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  1. This info is right on the money for me. It is the...

    This info is right on the money for me. It is the reason I started running a compressed air ac dryer (Deltech HG25) with a 10 micron filter (Deltech 810 series) between tank and ac compressor cooler...
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    To a degree I understand what you are saying,...

    To a degree I understand what you are saying, everything has it's place. I still do lead work and as my forte is sheet metal work I cannot tell you how many bucks I have built over the last 40+...
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    Thanks Len

    Thanks Len for the advise on using the milled fiber and resin on the pin holes/cratering. I had on hand the 501 West system as well as 1/32 milled fiber that I use on boat repairs, this really worked...
  4. Thread: Thanks All!!

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    Chassis

    Nice job, your ready to move on to your next restoration! Looks like you either coated or cleaned up the chassis as well?
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    You need to make sure those crack lines are...

    You need to make sure those crack lines are stable and won't continue to propagate after all the new work is completed. A stable foundation for paint is a must. I have done many old repairs with...
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    Thanks Len

    Thanks Len.

    I happen to have on hand the 501 West system with 1/32" milled fiber filler that I've been using for many years although mainly on boats. All the craters were spot blasted (not shown...
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    Meant to post pics

    Sorry, meant to post the photos. As I do custom sheet metal work you can imagine how I'm not comfortable to do a repair in this manner, but I have to do the best I can for a friend. When your dealing...
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    Cratering and Picklex20

    I have a very rare 1930's folding car hood in the shop for repair. The hood is hinged on 4 sides, 2 top side panels and 2 side saddle panels. Top panels are unsupported on the backside with bracing...
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    Obviously you store them clean. I keep some of...

    Obviously you store them clean. I keep some of mine in a dedicated tool box drawer for guns only (extra gun parts such as cap seals, packings, etc., are stored in same drawer) and the rest just put...
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    I had a feeling that would be the case. I've used...

    I had a feeling that would be the case. I've used the method you outlined numerous times for solids but have never come across an esay fix for metallic and I just can't do a mismatch repair of any...
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    Mettalic

    Len,

    What if that was a 2 stage metallic? Any way to do minor repairs in a similar fashion?
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    Puller

    bmarler,

    On the gun itself, minus the cone, I can't see a difference between it and a rivet gun. In fact once when pulling hard on 18ga with a sizable dent it cut the pin in half. Where this tool...
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    Len, Sorry I didn't know you carried the...

    Len,

    Sorry I didn't know you carried the Fillion mixer as I've used those as well. Will start ordering them from you. What sub-category are they under? I looked in the store once before but...
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    Dedoes paint & stir lids

    I purchase the Dedoes stir lids a case at a time for my 1 gallon and quart containers and leave them on during storage. I have to cut off the plastic stir gear when they arrive and use my drill to...
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    Shoot Suit puylling with tig rod

    Lastly, I pulled similar dent using tig rod with nose cone attached and threaded through .250 plate.
    26189

    Overall I am very impressed with this tool. It has unbelievable pulling power with...
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    Shoot Suit pin puller

    I got the Shoot Suit weld pin puller in yesterday from Len (wow, really quick shipping Len thanks) and played with it for a few hours. NitroShark, on your question of technique not being thought of...
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    Tig welding

    I hear ya buddy. However, I have to challenge you to pick up that stinger and start practicing. As you already know when it comes to welding....practice, practice, hell you know the drill. Why not...
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    oldfatbald, I get the feeling from his posts...

    oldfatbald,

    I get the feeling from his posts he is trying to keep this as original as possible, i.e. a no filler repair, sorta like working on a survivor car maybe? So "I think" he is trying to...
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    bmarler, I will absolutely give a heads up. I...

    bmarler,

    I will absolutely give a heads up. I have a few panels in the shop now (66' goat) I am anxious to see how well it does on. It should be a great test from the heavier ga. S/M on a...
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    I'll give a shout when it comes in. I'm guessing...

    I'll give a shout when it comes in. I'm guessing the cone is maybe ABS as metal might be harsh on the surface. Thanks Len for the quick order.
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    bmarler, I think your right on all accounts....

    bmarler,

    I think your right on all accounts. I considered adapting my air or hand rivet gun but after thinking about it, that would probably be a disaster with the air riveter by over pulling and...
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    Great idea

    Len,

    Had not thought of that, again great idea. Just ordered it from you. When it comes in I'll give this a shot and post. Thanks again
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    Shoot Suit ding puller

    Len,

    Found a cpl of you tube videos on this tool where they pulled small and large dents/dings, see link below. What they referred to as large dent or ding has me wondering about the limits of...
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    That would be a much better tool, didn't even...

