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Old 05-15-2011, 12:37 PM
Murdok Murdok is offline
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Default Problems (Help Please?)

So I have some major problems...

I got to work painting my truck (91 super cab) using a roller method and some rustoleum. It didn't look too bad, but I got quite a bit of paint on my window gaskets, headlight chrome, grill, and the metal parts around the windshield.

I bought some cutter, paint remover and it has etched my headlights, dissolved my window gaskets, and dissolved the chrome from my grill.

Since I dont have a job I'm extremely limited in what I can do. I'm frustrated beyond belief to have so royally screwed up, but I have to keep moving forward. My dilemma now is: what should I do?

Buying new windows is a given (if I can find them). Has anyone removed the windshield lining and left it off? Also, where can I get a torx 55 bit to move the bed? Does anyone have any recommendations, advice, etc.?
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:40 PM
klinger86 klinger86 is offline
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Default Re: Problems (Help Please?)

the t-55 bit you can get in a set at any autoparts store.... as far as everything else i have no clue...
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:40 PM
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Im guessing this is a product of bad workmanship. And Not taping things up. And using a roller. Dont use a roller to paint a car.

You need to get new windows, Gaskets, headlights. You can paint most of the stuff but thats only if you want to.
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:43 PM
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Poor workmanship exactly... I completely neglected prep work and thought "eh, I'll get to it later". Well, I see what it gets me. Now that I've learned that lesson, where can I buy the parts and can you give a rough cost estimate?
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:41 PM
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After stepping back for a minute, I realized a few things with the "cutter":

For use on smooth plastics, it helps to wipe it on and instantly rub the product off (with the paint too!).

For rough, worn plastics... buy a new part.

For chrome-plated plastics, avoid! The product will eat through the chrome and straight to the white plastic core.

One of my biggest problems was that I sat a window in the cutter and the bottom sill got ripply because of the strong acid melting away parts of the rubber gasket, etc.
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:15 PM
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Default Re: Problems (Help Please?)

My best suggestion is hit a junkyard for replacement parts or check the classifieds here. We cant give you a cost estimate because that could range from 100.00 to 1,000.00. Shop around everywhere you can to get the best prices. I recommend if you have any further projects you arent too sure of, throw a thread out and we will help you out so the mole hill doesnt turn into the mountain again
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