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    A good cut & buff can work wonders

    I wouldn’t stress so much about the lacquer primer, hell, that’s what was primarily used back then… but as Marler stated, it’s all about what your expectations are.

    Yes, paints have evolved...
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    That looks way to dry, curious, how far from the...

    That looks way to dry, curious, how far from the panel is the gun tip while you’re spraying?
  3. Thread: Process question

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    This is where I think the use of intercoat clear...

    This is where I think the use of intercoat clear may have helped Ben with the blend.

    Spraying the intercoat clear on the prepped panel will wet the area prior to blending. This can help with...
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    Lol… Well, now you can make as many as you like!...

    Lol… Well, now you can make as many as you like! Check your PM's, enjoy & have fun with it! :proposeto
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    Well… I can do better than that! Ron, you...

    Well…

    I can do better than that!

    Ron, you expressed a great deal of enthusiasm over this, so I thought what the hell. I spent some more time working and tweaking the images and decided to take...
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    Lol… thanks Len, figured as much. Dulcich was...

    Lol… thanks Len, figured as much.

    Dulcich was trying to pull a dent from the rear fender of a ’56 chevy but the puller kept popping off. The claim was the metal back then was much thicker than the...
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    Saw this puller on Roadkill Garage

    Saw this (or one similar) on an episode of Roadkill Garage.

    It uses compressed air to create suction?

    Do they work any good, or gimmicky?
    ...
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    https://i.imgur.com/QdoCyMX.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/QdoCyMX.jpg
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    Couldn’t agree more, I love how Ron shares his...

    Couldn’t agree more, I love how Ron shares his passion for custom hot-rodding. He is a true pro at what he does and enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise with others.

    Cheers Ron :proposeto ...
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    A ton of work is an understatement! That is...

    A ton of work is an understatement!

    That is some awesome craftsmanship right there, thanks for sharing :proposeto

    …and to think it started out as blocks of simple sign foam :?
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    Wow, that is really cool! Cut out a few...

    Wow, that is really cool!

    Cut out a few letters myself using a hot wire years ago, kind of fun actually.

    I’m very curious as to the paint process you did over that foam, looks awesome. :thumb:
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    Using a stick welder for such thin metal will be...

    Using a stick welder for such thin metal will be very difficult especially for a novice.

    If only you could get your hands on a mig, life would be much easier.
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    Here’s Your Shirt!

    I thought the very same thing when I read this!

    https://i.imgur.com/qtH3bVg.jpg
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    I agree with Ben Niesen. A good welding helmet...

    I agree with Ben Niesen.

    A good welding helmet makes all the difference when it comes to viewing your work while welding. I too will always set-up portable spot lights in order to see better when...
  15. Thread: 66' true GTO

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    Nice project Ron, I’m sure Henry appreciates this...

    Nice project Ron, I’m sure Henry appreciates this ’66.

    Hell yes, the old M22 rock crusher!

    Back in my hotrod days I mostly ran SBC with an M21 since they were a dime a dozen back then.

    Good...
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    Calling out “Ronf” to the table!

    Call out to “Ronf”

    Ron is a perfectionist and just finished doing a comprehensive test using different polishing pads and compounds. Although this test was performed on newly sprayed clear coat,...
  17. Thread: Cut and buff day

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    http://autobodystore.com/forum/attachment.php?atta...

    http://autobodystore.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=31625&d=1625903869

    Lol style, Laughed my ass off!

    Now that is some funny shit right there!!
  18. Thread: Marten's '53 build

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    Hi Marten, Yes, it is. You will become very...

    Hi Marten,

    Yes, it is. You will become very familiar with it when the time comes for you to spray the finish topcoat on your truck.



    Hi Marler,

    Yes, I do believe you are correct. I too...
  19. Thread: Cut and buff day

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    Outstanding!

    Hi Ron,

    Sorry to hear about the fender, I can only imagine the f-bombs flying about the shop.

    Wow, that is quite the comprehensive test Ron, thanks for taking the time to share the results...
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    I have to agree with Ron, I am no expert, but...

    I have to agree with Ron, I am no expert, but common sense tends to lead me to also believe the bond between the primer and base was somehow compromised.

    It could very well be that the waterborne...
  21. Thread: Raising the Dead

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    Beautifully done Len, Looks like a ’55...

    Beautifully done Len,

    Looks like a ’55 Century?

    I have always been fond of the ’55 Roadmaster (very similar); those old Buicks are cool!
  22. Thread: Raising the Dead

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    That sucks, 7+ years of great advice went POOF! ...

    That sucks, 7+ years of great advice went POOF!

    Wow, you guys (Phil, Henry & others I’m unaware of) have certainly been loyal to this site.

    You (and the other pros here) have most definitely...
  23. Thread: Raising the Dead

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    I was hoping you had a link or something to...

    I was hoping you had a link or something to easily bring up the first thread.

    A quick search seems to only go back as far as 2005.

    I thought this site debuted in '98? :scratchch
  24. Thread: Raising the Dead

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    Raising the Dead

    Thanks to style for digging up some old threads got me wondering about the very first thread ever posted here on this forum.

    I think it would be fun to see/read some of the first posts ever made,...
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    style you sucked me in lol… that’s ok though,...

    style you sucked me in lol… that’s ok though, I’ll still go ahead and play even though this thread is 15+ years old.

