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  1. Thread: Buffing

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    Sounds like high school days! :goof:

    Sounds like high school days! :goof:
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    I personally would stick with the advice listed...

    I personally would stick with the advice listed above.
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    You could try some very fine steel wool,...

    You could try some very fine steel wool, furniture refinishers often do this to kill the sheen and smooth things out.
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    Although very hard to tell from pictures, I agree...

    Although very hard to tell from pictures, I agree with Phil V.

    If you look close at the door edge & adjacent pillar you can see where tiny chips were left un-sanded prior to the repaint.
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    Nice write-up on the booth Len. :proposeto ...

    Nice write-up on the booth Len. :proposeto Homemade Booth Link

    Positive pressure sure sounds like a good way to go.

    Being your incoming positive air is overhead and exhausting out...
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    Hi Len, Great job on the Buick! :thumb: ...

    Hi Len,

    Great job on the Buick! :thumb:

    From your pictures, it looks as though the car was painted in a garage setting and not a conventional spray booth. If this was the case, how did you...
  7. Thread: Sagola 4600 Video

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    Yes, this guy sprays with confidence, seems to...

    Yes, this guy sprays with confidence, seems to have the feel and flow working for him.

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    At first I thought “holy crap” he sure is piling on the clear in the lower 4 corners of the bedside,...
  8. Thread: Sagola 4600 Video

    by S-C
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    Just for "Ronf"

    Saw this video and right away thought of “Ronf” The Ruby Red King with Sagola in-hand! :thumb:


    https://youtu.be/RzpMPt0WSyw
  9. Thread: Door Edge Repair?

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    Good news is YES, your truck door can be fixed! ...

    Good news is YES, your truck door can be fixed!



    Bad news is NO, this will never be fixed! :[

    All I can tell you is… Get ready for much more of this type ILEGAL driving!!
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    I think you’re going about this in the wrong...

    I think you’re going about this in the wrong manner.

    Start with the foundation first. Check your frame X dimensions and go from there.

    Below is a diagram for what I believe (not 100% sure)...
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    Double check door adjustment

    Say doug,
    It’s hard to tell from the photo with the glare and reflections, but if this is your rocker panel (where the yellow arrow is) then it sure looks as though the front of the door is sprung...
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    Maybe you could take measurements from the other...

    Maybe you could take measurements from the other side of the car in order to determine if it’s actually 100% the fender that’s out of shape and not partially a door problem.
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    Just curious, how does just the rocker get hit...

    Just curious, how does just the rocker get hit like this, jumping a curb, rock crawling, forklift hitting it?
    Not trying to be funny, but seriously, this is an odd hit if nothing else was damaged...
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    Ronf, those fenders look gorgeous! It’s no...

    Ronf, those fenders look gorgeous!

    It’s no wonder friends come to you for paint work.

    As for the beer, I too was a little concerned to hear they showed up empty handed, but, good friends...
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    So true Len… Lol. Unfortunately, for the most...

    So true Len… Lol. Unfortunately, for the most part offshore copycats have turned us into a throwaway society.

    The HF purple gun is a perfect example, in many cases it’s not worth the effort, or...
  16. Thread: F**k !!!!

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    All of this in my opinion created your problem. ...

    All of this in my opinion created your problem.

    Your first coat and most definitely your second were sprayed much too heavy without adequate flash times.



    Hell yes, your second coat...
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    So true, this is always the case over time. ...

    So true, this is always the case over time.

    Clear coat the entire panel, or at the very least hide the edge into a body seam, or under a trim molding if possible.
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    Oh… I get it, a learning session, kidding me,...

    Oh… I get it, a learning session, kidding me, your the master... :thumb:

    Well, I hate to say, but I believe that feathered edge is and always will be the failure point of the repair. I personally...
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    Hi Ronf, The last picture looks really good. ...

    Hi Ronf,

    The last picture looks really good.

    Just curious though, why are you not clear coating the entire fender?

    Looks to me as though you are ever so slowly eroding away the feather edge...
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    I think there is a third option here that may...

    I think there is a third option here that may have been overlooked. From the picture, it looks as though jerrys paint was able to effectively sand and feather out the paint runs. Now, at this point,...
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    1965 Mustang Coupe - Father and Son Build Wow!...

    1965 Mustang Coupe - Father and Son Build

    Wow!

    Henry thanks for resurrecting this thread, had no idea it existed.

    I really enjoy when people take the time to document their projects in...
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    Yes, they sure are beautiful though. The...

    Yes, they sure are beautiful though.
    The surface reflects the light like tiny little mirrors… Lol
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    In my opinion, this takes more talent than making...

    In my opinion, this takes more talent than making a flat smooth finish. Trying to blend the color along with replicating texture of the existing paint is where real experience comes in.
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    Wow, that is very cool!! Had a high school...

    Wow, that is very cool!!

    Had a high school buddy with the El Camino version of your car in black. Beautiful vehicle, very hard to keep the rear wheels from breaking loose!

