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  1. Yeah Len it was another long hard winter in the...

    Yeah Len it was another long hard winter in the Great While North of NYS but at least this time you guys down in the southern tier got a taste of what it's like.

    The bottom part in the pic is...
  2. Dealing with corrosion on Galvanized Panels

    Hello All;

    Man it's been a while since I started a thread on this board. Good to see it's still going strong.

    My previous/on-going project was a '85 Regal so I have plenty of information on...
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    No I'm afraid not. I don't think they've been on...

    No I'm afraid not. I don't think they've been on sale for quite some time but show up new and used on EBay from time to time.
  4. Len you may be on to something there. Hutchins...

    Len you may be on to something there. Hutchins calls their model a "Nib" sander so maybe the 1-1/4" backing plate is for just that. Sanding nibs in which case a coarser grit isn't required.
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    I have that same model JC has. Actually they have...

    I have that same model JC has. Actually they have released a newer version which supposedly has more power.

    Over on the other side of the Pond they have something like a FLEX XC 3401.

    So...
  6. Who makes sanding disk's for 1-1/4" Backing Pads?

    There are Sanders on the market called "Spot Sanders". They come with both a 3" and a 1-1/4" Hook-it Backing Pads.

    Yet in over two years of searching I cannot find one single place that sells...
  7. Thread: what heater

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    I use a Kerosene heater as well (forced air...

    I use a Kerosene heater as well (forced air Torpedo type) that has a built in thermostat. Using additives and K-1 fuel the odor isn't that bad and mostly when it fires up. Yes I do leave the garage...
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    Most all plastic parts used on motor vehicles...

    Most all plastic parts used on motor vehicles will have a 2, 3 or 4 letter designation stamped somewhere on the inside of the part.

    Sometimes you will see xxx/yyy which means its a composite made...
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    Like Len says, ZR is a Single Stage coating made...

    Like Len says, ZR is a Single Stage coating made to be used as such. It doesn't have any UV protection so something will need to go over it if whatever one is coating with it will be exposed to...
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    One good option that's been available with the...

    One good option that's been available with the Internet is to find a Web Board dedicated to the car you need parts for. Like this maybe.

    I say this cause you usually will find someone "parting...
  11. Glad to be of help and I'm happy you jumped in...

    Glad to be of help and I'm happy you jumped in and gave it a shot. One will never know until they try.

    I've heard of "Fadeaway" and while never using it I have heard it will do the trick.

    On...
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    All's well that ends well. You were persistent...

    All's well that ends well. You were persistent and in the end it paid off.

    No you didn't get the Compressor at the steal price but you did get 400 smackers plus 2 gift cards for 20 more smackers...
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    I'd agree with Len in that typically Urethane...

    I'd agree with Len in that typically Urethane Clear Coats need some kind of Paint as the substrate.

    That said Eastwood Company makes a Clear Coat than can be applied over bare metal. Diamond Clear...
  14. No problem. Some things can look more complicated...

    No problem. Some things can look more complicated than they appear. Once we understand what it is we are trying to achieve then getting it done seems so much easier to understand.

    GregY
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    71lemans: Looks like you did cover all the...

    71lemans:

    Looks like you did cover all the bases as best you could. Let us know how things work out with this.

    I don't think they are doing any "bait and switch" type kind of thing. Everyone...
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    When I was replacing some studs for the...

    When I was replacing some studs for the windshield moulding with the screw in types Len here recommended putting a coat of Metal Bonding Adhesive on them before putting them in.

    I did and haven't...
  17. The owner/operator of this site also sells an...

    The owner/operator of this site also sells an instructional DVD in the Store. Most folks who ask questions here about such material are asking about something they saw in the DVD sold here.

    If...
  18. The primer will need to be abraded before putting...

    The primer will need to be abraded before putting on the color coat. If it's level you can use a scuffing pad instead of sandpaper.

    I would clean the primer thoroughly, scuff and clean again. If...
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    That's a pretty good deal, I looked at their...

    That's a pretty good deal, I looked at their bigger one while on the site.

    Baldor motor and still only $1,399.00.

    I really don't know how they (HF) does it.

    We have one store in two separate...
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    Did you check the thickness with a Sheet Metal...

    Did you check the thickness with a Sheet Metal Gauge? I'm working on a '85 Buick Regal which is another G-Body car and both the aftermarket and pans I cut out of a donor car (same make/model) where...
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    That's odd cause I've ordered reproduction pans...

    That's odd cause I've ordered reproduction pans and that's the gauge (18) they came in. What car are you working on?

    GregY
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    Check in your local yellow pages under metal...

    Check in your local yellow pages under metal scrap, scrap metal or metal recyclers. Every town has one. When plants or construction projects have sheet metal left over these places buy it and re-sell...
  23. Glad to help. You should get into the habit...

    Glad to help.

    You should get into the habit of doing a "spray out" using a piece of masking paper on the wall or something similar before moving onto the work at hand. Lot's of hobbyists and...
  24. I wouldn't mix the paint with anything but what...

    I wouldn't mix the paint with anything but what is listed on the Product Sheet.

    Ful-thane is a Nason product from Dupont's discount line. You can find the Product Sheet here.

    Are you are sure...
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    I have a '85 Buick Regal project and I think I...

