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  1. J

    To blast or not .. and then what. Professional advice sought

    Yeah, I concur on that. If the existing paint is solid then feather it out and paint over it. My situation with this 1970 Kaiser Jeep XM818 was a extreme case of layers of paint. All of the panel gasket rubber is rotten. The paint has caused binding on hood, doors, and anything that adjusts or...
  2. J

    To blast or not .. and then what. Professional advice sought

    I saw this discussion pop-up again in my inbox this week. Anyway, this reminds me of everyone's opinion of how to get rid of prickly pear cactus out here in west Texas. You hear a bunch of wise tales and untruths about how you get the job done. It's easy, rake and pile it. It's like raking...
  3. J

    To blast or not .. and then what. Professional advice sought

    Looks like your cab structure is gone. You can rebuild it, or replace the whole cab. Patching with filler or tin steel is not going to work. I bet your electrical is in bad shape too. I would find a truck in better condition and use this one for backup parts. Sorry!
  4. J

    To blast or not .. and then what. Professional advice sought

    I restore and fabricate for hobby and enjoyment. There is no time schedule, that would ruin the total experience. I buy new sets of parts when it makes sense for me. I will make my own parts if I need too. Like shock-absorber pins (see pics). See anything special about the cab? I could die...
  5. J

    To blast or not .. and then what. Professional advice sought

    My thoughts and methods I've been reading some of the new and old threads. Gosh, methods for metal preparation are many and varying depending on paint type and thickness you are trying to remove. Basically, I use two methods, scaling and blasting. The needle scaler is my main stay method. Sand...
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