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    It is listed as a 3/16" throw. I have several...

    It is listed as a 3/16" throw. I have several AirCat air tools and they have been very good, no problems.
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    AirCat electric DA

    https://aircat.com/aircat/sanders/6-pad-dc-electric-palm-sander

    Has anyone used one of these? I am looking for another DA and am intrigued about a non air one. I would not have to run my...
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    Dave, It looks like SATA info is in Grams per...

    Dave,
    It looks like SATA info is in Grams per minute and Tekna info is in oz per minute. So I looked up a conversion chart just to compare --...
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    Len, Can we get this data for the Sagola's...

    Len,
    Can we get this data for the Sagola's guns?
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    I would like to see the Tekna's info. We were...

    I would like to see the Tekna's info.
    We were spraying this week with a Sagola 4500 on a large vehicle (52 Hudson). It has the 1.3xl tip and we found it agonizingly slow for this much area....
  6. Thread: sealer gun

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    Len, when you do use a sealer, what type do you...

    Len, when you do use a sealer, what type do you use?
  7. Thread: sealer gun

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    sealer gun

    After reading this on the PPG site, I am wondering what you guys recommend for a "sealer" gun?

    Are You Using the Correct Fluid Tip for Your Primer Sealer?
    Getting the proper sealer film build...
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    One thing I have learned working on the 2017...

    One thing I have learned working on the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is that all the shops I contacted about the Honda spec welding wire for various high tensil steel, is not being used. It took me two solid...
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    Looks like its only available in one tank size....

    Looks like its only available in one tank size. Very interesting. I looked at scroll compressors before I bought my new one but they were very costly. This one would have been cost effective.
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    Lynn, that is exactly what I used!

    Lynn, that is exactly what I used!
  11. I think much of this is personal use and...

    I think much of this is personal use and preference. I have a first gen Tekna chrome gun with 1.3 tip and use it to apply base and sometimes clear. Really love the feel and balance of the gun in my...
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    here is an update - I searched Utube and watched...

    here is an update -
    I searched Utube and watched several videos on plastic bumper repair. I wound up taking a hot air gun and heating up the areas that had dents, then pushed and rolled them up and...
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    I use my Flex 3401 forced rotation all the way...

    I use my Flex 3401 forced rotation all the way thru the process from start to finish. Its mainly about the type of
    pads and cutting polish you use on each step. I've stuck the old rotory in a...
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    Tamco will also match a part color and create a...

    Tamco will also match a part color and create a paint formula (like most high end paint stores). I recently sent them a gas filler door off a 2017 that they formulated. even with shipping, a much...
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    Phil, I know you dont know me from adams house...

    Phil, I know you dont know me from adams house cat, but I never "cobble" anything I do. If I don't think I can do a #1 job, then I either don't do it or I have someone else that I know do it....
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    Yes. Over 900.00

    Yes. Over 900.00
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    Ok, here is an update- The one piece with the...

    Ok, here is an update-
    The one piece with the tear on each end of the bottom section, has raised patterns that I don't see a good way to duplicate. So, that one I will buy new.
    The painted piece...
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    Thanks, Phil, now I am really determined to do...

    Thanks, Phil, now I am really determined to do it!
    That's like my father in law telling me years ago to just go buy a new
    car and not fix the one I was driving. We wound up putting another...
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    Would you school us a little on your experience...

    Would you school us a little on your experience with this equipment?
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    Just wondering if anyone has used this tool and...

    Just wondering if anyone has used this tool and has some advice on usage. ??
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    Here are 3 pieces of the bumper cover. The black...

    Here are 3 pieces of the bumper cover. The black piece has a tear on the bottom attach point.
    The other black section has a gouge and the painted piece has a pushed in section.
    I did try using a...
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    plastic bumper cover repairs

    I can not find a local business that does the bumper cover repairs so it looks like I need to learn how to. I have been looking at the various Sem and 3m products made for this and also the welding...
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    move to collision

    move to collision
  24. Looking for wiring harness schematics for 2017 Ridgeline

    I looked on the Honda Express tech site and did not see any actual schematics. Anyone know where I might find them?
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    Honda has 6 different grades of High strength...

    Honda has 6 different grades of High strength steel (on the same vehicle) that is covered under their weld wire specs.
    270MPa
    440MPa
    590MPa requires wire tensil of 86 ksi or greater
    780MPa ...
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    Henry, for some reason they think you are from...

    Henry, for some reason they think you are from Mars when you call and ask them for a spec welding wire like this.
    I called Hobart, Crown Alloys and another main line welding equipment manufacturer...
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    I have the tech sheet on the Crown Alloy wire and...

