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    i love how that welder came out. looks better...

    i love how that welder came out. looks better than new! those old m-g sets are so handy, when you need one nothing else will do.
    that restoration reminds me of the quincy phil restored a while back....
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    the onmi epoxy is more prone to fisheye than the...

    the onmi epoxy is more prone to fisheye than the dplf for sure. another reason why i use urethane sealer over it before base.
    nice job by the way, i bet you're pleased to get to this point with it....
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    feels like a hostage situation doesn't it? i hate...

    feels like a hostage situation doesn't it? i hate depending on others for anything, their priorities are never aligned with mine. can't blame them for it, business is business. please the masses and...
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    good deal. i must have misunderstood your issues....

    good deal. i must have misunderstood your issues. i thought it was a sort of fisheye type thing, not just the fuzzy finish.
    extra careful prep is always worth the time. after the paint is on nobody...
  5. good advice, that cutting the rod in half. stick...

    good advice, that cutting the rod in half. stick welding can and has been done on sheet metal but i wouldn't want to do it and i've been welding forever. one of my lancia cars has a lot of original...
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    Itís always good to have a dedicated hose for...

    Itís always good to have a dedicated hose for paint. Keeps it clean and dry. That Omni product can be sensitive to contamination for sure. Iíve not used it as a sealer though, only as a base for my...
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    I don't know if I'd go to base from there. I've...

    I don't know if I'd go to base from there. I've seen that Omni product do that before. It makes me nervous. I guess at least if the base isn't hardened you could stop if you see it having trouble.
  8. sheet steel can be welded with a stick, but like...

    sheet steel can be welded with a stick, but like has been said, it's difficult. a lap weld would be easier than a butt weld, and if you can get to the back side and put some copper sheet behind the...
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    nothing but new clean microfiber better touch...

    nothing but new clean microfiber better touch that thing! so glad you're having fun with it.
    pretty respectable dyno numbers too, btw.
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    wish i could help, but i haven't a clue what the...

    wish i could help, but i haven't a clue what the current cali rules are. look online for bodyshop suppliers in your area, they'll be able to tell you what's available. i'd stay with a good brand...
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    it's not difficult at all. some people just use...

    it's not difficult at all. some people just use straight urethane reducer, but i like the ppg sxa840. it's an aerosol can and works well.
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    it's a drop top falcon. i bet a quart would do...

    it's a drop top falcon. i bet a quart would do it. but you're right, he'll want to be right on the money from the get-go.
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    where do you guys get those boots? i wear...

    where do you guys get those boots? i wear sketchers shoes as they're the only ones that i can comfortably walk around in. i have arthritis and by the end of the day my feet are toast. boots would be...
  14. there are what they call one component modified...

    there are what they call one component modified epoxy paints. they require a certain amount of moisture in the air for full cure. personally, i wouldn't use them, especially on a severe duty...
  15. i'm with len, hit it with a da and 220. only take...

    i'm with len, hit it with a da and 220. only take a few hours. scotch brite isn't going to do it.
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    too bad you didn't think about using some...

    too bad you didn't think about using some blending solvent when the paint was fresh. it can help eliminate the halo effect you sometimes get where the new paint meets the old.
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    i've shot a ton of product through those hf guns....

    i've shot a ton of product through those hf guns. mostly primers, epoxy, or equipment enamels. it'll do just fine shooting reduced primer with the 1.4 tip. yes, you can dust on a little more primer...
  18. have you done a car that's been plastic blasted...

    have you done a car that's been plastic blasted before len? i have zero experience with that.
    after going through the trouble of blasting i wouldn't hesitate to take the time to sand before epoxy....
  19. obviously, fresh air systems are best when...

    obviously, fresh air systems are best when painting any catalyzed paint. all of the hardened paints contain iso's, not just imron. imron, however, is one of the more potent formulations. organic...
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    i hate those auto darkening hoods. i have one, a...

    i hate those auto darkening hoods. i have one, a nice one too, but i only use it if i need to do little pulse welds. i almost exclusively use an old school paper huntsman. it's super light and i...
  21. you didn't mention which spectracron series you...

    you didn't mention which spectracron series you used. there are a few different ones, all of them intended for industrial use. if i were using it, i'd use the recommended ppg color coat so you are...
  22. they'll both do the job, the cavity wax might be...

    they'll both do the job, the cavity wax might be easier to apply with the wand. if you have the cosmoline already, and have a way to shoot it into the cavity it'll work. i only use cosmoline on...
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    we must have been typing at the same time....

    we must have been typing at the same time. absolutely great advise as usual. i just feel like his break through areas in the first pics may need a little more product to block. maybe not though,...
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    if the primer you're using is able to be thinned...

    if the primer you're using is able to be thinned it might help it lay down smoother. i'd do a couple more coats. if it lays down nice it'll block out pretty quickly. those falcons have so many hard...
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    mixing on the substrate... why haven't i ever...

    mixing on the substrate... why haven't i ever thought of that? it makes so much sense for large batches. by the time your done mixing it's already been applied!
    am i the only one who didn't know...
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    that's a cool light ron, where'd you find it?...

