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    Not a lot of belt contact on the PS pump. You may...

    Not a lot of belt contact on the PS pump. You may have a squealer.
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    Thanks Len.

    Thanks Len.
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    Thanks Henry.

    Thanks Henry.
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    Sure finish still available?

    Used it on my truck and ordered a another a while back. Buddy wants to do his and was going to have him order one but can't find it in the store. If not available what is another product that is...
  5. That is exactly what I try to stress to people....

    That is exactly what I try to stress to people. At most shows I get the "crusties" as I call them, who ask if I bought it that way, trailered it there, did ANY of the work, etc. Once they find out...
  6. As a "graduate" of this forum I will offer this....

    As a "graduate" of this forum I will offer this. The price of a decent gun is well worth the investment. The costs of paints is high and if something is so rough you have to sand through half of it...
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    It's nice but I think I'll keep mine. LOL The...

    It's nice but I think I'll keep mine. LOL The glued in Windshield makes it give up one of the things I like about them, The opening windshield.
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    Depending on the size, I had good results with...

    Depending on the size, I had good results with ear plug type foam or bigger O ring rubber on small stuff. Just razor blade nearly flush. Louvers are the worst from my limited experience. LOL
  9. That's the door mount for the cab spinner. I...

    That's the door mount for the cab spinner. I modified the one I made for the Dodge cabs as I had so much work to do on this. They had replaced the outer rockers recently but nothing else. I had to do...
  10. Got the Trizact discs from Len and finished...

    Got the Trizact discs from Len and finished sanding out the backside. Hit everything with the disc and it does make a world of difference. Plenty of flaws for sure doing it with a brush, but it is...
  11. I called and you said phone issues and then we...

    I called and you said phone issues and then we got cut off. let me know when it's up again and I'll call back. Thanks. Email sent back. Thanks Len.
  12. If you sell them individually, I will order 3....

    If you sell them individually, I will order 3. Let me know and I'll call Monday.
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    As others said, 400 is pushing it and not worth...

    As others said, 400 is pushing it and not worth the risk. Even with clear coat, it will show through even if you Block the clear completely flat. Something else that happens is those bigger scratches...
  14. I looked and it has been about 12 years. Had a...

    I looked and it has been about 12 years. Had a test piece left from the earlier truck project that I used to practice spray and buff. It was all PPG high end. products The trizact lasted the same on...
  15. Thought I'd give an update and thanks to all who...

    Thought I'd give an update and thanks to all who offered insight.


    https://photos.imageevent.com/kevininohio/woodhaulerbuild/large/MVC-006S_32.JPG


    Ended up getting a gallon of the Primer...
  16. This sounds like the best option. I did a search...

    This sounds like the best option. I did a search of your store but did not find it. Do you handle it or go elsewhere? I've found it on Ebay with the catalyst as a package but they don't say dry time....
  17. Is this like Slick Sand and sets up wicked quick?

    Is this like Slick Sand and sets up wicked quick?
  18. Thanks Len. I'm trying to stay away from more...

    Thanks Len. I'm trying to stay away from more than 1 primer for the $ factor. I have used this tractor paint direct to metal on other projects with great results. Best is when it was sandblasted as...
  19. Looking for a Budget sandable primer and input.

    Okay, up front, this project I'm currently doing is NOT for a show quality piece. It's basically a project to help me practice at metalworking and trying some different ideas, methods while at the...
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    Well, the first 2 years after I had it done I...

    Well, the first 2 years after I had it done I didn't go to any judged shows. I just went to an occasional cruise in or drove it. I was working loads of Overtime on weekends. People kept telling me I...
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    A normal clean on top and under will be around 2...

    A normal clean on top and under will be around 2 hrs. One other thing that blows people away is the fact that I have never waxed it. I never hosed it for a wash either. It's always a small cotton 3"...
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    Those 2 pics are from the last 2 weekends. One...

    Those 2 pics are from the last 2 weekends. One was in Dublin, Ohio and the other in Cambridge City, Indiana. It hasn't been on a trailer in 3 years now. Drove over 3000 miles last year and have 1500...
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    Friend of mine emailed me a couple pics and said,...

    Friend of mine emailed me a couple pics and said, You know you did a decent paint job when you can see your neighbor's car even though it's out of frame. LOL
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    I really had no idea I would get any of the...

    I really had no idea I would get any of the specials. I would have been happy just to place in the class. Once they judged, I thought I may be in the running for something as they kept coming back. I...
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    Thanks Henry, Don is a great guy. A true car guy...

    Thanks Henry, Don is a great guy. A true car guy as he doesn't ask for anything for doing the 1 on 1 videos. He even gives you a DVD copy to keep. He doesn't even make anything from the Youtube...
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    Another local guy wanted to do a video feature so...

    Another local guy wanted to do a video feature so here it is. He is very good about piecing them together and he used to work freelance for car magazines in the 70's and 80's. He does it so people...
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    The tires are the same ones and they are showing...

