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Old 04-25-2012, 07:32 PM   #21
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What's wrong with my e-brake? It functions fine, calipers are adjusted, no slack in cable, etc.

The problem with your e-brake is that you are from Florida.


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How to carry a mountain bike in a Miata.

Step 1: Put mountain bike in Miata.

And that was the last time the mountain bike ever moved.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:05 PM   #22
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Joe, my question should have been more clear. Why don't you a have trunk lid installed onto the vehicle?
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:00 PM   #23
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Joe, my question should have been more clear. Why don't you a have trunk lid installed onto the vehicle?
I do have a trunk lid installed on the vehicle. That picture was taken days ago when it was off.

(Not having a trunk lid is actually quite inconvenient. No secure place to stash things like your laptop when you go into a store.)
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Obtuse answers. This is not court, no need to play lawyer games.

Why was it removed in the first place? And what about the top? Were you painting the well?
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Obtuse answers. This is not court, no need to play lawyer games.

Why was it removed in the first place? And what about the top? Were you painting the well?

Because he is from Florida.
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Hehe. Sorry, I've been in an ironic mood lately.

Yeah, I decided to paint the car. Using the infamous Brightside, and frankly, it looks like crap. Lots of orange-peel, more than a few fisheyes. Not nearly as bad as what was there before, but apparently I suck a bodywork and paint.
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Fisheye usually indicates moisture in the paint. Were you spraying from a can, or a sprayer? High humidity outside? Sometimes small debris (pollen) can land on the fresh paint and cause it, too.

Orange peel is very hard to eliminate. It's usually a result of laying it on too thick, or not letting the first coat dry before putting on another. Mostly, it's the first one. If it's a smooth surface, I just sand it off, but sanding inside the boot area would be a royal pain in the posterior region.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:31 AM   #28
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My E-brake is the same way.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:33 AM   #29
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You MIGHT want to adjust your e-brake.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:06 PM   #30
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I carried a large dog cage (boxed) in mine for about 5 miles once. It wasn't too bad except when the wind caught it and tried ripping it out of my hand.
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at one point, i had a box that was about 30x30x30 filled with my gf's ----.
took out pass seat and managed to balance it between the rollbar and windshield bar thingy
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I was always under the impression that paint "fish eyes" when oil is present from not being cleaned properly prior to painting.
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Yes, that is another cause. But, painting outside bodywork (virtuallly all my experience) you don't see much oil or grease contamination. You do get tiny spots where wind borne stuff like tree sap, pollen and even sweat droplets cause it.

Not having a dryer in the line from the compressor is usually the cause of moisture. Run a die grinder on a humid day, and you'll spit all sorts of water out the exhaust.

One of these days I'll get some pis of the cars I helped prep and paint.
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I've hauled a few things in my miata. Mostly just lumber for house projects, having a convertible was a good thing honestly.
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Fisheye usually indicates moisture in the paint. Were you spraying from a can, or a sprayer? High humidity outside? Sometimes small debris (pollen) can land on the fresh paint and cause it, too.
Well, here's what my air supply looks like:



Filter / regulator, then disposable moisture separator, then desiccant. I don't think moisture in the line is a problem, I think I just suck at this.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:30 PM   #36
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Are you certain it isn't surface contaminants Joe?

You seem to be jumping to the conclusion of it being water in the line when it could very well be simply surface contaminants.
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