Spencer

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  1. Spencer

    POR15 full of shit!

    If you can’t open it up and do things properly you are best off with a wax product over any kind of paint that won’t stick. Bling a face mask and googles works fine, fogs up but works. If you spray outside with epoxy you are safe as fuck, honestly it’s the urethane and especially the clear that will murder you through your skin and eyes.
  2. Spencer

    POR15 full of shit!

    Brunox is garbage also. You prep steel with mechanical abrasion of some kind until it’s white, or acid wash it if it’s pitted and can’t be blasted/sanded, then steel wool scrub and clean it. Two part epoxy primer brushed or sprayed and that is pretty much it, we keep going over this every other month. Epoxy primer doesn’t have any where near as much of the death cyanide like urethane it’s much safer to spray in that regard.
  3. Spencer

    POR15 full of shit!

    Yeah it’s pretty garbage, did you use their acid wash first? It’s what they recommend and it helps. They use the POR15 tech (water cured urethane) in industry so it does work, but they have a prep process similar with the acid wash first I’m pretty sure. You cannot slap it on bare/rusty steel like people do, it fails all the time. I used it on some big surface areas in the past and ground it al off later as it is garbage compared to actual car paint products. 2 part epoxy primer is basically the only thing you should use on bare steel if it’s something you care about.
  4. Spencer

    PAINT THREAD

    The 3m paint ones that are super common do. They just don’t advertise it as such. It’s absorbed in your eyes and skin so best to paint outside or well ventilated open shed and deal with the dust and things as you go.
  5. Spencer

    PAINT THREAD

    Wheels take a beating so if you want it to last a long time you would use 2k urethane. Then it’s easy to keep them in tip top shape, you can wax, clay bar, polish etc real easy. Clear or single stage 2 part is up to you, single stage 2 part urethane looks kinda weird in some colours/applications,base and clear would be the go IMO. Its basically choose the paint technology that suits the durability you want. Solvent cured paint if you want it to last fuck all, modern 2 part paint for everything else.
  6. Spencer

    K-Trips 1982 Holden Commodore VH

    Life is hard man, keep it up.
  7. Spencer

    K-Trips 1982 Holden Commodore VH

    Man I hate it when you get to a point where you have to do way more than you intended (story of OS cars). But as others say it looks like you should whip that motor out and pull all the seam sealer and floor deadening, blast it, patch it, epoxy, seam seal, paint all in one go. If you are balls deep and keeping this thing then may as well make that front end last as long as you will and not have to look at it again. Poor old thing is melting in the front end, I would want to kick all that in the dick.
  8. Spencer

    Air bag suspension chat

    Yeah and the weight of the car. Crown wagon weighed nothing in the arse and needed like 20psi, and maybe 50 in the front at cruise height. My numbers were just for argument sake. It had no shocks and man you could feel the difference in spring rate with pressure front to rear, rode best loaded up with cunts so you could run more air. It’s fact you get less spring rate with less pressure which intuitively is the reverse of what you want (for slam, it’s great for load carrying you can add more spring). In practice shit is gravy. Run the biggest bag you can fit for more volume and better ride when low.
  9. Spencer

    Air bag suspension chat

    I’m wrong all the time. I think rookie was right in some sense, he’s saying it seems the purpose of bags is to roll around with your car slammed. But when you have low pressure to get the car low you do get less spring rate which seems like it is exactly what you don’t want, he was asking a question. In practice though you never really roll at max slam dragging the chassis with 15psi in the bags unless you are like 22 still and trying to be awesome. Even then a low spring rate when slammed actually works quite well on the road, especially with good bump stops and shocks. IRL it’s never really a problem because you roll a couple inches above max slam and by then you might have say 50psi in the bags and shit is all good, driving on a cloud etc.
  10. Spencer

    Air bag suspension chat

    It does when you run different size bags? Bigger bags = better ride when low. is that what we are talking about?
  11. Spencer

    Air bag suspension chat

    Yeah someone in NZ probably has it all the brackets on the shelf for a 64. Looks like they have all the fancy new accuair tank/valve combos which look amazing.
  12. Spencer

    Air bag suspension chat

    Oh weld on front shock perches with that kit, but that is super basic with the supplied parts. And the reason for no shockwaves (even though they are cool) is only from second hand experience. They have less travel and hold less air so not as good of a ride. Also puts all the weight of the car on the shock mounts, which is not the end of the world but kinda lame. I have their shocks in my wagon (on springs) they use custom fox racing shocks and they are amazing, dialed right in for the car they are supplied for.
  13. Spencer

    Air bag suspension chat

    Yeah this thread isn't really coherent and good for advice, didn't make sense your other thread was closed. Anyway, just buy a ride tech kit. Avoid the shockwaves (shock and bag combo unit) and it is all pretty much bolt in with some slight mods to spring cup and maybe rear perch. Look at the instructions for the link below for how it will bolt together. You can buy all these parts separate etc, they also have a automagic controller that self levels, their one or the accuair ones are dope. https://www.ridetech.com/products/suspension-packages/product-3298/ So get the bolt in kit with fancy controller is my vote, pay the $$ up front and just bang it in and done forever.
  14. Spencer

    Bomba's 77 Thunderbird Town Landau

    The red is great man, put it back together.
  15. Spencer

    Welder buying spam

    Yup 10amp plug with a short 15amp extension filed down all day. Realistically you will be spot welding like 99% of the time doing panel work. That little inverter for $450 looks like a good starting point for sure.