WHAT DID YOU DO IN YOUR SHOP TODAY


Just keep it clean please....

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Post Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:46 am

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nikkinutshop wrote: I cannot hear my wife.


Sounds like they are worth every penny.

Just kidding. My kids got me the skull candy bluetooth ear buds for Christmas- I really like them, but have yet to try them outside or on a tractor

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Post Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:27 am

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I have a pair of Grado headphones that I ponied up about $100 USD for a couple of years ago, they are excellent phones. Bach, and everything else, sounds like you are in the concert hall when you are using them.
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Post Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:52 pm

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I too have recently got a pair of Bose headphones and you are right the sound is phenomenal.

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Post Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:22 pm

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I did not feel like going out to the shop yesterday. Today, I do not have an excuse. So after my wife gives me a haircut, I am getting kicked outside. The temperature is close to 20c.
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Post Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:33 pm

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Went out to my shop today and put duals on my caddy. 72 and sunny here most of the day!
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Post Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:43 pm

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wndsofchng06 wrote:Went out to my shop today and put duals on my caddy. 72 and sunny here most of the day!
https://youtu.be/P47t9i4dXe8

Nice, but I'd have gone with glass packs as well. Rumble on the outside but quiet on the inside. I've had them on my Loadstar 1600 for over 20 years. Also the Oldsmobile in my GMC pickup. Maybe one day on the flathead 52 Mercury?
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Post Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:24 pm

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Got some front end parts for KB-2 blasted and ready for paint. Now that the weather in Eastern Kansas seems to be getting warmer will get the frame blasted then powder coated. Then I can start at least getting it back to a rolling chassis. Still a LONG LONG ways from done...hopefully before they throw dirt in my face.

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Post Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:18 pm

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I have a considerable experience with powder coated frames. I have posted lots of reasons this will fail. Powder coating is very expensive and not as good a Rustoleum. Powder cannot be repaired with paint. Rustoleum touches up easily and only costs a few bucks.
It is important to remember that powder coating is not paint. It is coloured plastic dust that electrically sticks to the base material and then gets baked in an oven where it melts together to form a "plastic bag effect" over the base. If any surface rust is captured under the plastic the rusting will accelerate and the frame will become junk in a few years. There is no easy short-cut to surface preparation for a plastic coating to work properly. Proper surface preparation should cost as much as the coating.
The attached picture is what you can expect to happen to your frame. The number one cause of failure is inadequate surface preparation. The number two fail is from the plastic coating getting scratched and retaining moisture.
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Post Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:41 am

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A few years back when my truck was going through the frame-off rebuild, my paint and body guy - with over 40 yrs experience - said he wouldn’t powder coat a frame just as NNS said. My frame got painted with a semi-gloss black and is doing just fine. Eastwood sells a good frame paint if you’re opposed to Rustoleum.
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Post Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:37 pm

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Rattle can paint got a well deserved bad reputation, in the 60s and 70s. Rustoleum and Tremclad are as good as any other paint now. Preparing the surface is still very important.
Check out the BBS wheels I painted. They are on my 1940 Ford on this forum.
Do some online search for these paints. There are hardeners available.
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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
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