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    there have been a few cases of exfoliation...

    there have been a few cases of exfoliation corrosion on the ford trucks. very few though, and ford did a buy-back on the worst ones. you don't hear much about it though, so it must be limited to just...
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    henry, i would never advocate using gasoline...

    henry,
    i would never advocate using gasoline now, that's for sure. the gas formulations of the 80's are surely different than todays. maybe the lead was beneficial. even back then i thought it was...
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    i've never used that brand of wax and grease...

    i've never used that brand of wax and grease remover. this thread made me remember back though. an old timer i used to work with back in the 80's used to do a final wipe with gasoline. i did it too...
  4. good old coat hangers. that made me remember when...

    good old coat hangers. that made me remember when i was younger, working as a mechanic at a local service station. the owner was too cheap to buy real brazing rod. i had to do all my exhaust welding...
  5. another thing to think about. using rons j-hook...

    another thing to think about.
    using rons j-hook idea, or i've done it welding washers on, make a bridge that spans the area so you can either use threaded rod for the j hooks, or hook the washers...
  6. Thread: what to do

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    i'm with ron, the weld primer is one of the few...

    i'm with ron, the weld primer is one of the few things in a rattle can i use. i don't leave it uncovered though, i epoxy over everything.
    i should mention though, i usually sand most of the exposed...
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    ford must have taken steps to prevent galvanic...

    ford must have taken steps to prevent galvanic corrosion where the aluminum panels are fastened to steel (or with steel) i know my lincoln has an aluminum hood, maybe the decklid too, haven't...
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    certainly you can use your old method. i would...

    certainly you can use your old method. i would recommend getting one of the orange foam pads from len though. i use wool for the first pass after sanding, then switch to the orange foam pad to...
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    i know about those hood hinges. i had a '56 ford...

    i know about those hood hinges. i had a '56 ford pickup years ago. it was really a collection of parts harvested from here and there. it was actually the first vehicle of my own that i painted. i had...
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    lol, i'd bring my steak and ask to use the...

    lol, i'd bring my steak and ask to use the kitchen Henry,
    i was exactly thinking that the painter wouldn't want to guarantee anything he didn't do himself, that's why i mentioned spot prime and...
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    the champ pots are awesome, but i've never...

    the champ pots are awesome, but i've never installed them. it looks like you need at least 4 inches of concrete thickness to set them properly? i've always made up my own pads and set them with...
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    i guess it boils down to what tools you have...

    i guess it boils down to what tools you have available. a controlled pull would be a good way. you could make up a bracket that bolts where the fender attaches and pull there, just be careful not to...
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    i've had mixed results with those spray cans...

    i've had mixed results with those spray cans loaded at the paint store. you'd think they would use higher quality nozzles, i usually replace them with ones i've harvested from other cans. i don't use...
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    i'm with bob k on this one. use epoxy. he's also...

    i'm with bob k on this one. use epoxy. he's also spot on about painting it yourself. if you have a gun to shoot the primer, you can most likely do the painting too.
  15. i hate it when that happens. you're entitled to a...

    i hate it when that happens. you're entitled to a lasting repair when you take your car to be fixed. i don't have enough experience with the high quality bumper cover repair materials like the fusor...
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    i don't think it's solvent pop, it really just...

    i don't think it's solvent pop, it really just looks like trash in the paint. he's in a portable garage, (costco tent? dirt floor?) this stuff (the defects) is solid through as he's sanding it. no...
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    if you're seeing specks in the paint it's coming...

    if you're seeing specks in the paint it's coming from you, the air, or the gun. if you don't have a real booth to spray in, you'll have a certain amount of trash in the paint no matter how hard you...
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    that's crazy looking. i think the 3000 grit was a...

    that's crazy looking. i think the 3000 grit was a bit too fine. 600 wet would have been where i'd go. let that cure for a couple of days, wet sand with maybe 400 then switch to 600 and try again. ...
  19. your going to hit the old paint with 80 grit,...

    your going to hit the old paint with 80 grit, that's a solid plan. but i'd take it all the way to bare metal. then do your filler over bare metal with 80g scratch, seal it up with epoxy, or use the...
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    what did you prime it with?

    what did you prime it with?
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    it looks like junk in the paint to me. i don't...

    it looks like junk in the paint to me. i don't see any craters like fisheye leaves. these seem like they're proud of the surface. it's more pronounced on the horizontal surface too, like trash...
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    wouldn't you use a blending solvent or straight...

    wouldn't you use a blending solvent or straight reducer at the extreme edge of the repair henry? personally i like the ppg sxa840 cause it's so convenient in the aerosol can.
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    weird, i replied to this thread but it...

    weird, i replied to this thread but it disappeared.
    anyway, i agree with len on the blasting. if you don't get all the rust out of the pits it will come back fairly quickly. careful use of a spot...
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    yeah, matching flake can be tough. i usually do a...

    yeah, matching flake can be tough. i usually do a few spray out cards at different pressures, turns on the needle, etc. i can usually get it after couple of tries. heavy flake doesn't come out of the...
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    ford seems to be pretty stingy with the clear now...

