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Old 02-17-2014, 12:33 PM
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Temperature plays a big factor in (spray) painting I've found.. if the metal's cold, the paint won't behave the way it should.
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:43 PM
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Surface prep also plays a huge part. I've been painting my project truck and had some issues with the paint crinkling on the tailgate. Turns out I had not let it dry well enough before acetoning and shooting clear...then base since I had to fix it.

Make sure everything is clean and properly dry. When shooting primer, I like to let it cure overnight before I shoot my base. Probably not entirely necessary, but when you're doing entire body panels on a pickup, it takes a long time. lol
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:16 PM
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I am a stickler for detail and cleaning is of the up most importance during all stages of paint and I also found out that all paint & clear has to be about 60 degrees with a very patient dry & cure time on my part.
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:37 PM
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Every time I use a tack cloth I get a linty, somewhat sticky residue that ruins the next coat.
It seems like an anti-cleaning cloth to me.
What do you all do to avoid this?
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:45 PM
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I have the same issue when I use acetone it seems. I just try to brush it off before shooting my primer or base.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:30 PM
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I blow it off an air compressor, but first use an old T-shirt rag to wipe it.
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:26 AM
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My Tip: Removing the Coaster Brake

Yesterday I removed the coaster as it been a problem from the start. First couldn't get around the new 44t gear.. 2nd couldn't make a bracket to hold the new bent arm.. 3rd Make bracket and it broke when riding 3 times getting home..
4th Removing the whole coaster brake pads from the hub and adding 3 washers.. 5th find out that now it free wheels nice but it takes 2 cycles to get the gear to engage..

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Ended up taking everyones idea and did the washers and spring action. Ill attached a photo of what it looks like and so far tonight it works.

What I did is build from the axle the cone > bearing > 2 washers > Spring from coaster clutch > 2 more washers > then the clutch > and the rest of the build leaving the same.

How it runs:

It engages right off the bat ! Quickly every time no soft spot.. problem back peddling is not really there.. 1 or 2 back pedals and everything gets tight and you can feel the spring..

Not sure how long this will hold up but its very tight and hopefully will be my trick..


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Old 02-27-2014, 02:24 PM
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I wouldn't trust that fix-a-flat stuff. Start with a new, unpatched (preferably thick) tube and Slime it yourself. I recommend also using a decent tire liner like Mr. Tuffy. I've had 3 or 4 tube-killing puncture flats in 20 years and I've gone at least 100,000 miles on bicycles in that time. Over 15,000 3 years in a row in the 90's!

You _can_ Slime a tube that already has punctures. I've done it several times. As long as they aren't serious, flat-in-3-minutes punctures, 6-8oz of Slime can prolly seal it. Any patches won't stay on the tube, and you won't be able to patch that tube ever again tho. Slime may also lose it's sealing if your tire is sitting in direct sunlight for a few hours. Then you have to pump it up and roll it for awhile to seal it back up.

Carrying the fix-a-flat stuff is more bulky and suspect than a new tube. Myself, I haven't carried a spare tube in over a decade.
I just go to walmart and buy foam tubes, no air=no flats, only issue is a little more road vibration
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:53 PM
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Every time I use a tack cloth I get a linty, somewhat sticky residue that ruins the next coat.
It seems like an anti-cleaning cloth to me.
What do you all do to avoid this?
Gotta love riding in New England
this is fro riding on the tar roads I think the dirt roads may be cleaner
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:57 PM
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My Tip: Removing the Coaster Brake

Yesterday I removed the coaster as it been a problem from the start. First couldn't get around the new 44t gear.. 2nd couldn't make a bracket to hold the new bent arm.. 3rd Make bracket and it broke when riding 3 times getting home..
4th Removing the whole coaster brake pads from the hub and adding 3 washers.. 5th find out that now it free wheels nice but it takes 2 cycles to get the gear to engage..

Solution:

Ended up taking everyones idea and did the washers and spring action. Ill attached a photo of what it looks like and so far tonight it works.

What I did is build from the axle the cone > bearing > 2 washers > Spring from coaster clutch > 2 more washers > then the clutch > and the rest of the build leaving the same.

How it runs:

It engages right off the bat ! Quickly every time no soft spot.. problem back peddling is not really there.. 1 or 2 back pedals and everything gets tight and you can feel the spring..

Not sure how long this will hold up but its very tight and hopefully will be my trick..


When I look at that hub all i see is PAIN .. I wouldn't trust that over 5 mph
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