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    Re: What did you do today non-detailing related?

    Started the final glue-up assembly of the bike rack.

    Decided to do the final assembly outside because this thing is big enough that it would be a pain to get it out of my workshop fully...
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    Re: Best car scent

    I don't use any scents so to speak, but I love the way my truck and garage smell after using Meg's D115.
  3. Re: How to fix previously(poorly) repaired scratches

    Great job... Especially considering this was a first attempt at something outside of your wheelhouse of experience.

    To quote Jimi Hendrix - "Are You Experienced?"

    Now you are, and you have...
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    Re: Still a place for older products??

    To answer the first part of your two-part question... one word - Absolutely!
  5. Re: Mike Phillips recommended foam pads for the FLEX Family of BEAST 8mm Gear-Driven Orbital Polishers

    Don't take my word as any expert advice, as I only have a single use to base my opinion, but it might be useful to some extent. The Rupes yellow "fine" D-A polishing pad is a tick on the firm side...
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    Re: RUPES Mille Review by 2black1s

    I too noticed that "spitting out of product" and I thought to myself "what am I doing wrong?" It was actually slinging off the edge of the pad during the buffing cycle. Glad to see that maybe it...
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    Re: RUPES Mille Review by 2black1s

    I hear you... I'm definitely going to use the Rupes pads again. I'm not writing them off quite yet.

    Actually, I didn't have any issue with the yellow pad even though I preferred the Meg's pad by...
  8. Re: Plastip Silverado project. First full vehicle dip

    Wait 'til you're as old as me... the years go by faster and faster each day as you get closer to the finish line.
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    Re: RUPES Mille Review by 2black1s

    For the times that I will be using the Rupes pads here's a quick and easy way to center the pad without any wasted effort or time eyeballing the pad into place. A simple yet effective guide pin...
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    Re: 2020 McLaren 720S Spider MSO

    Beautiful car, and as always, beautiful work.

    But I gotta ask - How do you pay $51,000.00 for a paint option and then accept it with a need for polishing? I would think that a "as near perfect as...
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    Re: RUPES Mille Review by 2black1s

    Cut The Cord

    And I mean that quite literally.

    The 30 foot cord is no longer. It is now a more manageable 10 footer.

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  12. Re: Restoration of 1973 AMX Pierre Cardin Edition.

    When I was restoring those 60s cars, I polished the stainless trim on a buffer wheel with stick compounds.

    Not sure how Tom (TMQ) is doing it, but whatever he's doing looks like it's working out...
  13. Re: Restoration of 1973 AMX Pierre Cardin Edition.

    That looks like it's going to be a sweet ride. Always liked those AMXs.
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    Re: RUPES Mille Review by 2black1s

    Tried out the Rupes Mille for 2-3 hours today for the first time.

    I used my neighbor’s truck hood (Chevy Colorado) as the test specimen. It’s a medium/dark blue-gray metallic paint that is far...
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    Re: Rupes Mille Review

    That thought has crossed my mind.
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    Re: Flex vs. Rupes Gear Driven Orbital Polishers

    Got it today. Initial impression... I love it and definitely think I made the right choice.

    I started a new thread to document my review... RUPES Mille Review by 2black1s

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    RUPES Mille Review by 2black1s

    RUPES Mille Review by 2black1s


    My new Rupes Mille arrived today. I'm starting this thread off with my initial impressions of the tool before actually using it and will update it as I put the...
  18. Re: Looks like its past the point of no return or just severely oxidized? Can it be fixed?

    If I had that job, I think I'd do the Comet Cleanser method to remove the bulk of the dead paint before touching it with any pad besides an aggressive wool on a rotary. Even then I'd probably do the...
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    Re: Post Your Unpacking Pictures

    New arrival - Rupes Mille. If interested, you can find my review of the Mille here... RUPES Mille Review by 2black1s

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    Re: What did you do today non-detailing related?

    Customer brought the bike over for a test fit - Fits like a glove...

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    I'll finish this up next week. I'm going to be playing with my new Rupes Mille that arrived today in...
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    Re: My Next Great Adventure

    Nothing has really changed. I'm still in Limbo although I'm dealing with it better now than initially. It still hurts but I'm learning what I can and can't do. That and wearing a Truss which seems...
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    Re: What did you do today non-detailing related?

    I'm going to try to get out of painting it and see if the customer wants to do that himself. If I can't talk him into it I'll probably prime it with Zinser 123 and finish it with a gloss exterior...
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    Re: What did you do today non-detailing related?

    Finished the dry fit assembly today. About 5.5 hours.

    Tomorrow I'll check the fit to the intended trailer and bikes just for confirmation. Then I'll disassemble, do some edge treatments, and do...
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    Re: What did you do today non-detailing related?

    Today's progress... Finished up the detail part machining and started the initial (dry fit) assembly.


    Machining...5.5 hours plus about another hour to slap together the router jig out of...
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    Re: What did you do today non-detailing related?

    Got everything rough cut for the bike rack.

    Plywood details... 1.5 hours
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    2 x 4 details... 2.5 hours.
    That includes truing and straightening. The 2-by's ended up at 1 3/8 x 3 1/4 after...
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