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  1. 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...
  4. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  15. not positive what ron did there, but i would...

    not positive what ron did there, but i would guess he stitch welded and blended the welds. that's what i would do there. it takes a little time, but it's not as difficult as you think. plus, there's...
  16. amen to that my friend.

    amen to that my friend.
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    maybe one of the what they call "micro" mills can...

    maybe one of the what they call "micro" mills can fit? https://www.mhi-machinetool.com/en/products/detail/precision_machine.html

    probably a bit too much for my budget. i can get a small haas, or...
  18. i totally get that. you can never ask your...

    i totally get that. you can never ask your friends to pay for a couple of reasons. first, you can never charge what you're really worth, and even at the low price you'd set, they think it's too much....
  19. ceramic coating exhaust should ideally be done on...

    ceramic coating exhaust should ideally be done on new headers. if rust has already taken hold the ceramic won't stick. i did my own using a product from cerakote. mine are pretty small though...
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    so nice when a project reaches completion. it's...

    so nice when a project reaches completion. it's funny though, how it can leave a void in your life. now you're wondering what to do with your time right?
    just kidding, there's always plenty of...
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    funny how many things we seem to have in common....

    funny how many things we seem to have in common. my machining experience is all on manual equipment though. i'd love to fit a small nc mill into my shop someday though, it's surprising the good deals...
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    to add to what ron said, there are also wheel...

    to add to what ron said, there are also wheel specialists that will restore it to original condition. anodizing and all if that's what you want.
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    as usual, good advice from bob k. try to find a...

    as usual, good advice from bob k. try to find a replacement for that rim before trying to fix it. there must be some out there.
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    it's ok to use filler on rims, but you should...

    it's ok to use filler on rims, but you should consider what type of finish you're doing before you choose the filler type. also, look at the damage done to the seats where the lug nuts contact the...
  25. Thread: Hood advice

    by bmarler
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    fogging is a good idea. don't know why i never...

    fogging is a good idea. don't know why i never thought of that.
  26. Thread: 36 Ford

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    that's a very sexy setup you came up with. pretty...

    that's a very sexy setup you came up with. pretty nice that you were able to get the harness custom made to your spec too. most places are just happy to let the customer do all the "adjustments". ...
  27. Thread: Hood advice

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    if insects are a problem try to figure out how to...

    if insects are a problem try to figure out how to do a positive pressure spray area. filtering the incoming air and maintaining positive pressure will keep most of the flying insects out. i still...
  28. Thread: Hood advice

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    i don't have personal experience with that...

    i don't have personal experience with that primer, but i have used similar. i don't like to use an over-reduced primer for sealer, it doesn't seem to give that super thin-glass like surface that...
  29. Thread: Paint question

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    kinda depends on what you're doing. lens right...

    kinda depends on what you're doing. lens right though, go for a mild solvent and/or some heat to soften the glue. some car companies only shoot base on the jambs for color, so the finish isn't as...
  30. Thread: Hood advice

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    it's a bit of a mess now isn't it? there's...

    it's a bit of a mess now isn't it? there's absolutely no good reason to skip steps in this work, and many reasons to add steps to ensure a long lasting result. remember, your name is on this thing....
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    it shouldn't take much base to hide that dirty...

    it shouldn't take much base to hide that dirty spot. i'd use rons advice and scuff the whole panel. try to take some (or most) of the clear off. i don't know if i'd tape the stripe to block it, as...
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    lens air handling situation is what inspired me...

    lens air handling situation is what inspired me to go with a positive pressure spray area too. your booth can be pretty sketchy and still have good results if you're pushing in filtered air. my...
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    i like a dedicated urethane sealer too. it's such...

    i like a dedicated urethane sealer too. it's such a good surface to paint over. i never use thinned epoxy for sealer. some guys like it, but a dedicated sealer is so nice to paint over.
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    looks terrific len, i simply love a two tone...

    looks terrific len, i simply love a two tone buick. looks like a driver too, perfect. it's funny with old cars, they all seem to have little dings on every panel, i think they get more banged up...
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    len is spot on with that advice. anything from a...

    len is spot on with that advice. anything from a rattle can is only a temporary fix. it just doesn't hold up in the long run. it won't take much paint to do it right, and you'll be much happier with...
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    The thumb is what elevated man to the top of the...

    The thumb is what elevated man to the top of the food chain. Itís the greatest tool there ever was or will be. If someone could make a tool as good as the thumb they would be rich overnight.
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    There you go, much better.

    There you go, much better.
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    they mean 8-10 psi at the air cap, not the inlet....

    they mean 8-10 psi at the air cap, not the inlet. you don't have a way to measure at the air cap so ignore that. 10 psi at the cap usually equals 28-30 at the inlet.
    i don't know why they just don't...
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    so glad you tried it and had good results. i'm...

    so glad you tried it and had good results. i'm glad you told me afterwards though. the promise of a new washer is a lot of pressure...
    i think that cleaner has a way of really breaking up the...
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    Urethane products are sensitive to curing...

    Urethane products are sensitive to curing temperature. You really need to read the p sheet and follow the manufacturers recommendations for the curing cycle. If not you could have a big mess on your...
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    hey, what she doesn't know, right? when she's...

    hey, what she doesn't know, right? when she's shopping i get the run of the place.:D
  42. get a cheap temp gun to measure the cars surface...

    get a cheap temp gun to measure the cars surface temp. it can be quite a few degrees below ambient temperature. i use 60f as a go/ no-go for painting.
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    and good reference for future forum searchers.

    and good reference for future forum searchers.
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    be sure you're soaking the wet and dry paper for...

    be sure you're soaking the wet and dry paper for at least an hour (i let mine soak overnight) before using it. the edges can scratch pretty deep and leave marks just like those.
    hopefully you have...
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    yep, washing machine. i add the stuff for...

    yep, washing machine. i add the stuff for cleaning microfiber cloths too, it seems to help the detergent penetrate deeper. after doing a load i run the washing machine cleaner stuff to clear the...
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    i use the finest grit that will still do the job....

    i use the finest grit that will still do the job. trizact is the best paper i've used, and finer grits of it are more effective than coarser grits of lesser paper.
    judging by how hard it is to...
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    i use 80 to strip the panel but i hit it with 180...

    i use 80 to strip the panel but i hit it with 180 to knock it down a bit. no problem filling the 80 grit scratch? (i know, that's what the filler primer is for.) i tend to let my stuff sit for a long...
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    len is absolutely correct that you need a...

    len is absolutely correct that you need a hardened product on your wheels. those things live a hard life and need good coatings or you'll just be back re-doing them in a year.
    you can get 2k...
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    nobody takes metal to 600 for primer. you want...

    nobody takes metal to 600 for primer. you want some tooth to the surface for good mechanical bond.
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    i try to think about ergonomics and function when...

    i try to think about ergonomics and function when adding things like that. think about what might be a comfortable position to use the switches without having to look. like the vertical area right...
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