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Forum: Body work
June 12th, 2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Brad J.

Only thing I use is SPI epoxy. It sands easy and...

Only thing I use is SPI epoxy. It sands easy and if you want to respray after seven days you scuff it with a red scothbright pad. Nothing else even comes close. I even use it for my chassis black,...
Forum: Paint
June 12th, 2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By Brad J.

I'm not much help on this new stuff but I did...

I'm not much help on this new stuff but I did have trouble getting Jade Gold for a 68' 442. Dupont discontinued the tints and PPG didn't show anything. I had to use Nason which is a lower line of...
Forum: Paint
June 12th, 2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By Brad J.

Are those plastic or metal? If they are...

Are those plastic or metal? If they are metal then a light etch from 80 grit in a blast cabinet, waterborne cleaner, and then epoxy primer.

Plastic would also benefit from a light etch in...
Forum: Paint
June 10th, 2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,274
Posted By Brad J.

At this point it's trial and error. If you have...

At this point it's trial and error. If you have an orbital and some ultra fine compound then you can try it. I'm not familair with ultra fine. I'd lean towards a black foam pad and 3m perfect it 2...
Forum: Paint
June 9th, 2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,274
Posted By Brad J.

They usually can be buffed out. But, chances...

They usually can be buffed out. But, chances are they didn't go fine enough with compounds and types of foam pads. Insurance shops usually don't have the necessary foam pads and polish that is...
Forum: Paint
June 6th, 2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,274
Posted By Brad J.

I think the drivability upgrades are dependant on...

I think the drivability upgrades are dependant on your location. Jay is in an area that would suck to have old cars. Traffic is hard on brakes and hard on cooling systems. I was into the LS thing...
Forum: Paint
June 5th, 2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,274
Posted By Brad J.

You DA the paint down through each color layer...

You DA the paint down through each color layer until you arrive at the glass. So you sand the blue off and start over. Then sand the yellow off and start over, then sand the orange off, etc.... ...
Forum: Paint
June 4th, 2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,274
Posted By Brad J.

I understand your view point. As a restorer I...

I understand your view point. As a restorer I don't agree with it.

3-4 hours to strip the remainder of the hood. Repair/inspect and spray epoxy over it and start over. They still have to...
Forum: Paint
June 3rd, 2019, 03:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,274
Posted By Brad J.

I see some grey,gold,yellow,blue paint that is...

I see some grey,gold,yellow,blue paint that is being covered up with more primer, base, and 4-6 more coats of clear. I can't believe a shop would put their name on that.

They surely won't back...
Forum: Body work
June 2nd, 2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,188
Posted By Brad J.

Some shops use all metal or fiberglass fillers in...

Some shops use all metal or fiberglass fillers in the factory joints. I haven't had any success with it. It shrinks/moves and shows the joint. That is why shops will weld a strip to bridget the...
Forum: Paint
June 2nd, 2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,274
Posted By Brad J.

That is a lot of paint layers, why wouldn't you...

That is a lot of paint layers, why wouldn't you have them strip all the paint while they are half way there? It would be twice the cost but worth it.
Forum: Body work
May 30th, 2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,188
Posted By Brad J.

Panel bond is a great product but not a great...

Panel bond is a great product but not a great filler. Tends to move in the hot sun and show the seam.

The trend today like bccan mentions is to remove the lead and weld a strip briding the...
Forum: Paint
May 29th, 2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,274
Posted By Brad J.

VC455 is giving good advice. I used to...

VC455 is giving good advice. I used to relaminate corvette bodies. Basically add another layer or resin and glass mat. Fortunately for me I haven't done a vette in years and I shouldn't have to do...
Forum: Paint
May 29th, 2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,577
Posted By Brad J.

I've sprayed a couple 40's Buicks with acrylic...

I've sprayed a couple 40's Buicks with acrylic laquer metallic back 25 years ago. They looked fine but nothing like base/clear for metallic. The flakes dance more under the clear because they...
Forum: Paint
May 28th, 2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,577
Posted By Brad J.

Oddball is right. A cut and buff on metallic SS...

Oddball is right. A cut and buff on metallic SS will not look as good as Base/Clear. Your cutting into the flakes and polishing them. Can change the color completely on some colors.

Nothing wrong...
Forum: Paint
October 30th, 2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,704
Posted By Brad J.

Len, Urethane wave is build up of...

Len,

Urethane wave is build up of polyurethane clear. Each additional layer builds a cottage cheese thigh look. Bodyshop repairs that use 2coats won't really show it but 2 coats isn't enough...
August 9th, 2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 20,505
Posted By Brad J.

Congrats on getting it done for Lansing. I saw...

Congrats on getting it done for Lansing. I saw it there along with several other 68' Hursts. As a restorer I'm the type that would walk by ten restored cars to look at yours. I would have stopped...
Forum: Paint
August 8th, 2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,704
Posted By Brad J.

Remember it's ok to sit overnight but most have...

Remember it's ok to sit overnight but most have 24 hour windows before clear. Smart bet is to have an extra quart or two extra from the same batch for repairs in the future. I usually keep an...
Forum: Paint
August 7th, 2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,704
Posted By Brad J.

Next time let the base sit overnight before you...

Next time let the base sit overnight before you clear.

Did you mist coat the last coat of base to even out the metallics?

By now I'm also curious if you've redone it since it was a...
Forum: Body work
June 8th, 2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By Brad J.

I fitted a set of goodmarks to a 68' last summer....

