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Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-17-2012, 01:23 PM
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Posted By David Gardiner
Paul EH sounds like you used the same method I...

Paul EH sounds like you used the same method I do, I planish as smooth as I can using my hands and my eyes to check for ripples and make the panel as smooth as possible then file to check for lows...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-17-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 109
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Posted By David Gardiner
Hi Johnny, I thought it might make a change to...

Hi Johnny, I thought it might make a change to actually discuss the methods used. It worked well.

David
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-16-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 109
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Posted By David Gardiner
Hi Constantin, Yes peter is right that file is...

Hi Constantin, Yes peter is right that file is intended for plastic filler. Unfortunately that is what the vast majority of people do so the finer files have been dropped. Buy the one with the most...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-14-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
Here is a link to Sykes Pickavant but the files...

Here is a link to Sykes Pickavant but the files are quite course http://www.sykes-pickavant.com/en-us/products/bodyrepairtools.aspx 13tpi at most. They do a reange of dollys and hammers that used to...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-13-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
You are right, I should have looked! can't spell...

You are right, I should have looked! can't spell English no hope with German names.

David
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-13-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 109
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Posted By David Gardiner
Hi Constantine, where in the world are you? (so I...

Hi Constantine, where in the world are you? (so I can help with the file blades) The blade holders I have are from Hazert ( a German company) They are easy enough to make if you have access to a...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-13-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
There is not too much of a problem with files...

There is not too much of a problem with files clogging with ally, (lead can clog them) Soap helps by stopping pinning (in other words the little sharp splinters that stick out of the ally when it is...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-12-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
Thanks for the link Kerry I may send some files...

Thanks for the link Kerry I may send some files to be sharpened, I have quite a few blunt ones, I never knew why I kept them, now I do.

On the subject of sharp files, that is the most important...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-12-2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
Hi Jim, the dolly you describe was used in the...

Hi Jim, the dolly you describe was used in the following way back in the day. The groove was placed under an over-stretched area and the metal forced into the grove with a hammer, this would tighten...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-12-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
John, I use the flipper file like johnny...

John, I use the flipper file like johnny describes above. I stretch the metal with it on a dolly hitting only in the low areas until the surface is smooth.
I dont get undue marks but like I said...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-11-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
With almost 1600 views in a couple of days I...

With almost 1600 views in a couple of days I think this thread shows that there is an interest in actually talking about these subjects, lots of people have put their views forward and no drama. Lots...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-11-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
Just like the Snap-On 'shrinking hammers' they...

Just like the Snap-On 'shrinking hammers' they stretch, if you put a dolly under a panel and hit it with anything hard you will stretch it.

Here is a link to a different type of body file,...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-11-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
John, In case your words above about accident...

John, In case your words above about accident repair guys were directed towards me I hope you have not misunderstood anything I have said I have not said anything derogatory about insurance work or...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-11-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
Good, I am always pleased to see others who have...

Good, I am always pleased to see others who have pride in what they do.

David
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-11-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
I agree far more damage can be done with a...

I agree far more damage can be done with a grinder n a few seconds than could be done with a file in hours.

The idea of the flipper file (slapper file to you) is to stretch the low areas up to...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-10-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
A quick look through a couple of books and in a...

A quick look through a couple of books and in a photo of Vanden Plas works taken around 1923 there is something that looks very like a bodyfile on the bench.

I have a set of original 1936 SS100...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-10-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
Kerry, the body file has been around since the...

Kerry, the body file has been around since the dawn of the coachbuilders, so before the dawn of the motor car. They are not so different to a farriers file. They used to be available in many...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-10-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
Ian, if you read my original post I did not...

Ian, if you read my original post I did not actually refer to this forum at all. However to make it clear again it is better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all. I applaud people...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-10-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
Kerry you seem to have got the wrong end of the...

Kerry you seem to have got the wrong end of the stick, I have taught enough people to know this is not the easiest thing to learn, I am talking about the attitude that some seem to have that it does...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-10-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
My Process is to planish the area checking with...

My Process is to planish the area checking with my hands, file to find further high and low spots which are then planished out, then (sometimes) use an eight inch grinder to take out any final...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-10-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
Keith, the main thing I have been saying is...

Keith, the main thing I have been saying is plenty of people are doing 'metalshaping' but not even trying to get a good finish.

I agree why are people confrontational in threads that are simply...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-10-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
I come across that sort of work often. ...

I come across that sort of work often.

Years ago I visited Bart Holland restorations in Holland, they had a Mercedes Gullwing in that had just been 'Restored' somewhere in the US They were in the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-10-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
Gerry I will PM yo shortly. Doing insurance...

Gerry I will PM yo shortly.

Doing insurance work is a different matter, my brother was in the crash repair business most of his life until recently so I understand body and paint repair for...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-10-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
I agree, the cars that people love were built...

I agree, the cars that people love were built before the days of plastic filler so over use of filler is not restoration in my opinion.

David
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-10-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,002
Posted By David Gardiner
Hi Kerry, I thought I stated my point at the...

Hi Kerry, I thought I stated my point at the begining of the thread, to open up a discussion about the subject and discuss the pros and cons.

I think Barry put the point I was trying to make...
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