    ford seems to be pretty stingy with the clear now though. my lincoln doesn't have clear under the hood or trunk lid. it's in the door jambs (barely). i had a 67 mustang when i was in high school,...
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    i'm interested to hear your results. my...

    i'm interested to hear your results. my experience with picklex and welding has all been on old, hard to clean metal. i haven't been able to notice any real benefit in regards to bite or flow as it...
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    the difference in your sander and the airvantage...

    the difference in your sander and the airvantage will be the throw. your sander will get it flat, but it's also harder to buff out the scratch marks it leaves behind. with a boat though, it won't be...
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    i believe you could use the airvantage electric...

    i believe you could use the airvantage electric for wet sanding without worry. they have converters and send d.c. current to the motor under your palm.
    i see the generation2 sanders have the power...
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    instead of trizact you might use finishing film...

    instead of trizact you might use finishing film instead. it's used dry.
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    if the sander is double insulated there shouldn't...

    if the sander is double insulated there shouldn't be a problem. you're just misting the surface, not dunking the sander. a bigger issue might be the paint residue in the runoff. if your boat is in...
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    yes, you can store the panels treated with...

    yes, you can store the panels treated with picklex. just keep an eye on them for any signs of corrosion. 80 grit is what i use before filler. just be sure to press the first pass in firmly so it...
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    if you're not in a high humidity area you should...

    if you're not in a high humidity area you should be ok for weeks, maybe more. more importantly would be to protect it from other contamination while you work on things. i drape it with masking...
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    sounds like a solid plan to me. you can evaluate...

    sounds like a solid plan to me. you can evaluate what still needs attention and hopefully most of the damage will be already taken care of. getting a good seal on the glass would probably be my...
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    lol, with that late date i think fema must...

    lol, with that late date i think fema must already be in the loop...
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    you should use a fairly fine grit for flow...

    you should use a fairly fine grit for flow coating though. i wouldn't go coarser than 800. 1000 or 1200 is good.
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    Thanks for posting that link Ron, what a crazy...

    Thanks for posting that link Ron, what a crazy thing. I guess every place has its own thing. I can just imagine how that must feel if you get caught outside in a hailstorm like that.
    I canít believe...
  37. Thread: Bare metal?

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    I usually just throw some masking plastic over it...

    I usually just throw some masking plastic over it if it needs to sit for a while. Keeps impurities out of the filler too.
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    That sucks Ron, It seems like when your vehicle...

    That sucks Ron,
    It seems like when your vehicle gets that old regardless of mileage, insurance will total it in a heartbeat. Doesnít matter if you owned it since new and babied it the whole time. ...
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    i use the dekups and love them. it's really...

    i use the dekups and love them. it's really useful to be able to spray at any angle without sputtering or spilling. the 34 oz liners are right around $80, so $2.50 per use is reasonable to me. i use...
  40. I use acrylic enamel hardener with rustoleum...

    I use acrylic enamel hardener with rustoleum regularly. I think that universal hardener would work as well, but I haven’t used it personally. All of the hardeners contain isocyanates and seem to be...
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    the car is looking good! being the under side of...

    the car is looking good! being the under side of the hood means it doesn't need all the attention as the top side. but you do want good adhesion. most epoxy that's out of the recoat window recommend...
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    baubau has a good point too, think about your...

    baubau has a good point too, think about your neighbors and other outdoor items. you don't want to expose someone to the toxic fumes. keep safety in mind whatever you do. i use an old air handler...
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    there will certainly be overspray all over...

    there will certainly be overspray all over everything in the booth. ronf uses a spray-on product to make it easy to clean the overspray off of things. i can't remember the name of it at the moment...
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    i'm not sure i understand the plan. if you just...

    i'm not sure i understand the plan. if you just exhaust the booth into the garage there'll be overspray all over. you will need to duct the exhaust somewhere outside. if you filter the exhaust,...
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    a new stainless steel wheel would also be ok. the...

    a new stainless steel wheel would also be ok. the idea would be to not introduce any contamination into the aluminum. i keep dedicated stainless brushes for aluminum work. i'd consider having them...
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    ooh, a 210, can't wait! i just love those. i...

    ooh, a 210, can't wait! i just love those. i don't blame you for taking a year off. you'll be tweaking small things on the truck anyway. and driving it...
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    lol, i guess i may have over-simplified my...

    lol, i guess i may have over-simplified my explanation to marten...i thought he was only referring to the final step of grafting the new panel onto the dashboard.
    great job btw with the gauge...
  48. something to consider, if the clearcoat failed,...

    something to consider, if the clearcoat failed, the base would be suspect too. i'd strip all of that off so you can be sure of a lasting repair.
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    looks pretty standard issue for industrial use....

    looks pretty standard issue for industrial use. most of the stuff you get now is that modular style, with o-rings or something between the elements. the desiccant cartridge seems a bit small for my...
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    i think it does marten. i know my wife, (bless...

    i think it does marten. i know my wife, (bless her) has curbed every rim on her car at least once. when they get too ugly i just replace them. lucky for me, the vw rims it wears are plentiful and...
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