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    You were right. I bought that repair kit for my...

    You were right. I bought that repair kit for my tekna copper and it fixed it right up.
  2. I ended up sourcing all the skins and trim pieces...

    I ended up sourcing all the skins and trim pieces from the trailer manufacturer through their local dealer. It was super easy. When I did price the aluminum skins through a steel shop the trailer...
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    Tekna Copper leaks air

    My Tekna Copper started leaking air out the tip the moment it's connected to the air line. I think it probably needs a new air valve assembly. Any thoughts on this?

    Thanks
    Jeremy
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    I'm pretty sure he's only building the burnt car...

    I'm pretty sure he's only building the burnt car because he has a title for it. I'm guessing the green car didn't come with a title.
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    Looks awesome!

    Looks awesome!
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    Collision repair information

    What service do you guys use to find repair information and procedures on what is accepted for repairing a vehicle? For example - what does the manufacturer recommend on a unibody rail regarding ...
  7. I use SWX-350 Waterbased wax & grease remover....

    I use SWX-350 Waterbased wax & grease remover. Never had any issues with it. Works well for me.
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    This is the hood after i did adjust the hinges to...

    This is the hood after i did adjust the hinges to get the back of the hood to sit down. I also shimmed the drivers side hood hinge behind the front bolt and it did stop the hood from rubbing the...
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    Thanks for the tips guys. I did read Brians...

    Thanks for the tips guys. I did read Brians article about setting panels. I might have missed it, but didn't see where he discussed getting it to fit side to side beside the hinges. All of his other...
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    72 chevelle hood adjustment

    I'm putting this hood on a buddies chevelle. It fits pretty good but the back of it needs to move to the passenger side. It's much more pronounced when it's open. As it shuts it's moving to the...
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    My compressor is an Atlas compressor. The parts...

    My compressor is an Atlas compressor. The parts came from Puma. So not necessarily a big box store compressor. I've had zero issues with the new motor on it. I will be the first one to say that a...
  12. Thread: Next Project

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    What's your plan for repair? I like watching your...

    What's your plan for repair? I like watching your work.
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    I was painting and blew up the 5hp motor on my...

    I was painting and blew up the 5hp motor on my new big compressor during the middle of a painting session. Compressor was still under warranty. Ended up plumbing in my old 30 gallon craftsman to the...
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    Looks like I have a candidate for a Jacko system....

    Looks like I have a candidate for a Jacko system. Now I just have to decide if I want to tackle it or haul it to a shop. The rails are swayed over VS being collapsed. Also there is a subframe under...
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    Thanks Henry. Yeah that feather edge was my...

    Thanks Henry. Yeah that feather edge was my concern also. Normally I'd prime, but I hate to cover up the yellow since I'm putting on more yellow. And it's by the jambs and I'm trying not to touch the...
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    So the edge of the panels have a lot of these...

    So the edge of the panels have a lot of these thick paint areas. What do you do with these? Sand them flat? If I burn through the clear just clear it to put on a barrier coat like I would if it was...
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    Len - You using Magnets to keep the plastics and...

    Len - You using Magnets to keep the plastics and paper form fluttering when painting? That's genius and simple. Also looks like you painted the top of the 3000 GT first? Then the sides? Also looks...
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    I normally do hit the AP twice. With a flash...

    I normally do hit the AP twice. With a flash inbetween. I'm wondering if I go the plastic hot when I sanded it and it got "greasy". Released the oils in the plastic? I cleaned it well with SWX350 and...
  19. Thread: Blocking primer

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    So you're using 3/16 vs a finer throw? I would...

    So you're using 3/16 vs a finer throw? I would have thought a finer throw. Might have to try this. Any concern using 500 under metallics?
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    Len thanks for the tips. I did feather that...

    Len thanks for the tips.

    I did feather that first chip and used fiberglass filler followed up with glazing putty for the final shape. Worked great. Thanks!

    I haven't attacked the black piece...
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    That really does look like dust. You're comment...

    That really does look like dust. You're comment about it being soft under the dimple is interesting.

    How long was the product in you're gun? Any chance it started to kick in you're gun? It sure...
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    So I've got a couple questions. This...

    So I've got a couple questions.

    This fiberglass/plastic piece goes over the windows. It's got a chip in it. I'm think about just using regular filler as it's a small chip. Is there a better way?...
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    94 dodge stealth repaint

    Figured this was a better spot to post questions and progress on this repaint. I initially asked questions here http://autobodystore.com/forum/showthread.php?28939-Scuffing-a-basically-good-car
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    I've used metal backers and rivets to bridge...

    I've used metal backers and rivets to bridge across cracks in fiberglass.
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    I've seen a couple pics of you're 3000Gt project,...

    I've seen a couple pics of you're 3000Gt project, but you got any more?


