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Old 02-10-2012, 11:22 PM   #191
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Cool idea.

I read a few pages back and found your tool storage build. I like it, I thought of maybe using really nice tools, and putting plexy glass over it, but between the tools and wood floor, it would add too much weight.

How much does all that weight would you say, your probably about even, seeing as you took a lot of stuff out first.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:56 AM   #192
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Well I would of done the whole hatch I know it sounds like a lot but its the best way bit there's a bunch of different ways, the best for you would be to find a paint store the sales automotive paint and they be able to explain it better than me haha cause I just know how to do it
Thanks. Doing the whole hatch would definitely look better but given the setup I'm working with right now, I couldn't really afford to do that. Someday, I'm hoping to get a spray unit or something so I don't have to keep buying aerosol cans and can buy bulk paint somewhere but that's still in the future.

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Cool idea.

I read a few pages back and found your tool storage build. I like it, I thought of maybe using really nice tools, and putting plexy glass over it, but between the tools and wood floor, it would add too much weight.

How much does all that weight would you say, your probably about even, seeing as you took a lot of stuff out first.
Thanks. I'm almost afraid to know how much weight I've added, but as you said I took a little out too. For the whole setup, I used 3/8" birch board except for the floor which is a little thicker so the individual weight isn't that much. Furthermore, I was carrying all these tools in a toolbox anyways so that didn't really add anymore weight, but when you add the whole thing together and throw in the sub box, I wouldn't be surprised if I added well over 100 Ibs compared to an empty, untouched Svt.
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:30 AM   #193
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Yea, you defintiely dont want to make a hard edge like that.

This is a repair i did on a Jeep fender at work. There was a rust hole all the way through the feinder, so welded a new piece of metal, then filled to smooth, primed, and painted.




The repair area was about the size of a golf ball, but to blend the paint area, you have to shoot pant across a wider area.

Notice the masking, where the paper is not directly on the panel, but lifted up and away. That allows the paint to spray even, without any edges.

After the paint cures, you want to wet-sand and buff it, so that all of the overspray and orange peel is removed.
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I know what you mean about the hard edges but how can you do that? I always tape off the area that I'm spraying when it's a small section like that. I'd love to know how you do it because that's the part I struggle with the most.
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Yea, you defintiely dont want to make a hard edge like that.

The repair area was about the size of a golf ball, but to blend the paint area, you have to shoot pant across a wider area.

Notice the masking, where the paper is not directly on the panel, but lifted up and away. That allows the paint to spray even, without any edges.

After the paint cures, you want to wet-sand and buff it, so that all of the overspray and orange peel is removed.
^^^ THIS!

Just for a Focus reference, below are pictures of exactly what MattZX3 is talking about... just incase you aren't quite sure what he means. Sorry, I wasn't going to take my hatch strip off to show exactly what you did but, you'll get the idea.

This picture shows that you want to "hard-edge" tape the glass and the hatch strip while "gap" taping the parts of the panel you are applying paint to.



The next two pictures show how you want to tape off the panel you are painting. You want to make sure that your tape is not touching the panel, allowing your paint to "blend" and not causing such a hard-edge.





Obviously, you want to mask off the area with newspaper/masking paper, and where I "hard-edge" taped the glass/hatch strip you will want to continue to tape them off completely to not allow a hard-edge of paint where your tape stops.

Hope this helps, and keep up the good work. With some sanding and buffing, it will look great.
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I get it now. Something so simple. lol

Thanks all. +1 for the advice.
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I get it now. Something so simple. lol

Thanks all. +1 for the advice.
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What is worse is when you save up allowance money for 3 months to buy a CAI because no job, and getting chewed out for 'wasting' it on an 'air filter'... he'll never learn.
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What is worse is when you save up allowance money for 3 months to buy a CAI because no job, and getting chewed out for 'wasting' it on an 'air filter'... he'll never learn.
Air filters are never a waste. lol. At least if it's a lifetime filter that you never need to replace again, just clean and re oil it.

And I can feel the no job pain. I normally run two jobs right now, but one is completely reliant on snow. In other words, we haven't been running for two weeks now during what is normally are busiest time of the year. It really sucks.
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