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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack F View Post
    Robert, what size electrode are you using?

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    Jack, it was .040.
    Last edited by MP&C; 07-20-2014 at 05:56 PM.
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    Thanks Robert, It's time for me to again to try my hand at tig welding sheet metal butt welds.

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    Be sure to post up your results, maybe we can compare notes and get rid of some of the learning curve
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    Robert I have to say THANKS your post 245 I got a box (50) of those discs They make short work of cutting down the welds. Thanks again
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    Glad to hear it Charlie, I'd say that box will last quite a while!
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    Just to catch up on the "kitchen repairs"


    ......... here are the drawers re-installed. Even though the black paint matches the appliances, it does attract your attention like a nose wart. Oh well, the drawer is able to open about twice as much as before now that it doesn't hit the knob.











    And while all the Hot Rod Black was being sprayed, my buddy Dan was doing some mechanical work on a 59(?) Vette that needed some under hood help..

    Epoxy....





    Hot Rod black....





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    Great work! Your knob repair still impresses me. The biggest problem I have with trying to make new sheet metal pieces is thinking it out before trying to ruin the material.
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    Any excuse to play in the shop!


    Got some more done on the wagon last night. I had picked up a few cans of Dykem real cheap at the local Habitat store, so I thought I'd give that a try for guide coating. It seemed to work well, and the translucent properties of the Dykem showed up darker in the low areas after sanding/highlighting (especially after more than one coat) to better show the lows.







    Used the AFS sander and some 400 grit to highlight the defects...







    High's and lows







    Here's the tools used this evening, including the creeper







    Got a couple hours of metal bumping left to do, will post results next time around...
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    Very nice. I have some plans for some serious sheet metal projects this winter so I will probably be asking you some stuff when I get around to it. As usual, great work.
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    Ryan, be glad to answer any questions I can..


    My inventory had run out on kick panel retainers for Trifive Chevys. I've been getting a few requests for them so I made up 14 sets last night, ready to go.






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    Very nice. I need to get some dyechem.
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    Is it spelled DyKem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stovens View Post
    Is it spelled DyKem?
    It probably is. I just took a wack at the spelling.....
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    machinists & sheet metal guys use it, also called layout fluid, helps to see scribe lines on bare metal (as shown on above metal parts). I must caution, it will be some pricey stuff to use as a guide coat if you are buying it retail. I got it from a "thrift" store, and it appears to be items from the local Navy base that were donated as they had expired shelf life. I paid less for it than what Walmart gets for their cheap spray paint, so to me it was worth trying. If you have to pay full price, it may not be as appealing..
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    Good to know!
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