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  1. No problem buddy, I learned it after...

    No problem buddy, I learned it after contaminating a surface once. Ppg rep said no worries.
  2. i use wax and grease remover in this instance...

    i use wax and grease remover in this instance regularly. just give it plenty of time to dry of before you tack it and move on.
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    way to go, i applaud your effort. these days it's...

    way to go, i applaud your effort. these days it's rare to find a young person wanting to jump in and learn to do this type of work. these skills will transfer over to many things you do in life, not...
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    Pulling against a ratchet strap isn't a good way...

    Pulling against a ratchet strap isn't a good way to go. There's too much stretch when you tension it up. You really need chain so there's no stretch at all.
    But len and Henry are right, it'll take...
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    wet sanding should go very quickly. no big deal...

    wet sanding should go very quickly. no big deal at all.
    cardboard? no. unless you're looking at your pattern. metal, plastic, old fridgerator...so you get a realistic idea how it lays down.
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    i just went back and read a little more of the...

    i just went back and read a little more of the posts. len and ronf are giving great advice as usual. when ronf said to stick with product reducing amount he was saying to start with the mix ratio...
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    just thought i'd quickly add, i shoot at around...

    just thought i'd quickly add, i shoot at around 8-10 inches from the panel with a hf gun, maybe closer, (more like 6 inches really) depending on the fan. watch how the paint hits, don't look at the...
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    there's a few of those hf guns you could be...

    there's a few of those hf guns you could be using. did you mention which one? there's hvlp as well as conventional gravity feed guns. i use them frequently for painting equipment or shooting primer/...
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    i think so too, it's nice to have those long...

    i think so too, it's nice to have those long straight diffused tubes to reflect off the car so you can see how straight your work is.
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    well i hope that's what we were talking about...

    well i hope that's what we were talking about anyway, order placed.
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    we were talking about the medium wave right?

    we were talking about the medium wave right?
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    ok, i'll visit the store right now and place the...

    ok, i'll visit the store right now and place the order. thanks for the help.
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    ok, i'd like to get one of those coming. what are...

    ok, i'd like to get one of those coming. what are my shipping options? my zip code is 98532.
    it's cold here now so quicker shipping would be a good thing.
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    thank you both for the replies. i don't have any...

    thank you both for the replies. i don't have any problem making a better bracket or hard wiring/upgrading the electrical, but maybe the wattage for the fixture quality might be a bit too high for...
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    bringing back this old thread. i need a lamp to...

    bringing back this old thread. i need a lamp to heat the back side of a small machine. are the medium wave lamps rated for continuous duty? do they have high/low settings? how far away do they need...
  16. well you do have to be sensible. with big beams...

    well you do have to be sensible. with big beams with heavy scale it's not a good idea. we blast before painting that kind of thing. but small stuff, like square tube and rec tube like the op was...
  17. Thread: 36 Ford

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    i guess it would help to know the dimensions of...

    i guess it would help to know the dimensions of the ecm. and did you leave the rec tube exposed underneath? i only ask as there's a fair amount of space between the longitudinal members. it's a...
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    not being in touch with exactly what space you...

    not being in touch with exactly what space you have available i only have a couple of thoughts. i like to place it somewhere protected. (obviously) inside the firewall behind a little custom panel to...
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    that's what i do too, i like the black inner...

    that's what i do too, i like the black inner fender as it makes the wheels pop. i know however, there's a trend for guys doing restoration to shoot body color in there, maybe just so people see that...
  20. i assume you're talking about mill finish...

    i assume you're talking about mill finish structural steel here. depending on the paint you use, you can simply degrease and paint. i do this on equipment i build all the time. it's industry standard...
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    have you tried cerakote products for exhaust...

    have you tried cerakote products for exhaust work? the best stuff must be oven cured and works really well. they used to sell an insulating coating for the inside of the pipes but i don't see it on...
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    man i love the sound of a flathead ford. owning...

    man i love the sound of a flathead ford. owning one is a bucket list item for me.
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    there may be a certain amount of truth there,...

    there may be a certain amount of truth there, sanded primed, or painted surfaces can self heal to an extent if let sitting for long periods. a quick scuff usually does the trick. i don't know if it's...
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    ronf and philv as usual have given good advice to...

    ronf and philv as usual have given good advice to you, i'd only add one thing. if you're working in an unheated space and you expose bare metal, be on the lookout for flash rust. this can happen as...
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    my roloc arsenal includes 36,80 and 120 grit...

