"hence why Ron is my hero!!! I am still stuck behind a desk, but have never given up on the dream of just going out in my back yard, opening the door to a big old garage and spending the day working and restoring cars....."
"I'll have to check when I get back from vacation. We'll it's warmed up here [actually it's already hot as heck here], so that we finally got the front and rear glass out....now I can sand blast every nook and cranny. As always…"
"hey Ron, bought a new Hobart 140 MIG welder, but for the life of me we can't get it to operate right. I get an arc, but it's either running too hot or too cold. I can't seem to get it set right to get a proper puddle to start welding.…"
"Well Ron perhaps I should have stated "In my opinion". I certainly don't have 30 years and a auto restoration buisness but I do know what I like and what I enjoy doing. Some of the best paint jobs I have done have been with laquer…"
"Well, ole Tweety is on hold, because I don't have a heated garage and I am at the age where working in the cold for free is not an option. We have one wh*** side of the car stripped and ligthly primed to stop any new rust. Been having a bit of…"
"The only reason to totally strip all the paint off a car is if your going to chrome it. As long as the old paint isn't peeling or chipping away all you need is to sand it real good. Keep the bondo to a minimum such as filling small…"
fortunatly I don't have a sigificant other anymore, which is why I made sure to post pics of car parts in the house. If you have questions my brother taught me alot about painting this summer. I still don't think I could spray it, my arthritis makes holding a spray gun painful. Operating the DA sander, side arm (angle) grinder and the like wasn't too bad though. any how ask away if you have more questions, I didn't go into much detail in my reply. I didn't want to ramble on too much. For sure you should get some primer on the car where it's bare metal. stay away from spray cans, it could ruin your paint job. If you do use them strip it off before you apply your primer. My brother has been using PPG's ShopLine products, they're good quality and less expensive. The other plus is they're compatible with other PPG paints. Another thing I know I mentioned it but read the info on everything you use, for instance the body filler I used (RAGE EVERCOAT) recommends a specific grit of sandpaper for adhesion, and I applied it over primer as well as under. I just made sure to use the recommended sanding grit.
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