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Old 02-24-2023, 11:22 PM
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I also have been trying to figure out how to redo the bare metal on the truck. I tried a few options this morning with no success on getting a look I liked. I did some research and went and bought a drum sanding metal prep tool. I started playing with it and I think I found what I was looking for!!!
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Old 02-25-2023, 09:48 AM
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I also have been trying to figure out how to redo the bare metal on the truck. I tried a few options this morning with no success on getting a look I liked. I did some research and went and bought a drum sanding metal prep tool. I started playing with it and I think I found what I was looking for!!!
That looks like it gives a nice clean finish!

Vice Grip Garage is selling a wipe or spray on clear coat that is intended to provide mechanical adhesion rather that the chemical.adhesion of a regular clear coat. Haven't used it though. I'm not sure how it compares to that Permalac stuff you like.
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Old 02-25-2023, 11:13 AM
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That looks like it gives a nice clean finish!

Vice Grip Garage is selling a wipe or spray on clear coat that is intended to provide mechanical adhesion rather that the chemical.adhesion of a regular clear coat. Haven't used it though. I'm not sure how it compares to that Permalac stuff you like.
That sounds interesting!! I'll look into it!
Yes that sander gives a smooth finish!! I like it
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Old 02-25-2023, 01:38 PM
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A little wood work!
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I also have been trying to figure out how to redo the bare metal on the truck. I tried a few options this morning with no success on getting a look I liked. I did some research and went and bought a drum sanding metal prep tool. I started playing with it and I think I found what I was looking for!!!
That looks good, but. If you don't want to buy new tools I us my double orbital sander with 150 grit, give or take.
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Old 02-25-2023, 02:03 PM
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That looks good, but. If you don't want to buy new tools I us my double orbital sander with 150 grit, give or take.
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Yeah I've used a da sander in a few cases before. I will probably have to in a few tight spots . I should be close enough to the same finish
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Old 02-25-2023, 09:07 PM
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Busy day!! My oldest helped me all day!! We got all the fenders cleaned and re installed. I also polished the sides of the box. Then I sprayed 3 coats of permelac clean on the whole thing!! After dinner the family will go out and help me install the wood!!!
We also installed a new air tank
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My Kids used to help me working on the cars when they were young. Kind a bummed though as it never really stuck with either of them. They just drive now and when things happen they bring the cars to me. Still happy they were involved though. Jim
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