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    i'm using the clear cap. i'm sure i could go to...

    i'm using the clear cap. i'm sure i could go to the high flow quick connect fittings with the 3/8 hose, but the flares are working great.
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    nice detail with the stake pockets. are they...

    nice detail with the stake pockets. are they still stake pockets if you can't put a stake in them? :)
    now i'm curious about the tailgate hinges...
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    i have a 4400 with 1.3 tip, but haven't used the...

    i have a 4400 with 1.3 tip, but haven't used the 4600. but what i've heard from other owners of the 4600 is that it is a faster gun than the 4400. i think it may be more like the sata you're used to....
  4. x2 on the wizards. i love that stuff, great...

    x2 on the wizards. i love that stuff, great initial cut, nice diminishing abrasive as you go. it's the only compound i use these days.
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    i haven't used the pps system. is there a...

    i haven't used the pps system. is there a strainer built in to the lid on those? the dekups i use have strainer options but i never use them. i prefer to use the doubled up cone strainers.
    i'm...
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    alright, thanks i was thinking i'd do that but...

    alright, thanks
    i was thinking i'd do that but didn't know if it would partially harden at the mount. some things are more aggressive than others.
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    another fusor question

    len,
    i'm doing some seam sealer repair on my shop truck and i need a really small amount. i have the mini gun so i was looking at the 126ez.
    do those small cartridges come with a dust cap? i'm not...
  8. Thread: True Blox

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    i do use plexi for blocks. as well as aluminum...

    i do use plexi for blocks. as well as aluminum plate, wooden pieces, uhmw blocks, sponges, paint sticks, u name it. i use the durablocks too. i just don't see the sense in spending $5-$700 for a set...
  9. Thread: True Blox

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    haven't seen those before. looks like another...

    haven't seen those before. looks like another gimmick to me though. like the ones with the tension rods through them. they probably work really well, there's certainly a lot of sizes available, but...
  10. phil is absolutely correct, distance between the...

    phil is absolutely correct, distance between the tank and the water trap is essential for the trap to work. also remember, that doesn't need to be all in one direction. you can go up and down the...
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    that's funny phil, i still have my old sioux...

    that's funny phil, i still have my old sioux version of that grinder. i have buffing wheels mounted to it though, i'd never put a cutting wheel on it for obvious reasons. i actually just leave the...
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    i get what you're doing with the front of the...

    i get what you're doing with the front of the box. nice detail that nobody will ever notice. that's what makes a good build even better. take a look at ronf's hotrod sometime, same mentality, awesome...
  13. i guess i was just hoping for a quart kit. the...

    i guess i was just hoping for a quart kit. the gallon is still a good price if you consider what it replaces.
  14. i use a sheet metal brake to make stuff like...

    i use a sheet metal brake to make stuff like that. if you have a press you can make a set of dies to resemble a press brake too. in the absence of those tools maybe you can hold the sheet stock in a...
  15. if that stuff works as advertised it could be a...

    if that stuff works as advertised it could be a real benefit for us. i'll be watching for an update about it. you have the quart kits in the store too?
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    good thinking, building a new box. they're so...

    good thinking, building a new box. they're so dead simple to do, and the originals are always dented beyond belief. now you can have perfectly straight bed sides. do you have a sheet metal brake or...
  17. oh yeah, sealer. there's a couple of options. you...

    oh yeah, sealer. there's a couple of options. you can either thin epoxy and shoot that. or you can get pre-thinned epoxy sealer, or you can get a 2k urethane sealer.
    sealer isn't necessary, but i...
  18. it's best to shoot the 2k after the epoxy while...

    it's best to shoot the 2k after the epoxy while in the recoat window. i do it in the same session. no need for poly primer unless you want to block level the whole thing. some guys really like the...
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    close call for sure. good for everyone to take...

    close call for sure. good for everyone to take notice that power tools can and will hurt you if you don't take care. i never use a slicer wheel on a grinder unless it has a paddle switch. and always...
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    i like this method as well. heat does a couple of...

    i like this method as well. heat does a couple of things that help loosen stuck fasteners. it expands the fastener obviously, but also helps wick in the penetrating solvent of choice.
    there's a...
  21. no. just look at it. that thing is a trap for...

    no. just look at it. that thing is a trap for debris and water. very poor workmanship. if welding isn't an option, a proper patch panel should be made and glued in place with body panel adhesive....
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    like any worthwhile project, starting with a...

    like any worthwhile project, starting with a solid foundation is key. i think you got that covered. that suspension looks so nice...
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    gmc truck parts diagrams

    hi guys.
    i know this isn't really a paint question but i wasn't sure where to post this. len, feel free to move it if you think it belongs somewhere else.
    i recently inherited a 1998 gmc extended...
  24. Thread: Spray gun test

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    careful with the overspray. many a painter has...

    careful with the overspray. many a painter has had to pay for a detail shop to buff overspray off the neighbors car. not to mention the harmful chemicals you're releasing into the air. you should do...
  25. Thread: Spray gun test

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    if you were doing the lower unit as well as the...

