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    Here are a few more pics that captured the impact...

    Here are a few more pics that captured the impact of this hail. Of the 200+ hail dents at least a dozen plus are this size. PDR? no thank you.
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    bmarler, We see quite a bit of hail in North...

    bmarler,
    We see quite a bit of hail in North Texas and yes it does suck. This truck has been garage kept since new and was pristine. I was less than 2 miles from home when I got caught in the hail....
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    baubau, Almost exactly how I use my primer...

    baubau,

    Almost exactly how I use my primer gun. Have you tried the Master Paint System (MPS) cups? A lot cheaper than the 3M PPS cups and work every bit as well. I get them from TCP as I don't...
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    baubau, I thought so as well. I would have...

    baubau,

    I thought so as well. I would have just bought it back from insurance as it is only my shop truck, I "think" the truck is probably worth between $8000-9000 as it only has 68K miles and is...
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    Hail damage repair and insurance

    Last week I was coming home from our river house and drove into a hail storm with my 2007 Dodge 5.7 hemi 3/4 ton shop truck. I contacted my insurance agent for an adjustment as I carry full coverage...
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    Bam, This is T shirt material for sure ...

    Bam,
    This is T shirt material for sure

    "Babe you knew I was a rodder when you married me".
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    Marten, It's hard to believe you had no prior...

    Marten,

    It's hard to believe you had no prior experience in relation to body work, you do really nice work with lots of attention to detail. You are obviously good with your hands and I think...
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    Damn Bam, Console looks great! I'm guessing...

    Damn Bam,

    Console looks great! I'm guessing you are down to door cards and kick panels? What a fantastic build, enjoy it this summer!
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    Actually I think you are correct, but you know...

    Actually I think you are correct, but you know me..lol, I'm not going to take an easy route.

    " i like when a modification looks as though it was always that way from the factory. you know it...
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    Marten, I used several steps to get the dash...

    Marten,

    I used several steps to get the dash panel perfect. I started with what I'll call a "dirty print" of the panel using tracing paper and dry guide coat (see pic). After pattern is produced...
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    Dead on as always my friend. Classic cars are my...

    Dead on as always my friend. Classic cars are my true passion and hobby, period. I have never had any desire to do what Len does in a production shop setting. I very much admire Len's work and know...
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    I would absolutely do a small Haas or maybe a...

    I would absolutely do a small Haas or maybe a bridgeport mill in a heart beat if I could get it to fit in my new shop. Maybe I need to start looking again. I sold my old shop in order to built a new...
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    You might consider printing what I have stated...

    You might consider printing what I have stated here. They will understand what I am getting at, could make it easier for you.
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    Absolutely agree! I miss my Mitsubishi 40V. It...

    Absolutely agree! I miss my Mitsubishi 40V. It was a 5 axis 24 pod that was ran by MasterCam software. When I sold my old shop it just wouldn't fit into the new shop I build at home, I rue that day....
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    You might have one more opportunity to fix that...

    You might have one more opportunity to fix that wheel but too be honest it may pay to find another rim. If I was attempting to fix that rim I would over tig weld all the gouges, clean/grind what I...
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    WOW Bam that came out sweet and the sound of that...

    WOW Bam that came out sweet and the sound of that motor is amazing (gotta love that old school chevy drone)! I love yours wife's enthusiasm and can understand why she is so excited. What a nice gift...
  17. In use PPG Concept SS paint for blocks and have...

    In use PPG Concept SS paint for blocks and have all my headers ceramic coated to a stainless look. Having the headers ceramic coated greatly reduced temps in the engine bay. Just make sure you have...
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    HAH! you caught sight of my keg...This was...

    HAH! you caught sight of my keg...This was actually a surprise by a few of my car buddies as a present for helping them as they know I won't take their money. Great eye!
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    I have been tempted to post a complete build...

    I have been tempted to post a complete build album but I am so time stricted I don't know if I could do it justice. Maybe sometime down the road.
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    Final dash pic to completion and sitting in epoxy...

    Final dash pic to completion and sitting in epoxy primer ready for paint.
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    Center hood/cowl mechanical retractable cab vent...

    Center hood/cowl mechanical retractable cab vent would not operate as I had to remove the linkage due too space availability. However, I wanted to maintain the cowl vent for the "look" of the 30's...
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    Building new sub dash and fitment between A...

    Building new sub dash and fitment between A pillar and main dash
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    Reconfigured main dash completed with single coat...

    Reconfigured main dash completed with single coat of SS fiber filler and leveled
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    Installed new hvac control panel and center vent....

    Installed new hvac control panel and center vent. All gauges and vents in center of dash were frenched in .167
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    After completion of main dash it received a coat of SS fiber filler and...
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    Began building new dash register vents for hvac...

    Began building new dash register vents for hvac on main dash
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    Cut out rusted metal around windshield and hood...

