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  1. Thread: Pinhole

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    Brilliant idea! Totally agree, so many...

    Brilliant idea!



    Totally agree, so many great ideas shared by great minds here on this site!
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    Hey Ronf, Remember this thread? He was having...

    Hey Ronf,
    Remember this thread?
    He was having some sort of compatibility issue too and claimed that when he didn’t use the W&G remover the problem went away.
    At first I thought to myself it was...
  3. bmarler, This is a very good idea and way to...

    bmarler,

    This is a very good idea and way to approach this repair.
    I really like the ability of the controlled pull using the threaded rods a little at a time as opposed to the banging jolt of a...
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    Hi Ron, That seam sealer looks to be some...

    Hi Ron,

    That seam sealer looks to be some pretty good stuff.

    You may be interested in this how to video :


    https://youtu.be/DLkysTV4Ggw
  5. Thread: Some advice please

    by S-C
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    Wow!! Sorry to see this has happened. Looks...

    Wow!!
    Sorry to see this has happened.
    Looks like a compatibility issue of sorts.
    What base paint are you using?
  6. Thread: Some advice please

    by S-C
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    I agree with both Bob K & Ronf. However, if...

    I agree with both Bob K & Ronf.

    However, if you are able to pull off a good match during the color blending process follow through by clear coating the entire panel. My opinion is trying to burn...
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    Hi Marler, Yep, I've seen some Fords with...

    Hi Marler,

    Yep, I've seen some Fords with what appears to be very thin clear, my truck being one, especially between the cab and bed, even the color seems very light in that area as well :(

    I...
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    I think Len means the Picklex is a great metal...

    I think Len means the Picklex is a great metal prep to use prior to welding.
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    Well said Marler! Satisfaction Guaranteed!!

    Well said Marler!

    Satisfaction Guaranteed!!
  10. Thread: Peeling Clear ?

    by S-C
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    Henry, I totally agree with the magnifying...

    Henry,

    I totally agree with the magnifying aspect, it’s funny how clear can enhance your work, but at the same time bring out the subtle flaws as well… Lol.
  11. Thread: Peeling Clear ?

    by S-C
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    Thanks again Len! :thumb: This makes perfect...

    Thanks again Len! :thumb:

    This makes perfect sense the way you explained it.
  12. Thread: Peeling Clear ?

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    So, what then about flow coating, your sanding...

    So, what then about flow coating, your sanding the clear flat and applying more on top, but won’t see the sand marks. Is this because it’s clear on clear?
  13. Thread: Peeling Clear ?

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    Hi Len, Maybe you could give me a little more...

    Hi Len,

    Maybe you could give me a little more clarification on your statement above.

    First, I think you meant that the” within the clear coat window of time” to actually read “within the base...
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    Sorry to hear this Ronf, what a horrible...

    Sorry to hear this Ronf, what a horrible experience, I feel for you buddy. :(
    Keep us posted.
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    Well said Len, couldn't agree more. These men...

    Well said Len, couldn't agree more.

    These men are gifted in many ways for sure, no denying that. It takes a special individual with such dedication, creativity, craftsmanship etc. and there are no...
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    Absolutely Gorgeous!

    Lol,

    That video is frickin GREAT!!

    Oh my, this truck is amazing Bam, work of art! This truck needs to be displayed on a pedestal!

    I had to go back and start following this thread. I skimmed...
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    Wow!! I really appreciate you taking the time...

    Wow!!

    I really appreciate you taking the time to share this with me, and yes, I do find it very interesting to say the least. I love following along with someone’s build project, it’s fun and very...
  18. Thread: 36 Ford

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    Hell to the yes!! I’m in! AND bringing Beer! ...

    Hell to the yes!! I’m in! AND bringing Beer!

    Great work Ronf!!!

    First time I’ve seen inside this car, awesome! Love the dash work and the Chevrolet emblem in the lower right, nice touch!

    I...
  19. Thread: Hood advice

    by S-C
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    Just as Len stated above in post 17, “metallic...

    Just as Len stated above in post 17, “metallic paint that was applied unevenly”. This is basically it in a nutshell.

    I’m wondering if you’re having these issues (tiger stripes/mottling) due to...
  20. Thread: Hood advice

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    Glad to hear your ok with the results. I...

    Glad to hear your ok with the results.



    I think this is great advice, not only for silver, but all metallic.



    Keep in mind Ronf is a seasoned custom painter (and a very good one), he...
  21. Thread: Hood advice

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    Curious of this mottling you speak of. Do you...

    Curious of this mottling you speak of.

    Do you find it is the metallic settling in and magnifying the left behind scratches, or random splotchy patches throughout the entire panel?

    Generally...
  22. Thread: Buffing

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    Lol…as my mind will sometimes go in the gutter...

    Lol…as my mind will sometimes go in the gutter (especially after drinking beer), one would have to stoop down (way down) to my level to understand my sometimes crude comments.

    baubau’s comment...
  23. Thread: Buffing

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    Sounds like high school days! :goof:

    Sounds like high school days! :goof:
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    I personally would stick with the advice listed...

    I personally would stick with the advice listed above.
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    You could try some very fine steel wool,...

    You could try some very fine steel wool, furniture refinishers often do this to kill the sheen and smooth things out.
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    Although very hard to tell from pictures, I agree...

    Although very hard to tell from pictures, I agree with Phil V.

