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Old 08-13-2016, 04:54 PM   #5783
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Good Evening, Very hot day today, at least for here, 93* and very high humidity. But the PU box is out and the truck is in.........started the tear down, pulled the doors and grill ect out in anticipation of doing the body work/paint. Also replaced the door pins.
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:33 PM   #5784
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Terry,

When you are all done with your rebuilds you will need to retire again and maybe learn to relax this time. I keep hearing from people that they are busier after retirement than before and if I didn't want to retire so badly then I might rethink it.

I'll probably be every bit as busy though. Have things I want to do now that I can't find the time for.

Milk cows are different from beef cows. One is only going to loose some milk and a lot of udder pressure so they go straight lines to get the job done fast.

Beef cows are heading for another type of loss and therefore the S shape path. Hoping to avoid that loss.

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TERRY,
What happened. I tried another batch of fiber glassing and it hasn't dried and I applied it yesterday After sanding I wiped it down with acetone.
Plus some of the last application I did just pealed off??? I thought I had it sanded enough?
I used a beer size plastic cup 3/4 resin and 10 drops of hardener
it was in the upper 80ties yesterday with low humidity, around mid 60ties last night.
This is what I did yesterday, resin, screen dabbed resin, fiberglass dabbed resign.
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Good Afternoon, Lynne, I come from a long line of "workaholics" my grandfather never retired, he passed away in his 70's, he worked for himself but never stopped. My father built a log cabin when he was in his 70's and really never stopped building things he lasted until he was in his middle 80's, I think the "trouble" with us males in my family is that we enjoy building and don't think of it as work. Tim, It's a shot in the dark as to why resin doesn't get hard, just some that I can think of are, moisture, any water present will dilute the process, I've seen where sometimes it took a long time and I had heated the area with a heat gun, if you had success before I guess I would just try again, be careful with acetone it will soften what you have, maybe someone that has more experience can jump in, not to rub it in I can't say that I've ever had some that didn't cure.
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Tim,
My guess is that you didn't put enough hardener in, I would try 5 more drops for the same amount of resin next time. Give it a couple of days, and like Terry suggested, try a little heat, but watch that you don't heat it enough to soften it.
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I lost my post
So this will be short I kind of thought, not enough hardener. I'll move on too another area.
I started to cut out the top area out but stopped, (losing confidence).
The bottom I think I will cut a piece of board to fit there and fiberglass it in place. I don't have a heat gun but have a hair dryer from when I had hair!!!!
Tomorrow is another day.
Thanks for the guidance.
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ps that Pearl looks stunning. and plans for any ghosting. Saw a city squad car (actually a Explorer) today triple black with POLICE in blue, in ghosting along the side looked pretty cool.
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Good Morning, Thanks Frank, I should have mentioned that certainly try more hardener . We have the next installment of the PU restore up, don't forget, if you don't want to miss any videos subscribe it helps get the videos out there, thanks.
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I'll tell ya I would be sweating big time in there @ 90.
Great Video,
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Hi Tim, Thanks!, I was, I had alot of water in my respirator had to dump it out glad that it didn't take long.
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TERRY,
What happened. I tried another batch of fiber glassing and it hasn't dried and I applied it yesterday After sanding I wiped it down with acetone.
Plus some of the last application I did just pealed off??? I thought I had it sanded enough?
I used a beer size plastic cup 3/4 resin and 10 drops of hardener
it was in the upper 80ties yesterday with low humidity, around mid 60ties last night.
This is what I did yesterday, resin, screen dabbed resin, fiberglass dabbed resign.
Tim, my can of resin says 12 drops of hardener per ounce of resin. Would that mean you had 9 ounces of resin, so 12 x 9 drops of hardener? And another hint with this resin/hardener mix: you need to mix thoroughly. And I mean mix for 3 or 4 minutes, which really seems like a LONG time when you are doing it. And the worst that can happen if you put too much hardener in is it cures too fast to be able to use all of it. That is no big loss, just mix up another batch and use less hardener. As you have seen, too little hardener is more of a problem that too much hardener.

And I am using fiberglass cloth, not matt. That is because my shower pan needs structural strength and that is what the cloth is for. And you do not need to dab on resin with the cloth, you can paint the resin on the cloth with a throwaway brush.

Good luck, it does get easier.

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Terry,
Another great video.
Ron,
You are doing a great job on your shower pan, it looks real good, maybe even better than original.
Tim,
Don't give up hope, you just are going to have to experiment a little till you find the right mixture. I think that using the cloth on the hole will be strong enough, but you might need a couple of layers of cloth to be strong enough.
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I did put two coats of cloth on bottom of shower pan. Pan is old and brittle and was ready to go completely away. I saved it just in time. Picture is of working side of pan. Discolored around pan drain. I will have to paint to make it look right. How about it people, what color should I shoot? Honda red anyone?

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Discolored around pan drain. I will have to paint to make it look right. How about it people, what color should I shoot? Honda red anyone?
No to the red. Since it is in the shower, it would remind me of some bloody horror movie.

Try a color that blends in with "dirt" so it does not look like it needs cleaning every other day. In other words, bright white would not be among my color choices.

Well, now that I gave my opinion on what NOT to do, , anyone have some positive ideas?
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Good Afternoon, Ron, nice job on the shower pan , Frank, Thanks! Ron, I used a brite white when I did my bath tub, but I was matching the new sink I had installed, maybe an off white? but I would use a glossy paint It'll be easer to clean, (I think)
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