    Cut out rusted metal around windshield and hood vent area and replaced with new sheet metal
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    After completing dash instrument panel I started...

    After completing dash instrument panel I started welding up the dash for a blank canvass.
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    36 chevy coupe custom dash and sub dash build

    This dash reconstruction pictorial is for you S-C, I think you will find it interseting.
    For the better part of 5 years I have been restoring and highly modifying a 36' Chevy coupe. It is now down...
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    36 Chevy dash

    S-C

    I love your enthusiasm for custom builds. Yes, this dash took the better part of a week to complete. As to not take away from Lens 36' Ford build I'll start a new post that shows how I...
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    The double plywood serves a dual purpose, keeps...

    The double plywood serves a dual purpose, keeps the upholster from getting into my electronics and provides extra insulation against rear end noise and drone. The drivetrain and all related systems,...
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    Several months back bmarler was assisting me in...

    Several months back bmarler was assisting me in trying to find a location to mount my ECU and the direction in which to route the main engine wiring harness on my 36' chevy coupe build where I...
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    Jim, Just remember you can adjust your...

    Jim,

    Just remember you can adjust your reducer to your temps when the time comes. I have painted in all kinds of environments long before I had a controlled booth. It might take some out of the...
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    Marler is right on the money as usual and gives...

    Marler is right on the money as usual and gives you the advice you need. Silver metallics are just tough to apply, period. This same surface problem comes up often, especially with the lighter...
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    S-C I took it as metallic settling in the...

    S-C

    I took it as metallic settling in the scratches when he skip from 120 to 600, good question for clarification
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    Jim, Sorry this has occurred. I failed you in...

    Jim,

    Sorry this has occurred. I failed you in not mentioning and stressing the importance of a sealer prior to bc/cc. I looked through the entire thread again and not once was the importance of...
  36. Thread: rust and pits

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    Posting pics will get you better advise. As Len...

    Posting pics will get you better advise. As Len says start with a wire brush. I hate rust, I mean I really hate rust and don't want any of that cancer on my projects. Consider using a spot blaster to...
  37. Thread: Buffing

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    Thanks Len for trying, I really appreciate your...

    Thanks Len for trying, I really appreciate your efforts. I'm having the same problem finding them. I'll stick with the 3M Trizact until I can at least have the opportunity to try them. Their 360g...
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    Prefer the GSD712 (6" 1200g), but I'll take the...

    Prefer the GSD712 (6" 1200g), but I'll take the GSD715 (P1500 in 6")
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    Len, Try either GSD715 or GSD720

    Len,

    Try either GSD715 or GSD720
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    Ya gotta love baubau's commitment to what he...

    Ya gotta love baubau's commitment to what he believes in...lol. He is actually a very wealth of knowledge
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    Kcode, Have you ever tried the Trizact 3000...

    Kcode,

    Have you ever tried the Trizact 3000 and 5000 wet foam discs? I usually cut a project to 2500g wet by hand blocking followed by the Trizact foam pads on a 6" DA, Cuts your buffing time by...
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    Len, Can you get the Farecla 6" G-sand discs...

    Len,

    Can you get the Farecla 6" G-sand discs in P1500? I use the Trizact now but have been wanting to try the Farecla. If you can get these discs what grits are available for the 6" P discs?
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    If it is just a single panel where the problem...

    If it is just a single panel where the problem exist (trunk or hood) I would pull and hit the entire panel with 800-1000g wet (assuming you have laid enough CC), tape off stripe and hand block the...
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    I thought that is what you used. Several years...

    I thought that is what you used. Several years back you put me onto the EZ Edge and I now keep it stocked in the shop, great product for holding rubber moldings as well. For years I made a similar...
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    baubau, I use the Farecla 360 for certain...

    baubau,

    I use the Farecla 360 for certain halos and swirl marks and it is fast cutting and a great product. What I would like to try are their discs but cannot find a source. Do you use their...
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    Have you tried just wet sanding that area too see...

    Have you tried just wet sanding that area too see the results?
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    Sounds like a plan! I only mention taping the top...

    Sounds like a plan! I only mention taping the top hood contour lines IF you want them too be sharp and crisp. Not all body lines need this, just a bit of info for you too absorb and consider. Post...
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    I really love your work, that Buick is beautiful....

    I really love your work, that Buick is beautiful. bmarler is absolutely correct when he states " it's funny with old cars, they all seem to have little dings on every panel, i think they get more...
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    When you state "I unknowingly buried some dirt on...

    When you state "I unknowingly buried some dirt on a wide, white rally stripe with the first coat of clear." are we talking about a few dust or debris nibs or something more profound? Any pics you can...
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    Hell no you are not the only one....lol. Doing a...

    Hell no you are not the only one....lol. Doing a show quality paint where ALL the peel is removed and surface is dead flat, all the while trying to obtain a deep high gloss finish, almost always...
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