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    Ron you are definitely an artist. Where are you...

    Ron you are definitely an artist. Where are you having your re-chroming done?
  2. Thread: Army Truck

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    NO, not a frame off but it's one that's done in...

    NO, not a frame off but it's one that's done in sections of course. We will be shooting the frame first then all the parts including the engine etc. It will be a good Winter project.
  3. Thread: Aluminum filling

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    We would do it in the same way we do a hole in...

    We would do it in the same way we do a hole in steel. Plus, if possible, put some sealer on the opposite side.


    http://www.autobodystore.com/foilhole.jpg

    After cutting the rust out back to...
  4. Thread: Army Truck

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    Yep, we're painting everything including shovels,...

    Yep, we're painting everything including shovels, axes, engine roof racks, floors even the dash. This vehicle will probably be here all Winter. We promised the owner we would take a lot of pictures...
  5. When we paint vans and trucks we almost always...

    When we paint vans and trucks we almost always paint the roof first then mask it off the next day and continue painting the rest of the vehicle. That way we're not climbing over wet paint to get to...
  6. Thread: Army Truck

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    Army Truck

    Our latest project is this Kaiser Jeep which is a Vietnam war veteran. This is probably the most complicated paint job we've ever done.


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  7. Welcome aboard Gareth-w When the temperature...

    Welcome aboard Gareth-w

    When the temperature is cold it normally pays to use a "fast hardener and reducer". It appears that you're doing an excellent job and I would recommend breaking up the...
  8. It depends on the products used. If you use the...

    It depends on the products used. If you use the POR product you can use a small hand sand blaster to give the metal the right texture and you don't need primer because the primer can be your weak...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyiR5quj5q0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyiR5quj5q0
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    You're absolutely right except the paint doesn't...

    You're absolutely right except the paint doesn't cling to all parts of the gun and I normally only recommend cleaning those parts that have touched the paint.


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  11. We sell this POR product for $24.95 plus shipping...

    We sell this POR product for $24.95 plus shipping but you would need to call to order 1-609-858-3670


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    POR-15 High...
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    Yikes! I would probably try dipping a Q-Tip in...

    Yikes! I would probably try dipping a Q-Tip in some paint stripper and working on one place at a time. You can soak metal parts like the fluid tip but I wouldn't recommend soaking the gun body...
  13. As long as the two (base and clear) are...

    As long as the two (base and clear) are compatible and mix together well it can work however mixing a metallic or pearl with clear can create problems. We mix solid colors with clear like black, red...
  14. Thread: Filler on wood

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    If you're talking about the solvent based filler...

    If you're talking about the solvent based filler that I'm thinking of then it's best for filling cracks or scratches or small holes but not very good for building an edge or shape on a piece of wood.
  15. Thread: Filler on wood

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    You're right but polyester filler will chip a lot...

    You're right but polyester filler will chip a lot easier than fiberglass filler and if polyester filler is used along an edge that sees much traffic it could be a problem. However the poly is a lot...
  16. Thread: Filler on wood

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    Yes, what I mentioned will work, just sand it to...

    Yes, what I mentioned will work, just sand it to the shape you want then prime, sand and paint.
  17. Thread: Filler on wood

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    It depends on what you'll be using the wood for. ...

    It depends on what you'll be using the wood for. I do quite a bit of wood working and I normally use short strand fiberglass filler that I make a little more liquid by adding fiberglass resin to it...
  18. Thread: Cream Hardeners

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    Yes, that's correct, it's the same hardener.

    Yes, that's correct, it's the same hardener.
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    It appears to be a plastic clip where the center...

    It appears to be a plastic clip where the center pulls up to allow the clip to be removed.
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    Good, glad it worked for you. I haven't found...

    Good, glad it worked for you. I haven't found anything better for removing vinyl graphics.
  21. Try both methods sanding and thinner and let us...

    Try both methods sanding and thinner and let us know what works best for you.
  22. A clay bar is usually for just light overspray,...

    A clay bar is usually for just light overspray, I'd try a decent polishing compound first and if that isn't doing it use a fine grit wet sandpaper like 1500 grit then polish it with the compound.
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    What do you mean by "reduce down"? Is it...

