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    If you can get to both sides, hammer and dolly...

    If you can get to both sides, hammer and dolly should do the job. Are those still holes with filler in them, or are they metal patched?
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    Usually red. Here is what I used last...

    Usually red. Here is what I used last...
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    brake caliper paint

    Tried duplicolor on the caliper adapters. Held up well, except rusted where its close to the steering knuckle. Didn't notice until I removed them to change out the hubs. Wondering if there is...
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    Yeah I've done that. I just unhook the wire...

    Yeah I've done that. I just unhook the wire drive on my welder, pull off the gun nozzle, and blow c25 into the can. Mainly I do it to my hardeners, and the chassis saver can. On those rust...
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    Here are the initial settings on my hobart 190,...

    Here are the initial settings on my hobart 190, will give you an idea of what wire sizes are recommended for thickness.... but you just tend to use less wire speed with heavier wire.33390
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    I've never seen one that punches holes that...

    I've never seen one that punches holes that small. They can be had up to 5/16 hole. I've had mine for a long time, I don't remember the size - but its not 5/16, probably about 3/16. I find that...
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    There probably isn't any one right way to do...

    There probably isn't any one right way to do these, but here is how I go about it.

    On the bottom of a rocker patch panel:
    I usually air punch (pictured) the holes, a little closer than factory....
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    Splatter isn't the only difference. C25 wets out...

    Splatter isn't the only difference. C25 wets out better and has narrower penetration - which likely does imitation spot welds easier than C100 when you want a small flatter bead. I use c25 for...
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    That link didn't work, but I hacked the URL ......

    That link didn't work, but I hacked the URL ... here is the right link to send people:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y5_yKHwFIA

    BTW, Jason Alden's music is copyrighted - your video will...
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    can't see the video, maybe upload to youtube?

    can't see the video, maybe upload to youtube?
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    You could get a new needle/nozzle... somewhat a...

    You could get a new needle/nozzle... somewhat a risk I guess, have to figure out the cost of parts vs gun to understand what the reward would be.
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    [QUOTE=Patrick_;452456]....Now, the only question...

    [QUOTE=Patrick_;452456]....Now, the only question I have is that I am trying to sand the old finish, but it keeps loading my paper after only a couple swipes... /QUOTE]

    I'd let it bake in the sun...
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    I guess I assumed you removed the nozzle, but did...

    I guess I assumed you removed the nozzle, but did you? Typically just screws off with the help of a wrench. If you haven't, I'd pull it and look at that from the inside.

    B. Top-heavy pattern...
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    Well those screen shots suck.... Here is one of...

    Well those screen shots suck.... Here is one of the garage ones blown up. I scrolled the humidity chart left to see what was going on there (not aligned to today) ... Not sure what caused the dip...
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    Seems you're already well covered already as far...

    Seems you're already well covered already as far as your compressed air system goes, but I'd still put a 5 micron where you tap off just to make sure - they're not expensive. Generally AC will...
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    Where in TX would be relevant to those with...

    Where in TX would be relevant to those with experience down there. I just checked the humidity in Houston TX, its the same as it is where I am. You won't have too much problem with flash for a few...
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    I'm surprised the tech line people deviated from...

    I'm surprised the tech line people deviated from the tech sheet. Typically enamel tech say thinning results in low shine and less durable end product.

    Looked up my notes on enamel for indoor...
  18. Thanks Len, I'll look into that !

    Thanks Len, I'll look into that !
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    I just looked at the tech sheet for P2, printed...

    I just looked at the tech sheet for P2, printed in bold letters "DO NOT THIN", clean up is mineral spirits. They also only recommend airless sprayers,fluid Pressure: 1,500 3,000 PSI; Tip: .011 ...
  20. I can get good cover with ppg shopline Ss in 2...

    I can get good cover with ppg shopline Ss in 2 coats. If I'm going to sand, 1 more. Basecoat takes 2 coats to cover, then cc is 2, and if I'm going to sand I'll put 3 on it. I used to buy the...
  21. BC/CC is more labor and material cost. And given...

    BC/CC is more labor and material cost. And given the extra coats, more opportunity to get trash in the job, a consideration for those w/o a paint booth. You can tack off your base before you CC,...
  22. Its an investment for sure, the applicator gun is...

    Its an investment for sure, the applicator gun is about $70 on its own and $50 for a small amount of adhesive. I like that 3M has some protection against squishing too tight that it defeats the...
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    An alternative is use something like picklex to...

    An alternative is use something like picklex to protect against rust while you work the rest of the panel. Its much quicker to spray and wipe, than mix/spray/clean up... when you finish the panel,...
  24. Absolutely we all wish Len well !

    Absolutely we all wish Len well !
  25. What happens to the glue when you heat it up with...

    What happens to the glue when you heat it up with the spot weld?
  26. Thread: Stripping paint

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    Assume you're using psa, I've replaced the...

