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  • Understanding Flex Agents

    Understanding Flex Agents

    There are many things misunderstood in the world of paint and body, but none more misunderstod than the additive known as Flex Agent. In the pontiac world, flex agents are spoken of quite often, due to the endura bumpers, and the urethane parts many of our cars have. Problem is, most people don't have a clue of what a flex agent really does, or what it's actually used for. So let's clear this miconception up, shall we.

    First we'll start off by explaining what a flex agent additive is...
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  • REVIEW: Chicago Welding STUD WELDER/Dent Puller Kit

    REVIEW: Chicago Welding STUD WELDER/Dent Puller Kit

    I could have spent a lot more money for one of these through Eastwood, and other suppliers, but I chose to be cheap, and go with the Harbor Freight version, after discussing it with a friend who has one. This tool has some Pros & Cons, which I will list in a bit. Overall, this is a pretty good tool, and has been useful on my project. It's not as useful on the thick steet metal of the 1950 Pontiac as it would be on the thinner material of a late 60's & 70's car, but it does the job.
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    The kit comes with everything you need to get started
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  • Harbor Freight Powder Coating Gun

    Harbor Freight Powder Coating Gun

    originally posted by Chuck on 08/10/2014

    I bought this gun 10 years ago but never had a chance to use it due to moving to a house with no garage. So over the last couple weeks I have been a powder coating madman. I haven't used any other brand of powder coating gun but this one is awesome. Works great once you get the feel of it. A few tips for getting started.

    1. Make a paint booth outta a big cardboard box and run a metal bar thru it to hang parts. Not only does this...
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  • Undertsanding Primers, and When To Use Them

    Undertsanding Primers, and When To Use Them

    There are several different types of Primers on the market, and all have a specific use. Most restorations done today will use multiple types of primers, as using them properly will give you several benefits. The main benefits are a great base, easier blocking and surface prep, and the main thing, protection. Let's go through the different types of primers, and when and why you should use them.




    Urethane Primer
    Urethane primers are probably the most used, and the most popular primers, but that doesn't mean they are being used correctly. Urethane primers do have a drawback. They shrink! So properly curing them is really important.
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    Last edited by LORD HARDCORE; 03-17-16, 02:59 PM.
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  • Understanding Flex Agents
    Hardcore Pontiacs
    There are many things misunderstood in the world of paint and body, but none more misunderstod than the additive known as Flex Agent. In the pontiac world, flex agents are spoken of quite often, due to the endura bumpers, and the urethane parts many of our cars have. Problem is, most people don't have a clue of what a flex agent really does, or what it's actually used for. So let's clear this miconception up, shall we.

    First we'll start off by explaining what a flex agent additive is...
    02-06-16, 06:49 AM
  • REVIEW: Chicago Welding STUD WELDER/Dent Puller Kit
    LORD HARDCORE
    I could have spent a lot more money for one of these through Eastwood, and other suppliers, but I chose to be cheap, and go with the Harbor Freight version, after discussing it with a friend who has one. This tool has some Pros & Cons, which I will list in a bit. Overall, this is a pretty good tool, and has been useful on my project. It's not as useful on the thick steet metal of the 1950 Pontiac as it would be on the thinner material of a late 60's & 70's car, but it does the job.
    ...
    The kit comes with everything you need to get started
    01-16-16, 08:32 PM
  • Harbor Freight Powder Coating Gun
    LORD HARDCORE
    originally posted by Chuck on 08/10/2014

    I bought this gun 10 years ago but never had a chance to use it due to moving to a house with no garage. So over the last couple weeks I have been a powder coating madman. I haven't used any other brand of powder coating gun but this one is awesome. Works great once you get the feel of it. A few tips for getting started.

    1. Make a paint booth outta a big cardboard box and run a metal bar thru it to hang parts. Not only does this...
    01-16-16, 08:12 PM
  • Undertsanding Primers, and When To Use Them
    LORD HARDCORE
    There are several different types of Primers on the market, and all have a specific use. Most restorations done today will use multiple types of primers, as using them properly will give you several benefits. The main benefits are a great base, easier blocking and surface prep, and the main thing, protection. Let's go through the different types of primers, and when and why you should use them.




    Urethane Primer
    Urethane primers are probably the most used, and the most popular primers, but that doesn't mean they are being used correctly. Urethane primers do have a drawback. They shrink! So properly curing them is really important.
    ...
    01-15-16, 08:41 AM
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