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03-03-2013 09:50 PM
AdvancedRetard
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Originally Posted by bigdog7373 View Post
Just saw it says it in your profile.
I just saw that you saw it in my profile

Enough of this thread highjacking and back on topic.

I have never had any dirt in my clear, but the odd tiny bug is a real curse, as the last time I painted my car was under my carport. The Dirt Pic sounds like a great little tool, although in my case I would call it The Bug Pick.
03-03-2013 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by bigdog7373 View Post
Where in Australia are you?
Born in Sydney, but living in Melbourne now.
02-28-2013 01:29 PM
bigdog7373
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Originally Posted by bigdog7373 View Post
Where in Australia are you?
Just saw it says it in your profile.
02-28-2013 01:24 PM
mkdb89-02se Sounds like great tool and will be added to my tool box
02-28-2013 12:28 PM
TucsonJay I bought one of the picks today. Can't say how long before I get to try it. :-)
02-28-2013 11:38 AM
bigdog7373
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Originally Posted by AdvancedRetard View Post
Not to worry, mate. A nice cold beer every now and then does me fine
Where in Australia are you?
02-27-2013 09:52 PM
deadbodyman Thats pretty cool OF...
someone could find one of those a lot easier than a porkypine
02-27-2013 09:14 AM
Old Fool I saw that tool hanging on the wall behind the counter at the paint store, but for $25 I passed on it.

When I got home I dug through my scroll saw blades and found a spiral tooth blade.
I cut it off at about 2" and mounted it in a pin vice used for small number drills.
It works quite well, but I have no idea how it compares to the real McCoy. The scroll saw blade is .032 dia. and has around 46 teeth per inch.
They sell for less than $5 for a dozen of them.

Probably available in Aussie land too!

Buy Olson 46100 Universal Scroll Saw Blade 032 x 0 x 46 TPI at Woodcraft


Just had a thought, don't havea pin vice? no problem, just take a small blob of body filler, put some into a straw, insert blade, let harden, presto built in handle!
02-25-2013 04:50 AM
jcclark I've been using the Dirt Pic for years, works great.
Just remember you can't wipe it off with any kind of rag
or anything or you'll destroy the little barbs on the end.
Just swish it around in some thinner and shake it dry.
02-24-2013 06:03 AM
deadbodyman yeah,I got a kick out of your post about the plastic..
I remember the first time I used the plastic without any paper I didnt trust it at all but I had to use it because thats what that shop used so I learned how to reverse tape and I taped up between 5-10 cars a day using it without a hitch ,no dried paint flew off anywhere and I taped up hundreds of cars using it..The year was 1998,my daughters graduation...
I stopped doing it that way when I left that shop.I dont have any reason for not using it in place of paper it certainly has proved itself and I still buy it and use it to bag my cars before I paint but I still outline with the paper and use the paper for glass and all the normal stuff the plastic just covers the rest of the car from overspray...
I have learned something about it that may come in handy though.When I paint big stuff ,for instance an extra long conversion van with one of those glass high top roofs I always set up scaffolding and paint the roof first then mask off the roof and paint the sides...Using paper even 36" is a mother of a tough joband takes a lot of tape so I use the plastic for this BUT the "paint this side" does NOT go against the fresh paint on the roof,it just might stick to the fresh paint and make a mess...I also use it as car coversfor every car in my shop the only car without a cover is the one being worked on that day....to help hold the plastic down I really like using those old magnetic signs you stick on your door, I just cut the sign into 1" strips,works like a champ...Welcome to the 21st century, I dont feel like such a caveman any more.
02-23-2013 07:27 PM
John long Thanks for the tip Mike. Considering I only found paintable sheeting this month I feel like I have a head start on the dirt pick.

John L
02-23-2013 06:19 PM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by Spray Machine View Post
Thats the first time I have seen a store bought fuzz picker. We have always used porcupine quills, really fine grabby barbs on them, they work awesome. If you have Porkys in your area find a road kill you can get a batch free..
Well there you go I'll keep my eyes open.. I'll just mail some fresh road kill for free......
On second thought,maybe I should over nite it
Seriously,I've worked at a few back woods bodyhops but Thats something I never heard of, sounds cool...
02-23-2013 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
Had me worried there for a second,Here,just having a brick or a pound is illegal even growing it is bad but sending one in the mail is a big no no...
Not to worry, mate. A nice cold beer every now and then does me fine
02-23-2013 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by 69 widetrack View Post
I know Mike (Deadbodyman) quite well, for him it's "just another brick in the wall". Sorry...couldn't resist...it was way to easy.

Cool jester Mike.

Ray
Good one, but I rarely listen to Pink Floyd these days, as I stopped smoking that funny stuff years ago
02-23-2013 06:04 PM
Spray Machine Thats the first time I have seen a store bought fuzz picker. We have always used porcupine quills, really fine grabby barbs on them, they work awesome. If you have Porkys in your area find a road kill you can get a batch free..
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