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  1. Thread: Paint chip repair

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    JC and Len gave you great advice. Just to throw...

    JC and Len gave you great advice. Just to throw in my 2 pennies, from what I see you don't have a hard chip to fix if your willing to fix it yourself. As long as the chips can be filled with the...
  2. Thread: 1940s gas pump

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    Thank you henry and Brian

    Brian, I agree should be a fun project and I was already leaning towards the Shell design. My daughter bought this for me many years ago at Pate Swap Meet. We both look forward to and attend most of...
  3. Thread: CarParts.com Tip

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    Sorry to hear this Len. Wish I would have spoken...

    Sorry to hear this Len. Wish I would have spoken up earlier as about 12-13 years ago I ordered a replacement hood from them for my daughters' 2007 Solstice that was supposed to be CAPA certified. No...
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    Torch the lead out and butt weld, follow over the...

    Torch the lead out and butt weld, follow over the top of weld with short strand fiber filler. Lead was used back in the day when the roof panels were joined to body, that is out of date filler (I...
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    Phil, Absolutely agree, however you have 4+...

    Phil,

    Absolutely agree, however you have 4+ decades of experience and know exactly what it takes to sand out a project as soon as you look at it. Just as Midnightoil stated there are several that...
  6. Thread: 1940s gas pump

    by Ronf
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    1940s gas pump

    After almost 10 years I finally found the last part I needed for my 1941 Bowser 575 gas pump restore. Going to slip this project in amongst what I have going on now. I am thinking a "Gulf or Shell"...
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    To my knowledge fillers are not affected by...

    To my knowledge fillers are not affected by temperature, however I certainly wouldn't use them in a freezing environment. On your blocks, the best way to explain the correct block to use is "use the...
  8. Thread: Bare Metal

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    I'm with Len, most brands of epoxy have their own...

    I'm with Len, most brands of epoxy have their own recoat window. I would give TCP a shout if it isn't in the tds
  9. Thread: Bare Metal

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    After filler is sanded with guide coat go...

    After filler is sanded with guide coat go straight to high build primer. After HB is sanded with guide coat I have a few choices. If it is a long term project I'll seal it off with epoxy for surface...
  10. Thread: Bare Metal

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    Had this problem more than once on these older...

    Had this problem more than once on these older cars. I remove the the hinges completely from both the pillar and door. Span the hinge in a vise where you can drive the pin straight down using a good...
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    Right on the money as always Brian. Most of the...

    Right on the money as always Brian. Most of the 1930's model trunk drip rails had drain tubes on the lower corners of trunks to relieve water that flows from topside. Invariably these clog and rusted...
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    I'm curious what discs these are. Link just shows...

    I'm curious what discs these are. Link just shows a whole page of various discs. Maybe you could send a pic?
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    After striping paint I hit surface (bare metal)...

    After striping paint I hit surface (bare metal) with either 80 or 180g. If using a top epoxy like PPG DPXXLF you can hit it with 180g. If using a low cost primer I would hit it with 80g for more...
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    Marten is absolutely correct, everybody has their...

    Marten is absolutely correct, everybody has their way. Either will work as long as your product TDS doesn't discourage it. High end epoxy can be used 2 ways, 1) to protect surface from rust followed...
  15. Just to add to Lens comments, I use 3M 6800...

    Just to add to Lens comments, I use 3M 6800 transition tape (I believe Len sells this) on inside door and pillar jambs when painting outside body. Along with the transition tape I use CARWORX 134...
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    I typically use a spot blaster. I've done a load...

    I typically use a spot blaster. I've done a load of 30 model trunk drip rails and find the quickest and easiest way is to mask off and cut the outside perimieter of trunk area using vinyl self stick...
  17. Thanks henry! I have seen that done before but I...

    Thanks henry! I have seen that done before but I just don't see where he has that much breaking. I have never tried that method but I do understand the principle to help keep the surface level for...
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    What do you consider the top coat? The Epoxy?

    What do you consider the top coat? The Epoxy?
  19. You don't have the full picture of polyester...

    You don't have the full picture of polyester putty. If you apply polyester putty to your project it will be going back to the paint shop. Yes, you can use polyester to alleviate runs after knocking...
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    Just as Len stated, finish a panel at a time and...

    Just as Len stated, finish a panel at a time and put it into epoxy primer. You have the choice to spray Optex 4:1 high build primer which is a DTM product. You are correct to worry over flash rust...
  21. As Phil stated you need to provide another pic...

    As Phil stated you need to provide another pic that shows the entire scope of the job as your pic makes this look like unmatched paint. Am I correct in assuming this is on the inside of the trunk?...
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    You almost have it correct but not quite. For...

    You almost have it correct but not quite. For YOUR project on an older truck;
    It is best to take it down to bare metal, regardless of what goes on next so there are zero issues down the road with...
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    This is the way to go. Cuts costs and is a great...

