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  1. one more thought on that. you should slightly tap...

    one more thought on that. you should slightly tap down the area surrounding the hole so the filler can extend out a bit and there's a way to feather the edge without hitting the sharp edge of the...
  2. If I weren't planning on welding I'd go with...

    If I weren't planning on welding I'd go with sheet metal glued behind the hole using panel bond adhesive. Just make a clean hole and grind the backside to good shiny metal so there's no rust...
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    Great illustration, shows how much product ends...

    Great illustration, shows how much product ends up on the floor. If only we could just pay for what actually stays on the car, right?
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    Did they use acrylic enamel in 1951? That would...

    Did they use acrylic enamel in 1951? That would surprise me. I can understand the desire to stay with original finishes, but you've already strayed from original by sanding off what the factory...
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    I did that when I painted my boat. I wanted the...

    I did that when I painted my boat. I wanted the extra protection and uv resistance of the clear. Mixing 50:50 keeps the color on top. Worked very well for me.
    My color was a very dark reddish black...
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    not sure you got an answer to this. slick sand...

    not sure you got an answer to this. slick sand and feather fill should be covered either a sealer or good urethane primer (or both) before top coats. many people just thin their epoxy and seal with...
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    absolutely. but you need to use it for the entire...

    absolutely. but you need to use it for the entire process. you would need to measure before each spraying session to have a baseline to go from. i've never found it necessary to use one, i just use...
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    if there's any question of the film build of the...

    if there's any question of the film build of the clear i'd just shoot more on it. then you have the ability to work those areas without fear. easier to add clear now while it's still apart.
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    if you're not doing a factory match color on your...

    if you're not doing a factory match color on your buddy's rig you might look at the coatings store products linked at the top of the page. they have really great pricing and decent products. i shy...
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    nobody ever said they wish they'd bought a...

    nobody ever said they wish they'd bought a smaller compressor. always get the best one you can fit either size wise or budget wise. adding another small one will just double your trouble.
    i wonder...
  11. you might try getting a small amount of the paint...

    you might try getting a small amount of the paint they sell and try a spray out mixing in acrylic enamel hardener. i've done that with several kinds of industrial coatings to improves gloss and...
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    Just thought I'd add, the p-car crowd can be...

    Just thought I'd add, the p-car crowd can be pretty opinionated on the proper way to restore the car. Be careful of making changes to the factory method that would be easily spotted as you can...
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    Fusor 122 is a self leveling sealer. Is that what...

    Fusor 122 is a self leveling sealer. Is that what the tub needs? 123ez would be a non sagging sealer. I've been very impressed by the performance of the fusor products. They're designed to go over...
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    The backing strip is good for preventing...

    The backing strip is good for preventing burn-through, helps eliminate pin holes, and just makes it easier to position the patch if it's not cut perfectly to size. You can plug weld the strip into...
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    Slow is the only way I do my projects. Ronf is...

    Slow is the only way I do my projects. Ronf is spot on with the strip and prime one panel at a time thing. Once the primer is on you have all the time in the world to finish things.
    It is possible...
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    I would butt weld that. Hopefully you can access...

    I would butt weld that. Hopefully you can access the back side to hammer out the weld. If you can't do a butt weld for some reason, I'd use the backing strip method len described.
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    good call there len, i just wasn't sure if his...

    good call there len, i just wasn't sure if his repair piece was that tall.
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    if it were me, i think i'd try to keep the weld...

    if it were me, i think i'd try to keep the weld in the radius area like your cutout. there's less chance of ghost lines showing in that area then the flat area above the lip. it will take careful...
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    this isn't a forced rotation machine is it?

    this isn't a forced rotation machine is it?
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    the old filler over metal or filler over epoxy...

    the old filler over metal or filler over epoxy debate...i'm with ronf that epoxy should be first. i put filler on while in the epoxy recoat window for best bond to the epoxy. when the dent is level,...
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    rustoleum makes several kinds of sandable...

    rustoleum makes several kinds of sandable primers. some are lacquer based, some are enamel based. none as far as i know are two component primers. you may be able to get topcoats to stick to it but...
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    frame machine is best, but absent that, lens tree...

    frame machine is best, but absent that, lens tree idea has worked for me in the past. the hardest part of that is figuring out how to secure the car so as not to inflict further damage. i wouldn't...
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    just adding a couple of things to what len said,...

    just adding a couple of things to what len said,
    the cfm rating can be confusing, and some compressors are hard pressed to actually deliver what they claim. compressors are rated for cfm at a...
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    totally agree with len on that. i had a 1.0 tip...

    totally agree with len on that. i had a 1.0 tip on the mini i use and changed to a 1.2 to see how it worked. made a big difference for me. i found the 1.2 gives me a little more range for pressure...
  25. Thread: HobbyAir 2

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    your best bet is to get the 240 volt unit. it...

    your best bet is to get the 240 volt unit. it would be the most tolerant for the frequency differences. the absolute worst case would be that you would need to lower the incoming voltage going to it...
  26. Thread: HobbyAir 2

