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    follow lens advice. block the very top of the...

    follow lens advice. block the very top of the door and push very hard on the bottom corner. you may have to "bounce" it a few times. it's surprising how much you can twist the door. you might not get...
  2. i thought spi was just epoxy and clear. i heard...

    i thought spi was just epoxy and clear. i heard their prices were good but i haven't looked at the website. it would be interesting to see an online supplier do factory colors, we have 1 store in the...
  3. Thread: opinions

    by bmarler
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    i've done that before but i adjust my clear ratio...

    i've done that before but i adjust my clear ratio on the final coat to %75. i did it on my sailboat probably 10-12 years ago and it's holding up well in the harsh marine environment. i'm going to...
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    huge difference between manufacturers i think. my...

    huge difference between manufacturers i think. my wifes 2012 volkswagen has very thin paint. i can't believe how thin that coating is. you almost can't feel the rock chips. i think i could chip it if...
  5. Thread: opinions

    by bmarler
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    with older cars i think the clear coat doesn't...

    with older cars i think the clear coat doesn't look quite right. you want the color to be right up on top, not buried under the clear. len may be right about clear over the white may not make a...
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    i remember when that changed too. but if a big...

    i remember when that changed too. but if a big company like that makes a change to 7 days from 3 you can bet there's research behind it. those companies are always tweaking formulas to make them...
  7. are those special rivets and installation tool...

    are those special rivets and installation tool for that repair? it can't be hardware store stuff right?
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    i saw their site. seems wrong to have to pay to...

    i saw their site. seems wrong to have to pay to see tsb's. why doesn't ford have that available?
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    how exactly is the paint cracking? i have a 2011...

    how exactly is the paint cracking? i have a 2011 town car and i don't see anything failing regarding the paint. i haven't checked for aluminum panels though, i didn't think there were any on it....
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    what a great project. sorry your friend won't be...

    what a great project. sorry your friend won't be there to see it come along.
    you're fine with the epoxy. don't worry about the recoat window of three days. just do your metal work on the areas you...
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    essentially. i always like to have some headroom...

    essentially. i always like to have some headroom on capacity. that way the poor compressor isn't running full time just keeping up. if it runs all the time it will make too much heat and moisture in...
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    lab metal

    i've heard of that before. can't remember where though. maybe some marine supply place for fixing corroded boat parts or something. i dismissed it as another snake oil type of product. now i'll have...
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    good news. personally, i think 1000 grit is the...

    good news. personally, i think 1000 grit is the coarsest i'd use. i'd rather go nice and slow to reduce the chance of burn through. 1000 can cut faster than you think, i've made mistakes with it and...
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    not trying to be a salesman for all metal...i got...

    not trying to be a salesman for all metal...i got that tidbit from my brother who sends a lot of extrusions out for powdercoat. like i said, i haven't tried it. yet.
    the stuff i coat is primarily...
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    you mentioned filler when smoothing welds. if you...

    you mentioned filler when smoothing welds. if you powder coat you can't use regular filler. i've heard that all metal can be used but i haven't tried it yet personally.
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    thats a good question too. as with everything...

    thats a good question too. as with everything there's theoretical coverage per ounce(or pound ). i don't have that figure handy, but for what small parts i do, a pound would last years. i use a small...
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    me too henry, the resistance to gas and solvent...

    me too henry,
    the resistance to gas and solvent is impressive. i did the carb drip tray on my car in a nice satin black. i've dissolved every other coating i tried there except the powder.
    it takes...
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    those are both good questions that i don't have...

    those are both good questions that i don't have the answer to. i only do small parts that fit in my oven. you need to keep the parts at temp for a bit until it all flows out. not sure if you could...
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    i do the same powder coating in my garage. really...

    i do the same powder coating in my garage. really satisfying to get the end result and easy to learn. while you can use your kitchen oven i wouldn't recommend it. it will have a smell for a while...
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    i would really think if there's clear on it it...

    i would really think if there's clear on it it would be hardened acrylic enamel clear. i don't think urethane was far away though, not sure when auto manufacturers made the switch. i think you have a...
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    i would have thought the auto manufacturers were...

    i would have thought the auto manufacturers were using acrylic enamel back then. i know that's what i used for completes in those days. lacquer was mostly for spot repairs as it blended so well....
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    i use all metal to cover weld patches. only bad...

    i use all metal to cover weld patches. only bad thing is it can be tougher to sand. your plan to cover it with rage is exactly what i do.
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    you're right on the money there henry, low gloss...

    you're right on the money there henry, low gloss silver isn't a bad idea. i find it hides a lot of sins underneath. i used to be horrible at filler work when i first started, silver was my best...
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    the only problem you might encounter is the...

    the only problem you might encounter is the number of coats it takes to hide. if there's a lot of color variation a quick sealer coat might help.
    i've used delfleet essential before, and i found...
  25. boy, that brings back memories. i had the...

    boy, that brings back memories. i had the mitsubishi version of that car. what a hoot! that might have been my first turbo car. gorgeous red leather interior. it tended to run a little warm on hot...
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    sounds similar to my spraying quantity, with the...