I fitted a set of goodmarks to a 68' last summer. They seemed as heavy as the originals but I had to shape them from the middle of the door to the top. Probably welded and shaped from 0 to 1/4" at...
Forum: Big Blocks
June 7th, 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 194
Posted By Brad J.

Offy intake needs distributor

New HEI won't work and neither will a original points style. The points one will if the manifold is clearanced where the cap latch is. I don't really want to do that. They both hit up at the top...
Forum: Paint
May 29th, 2018, 04:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By Brad J.

Once the POR is applied other coatings don't like...

Once the POR is applied other coatings don't like to stick to it. It's hard to scratch up for the next coating.

The whole paint over rust is hogwash. I've seen projects where the rust grows...
Forum: Paint
May 28th, 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By Brad J.

I'd ditch the por15 and go with epoxy primer from...

I'd ditch the por15 and go with epoxy primer from SPI. Or one of the 2kurethane chassis black from them. SEM makes a hot rod black that works good also. I prefer the epoxy but the others are...
May 9th, 2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By Brad J.

"318 2barrell runs ok and no rust that I saw." ...

"318 2barrell runs ok and no rust that I saw." Sounds like a top shelf piece.

I'm just telling you these guys don't want to be hussled all the time.
May 8th, 2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By Brad J.

I know a couple large collecters that really get...

I know a couple large collecters that really get sick of people trying to sell them crap. Instead of enjoying a show they end up having people bothering them. They usually own what they want and...
Forum: Paint
May 3rd, 2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,173
Posted By Brad J.

Droptopron, thanks for sharing. This helps me...

Droptopron, thanks for sharing. This helps me explain the possible differences in pricing. Your car looks like it came out great. But here is a possible difference that adds up to more labor.
...
Forum: Paint
May 2nd, 2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,173
Posted By Brad J.

I haven't been on the site for a while and this...

I haven't been on the site for a while and this thread caught my eye even though it is mostly old. Prices are all over the map because the quality is all over the map also. Their are so many...
Forum: 442
November 20th, 2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By Brad J.

We did that when we rebuilt it and the Q-jet he...

We did that when we rebuilt it and the Q-jet he bought from Jet has the electric choke. Thanks, Brad

Here it is right before break in and before I cobbled the exhaust, dropped in a distributor...
Forum: 442
November 20th, 2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By Brad J.

Thanks Joe, My dad ordered these for a 68'...

Thanks Joe,

My dad ordered these for a 68' but who knows. Thanks for the extra information, these will work fine for our application. I'am going to lop the heat riser flap out and braze the...
Forum: 442
November 20th, 2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By Brad J.

Exhaust for 68' with W/X manifolds?

I've searched around the forum but couldn't find the information I was looking for. Just recieved new exhaust manifolds with a W/X on them. They are from Fusick/Thornton. For a 68' 442 what year...
Forum: Paint
October 14th, 2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By Brad J.

Why not do the best job you can do and spray more...

Why not do the best job you can do and spray more epoxy over the break throughs? I personally wouldn't do it any other way.
Forum: Paint
September 23rd, 2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,937
Posted By Brad J.

SPI (Southern Polyurethanes) 710 w&g remover ...

SPI (Southern Polyurethanes)
710 w&g remover
700 waterborne w&g remover

The solvent 710 cuts grease better than waterborne but the waterborne really cleans the metal better than the solvent...
Forum: Paint
September 23rd, 2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,937
Posted By Brad J.

I spray epoxy on all my engines as soon as I get...

I spray epoxy on all my engines as soon as I get them back from the machine shop. This seals the pores so the assembly process doesn't soak a bunch of oil into it. I mask the block and heads and...
September 23rd, 2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By Brad J.

I received the parts a couple days ago. Bob...

I received the parts a couple days ago. Bob had lost power during Irma and couldn't contact me and was waiting for Fed Ex to start shipping again. All is well and I jumped the gun.
Forum: 442
September 19th, 2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By Brad J.

I was pleasantly surprised with the fenders. I...

I was pleasantly surprised with the fenders. I went into it thinking they would be junk. I didn't check metal gauge but they felt the same to lift them. Usually the aftermarket stuff is a lot...
Forum: 442
September 18th, 2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By Brad J.

I've recently fitted goodmark front fenders to a...

I've recently fitted goodmark front fenders to a 68' and was happy. I had to reweld and reshape the upper rear corners to match the door for a great fit. Otherwise I thought they seemed just as...
September 18th, 2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By Brad J.

He sent me a private message today. Sounds like...

He sent me a private message today. Sounds like I'll get my part in a few days. Looks like I jumped the gun by a day. Communication is the key to happiness!
September 18th, 2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By Brad J.

Anyone heard from Bob Vreena (Rocketman269V) Waiting for parts

Sent payment on 8-31 last contact 9-7. Seemed to be dragging feet during that week sending emails to me for shipping info he already had. I had a bad feeling before the 7th that I wasn't going to...
Forum: 442
September 16th, 2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,863
Posted By Brad J.

Android, I had a choice between this and...

Android,

I had a choice between this and toronodo intake. It came with a busted jet boat block that I was given. I had to open up the area around the rear butterflies for use with a q-jet. I...
Forum: Paint
September 16th, 2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Brad J.

Southern Polyurethanes is the place for primers,...

Southern Polyurethanes is the place for primers, reducers, clearcoat, black single stage, and support. They are in Georgia but have free shipping. I've been using them for 10 years and they have...
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