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#196 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 07:05 PM

That sure is looking beautiful Daniel. Are you using that top secret wet look hardener, mixed
into the paint? Judging by the starlight twinkles in the pics, you must be. I'm flattered, that my
progress on the Elf has inspired you, but I want to say, that without your help and input, I
wouldn't be nearly as far as I am with my project. What'd we rack up, about a hundred pm's
figuring that drive train out?

Good to see you making this much progress, and looking forward to seeing the next update.

Oh, BTW, I screwed up the paint on the Elf hood, 2 days ago. (last piece) I've got a nice big run on the
one side.


But of course...."wet look hardener"! You know, I was thinking of all those PM's and thought they would make a great thread!!

When you get those runs...quickly grab some masking tape & lay a piece over the run, just "lay it" on the run, then pull it off. Do as many times as it takes to get all the excess off. Many times if you do real good at pulling the excess, you can simply spray more paint over it & it will all level out. If that's not the case, wait a little while, till the paint just gets past the sticky stage, then wet sand with 220, then 360. You have to sand lightly with little pressure, but the uncured paint will sand. Soon as you get it smooth again, blow dry the area & re-shoot it. I made a fender long run on my 1st car paint job many years ago. Called the local "show quality" painter, and he told me what to do right then. It worked!
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Posted December 22, 2012 - 07:11 PM

I was spraying the inside of the hood, and decided to venture out around the outer sides, and that's
where it ran. So, it's not a big deal to get rid of, with wet sanding. But, as mentioned earlier in this
thread, it's usually the most important piece that gets screwed up.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 04:47 PM

Got some parts primed, other parts painted. I keep finding more parts that are to be red, so I'll be a while getting all the parts painted. Some still have to be stripped. The primed parts I've already put into my cabinets.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 05:23 PM

Daniel this is coming out awesome! What are you using to paint all this? HVLP? If so what do you find best for the mix rate of paint, hardener and thinner?

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 05:43 PM

Daniel this is coming out awesome! What are you using to paint all this? HVLP? If so what do you find best for the mix rate of paint, hardener and thinner?


That all depends on the particular paint used, but I am using 8 parts paint, 1 part hardener, and 1 part thinner.
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 05:46 PM

That all depends on the particular paint used, but I am using 8 parts paint, 1 part hardener, and 1 part thinner.

That is the same rate recommended on the paint and materials I have, I was just curious if you tweaked it a bit. Thanks :thumbs:

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 08:52 PM

Daniel I just noticed this thread has 200 comments and almost 2k views in less than 2 months :thumbs: I wonder if that is a record lol.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 09:06 PM

Daniel I just noticed this thread has 200 comments and almost 2k views in less than 2 months :thumbs: I wonder if that is a record lol.


It's not a record by any means I'm sure. I am glad it draws some views though. The more Bush Hog gets noticed, the more that get saved. But then the prices go up some too.
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Posted December 26, 2012 - 07:01 PM

I've been E-tanking some more V4-6 parts today inside my shop in a large tub.  I can strip a part in an hour using my AC/DC (set to DC of course), if the water is hot when I start.  The first part took 3 hours as the water was cold.  By the time I got the first one stripped, the water was around 140F.  Put the next part in & it was ready to brush clean in an hour or a bit less.  I put the welder on 25 to 50 amps and let her boil!  I set it to 25 amps if I'm leaving the shop, 50 amps if I'm gonna be there to keep an eye on things.  I put some more parts in for overnight, but shut the welder off & hooked up my battery charger.


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 07:13 PM

That's a fast turnaround in the E tank.

What about the gas/boom factor? Shop must be well vented.



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 08:59 PM

That's a fast turnaround in the E tank.

What about the gas/boom factor? Shop must be well vented.

 

I have the tub next to the door.  I just leave the door cracked open.  



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 10:42 PM

Daniel you are the man! While I am thinking about what to work on, you are half way through the project! Keep up the good work!

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Posted December 27, 2012 - 06:34 AM

Wow! That's a heck of an e-tank set up! Git-er-dun!



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Posted December 27, 2012 - 07:41 AM

Wow! That's a heck of an e-tank set up! Git-er-dun!

It's the Terminator of E-tanks. :dancingbanana:


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Posted December 29, 2012 - 07:50 PM

Daniel,

 

Just started getting back on the website again, and came across your thread. Very good project, and you're doing a very nice job. Keep up the great job, and I can't wait to see the finished product!


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