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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2018, 09:00:04 AM »
I am so jealous of you guys with rust free project cars. That would take years off of my projects... Looks awesome!
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2018, 04:00:38 PM »
One of the reasons I even bought this one is because of the body condition. After doing all of the rusteration work on my 77 I wasn't about to go down that road again. There is a small hole in the rear floor pan, and a small hole in the front pass floor pan that should both be easy fixes. Other than that it is pretty solid. I took the taillights out and can look down into the rear pan and it is nice and solid as well. I guess the previous owner bought a new floor pan to fix the two spots but its for the dr. side. All it really needs is a bit of sheet metal which I have. Guessing I might sell the incorrect pan. The car that I lost in my fire was COMPLETELY free of any rust! Just about as solid as a second gen can get.
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2018, 06:49:19 AM »
2018-11-03_02-40-14 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
Hinge welded back into place. Need to clean up the welds a bit and get a coat of primer on, other than that its done. Didn't get a before but the hinge was all but falling off due to the pocket being rusted away.
2018-11-03_02-40-45 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
Someone asked for dimensions on where the hinge went, so before i took mine off i made a template with a couple of witness marks to line things back up properly. Once i had the hinge in place temporarily with a couple of sheet metal screws i bolted the trunk lid back up to check for alignment. I had to do that step a couple of times to get things dialed in just right. Once everything looked good i welded things up.
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79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
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85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #43 on: November 06, 2018, 06:50:13 AM »
2018-11-03_02-39-52 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
Quarter panel looks like it just rolled off the assembly line. I didn't know they could look this good! LOL.
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79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2018, 09:02:28 AM »
Great work! You probably have that new hinge in a better spot than the factory did. It seems this things we're all over the place resulting in miss-align deck lids and spoilers.
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2018, 09:02:28 AM »

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2018, 07:23:35 AM »
Lookin good...I am fortunate enough that the back end of my car is not rusted out anywhere (that I remember), but I do have to figure out how to line up the deck lid better...sits high near the window.

I am excited to see this in the process and coming together...as mentioned, I love the TATA's...one of my favourites.

keep the pics coming!!
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2018, 01:13:07 PM »
Ditto, above.
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2018, 02:55:52 PM »
MNBob, I need to pick your ear on some colours.  I think you had some custom mixed for your touch up work. Also if you happen to know the codes for SEM paint on the interior.
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #48 on: November 08, 2018, 07:55:16 AM »
Nice work on the hinge. They're in a tough spot to work with.

The deck hinges on my 79 and my 81 parts car both bind when trying to close the deck lid. You have to use a bit of force to get the lid to latch. I'm not sure what's going on with them. But I think I need to reset the hinges. It seems the factory was rather sloppy with them.

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #49 on: November 08, 2018, 09:24:27 AM »
Looking good Kerry!

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #50 on: November 26, 2018, 08:56:51 AM »
Trunk lid had some surface rust around the 2018-11-23_02-50-07 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickredges and at the hinges.
Sanded things to bare and hit with some spot primer.
2018-11-23_02-48-54 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
2018-11-23_02-48-54 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
2018-11-23_02-49-02 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
Got some touch up paint in a spray bomb, and did some touch up/feathering in. Paint matched pretty good. That is about all im going to do for the underside of the lid. I also got the inner trunk channel painted. I got the paint info from MN Bob's thread, good service and it matches pretty darn good.
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85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #51 on: November 26, 2018, 10:23:35 AM »
Looks good and matches up nicely, just need to make sure there was no rust under the crease.




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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #52 on: November 26, 2018, 04:33:36 PM »
It was pretty clean under the seams. I don't want to paint over any rust. I got the driver door off after work this evening and sanded it down. Took about an hour. Its also very solid.  A bit of surface rust on the bottom edge that should clean up pretty good.
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79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
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85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #53 on: November 27, 2018, 08:45:10 AM »
2018-11-27_08-05-14 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
Got the driver door off and sanded down. A tiny bit of surface rust on the bottom but other wise very nice. Not too many dings along the edge.
2018-11-27_08-04-56 by Kerry Grubb, on Flic2018-11-27_08-04-43 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickrkr
2018-11-27_08-04-24 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
2018-11-27_08-04-09 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
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'52-Ariel Red Hunter
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #54 on: November 27, 2018, 09:28:29 AM »
What are you using to remove the paint? 80 grit on a 6" air grinder?
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #55 on: November 27, 2018, 07:05:38 PM »
Actually using 60 grit red diablo paper from home depot, 6in Ryobi random orbit electric. Gonna go over everything with 120 before I epoxy. There really wasn't that much paint on this car, it was previously stripped and primered so its coming off pretty easy. Took me about an hour to do the door. Unlike my 77 that had about 8 coats that I ended up chemically stripping. I used to buy small Makita sanders but the hook n loop pads would wear out and the replacement cost was almost as much as the sander. We go through 6 or 7 sanders a year so I started buying these ryobis for about $30. They work pretty good for the price. I tried the gator paper from Lowes but its not nearly as nice as the diablo.
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79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #56 on: November 27, 2018, 09:17:12 PM »
Diablo is all I use too. That stuff is awesome. I tried 12 different  brands when I was a buyer for a large hardware store.
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #57 on: November 30, 2018, 08:16:15 AM »
I have the Ryobi and Diablo as well.  Glad you found the paint color, I have been "out" for cataract surgery.  I thought the paint match was pretty good too.  Having some cans for touch up gives you some flexibility.

