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Old 10-10-2017, 07:05 PM
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I often cleaned edges with a belt sander then polished
With a 3m wheel. Very fast.
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:27 PM
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Looks good. Like the man said, drill it apart and do it again.
Only one tiny issue. Don't be bashful with the dimples. Hit the C-frame hard enough to leave a doughnut shaped burnish mark.
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:28 PM
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Nice work, but you used the wrong primer.

(just a joke, if you're not familiar with Primer Wars...;-)

In the immortal words of Van's: "Build on!"
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:36 PM
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Nice work, but you used the wrong primer.

(just a joke, if you're not familiar with Primer Wars...;-)

In the immortal words of Van's: "Build on!"
This is hilarious, I am well aware with the primer wars!!
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:24 AM
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One technique to avoid scratches is to leave the vinyl on the skins for as long as possible. You can use a soldering iron to score the vinyl on either side of the rivet lines. Then, you can peel the vinyl away from the rivet lines and leave the rest covered. I recommend a Scotchbrite wheel for polishing edges, and you can use the Scotchbrite wheel to round over the tip of the soldering iron that you use to score the vinyl.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:02 PM
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order the kit and say good bye to life as you know it. Build on brudda!
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:25 PM
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This is hilarious, I am well aware with the primer wars!!
I posted somewhere else recently: I read a piece in RVator about a serial builder with shockingly short build times, < 1yr. One trick he did was to prime everything with an epoxy primer right out of the box ... plastic off, primer on, all sides. The primer held up well and he only had to do touch ups when he cut, countersunk, etc. Saved lots of time.

I didn't think to do this, but if I was starting over, I'd consider it. A weekend to prime most everything seems like a good use of time with lots saved down the road.

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Old 10-12-2017, 03:49 PM
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I posted somewhere else recently: I read a piece in RVator about a serial builder with shockingly short build times, < 1yr. One trick he did was to prime everything with an epoxy primer right out of the box ... plastic off, primer on, all sides. The primer held up well and he only had to do touch ups when he cut, countersunk, etc. Saved lots of time.

I didn't think to do this, but if I was starting over, I'd consider it. A weekend to prime most everything seems like a good use of time with lots saved down the road.

$0.02 worth of wisdom.

Hereís a question Iíve been wondering. Do you prime before fluting and dimpling too? Would the primer prevent a full dimple from forming, or will it collect primer if spraying after dimpling?
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:19 PM
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Here’s a question I’ve been wondering. Do you prime before fluting and dimpling too? Would the primer prevent a full dimple from forming, or will it collect primer if spraying after dimpling?
Prime afterwards, primer shouldn't be so thick it affects the rivets. High build primer for example would be a bad choice for prepping parts.

.. be careful about asking questions about primer .. almost didn't reply for fear of 25 pages of arguments .. LOL
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:27 PM
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Prime afterwards, primer shouldn't be so thick it affects the rivets. High build primer for example would be a bad choice for prepping parts.

.. be careful about asking questions about primer .. almost didn't reply for fear of 25 pages of arguments .. LOL
Agreed but run for cover cux the flames are comin'!
Kidding. I think newbies should be encouraged to ask anything so ask away.
My processes are on my blog. Link in my sig.
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