    If you look close at the door edge & adjacent pillar you can see where tiny chips were left un-sanded prior to the repaint.
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    Nice write-up on the booth Len. :proposeto ...

    Nice write-up on the booth Len. :proposeto Homemade Booth Link

    Positive pressure sure sounds like a good way to go.

    Being your incoming positive air is overhead and exhausting out...
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    Hi Len, Great job on the Buick! :thumb: ...

    Hi Len,

    Great job on the Buick! :thumb:

    From your pictures, it looks as though the car was painted in a garage setting and not a conventional spray booth. If this was the case, how did you...
  29. Thread: Sagola 4600 Video

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    Yes, this guy sprays with confidence, seems to...

    Yes, this guy sprays with confidence, seems to have the feel and flow working for him.

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    At first I thought “holy crap” he sure is piling on the clear in the lower 4 corners of the bedside,...
  30. Thread: Sagola 4600 Video

    by S-C
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    Just for "Ronf"

    Saw this video and right away thought of “Ronf” The Ruby Red King with Sagola in-hand! :thumb:


    https://youtu.be/RzpMPt0WSyw
  31. Thread: Door Edge Repair?

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    Good news is YES, your truck door can be fixed! ...

    Good news is YES, your truck door can be fixed!



    Bad news is NO, this will never be fixed! :[

    All I can tell you is… Get ready for much more of this type ILEGAL driving!!
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    I think you’re going about this in the wrong...

    I think you’re going about this in the wrong manner.

    Start with the foundation first. Check your frame X dimensions and go from there.

    Below is a diagram for what I believe (not 100% sure)...
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    Double check door adjustment

    Say doug,
    It’s hard to tell from the photo with the glare and reflections, but if this is your rocker panel (where the yellow arrow is) then it sure looks as though the front of the door is sprung...
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    Maybe you could take measurements from the other...

    Maybe you could take measurements from the other side of the car in order to determine if it’s actually 100% the fender that’s out of shape and not partially a door problem.
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    Just curious, how does just the rocker get hit...

    Just curious, how does just the rocker get hit like this, jumping a curb, rock crawling, forklift hitting it?
    Not trying to be funny, but seriously, this is an odd hit if nothing else was damaged...
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    Ronf, those fenders look gorgeous! It’s no...

    Ronf, those fenders look gorgeous!

    It’s no wonder friends come to you for paint work.

    As for the beer, I too was a little concerned to hear they showed up empty handed, but, good friends...
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    So true Len… Lol. Unfortunately, for the most...

    So true Len… Lol. Unfortunately, for the most part offshore copycats have turned us into a throwaway society.

    The HF purple gun is a perfect example, in many cases it’s not worth the effort, or...
  38. Thread: F**k !!!!

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    All of this in my opinion created your problem. ...

    All of this in my opinion created your problem.

    Your first coat and most definitely your second were sprayed much too heavy without adequate flash times.



    Hell yes, your second coat...
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    So true, this is always the case over time. ...

    So true, this is always the case over time.

    Clear coat the entire panel, or at the very least hide the edge into a body seam, or under a trim molding if possible.
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    Oh… I get it, a learning session, kidding me,...

    Oh… I get it, a learning session, kidding me, your the master... :thumb:

    Well, I hate to say, but I believe that feathered edge is and always will be the failure point of the repair. I personally...
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    Hi Ronf, The last picture looks really good. ...

    Hi Ronf,

    The last picture looks really good.

    Just curious though, why are you not clear coating the entire fender?

    Looks to me as though you are ever so slowly eroding away the feather edge...
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    I think there is a third option here that may...

    I think there is a third option here that may have been overlooked. From the picture, it looks as though jerrys paint was able to effectively sand and feather out the paint runs. Now, at this point,...
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    1965 Mustang Coupe - Father and Son Build Wow!...

    1965 Mustang Coupe - Father and Son Build

    Wow!

    Henry thanks for resurrecting this thread, had no idea it existed.

    I really enjoy when people take the time to document their projects in...
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    Yes, they sure are beautiful though. The...

    Yes, they sure are beautiful though.
    The surface reflects the light like tiny little mirrors… Lol
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    In my opinion, this takes more talent than making...

    In my opinion, this takes more talent than making a flat smooth finish. Trying to blend the color along with replicating texture of the existing paint is where real experience comes in.
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    Wow, that is very cool!! Had a high school...

    Wow, that is very cool!!

    Had a high school buddy with the El Camino version of your car in black. Beautiful vehicle, very hard to keep the rear wheels from breaking loose!

    Couldn’t drive that...
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    Chopperroxie, Maybe this will help confirm...

    Chopperroxie,

    Maybe this will help confirm your paint is metallic.

    If your paint code is “F” on the trim tag located on the firewall then you indeed have metallic paint.

    Below is a chart for...
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    I love the old gassers, brings me way back,...

    I love the old gassers, brings me way back, always wanted to do one.
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    I totally agree with what tommie.b said. :thumb:...

    I totally agree with what tommie.b said. :thumb:

    When I was high school age my shop teacher stressed this very same thing regarding “tack rags” that’s what we used to call them, but we also...
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    Indeed, red with the white stripes, wish I still...

    Indeed, red with the white stripes, wish I still had her! :(



    Hell, most everybody did back then. I sure did, not on the Z, but prior to that on a ’55 chevy 3100 pick-up. The truck had a 283...
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