    That would be a much better tool, didn't even know it existed! Thanks for showing this Len! Gotta get me one of those
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    None what so ever, I just couldn't find my .375...

    None what so ever, I just couldn't find my .375 or my .5 steel block I normally use so I just grabbed a scrap piece. I only use this method on blind pulling and only then on quarter size or smaller...
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    Dolly work

    Len.

    Yes, I call it a reverse dolly (not sure what else to call it), if you cannot get on the backside of sheet metal to hammer and dolly out a deep dimple, you can pull it to you. I shrink and...
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    Pulling a dent

    Well, it got the better of me so I decided to give it a shot using 18ga sheet metal. I took a cold chisel and dented "somewhat" similar to your project. I ended up using 2 ea.-2.6mm pins, backed with...
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    Stud pin

    It's really hard to say what size stud pin to start with. Small tight dents, especially those that are creased, tend to be a bit more difficult to pull without snapping the pin, which requires you to...
  29. Thread: Spray booth mods

    by Ronf
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    Spray booth mods

    I am in the process of upgrading my 30+ year paint booth by switching to LED bulbs and have now decided to upgrade the ventilation system over to PPV. Back almost 35 years ago when I got this booth...
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    Not sure if this will help but maybe? Several...

    Not sure if this will help but maybe?

    Several decades back I made a set of picking tools for chrome work (see photo), I made them from an old set of fireplace irons. They work great for picking...
  31. Color

    I already have the paint in the shop, a tri coat Ford Ruby Red. I should have already had the paint on it, just can't seem to quit modifying. About the time I think it's go time for paint I come up...
  32. Custom dash

    Custom main dash re-work and lower new dash I built. Your absolutely correct when you say we all need some encouragement to go forward. On these long hard builds it can drag you down to the point you...
  33. Body work

    A few of the current body work and LS engine
  34. Fabrication time

    Pics of floor framing
  35. Here are a few

    bmarler,

    Here are a few pics of what I drug home, 36 chevy coupe project
  36. Love it

    bmarler,

    Thanks for providing this, it is exactly what I was looking for! Now going to use the xylene as a reducing agent (as opposed to acetone) for my underside floor pans. Got the gallon of...
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    Reducing

    In theory, yes your compressor "should" handle your gun but as Len stated that seems like a small amount of air requirement for a gun. Just because your compressor kicks on doesn't mean you have to...
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    Reducer pressures

    On P-sheets, I look at them as a starting point and adjust accordingly i.e., amount of reducer, pressure/pattern that fits my gun and technique, speed and distance of gun to panel, etc.. I would bet...
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    Has me stumped

    I've never had my jobber get the paint match wrong. Several times I have had to clay and buff the existing factory finish to blend and match but that's about all. I would pull your paint code and go...
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    Old clear coat

    Have you tried buffing the old clear coat to bring out the original finish or at least close to it? I think this would be your best bet. Maybe clay the old finish and see what you get on a few test...
  41. Contact info

    I contacted Carlisle Fluid Technologies and send them an email per this statement and how irresponsible I find it. I ask therm to have it removed before somebody gets seriously injured. I googled...
  42. Texture

    Is the rough texture from shooting your primer surfacer or epoxy primer? If it is from the surfacer what size tip did you shoot it with? The tip that your gun comes with (1.3) vs what is required for...
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    Tip sizing and reducing

    "I've been reading that pdf, actually. They recommend a 1.4-1.5 for the epoxy primer and and 1.8-2.5 for the 2k regular build primer, so now I guess I have more things to read about regarding...
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    Gunman and products

    Uridian,

    First, old school builders reference to dog house refers to the nose of your car, so no pun or reference intended to your project.

    I think you have your product order down pretty...
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    Products

    Trying to remember what all you have to spray besides a fender and dog house but if I remember correctly just a small section on the roof. If this is correct I can't see you needing 2 qts. of clear....
  46. Poly paint

    Len,

    "Most base coats are polyester paints. If it says "lacquer" on the label it could still be a poly from Europe because they call most of these types of paint lacquer."

    Had not heard this,...
  47. Rattle cans

    For the most part yes, but there is so much more to shooting your own based coat urethane with a spray gun set up. One part urethane base can have a hardner added to it as an option for more...
  48. Thanks bmarler

    Thanks for the help. Time is no problem before I get to my floor pans with the ZR
  49. Sheen

    When you use the xylene on the ZR can you give a feed back on the sheen? I am going to use the ZR on bottom side of new floor pans so am curious how this comes out. Yes, with acetone it is definitely...
  50. Thanks henry

    Sometimes the simplest answers are right there in front of your face and you can't see them! Your solution is absolutely worth a shot. I use to pour out what I needed and dump the rest into a new qt...
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