    I have the tech sheet on the Crown Alloy wire and discussed it with one of their techs. It meets the tinsel strength required by Honda for my application. I only need a 2lb spool and 400.00 for Honda...
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    Mig Welding Wire for high strength steel

    I am running into a problem trying to find some .030 or .024 welding wire for a late model 2017 Honda ridgeline radiator core section that I need to replace. It has a tensile strength of 590 MPa and...
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    Takata uses the chemical ammonium nitrate to...

    Takata uses the chemical ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion and fill air bags quickly in a crash. But the chemical can deteriorate when exposed to high humidity and temperatures and burn...
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    Ok, thanks Len, that is pretty much what we...

    Ok, thanks Len, that is pretty much what we figured. We went over it with a gray scuff pad, then shot another coat using slower reducer and thinned about 5% extra, it is also a little warmer today...
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    How to correct blushed midcoat

    I haven't had paint blush in years. My son and I are doing a 3 stage paint job on a 52 Hudson and stopped when the black midcoat blushed out on us yesterday while spraying. This is a Urethane...
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    I will normally go up to 3000 then based on how...

    I will normally go up to 3000 then based on how it buffs, judge from that. In the pictures I put on the other link, both machines were started with the same color sanding grade using Abralon...
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    I don't think I need you telling me what I should...

    I don't think I need you telling me what I should be able to figure out. That is not the point at all. I started spraying with a Binks #7 in 1972 and have owned multiple spray guns since, including...
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    Sagola 4500 Extreme Fitting for cup to screw...

    Sagola 4500 Extreme
    Fitting for cup to screw onto
    Fitting for regulator/needle assembly
    \206552065620657
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    No Len, it is all about the combination you use...

    No Len, it is all about the combination you use from cutting to buffing. For a quick job that is not inspected under light, the rotary is just fine as you can't see the cut or scratch marks the...
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    Sagola 4500 extreme breakdown

    Well, as nice as this gun sprays, I'll not buy another. I called up the Sagola usa importer to find out what
    size hex wrench is used to breakdown the #10 product filter and #8 product regulator....
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    Looks like my Flex 3401 and the Rupes forced...

    Looks like my Flex 3401 and the Rupes forced rotation buffers. I have quit using my rotary buffers and am
    a forced rotation guy all the way now.
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    Here is a picture of the 1953 Hudson Hornet roof...

    Here is a picture of the 1953 Hudson Hornet roof sprayed with Tamco 2021 clear. For some reason this particular spray was rock hard and the rotary buffer would not buff to shine, no matter what I...
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    Cleaning Sagola question

    What is used to take out the product regulator? I have two Sagola guns and neither came with a wrench
    to take that out for cleaning. It looks like some sort of Allen wrench is used. What size ?
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    Len, don't know what pads/ compounds you use but...

    Len, don't know what pads/ compounds you use but I'll have to disagree with you on this one. I won't ever go back to a rotary unless my flex is not of commission. Just no comparison in my mind. I...
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    Ive used a rotary air and an electric rotary...

    Ive used a rotary air and an electric rotary Makita polisher for years. This year I purchased a new Flex 3401 electric forced rotation buffer and have hung up the rotory polishers I've always used. ...
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    Solar

    This november, Florida has on the ballot a solar related bill. Sounds good except Governor Scot is in bed with the electric utility companies and they are the ones that have financed the adds and
    if...
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    We've had good luck with Tamco primers. ...

    We've had good luck with Tamco primers.

    http://www.tamcopaint.com/tadtadtoanep.html
    http://www.tamcopaint.com/hp5310-black-metal-pr.html
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    Door window channel adhesive

    What is recommended for adhesive to install new door window glass channels/felt back into the door glass surrounds?
    The old ones were held in by clips but they are unavailable now. This is for a 53...
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    After helping me for years, my son went to a body...

    After helping me for years, my son went to a body shop and was shocked at the lack of quality work he saw and was expected to do.
    He went back to restoration work.
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    poly paint stripping disc

    Thought I'd do a test to see how much difference in panel heat I would get between stripping with a poly disc like this-
    http://www.eastwood.com/poly-x-paint-and-rustremoval-disc-4-in-cup-style.html...
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    Ok, it pulls up now. How much are the wire wheels...

    Ok, it pulls up now. How much are the wire wheels when ordered separately? I don't see those listed.
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    Lynn, I see you no longer have this in the store....

    Lynn, I see you no longer have this in the store. I'm wondering how well this and the dynabrade version actually works and how long the wire wheels last and cost?
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    Henry nailed this. Insurance cost should be a...

    Henry nailed this. Insurance cost should be a major factor.
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    That's correct from what I see on the parts list....

    That's correct from what I see on the parts list. I only see the seals listed in a complete kit, which I don't need.
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