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About Miatatom

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  • Birthday May 31

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    Soddy Daisy, TN (near Chattanooga)
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    Tom Shirley

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  1. Building a spray booth

    Get a bilge blower on ebay.
  2. Both. Distilled water is just H2O, no chlorine, fluoride, etc. Cheap too.
  3. Next time, I recommend you get a gallon of distilled water to use to dip the decals in.
  4. Back to the hobby - 68 dart hemi

    That looks pretty good for the first one in a while. Keep at it, experience will bring skills.
  5. Not necessarily. I use a Procon Boy PS290. Sprays an oval pattern and is a near identical copy of an expensive Iwata model. I still say start with a Paasche H. Inexpensive and it produces great results. But then, it is your money.
  6. OSSA Dirt Bike Story.....Miracle???

    Couldn't wait for each issue to arrive. Dirt Bike ruled back then. The editors never did tell us what WFO stood for but I think I rode that way. 😁
  7. Should work. Test panel?
  8. I spray Createx and Wicked paints with a Procon Boy PS290.
  9. OSSA Dirt Bike Story.....Miracle???

    That's the coolest story! Maybe I missed it but what year is the bike? In the 60s and 70s I rode Honda 305 Scrambler, Yamaha DT125, Honda TL125, 2 Honda 125 Elsinores, Husqvarna 125, Suzuki PE400 (beast) and my last one was a Yamaha IT200. Best Bike I ever had. My aching bones are testament to the many times I overestimated my abilities.
  10. Welcome, Dave! Like you I took a long break. You have many questions and the best way to find that info is to spend about a billion hours on here reading. Seriously, you've found a great resource here with the forum. Here's how to get the most out of it by searching better. All the info to all the questions you have or will have are here in the forum.
  11. A Thought about the Magazine, etc.

    If that's the case, I'll be lost. I permanently quit Farcebook and never looked back so it's the on line forums for me. This forum is like the autox.team.net forums that Mark Bradakis (sp) runs. If something happens to either of them, there are a lot of people that will be upset. I've never met either guy but they both do a great service. Marks operation is much bigger than Gregg's and he does ask for donations when upgrading his equipment. I have donated. I was a member of his forums back in the 90s. I sure hope Gregg has a plan B to hand off the "football" to someone.
  12. Help finishing my first spray booth

    I use the cheap Walmart flat white paint for the inside of mine. Put a good coat of primer on the wood first.
  13. I agree with Steve on the metallics. The small metallic particles will sink to the bottom of a gravity feed. They'll also sink to the bottom of a syphon feed bottle. Either way, you wind up with too much metallic on some places and not enough on others. If you're lucky, it won't be too noticeable. Solid colors aren't as much of a problem and you can wait a little longer between coats. Maybe 10-15 minutes. If you have to wait longer than that, let it dry completely before you do anything to it.