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  1. Thread: Cut and buff day

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    S-C Fender did get completely finished today.

    S-C

    Fender did get completely finished today.
  2. Thread: Cut and buff day

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    S-C, This is drivers side front. The fender I...

    S-C,

    This is drivers side front. The fender I ran into a problem with and had to blend was front passenger side. On that occasion I learned a lot about blending tri coat and hope I don't have to...
  3. Thread: Cut and buff day

    by Ronf
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    Cut and buff day

    Finally got all my car buddies projects out of the shop and finishing up LAST fender on my build. I love cut and buff day as it brings a conclusion to the work. While this is just a fender it is one...
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    As usual Lens advice is dead on (no surprize). I...

    As usual Lens advice is dead on (no surprize). I can only add the following. You have a classic car and maybe need to plan for future restoration of your Dart. You might consider taking this time to...
  5. Thread: what to do

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    Great job

    Marten,

    Sorry I meant to say your work is first class. I love builders who are very particular on the finer aspects and attention to detail on their project. You will find many builders here who...
  6. Thread: Pinhole

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    What a great idea, gotta try that sometime.Thanks...

    What a great idea, gotta try that sometime.Thanks for this great tip
  7. Thread: what to do

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    I think Len sees the same thing I do, some spot...

    I think Len sees the same thing I do, some spot welds show areas where holes are not completely welded and may retain water. If I am wrong in this assessment just prime and paint. If you do have...
  8. I normally paint within 48 hours after final...

    I normally paint within 48 hours after final sand. If I go longer I wrap and cover it well as to keep contaminants out and shop environment from leeching over into booth. Tommie.b has it right, clean...
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    henry, I will take this as a compliment! I...

    henry,

    I will take this as a compliment! I haven't been 40 for more than 2-1/2 decades...lol. Just don't tell my body I'm that old or it may start hurting me!
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    bmarler, My first thought when I read...

    bmarler,

    My first thought when I read gasoline was WOW! But I too thought back to my early years and some of the crazy products or procedures we used backed then. In the 70's I started as a...
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    SC, Now that you bring it up I do...

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    SC,

    Now that you bring it up I do remember that thread. However I think his was application error as he had some tremendous lifting, while I only had a few air bubbles or fish eyes on...
  12. Absolutely agree. Many times, as you well know,...

    Absolutely agree. Many times, as you well know, we have to think outside the box on some of the unconventional repairs. As they say "where there is a will there is a way", it is what makes this...
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    Update, friend of mine brought by some Eastwood...

    Update, friend of mine brought by some Eastwood W&G remover, problem cleared right up on test panel. Hood came out perfect. Curious if anyone has had problems with different W&G removers for final...
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    Wax and Grease remover

    I ran out of my normal PPG SX320 W&G remover and picked up a qt of Custom Shop Series KW901 locally for final wipe until my jobber can resupply my normal product. Now I'm getting what appears to be...
  15. Thread: what to do

    by Ronf
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    Len, I've never used the Upol weld through...

    Len,

    I've never used the Upol weld through primer, does it splatter when welding if not grinded back? I have been using SEM product and it has a lot of splatter.
  16. One other thought comes to mind that may be of...

    One other thought comes to mind that may be of use is a bridge puller kit in which you hot glue on a pulling post. I picked up one of these 7 or 8 years ago at a Good Guys car show but have never...
  17. Thread: what to do

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    Exact way I do as well. should have followed up...

    Exact way I do as well. should have followed up with primer, Thanks Marler!
  18. Thread: what to do

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    I would use the weld through primer, just be sure...

    I would use the weld through primer, just be sure and grind back about Nickle to quarter size around hole else it will splatter like crazy. I use a lot of weld through primer and this is one of the...
  19. I would make up the J hooks and practice tacking...

    I would make up the J hooks and practice tacking them onto like gauge sheet metal with mig using .23 wire until you can confidently adhere them without blowing through. Start your stinger on the J...
  20. Since you are on a budget I'm guessing a stud gun...

    Since you are on a budget I'm guessing a stud gun is out of the question. I think trying to mig weld on that sheet metal is probably going to give you more grieve. I would consider making up several...
  21. Thread: Door Edge Repair?

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    henry, All is good my friend and I absolutely...

    henry,

    All is good my friend and I absolutely understand where you're coming from. I know I have a tendency too over post detailed information and from time to time ask too much from an OP. It's...
  22. Thread: airbag deployed?

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    No, that air bag has never been deployed. Air bag...

    No, that air bag has never been deployed. Air bag deployment requires a factory certified pre packed unit, not something you can just cram back in a hole. I suspect somebody got curious and lifted...
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    henry, I believe it was the exact same item...

    henry,

    I believe it was the exact same item as you posted, I just wanted him to see the wedged cone sleeve that goes in first in case he didn't catch it on your posted vid.
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    I installed several anchor pots in my last shop...

    I installed several anchor pots in my last shop for my CNC and 4 post lift. The 4" anchor pots I installed pretty much worked off the same principle as a concrete wedge anchor (see pic).


    While...
  25. Thread: Door Edge Repair?

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    henry, I humbly bow to your experience as I...

    henry,

    I humbly bow to your experience as I just don't use rattle cans other than adhesives and a few minor incidentals. My line of thinking was a rattle can nozzle pattern for bc/cc (in which I...
  26. Thread: Door Edge Repair?