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    if the manufacturer says they ship there they...

    if the manufacturer says they ship there they must be rated for your power.
  27. Thread: HobbyAir 2

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    you're in the UK right? the power there is 50hz...

    you're in the UK right? the power there is 50hz as opposed to the 60hz we have in the colonies. if the motor is not designed for 50hz input you may experience high motor temperatures. many motors are...
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    if the goal is to match the original shape as...

    if the goal is to match the original shape as close as possible i think i'd look for a replacement quarter (preferably an original one.) and use it as a guide. then you can use the contour gauge on...
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    i just tried some fusor 126 ez seam sealer for...

    i just tried some fusor 126 ez seam sealer for the first time. really impressed with it. it's a two part sealer that flows out of a static mix tube. tools very smooth and ready to paint in a half...
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    Looks good from here. I like the finished look of...

    Looks good from here. I like the finished look of the stake pockets. The tailgate looks good, not what I might have done, but I think it fits your vision of the truck. Did you leave room for a...
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    i think people are watching too many u-tubes of...

    i think people are watching too many u-tubes of people doing low buck paint jobs with rattle cans. even the ten dollar harbor freight gun gives exponentially better results than aerosol cans.
    i...
  32. Thread: paint gun

    by bmarler
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    i had not even heard of sagola before hanging out...

    i had not even heard of sagola before hanging out here. in the past i always used binks, sharpe, devilbiss. i was shopping for a new gun and was considering a sata or iwata when i heard of sagola so...
  33. Thread: paint gun

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    i haven't used my 4400 for base coat, just clear...

    i haven't used my 4400 for base coat, just clear and single stage. i suspect it would work great though. here's a pdf from sagola with the recommendations for tips, caps, and air...
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    i do it just like len, wait for the trigger to...

    i do it just like len, wait for the trigger to start moving (or stop moving if you're going the other way.)
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    not sure about len, but i run my fluid wide open.

    not sure about len, but i run my fluid wide open.
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    i'm using the clear cap. i'm sure i could go to...

    i'm using the clear cap. i'm sure i could go to the high flow quick connect fittings with the 3/8 hose, but the flares are working great.
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    nice detail with the stake pockets. are they...

    nice detail with the stake pockets. are they still stake pockets if you can't put a stake in them? :)
    now i'm curious about the tailgate hinges...
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    i have a 4400 with 1.3 tip, but haven't used the...

    i have a 4400 with 1.3 tip, but haven't used the 4600. but what i've heard from other owners of the 4600 is that it is a faster gun than the 4400. i think it may be more like the sata you're used to....
  39. x2 on the wizards. i love that stuff, great...

    x2 on the wizards. i love that stuff, great initial cut, nice diminishing abrasive as you go. it's the only compound i use these days.
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    i haven't used the pps system. is there a...

    i haven't used the pps system. is there a strainer built in to the lid on those? the dekups i use have strainer options but i never use them. i prefer to use the doubled up cone strainers.
    i'm...
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    alright, thanks i was thinking i'd do that but...

    alright, thanks
    i was thinking i'd do that but didn't know if it would partially harden at the mount. some things are more aggressive than others.
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    another fusor question

    len,
    i'm doing some seam sealer repair on my shop truck and i need a really small amount. i have the mini gun so i was looking at the 126ez.
    do those small cartridges come with a dust cap? i'm not...
  43. Thread: True Blox

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    i do use plexi for blocks. as well as aluminum...

    i do use plexi for blocks. as well as aluminum plate, wooden pieces, uhmw blocks, sponges, paint sticks, u name it. i use the durablocks too. i just don't see the sense in spending $5-$700 for a set...
  44. Thread: True Blox

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    haven't seen those before. looks like another...

    haven't seen those before. looks like another gimmick to me though. like the ones with the tension rods through them. they probably work really well, there's certainly a lot of sizes available, but...
  45. phil is absolutely correct, distance between the...

    phil is absolutely correct, distance between the tank and the water trap is essential for the trap to work. also remember, that doesn't need to be all in one direction. you can go up and down the...
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    that's funny phil, i still have my old sioux...

    that's funny phil, i still have my old sioux version of that grinder. i have buffing wheels mounted to it though, i'd never put a cutting wheel on it for obvious reasons. i actually just leave the...
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    i get what you're doing with the front of the...

    i get what you're doing with the front of the box. nice detail that nobody will ever notice. that's what makes a good build even better. take a look at ronf's hotrod sometime, same mentality, awesome...
  48. i guess i was just hoping for a quart kit. the...

    i guess i was just hoping for a quart kit. the gallon is still a good price if you consider what it replaces.
  49. i use a sheet metal brake to make stuff like...

    i use a sheet metal brake to make stuff like that. if you have a press you can make a set of dies to resemble a press brake too. in the absence of those tools maybe you can hold the sheet stock in a...
  50. if that stuff works as advertised it could be a...

    if that stuff works as advertised it could be a real benefit for us. i'll be watching for an update about it. you have the quart kits in the store too?
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