    Couldn’t drive that...
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    Chopperroxie, Maybe this will help confirm...

    Chopperroxie,

    Maybe this will help confirm your paint is metallic.

    If your paint code is “F” on the trim tag located on the firewall then you indeed have metallic paint.

    Below is a chart for...
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    I love the old gassers, brings me way back,...

    I love the old gassers, brings me way back, always wanted to do one.
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    I totally agree with what tommie.b said. :thumb:...

    I totally agree with what tommie.b said. :thumb:

    When I was high school age my shop teacher stressed this very same thing regarding “tack rags” that’s what we used to call them, but we also...
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    Indeed, red with the white stripes, wish I still...

    Indeed, red with the white stripes, wish I still had her! :(



    Hell, most everybody did back then. I sure did, not on the Z, but prior to that on a ’55 chevy 3100 pick-up. The truck had a 283...
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    '68 Z28

    Yes, you guys brought back my youth as well!

    Thanks for posting, totally enjoy reading all this and feel the need to share a tidbit of my muscle car fun!

    Back in the mid ‘70s I had 2 ’68...
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    Doesn't Dura-Block make one, or something similar?

    Doesn't Dura-Block make one, or something similar?
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    I would like to know the answer to your question...

    I would like to know the answer to your question as well... but with that much rust & old paint involved I would consider having it media blasted.
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    Lol… as if their going the extra mile to make it...

    Lol… as if their going the extra mile to make it have orange peel :hammer:
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    30691 Lol

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    Lol
  34. Thread: Sagola 4600 Video

    by S-C
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    This guy makes some good videos, and of course...

    This guy makes some good videos, and of course the gun is Awesome :proposeto
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    Don’t know if this would apply or help while...

    Don’t know if this would apply or help while spraying white paint, but when my swimming pool was being plastered (white plaster) all the workers were wearing sunglasses to help stop the white...
  36. I could be wrong here, but I don’t think Ronf...

    I could be wrong here, but I don’t think Ronf meant for you to leave the 2k primer unprotected for any length of time without a sealer over it.
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    Great! :thumb: I actually like their website;...

    Great! :thumb:

    I actually like their website; their products are very reasonably priced too.

    I did some research on their paint products and found most people were happy with it. The few people...
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    Hey the link works now!! :thumb:

    Hey the link works now!! :thumb:
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    Lol Len, I had sent them an email about 4-5...

    Lol Len,

    I had sent them an email about 4-5 days ago regarding some paint I wanted to by, but as of now I have not received an email back.

    Today, I decided to call them and to my surprise a...
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    What happened with the XXXXXXX Store

    The link has been removed from this site completely.

    My earlier post about their link not working on this site has also been removed from the "General Discussion" forum, so I think it not a good...
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    Hi Ronf, Again, thanks for all the detailed...

    Hi Ronf,

    Again, thanks for all the detailed information you take the time to share.

    I’m one to ask a lot of questions and always trying to analyze/understand these sometimes puzzling problems...
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    Hi Ronf, Very happy to hear you resolved the...

    Hi Ronf,

    Very happy to hear you resolved the problem, OR DID YOU?

    This seems to still be up in the air.

    Yes, your filter assembly was contaminated with loads of particulates that you...
  43. Thread: Damage protection

    by S-C
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    Lol... my bad, I thought he was just ready for...

    Lol... my bad, I thought he was just ready for paint.

    I was going off this pic:

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  44. Thread: Damage protection

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    Looks like you’re ready to do your blend. ...

    Looks like you’re ready to do your blend.

    Please share once completed, I really enjoy learning what techniques work best for people when doing these repairs.

    Car does look great!
  45. Thread: Tri Coat repair

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    From your pictures, the fade-out from the repair...

    From your pictures, the fade-out from the repair area looks to be virtually undetectable.

    Nice work Ronf !

    AND THANKS FOR SHARING THE DETAILS, it helps all of us see the different techniques...
  46. Thread: Tri Coat repair

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    Good Luck Ronf :thumb: Looking forward to the...

    Good Luck Ronf :thumb:

    Looking forward to the results
  47. Thread: Tri Coat repair

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    Since you will be doing an experimental blend, I...

    Since you will be doing an experimental blend, I would also experiment with applying a “wet bed” just prior to the "feather in" blending. This would aid with the feather in dry edge thus helping...
  48. Thread: Tri Coat repair

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    Hi Ronf, Sorry to hear about what happened...

    Hi Ronf,

    Sorry to hear about what happened here.

    I am by no means a pro painter, this type work was just a hobby for me and that was many years ago.

    When I look at your pics, my brain wants...
  49. Not even that, find anyone with a simple mig...

    Not even that, find anyone with a simple mig welder/spool gun can weld that up for you in minutes.

    Like Bob K & Phil V say, a heavy bead around the area then contour the edge as you see fit.
    ...
  50. Thread: Happy New Year

    by S-C
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    Happy New Year All! 30403

    Happy New Year All!

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