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Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-07-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By shorty
Great job Kent ,have had this very same...

Great job Kent ,have had this very same experiences with MG and Rover bonnets and door hinges.
Strangely enough Chrysler still use the caged nut system on certain parts and it does your head in...
Forum: Beginner Projects 12-02-2017, 12:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,040
Posted By shorty
It's not cheap oldnek, part of the Dupont /Axalta...

It's not cheap oldnek, part of the Dupont /Axalta range of high solid paints.
I've used Dupont systems for the last 25 years never had one come back from a paint failure....
Forum: Beginner Projects 11-26-2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,040
Posted By shorty
Hi oldnek , aviation coatings I find tend to...

Hi oldnek , aviation coatings I find tend to apply easier ,better build and coverage holds a shine longer because of higher uv tolerance, and it touches up without repair edge frying and dramas and...
Forum: Beginner Projects 11-23-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By shorty
Well done Duane,my interpretation anyway,i...

Well done Duane,my interpretation anyway,i started with a rusty xt500 frame and a motor I've owned in modified frames for thirty years and ten years of parts collecting, three years of part time...
Forum: Beginner Projects 11-23-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By shorty
Got that right Steve, it's also a replica ,as a...

Got that right Steve, it's also a replica ,as a hint
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By shorty
You would have to have a go for experience sake,...

You would have to have a go for experience sake, you may one day have no choice ,practice is a great teacher and in this case only money to lose
Forum: Beginner Projects 11-23-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By shorty
88 Gsxr1100 airbox

Just to show none of us were instantly good at any of this.
So over ten years ago I bought a kemppi 250 mastertig cause I wanted to get into all sorts of alloy welding mainly bikes, even though I'm...
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 11-23-2017, 02:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,428
Posted By shorty
All primer/fillers are porous, i've been told by...

All primer/fillers are porous, i've been told by paint chemists that it's a drawback of it being able to go over a variety of surfaces e.g steel ,lead ,brass and a million different types of body...
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 11-22-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,428
Posted By shorty
If you handed me this job to complete I would...

If you handed me this job to complete I would want to remove your primer and recoat just to be sure I have I known good substrate for the reason Kent mentioned.
P.S. you get what you pay for with 2...
Forum: Beginner Projects 11-18-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,040
Posted By shorty
The orange one was painted in Porsche stop light...

The orange one was painted in Porsche stop light orange because that's what the customer wanted, cost him a third more cause orange is a very transparent colour and required a tinted white ground...
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 11-18-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By shorty
Yeah they only need a sniff of hardener mixed...

Yeah they only need a sniff of hardener mixed well, maybe a little more in cooler weather should take about five minutes to gel, eight to ten to start using a surform file or course paper to rough...
Forum: Introductions 11-18-2017, 04:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By shorty
Pm me if you do, show you around a 45 yo old...

Pm me if you do, show you around a 45 yo old school shop
Forum: Beginner Projects 11-18-2017, 04:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,040
Posted By shorty
Have done 3 of these great little race cars, the...

Have done 3 of these great little race cars, the BRE car competed in Tasmanian targa and others around the country was very competitive, kudos for having a go, no matter how it turn out you will...
Forum: Introductions 11-15-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By shorty
Yeah warhorse I've got another five years and I'm...

Yeah warhorse I've got another five years and I'm out,the trade has changed so much in the last ten years with insurance companies buying big panel shops turning them into high output sausage...
Forum: Introductions 11-10-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By shorty
Aussie panel beater

Hi everyone my name's Pat I'm a 50 yo autobody repairer in Brisbane, I started my involvement with panel shops at 13 and was a apprentice panel beater at 15 got my painters ticket at 27 left that...
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