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    Not sure but 3M is one of my favorites and if it...

    Not sure but 3M is one of my favorites and if it was in the store thatís what I get.

    Bob K
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    I use them on vinyl. They work well. My newest...

    I use them on vinyl. They work well. My newest truck had vinyl stripes on the sides and I removed them with the rubber wheel. I made a mistake, the wheel was getting used up and I just had one...
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    I take 2 pieces of flat bar or angle iron a...

    I take 2 pieces of flat bar or angle iron a little longer than the distance between the front and rear bolt of the bed. Tack weld the bar to the bolt heads. If there are 4 bolts on each side then you...
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    This may not help but several years ago I...

    This may not help but several years ago I searched on Amazon for leather and found quite a few to choose from. I ordered one skin to cover a dining room chair. Iíve still got it in raw form since I...
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    If I find a pinhole I put a 36 grit disc on my...

    If I find a pinhole I put a 36 grit disc on my die grinder and grind it out. It canít be filled with another coat of body filler because air gets trapped in the pinhole and keeps the filler out. You...
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    Are you sure the sand scratches are in the clear...

    Are you sure the sand scratches are in the clear coat. Sometimes people put 2 part surfacer on scratch that is to deep and later when the surfacer shrinks the scratches become visible because the...
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    I have no way of knowing if a base coat I...

    I have no way of knowing if a base coat I encounter was waterborne or solvent based when I get a car. I donít know what the factories use. If I do a dent repair I cover the filler with 2k primer and...
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    My understanding of the reason to add an...

    My understanding of the reason to add an activator to the base coat was for insurance. If you need to resand and then expose the base coat paint the activator would prevent the solvent from...
  9. Thread: Heat Lamps

    by Bob K
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    I take mine off the stand and keep it in a...

    I take mine off the stand and keep it in a lateral file cabinet. I take the vertical rod off the roller base of the stand too so it doesnít take up much space. It was 98 degrees here last week. I...
  10. Thread: airbag deployed?

    by Bob K
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    Did you turn the ignition on and watch the airbag...

    Did you turn the ignition on and watch the airbag light flash off and on several times and settle in at off. That tells you that the light is working and a self test is going on. If the light never...
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    I donít think I can be of much help, I only did...

    I donít think I can be of much help, I only did body work on one 1958 VW in Germany, but I hope you get a kick out of it. It was my first adventure in auto body repair. I had just had a head on...
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    If you can shoot the primer on why not clean your...

    If you can shoot the primer on why not clean your gun and shoot the black on, clean the gun again and shoot the clear on. You may get some dust on but that can be sanded and buffed out. Take your old...
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    Sorry, I canít speak about aluminum with...

    Sorry, I canít speak about aluminum with authority but I think you can spray it. Check the technical data sheet from Evercoatís site for the real information. I use a 2.2 tip on my primer gun for...
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    I was thinking about doing the bottom cover too...

    I was thinking about doing the bottom cover too because of the damage by the headlight but that may buff out and like Len said the color match may be difficult without blending into the hood so...
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    Fixing a small spot and making it look good is...

    Fixing a small spot and making it look good is harder than doing the entire bumper cover. Remove the headlights, and remove the bumper cover so you donít have to mask so much. It will be easier to...
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    Not over kill but maybe overpriced. Just by the...

    Not over kill but maybe overpriced. Just by the look of it in the pictures I get the feeling it should sell for $30 to $50. That gauge looks real cheap. The pressure regulator looks like one I bought...
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    If I had them I would toss that bad one out. I...

    If I had them I would toss that bad one out. I wouldnít say that two years ago but since I lost a wheel on the road I have a new understanding of just how easy it is to have lug nut failure. When one...
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    I haven't used any of those guns so I canít give...

    I haven't used any of those guns so I canít give good advice about them but I like using a smaller tip to get better control of the paint going down. The larger tip may hose the paint fast and...
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    I donít think 2 water separators will help. The...

    I donít think 2 water separators will help. The second one will just add resistance to air flow. The fact is that water separators only prevent liquid water from moving into the air lines. Liquid...
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    I donít think you can paint the entire truck at...

    I donít think you can paint the entire truck at one time but you can paint sections and stop and wait for the compressor to catch up. You will have to watch the pressure gauge at the gun. If you have...
  21. Thread: MIG Welder

    by Bob K
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    My way of looking at it: If you know you arenít...

    My way of looking at it: If you know you arenít interested in welding and just want to play around a bit but
    not do any serious welding then go for it with the cheap machine. If you expect to...
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    I use 3M Clear Coat sanding discs on my...

    I use 3M Clear Coat sanding discs on my AirVantage sander. I have a hose running just a small stream of water on the panel. They cut fast and last a long time. I use an interface pad on curved...
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    My first car was a Ď59 Buick LeSabre, Seafoam...

    My first car was a Ď59 Buick LeSabre, Seafoam Green and it was metallic. I found out the hard way by trying to fix a scratch by wiping it with lacquer thinner. That messed up the metallic and made...
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    Phil, are you thinking of TPO on cars? I think...

    Phil, are you thinking of TPO on cars? I think that was on my 04 Trailblazer from the factory but when I did the build on it in late 04 I got a bumper cover from CertiFit and it was branded PP. That...
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    I keep an old bumper cover around to cut off...

    I keep an old bumper cover around to cut off pieces to use as filler and I can cut large pieces out of curved areas to make a patch of the shape I need. I have 3 or 4 old broken headlights in storage...
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    Good idea about the hood to practice on. I would...

