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  1. Thread: Clearcoat issue

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    Looks like fish eye I had the same problem with...

    Looks like fish eye I had the same problem with some Coating Store clear on a job last spring finally used some fish eye eliminator and took care of it. Used a different Brand of clear on the rest...
  2. I was a rebuilder for may years and you would run...

    I was a rebuilder for may years and you would run across some odd things in the savage pools that you would wonder how they ever ended op there, I did an Areo Star van one time less than eight...
  3. sounds like a builder

    sounds like a builder
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    I want that 63 Falcon in the back ground

    I want that 63 Falcon in the back ground
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    I looked on the Coker web site and noticed they...

    I looked on the Coker web site and noticed they have a white wall cleaner they sell, might make it hard for them to sell if you will can buy something local that will do the same job.
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    I always used Westleys should be able to find it...

    I always used Westleys should be able to find it at most automotive stores, or Napa white wall cleaner avalible at your local Napa.
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    I've alway's used laquer thinner on mine that...

    I've alway's used laquer thinner on mine that were plastic and never had a problem.
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    I had a Mercury Mountaineer that had a bad check...

    I had a Mercury Mountaineer that had a bad check valve that was leaking on the canister, and a 2004 Mitsubishi that was leaking where the bracket was spot welded to the fuel filler tube, Mitsubishi...
  9. Thread: Makita vs Dewalt

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    I have a snap on which I believe is a dewalt and...

    I have a snap on which I believe is a dewalt and a makita, they are both ok but the makita will run at a slower rpm which makes it easier to use in tight places, so if I was only going to have one I...
  10. Thread: Plasma Cutters

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    'm just saying history will repeat itself, I have...

    'm just saying history will repeat itself, I have specialty tools you could only get from the dealers in the 80's that haven't been used since then, the aftermarket produced better tool's and...
  11. Thread: Plasma Cutters

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    all the talk about what it's going to take to...

    all the talk about what it's going to take to repair is just talk to scare shops away from repairing them I remember back about 1980 the samething was said about unibody cars you were going to have...
  12. Thread: Frame/ Chasis Pull

    by Sid
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    I had a dealers license so I was buying out of...

    I had a dealers license so I was buying out of the salvage pools so I was in them cheaper than buying from someone that was reselling a car they had bought out of a pool, I liked to buy cars that...
  13. Thread: Frame/ Chasis Pull

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    Don't know what it'll cost to ship, or what local...

    Don't know what it'll cost to ship, or what local regulations you may face on rebuilding it, sounds like you are going to have the work done and not do it yourself but you should make some money on...
  14. Thread: Frame/ Chasis Pull

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    I rebuilt thousands of vehicles during the 32...

    I rebuilt thousands of vehicles during the 32 years I had my shop and if that car is 3-5 years old and I can buy it for 30% of low retail I'd build it from those pictures, I had a dealers licence...
  15. Thread: Frame/ Chasis Pull

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    If you are going to repair the vehicle after it's...

    If you are going to repair the vehicle after it's been shipped I would wait and let the shop that's doing the work pull it or at least do the tear down, when I was doing alot of rebuilding I didn't...
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    Same here Bob, don't know what it is but it's...

    Same here Bob, don't know what it is but it's interesting.
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    The eg570 is a Wagner Flexio 570 the only...

    The eg570 is a Wagner Flexio 570 the only difference is the one Scorpion sells has a 2 quart cup where the Wagner is only 1 1/2 quart. Al's liner is Scorpion liner and has exelent uv protection the...
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    I shoot Scorpion Liner and Al's is Scorpion...

    I shoot Scorpion Liner and Al's is Scorpion packaged for the consumer, they recently developed an electric hvlp gun that breaks the material up more for a finer finish and very little overspray. ...
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    Those type of jobs profitable or not are always a...

    Those type of jobs profitable or not are always a labor of love, keep up the good work and keep posting like many others here I like to see the progress
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    I have a atcoa Viking that I bought in 1975 that...

    I have a atcoa Viking that I bought in 1975 that I am still using
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    LOL, yeah I know he was telling me to stay off...

    LOL, yeah I know he was telling me to stay off the edges after burning the paint off a few.
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    about 40 years ago when I was learning to buff...

    about 40 years ago when I was learning to buff the old guy that was teaching me always said you don't need to buff the edges they won't shine anyway
  23. Thread: Etch Primer

    by Sid
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    Some companies recommend epoxie oxer properly...

    Some companies recommend epoxie oxer properly prepaired substrates being a metal conditioner, wash or self etch primer, but others warn of using over any acid treatment, it would be best to go with...
  24. Thread: Old Spray Gun

    by Sid
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    I have one similar to that setting on a shelf in...