I don't have the SEM codes for the interior - I wish I did.  Fbodywarehouse has this:

https://fbodywarehouse.com/store/1979-trans-am-10th-anniversary-interior-dye-set-gray-w-clear-coat-diy-how-to-video-included.html?category_id=218

I had to paint the metal dash corner below the windshield where there was some surface rust.  I bought about 10 cans of paint locally and finally settled on one; but it was not a perfect match either.
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #58 on: November 30, 2018, 01:38:31 PM »
Nice work Kerry you move quickly! That paint blend on the deck lid looks spot on! Can you elaborate on the technique? I found a few true match spray cans at my local parts store for a few spots that were dry on the back sides of some parts I sprayed and would like to do something similar.

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #59 on: November 30, 2018, 06:14:59 PM »
I wish it were moving fast, about as fast as a backwards turtle uphill right now. I try to get to it on the weekends, but with only half the shop insulated its been getting pretty cold. I got the paint from 'automotive touch up' ,com.  They have a pull down menu with just about everything car made. I got the code numbers from MN Bob. They sell spray bombs, quarts and gallons.  I am very happy with the match. I am trying to not be so picky this time around. The inside of the tr. lid looked pretty decent so I decided to just go with touch up. Gonna try to do the same with the door edges, as they are pretty decent as well.
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79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
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85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #60 on: December 01, 2018, 12:43:31 AM »
I'm impressed by your progress.  Wanna do mine next lol?
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #61 on: December 01, 2018, 01:49:27 AM »
Looks good, a nice project.

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #62 on: December 03, 2018, 04:37:24 PM »
Got the trunk channel cleaned, painted and clear coated.
2018-12-03_02-24-49 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
2018-12-03_02-24-59 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
This is the hinge that was rotted out that was repaired.
2018-12-03_02-25-07 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
2018-12-03_02-25-14 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
2018-12-03_02-25-30 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
2018-12-03_02-25-38 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
2018-12-03_02-25-46 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
Took the mirror apart and cleaned the inside and painted the outside.
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #63 on: January 21, 2019, 01:48:06 PM »
2019-01-17_01-31-47 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
2019-01-17_01-31-18 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
Not much to show, but I did get one top sanded and repainted. I was lucky and found a set of correct tops for a decent price. I got 'factory correct' paint from automotive paint specialties in LA., thanks to MN Bob's recommendation. I will have to shoot another coat of clear on when I do the car but overall it turned out pretty nice. No heat in the shop so nothing going on out there. I had the car ready to epoxy at Christmas but got bronchitis which had me down and out for a few weeks. Now its too cold to paint!
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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'52-Ariel Red Hunter
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #64 on: January 21, 2019, 03:03:41 PM »
Right on...where did you find the glass?
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #65 on: January 21, 2019, 04:16:00 PM »
Got it from a guy upstate NY, he shipped me both pieces for $300. I thought that was a pretty good deal. Also, it was the one missing link to my car. I have the original drivetrain but the glass roof was parted many years ago by the previous owner. I was happy and thought I was lucky to find a decent set. The glass is excellent, just needs new paint. I had to build some doors for my day job in my old shop which has heat, that's the reason I only got one top done. I may get to the other this weekend. I am planning on starting the refinishing process of the interior trims, seats, dash, steering column etc. I can do that kinda of small stuff in the available space. That way when I need it everything should be done and ready to drop in. I am trying to convince myself that this is not going to be a 5 yr resto! I pulled the console and was going to start with that first, but against my better judgment I think I am going to look for a replacement. The one I have is broken in about 10 different places. I could probably fix it but not sure I want to put that much time into it.
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #66 on: January 21, 2019, 07:53:38 PM »
Looking good!
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #67 on: January 21, 2019, 10:04:49 PM »
That's a pretty decent deal on the glass I would say!!
You'll probably be happier with replacing the console then trying to fix it...sometimes it's just a better path to take!!
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #68 on: January 22, 2019, 04:19:23 AM »
Great progress Kerry, Keep it up!
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #69 on: January 22, 2019, 09:58:01 AM »
Great Looking Work!
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #70 on: January 22, 2019, 03:58:30 PM »
Looks good, progress is always good no matter how small...lol

