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    Hal, Thanks for the compliment. Unfortunately, I...

    Hal, Thanks for the compliment. Unfortunately, I got some orange peel, which was a bummer after all the prep work. One day, if I'm bored, maybe I'll do a light sanding job and try again. I had most...
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    Before: 331814 After: 331906 Cal

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    The under-catalyzed Easy Sand never set up. I...

    The under-catalyzed Easy Sand never set up. I tried both acetone and lacquer thinner to remove it. The acetone seemed to work a little better, but neither one was taking it off very quickly.

    I...
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    Hi Paul, Thanks for the word of caution on the...

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for the word of caution on the two-part primer. I don't plan to use any more of that primer and I will definitely be getting a better respirator. Any suggestions for a source?
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    I'm sure you guys are right about under...

    I'm sure you guys are right about under catalyzing the filler. I did a couple of batches that started to get cheesy at about five minutes and those areas sand much easier. The problem is that I...
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    priming was an adventure...

    (Iím going into a lot of detail here hoping that it will help the next rookie; I certainly didnít find everything I would have liked in one place.)

    I used a Sherwin Williams automotive high-fill...
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    Dave, Thanks for the tip. I thought about...

    Dave,

    Thanks for the tip. I thought about getting one of the Surform files, but my Dadís old rasp, visible in the forth picture, did a pretty good job on the curved surfaces.

    Does it look...
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    paint prep - part 2

    [continued from http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/showthread.php?t=159301&page=3]

    I havenít been able to spend much time on the paint job in the last two months, for various reasons, but Iíve...
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