    What do you mean by "reduce down"? Is it shrinking as it dries?
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    Great Milwaukee Special

    If you're doing auto body repairs and painting this would be a great set to have. Milwaukee is selling this set on special for $369 but we're selling for for $339.50. This special price is only...
  25. $600 would be about right, it could go + or -...

    $600 would be about right, it could go + or - $100.
  26. Thread: Under hood heat

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    I'd probably go with a product something like...

    I'd probably go with a product something like this..... LINK
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    On a shape like that I would normally sand at an...

    On a shape like that I would normally sand at an angle around the shape. When sanding a guide coated filler be sure to sand on the high spots and NOT sand on the low guide coated areas. Sand on the...
  28. That's humorous. I went to your link and clicked...

    That's humorous. I went to your link and clicked on an item then when I tried to go to my cart it told me that the page was not working. I'd probably stay away from that site because you may not...
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    Be sure that you use a "guide coat" for helping...

    Be sure that you use a "guide coat" for helping adjust for surface irregularities. Also, once you get the shape corrected and you're ready to block the minor variations use a "good" spray-on filler...
  30. The best clear that BASF makes (Glasurit) costs...

    The best clear that BASF makes (Glasurit) costs around $400USD a gallon and in most cases you can judge the quality of any paint by the price because it's a very competitive market. When we paint...
  31. Thread: Solvent pop

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    The last picture appears to be a bad case of...

    The last picture appears to be a bad case of orange peel which may be able to be sanded and polished to a smoother finish.

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  32. Thread: 1950 Ford Prefect

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    A gallon should be plenty if you use a small...

    A gallon should be plenty if you use a small detail gun for the jambs and any other smaller areas and use a decent big gun for the exterior.
  33. Thread: Cleaning pre-paint

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    Dawn can do the job just be sure to rinse it well...

    Dawn can do the job just be sure to rinse it well after washing, allow it to dry, blow it off well then apply the ZR.
  34. Thread: Solvent pop

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    It all depends on how much labor you want to...

    It all depends on how much labor you want to spend on it and how well you want it to come out. Personally I'd recommend taking it down to the metal then shooting one or two coats of epoxy primer...
  35. I normally recommend at least two coats and if...

    I normally recommend at least two coats and if you apply them carefully you can probably get away with just black but it's usually easier to see which surfaces need the additional coats when a...
  36. Thread: Sand paper?

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    I've never used that type of body filler but may...

    I've never used that type of body filler but may fillers will get a film on top that can clog the paper. Put in a little more hardener and fill it to make sure it's not sticky before you start...
  37. Thread: Sand paper?

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    What filler are you using and what grit paper are...

    What filler are you using and what grit paper are you sanding with? I'll answer you tomorrow.
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    Ron I don't know how I missed this before now but...

    Ron I don't know how I missed this before now but you are a master at this art. I love it. :thumb:
  39. Thread: Fusor 804HD

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    I sent the order to the warehouse at 3:30ET so if...

    I sent the order to the warehouse at 3:30ET so if they get it out today you should have it Monday or Tuesday.
  40. Thread: Fusor 804HD

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    We use a lot of the Fusor 800 series sealers and...

    We use a lot of the Fusor 800 series sealers and find that they work well even expired as long as they remain pliable. Once they get hard it's time to use a new tube. Sometimes the sealer will...
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    Wow I can't believe it took that long to get the...

    Wow I can't believe it took that long to get the final number. Do you have State Farm or Allstate? They were always the most difficult to deal with when I was doing insurance repairs. Glad to see...
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    Click on the picture. If anything will work this...

    Click on the picture. If anything will work this is the tool.


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  43. Thread: Tools for the job

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    We use both, the 3/16 for more coating removal or...

    We use both, the 3/16 for more coating removal or leveling primer and the 3/32 for leveling orange peel before buffing.
  44. I have an old Farmall H I wish I had time to do...

    I have an old Farmall H I wish I had time to do that to.
  45. Wow that would be a nightmare to scuff at this...

    Wow that would be a nightmare to scuff at this point. If I were doing it I'd probably just apply my next coats. Press your thumb against one of the glossy surfaces to see if it leaves your...
  46. Thread: Tools for the job

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    We love our Makita for stripping and polishing...

    We love our Makita for stripping and polishing and the AirVantage sanders are great for sanding prior to painting and prior to polishing.

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