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    Absolutely, great advise baubau

    Absolutely, great advise baubau
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    As usual bmarler is right on the money. I...

    As usual bmarler is right on the money. I typically make cards for all my repairs unless I have access to original paint, brand used, etc.. When I shoot tri coats I always use spray out cards...
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    Brian, You bring up some great points. For...

    Brian,

    You bring up some great points. For instance, I advised using a plywood backer for both strength, as he is worried about people entering the car and putting excess weight in that area, and...
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    Yes, this is the way to go.

    Yes, this is the way to go.
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    If this were mine I would use a piece of 3/4 x...

    If this were mine I would use a piece of 3/4 x 3/4 extrusion and weld or braze it to the 90 degree turn up on the existing bend if your substrate is either aluminum or steel. As the original Cobras...
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    Don't think I have to mention this now but...

    Don't think I have to mention this now but obvious you need to cut back to good clean metal that is not overly thin. You might want to invest in an sheet metal gauge (5 or $6) to have a good...
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    Glad to see you are getting there. A couple of...

    Glad to see you are getting there. A couple of observations on your project;

    1. You are stitch welding correct? Jump around your patch panel with single or duel tacks to allow area to cool before...
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    Hey Brian my friend how is life treating you?...

    Hey Brian my friend how is life treating you? Haven't had much time to get on the site as I'm covered up with work. I think people have been itching to get back to car shows after covid.
    Yes, both...
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    Wow, this is so true. Like baubau I use my Zahn...

    Wow, this is so true. Like baubau I use my Zahn cups on unfamiliar products.
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    Nothing better than a car body hanging from your...

    Nothing better than a car body hanging from your rafters, geez I miss my old shop and lift.
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    As usual nice work Bam, I love your builds. Any...

    As usual nice work Bam, I love your builds. Any reason you decided to cut, cap and weld on axle ends as opposed to just narrowing one side of the axle housing? I've done a few that way when I didn't...
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    Zero Rust application

    I have been using Zero Rust for about 2 or 3 years now and love this product for chassis and floor pans. My usual method for application on new sheet metal is to abrade the surface with 180 grit...
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    You need to turn your gas up and possibly your...

    You need to turn your gas up and possibly your heat down, try setting the regulator to somewhere around 35-38 psi if you continue too have this amount of splatter. If you are outside and have the...
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    From what you said and what I am envisioning I...

    From what you said and what I am envisioning I would say no. Shrinking discs are typically used in an area with very little raised defects about the size of a quarter or half dollar. They are meant...
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    MICI refers to a pearl carrying code (MICI refers...

    MICI refers to a pearl carrying code (MICI refers to mica as in silica base product used to make pearl). This product is normally used for the application of large flake in gelcoat applications on...
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    I live in Keller Texas (outside fort worth) just...

    I live in Keller Texas (outside fort worth) just over 100 miles from Wichita Falls. Too me humidity is seldom a problem and like Len I have only seen, not experienced, humidity problems when using a...
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    I have been using DCU2021 since it hit the market...

    I have been using DCU2021 since it hit the market and never have I applied 5 coats. Most of my work is on high end cars that require a show quality finish. Baubau, PhilV and bmarler have it dead on....
  18. Has there been any new information on Len's...

    Has there been any new information on Len's condition and recovery? Would love to hear an update.
  19. Sorry to hear this. I've been snowed with work...

    Sorry to hear this. I've been snowed with work for sometime and am just now hearing this. Hope all is well with Len. Get well well soon Len, you are in our thoughts.
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    Len is right on the money, as usual!

    Len is right on the money, as usual!
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    That was my thinking exactly. Going to give it a...

    That was my thinking exactly. Going to give it a shot on upcoming project
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    That is the reason I state to hit it with a HB...

    That is the reason I state to hit it with a HB primer (like Optex 4:1 or Feather Fill, both by Evercoat). I would start with 2 or 3 coats, sand and check part. May need to apply additional coats....
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    Len, I get this tape from you and love it. I...

    Len,

    I get this tape from you and love it. I just have never used it on the outside body when paint inside body jambs. Are you using it in this location as well? If so I am assuming you only run...
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    Painting door, trunk lid and body jambs

    I have used the same method for painting door and body jambs for decades. When painting the inside body jambs, trunk drip rails, engine compartment etc. I use the old tried and true method of folding...
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    Fantastic

    WOW Marten this is fantastic! Looking really nice. I'm with Brian, prime the doors and drive it for the summer months. Not only you get to have hot rod summer fun but you can work out and tweak the...
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    Yes, but there are many factors that have to be...

    Yes, but there are many factors that have to be taken into consideration beside setting pressure, i.e. tip size, setting fluid flow (I run most of my guns wide open and then 1/2-1 turn in depending...
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    To get 8-10 psi cap pressure you need the inlet...