    This is the way to go. Cuts costs and is a great product. Have too say I agree with phil V about taking it to sheet metal, no dice to roll.
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    My only problem with concluding that the black...

    My only problem with concluding that the black absorbed the heat and caused delamination is you stated the car was stored out of the weather. Over the years I have painted countless black cars and...
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    To be honest I am stumped. The only other...

    To be honest I am stumped. The only other possibility that comes to mind is if you did a final wipe between base and clear which "may" have contaminated the surface? Not saying you did such, just...
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    Marler, Thanks for the kind words on...

    Marler,

    Thanks for the kind words on doghouse. UPDATE on the green rouge you sent me, I'm impressed and shocked at how good that product does. I now understand what you were talking about when...
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    Thank you too all that replied with the great...

    Thank you too all that replied with the great compliments. Sometimes you really need them to keep you going on these multi year projects. With a bit of hope and late nights (my normal) I should be...
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    dlmrun, BC was PPG DBC 2000, mid coat was PPG...

    dlmrun,

    BC was PPG DBC 2000, mid coat was PPG DBC 500 (carried tint and pearl) and CC was PPG DCU 2021
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    No it is not normal. There are several variables...

    No it is not normal. There are several variables that can cause this. The first that comes to mind is time allowed between bc and start of application for cc and subsequent layers of cc. Is it...
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    Len, For better than 12-14 years I was using...

    Len,

    For better than 12-14 years I was using Concourse Trim in Fort Worth. That family owned company got bought out by Triple F Automotive (also Fort Worth) about 4 or 5 years ago. Triple F Auto...
  31. Thread: Spray adhesive?

    by Ronf
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    Yep, your spray will work. I really like the "77"...

    Yep, your spray will work. I really like the "77" product. Spray both parts, let it flash for a few minutes and stick. Your right, getting it to stay in place without help would be tough
  32. Thread: Spray adhesive?

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    HD, Are you talking about the jute that comes...

    HD,

    Are you talking about the jute that comes up to and beyond the toe board around the blower/heater box? If so either of your products will work
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    Done and ready to mount

    Done and ready to mount
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    And finally today completed the assembly

    And finally today completed the assembly
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    Headlights restored

    Headlights restored
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    Restoring center grille moulding strip and upper...

    Restoring center grille moulding strip and upper radiator bracket for new custom radiator
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    Restoring the badly damaged grille

    Restoring the badly damaged grille
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    Finished doghouse assembly

    Thank goodness fall has hit, all my car buddies are storing their cars and I can get on with my project! Finished up the doghouse assembly today...finally. Here are some pics, many of these pics are...
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    You are too kind my friend. Coming from you that...

    You are too kind my friend. Coming from you that means a lot!
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    Keep us posted and provide pics as you go. If you...

    Keep us posted and provide pics as you go. If you get stuck don't panic just post pics and ?'s.

    "I am so glad you did not advice taking it back down to metal as that would of broke me I think", I...
  41. Thread: Army Truck

    by Ronf
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    Len, Nice project! Looking forward to pics of...

    Len,

    Nice project! Looking forward to pics of restore. Is this a frame off? You are going to be painting small parts forever, I feel your pain my friend.
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    Here is an example of building primer and filler.

    Here is an example of building primer and filler.
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    Tuffgong, I looked through the Youtube video...

    Tuffgong,

    I looked through the Youtube video link you provided and found the fabricator has a very good understanding of metal work (I personally would have use my tig). However, there was not...
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    Len, I absolutely agree with you on soaking...

    Len,

    I absolutely agree with you on soaking entire guns being detrimental to seals and soft parts. However, as he left product in the gun over night i'm not sure this isn't an occasion to soak...
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    If you happen to leave any rust behind after...

    If you happen to leave any rust behind after sanding it may return. Epoxy is a great product to keep this from happening but zero rust is a better product encapsulator.
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    Any part of floor that is rust free and retains a...

    Any part of floor that is rust free and retains a good surface coating just leave it alone. Your surface rust is most likely due to drinks being spilled in floor, wet/muddy shoes on carpet, etc.,...
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    As an example of working with templets for custom...

    As an example of working with templets for custom sheet metal patterns.
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    Here are a few pointers that might help. When...

    Here are a few pointers that might help.

    When you stated:
    "I seem to have two opposite corners that are a little ‘off’ or lower/less curved/more curved as opposed to the other two opposite...
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    You can use a urethane clear with hardner when...

    You can use a urethane clear with hardner when spraying with an air brush. Just keep over reducing until fan sprays a smooth pattern, extend your time beween coats and add a few extra coats. I think...
  50. Thread: Solvent pop

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    Sounding more and more like unmitigated rust...

    Sounding more and more like unmitigated rust spots. If not properly address it will always come back to haunt you.
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