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  1. Gray Suff Pad

    I would use a New clean gray suff pad before your base coat. I have read that some primers will "Heal back up" after 24 Hrs of sitting and should be sanded.
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    Clean Up

    Len how is the Wizards compound clean up afterwards?
  3. Test Panel

    Why not try a clean test panel or 2 and see what the out come is?
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    Oh No

    Is your truck on the shop insurance or just personal ? Some co's will not let the shop profit doing their own repairs and if they total will only want to pay out a low wholesale...
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    I would hand block to bare fiberglass with 150...

    I would hand block to bare fiberglass with 150 grit or close but careful then treat it like you did the body. Such a nice car do it right.
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    WOW

    Very Nice Great Job pretty wagon
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    Funny Baubau

    Funny Baubau
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    The Wife Will Know

    The wife will know Ha ha I also have a washing machine in the shop. Also a stiff brush and a few drops of laundry cleaner , just rinse out good hang up to dry also do my foam pads this way.
  9. Thread: KIRKER CLEARS

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    Wrong Title

    Sorry should have said " Have Not " Have not used there clear................packaged for Eastwood ???
  10. Thread: KIRKER CLEARS

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    I would Not

    What are you painting? Tell us more about your project
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    All Wet

    I use both Gerson and Detro and dont see this? Maybe try to take out of package compelety open tack rag and hang it up for a few hours or 1/2 a day then gently fold it together and see what you got....
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    OK

    Just asking and hope near PA as I know of a guy who could fix the lid for you.He is the best metal man ever. Like Ronf said cut the inner brace away but you need the skills to do this.
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    Deck Lid

    Jsand where are you located ( what state)
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    Marten your work is OUTSTANDING !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Marten your work is OUTSTANDING !!!!!!!!!!!!
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    YEP

    Same here I use a Mini buffer 3" air power and turn it down then finish up by hand. Nice to get the finish nice and slick with no runs in these aera
  16. Thread: Newbie Poject

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    Oh My

    I am with Phil Do you have a Bumper reinforcement to bolt in to the frame rails? That will also show you how far off the rails are, and by the pic's the left rail is twisted/drove in. And last pic...
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    Sounds OK

    The paint will be rock hard but you can take your time and get great results. I do know the 3D products work nice. Good Luck
  18. Oh My

    Not sure what you are working on but you are wasting your time filling in the rust holes,will come back in short time and now you have time and materials down the drain. Maybe do just a rat rod look...
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    Sounds OK ?

    For that gun not to bad But this is my opinion on this subject. Price is not everything I would rather give the business to Len who runs this site who will take care of any problems and give help to...
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    Just My 2 Cent's worth

    Do as some others say and locate a good used door and keep checking around for a body or frame shop to pull this damage. The one shop who was afraid of putting on his machine??? I do this type of...
  21. Hood Alignment

    Do as Len and Sam said and just another little trick to move the hood side ways: Use a 2X4 about 4' long with padding around it and with your fender tight and hood open use the 2x4 as a...
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    Nice Car

    Also would like to see some pic's. Once painted the car is not a 100% original best in the world car anymore. Please don't take this wrong. Also Ford used a few co's who supplied them with color and...
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    To Art

    Thanks for the info. Will you be sealing this or painting right over. Last winter my jober told me of a resto shop having some bleed thru with this primer but he thinks Evercoat has it worked...
  24. Another idea

    Guide coat is your friend in a contrasting color
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    Good to Know

    That is good to know and I will try Fusor next time as I trust your judgment len
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    Nice Repair

    Great Job and I love using the panel adhesive and I understand why you did not want to weld But and please do not take this as I am comming off like a smart ass but I do know on darker colors in the...
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    YES

    Us older body guys on here grew up in the trade using these and you did / can still do a lot of repairs with them. Right Phil !!!!!!!!!!! Pull Dozer
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    WOW

    Looks new.............I know it's a lot of work
  29. Pull it

    As Phil said or Len recomended Pull with a come-a-long. I also think the head lamps bolt to the rad support so have to align them with the hood if you have a good hood. A used upper tie bar, drill...
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    WOW

    Looks new. Nice job Phil Now you can get back to work.............
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    WOW

    Phi this is like looking in a mirror. Same compressor and I bought mine in 1992 used it for 2 years then in dry storage for 3 years then in my shop that I have now. One man so not beat and always...
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    Dent or Buckel

    What do you think the Dent was from? Nice work by the way!
  33. Thread: 36 Ford

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    Any Pic's

    Len any more Pic's of the build or resto work? Again Nice Work!
  34. Thread: 36 Ford

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    What a Car

    Very nice job Len. And what a great car.
  35. New Bumper Cover ?

    Ralph is this a new BMW bumper cover from the dealer or aftermarket cover?
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    Oh My

    Looks to be a nice old car. And yes use to work on those when almost new!!!!
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    Door Weather strip

    3M weld bond the channel to door and do as Bob K said. Plus no rusting from welding..............just an idea
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    1961 Ford Truck F100 Frame dimensions

    Hi and thanks in advance. Looking for 1961 Ford Truck frame dimensions. F100 2 wheel drive. Maybe old frame charts?
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    Yes same here. Some of the base coats release...

    Yes same here. Some of the base coats release tail solvents for hours, so time is your friend if not production work.
  40. Thread: Fans

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    No Box Fan

    You said setting up a booth? If used for more then a small spot job one time maybe ok. But spraying bigger jobs then go with explosion rated exhaust fan.I run a torpedo heater out side of booth and...
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    Type of Car?

    Hi is this a classic or antique car? If so why cut corners to save a few $. Order the sealer from Len or a jobber near you they may loan you a gun for the 2 part sealer. Just so much better.
  42. Empire Auto Parts Keystone will match there...

    Empire Auto Parts Keystone will match there price for the most part. They all have different pricing for shops. Have a shop I do some frame pulling on and car needed a fender and hood so when part...
  43. As Henry and Bob K said. Do you know a shop owner...

    As Henry and Bob K said. Do you know a shop owner or if you can get a discount on aftermarket parts ? These Parts are cheap Cover like $64.00 cost. So just stick with it and we are here to help.
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    Oh My

    Please don't take this the wrong way BUT I would stop this project and save up and buy a good compressor ( we can help ) and start learning to do the work youself OR find a good shop and pay to have...
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    WOW

    Nice job !!! RED RED RED
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    yes skuff it

    As the tech sheet said, give it a resand. just my 2 cents worth some of these 2K primers start to heal back up and need to be sanded.And yes to epoxy inside of fenders.
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    What

    With Len 100% !! Clear in my Sata 5000b rp ONLY
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    Test it

    Take a rag with lacquer thinner and wipe if the coating come off then I would take to bare metal and epoxy prime.
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    Dave i just sent you a PM thanks

    Dave i just sent you a PM thanks
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    Member in CO. area ?

    Hi and thanks in advance. Do we have a member on here in the Denver area who be willing to look at an old car that I am thinking about to buy? Or recomend a company who does this. Thank you Tom
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