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Old 01-02-2010, 02:57 AM   #31 (permalink)
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too bad theres no silver painters tape
GAFFER's Tape comes in colors. Theater tape is the generic name. They use it to mark where props go. It's a little thicker than painter tape and just barely 'stickyer" BUT like painter tape, it also does not hurt the finish.


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Old 01-04-2010, 10:03 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Thanks Dave! You should read my build threads...

Let's see...
Coroplast, 4mm
1/4"-20 thread all
1/4"-20 "T" nuts (flattened out)
1/4" washers
Schedule 40 1/2" PVC pipe
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1"x2" wood
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As far as I know...I'm the only T-100 with a dropped and bumped air dam.

Gitting back on the subject...

I used a palm sander with some 1500/2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper to git most of the hard stuff off. The key in using this setup is keeping the surface wet with some soapy water in a spray bottle. I followed this up with some plastic polish on my buffer pad mounted on my drill. Sprayed it with a coat of clear and let that dry. Polished that down and sprayed it again. After that dried...I polished it one more time. Presto!
How long did the fabrication take you? Excellent work on the AD.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:07 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Sound Guys also use it, Gaffers tape, to tape down wires. When I was in Denver, one of the sound dudes told me that it doesn't pull paint off the walls. They like it much better than duct tape!
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:08 AM   #34 (permalink)
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How long did the fabrication take you? Excellent work on the AD.
Since it was a lot of R&D work involved...it took me over a year or so. Actual time was probably less than a day.
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:38 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I'll try the toothpaste trick on my old man's Ram. They are getting nasty.

Any particular type of toothpaste?
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:06 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I've been looking fer a UV clear coat...finally found it at JoAnn Fabric. It's the Krylon UV-Resistant Clear Coat. Walmart, Ace Hardware, Home Depot, nor Lowe's had it in stock. At least I found it this time.

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Old 01-22-2010, 11:24 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Jethro, I'm thinking that you want actual tooth PASTE, not gel like most of the stuff is nowdays. Toothpaste has "gritties" in it. That's a technical term, ha ha!
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:11 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I'm just amazed that after all that polishing, a clear coat can be applied over the top of it!

We've come a long way!
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:17 AM   #39 (permalink)
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I have the 3M kit on the work bench for "The Bean" I just bought but I'm liking the Tooth paste trick.

One of the biggest causes of this happening is Commercial car washes. The soap is actually a acid to help break the bond of the dirt with the paint. Hand washed at home with a better CAR WASH (not dish soap) and this problem takes a lot longer to show up.
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:59 AM   #40 (permalink)
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I used this stuff on my 2k Sonoma before I traded it in, and it's still looking good a year later.

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