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    Great story!

    Great story!
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    In 1939 Dodge started producing 4x4 trucks for...

    In 1939 Dodge started producing 4x4 trucks for the Militaryand were referred to by Dodge as VC or VF models. . At first they were 1 1/2 tons and were nicknamed "Burma Road" trucks. Lots went...
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    I grew up being into street rods and 4x4's so...

    I grew up being into street rods and 4x4's so this was my blend of the 2 interests. As you said, to have a guy like that acknowledge your effort means the world to me. When he walked away, he shook...
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    First off I have very little experience in...

    First off I have very little experience in dealing with a repair. I had a flaw at the top of the fender from when I first did it. Basically a dirt spec on the sealer primer ans when I cut and...
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    I saw it on the sheet and that is what puzzled me...

    I saw it on the sheet and that is what puzzled me when he said NEVER do it. I did not do it when I first sprayed mine. Doing a repaint on one rear fender and I had hand blocked off 7 coats till I...
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    My supplier says to never use any hardener in the...

    My supplier says to never use any hardener in the base. I asked him I heard some do because if you respray it can get underneath and lift. He said spray K36 over it to seal. Don't quite understand...
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    I did it once, that was enough. LOL

    I did it once, that was enough. LOL
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    Did your primer go on smooth or was it really...

    Did your primer go on smooth or was it really rough as well? Lots of times when a gun is semi plugged it will not allow enough paint to come out and will do what I call "dry spray". Meaning, you can...
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    Yes. I too added the hardener to it. Actually...

    Yes. I too added the hardener to it. Actually rolled the paint on the cab and cut and buffed it as an experiment. It can be done but lots of work. I ended up spraying the doors, hood and fenders with...
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    No kidding. If PPG is having problems making...

    No kidding. If PPG is having problems making money, their management needs to find another job. I did a wood hauling truck last year and really didn't care about the quality of the paint. It will be...
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    I asked what a gallon of DBC Viper Red was now....

    I asked what a gallon of DBC Viper Red was now. He said shop rate would be $1780.00.
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    Times they are a changing......

    Went to my local PPG paint supplier and was told some pretty disheartening things. They are doing away with selling Pints of catalyst. You have to buy a quart. With their primers, they will stop...
  13. The guys at my Paint supplier told me to shoot...

    The guys at my Paint supplier told me to shoot and epoxy primer and go straight to a top coat. They said double the reeducer for a flex agent. Don't know how that works but it did. I have 12 years...
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    It really depends on how far you want to take it....

    It really depends on how far you want to take it. It's a lot of work to take them out and regain the orginal strength as several factors come into play. I did it to mine as I did not want any rust...
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    Thanks for the advice. I may just block it till I...

    Thanks for the advice. I may just block it till I start ghosting to the epoxy as you say. Not that big of an area and most of it is flat. It's got over 24,500 miles on it since completion and this is...
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    3581 miles driven this year to 34 shows. Truck...

    3581 miles driven this year to 34 shows. Truck received 17 Best of shows and not all of those I attended even had one. Pretty good for a 12 year old build. lol
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    Thanks Len. Appreciate all the help and advice...

    Thanks Len. Appreciate all the help and advice over the years.
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    Need some advice on repaint

    Got a couple of rather large rock chips in one of my rear fenders. Tried to touch up my normal way but just too big and even with original paint, it shows bad. I had one flaw from when I originally...
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    Thought I'd check in as I noticed this thread...

    Thought I'd check in as I noticed this thread just passed over 100,000 views. Pretty crazy to think so many have seen it now. Still enjoying the truck and hitting shows when I can. Put over 24,000...
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    Here you go. ...

    Here you go. https://www.wikizero.com/en/Kaiser_Jeep_M715
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    Thank you sir.

    Thank you sir.
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    Thanks Len. I'll probably not shoot primer on the...

    Thanks Len. I'll probably not shoot primer on the Inside and non showing surfaces and jambs so for that is it best to scuff with 600 grit plus or just use scotchbrite?
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    That's what happens when the owner is the builder...

    That's what happens when the owner is the builder and he is nuts. LOL
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    Thanks Len, I took the labels off when I got them...

    Thanks Len, I took the labels off when I got them over a year ago but I remember they were GM certified replacements. I just rubbed some Acetone on one for quite a bit and it didn't phase it, nothing...
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    Been there done that but I wasn't that quick. LOL...