    I have a '85 Buick Regal project and I think I can give you some help. Firstly I think only the Grill is Chrome as in made from metal. The bezels for the lights and the tail lights aren't chrome but...
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    Glad to be of help. There isn't much feedback on...

    Glad to be of help. There isn't much feedback on those guns, or at least I couldn't find much searching the web.

    As a aside, there are Spot Welders which only require access to one side of the...
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    Yeah welding holes up is a chore. Welding the...

    Yeah welding holes up is a chore. Welding the holes up in the fashion you did won't leave a continuous weld. So the light your seeing is where there isn't any weld deposited. I find I have fill the...
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    I have used neither but was looking into it so...

    I have used neither but was looking into it so I'll share some of the thoughts I was able to find.

    The type of material and the total thickness of both sheets of said material will determine the...
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    The only issue I see your having is the markers...

    The only issue I see your having is the markers on the cups you have (8:1:1) don't match the ratios of the product your using (8:1:2). If they did you probably wouldn't have such a hard time.

    I go...
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    My un-educated guess would be that you won't be...

    My un-educated guess would be that you won't be able to do what your asking. Since you didn't state it in your post I'm guessing you didn't use a blending agent when you attempted the spot repair.
    ...
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    Any one of the top manufactures will do, Quincy,...

    Any one of the top manufactures will do, Quincy, Ingersoll Rand T30's can be found at Sears, Belaire (which is sold by the owner here) and Eaton Air Compressors to name a few.

    You want to be...
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    Remember not to focus solely on the tank size....

    Remember not to focus solely on the tank size. There are plenty of compressors with 60/80 gallon tanks that aren't worth a damn. The one's from the big box stores come to mind.

    Although I think in...
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    Nice catch there. I might check that place out....

    Nice catch there. I might check that place out. Looking at the website they sell 1 gallon of Phosphoric Acid for $39.00 and the concentration is 85% so it can be cut with water to suit.

    GregY
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    I've been noticing that. I think with all the...

    I've been noticing that. I think with all the fee's now on EBay plus the other hassles the only one's making any money there anymore are all the real businesses.

    I'm looking @ a Eaton 7.5 hp...
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    Ted; Sorry to hear about the closing. I can...

    Ted;

    Sorry to hear about the closing. I can tell you by experience, as others will, that a compressor that size will not work well for autobody work. They don't make enough cfm's to keep up with...
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    The supply voltage is analog so it has variations...

    The supply voltage is analog so it has variations (the allowable limit is +/- 5%). Any electrical device made will also run within those tolerances.

    110v/115v/120v single phase are all the same...
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    Try here...

    Try here or here or search the Internet for more of the same.

    GregY
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    I've been using their G2-4500S...

    I've been using their G2-4500S for the last couple of years and like it.
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    Grainger also sells the carriers/frames for the...

    Grainger also sells the carriers/frames for the filters they sell. Either size 20" x 20" or 20" x 25".

    Leaving one to only have to fab up a duct to put the whole setup in.
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    Yep, that's how I get them.

    Yep, that's how I get them.
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    I was in Home Depot yesterday and they still...

    I was in Home Depot yesterday and they still carry Phosphoric Acid. Product's name is Miracle Sealants Fast Acting Phosphoric Acid Cleaner . Comes in quarts and gallons.

    As a aside, when I was...
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    Type in "spray booth filters" in your favorite...

    Type in "spray booth filters" in your favorite Internet Search Engine and you'll get plenty of hits. I get mine from Grainger (but you need a business account).

    Len might be able to source them...
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    For my project I've been cleaning up some rusty...

    For my project I've been cleaning up some rusty bolts and screws small parts (anything I can soak in a small container) and gave Picklex-20 a shot.

    As stated on the bottle/instructions Picklex...
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    Some questions about Hammers..

    As in what is the intended use of each one. Since they make different ones what's the difference. Please don't answer if all your going to say is that they have different heads. I can see that.

    ...
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    Len do you have one of these in the shop yet?...

    Len do you have one of these in the shop yet? Sprayed anything with it?

    Pattern looks about the same. Air consumption/requirement is down a bit. Not sure if I'd give up my SRi-W though.

    GregY
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    I have one of those somewhere. I believe your...

    I have one of those somewhere. I believe your talking about something like this. They are called 1/4" NPT Water & Oil Separator for Air Compressor Tools or Inline Oil & Water Separator for Air...
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    Interesting thread as I was just looking into...

    Interesting thread as I was just looking into these products. While reading the Tech Bulletin for DuPont 5717S Metal Conditioner it still says the product must be rinsed with water and not to allow...
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    Usually the rating on that tag is for the max...

    Usually the rating on that tag is for the max CFM's it can cool. So if your pulling 9 and the dryer is rated for 10 your still 1 cfm under budget.

    Now if you exceed the rating then the dryer just...
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    Learning how to MIG weld isn't the question in my...

    Learning how to MIG weld isn't the question in my mind. The question would be do you want to incur the expense of buying a welder and all the tools and accessories that go with it.

    I'm never in...
  50. Dupont's Chromabase...

    Dupont's Chromabase isn't a AE paint.

    Their ChromaOne is a Acrylic Urethane .

    Dupont has Enamels but they are marketed for the commerical side.

    GregY
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