    that's a cool light ron, where'd you find it? funny how much it helps to have extra light on something that's brilliantly lit when the arc is hot.
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    i'm not sure what that door edge looks like. if...

    i'm not sure what that door edge looks like. if it's thin, like sheet metal would be, it would certainly be prone to damage. if it's reasonably thick, building up the edge could work. i wouldn't use...
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    you're right about the pouch, it's awesome. why...

    you're right about the pouch, it's awesome. why didn't they think of that a long time ago?
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    i use icing too, and yes, it is a great product....

    i use icing too, and yes, it is a great product. i use the dolphin for certain things. if i need to do a large area the dolphin spreads out really well without over working the surface with a...
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    first post on this site and linking a product?...

    first post on this site and linking a product? i'm happy to discuss welding gear and whatnot, just seems a little off.
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    you might think about dolphin glaze for those...

    you might think about dolphin glaze for those pinholes. it looks like there's quite a few and dolphin glaze is very thin (runny) i find it fills pinholes pretty well. len might carry it as well.
    but...
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    don't early mustangs have that same cowl panel...

    don't early mustangs have that same cowl panel that's not removable? those guys probably have some ideas. there are some paint can wands that have a 360 degree spray tip, not a super atomizing job,...
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    with a whole gallon of paint in your possession...

    with a whole gallon of paint in your possession now, i wouldn't mix any more. in the event that you do, however, the paint code should get you close enough to do a spray out and adjust to fine tune....
  34. Thread: 66' true GTO

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    funny, i've had that same conversation with...

    funny, i've had that same conversation with myself. so lucky to have lived through that era of automotive history. even though they were just "used cars" we realized they were something special. so...
  35. that's a good tip. i haven't used those brushes...

    that's a good tip. i haven't used those brushes before, will be adding one to my toolbox.
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    those little air powered shakers are worth every...

    those little air powered shakers are worth every penny. i use the crap out of mine, and it's shaken up some extremely heavy cans of paint. you wouldn't believe how heavy the copper based bottom...
  37. Thread: 66' true GTO

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    triple black, good choice. my other favorite...

    triple black, good choice. my other favorite would be a midnight blue/black. i love the darkest midnight blue on certain cars. never been a fan of gold either. thanks for starting a thread on it,...
  38. len is absolutely correct, you can clear over it...

    len is absolutely correct, you can clear over it if you prep it good. you might find you'll be "chasing the bad spot" though. once the hood has new clear you may want to do more. i'd try some...
  39. Thread: 66' true GTO

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    nice! i love early gto's. i ran one of those...

    nice! i love early gto's. i ran one of those m22's in my old '67 camaro ss/rs 396. that was a hoot for sure. that's one i should have never let go of. i had a '69 gto back in the day too, that dark...
  40. 3000 scratch should buff out using a wool pad,...

    3000 scratch should buff out using a wool pad, even on 25 year old clear. in fact 3000 should not need much at all to come up to shine. did you pick up some of those little pigtails that cut deep or...
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    how many chips are we talking about? my wife has...

    how many chips are we talking about? my wife has a 2012 vw jetta. made in mexico. i swear, it's the thinnest paint i've ever seen. it was chipped the day we picked it up, and in the 150k miles we've...
  42. Thread: Heat Lamps

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    damned if you do and damned if you don't huh? did...

    damned if you do and damned if you don't huh? did you try an infra-red temp gun?
    funny, not all things work the same for everyone.
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    i'm familiar with that product. they make good...

    i'm familiar with that product. they make good stuff. i've always thinned my spar varnishes with penetrol. in fact, i use straight penetrol for the first pass and let it soak in. second pass thinned...
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    when i read your post i kind of quickly scanned...

    when i read your post i kind of quickly scanned over the text. it gave me the impression that the reason your shop couldn't operate without the lamp is because of the price increase...had to chuckle...
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    where's baubau? he uses waterbourne all the time.

    where's baubau? he uses waterbourne all the time.
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    using a cotton rag is an old school way of...

    using a cotton rag is an old school way of applying finishes to wood furniture. it works really well for not leaving too much product in one coat, and won't leave brush marks. i apply stains and oils...
  47. I bet thereís rust through under that glass. I...

    I bet thereís rust through under that glass. I had a windshield seal fail like that and the leaks traveled an amazing distance before they made a puddle anywhere.
    Iíd pull that glass and fix it...
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    I use lengths of electrical wire to hold my...

    I use lengths of electrical wire to hold my rubber away, it comes in all kinds of diameters and is lint free.
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    I knew what is was right away. Itís marine after...

    I knew what is was right away. Itís marine after all. Looks good in there though, whereís the vent located?
    The wood looks really nice marten, what brand of finish is it? I like the level of gloss...
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    and to add to what len said, if you can't find...

    and to add to what len said, if you can't find someone to load an aerosol can with the color you need, get a preval sprayer. then you can use regular base coat and top it with spray max clear.
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