobbyist and haven't been doing any body related stuff for years. Now projects have piled up and I started on my 56 Dodge PU. Rusty fenders, headlight buckets,...
  3. 97 f150experience

    My old truck, owned by me since new has seldom seen salted roads. Probably no more than 10-15 times over the years, as its lived in AZ and Ok all its life. Only the hood is aluminum, but it is one...
  4. Primer? Why?

    IMO, admittedly not a pro opinion, if the original paint is near perfect. a good sanding will provide all the prep needed. New paint should adhere well to properly sanded original. Primer is only...
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    Brand?

    What brand is on the knockoff? or just a no name?
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    sanding...

    I'm no pro and you have good advice already. But, I'd like to add this, it is really common to be tempted to push down on a sanding block too much. Especially on a roof panel, which are almost...
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    Keep it cold

    Hobbyist here. As a hobbyist, I don't use materials up quickly. Things that work for me to lengthen the shelf life of things.

    A shot of mig gas (75/25) before capping the container.

    If not...
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    Dave and Len are both right, IMO

    This is really funny as both of you are absolutely right. But, you're actually measuring different things. The guns' transfer efficiency is a number that allows you to compare two (or more) tools. ...
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    volume or weight???

    Are the oz measurements fluid ounce or actual weights? Gram of course is weight. Comparing apple to apples or not?
  10. Kirker

    I've had good experiences with Kirker Enduro Prime. They even have an acid surface prep product that is recommended under it, so no question about that aspect.

    Covers well, easy 1;1 mix, no wait...
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    DIYer advice

    I'm no pro, but IMO a partial lower fender patch panel, or even a full fender is the way to go. I see fenders on the net for less that $150 and that's probably way less than the labor to fix that.
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    Original paint would have been lacquer. Repaint...

    Original paint would have been lacquer. Repaint material depend on the time period it was done. Either acrylic Lacquer or acrylic enamel. Both were in common use in the 70s and 80s.

    I don't...
  13. yep it's sun damage

    [QUOTE=Henry;368684]How come I think your problem areas are mainly where the sun hits the particular sections the most and continuous? Parked the same way every day. You can calm this down by parking...
  14. too many

    I have one area I could attack like that but the others have just too many
  15. Getting some more mileage from older clear coat

    I have an 07 Chrysler T&C whose paint is starting to fail. Not bad yet, just 3 or 4 spots where the clear has numerous little 'holes' to the base.

    I'd like to keep it a year or so. I'd also...
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    Napa paint

    There was a guy on the HAMB a few days ago talking about a similar issue. He had painted two cars, different colors, in single stage Martin Senour and after color sanding and buffing he had a...
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    Napa paint

    There was a guy on the HAMB a few days ago talking about a similar issue. He had painted two cars, different colors, in single stage Martin Senour and after color sanding and buffing he had a...
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    Shop fridge

    is a great place to store chemically active stuff. I just finished up an open can of universal hardener that got pushed to the back over a year ago. Out of sight, out of mind.

    On Friday I was...
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    you get what you pay for???

    I read a lot but seldom post. The this topic really gets my attention.

    The red part is so true.

    The difference is cost is not always due to product design/engineering/testing, material cost,...
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    vinegar works

    Well it does work, but I'd only recommend it on small parts, those you can soak, scrub and rinse. A plastic storage tub can be filled with it for less that a qt of the high end products. Working in...
  21. Thread: Painting Wood

    by KenCombs
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    wd40 - silicone??

    I've read this a lot on the web. But, it is not fact according to the maker. No silicone in the wd40 original formula. They do make one containing silicone, but it is entirely different and...
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    Craftsman interchange

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    The bad thing is if your Craftsmen is anything like mine (very old, about 35 years) the tips won't enterchange with a Victor or any other brand that I know of. So unless you get a new butt you...
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    92 % for me

    Late to the party but those really bring back memories, cause I'm an old fart!
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    air hose

    Len's right if the choices are PVC or rubber. But, take a look at the polyurethane hoses. Lighter than rubber and much more flexible than PVC.
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    Fluid adj

    In reading the gun setup description you gave it wasn't clear to me how the fluid was adj'd. It almost sounded like you turned the adj in until it stopped with the trigger released then out a turn. ...
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    Life span?

    I know it is hard to judge, but about how much rust removal do you get from a gal? I have some fender rust that I would like to remove with flowover process on their website. Seems like the best...
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    Thanks!

    That's the info I was lookin' for! Someone who has actually used it and got the results the company touted.
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    Molasses and electrolysis

    I have read about molasses, messy, expensive and slow.

    Have used electrolysis a lot on small parts. Works great. I use lye and water with lots of amps. Removes rust, paint, grease, everything!...
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    Safest Rust Remover???????????

    anybody ever try this stuff??
    www.safestrustremover.com
    What did you think?
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    rust repair

    Yes, I do have a mig. But, the problem is that there is not a source that I can find for patch panels for this truck. Also, the real problem on these is not just the bottom, there is usually a...
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    Bonding rust repair

    I am looking at an old Dodge ('56) pickup for a project. Like most of these the front fenders have some rust problems.

    the metal at the rear 4-6 inches of the fender is thin with small...
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    Impact Driver Phil V

    Phil,
    I have an 18v DeWalt impact and agree w/you, cordless impacts are great.

    But, I have not found a brand of phillips bits that it won't break on tough screws. Never strips out heads,...
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