    Fusor 152 what I want to use for filling the bumper emblems first?
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    Rusty VS Rotten vehicles

    Is it just me or is there a big difference between a Rusty vehicle and a Rotten vehicle? Maybe I'm splitting hairs. But a rusty vehicle to me you can cleanup and be good to go VS a Rotten vehicle you...
  28. Thread: Jeep hood damage

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    I too went to using a board, but I would probably...

    I too went to using a board, but I would probably put a shorter piece of wood at the "low" spot inside the hood where the hood would have hit the windshield frame. I wouldn't put the wood on the...
  29. Thread: 1971 Firebird

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    Fantastic work as always. Looks great.

    Fantastic work as always. Looks great.
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    Ok I'm finally going to start on this. To...

    Ok I'm finally going to start on this.

    To shave the emblems can I just use polyFlex to fill them, or do I need to put a fusor in them first and then finish with the poly flex? They aren't that...
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    Yeah I'd use my finger or the side of a paint...

    Yeah I'd use my finger or the side of a paint stick, sanding block etc. Basically anything of a similar radius that will give the paper some support with out putting too much pressure on the corners.
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    Thanks again for all the help. Much appreciated. ...

    Thanks again for all the help. Much appreciated.

    Jeremy
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    I'm definitely all about one variable at a time....

    I'm definitely all about one variable at a time.

    Hey thanks for the suggestions. So you up the pressure wouldn't that increase atomization and decrease the orange peal? Am I thinking about that...
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    Len - That's interesting. I didn't realize the...

    Len - That's interesting. I didn't realize the run blockers used sand paper on them. I thought they were more like a de-nib tool with a permanent grit.



    Henry - I've used this trick before with...
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    Mirror glaze sanding blocks

    I don't think i've seen anyone discuss these here. These sanding blocks are excellent for sanding out runs. They give much more control when sanding out a group of runs. Since I've started using...
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    Getting more control when shooting clear.

    I just painted this bumper and it turned out great, but I feel i'm on the ragged edge between having smooth clear and having a runny mess. There are a bunch of runs that created when the clear went...
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    Yeah the texture was definitely under the clear....

    Yeah the texture was definitely under the clear. It sanded out fine and looks great.

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    Here some close shots. They looked good before...

    Here some close shots. They looked good before the clear went on. I'm not sure if the clear locked in some solvents or if it was just a timing thing.

    You can see where some of it showed the sand...
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    Well I sanded out the runs using a mequirs...

    Well I sanded out the runs using a mequirs sanding stone making sure not to burn through the clear. I scuffed it with a used red scotchbrite then a fresh grey scotchbrite. It looked great when i left...
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    I should add the bumper cover was a CAPA...

    I should add the bumper cover was a CAPA certified Primed cover.

    Len - Yeah this was my typical products and process. I wasn't trying anything new that's why it's so frustrating.

    I'm really...
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    Bumper Cover aftermath question

    Painted this bumper cover the other night. Everything was turning out great until I put the clear on and started to notice the color seemed to be following scratches or even mottling on the cover....
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    I did this VW lid a few years ago. I taped off...

    I did this VW lid a few years ago. I taped off the louvers on the front and then sprayed (hosed) primer and then topcoat through the louver openings so it looked ok. I then slipped some masking paper...
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    Henry - We've had excellent luck with them. The...

    Henry - We've had excellent luck with them. The two achilles heals are rust and head gaskets. My wifes 2004 has 230K on it. Original auto transmission works fine. It has had head gaskets every 100K...
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    Dealer replaced the dash. There ended up being a...

    Dealer replaced the dash. There ended up being a warranty extension on the dash panel because of the airbag recall. Basically the dashs are easily damaged when performing the airbag recall.

    Got...
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    The damage is in the padded dash pad below the...

    The damage is in the padded dash pad below the plastic vents. AND they opted to order a replacement without consulting me.

    The plastic cubby did have existing cosmetic damage, but functioned...
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    Mean while you aren't supposed to have passengers...

    Mean while you aren't supposed to have passengers ride in that spot. So now you have a vehicle you paid thousands of dollars for thats made to transport people and it's capacity is reduced by 20% for...
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    Yeah this was the 3rd subaru I own that they had...

    Yeah this was the 3rd subaru I own that they had to check the airbags in. Both my 03 and 04 were OK. And no damage I found. They had a 2012 in there getting checked out when my 07 was in there. The...
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    Dealer just called. It was the service writer...

    Dealer just called. It was the service writer I've dealt with before not the manager. They ordered a new dash, but they are on back order. They didn't do anything about the ill fitting door. They can...
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    Dealer damaged dash

    Hey wasn't sure where to put this. I recently had an airbag recall performed on my new to me 2007 subaru outback. Anyway when I get the car back there is some damage on the soft dash pad from where...
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    I actually have a dedicated air hose for...

    I actually have a dedicated air hose for painting. I'm more concerned about the outside of the hose than the inside though. When Painting I don't want to be handling a hose that was laying in oil...
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