    Assume you're using psa, I've replaced the backing pad on my old IR DA - seemed to work alot better. It was probably 25+ years old, so was probably well past time.
  27. Thread: Stripping paint

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    Harborfreight sent me 2 emails today, one with a...

    Harborfreight sent me 2 emails today, one with a 15% off Bauer tools coupon and the other with a $15 off any purchase (HF credit card deal).

    I guess procrastination paid off this time, its now...
  28. dodge ram bed side repair - bonding vs welding

    So I have this dodge bed side to repair. I have new outer wheelhouse and new skin patch. Thinking maybe bond the patch to the house, instead of plug welding it with the mig. What products work...
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    Thanks for the pics, the metal looks pristine on...

    Thanks for the pics, the metal looks pristine on that 66 !
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    I've used those, they work ok - but don't last...

    I've used those, they work ok - but don't last long. Tend to get out of shape quickly and the business side is pretty narrow.
  31. HomeDepot carries both Fluid Film and Surface...

    HomeDepot carries both Fluid Film and Surface Shield. I prefer Surface Shield, but an adapter is necessary for wand use because Blaster put the wrong type spray button to be directly compatible. ...
  32. Thread: Stripping paint

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    Just checked a company I order abrasives from...

    Just checked a company I order abrasives from frequently; they show them as in-stock. Not cheap, like $45 ea... looks like they added a little more diameter so you get more use.
    ...
  33. I'd keep cutting a larger patch until you hit...

    I'd keep cutting a larger patch until you hit good metal, then butt weld in new metal. Match the gauge of the replacement steel to the original (mic what you cut out). Clean the metal well, and...
  34. Thread: Stripping paint

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    My local store was out of them, but supposedly...

    My local store was out of them, but supposedly another store further away has some. The back order situation of the consumables is a bit concerning, Eastwood doesn't have the 40 grit in stock either.
  35. Thread: Stripping paint

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    Excellent, just the feedback I was looking for -...

    Excellent, just the feedback I was looking for - thank you ! How much time did it take you to strip that fender with the 40 grit drum?
  36. What about the liquid adhesive? Walmart is...

    What about the liquid adhesive? Walmart is advertising it online for under $5.
  37. Thread: Stripping paint

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    Stripping paint

    Any one use one of these yet? I usually am trying to scuff and shoot, rather than completely strip to bare metal... but I've heard these are really fast at getting to bare metal when its...
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    Thanks Len, I'll make sure I buy some flex agent....

    Thanks Len, I'll make sure I buy some flex agent. I'm planning on just re-using the originals - so I should be able to just scuff and shoot.
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    prep for door guard?

    Do I need to do anything more than scuff and spray these rubbery door ding guards? Adhesion promoter, or flexible additive to the topcoat? I'm repainting the doors from a 2003 Dodge Ram. I've...
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    I've flattened plumbing copper unions and...

    I've flattened plumbing copper unions and soldered them to a 1/2 chunk of pipe for a handle, but that 24ga sheet wrapped dolly sounds like the ticket!
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    I used to use small sheet metal screws on lap...

    I used to use small sheet metal screws on lap joints, but clekos are quicker to remove and reinstall - and the hole/threads won't wear and get a little loose like they can with screws. I bought a...
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    I'm thinking you have some expensive fab tools ! ...

    I'm thinking you have some expensive fab tools ! I can make some smaller simple floor or backside of rocker patches that look factory, but I don't think I could pull off a outer wheel house or even...
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    Thanks Len! They quoted $120 a side for the bed...

    Thanks Len! They quoted $120 a side for the bed side patch.
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    I'm near Pittsburgh PA. I can't find much...

    I'm near Pittsburgh PA. I can't find much online about Keystone. CarParts seems to carry KeyParts and Replacement brands bed side panels. Have an idea of which brand is more accurate? I want...
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    chassis saver vs zero rust durability

    I've been using chassis saver for a while. Its a very durable product for frames/wheel wells, but the "flash" time for recoat is exceedingly long. I usually have to wait at least 4 hours, and due...
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    2004 Dodge bed side repair panels

    Anyone have a favorite manufacturer/vendor? I'll need the outer wheelhouse and bed side skin near the wheel house.

    I've noticed a few of the side skins don't have a full depth wheel lip. ...
  47. Thread: Army Truck

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    Len, 8400 is the GVW for the m715 - curb weight...

    Len, 8400 is the GVW for the m715 - curb weight is more like 5500.
  48. Thread: iwata kiwami4

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    iwata kiwami4

    I just ordered one. Anyone have experience with it?
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    I've used a bit of rustoleum by the quart through...

    I've used a bit of rustoleum by the quart through a paint gun. I usually thin with naptha and use valspar or equivalent hardener. Used to get it from tractor supply, but they switched from valspar...
  50. read the epoxy directions...

    Here is an example, PPG Epoxy recommends P80-120 for bare steel. If a DA isn't in the budget or your compressor won't put up with the air consumption, use a quarter pad sander from the local box...
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