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    If you do need to remove them, cut a "X" across...

    If you do need to remove them, cut a "X" across the head with a cutoff wheel. Then knock the head off with your air chisel, and push it out.
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    Which suregrip did you use? I like to grab a...

    Which suregrip did you use? I like to grab a rebuildable out of the older 742 case...
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    I paid $60 for one with free shipping (3M 3M...

    I paid $60 for one with free shipping (3M 3M 0857) in July, from eBay. I've seen someone on youtube actually use JBWeld as a substitute, not sure I'd do that -but if it works, its pretty cost...
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    Smells a little different? Interesting... You...

    Smells a little different? Interesting... You didn't have covid between your omin/shopline experience, have you??? :-)
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    Probably best to call PPG, you don't want to...

    Probably best to call PPG, you don't want to degrade crosslink.
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    For PPG, you can mix different color epoxy...

    For PPG, you can mix different color epoxy primers together to get a different color... or tint your sealer. Going to be more $ to get it to match.
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    I always weld things up... but I guess if I...

    I always weld things up... but I guess if I couldn't do that, I'd be tempted to 95% fill them with jbweld epoxy (or equivalent) and then filler to finalize.
  8. the manual isn't much help, is it?

    I think that gun says 20-70 psi for input. I use that gun as a throw away; only use it for painting chassis saver (like POR15) on underside of vehicles and trailers. If that material dries out in...
  9. Thread: Compressor size

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    The DA typically gobbles alot of air, you should...

    The DA typically gobbles alot of air, you should game out how long you're typically running it and then use the rated cfm to come up with how much air you're going to need. A larger tank can...
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    Just using the Tig torch works well, I think...

    Just using the Tig torch works well, I think better than the shrinker tip setup on the stud gun. I have the shrinking disc (9 inch), stud gun with shrinker tip, and a DC tig. I haven't really...
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    I've always used PPG. Used to go high line, but...

    I've always used PPG. Used to go high line, but for the last 10+ years I've only used omni and shopline single stage urethane and mostly epoxy primers. I can't tell a difference in the epoxy...
  12. Flat finish isn't as much a function of the gun...

    Flat finish isn't as much a function of the gun as it is becoming an expert on managing the variables.... air input, distance from surface, speed, etc. The better guns tend to atomize well at lower...
  13. I agree, great way to recoup the space if you...

    I agree, great way to recoup the space if you only need that booth occasionally. Len, you can't see those pics? Try refreshing the screen, I've noticed that pics don't show up sometimes with...
  14. I'm not expert on old GMs, but some manufacturers...

    I'm not expert on old GMs, but some manufacturers have a texture on their interior finishes. If you're looking to get original, take notes on how it looks before you sand so you can replicate the...
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    I grabbed this 3m 08571 from eBay, offered $60...

    I grabbed this 3m 08571 from eBay, offered $60 with free shipping.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/165492571542
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    I've got rockers, cab corners, and wheel houses...

    I've got rockers, cab corners, and wheel houses to do. Either I prep an entire side and use one tip a side, or I just buy more tips... probably best to buy more tips.
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    I used that gun to spray chassis saver outside,...

    I used that gun to spray chassis saver outside, but I use the disposable cup system that allows you to spray with that gun upside down. I'd say for painting - for all the products I've bought over...
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    3M videos on bonding with and w/o welding

    Bonding only:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgYHtivN96c&list=WL&index=2&t=9s

    Bonding plus welding... using a spot welder:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdba0ThMa-U&list=WL&index=1
  19. I was curious enough that I had to look this...

    I was curious enough that I had to look this up... Here is a portion at the top of the latest tech sheet for JPBX.

    This updated TDS is intended for revised JBPX formulas (which contain J179). If...
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    prime day sale on 3m 08115 and 08116

    About $10 off... Amazon Prime Day sale:

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000PEW4MI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  21. which hardener?

    JH7870 or JH7880 ? I'd use slow in those temps...

    Found a uk ppg link, weird its not in the us site (or google isn't showing me)

    https://uk.ppgrefinish.com/en/paint-defects/solvent-popping/
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    If you can get to both sides, hammer and dolly...

    If you can get to both sides, hammer and dolly should do the job. Are those still holes with filler in them, or are they metal patched?
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    Usually red. Here is what I used last...

    Usually red. Here is what I used last...
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    brake caliper paint

    Tried duplicolor on the caliper adapters. Held up well, except rusted where its close to the steering knuckle. Didn't notice until I removed them to change out the hubs. Wondering if there is...
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    Yeah I've done that. I just unhook the wire...

    Yeah I've done that. I just unhook the wire drive on my welder, pull off the gun nozzle, and blow c25 into the can. Mainly I do it to my hardeners, and the chassis saver can. On those rust...
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    Here are the initial settings on my hobart 190,...

