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  1. Thread: Internal rust

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    I had this issue with a 68 Mustang trunk lid back...

    I had this issue with a 68 Mustang trunk lid back in 1988. So I used Eastwoods liquid Rust Converter by pouring some of it in through one of the openings and swished it around before letting it sit...
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    Reminds me of people who have watched shows about...

    Reminds me of people who have watched shows about flipping a house after buying and major repairs. By the time they are done they just might make a little profit or only break even. Ask them if they...
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    Would be the perfect use of a 10D or 12D penny...

    Would be the perfect use of a 10D or 12D penny nail head. Hold the shaft and place the head into the hole, mig weld around, then cut off shaft and grind smooth.
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    While I painted my Polara all at once I painted...

    While I painted my Polara all at once I painted my F100 in stages. Hood, then doors off the car later, then inside the cab over a period of several weeks. The bed wasn't painted until 3 years after...
  5. Material used is key. There is CR-39,...

    Material used is key. There is CR-39, polycarbonate, trivex and numerous high index plastics at 1.60, 1.67 and 1.70-1.74. Poly is the most sensitive to most organic solvents along with hair spray and...
  6. In 1989 I was pondering this issue with the trunk...

    In 1989 I was pondering this issue with the trunk lid on my 68 Mustang as the hood was fine. I was concerned about the back lip where the holes are for putting the letters spelling out Mustang. Many...
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    One more question given that the bumper has...

    One more question given that the bumper has already been painted a second time as evidenced by over spray on the bottom black trim. Is scuffing enough for a third coating or should I be more...
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    Yes, it is off a 1990 626 for a 1990 626.

    Yes, it is off a 1990 626 for a 1990 626.
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    I guess I'll get started scuffing it as there are...

    I guess I'll get started scuffing it as there are lots of nooks on this thing.
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    First time to paint bumper

    Ok, this will be the first time I am painting a plastic bumper cover and a used one at that. My wife hit a F350 in the back and let's say her car bore the damage alone. I managed to pull out the...
  11. Thread: Old Headlamps

    by tbm3fan
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    I have read of that. Question for you is are you...

    I have read of that. Question for you is are you buffing the lamps out after the sanding and before the clear like some do?
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    I had a few holes drilled into the side of the...

    I had a few holes drilled into the side of the cab, for a CB antenna, on my F100. Also in my door for a mirror I didn't care for. I used a nail head, like a 10d, or a size close to the hole. Held the...
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    That looks just like several new 2016 cars I saw...

    That looks just like several new 2016 cars I saw today. I make it a point to look at the factory finish of new cars and how clear and smooth a reflection is. Still haven't found one that is perfect...
  14. Of course there was no effective OSHA even back...

    Of course there was no effective OSHA even back then. Just had a patient in who is a retired Captain out of the San Francisco Fire Dept. In 1974, when he joined, they didn't even use breathing...
  15. I'd swear that brake adjuster kit looks like a...

    I'd swear that brake adjuster kit looks like a basic generic Ford kit used in the 60's. I've seen those parts many times on my Mustang, Cougar, F100 and Park Lane. Only I get them from NPD where I...
  16. Thread: rust near seam

    by tbm3fan
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    This rings familiar. When I bought my Mustang in...

    This rings familiar. When I bought my Mustang in 1984 to restore there was rust to deal with. Under the battery and radiator support for one and they were replaced. The other area was the back lip of...
  17. Ok, straight from the paint chemist's mouth. Yes,...

    Ok, straight from the paint chemist's mouth. Yes, charcoal filters can absorb iso's. The paints we use have just less than 1% aromatic isos in them. The problem is, and this is why 3M doesn't come...
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    I had some no longer needed anti-reflective...

    I had some no longer needed anti-reflective coated lenses in my office. Top notch coatings by Hoya and couldn't damage it when I wiped acetone across the front which surprised me a bit. Lacquer...
  19. We have a volunteer, down on the Hornet, who is a...

    We have a volunteer, down on the Hornet, who is a paint chemist and has access to a plant to mix up paints for our aircraft. He went into chapter and verse about isos and the use of a cartridge mask....
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    Acetone is safe to use. Optical labs would use...

    Acetone is safe to use. Optical labs would use acetone to clean lenses before tinting. That was before OSHA. I have even found acetone to be safe on really good anti-reflective coatings.
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    I have used a 3M cleaning/striping 7" disc to...

    I have used a 3M cleaning/striping 7" disc to strip a car going back to 1990. One disc can do a small car while two would do a full size car or pickup. I love these discs.

    Len, tried looking for...
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    Ok, genius, then explain this. I had to remove...

    Ok, genius, then explain this. I had to remove the paint from a 60's car that included two color coats and the original primer. It did take three separate applications of aircraft paint stripper but...
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    Sounds as though the floor only gets one coat of...

    Sounds as though the floor only gets one coat of paint...
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    Prior owner loose interest part way through?...

    Prior owner loose interest part way through? Underside seems done while engine not completed from the pictures.
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    Only $300-400 for a professional repair. I had a...

