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Old 10-06-2003, 09:59 PM   #225
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Flyfisher: If you have XP bring up the pic you want click on image then resize and make it 640X480. Works for me but I am not the expert.

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Old 10-07-2003, 06:35 AM   #226
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Ya right on target about the foto re-sizing info~!
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That program is an excellent one~! But, like you, I just don't have a enough time to dig into it..lol
I do use "XnView" which is so much easier to edit your files with..
It's free and, does not require much puter memory allocation.

Take a look at it..You might just find it easier as well.. XnView

Here's a few pictures I took this morning..Sorry about the lighting, as it was "early"..BTW, Yep, that's FROST on the grass..
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Old 10-07-2003, 06:38 AM   #227
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Lightbulb Garry...this

This picture is of the panel behind the propane tanks..

The lighting does not do it justice..
Man, was that alot of work...
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Here is another picture..
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I'll look to change the byte size if I can figure out where that is
in photoshop, open your photo, then go to the "image" menu, and select "image size". a window will open up with the byte size, and "print size" options. ignore the print size; it only applies to stuff that you're going to print out on a printer. set the byte size to 640 wide, by 480 high for a typical landscape image. (reverse this for a "portrait" pic). Actually, if you have the "contstrain proportions" option checked, all you'll have to do is change one of those fields, and the other will adjust itself accordingly, without distorting the picture. but most cameras take pictures with this aspect ratio (width-to-height ratio). If you've already cropped a particular photo, this ratio could easily get thrown out the window, so in that case, you have to wing it; just make sure that the widest part of the pic is 600k or so.

At this point, when you hit the "save" button (I always choose "save as", re-name the photo, and put it in a different place, so I don't make any changes to the original), you'll get another prompt asking you about the "quality" of the pic, on a sliding scale. I usually pick 3 or 4, which will make a file that is around 50k, emails easily, and posts to the forum w/ no problem. it'll look just fine and dandy on the computer screen.
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Old 10-07-2003, 03:07 PM   #231
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Angry Problems getting a good shine

Hey guys, can I join the fun?

I've started my trailer with the SS method. See picture below for the results of today's work. This represents about 3 hours work including stripping. Not bad, but I am very disappointed in the overall result.

I've ended up with a lot of "cloudy" spots and unevenness in the shine. Now, I should point out that the "funhouse mirror" effect you see is the result of many dents and deep scratches that my Caravel suffered in the hands of a prior owner. But beyond that, I just can't seem to get out the "clouds"!

Looking closer I can see that someone apparently tried to remove the deep scratches with rough horizontal polishing (sanding?) and that accounts for some of the cloudiness. But in other spots it appears to be something else -- maybe hard water spots? I don't know. Any ideas?
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This picture shows the effect of the clouds ... the left hand side is shaded from direct sun and looks OK. The right hand side is how it looks in direct sun -- not very clear.
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One last shot

Here's a close-up. Note a faint cloudiness running from the sky/trees at top center of the photo, down to the gravel at the bottom. It is MUCH more noticeable in person, at least in the sunshine.

BTW, is anyone going to the 4-unit WBCCI rally at Greenfield, MA this weekend? I'd like to compare notes.
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Old 10-07-2003, 03:24 PM   #234
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work work work

rluhr: with the SS method I had the problem and resolved by restripping that panel, some times the stripper leaves a film that is hard to detect until you stat polishing and find out you can't get the shine.. Also I had to find a more agressive compound for most of the first passes at compounding. SS is great but it has it limits. I used Car Bright Black Stuff. comes in a gal bucket sold at auto stores that have body shop clients.

53 You going to do the propane tanks ?? I ran out of time but will do the 1st chance I get. The photo's are really looking great. You going to make it in time for the rally ???

Tim when you going to do the top

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Thumbs up Welcome aboard RL

Cool, your IN the club!!

Looks like a nice start.

As far as the cloudiness goes, you may need something more abrassive than SS. Garry is the SS king in this thread so maybe he can chime in. I know in some trouble spots he had to sand with like 1200+ grit sandpaper.

I had some really bad spots and just had to go over them as many as 10+ times to get the filform corrision out. I'm using nuvite products.

Maybe you need to go over it more.

Now that you started, you can't stop till its done Besides you have to try and keep up with 53flyingcloud. That's everyone's goal in this thread

Keep up the reports....

53, looking good as usual.

flyfsr, get those photo bugs worked out? Want to see some of your work!
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Re: work work work

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Tim when you going to do the top
I got my eye on my cousin's 10' A frame ladder today.....
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I'll be there. no shiney trailer to show off, though. but it is old...that's gotta count for something!
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    BTW, is anyone going to the 4-unit WBCCI rally at Greenfield, MA this weekend? I'd like to compare notes.
    I was but, I had a message on my voice machine that, says I need to work 12 hrs shift.. both Fri and Sat. (One of my co-worker had a death in his family)
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    Looking closer I can see that someone apparently tried to remove the deep scratches with rough horizontal polishing (sanding?) and that accounts for some of the cloudiness. But in other spots it appears to be something else -- maybe hard water spots? I don't know. Any ideas?
    You should try reading the info on:
    Perfect polish
    It's covered quite extensively on how to treat scratches and, those nasty cloudiness.

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    53 You going to do the propane tanks ??
    Garry, lmao..I already did..I painted those suckers~!~ They were white to start with...jajajaj
Yet another long day, from 10 am till just after 6 pm.
Finally, tomorrow I should be working above the awning line. I can't begin to tell you what a great feeling that is..
Solved my anicent bird poop stains..Just grabed a rag and, my can of compound C.. Rubbed it by HAND till it cleared up~!
Here's a few pictures of today...Re-taken, with better lighting..

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