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  1. you just shot the epoxy yesterday, i wouldn't use...

    you just shot the epoxy yesterday, i wouldn't use w&g remover, just tack and shoot.
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    that astro gun looks really interesting. i wonder...

    that astro gun looks really interesting. i wonder if there's a dekups adapter available for it. i could use another inexpensive gun for shooting straight enamel.
  3. you should just be able to blow/wipe it and...

    you should just be able to blow/wipe it and shoot. i haven't used the 6401 before, but i have used their 6291. i bet the 6401 will be a bit more porous. if i were going to be letting it sit in that...
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    i see i'm late to the party again. my lift is an...

    i see i'm late to the party again. my lift is an old aamco unit. it's a parallelogram lift and fairly low rise. (24 inches or so.) it was made to be bolted to the floor but i modified it so i could...
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    hey nick, sounds like you have an interesting...

    hey nick, sounds like you have an interesting project. some tractor restorers go to extraordinary lengths to produce some really amazing restorations. is this going to be a working tractor?
    i...
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    You didn't mention a compressor. You absolutely...

    You didn't mention a compressor. You absolutely need that to paint. The compressor will give you options for air tools like a da sander. A da is pretty inexpensive and quite useful.
    The flex might...
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    got that right henry, a lot of folks have come...

    got that right henry, a lot of folks have come and gone, some have been here for a long time, but the quality of advice and good conversation is consistent throughout. i've read a lot of the older...
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    wow! dig that pontiac. makes me miss my old...

    wow! dig that pontiac. makes me miss my old firebird with that same split grille style. great color too.
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    another old thread i see. you must be new here,...

    another old thread i see. you must be new here, welcome. lots of good stuff to read and people here willing to give real good advice.
    look at the airvantage sanders in the store section. i use one...
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    i bet you could cut one from vinyl wrap. or...

    i bet you could cut one from vinyl wrap. or contact the guys that do the wrapping and see if they have someone that does that stuff for them. the people that do vinyl graphics have big plotters that...
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    if you think the fisheye might pop back up you...

    if you think the fisheye might pop back up you might think about actually applying a sealer coat before the final top coat. if fisheye shows in the sealer you can hold off on the top coat till you...
  12. Thread: Paint bubbles

    by bmarler
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    could be moisture in the air line too. do you use...

    could be moisture in the air line too. do you use a good desiccant filter?
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    i see. i got my adapters from you, i didn't know...

    i see. i got my adapters from you, i didn't know they only make adapters for their own guns.
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    i was thinking a trial kit like...

    i was thinking a trial kit like this:http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=ABS&Product_Code=DEVDPC654&Category_Code=

    that will let you try it without completely...
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    that honda actually looks pretty good in two-tone...

    that honda actually looks pretty good in two-tone paint! pretty sure wifey will appreciate it in one color though. keep us posted.
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    like len says, you invert the gun to bleed the...

    like len says, you invert the gun to bleed the air out of the cup. from then on you can spray in any orientation you like. the liner just collapses inside the frame as the paint goes away. it's...
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    rust mort is a similar product to picklex. ospho...

    rust mort is a similar product to picklex. ospho is too. they're all acid based and turn rust into iron phosphate (i think). just be sure you don't use a primer that contains acid after using any of...
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    that's a surprising amount of debris in that...

    that's a surprising amount of debris in that filter. glad you got it sorted out. like bobk i thought the problem was further downstream.
    i totally hear you about the bulk of the gun with the bulb...
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    i think bobk could be onto something with the...

    i think bobk could be onto something with the filter thing. (assuming you run an orange bulb on the gun) there could have been some residue in the dryer's plumbing that fouled that filter.
    i had...
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    you're probably on the right path. i don't think...

    you're probably on the right path. i don't think i'd be putting a lot of chemicals back there with no way to neutralize them, but i would be using something to stabilize the area. maybe something...
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    i bet you will tear into it when time allows. the...

    i bet you will tear into it when time allows. the previous work looks to be very good and you were right to be proud of it. this is just one of those things that happen with a daily driver.
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    i'm thoroughly impressed and very happy to have...

    i'm thoroughly impressed and very happy to have been proven wrong. you made that repair look like childs play, and thanks sharing the details with the rest of us. it's so helpful for folks that come...
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    it's pretty surprising how well filler can stick...

    it's pretty surprising how well filler can stick to a car if the metal prep is good. when i was much younger i sculpted an entire rear quarter panel of a '68 camaro out of filler. ridiculous to think...
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    filler can pop off like that if either the sand...

    filler can pop off like that if either the sand scratch wasn't coarse enough, or you didn't press the filler into the scratch well enough, or there was some contamination or something.
    make sure you...
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    i guess you could say i have a strong woodworking...

    i guess you could say i have a strong woodworking background as well. i build custom equipment and do consulting for several of the larger glu-lam beam, and a ton of smaller laminating and...
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    you're in a bit of a tough spot for sure. the...