    Yes, Len makes an effort to sell quality merchandise in his store,...
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    Just My Opinion

    Using an already opened 20 year old solvent cleaner would have not been my first choice, but since you already have…

    My first thought would be the solvent has degraded significantly, so it’s no...
  27. Thread: Marten's '53 build

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    Lol… Henry I’m with you on this, WTF a rag? I...

    Lol… Henry I’m with you on this, WTF a rag?

    I know products made for wood are different and can be brushed on with good results, but never heard of using a rag for the clear finish coat but…
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  28. Thread: Cut and buff day

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    Hi Ron, Lol… Glad you found it amusing; hope...

    Hi Ron,

    Lol… Glad you found it amusing; hope you received the beer on time for the fourth!

    As for the images:

    https://i.imgur.com/MfaeKZP.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/3MkjdjP.jpg
  29. Thread: Cut and buff day

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    Here's Your Beer

    https://i.imgur.com/3MkjdjP.jpeg
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    Len, I checked out your other sites and am...

    Len,

    I checked out your other sites and am impressed, very promising, I like it.

    I wish you all the luck with WordPress migration if you choose that route.

    I don’t know how you keep up with...
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    I would say scuffing and just clearing probably...

    I would say scuffing and just clearing probably wouldn’t look good, but…

    You could try your scuffing idea then run some water over it and see how it looks.
  32. Thread: Cut and buff day

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    Hi Len, Lol… computer guy, me, ha-ha, not even...

    Hi Len,

    Lol… computer guy, me, ha-ha, not even close.

    As for WordPress… Don’t know anything about it other than used for creating a website.

    Are you planning on creating another, or...
  33. Thread: rust repair paint

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    Great forum indeed! Many brilliant minds here to...

    Great forum indeed! Many brilliant minds here to help you.

    Curious though, If it’s just near the windshield then why remove it?

    Maybe send a couple pics of the damage; it will be much easier...
  34. Thread: Cut and buff day

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    Hi Marler, Yes, the pad feels a little softer...

    Hi Marler,

    Yes, the pad feels a little softer to the touch, probably why it seems to glide across the surface smoother not being as aggressive and the reason I feel it brings out more luster.

    ...
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    .......... 31550

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    Ron, Well, I'm not anywhere the perfectionist...

    Ron,

    Well, I'm not anywhere the perfectionist that you are, but I’ve been happy with the results using the blended pad. It might just be my imagination, but it seems to glide smoother and bring...
  37. Thread: Cut and buff day

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    Ron, Have you tried the Wizards 50/50 blend...

    Ron,

    Have you tried the Wizards 50/50 blend wool pads?

    I like them, they seem to be smoother and give a finer finish. I use them with Wizards Velcro Bendi-Backer Plate.

    … and yes, the...
  38. Thread: Cut and buff day

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    Holy Crap!! Crystal Clear, outstanding work! ...

    Holy Crap!!

    Crystal Clear, outstanding work!

    The reflection is so good I can see you have a fluorescent lamp on its way out… Lol

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    Hi Ron, Awesome work as always, Simply...

    Hi Ron,

    Awesome work as always, Simply Gorgeous! :thumb:

    Questions for you:

    • Is this the fender you blended & burned in the clear, or did you redo it completely, I don’t remember?
    • Are...
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    That hood looks to be in nice shape, good find! ...

    That hood looks to be in nice shape, good find!

    What is your plan on the hood pins?
  41. Thread: Pinhole

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    Brilliant idea! Totally agree, so many...

    Brilliant idea!



    Totally agree, so many great ideas shared by great minds here on this site!
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    Hey Ronf, Remember this thread? He was having...

    Hey Ronf,
    Remember this thread?
    He was having some sort of compatibility issue too and claimed that when he didn’t use the W&G remover the problem went away.
    At first I thought to myself it was...
  43. bmarler, This is a very good idea and way to...

    bmarler,

    This is a very good idea and way to approach this repair.
    I really like the ability of the controlled pull using the threaded rods a little at a time as opposed to the banging jolt of a...
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    Hi Ron, That seam sealer looks to be some...

    Hi Ron,

    That seam sealer looks to be some pretty good stuff.

    You may be interested in this how to video :


    https://youtu.be/DLkysTV4Ggw
  45. Thread: Some advice please

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    Wow!! Sorry to see this has happened. Looks...

    Wow!!
    Sorry to see this has happened.
    Looks like a compatibility issue of sorts.
    What base paint are you using?
  46. Thread: Some advice please

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    I agree with both Bob K & Ronf. However, if...

    I agree with both Bob K & Ronf.

    However, if you are able to pull off a good match during the color blending process follow through by clear coating the entire panel. My opinion is trying to burn...
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    Hi Marler, Yep, I've seen some Fords with...

    Hi Marler,

    Yep, I've seen some Fords with what appears to be very thin clear, my truck being one, especially between the cab and bed, even the color seems very light in that area as well :(

    I...
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    I think Len means the Picklex is a great metal...

    I think Len means the Picklex is a great metal prep to use prior to welding.
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    Well said Marler! Satisfaction Guaranteed!!

    Well said Marler!

    Satisfaction Guaranteed!!
  50. Thread: Peeling Clear ?

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    Henry, I totally agree with the magnifying...

    Henry,

    I totally agree with the magnifying aspect, it’s funny how clear can enhance your work, but at the same time bring out the subtle flaws as well… Lol.
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