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Old 03-04-2005, 10:41 AM
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I was at a local body shop talking with a friend and said I needed some material to practice on. He said heck look here and walked me to the back where hoods, fenders and panels of all sort that had been cut out were stacked up. He said bring a truck and take all you want. So I figure if you're like me and in need of some practice then you might want to hit your local body shops, turns out most have trouble just getting rid of the stuff. Heck there were 3 hoods that are on the list for me to pick up next week and a fender that had very little damage but they don't fix anythink they just replace it ! I need all the practic I can get

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excellent tip
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And after you finish massaging the sheet metal to perfection, pick up a few Mack pin-striping brushes and some One Shot enamel and learn pin-striping on them. The good ones can earn $5000 on a regional Street Rod Nationals weekend.
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My girlfriend's father is a bodyman. He happens to have plenty of extra property. He takes all that stuff home and waits for metal prices to go up, then makes a few extra bucks selling it to the scrap metal dealer.

Stuff like bent-up alloy wheels and aluminum radiators seem to bring in some nice pocket change if you can stack them in a corner for awhile.
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A bunch of great ideas.

If you have gun and compressor get a hood and old paint from the body shop (they will be glad to give it to you)
Just keep painting the hood over and over and practice adjusting the gun.
You will be surprised how after 7-9 times it gets to be second nature and you don't need to try as hard.
To make sure you have gun adjustment right try and get some silver metallic.
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Ohhh,Silver Metalic.

Here's an old one that get's foregot.

Take a 8 penny nail and drive 3-4 holes in the "trough" of the paint can's circumfrence so's the paint will run back into the can after pouring or mixing.

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Old 03-05-2005, 12:42 PM
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And after you finish massaging the sheet metal to perfection, pick up a few Mack pin-striping brushes and some One Shot enamel and learn pin-striping on them. The good ones can earn $5000 on a regional Street Rod Nationals weekend.
Heck with that I want to learn to air brush! I was at a show and fricken women were getting naked for this dude to paint their body Now that's body work
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