    To get 8-10 psi cap pressure you need the inlet pressure to be 36-50 psi depending on gun. That inlet pressure is set with the trigger pulled, not static pressure. Many guns have a halfway pull that...
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    Just out of curiosity did you give a preference...

    Just out of curiosity did you give a preference of driver vs show quality chrome? I always go show quality and would like to see some examples of driver quality chrome. Decades ago the difference...
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    Len is correct, 1500 is not a bad price. I'm sure...

    Len is correct, 1500 is not a bad price. I'm sure you are familiar with how triple chrome plating is done and it is very. very labor intense. To get rid of those pits will take hours of copper...
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    I've used paint stiper and lacquer thinner with...

    I've used paint stiper and lacquer thinner with great success. Just remember it will not be unusual to see pitting coming through between the chrome and pot metal as it can still oxidize. You may...
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    Len, yep supplier mentioned those China...

    Len,

    yep supplier mentioned those China shipping problems as well. One of his biggest concerns was with the Canada OTR shipping strike. Evidently PPG gets quite a bit material from Canada. I am...
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    Painting in a booth is going to spoil you,...

    Painting in a booth is going to spoil you, seriously you will enjoy the experience. On the DAS sealer, be glad you were able to obtained it as suppliers are out. Was at my supplier (English Color)...
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    On the butt weld clamps, try using a copper...

    On the butt weld clamps, try using a copper wrapped dolly backer to give you more heat sink, it will help prevent blow through. I keep plenty of 12x12 24 ga. copper sheets in the shop just for this...
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    Great thought on the welding blanket Brian!...

    Great thought on the welding blanket Brian! Should have mentioned it. Just be sure and wear long sleeve shirts, that material will make you itch.
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    Here are a few examples of what I use

    Here are a few examples of what I use
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    Being your first time with a welder and I suspect...

    Being your first time with a welder and I suspect you haven't made too many patch panels, don't be afraid of making this a multi plate repair as opposed to trying to get it correct in one shot. I...
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    My go to is Keystone parts as they have CAPA...

    My go to is Keystone parts as they have CAPA cert. panels, seldom have to fight the patch panel. I've used Carparts.com in the past but quit using them after many issues from wrong parts to delivery...
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    Yes that will work, just be sure and use a weld...

    Yes that will work, just be sure and use a weld through primer and seal the underside. The fiber filler may work for a while but I would think the movement and flexing from the shock tower is going...
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    Brian, yes they are. I have many manuals here...

    Brian,

    yes they are. I have many manuals here in the shop for 30's era, but when I need additional info I use the below site. This site has been around for years and is a great source to follow....
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    Are you referring to a lap joint weld or a...

    Are you referring to a lap joint weld or a "backer" plate weld? Either will work but a lap joint using a bead roller looks cleaner. As Len stated make sure you can clean out to good metal and prime
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    I would absolutely use a dedicated sealer and...

    I would absolutely use a dedicated sealer and shoot it to spec. When you stated "there is a hint of banding" from different primer colors you may be setting yourself up for ghosting. The only way I...
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    Phil, I thought the same thing at first...

    Phil,

    I thought the same thing at first glance and then noticed some shading. I almost think the shading is either from shop dust or maybe over spray from guide coat leveling, not sure. I added...
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    You are going to have to shape and weld in a...

    You are going to have to shape and weld in a patch panel that extends into good solid metal. I'm curious on how you got a rust spot up this high? Was this eaten by an acid product maybe? Very...
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    Len,

    does that look like product delamination too you?
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    Can be caused from your application (distance to...

    Can be caused from your application (distance to panel change), drop in pressure, speed of application, etc.. No need to reprime, shoot a sealer first then go straight to bc/cc
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    Panel alignment

    Another consideration to remember on older builds is body mounting hardware. Many of these builds can take extensive alignment from worn out rubber mounting bushings and settled sheet metal over an...
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    Going with your second option would be your best...

    Going with your second option would be your best configuration. As bmarler stated a direct flow from 2-1/2' from floor surface will stir up dust from multiple locations. However, in your option 2...
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    What you ask can be confusing depending on who...

    What you ask can be confusing depending on who you talk to in the world of mechanical engineers vs the home builder/painter. As to simplify this, you are looking for 100 cfm per linear ft. to pass...
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    Thank you Bam for this posting! I tie most of my...

    Thank you Bam for this posting! I tie most of my clips in the same fashion. Thank you for taking the extra time to get these specific pics for me. I am always curious how other builders tie their...
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    Master work Bam, I love your build threads. Any...

    Master work Bam, I love your build threads. Any chance you can shoot a pic of tie in where frame was cut. I'm guessing you tied in with truss plates and/or slid it inside rails? Thank you for...
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