    Been there done that but I wasn't that quick. LOL

    https://photos.imageevent.com/kevininohio/cab/large/IMG_0483.JPG

    https://photos.imageevent.com/kevininohio/cab/large/IMG_0482.JPG

    I wondered...
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    New Panel prep

    Currently working on a truck that I plan on keeping and using for projects. It will be taken care of but have a question about panel prep. It's a squarebody Chevy and I bought 2 new drs for it which...
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    Military trucks are always fun to work on. LOL

    Military trucks are always fun to work on. LOL
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    Here is a link to a video he sent me. ...

    Here is a link to a video he sent me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD06v5_Abwg&fbclid=IwAR3NspCpTPv18BsA_0fk5Y6zT1rJvKny4h2m0HYGqUkqGvfPe4D7VcN2EHE

    How could one ever dream that...
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    https://photos.imageevent.com/kevininohio/stuff/la...

    https://photos.imageevent.com/kevininohio/stuff/large/__139.jpg

    https://photos.imageevent.com/kevininohio/stuff/large/__141.jpg

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    It was mentioned earlier how doing something can...

    It was mentioned earlier how doing something can inspire people to do their own project and here is a testament to that. I was contact by someone in Australia who saw the truck and decided to make a...
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    Thanks Len and Henry. Your kind words mean a lot...

    Thanks Len and Henry. Your kind words mean a lot to me. Just love seeing peoples reaction and the smiles it brings where ever it goes. Thumbs up, horn toots and such just make the day better. I never...
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    Still shining nice after 11 years. These pics...

    Still shining nice after 11 years. These pics were taken a 2 different shows this weekend. I have never waxed the truck and has only ever been bucket washed with just water.
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    This is what can be accomplished with using...

    This is what can be accomplished with using tools, products and information gleaned from this site. Stick with it and you'll get there.
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    Thanks Henry. I learned a lot from members of...

    Thanks Henry. I learned a lot from members of this forum and from Len. Really appreciate great information on this site and did a lot of searching the archives. Just shows that a guy in his garage...
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    I'm sure they looked long and hard to find an...

    I'm sure they looked long and hard to find an "expert" that could do it too!
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    Shaking my head on this one.

    Sometimes you just have to wonder about a marketing team. In this video promoting their restomod trucks, check out what is said at 1:15 about their paint jobs.
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    Not a lot of belt contact on the PS pump. You may...

    Not a lot of belt contact on the PS pump. You may have a squealer.
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    Thanks Len.

    Thanks Len.
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    Thanks Henry.

    Thanks Henry.
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    Sure finish still available?

    Used it on my truck and ordered a another a while back. Buddy wants to do his and was going to have him order one but can't find it in the store. If not available what is another product that is...
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    That is exactly what I try to stress to people....

    That is exactly what I try to stress to people. At most shows I get the "crusties" as I call them, who ask if I bought it that way, trailered it there, did ANY of the work, etc. Once they find out...
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    As a "graduate" of this forum I will offer this....

    As a "graduate" of this forum I will offer this. The price of a decent gun is well worth the investment. The costs of paints is high and if something is so rough you have to sand through half of it...
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    It's nice but I think I'll keep mine. LOL The...

    It's nice but I think I'll keep mine. LOL The glued in Windshield makes it give up one of the things I like about them, The opening windshield.
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    Depending on the size, I had good results with...

    Depending on the size, I had good results with ear plug type foam or bigger O ring rubber on small stuff. Just razor blade nearly flush. Louvers are the worst from my limited experience. LOL
  45. That's the door mount for the cab spinner. I...

    That's the door mount for the cab spinner. I modified the one I made for the Dodge cabs as I had so much work to do on this. They had replaced the outer rockers recently but nothing else. I had to do...
  46. Got the Trizact discs from Len and finished...

    Got the Trizact discs from Len and finished sanding out the backside. Hit everything with the disc and it does make a world of difference. Plenty of flaws for sure doing it with a brush, but it is...
  47. I called and you said phone issues and then we...

    I called and you said phone issues and then we got cut off. let me know when it's up again and I'll call back. Thanks. Email sent back. Thanks Len.
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    If you sell them individually, I will order 3. Let me know and I'll call Monday.
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    As others said, 400 is pushing it and not worth...

    As others said, 400 is pushing it and not worth the risk. Even with clear coat, it will show through even if you Block the clear completely flat. Something else that happens is those bigger scratches...
  50. I looked and it has been about 12 years. Had a...

    I looked and it has been about 12 years. Had a test piece left from the earlier truck project that I used to practice spray and buff. It was all PPG high end. products The trizact lasted the same on...
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