    if you were doing the lower unit as well as the cover there's going to be a ton of overspray. that would be a fairly difficult thing to paint for a beginner, lots of odd angles, sharp edges. objects...
  26. Thread: prep question

    by bmarler
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    i'd subscribe.:thumb: an update now and then...

    i'd subscribe.:thumb:
    an update now and then would be a good thing. i know it takes time to make up the posts so maybe not as detailed as the threads you already have going but we all love to see...
  27. Thread: prep question

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    there's no reason to hurry, that's how i roll...

    there's no reason to hurry, that's how i roll too. i think i enjoy the process just as much as the result, maybe even more. it's my way to disconnect at the end of the work day. we'll like to see...
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    all good advice. exactly what i would recommend...

    all good advice. exactly what i would recommend for someone who completely disassembled something. in this case, i don't think the doors were removed, only the fenders. that's the only reason i...
  29. Thread: prep question

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    nice project! i sure miss my old '56, that was...

    nice project! i sure miss my old '56, that was one of my most favorite rigs. semi custom, i frenched in '59 cadillac tail lights in the rear fenders, roll pans front and back, radiused ends on the...
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    only move the door if the gaps at the rear of the...

    only move the door if the gaps at the rear of the door are off in relation to the cab.
    is it possible the fender is supposed to be on top of the grille panel at the front? or the grille panel is...
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    i can't remember how that front clip is arranged,...

    i can't remember how that front clip is arranged, but it might not be so simple as just shimming the inner fender mounting. would it make sense to assemble the inner structure first so you get all...
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    when you say you had it disassembled and blasted,...

    when you say you had it disassembled and blasted, did you take it apart yourself? there are almost always shims to align the fenders. they should have been bagged and tagged for reassembly. but even...
  33. i picture would really help. you need to get the...

    i picture would really help.
    you need to get the rust out. maybe get a spot blaster to get in the pitted area, or use picklex, or both. and what ever you put on top of the repair needs to be good...
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    "sigh", another rattle can repair. i applaud your...

    "sigh", another rattle can repair. i applaud your willingness to try the repair yourself, but the quality of the repair is not nearly as good if you don't use quality products. at the very least get...
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    i don't think i'd do the holes individually. that...

    i don't think i'd do the holes individually. that area isn't really very big so making a patch panel shouldn't be too difficult. i think the rust behind the panel has weakened and thinned that whole...
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    if you're on a budget maybe find something used....

    if you're on a budget maybe find something used. or harbor freight has inexpensive buffers too. i like a full sized buffer for the torque. i use mini pads on a right angle dewalt battery drill for...
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    you could also scuff that area with a scotch...

    you could also scuff that area with a scotch brite. i was also thinking, and maybe someone else will chime in, what about the area that didn't get any base color. did it get clear? might be an area...
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    Not sure what color you're trying to achieve....

    Not sure what color you're trying to achieve. It's certainly easier to tint to a darker shade than try to lighten one. Without a mixing station though you're at the mercy of the paint supplier.
    When...
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    yes. just be sure you have even sanding scratch...

    yes. just be sure you have even sanding scratch so there's good adhesion. i would make sure there's at least one good coat of base before clear.
    i would, spot in the bare areas, then cover the...
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    i forgot to mention, you only need to put on...

    i forgot to mention, you only need to put on enough base to cover the spots you missed and to give a uniform color. no need to put on 3 or 4 coats.
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    color matching is always a problem. some brands...

    color matching is always a problem. some brands work better than others. this is where the old saying "you get what you pay for" comes into play.
    i prefer to pay up for stuff i want to be good...
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    len is right. you don't need (or want) to remove...

    len is right. you don't need (or want) to remove the clear. just wet sand the trash out of it. and while you're at it, level the orange peel. when you sand, you need to squeegee the area now and then...
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    good post henry, a little encouragement goes a...

    good post henry,
    a little encouragement goes a long way.
  44. the only place i vary from this procedure is that...

    the only place i vary from this procedure is that i lay the hood and deck lid in the position they would be in as installed. then i'm reasonably sure the flake will lay in the proper orientation. ...
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    resting the cover on some sort of support stand...

    resting the cover on some sort of support stand so you can get to all the angles is key to getting a good result. i'd sand it, re- base and re-clear. you'll be happier with the outcome.
  46. or, maybe get a preval sprayer and use real base...

    or, maybe get a preval sprayer and use real base coat. then use 2k clear from a spray can. cost is a little higher but at least you stand a chance of it holding up.
    2k spray can primer is available...
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    maybe next time move the ashtray before you...

    maybe next time move the ashtray before you paint. ;)
    kidding aside, it's hard to tell from your picture, but it almost looks like a bunch of fish eye.
    if it's just dust and trash you should be...
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    got it. wasn't paying attention.

    got it. wasn't paying attention.
  49. Thread: Spray gun test

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    I never use an in-cup filter. Just strain it...

    I never use an in-cup filter. Just strain it before you load the cup.
  50. Thread: Time for paint

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    sounds like the building is plenty strong to lift...

    sounds like the building is plenty strong to lift that shell. and really, i'd prefer to do that by myself anyway. that way it happens nice and slow and you can gauge the result of each click of the...
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