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    Sorry to hear of the bad crimps and switch. That actuator seems to work really nice though! That's pretty cool!
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    I can't really decide if I like it or not! I guess it's like most things in life.. different strokes for different folks.

    I do appreciate the engineering involved, and as expected your installation is second to none!

    And I certainly thank you for making time for all the pics / write-up AND videos to boot! You're to kind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    I can't really decide if I like it or not! I guess it's like most things in life.. different strokes for different folks.

    I do appreciate the engineering involved, and as expected your installation is second to none!

    And I certainly thank you for making time for all the pics / write-up AND videos to boot! You're to kind!
    I've gotta admit, my first reaction was "Why does this need to be powered?", but then I thought about the option, having it spring loaded closed and the spring weakening over time so that he bezel assembly doesn't close tight. Powered seems to be a good idea for firm closure. For sure it will slow down the kids wanting to siphon gasoline.....
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    TBH, I'm not sure if I like it either. It will look real good leaving the driveway..


    Recently I took delivery of a ball glove pounding pad, $39 on Amazon per a link posted by Johnny Arial on AllMetalShaping. It was very light, and where I did not give it a go with a sheet metal test sample, something in me wanted to see what was inside the bag. So here we go, can't leave well enough alone...







    Looks like a high density felt pad...





    My previous shot bag had become a casualty inside of a quarter panel when using it as a dolly... It found a sharp piece of metal which caused the tear... and I caused the cut so I could empty it out and pull it out of the cavity it was in.. It had approx. 50 lbs or better of lead shot in it at the time, and for some reason I didn't think about removal when I was dropping it in the hole.





    So I had put in an order last night for another bus seat cover (Kevlar material) and took it today with all the pieces to Anthony's Upholstery. This one is a bit smaller, so also more manageable. I think I had about 1/3 of the 50 lbs left over, so may have to make another smaller shot bag..

    Comparison, the old to the new one..





    Something told me when that Amazon order was placed that this thing would have lead shot inside before all was said and done.. It does make a nice shot bag, and has a nice look.





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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    I've gotta admit, my first reaction was "Why does this need to be powered?" For sure it will slow down the kids wanting to siphon gasoline.....

    Do kids today even know how to siphon gasoline?? Even if they did, what are the odds that this thing will ever be parked where they could get to it?
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    More progress on the wagon, got some SPI epoxy sprayed, hopefully this will wet sand out and be ready for BC/CC.














    Also got some primer on the sheetmetal for an 01 Dyna











    Look Scott, the dent's gone...


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    Looks great. What is the sanding process between coats, and how many coats do you apply of color and clear? Thanks, Steve.
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    Great work! That epoxy lays down so nice it looks like paint!
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    Kyle learning the fine art of blocking....











    Meanwhile, I was wet sanding the motorcycle parts...














    This SPI epoxy sure is nice sanding!


    Steve, Kyle started with 180 grit psa on the AFS long board shown, then 400 grit, both dry. Then we'll do 600 wet, mix epoxy as a sealer, then paint..
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    Thanks for the sanding info, not sure what you mean by mix epoxy as a sealer, before color coat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stovens View Post
    Thanks for the sanding info, not sure what you mean by mix epoxy as a sealer, before color coat?
    He's using SPI epoxy sealer. This LINK explains it all.
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    Thanks Jack most excellent article!
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    Wet sanded with 600











    SPI Epoxy seal coat











    Dupont Cromax Black Diamond and clear











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    Awesome finish!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stovens View Post
    Awesome finish!
    What he said x 2
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