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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:59 am
This guy has to be screwing with you guys. Just the description of the mess he has made of this car... nobody is that much of a hack, not when they intended (at least at one point) to keep the car. Next he is going to ask about painting the car with those little foam paint brushes from Home Depot. :goodjob:



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:06 am
Your Harbor Freight gun is a bottom of the barrel item that is unlikely to give you a decent finish on topcoats. They are $9 for God's sake! Buy a decent gun and keep the HF for primer duty if you must.
Also, what do you have for a compressor? You say you have one but it really needs to be at least 12cfm - preferably more - for an overall paint job.



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:10 pm
jkesselr wrote:This guy has to be screwing with you guys. Just the description of the mess he has made of this car... nobody is that much of a hack, not when they intended (at least at one point) to keep the car. Next he is going to ask about painting the car with those little foam paint brushes from Home Depot. :goodjob:

I DON'T KNOW ?
But not everyone has a 100k paint booth and all the best equipment plus 50 years of experience. theirs's also the other end of the spectrum ones with very little. I believe if someone is asking for help i'll do my best to provide it no mater where he is on that spectrum. that's all I can do and it make me feel good to do it. :happy:
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:23 pm
jkesselr wrote:This guy has to be screwing with you guys. Just the description of the mess he has made of this car... nobody is that much of a hack, not when they intended (at least at one point) to keep the car. Next he is going to ask about painting the car with those little foam paint brushes from Home Depot. :goodjob:


Ha,ha! I have seen some incredible hack work done on cars. Some do it out of ignorance and others intentionally so they can sell the car quick and have as little money in it as possible.

On my Coronet R/T there was a T-shirt rolled up and stuffed in a rust hole in front of the rear wheel, it had window screen over it and was then filled in with bondo.

Check out this hack work on the a 65 Buick Convertible:
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Quarter Panel Right Side Wheel Well Lip.JPG


Floor patch work:
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Floor Rust through 1.JPG


They scabbed the back half of this quarter panel on, the caved, paved and sculpted it with over 2" of filler:
Deep Bondo.JPG


Check out this band aid on the frame of this Jeep CJ5:
Frame Repair Old.JPG


The frame was cracked all the way through and they simply weld a patch on the outside.
Previously Patched Area.JPG


I have seen some incredible hack work. We don't condone such work on this site and therefore most of the hacks never return after seeing they are not getting the answers they wanted.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:37 pm
65Marauder wrote:
Jesus told me, this is good enough.

You wanna fight Jesus? Go ahead. Sir. Go ahead.



must not be the Jesus i believe in who is the Son of the God that said this:

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed....

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:40 pm
'68 Coronet R/T wrote: Ha,ha! I have seen some incredible hack work done on cars. Some do it out of ignorance and others intentionally so they can sell the car quick and have as little money in it as possible...

They scabbed the back half of this quarter panel on, the caved, paved and sculpted it with over 2" of filler:...

I have seen some incredible hack work. We don't condone such work on this site and therefore most of the hacks never return after seeing they are not getting the answers they wanted.


68, That quarter panel with all the bondo is just plain SCARY! The worst part is when some poor slob (like myself) ends up buying some POS like that.
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