    Only $300-400 for a professional repair. I had a much smaller dent high up on my rear quarter (mailbox) along the body line. Shop wanted $1350 which mostly went to the labor before painting since it...
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    To be exact it is the 3M Accuspray gun using PPG...

    To be exact it is the 3M Accuspray gun using PPG DPLF, Kirker and HOK epoxy primers.
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    I shoot epoxy straight, no reducer, when using my...

    I shoot epoxy straight, no reducer, when using my 4 stage turbine. I'll add reducer to the color on the order of about 20%.
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    So the next question is are the three different...

    So the next question is are the three different guns of Accuspray, Apollo and Fuji all compatible with the hose fitting that comes on the Citation 4 stage? Then you could use any of the three. I ask...
  29. Thread: School

    by tbm3fan
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    Personally I would stay away from those type of...

    Personally I would stay away from those type of tech schools. You can also find them teaching for your aircraft mechanic's certification. Actually all they want to do is get your money and if younger...
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    My father's car got a smudge like that up high on...

    My father's car got a smudge like that up high on the rear quarter. How who knows but it was just like this one here. The first thing I tried was 3M General Purpose Adhesive remover and it did take...
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    Not only do I add a slower reducer I also use...

    Not only do I add a slower reducer I also use 15-20% because of the warmer air.
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    Where I am most flash times tend to be 7-10...

    Where I am most flash times tend to be 7-10 minutes for either SS or clear coats. Learned my lesson awhile back and wait 15-20 minutes before the next coat.
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    I was about to say that some slower reducer needs...

    I was about to say that some slower reducer needs to be added because that is too much orange peel. I have the same 4 stage turbine with the Accuspray 10G and don't get anything like that. Oh, and it...
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    Here is another restoration that used a sharpie....

    Here is another restoration that used a sharpie. I watched for awhile, as I have a 65, and this was to be an accurate restoration. Instead it veered into 100% perfection, on a run of the mill truck...
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    True it costs more but considering how...

    True it costs more but considering how bulletproof it is built one can expect it to last a lifetime. I saw others but took Robert's advice and spent the extra for quality. Learned long ago not to cut...
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    I bought this one from Len back in 2008 with the...

    I bought this one from Len back in 2008 with the direct feed hood. Gun is a gravity feed Accuspray. With these turbines a real key to remember is to reduce your paint more than what you would do with...
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    One thing I remember the PPG guy told me was that...

    One thing I remember the PPG guy told me was that just by going 10 degrees warmer one would cut the pot life by 50%. He was pretty much right when spraying Shop Line polyester filler primer. Pot life...
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    I read this thread when there was no other post...

    I read this thread when there was no other post than the first and thought WTF. Obvious he made a stud welder and then to black. Great, but I think I'll stick with the one I already have, thank you...
  39. Thread: Scuffing?

    by tbm3fan
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    Thanks for the tip as I got some scuff paste...

    Thanks for the tip as I got some scuff paste locally today and used it this afternoon.
  40. Thread: Scuffing?

    by tbm3fan
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    This is the Bay Area and there are no blasting...

    This is the Bay Area and there are no blasting shops unless you are willing to travel somewhat out of the region. I guess I'll just have to do the best I can with what I have.
  41. Thread: Scuffing?

    by tbm3fan
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    This is the barden bumper which is not easy to...

    This is the barden bumper which is not easy to sand nor grind.
  42. Thread: Scuffing?

    by tbm3fan
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    Scuffing?

    How does one scuff an uneven surface such as a Barden bumper seen on trucks? I am going to repaint mine to eliminate some very small rust spots mainly on the back. Seems 400 grit and a red scotch...
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    Just out of curiosity what tip size do you use? I...

    Just out of curiosity what tip size do you use? I have 1.3, 1.5, 1.8, 2.2 in my HVLP system and am debating if I want to try the 1.3 or 1.5 first. Then how much I want t reduce it by as in 10% or...?
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    Just ordered some 2021 for when I start to...

    Just ordered some 2021 for when I start to repaint a 626. In 4-5 weeks I should have done the hood and have an idea how it works.
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    Do you mean those small tools the size of maybe a...

    Do you mean those small tools the size of maybe a 4-6" plate size that one attaches to the body and creates a suction effect? Would that be used on the lower side of the ridge while one taps down on...
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    The other two and what the car is: 1967 Mercury...

    The other two and what the car is: 1967 Mercury Park Lane
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    Large flat dents

    In 2 weeks I will start to move onto my next project/car. Not one I have been looking forwards to. Besides a few little rust out spots in a lower quarter and on top of the rear deck there are these...
  48. Well it is a good thing I didn't know it was...

    Well it is a good thing I didn't know it was risky back in 2009. Actually I have never damaged any paint by using it at 600 rpm. Starting with at least 3 coats of paint there has never been an issue...
  49. I had gotten the impression back in 2009 that the...

    I had gotten the impression back in 2009 that the Makita could be used with a soft back and 1500 clear coat disc. Thought great since I do not have an air compressor making the Air Advantage useless....
  50. Interesting in that the buffing process doesn't...

    Interesting in that the buffing process doesn't worry me. The part that worries me is always the sanding particularly the 1500 clear coat discs. Hand sanding with 800 or 1000 is a piece of cake but...
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