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Old 05-19-2006, 01:31 PM
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Default Got gap?

I've posted my processes for getting those oh so perfect seams.
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:25 PM
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Wayne, make sure you leave enough gap for the primer and paint. I thought i had left enough, but later had to sand paint in some places. Too-tight is not good in this case.
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Old 05-23-2006, 03:02 PM
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so, what size gap do you recommend?
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Old 05-24-2006, 08:38 AM
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The gap depends on the paint and how many coats. You need space for movement from heat and cold as well. I'd say about .030 you should be fine.
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.03??? that seems awfully small
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Old 05-24-2006, 12:12 PM
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I would leave 0.10" to 1/8" gap before primer and paint. originaly I left only a hacksaw blade gap and it was not enough. Primer and paint builds on both oposing surfaces and closes great deal of the initial gap.
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Old 05-24-2006, 09:42 PM
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Buly is correct. .100-.125 before you prime and paint. Round the top and bottom edges slightly or the paint will leave a raised edge which will have to be sanded off, easy to sand through if not careful.

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