|Yesterday 07:56 AM|
Great tip John, thanks!
|Yesterday 07:00 AM|
Not sure how the finances will play into this either. Time will tell.
|Yesterday 06:48 AM|
|Too Many Projects||
That IS a slick trick for plotting panels...
Car is looking great. It should be far enough along to attend shows next year as "in progress"....
|09-15-2014 09:56 PM|
|496CHEVY3100||A very good tip John ,thanks for the information It will be useful in the future,|
|09-15-2014 06:32 PM|
I would like to share another little trick that I started using making upholstery panels. The neat thing is it works just as well for any other pattern.
Michael's Craft store, some Walmart's and other fabric stores sell a heavy clear plastic material that is 3-4'mills thick. It reminds me of plastic convertible top window material and the last I purchased was 3.95 per linear yard on sale at Michael's.
Take a piece of material and lay it on the panel You need to make a pattern of and either choose or create a reference line. Here I used the lip of the toe board.
Since it is clear you can see everything you want to copy. If it was a door panel you could mark the window cranks, door panel clip holes, arm rest holes, etc. For a bigger piece spray the clear material lightly with spray adhesive. It will hold it in place but will still be easily removed and laid on the material you are marking and will stick again there. Also, since only the material is sprayed lightly the panel will remain glue free. A Sharpie is perfect for marking it.
I did not need for it to be stuck since it was a small pattern and not very complicated. Tape worked well.
Look closely and you can see the material taped on this part of the floorboard and the bolts and floor board sections marked.
Now the clear pattern is laid on the floorboard and the lines are transferred to it as well as the location of the body mount bolt.
I trimmed the panel with my plasma cutter next. I admit, I played it safe and cut it slightly undersize first and then did a final trim cut.
After a significant amount of tweaking the panel and my floorboard supports it lays in place nicely and is about ready to be drilled and plug welded in place.
Hope this helps some one that needs a simple fail safe way to make patterns that do not lend them selves to simple measurements.
|09-13-2014 08:15 AM|
John, it just looks great. Thank you for all your posts!
|09-13-2014 08:12 AM|
|09-13-2014 03:12 AM|
Real cool John.
It's always a great milestone to hit the primer stage.
|09-12-2014 09:45 PM|
|NEW INTERIORS||Look's great !!!!! What a great build to follow along...Thanks for sharing...|
|09-12-2014 09:39 PM|
|09-12-2014 01:38 PM|
|496CHEVY3100||Great job John ,looks like the primer went down good ,|
|09-12-2014 01:20 PM|
It really did do a good job and I used less media than would fill a gallon jug. Pretty cool.
Just finished cleaning the gun. Now I won't have to watch my floors turning brown. At least not the top side.
|09-12-2014 11:30 AM|
That's exactly what I was looking for before. It even recaptures the sand.I described this idea to my buddy and he tells me I should invent it. I should have known if I could think it, I should be able to buy it.
Very nice outfit.
|09-12-2014 11:15 AM|
Isn't that thing awesome! You could literally sand blast a dash board in a finished car.
|09-12-2014 09:18 AM|
Wow! What a pleasant surprize. I should have known this would be good after Brian bragged on it but it has far exceeded my expectations.
Here is how it came. 4 tips. ( one not in the picture)
Here is my first test blast with about 2 second blasts.
Here I slid it along the surface. About 5 seconds per line. Of course, it the paint was more than one layer it would work more slowly.
This is a very rusty area where the belt molding was. Heavy rust. I spent about 2 minutes doing this area.
The best part of all is it recaptures 90% of the media. Just pour the bag back into the gun and start over until it degrades to the point of no longer doing the job. Also, since it utilizes short bursts of air it would work with a smaller compressor.
There are areas where I will have to remove the bag to get to but all and all this is the least messy method of spot blasting I have come up with. I will rate this a 10 for the money.
If there are folks reading this who have never blasted be warned. At best, this is a nasty job and no matter how good the blaster, you will have a hard time convincing yourself you are having fun.
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