    sounds similar to my spraying quantity, with the exception of the straight enamel i spray on equipment. i've been doing it for decades. just be darn sure you can't smell the paint as you're spraying...
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    iso's are iso's. all hardeners have them as far...

    iso's are iso's. all hardeners have them as far as i know. modern urethane may have a higher concentration but the evil is all the same. i shoot urethane with the full face mask as you do. just make...
  28. i actually like the rustoleum for chassis stuff....

    i actually like the rustoleum for chassis stuff. or zero rust is awesome too. i've used hardener in the rustoleum but haven't tried it with the zero rust. both of those can be sprayed for a nice...
  29. really? i always wondered if they'd come up with...

    really? i always wondered if they'd come up with something that worked well. i stopped using the stuff many years ago cause it seemed to cause more trouble than it fixed.
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    is it a dedicated urethane sealer? if the...

    is it a dedicated urethane sealer?
    if the project is multi colored, sealer can help tie everything together so the top coat has the same tone throughout.
    but if you have good substrate the sealer...
  31. you really should be more specific about your...

    you really should be more specific about your particular situation. location,temp, humidity, compressor, gun, paint... all that stuff and more. new/good air hoses, filter at the gun, air pressure,...
  32. Thread: Epoxy primer

    by bmarler
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    totally agree, i love urethane sealer. i love how...

    totally agree, i love urethane sealer. i love how thin it goes on, and makes a great base for the following top coats.
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    don't be afraid to extend the repair area out...

    don't be afraid to extend the repair area out from the damaged area. usually the damage travels farther than you think (hope). you need to have a big enough area to work it properly. i like lens idea...
  34. seven days after scuffing the base is when you...

    seven days after scuffing the base is when you shot the clear? is that accepted practice for that base?
  35. agree with dave. if it's happening on the first...

    agree with dave. if it's happening on the first coat it's some sort of contamination. are you using a good hose? i feel for you, that dang fisheye can be a tough thing to figure out. does it go all...
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    maybe a little more information about your...

    maybe a little more information about your situation is in order. is this paint a few years old already? is there a hardener involved?
    what is the recommended thinner for it? what exactly is the...
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    that's what i thought. unfortunately, you need to...

    that's what i thought. unfortunately, you need to fully explore the area to decide the best way to get a lasting repair.
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    apart or together. not the first time this...

    apart or together. not the first time this subject has come up. the color of the paint can play a part in this decision as well. if it's a solid color, painting in pieces is reasonable to do. if it's...
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    seeing that tiny dot of rust makes me think you...

    seeing that tiny dot of rust makes me think you have rust through from behind. like the pin hole (or holes) goes clear through. is that a sandwich of two layers there? many times water can get driven...
  40. Thread: Butt Welding

    by bmarler
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    there's a couple of ways i do the copper backing....

    there's a couple of ways i do the copper backing. i have thin sheet (about .060) so i can form it to the work piece. clamp or hold it in place. i also use a piece of copper pipe that's flattened on...
  41. Thread: Butt Welding

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    checking from the backside with a light is a...

    checking from the backside with a light is a great way to get all the pin holes. even if you get all the ones you see there will still be more you don't see so get everything you can.
  42. look here to see if this might be your bumper. i...

    look here to see if this might be your bumper. i don't remember you saying the year of the truck....
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    in the late 70's and early 80's (when he says it...

    in the late 70's and early 80's (when he says it was repainted) there was lots of lacquer paint being applied. i was just switching over to acrylic enamel about then, but still doing spot repairs...
  44. i enjoy the process too, i find it very...

    i enjoy the process too, i find it very therapeutic. i have so much stress in my day that i need some way to disconnect. i find that concentrating completely on the task at hand helps to get rid of...
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    regular paint works on bumper covers, i think it...

    regular paint works on bumper covers, i think it would work fine here. you can add flex additive too if you want.
  46. Thread: Hanging doors

    by bmarler
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    i haven't worked with that particular truck but,...

    i haven't worked with that particular truck but, the body side hinge may be bolted, but on the far side where you can't see it. the door side may have bolts you can access after pulling the door...
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    i've done detailing before, it can be tough work....

    i've done detailing before, it can be tough work. but if you pace yourself it actually is pretty rewarding too. i would imagine you need to be careful how much money you make so you don't mess up...
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    i used to use my shop fridge as my test surface....

    i used to use my shop fridge as my test surface. the old kelvinator had a ton if paint on it when i got rid of it.
  49. this stuff seems very similar to por 15. it says...

    this stuff seems very similar to por 15. it says it cures rock hard. por 15 does the same and it tends to crack if it flexes and lets moisture creep underneath. it's hard to detect until the damage...
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    i agree, steering wheels are a difficult shape. i...

    i agree, steering wheels are a difficult shape. i paint a ton of weird shaped items, frameworks, misc. parts. it takes practice to get it right. the steering wheel is even more challenging as you...
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