    my roloc arsenal includes 36,80 and 120 grit aluminum oxide, plus coarse, medium, and fine non-woven. (scotch brite style)
    i use a ton of the non-woven abrasive discs. i like them for blending welds...
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    looks fantastic len, what a great project! :thumb:

    looks fantastic len, what a great project! :thumb:
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    phil makes a good point. you might want to hit...

    phil makes a good point. you might want to hit that with a heat gun or infrared light to set the paint if you're not going to take it off.
    whenever i use rattle can stuff i notice that the coating...
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    tough to say what's going to do the trick for...

    tough to say what's going to do the trick for you. how many hp is the compressor? the compressor is outside, whats the humidity and temp in your area? you say industrial compressor but if it's too...
  29. yeah, i wish i could take credit for that, but...

    yeah, i wish i could take credit for that, but painters have been doing that forever to reduce the chance of damage with fresh paint. always worth mentioning.
  30. pretty hard to give good advice without seeing...

    pretty hard to give good advice without seeing in person, but yes, scoring the edge will help get it off without chipping the paint edge. I'd also apply some tape on both sides of the rub rail to...
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    merry christmas and happy new year to everyone...

    merry christmas and happy new year to everyone here, it's been nice to share information and conversation with you all.
  32. my advice would be to stick with what you're...

    my advice would be to stick with what you're familiar with. don't go waterbourne if you have no experience with it, just stick with solvent base. depending on the color you might be able to save a...
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    Thats why I avoid cars with sunroofs. They all...

    Thats why I avoid cars with sunroofs. They all leak eventually. Many times the front drain goes down the a pillar and comes out by the hinges. The back ones take a variety of routes depending on the...
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    phil is right. you won't be happy with it if you...

    phil is right. you won't be happy with it if you rattle can it. many times body shops will have specials on bumper cover repaint jobs. being a tri-coat will probably cost more, but you be a lot...
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    the only tool i use high flow couplers on are big...

    the only tool i use high flow couplers on are big impact tools. like 3/4 or 1 inch impact tools.
  36. you need to use pdr techniques if you want it...

    you need to use pdr techniques if you want it better without doing conventional bodywork. i don't know much about it except that it's pretty amazing what they can do.
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    len's spot on with his advice. remember, you can...

    len's spot on with his advice. remember, you can reduce the epoxy and shoot it as more of a sealer coat before going to the regular primer. you have omni paint i see, so your jobber must have...
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    i just have filters mounted on an exterior wall...

    i just have filters mounted on an exterior wall panel.
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    it's really surprising how well the overspray...

    it's really surprising how well the overspray clears in a positive pressure booth with no fan on the discharge. and similar to len i use are-purposed air handler from a building heating system. it...
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    basics of basics is found here: ...

    basics of basics is found here: http://www.autobodystore.com/martinsr.shtml

    there's a lot of good info, take the time to read it.
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    i think i mentioned it before but look at the...

    i think i mentioned it before but look at the classroom section here and look the the stuff brian martin posted about working with filler. if you're a novice it's good reading.
    maybe catch a u tube...
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    i'd try to get that tape off, sand the whole area...

    i'd try to get that tape off, sand the whole area and add another coat, trying to cover the whole area. then get a small sanding block and try to refine the shape. try to be patient, i know it must...
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    sure thing, i'm happy to provide whatever insight...

    sure thing, i'm happy to provide whatever insight i have on these things. did you decide to purchase the booth?
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    depending on how the converter was handled there...

    depending on how the converter was handled there may not be any power loss at all. i work extensively with vfd's and there are a ton of options for single phase drives without de-rating the output....
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    what can i say henry, great minds think alike!

    what can i say henry, great minds think alike!
  46. that's not the point he's trying to make. he...

    that's not the point he's trying to make. he already knows how to reply with quotes. some forums have a system where you just put an @plus handle and it sends notifications to the recipients without...
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    i think the galvanized panels look great. i...

    i think the galvanized panels look great. i wouldn't change a thing except lights if needed.

    scratch that, i see it has led lights already. seems like a no brainer to me.
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    hell yes, i'd look hard at that. epoxy paint will...

    hell yes, i'd look hard at that. epoxy paint will hold up almost as good as powder coat, maybe better. like len says, as long as you can control the air flow like you want it's a great deal. brand...
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    no kidding! break out the long board for that...

    no kidding! break out the long board for that one...
  50. don't think that works on this forum.

    don't think that works on this forum.
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