    I have one similar to that setting on a shelf in my office it has the glass jar don't know what make it is I ran across it some where years ago someone was cleaning out and was going to throw it...
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    mig welders and spool guns

    My welder quit working I bought it in 1984 and just realized how old it is so have been looking at new welders and see I can add a spool gun for just a few dollar's more and was wondering if anyone...
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    I would try washing it with hot soapy water and a...

    I would try washing it with hot soapy water and a grey scuff pad, I rebuilt an almost new truck one time that a gallon of Latex paint had broken open in the cab during the wreck lucky it had a vinyl...
  27. Thread: Rustoleum

    by Sid
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    I give a guy a quote for a paint job one time and...

    I give a guy a quote for a paint job one time and he kept trying to beet me down to a cheaper price, I told him to try Maco and he just laughed and said they wanted more money than I did, he had them...
  28. It's rusted out take your finger and pop one of...

    It's rusted out take your finger and pop one of those bubbles you'll find it has water in it.
  29. my son inlaw's family was in the metal finishing...

    my son inlaw's family was in the metal finishing buisness where they did plating and powder coating, they had a contract at one time where they were powder coating head's for golf clubs, they ask...
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    Try AUTO TECH Quick and Easy adhesive remover I...

    Try AUTO TECH Quick and Easy adhesive remover I get it from my paint supplier works well
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    thanks Bob

    thanks Bob
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    yes it looks like that one, it's quite a bit...

    yes it looks like that one, it's quite a bit rougher and missing parts if it was as complete as that one I probably wouldn't consider doing anything with it, i've been searching the web for info but...
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    Chrysler Airflow Pedal Car

    I have a Steelcraft pedal car I am going to restore, from what I can find it's a 1935 Chrysler Airflow fire truck, was wondering if anyone know's anything about pedal cars, if they would have any...
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    i've put a add on Craig's list in the past...

    i've put a add on Craig's list in the past looking for late model repairable car's and trucks, let them reply to the add then you can pick through the replies and call the ones you are intrested in.
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    thats the kind of work I always liked doing, been...

    thats the kind of work I always liked doing, been thinking of doing a newer car just haven't had time to look
  36. Thread: Know these cars?

    by Sid
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    I scored a 94, question #3 got me I knew the...

    I scored a 94, question #3 got me I knew the Dodge Cornnet mixed the other 3 up. I'm only 55 but we tore alot of those cars up when I was in my teens.
  37. call a local glass company they should be able to...

    call a local glass company they should be able to get something for you
  38. Thread: Nadc

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    I attended NADC, I took their autobody and...

    I attended NADC, I took their autobody and welding courses and was there from about may of 74 thru april 75
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    yes I've seen the skin come off the inner...

    yes I've seen the skin come off the inner structure many times. I had a buddy that loved roll overs, that looks like some of the things he bought to build.
  40. Acually I don't think you can get the key turned...

    Acually I don't think you can get the key turned all the way to the off position to get the key out once you lose battry power
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    I've been in this buisness since the early to mid...

    I've been in this buisness since the early to mid 70's, did alot of work for next to nothing just to gain experience, seems all the older guys from that era are gone now, I just done less and less of...
  42. Looks like some of the builders my buddy used to...

    Looks like some of the builders my buddy used to buy.
    Did a Corsica once where I clipped it put all new sheet metal on the front and two left doors. The right doors were the only original outer...
  43. I did a collision repair on a Cadillac last week...

    I did a collision repair on a Cadillac last week that was Jewl Red, I used B/C for the ease of blending the color and I couldn''t see any difference . I'd do the B/C 2 stage, using quality materials...
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    Might try your local glass installer

    Might try your local glass installer
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    my mig has a shrinking tip and it has a shrink...

    my mig has a shrinking tip and it has a shrink setting, it's a Solar 2175 it was made by Century, I used it a few times just to see how it worked and I guess it worked ok, I have a stud gun that I...
  46. Thread: A qoestion for Len

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    I have some info somewhere on when the change to...

    I have some info somewhere on when the change to waterborne is to take affect and it is different in different parts of the country and in some cases it depends on the region of the state you are in,...
  47. Thread: Bumper Prep

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    I did a mid 70's Corvette awhile back and...

    I did a mid 70's Corvette awhile back and replaced the original urathane bumper cover's with fiberglass and they had a name of Dura something, claimed they were a bit more flexable than regular...
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    ok, I don't have much faith in rust removers,...

    ok, I don't have much faith in rust removers, converters and rust paints if it were my car and I wasn't going to do the complete job right now and it had to set outside for the winter I would leave...
  49. Thread: Repairable?

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    with a $50. an hour labor rate I'd SWAG the cost...

    with a $50. an hour labor rate I'd SWAG the cost of repairs at about $10,000 to $12,500with new parts less airbag's if it needs bags probably add another $2500. to $3000.
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    I'd like to see you do the test again using new...

    I'd like to see you do the test again using new disks and run them both untill they are no longer useable and see witch one goes the farthest, seems to me the last 1/2 of the disk is where the...
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