    Good idea about the hood to practice on. I would skip the hepa filters and get some cheap mesh filters. The hepa filters will plug up in no time. Use whatever feels good to you for sanding blocks...
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    If the pads are new, great. If you got used pads...

    If the pads are new, great. If you got used pads with the buffer they may have contamination that could mess up your paint. I am exceedingly careful with my pads and never let them touch the ground...
  28. Thread: Paint bubbles

    by Bob K
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    One other thing, did you wipe down the filler...

    One other thing, did you wipe down the filler with wax and grease remover or any other type of cleaner? Water isnít the only liquid that goes into filler. Iím not saying you did that but just for...
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    I may be wrong about this but you can test it...

    I may be wrong about this but you can test it yourself. As you pull the trigger the air valve opens all the way during the first part of the pull and it is fully open before the needle moves to let...
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    Thanks for the kind words but I did not think the...

    Thanks for the kind words but I did not think the problem was that far back in the air line. I thought it was between your gun pressure gauge and the gun tip. Iím glad you have it worked out.

    Bob K
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    Wow, did any of the powder get past the white...

    Wow, did any of the powder get past the white filter and get into your gun? What is it? Desiccant? There looks like too much of it to be copper oxide but I donít know how fast copper deteriorates in...
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    For me it was that the clear was going out with...

    For me it was that the clear was going out with very little air pressure and it wasnít atomizing very well hence the solvent wasnít evaporating in the air stream like it would under higher pressure....
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    Iíve generated that kind of solvent pop by...

    Iíve generated that kind of solvent pop by testing to see how low pressure at the gun would affect the paint. I lowered from the normal 28psi to about 10psi with the trigger pulled. The solvent pop...
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    I would try not to cut into the door jamb at all....

    I would try not to cut into the door jamb at all. I would make a cut in the skin with the white paint and try to address all the rust through that hole. The door jamb is structural and should be left...
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    I would advise getting a quart of base coat from...

    I would advise getting a quart of base coat from a local body shop supplier and go to painting the interior and underside of panels you have. Make it a separate job and see how far a quart goes....
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    Two things come to mind that donít include any filler. 1. Grind a taper onto the edge of the piece you are attaching and countersink tapered head screws into the piece so they donít protrude. 2. Take...
  37. Thread: Stud welder

    by Bob K
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    I got an HS UniSpotter#9000 from Len many years...

    I got an HS UniSpotter#9000 from Len many years ago and I am still using it and like it. Just last week as a matter of fact. One thing to remember with all pin spotters is that you burn the paint or...
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    This just came up for me a couple of months ago....

    This just came up for me a couple of months ago. Iím working on a pickup and have it parked along the sidewall of my shop. The hood, grill and bumper are off the truck. I also need to walk to the end...
  39. It looks doable but it has its drawbacks. In your...

    It looks doable but it has its drawbacks. In your photo the jig on the right looks unstable because of the narrow wheel base. I have a few eye bolts screwed into the ceiling of my shop and I can hang...
  40. Thread: Newbie Poject

    by Bob K
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    I do stuff like that too but I put an oak 4x4 in...

    I do stuff like that too but I put an oak 4x4 in the bucket and put the other end to a hard spot on the frame, usually a bumper bracket. That ends up not moving the loader as long as the pulls are...
  41. Thread: Paint problem

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    Just a guess but it looks like someone stopped...

    Just a guess but it looks like someone stopped buffing before all the compound was used up and forgot to wipe the excess off. Maybe they are scratches left from the buffer. Out of ideas.

    Bob K
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    Yes, epoxy works over EDP. Bob K

    Yes, epoxy works over EDP.

    Bob K
  43. Thread: Paint Prep

    by Bob K
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    If I was going to wait that long I would hit it...

    If I was going to wait that long I would hit it with a coat of 2k surfacer and take precautions to keep it clean and dry until just before I was going to paint it. The day before painting I would wet...
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    Tomorrow put base coat in the gun and try this....

    Tomorrow put base coat in the gun and try this. First, donít overlap, you have more than enough color on the car. You can spray just enough to hide the tiger stripes that happened because the wet...
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    I donít know how much space is behind the hole...

    I donít know how much space is behind the hole but I would fill the space with cloth like a towel or a beach towel or even a blanket if itís a big area. Then cut a piece of masking paper a little...
  46. Thread: lph80

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    I think you posted in the right section, I just...

    I think you posted in the right section, I just donít know the answer. I never use a mini gun. I spray everything with two regular size guns I own. One for primer and one for paint and clear. I turn...
  47. Thread: Fish Eyes

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    If he used reducer from the ULTRA 7000ģ RHF...

    If he used reducer from the ULTRA 7000ģ RHF Series Stabilizers RHF65-RHF95 line, they all contain an integrated catalyst. That’s a hardener in my mind. Don't know that for sure because I don’t use...
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    That happens with little die grinders too. Had to...

    That happens with little die grinders too. Had to laugh a little when I saw this post. My left hand is healing up from the same thing you mentioned. I was cutting a piece out of a floor panel last...
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    I like it. At first I thought you just wanted to...

    I like it. At first I thought you just wanted to repair a small blemish on a panel and try to match the factory look. Doing everything complete at the same time makes for a very nice matching job.
    ...
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    About a month ago I bought an air welder from...

    About a month ago I bought an air welder from Harbor Freight for less than $60 and a soldering iron type heater with a triangular tip for another $15. I wasnít expecting much but I was pleasantly...
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