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    This is all great advice. A door is a large panel...

    This is all great advice. A door is a large panel with a lot of show and depending on a rattle can nozzle for uniform coverage, when compared to a professional gun result is just not something I...
  27. Thread: Door Edge Repair?

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    I know several members here have used a good 2k...

    I know several members here have used a good 2k rattle can primer with success. Personally I rarely use rattle can anything so can't comment. In order to make sure you have good uniform color match I...
  28. Thread: Door Edge Repair?

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    Yes PXR is the paint code on Dodge Ram trucks for...

    Yes PXR is the paint code on Dodge Ram trucks for Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl. Dodge first introduced the PXR paint scheme in 2003 and was used on various vehicles and is still in use as of 2021. I...
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    From my library dated back 01/2020 and the way I...

    From my library dated back 01/2020 and the way I shoot Optex; Per TDS on Optex Super build 4:1,

    Optex Super Build 4:1 is a two-component hybrid polyester epoxy primer
    surfacer with a...
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    Yes, it MUST be epoxy primered prior to shooting...

    Yes, it MUST be epoxy primered prior to shooting the Evercoat G2 FF over aluminum or it will lift. A 2.2 tip is perfect for this application WITHOUT the 10% acetone reduction (I would still reduce...
  31. It certainly wouldn't have hurt to apply adhesion...

    It certainly wouldn't have hurt to apply adhesion promoter depending on what the cover is made from. I believe using an Adhesive promoter along with a flex agent as Len suggests would have kept this...
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    Let's break down your info; "PS the spray gun...

    Let's break down your info;

    "PS the spray gun was a 1.5-0.8mm." This is not how spray guns work. Guns work off of specific tip sizes for example; for primers I use a dedicated 1.5 to 1.8...
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    What brand and product line of BC are you...

    What brand and product line of BC are you shooting? You are shooting a 2 stage metallic correct? Even SS stage paints I shoot require anywhere from 4:1:1 to 8:1:1 depending on product and brand....
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    You state for bc "this was straight from the tin...

    You state for bc "this was straight from the tin and nothing else" what does your TDS call for? Most of the bc's I shoot are 1:1, this is where it went south. I don't know of a 2 stage bc that can be...
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    bmarler, Your PPG SXA840 (or the SX840)...

    bmarler,

    Your PPG SXA840 (or the SX840) blender is a great product and my go to for short blends such as the OP has. Lately I have tried the SprayMax 3680093 with good results for both SS and CC....
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    BTW, I would follow Lens advise for SS as any...

    BTW, I would follow Lens advise for SS as any edges on the sanded surface will show through after painting. If you are absolutely confident this is properly feathered then you can omit that step,...
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    Len and bmarler gave you all the info you need....

    Len and bmarler gave you all the info you need. To throw in my 2 cents, I usually deal with 80+ year old rust. While on occasion I use the Picklex which is a superb product, I normally use my spot...
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    Just remember every time you shoot a coat, the...

    Just remember every time you shoot a coat, the next coat has to extend beyond previous coat even if it is a minimum amount.
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    Personally I would pull the entire front cover,...

    Personally I would pull the entire front cover, prep and re-paint. However, you can do something like this...
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    Len

    BTW, I'm thinking backside of qt panels and floor pans
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    Len, Last night I hit one 8X8 small test...

    Len,

    Last night I hit one 8X8 small test panel with Picklex, after running through bead roller for lapping edges, for a weld test. With your latest reply I'm going to arrange a few more test...
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    Picklex and welding

    What are you trying to tell me,..lol? Acts as a weld through primer maybe? You just left me out there hanging didn't you? I bow to your experience, now give me the info.

    "PS. Before welding coat...
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    LOen

    Len,

    I have been using Zero Rust on frames/chassis and underside of floor pans every since you put me onto this product a few years back (replaced POR15) with great results. However, I'm curious...
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    bmarler gives best advice. I don't store any...

    bmarler gives best advice. I don't store any parts long term with any amount of rust, period. I will store cleaned up raw sheet metal in either Picklex or epoxy primer long term. Rust is a cancer...
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    Your going to find this procedure will depend on...

    Your going to find this procedure will depend on who is answering as there are several ways to store a part. While an active collision shop may store it one way, those of us who are not time critical...
  46. Thread: Peeling Clear ?

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    I personally only flow coat when I have screwed...

    I personally only flow coat when I have screwed up the clear (thankfully not often). If you apply enough clear you shouldn't need to flow coat.

    My procedure for this repair would be

    1. Sand...
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    I don't think time is much of an issue but just...

    I don't think time is much of an issue but just as bmarler stated you need to keep work covered. Some time back I bought 1 or 2 dozen cheap bed sheets from Amazon to cover cars for extended care. I...
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    S-C, Honestly my friend it is not really that...

    S-C,

    Honestly my friend it is not really that big of deal in the scheme of things. I just wished the insurance company would have made a decent effort at a correct appraisal. I have lined up a...
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    I just got an appointment for Tuesday, September...

    I just got an appointment for Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM as a first available date, that's how far behind this hail hail damage claim is.
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    bmarler, henry, style and Len First let me...

    bmarler, henry, style and Len

    First let me say I am not opposed to PDR work as I believe they have their place in this particular environment. However, not every P&B PDR repair tech will be as...
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