    you're in a bit of a tough spot for sure. the only way to stop the rust is to get it all out. you know it's growing between those layers so if you don't open it up the best you'll do is slow it down....
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    just to be clear, i wasn't discounting your...

    just to be clear, i wasn't discounting your ability. i fully believe you can nail this type of repair once you do a few of them. i only thought that getting it perfect the first time out would be...
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    i expect the chance of an acceptable repair to be...

    i expect the chance of an acceptable repair to be close to zero. my standards (and yours) are pretty high though, and a bodyshop doing insurance work would probably see it differently.
    i think it's...
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    if you hit it with a white sealer before painting...

    if you hit it with a white sealer before painting it will hide faster, but i bet four coats will do it if you might be sanding it later.
    i know the paint gets harder with age, but i actually like to...
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    i love cherry, i think it will look great. coming...

    i love cherry, i think it will look great. coming from the family land is all the better. nice clamp collection btw.
  31. west system 105 is an amazing product and is...

    west system 105 is an amazing product and is another thing i always have on hand. there are a ton of fillers you can add to it to make great fairing compounds and a host of other compounds for fixing...
  32. bobs suggestion is a very good one and would be...

    bobs suggestion is a very good one and would be the method i would use. but if it's just not possible, look at a product called splash zone a788. ...
  33. Thread: Happy New Year

    by bmarler
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    thanks friend, appreciate the new years...

    thanks friend, appreciate the new years possibilities. 2021 may still have some trying times but 2020 set the bar pretty low.
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    dig the shop pics too, i'm jealous. like that old...

    dig the shop pics too, i'm jealous. like that old fridge by the bandsaw (i think it's a saw anyway, only seeing the one end). i used to have an old kelvinator i shot patterns on before painting till...
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    looking good buddy, like that color. those...

    looking good buddy, like that color. those fenders are huge aren't they?
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    i love the rebar stands. i keep rebar around too...

    i love the rebar stands. i keep rebar around too for the same purpose, it's cheap and fast to fab up. and if you need to lay something flat it only makes point contact so less paint transfer or...
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    that large of an area seems like a good candidate...

    that large of an area seems like a good candidate for slick sand or similar. after bringing up the worst lows with regular filler that would give you an even coat over the large area. in a hot...
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    you'll be happy with the performance of the...

    you'll be happy with the performance of the weldwood, it's what you will see in virtually every good upholstery shop. not sure if the hvlp will work as good as the older conventional style gun,...
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    no thinning. i use an old style siphon feed gun....

    no thinning. i use an old style siphon feed gun. any of the old guns we used for primer back in the day will do it. it works surprisingly well. wipe the tip with thinner every now and then to keep it...
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    so nice, i love that body style. i'm with ronf on...

    so nice, i love that body style. i'm with ronf on the kragers too, i think i put those on every car i had when i was a kid. i liked the kragers with knock offs and white letter radial t/a combo,...
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    this stuff is the best. lots of places to get it....

    this stuff is the best. lots of places to get it. maybe len sells it too, don't know....
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    if you have any imperfections after you get it...

    if you have any imperfections after you get it primed i'd just use a small amount of the gold filler to bring it up. then re prime. modern glazing putty is simply a more creamy version of regular...
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    i looked at the website to see how it's applied...

    i looked at the website to see how it's applied but they don't really say. i only saw pictures of it being applied with a foam block covered with some kind of cloth. surely this can't be the whole...
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    can those ceramics be used over imron style...

    can those ceramics be used over imron style paints? (polyester urethanes?) i have a boat i did about 15 years ago that looks pretty good still but i'd like to get a few more years out of it cause...
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    this kind of work is all about expectations. if...

    this kind of work is all about expectations. if you don't really expect professional results you can just play around with the products you have. maybe that's good enough, i just don't know what your...
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    your primer needs to be 2k as well. base can also...

    your primer needs to be 2k as well. base can also be 2k, it depends on what you use. if you have a bunch of stuff already applied that you think might not be good enough, blasting the rims is a...
  47. Thread: Fish Eyes

    by bmarler
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    you can shoot any good quality clear coat over...

    you can shoot any good quality clear coat over that. i'd wet sand with 1200, wipe and shoot. easy-peasy. use a known good quality clear, not the same stuff you already applied there.
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    i think i'd hit it with some kind of epoxy to...

    i think i'd hit it with some kind of epoxy to seal it after adhesion promoter. preferably something thin that needs no reducer. those coolers seem like they'd melt pretty easily.
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    i do that sometimes. if i'm painting something...

    i do that sometimes. if i'm painting something big and it's going to be a long time to get around it i'll use slower reducer.
    i never really found it necessary with acrylic enamel, that seemed to...
  50. Thread: Fish Eyes

    by bmarler
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    i suspect the underlaying scratches weren't fully...

    i suspect the underlaying scratches weren't fully removed during the sanding process, or possibly the paper wasn't softened long enough and the edges made some marks. i think i would have gone back...
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