    Here are the initial settings on my hobart 190, will give you an idea of what wire sizes are recommended for thickness.... but you just tend to use less wire speed with heavier wire.33390
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    I've never seen one that punches holes that...

    I've never seen one that punches holes that small. They can be had up to 5/16 hole. I've had mine for a long time, I don't remember the size - but its not 5/16, probably about 3/16. I find that...
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    There probably isn't any one right way to do...

    There probably isn't any one right way to do these, but here is how I go about it.

    On the bottom of a rocker patch panel:
    I usually air punch (pictured) the holes, a little closer than factory....
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    Splatter isn't the only difference. C25 wets out...

    Splatter isn't the only difference. C25 wets out better and has narrower penetration - which likely does imitation spot welds easier than C100 when you want a small flatter bead. I use c25 for...
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    That link didn't work, but I hacked the URL ......

    That link didn't work, but I hacked the URL ... here is the right link to send people:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y5_yKHwFIA

    BTW, Jason Alden's music is copyrighted - your video will...
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    can't see the video, maybe upload to youtube?

    can't see the video, maybe upload to youtube?
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    You could get a new needle/nozzle... somewhat a...

    You could get a new needle/nozzle... somewhat a risk I guess, have to figure out the cost of parts vs gun to understand what the reward would be.
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    [QUOTE=Patrick_;452456]....Now, the only question...

    [QUOTE=Patrick_;452456]....Now, the only question I have is that I am trying to sand the old finish, but it keeps loading my paper after only a couple swipes... /QUOTE]

    I'd let it bake in the sun...
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    I guess I assumed you removed the nozzle, but did...

    I guess I assumed you removed the nozzle, but did you? Typically just screws off with the help of a wrench. If you haven't, I'd pull it and look at that from the inside.

    B. Top-heavy pattern...
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    Well those screen shots suck.... Here is one of...

    Well those screen shots suck.... Here is one of the garage ones blown up. I scrolled the humidity chart left to see what was going on there (not aligned to today) ... Not sure what caused the dip...
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    Seems you're already well covered already as far...

    Seems you're already well covered already as far as your compressed air system goes, but I'd still put a 5 micron where you tap off just to make sure - they're not expensive. Generally AC will...
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    Where in TX would be relevant to those with...

    Where in TX would be relevant to those with experience down there. I just checked the humidity in Houston TX, its the same as it is where I am. You won't have too much problem with flash for a few...
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    I'm surprised the tech line people deviated from...

    I'm surprised the tech line people deviated from the tech sheet. Typically enamel tech say thinning results in low shine and less durable end product.

    Looked up my notes on enamel for indoor...
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    Thanks Len, I'll look into that !

    Thanks Len, I'll look into that !
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    I just looked at the tech sheet for P2, printed...

    I just looked at the tech sheet for P2, printed in bold letters "DO NOT THIN", clean up is mineral spirits. They also only recommend airless sprayers,fluid Pressure: 1,500 3,000 PSI; Tip: .011 ...
  41. I can get good cover with ppg shopline Ss in 2...

    I can get good cover with ppg shopline Ss in 2 coats. If I'm going to sand, 1 more. Basecoat takes 2 coats to cover, then cc is 2, and if I'm going to sand I'll put 3 on it. I used to buy the...
  42. BC/CC is more labor and material cost. And given...

    BC/CC is more labor and material cost. And given the extra coats, more opportunity to get trash in the job, a consideration for those w/o a paint booth. You can tack off your base before you CC,...
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    Its an investment for sure, the applicator gun is...

    Its an investment for sure, the applicator gun is about $70 on its own and $50 for a small amount of adhesive. I like that 3M has some protection against squishing too tight that it defeats the...
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    An alternative is use something like picklex to...

    An alternative is use something like picklex to protect against rust while you work the rest of the panel. Its much quicker to spray and wipe, than mix/spray/clean up... when you finish the panel,...
  45. Absolutely we all wish Len well !

    Absolutely we all wish Len well !
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    What happens to the glue when you heat it up with...

    What happens to the glue when you heat it up with the spot weld?
  47. Thread: Stripping paint

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    Assume you're using psa, I've replaced the...

    Assume you're using psa, I've replaced the backing pad on my old IR DA - seemed to work alot better. It was probably 25+ years old, so was probably well past time.
  48. Thread: Stripping paint

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    Harborfreight sent me 2 emails today, one with a...

    Harborfreight sent me 2 emails today, one with a 15% off Bauer tools coupon and the other with a $15 off any purchase (HF credit card deal).

    I guess procrastination paid off this time, its now...
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    dodge ram bed side repair - bonding vs welding

    So I have this dodge bed side to repair. I have new outer wheelhouse and new skin patch. Thinking maybe bond the patch to the house, instead of plug welding it with the mig. What products work...
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    Thanks for the pics, the metal looks pristine on...

    Thanks for the pics, the metal looks pristine on that 66 !
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