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #71 on: January 22, 2019, 10:56:59 PM »
I hear the glass tops can be hard to find.  $300 sounds like a good deal!
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #72 on: February 19, 2019, 04:40:05 PM »
Figure I better post before I get pushed back to page 3. Its been a long cold winter. No heat in the new shop so work on the car has stalled. I started to redo the t tops. First one I just sanded the outside cleaned the glass and put on a coat of paint. Looks pretty darn good. BUT, I did nothing to what makes it work. So the second one I approached differently. I took the inside apart first. It was a MESS! Full of dirt, bug remnants, rusted so bad the bars wouldn't slide. Soaked the mechanism in some rust blaster, of which at the time of the pics it only soaked for about a day. I have since put them back in the bucket and will take out tomorrow. The plastic cover was broke at both ends, so I made a repair out of fiberglass and bondo. Drilled out the holes with a Dremel, cleaned everything good and hit it with a couple coats of SEM dye. In the pics the paint is still wet and I need to do the clear coat yet, but its coming along nicely. Once this ones done i'll pull the other back out and do it all over again.
2019-02-19_05-08-47 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr2019-02-18_04-32-03 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr

2019-02-19_05-08-25 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr

Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #73 on: February 19, 2019, 04:44:45 PM »
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #74 on: February 19, 2019, 07:12:40 PM »
That's cool. I don't think i've seen one of these stripped like that before!!
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #75 on: February 19, 2019, 07:26:00 PM »
Great work there. Did you do anything to recreate the texture? The end result looks really good from where I sit.

Not sure if you checked to see how they fit but j noticed when I was fitting the new roof on my Formula that every one of the tops I tried fit differently.  I have 4 or more sets of T tops. Seems like maybe the trim was applied to the glass and adjusted to fit each car? I couldn't figure out how each set fit differently.  I ended up having to use the set that came with the roof to get a good gap all the way around.
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #76 on: February 20, 2019, 09:41:29 AM »
I have not fit them to the car yet. Funny you mention that, I was wondering if there would be any variation, and had actually thought about putting them on for the heck of it. I will do that asap. They come apart pretty easy with a few screws and im glad I did because of all of the junk inside. Also, this one was rusted so bad the locking bar would not move. There is a black anodized aluminum bar that is the base for everything to attach to. This piece is attached to the glass with adhesive. I did not take that off. There is an aluminum guide block at each end that is also attached to the glass with adhesive. One side was loose so I removed it. The other is solid, I let it stay in place.
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TonysTA

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #77 on: February 20, 2019, 08:18:53 PM »
t-top repair looks good, I didn't realize they come apart like that, I haven't gotten that far along on mine yet, but soon.  What are your plans on the chrome metal pieces that are part of the t-top assembly ? re-chrome or are they in good shape? Not sure what the proper name is, here is a link to what I am referring to: 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/79-81-81-Camaro-Z28-Firebird-Trans-Am-Fisher-Type-T-Top-Pin-on-Retainer-Blocks-/292908383310

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #78 on: February 21, 2019, 07:35:04 AM »
Tony, they look like the piece that attaches to the car? Not quite sure what mine look like. I havent looked at the car too closely for awhile now, (and its only a couple hundred feet away in the shop!). After forms comment I plan on taking the glass to the car and checking for fit, I will look then. I guess if they are bad I will most likely get them rechromed. There is a guy local to me that is supposed to do pretty good work.

As far as the texture on the work I did, I had some SEM texture spray but after sitting on the shelf for a couple of years it has gone bad. So I painted as is. If you look closely you can see the smoothness but I was in a hurry to get it painted so I let it go. It looks good and where its going to be I doubt most people will notice. BUT, being the way I am, i'm sure I will re-do it before all is said and done.

As typical, shop has been barren for awhile, why I decided to start the int. bits. I had to start a cabinet build for a job yesterday so I had to throw all of the car parts in a pile out of the way for a few days now. Kinda silly to be cramped in my old 16 x 24 space since I have a new 24 x 40 shop being way underutilized at the moment!
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #79 on: February 21, 2019, 09:32:20 AM »
You really need to source a furnace or heat source. I got my furnace free as someone was replacing theirs for an upgrade.  I put it up stairs and ran flexible duct to a bunch of ceiling vents. I put one large cold air return in. Not sure if that's right or not, but for the shop it works great!

When I paint, I install a few good filters before the furnace intake. I change them out immediately as the clog up but keeps paint out off the furnace. I also shut it down while spraying.
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #79 on: February 21, 2019, 09:32:20 AM »
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