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    If it's just sheetmetal you may be able to take...

    If it's just sheetmetal you may be able to take it out using a stud welder and a slide hammer. If it's too heavy for a stud welder you may be able to weld plates to it and pull on the plates.

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    If that was in my shop we would just epoxy prime...

    If that was in my shop we would just epoxy prime the entire lid and paint it. If there's damage we would repair it the apply epoxy primer and filler primer over the damage then wet sand the filler...
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    67 Shelby GT500 Barn Find

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    You might want to try a different brand of paint...

    You might want to try a different brand of paint or see if it's any different if you get closer or move slower. Metallic colors can be difficult to get on evenly with an aerosol.
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    Welcome aboard Mike. It sounds like it could be...

    Welcome aboard Mike. It sounds like it could be one of two things.... 1. Your paint is too thick or 2. Your gun isn't atomizing properly.

    I'd try thinning the paint first to see if it helps cure...
  6. Thread: New SAgola

    by Len
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    I just sold one but it won't ship to the customer...

    I just sold one but it won't ship to the customer until early February. He purchased it with a 1.2XL fluid nozzle and the Titania Pro air cap. When I get some feedback I'll post it but I'm sure...
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    In those areas I use mostly the two part,...

    In those areas I use mostly the two part, self-leveling seam sealer. But it also takes a special dispenser gun.


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    Hmmm I've never had that problem with the Fusor...

    Hmmm I've never had that problem with the Fusor sealers but I've never used it with Omni primer and I don't sand the primer that's on the sealer. So I guess it's one of those variables.....

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    Post a couple of pictures so we can see the...

    Post a couple of pictures so we can see the situation.
  10. Are you planning on sanding then priming again? ...

    Are you planning on sanding then priming again? If so that should work. I usually don't like leaving my epoxy primer more than a few hours but I don't use DPLF. Grease and wax remover is probably...
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    I think, if that job was in my shop I'd purchase...

    I think, if that job was in my shop I'd purchase new outer sheetmetal then remove the existing sheetmetal and pull the floor and post and anything else back until I could weld the new metal in place....
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    Body modifications are a matter of opinion like...

    Body modifications are a matter of opinion like car colors, some people like red and some like blue but as long as you like it that's what counts. If you brought one of those cars to my shop it...
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    Then you've got to change something, if not the...

    Then you've got to change something, if not the gun then the paint or your technique. The first thing I'd try to eliminate the peel is to spray thinner, lighter coats. Over-reduce the base and back...
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    That could definitely be your problem. You know...

    That could definitely be your problem. You know what they say... "You get what you pay for"
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    I've used a lot of POR-15 and some Rust Bullet...

    I've used a lot of POR-15 and some Rust Bullet and find that they are very similar. I've had problems with POR-15 cracking on the underside of vehicles and water can get between it and the metal...
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    I've never used that paint so I'm not sure of...

    I've never used that paint so I'm not sure of it's working characteristics but if you have orange peel in a metallic base you may be putting it on too thick and the peel will probably show through...
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    When applying your base coat you should allow the...

    When applying your base coat you should allow the first coat to dry before applying your second and third coats and you shouldn't worry about the gloss because the gloss is your clear coat. Allowing...
  18. Thread: Sanding sponge

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    A good explanation of sandpaper grits can be...

    A good explanation of sandpaper grits can be found HERE
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    I've only done a couple of custom fabrications...

    I've only done a couple of custom fabrications and I used foam and fiberglass to create the shapes I wanted.

    I would think for an entire front clip you'll want to remove it from the car then apply...
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    I didn't want those little spots of light so I...

    I didn't want those little spots of light so I also purchased the defused bulbs.

    The LEDs are easy to install, I just removed the ballast and run the power in with one wire attached to each end...
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    Looks like you did an excellent job but I want to...

    Looks like you did an excellent job but I want to know is how you only spent $150 of primer and paint.
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    I just shot a black motorcycle tank black base...

    I just shot a black motorcycle tank black base and clear then sand with some 1500 wet and apply a silver stripe. I use the plastic striping tape to outline the stripe and I shoot a light coat of...
  23. When we're faced with a problem like this we...

    When we're faced with a problem like this we purchase a good quality base coat and paint the hood and tops of the fenders to the peaks. Something to remember is that a metallic match can vary...
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    We would us a red scuff pad on the e-coat then...

    We would us a red scuff pad on the e-coat then epoxy prime and paint.


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  25. Thread: 36 Ford

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    Our customer gave the car to us without the...

    Our customer gave the car to us without the beading and, now that he is doing the final assembly, he may install black or leave it out all together. The fenders fit real good and beading isn't...
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    I've never used Transtar but many less expensive...

    I've never used Transtar but many less expensive metallic paints tend to allow the metallic particles sink in areas where the paint is applied more wet creating slightly darker areas. The cure for...
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    The adapter that you purchased is for the Sagola...

    The adapter that you purchased is for the Sagola Mini Extreme which is a smaller gun. The Adapter for the 4600 can be purchased HERE.
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    What brand of paint are you using?

    What brand of paint are you using?
  29. Thread: Price Reductions

    by Len
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    Price Reductions

    We updated the prices for items in the online store and found that starting January 1st most of the prices have fallen significantly.
    The most noticeable of these reductions was 3M materials but...
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    What brand of paint was used for the base? ...

    What brand of paint was used for the base?

    Some brands are much more likely to show discoloration if applied unevenly.
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    We ship from suppliers from several locations...

    We ship from suppliers from several locations around the country but when an order is placed it computes the shipping from our location in NJ. When you place your order we will adjust the shipping...
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    It took me several years and several bulbs before...

    It took me several years and several bulbs before I started lowering the lamp to the bottom when not in use. Now I've had the same bulb for over 10 years.
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    It appears that the one I posted would be perfect...

    It appears that the one I posted would be perfect for your situation. We sometimes run it for hours with no problems. The plug does get warm but it's never caused any problems. During the cold...
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    It all depends on what you need to do. For...

    It all depends on what you need to do. For curing paint I normally use the lamp below at about 2 to 3 feet away, it only has two settings...on and off.

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    You would need to ask that question of an HVAC...

    You would need to ask that question of an HVAC person. There's a lot of variables that effect performance like filtering, back pressure etc.
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