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    seeing the homemade tool set made me think maybe...

    seeing the homemade tool set made me think maybe a set of pdr tools could get in that tank and push the dings out.
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    some tank dents can be removed (at least...

    some tank dents can be removed (at least partially removed) by filling the tank with water, sealing it up, and freezing it. sharper creases are tougher to do this way, but dish shaped dents come out...
  3. nice! that's a serious project. when i first saw...

    nice! that's a serious project.
    when i first saw the framing i thought, dang that"s a heavy frame. then i saw the motor...that's fun on a stick right there... love that dash, and i've always been a...
  4. you're quite welcome, i know how easy it is to...

    you're quite welcome,
    i know how easy it is to put the man hours in on a project. the car this air box goes in has been in my shop for about ten years...granted, i only get an hour or two here and...
  5. i finally got a chance to spray the zr reduced...

    i finally got a chance to spray the zr reduced with xylene. here's the level of sheen on an airbox part from my car.
    it's really close to the sheen you get from the spray cans but it lays down much...
  6. oh my god, i just read the amazon ad for that...

    oh my god, i just read the amazon ad for that starting line gun. check out this statement:

    YOUR HEALTH IS OUR CONCERN With DeVilbiss paint gun, there is less overspray in the air which means no...
  7. ok, now we have enough information to help a...

    ok, now we have enough information to help a little. as bob k says, your pressure is way too low. that's first and foremost. second, when you start spraying and it looks funky, stop! in fact, do some...
  8. hard to tell from the picture but it seems like...

    hard to tell from the picture but it seems like dry spray. are you shooting it outside? what's the temp of the metal? if it's only happening on the top surfaces and you're painting outdoors the metal...
  9. $25 to $30 will get you a 4x6 welding blanket....

    $25 to $30 will get you a 4x6 welding blanket. i'd build that into the cost of the job and then you'll have it for years to come.
  10. you have a lot of variables going on there. if it...

    you have a lot of variables going on there. if it were me... i'd sand it all off and use epoxy primer (or direct to metal urethane primer) again before the base/clear. at the very least i'd try to...
  11. as far as the clear goes, here's the tech sheet...

    as far as the clear goes,
    here's the tech sheet
    https://download.kwasny.com/datasheets/TMB-680061_GB.pdf
    here's the web site...
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    of course the te result is different because...

    of course the te result is different because there were different sets of test criteria. if you want to have a good comparison you have to standardize the test.
    two different tests is a good idea as...
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    and that's 110% by your math...how's that for...

    and that's 110% by your math...how's that for humor?
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    one last time then i'm out. the te rating is...

    one last time then i'm out. the te rating is simply a lab test. not an actual measurement on any particular project you are working on. during the test all the guns are set up per manufacturers...
  15. sure thing. not sure if i will get to it this...

    sure thing. not sure if i will get to it this week or next though. this week is getting chewed up pretty quickly and the holiday weekend is adding complications to my schedule. but when i get the...
  16. i've used the spray max clear on some headlights...

    i've used the spray max clear on some headlights and it worked well. definitely more orange peel than a real gun but if you're going to wet sand it's no big deal. i think it has it's place in the...
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    i guess i shouldn't have brought it up in the...

    i guess i shouldn't have brought it up in the first place...
    in my mind, the te rating is just a rating. simple. but then i have an engineering type of mentality so i grasp the concept easily....
  18. great conversation. interesting point len makes...

    great conversation. interesting point len makes regarding cure time. i always find that lacquer thinner dries out pretty fast and leaves less sheen in the finished product. acetone should dry even...
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    a guns te rating doesn't change depending on what...

    a guns te rating doesn't change depending on what you're painting. it's simply a tool to give an idea of how well the gun puts paint to panel in a given set of circumstances.
    your actual paint...
  20. thinner like mineral spirits or lacquer thinner?...

    thinner like mineral spirits or lacquer thinner? i usually have lacquer thinner, xylene, and various urethane reducers on hand.
  21. have you tried floating some argon over the por...

    have you tried floating some argon over the por when you close it? it should block the oxygen from reaching the surface. i do this with almost all products now because i use them so slowly.
    other...
  22. my first guess henry, is the fittings used. the...

    my first guess henry, is the fittings used. the fittings may have a slightly larger inside dimension allowing more flow. that would raise the pressure after the fitting. the hose may be slightly...
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    i used to soak my neglected guns in 3924s but...

    i used to soak my neglected guns in 3924s but it's not available anymore. but you needed to completely disassemble the gun to do it. only metal parts went into the bath.
    now of course, i take better...
  24. sputtering is usually caused by either blocked...

    sputtering is usually caused by either blocked vents in the cup or the fluid nozzle is not sealed well. some guns i've had needed to be unreasonably tight where the nozzle attaches to the body to...
  25. Thread: Tire size

    by bmarler
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    it's crazy hard to find the right size tires for...

    it's crazy hard to find the right size tires for some of our projects these days. remember when 13 inch tires were the cheapest thing on the market? try finding them now... one of my cars is supposed...
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    you are so correct about the metal. i used to...

    you are so correct about the metal. i used to manage a heat treating facility years ago. the difference in the chemistry of the metal, even though it is poured to a "standard", is amazing. you would...
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    that's a healthy attitude. i learn far more from...

    that's a healthy attitude. i learn far more from my mistakes than anything else it seems.
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    we already understood that te was a number...

    we already understood that te was a number established in lab conditions, not practical application.
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    the transfer efficiency is just a number. it...

    the transfer efficiency is just a number. it should essentially states how well the gun puts paint to panel. just like flow rate is just a number. it states how much mass the gun will move at certain...
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    i remember using centari back then too. we always...

    i remember using centari back then too. we always used hardener in it so it kicked off quickly. same with the ppg stuff. (the name eludes me at the moment, delstar maybe?) we just used a full face...
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    why not just use hardener? the finished product...

    why not just use hardener? the finished product will be a lot more durable.
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    late to the party i guess. i can see how flow...

    late to the party i guess. i can see how flow rate would be a tool for a more technical painter. but it's only one aspect of gun performance. transfer efficiency would also come into play and would...
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    i went to their website and had a look. i read...

    i went to their website and had a look. i read every sheet they had linked but couldn't find out what exactly it is besides some kind of polymer. really? polymer?
    i realize that they want to...
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    len, do you have a link for the older airvantage...

    len,
    do you have a link for the older airvantage with the plug in box? i can't seem to find it in the store.
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    if i'm not mistaken, the porter cable unit is...

    if i'm not mistaken, the porter cable unit is essentially a da sander too. (but long throw) i have a similar unit i use for polishing after the rotary like len mentions. i really love how well it...
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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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  40. 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...
  42. 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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