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Forum: Body & Interior 06-02-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,438
Posted By defiant
I've never seen a new vehicle with a gap that bad...

I've never seen a new vehicle with a gap that bad from the factory. Even the 60's/70's Mopars were not that bad on door gaps except at the rocker. Also it is not acceptable for the dealer to tell you...
Forum: Washing & Waxing 06-02-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,121
Posted By defiant
I've always just washed, used clay bar, machine...

I've always just washed, used clay bar, machine polish, and then meguiars carnuba wax. Maybe twice a year at most. I do custom/show quality paint on cars/bikes, so I'm pretty picky about what I use,...
Forum: Body & Interior 05-29-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By defiant
Anything you have to fix in regards to body work,...

Anything you have to fix in regards to body work, is about labor vs. a replacement part. I've turned down many jobs in the past because I knew I could get a part in a junk yard for $150, but I would...
Forum: Body & Interior 05-25-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By defiant
I 2nd POR 15. I've used it on many projects over...

I 2nd POR 15. I've used it on many projects over the last 12 years or so, and I've never had a problem. Follow the instructions, and it will be there longer than you have the truck. Actually I just...
Forum: Body & Interior 05-25-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By defiant
It looks to me like the edge of the tailgate...

It looks to me like the edge of the tailgate where it meets the bed corner is tweaked quite a bit. You can use just filler to repair a dent, but if made over 1/4' thick it will probably crack after a...
Forum: Body & Interior 05-22-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By defiant
Go ahead and replace the weather stripping even...

Go ahead and replace the weather stripping even if it's not dry rotted. They can flatten out over time causing them not to seal well, (noise) While your at it though check your door gaps, your door...
Forum: Body & Interior 05-20-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By defiant
If it hasn't been hit/fixed, (ie thick body...

If it hasn't been hit/fixed, (ie thick body filler) then the paint was put on too thick in that spot. It happens sometimes even on factory paint jobs around edges, and parts that stick out a little....
Forum: Body & Interior 05-20-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By defiant
If it's really large and shallow try the...

If it's really large and shallow try the heat/shrink method mentioned above, it may work. If really tiny, or deep, your going to have to repair/repaint. It all depends on how much the metal...
Forum: Body & Interior 05-20-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,361
Posted By defiant
Okay it sounds like decals are going to be your...

Okay it sounds like decals are going to be your best option then. Painting the graphics on would require you clearing the base coats so you don't have a nasty paint edge. When you go that route your...
Forum: Body & Interior 05-16-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 748
Posted By defiant
Ask the body shop where they buy their...

Ask the body shop where they buy their paint/supplies locally, and go by there. Almost all these stores have a pretty large selection of pinstripe tape, and even autozone will have a few rolls. The...
Forum: Body & Interior 05-16-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By defiant
Your clear is failing in a few different ways....

Your clear is failing in a few different ways. Acid rain(etching), chemical fallout, and the adhesion to the base is going away. You could wetsand with 600, and follow it with a 3 coats of rattlecan...
Forum: Body & Interior 05-16-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,361
Posted By defiant
Do you plan on going with the graphic (number)?...

Do you plan on going with the graphic (number)? Also what kind of paint did you decide on going with?
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