    The tires are the same ones and they are showing some wear. I have about 9000 miles on the truck now. I did the Dayton, Ohio Concours d'Elegance today and came home with Best of Class. The truck has...
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    Here is the link to the Picture page and build....

    Here is the link to the Picture page and build. You may have to scroll down a ways to see those albums as I have a lot of pics of other stuff on there.

    http://imageevent.com/kevininohio?n=0
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    Henry, Thought you might like to see this....

    Henry,
    Thought you might like to see this. Drove to a Show in Rising Sun, Indiana which is about 100 miles for me and a guy wanted to do a video feature of it. We drove along the Ohio river and the...
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    Thanks Henry. I received loads of great info from...

    Thanks Henry. I received loads of great info from this site and help from Len. To the OP, I bought a Devilbiss Plus gun from Len and that is what my truck was painted with. This first time using it....
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    Thanks Len. I'll tell him your advice or have him...

    Thanks Len. I'll tell him your advice or have him look. I told him what a treasure trove of info this site is so hopefully he'll join in. It was a great source of help for me when I did mine....
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    Thanks for your replies. The hood opens from the...

    Thanks for your replies. The hood opens from the front like a traditional vehicle but the hood was stamped in 2 halves. This leaves the seam running down the middle which he want to be smooth. To...
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    Anyone ever use "lab metal"?

    Have a friend who is starting on a 1941 International panel van. He's a newbie like me and wants to fill the hood seam as it run the full length down the center. He asked me about Lab Metal that...
  34. I'll throw this out as well. I made up a...

    I'll throw this out as well. I made up a woodsplitter and when finished I disassembled and sandblasted it. Sprayed it with tractor paint from the local TSC farm store and added their hardener. Dried...
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    All I have is the block. I got it as a spare for...

    All I have is the block. I got it as a spare for my '57.
  36. I bought a Hobby Air system from here and am very...

    I bought a Hobby Air system from here and am very happy with it. It has a pretty large field of view and I wear glasses while spraying. Face stays cool but wearing a full suit, I can't say that for...
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    Just a block or the whole motor? I have a block...

    Just a block or the whole motor? I have a block with that casting number but not sure of the date. Location?
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    Personally with the cost and the amount of labor...

    Personally with the cost and the amount of labor you put into a paint job, I wouldn't start trying to reformulate a company's product. If your having problems spraying as stated, get a gun or tip...
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    Its 73840 Viper Red

    Its 73840 Viper Red
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    I do not claim to be an expert. If your epoxy was...

    I do not claim to be an expert. If your epoxy was so thin to see through, I can understand why you did it. It's just there to protect/seal the base metal and give the sandable primer something to...
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    PPG told me their "flexible" epoxy primer is to...

    PPG told me their "flexible" epoxy primer is to just double the amount of reducer. It says that in the sheets as well which surprised me. No idea on your durability but my guess would be your fine.
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    Not speaking for Len but with PPG, they recommend...

    Not speaking for Len but with PPG, they recommend a sealer primer before putting top coat on. I used 1 coat of Epoxy Primer with no sand. They say an hour wait but it was basically as fast as you...
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    I've had all kinds of people be in shock that...

    I've had all kinds of people be in shock that this paint was not done in a professional shop. I owe a lot of credit to this forum and you Len for answering my dumb questions while I was learning....
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    I used Slick Sand for the first time when I was...

    I used Slick Sand for the first time when I was doing my truck and would do it again in a heartbeat. Recommended by Len so I tried it. Stuff dries fast and hard and sand/levels like a dream. I used...
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    Working the day job! 10 hrs 7 days. Still doing...

    Working the day job! 10 hrs 7 days. Still doing projects and home stuff as I can. Did a fancy conveyor last winter to get my fix. It's in the photo album. 2 other trucks are here waiting and calling...
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    Thanks guys, it was a labor of love. I started...

    Thanks guys, it was a labor of love. I started taking it to shows this year and getting/seeing people's reactions was nice. Met a lot of people and made a bunch of new friends.
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    I've always taken the approached not to get stuck...

    I've always taken the approached not to get stuck in your ways so much that you're not willing to learn things that may make a better end product or make it easier to get there. I have noticed at car...
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    Lots of great advice here. I did paint mine in...

    Lots of great advice here. I did paint mine in pieces and did it in 3 different sessions. I did NOT use a metallic paint though, just base clear. I was VERY particular as they said with waiting till...
  49. This will not answer your question but I found it...

    This will not answer your question but I found it a lot easier to do it this way. Again, it depends on how far you are going but for a seamless finish this worked for me.


    Measured and made up a...
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    Cut and opened the needle seat with a carbide,...

    Cut and opened the needle seat with a carbide, then spun ground the needle. HF has since changed the guns so I don't know if it still can be done that way. It was a $20.00 experiment that worked ;)
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