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post #21 of 28 Old 04-09-2019, 11:48 PM
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I personally don't think you'd need new ones. If you have a decent weld/machine shop near you, a good welder paired with a decent machinist should be able to easily fill those holes and go in and clean the bore back up on the inside. Otherwise, I mean, I'm in MN, if you'd want to ship it, I'd be more than happy to fix it for you.

I second this approach. Easy fix, nothing to it.
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I second this approach. Easy fix, nothing to it.
The more I look at it the more I agree. Need to practice my welding skills anyway. Think I will weld the hole closed. Press in a bushing centered in the bore and then ream it out.
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Anyone have a good recommendation for a purple powdercoat color that matches the arctic cat purple.
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Finally got fed up with the blasting, stripping,...etc. Here it is hanging in my Knuckledragger brand paint both. Using a epoxy primer and single stage gloss black. Regardless of how it turns out I am not going through that BS again. Here's hoping.
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Lookin' good! I don't know how much you are into painting, but it has been my experience that you are best off spraying the tough spots like under the foot wells and all tight spots first, then on the next coat paint the entire chassis. You will almost eliminate runs this way. Seen lots of people do it the opposite way and get lots and lots of runs trying to get coverage on the tight spots. Your call.



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Lookin' good! I don't know how much you are into painting, but it has been my experience that you are best off spraying the tough spots like under the foot wells and all tight spots first, then on the next coat paint the entire chassis. You will almost eliminate runs this way. Seen lots of people do it the opposite way and get lots and lots of runs trying to get coverage on the tight spots. Your call.
Appreciate the tip. I can use all the good advice I can get.
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Well, here is the finished product. Painting inside the tunnel with a HVLP gravity fed gun is a pain. A shiphon gun might have been a better option. All in all I'm happy with how it turned out. The epoxy laid down nice and flashed very smooth so I shot the single stage urethane right over the top. The knuckledragger brand paint booth kept the trash to a minimum...but not zero. Looks to be good foundation to build the sled out on.

Thanks Tcat446 for the tip on shooting the footwells first, it worked out great.
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