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    If we were doing it and the dents were very minor...

    If we were doing it and the dents were very minor we would scuff the spots with a little 80 grit then fill the low spots with some good body filler pressing it into the scratches then blocking it...
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    ALSO....

    A plastic bumper tends to get a static charge as you spray so be sure to blow off your cloths and dampen the floor because any dust in the area will be pulled into the wet paint by the static charge.
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    Yes the drying and sanding with 1200 should work...

    Yes the drying and sanding with 1200 should work then, first, blow it off, wipe it with grease and wax remover but don't allow the GWR to stay wet on the surface just put it on then wipe it off. Mix...
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    If we use a rotary we use a Makita but if you...

    If we use a rotary we use a Makita but if you don't want to spend that much we now carry a High Teck polisher.


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    I don't use a wet sander so I don't know how it...

    I don't use a wet sander so I don't know how it effects the outcome. I can tell you one thing wet does is that you can't see the progress until you either wipe or squeegee the water off the surface....
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    If it came into our shop I would probably do one...

    If it came into our shop I would probably do one of two things....

    1. Use my sander/polisher to strip it down to the metal using 80 grit paper then prime, sand and paint it.

    2. Use my orbital...
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    When they first removed lead from automotive...

    When they first removed lead from automotive paint there were problems with coverage. I noticed this problem mainly in yellow colors but the manufacturers seemed to get it figured out since the...
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    The Dabbers have a fuzzy tip that can hold more...

    The Dabbers have a fuzzy tip that can hold more paint when needed.
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    Wet Sandpaper Bargain

    Here is another way to save on repairs....

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    Yes, after grinding I'd epoxy prime and paint. ...

    Yes, after grinding I'd epoxy prime and paint. If the area is exposed you might want to fill using some fiberglass filler and use a seam sealer on the other side.
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    Depending on the paint sometimes you can touch it...

    Depending on the paint sometimes you can touch it up with a small drop of color or clear then sand it lightly and polish it. I use these Dabbers to do a lot of small touch up jobs.

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    New Product At Bargain Prices

    We just started using this sandpaper and found it to work great and the price can't be beat. So far we are only selling the one below because we are using it in our shop but we'll be adding other...
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    I'll bet I've used a dozen different brands of...

    I'll bet I've used a dozen different brands of G&W removers with no problems other than dry times. I prefer removers that don't dry too slow or too fast. Some people make the mistake of using...
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    I've noticed that it can spatter a little but it...

    I've noticed that it can spatter a little but it hasn't been a problem. I don't think I've ever used my MIG where it didn't spatter.
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    The way it's straightened will normally depend on...

    The way it's straightened will normally depend on the tools you have on hand. I would probably use something to get behind or attach to the metal then pull it back using a Come-A-Long with a hook...
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    I agree that weld-thru primer is the way to go...

    I agree that weld-thru primer is the way to go but there's a big difference in products.


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    This is the best I've found so far.
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    It's got to last longer than the Ford's steel...

    It's got to last longer than the Ford's steel beds and cabs. I can't believe how fast they rot out.
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