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Offline oldgoaly

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Reveal files for autobody lead work
« on: May 03, 2019, 05:03:23 AM »
One of those things I collect and use are old leading tools.
I think they were all made by Heller and sold by others, there seems to be a lot of that in the auto body tool market.
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Offline p_toad

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Re: Reveal files for autobody lead work
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2019, 05:54:39 PM »
nice.   don't think i've ever seen the "shorties" before.  thanks   :smiley:

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Re: Reveal files for autobody lead work
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2019, 07:56:34 AM »
Leading tools as in filing down auto body repairs done with lead?
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Offline oldgoaly

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Re: Reveal files for autobody lead work
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2019, 10:05:07 AM »
Yes, file down the high spots, save the lead/tin remelt. small spots, or close to a body bead or detail.
There is a little bondo on some, it's hard to get off, makes a mess on a wire wheel.  Not what they were made for.
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Offline lptools

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Re: Reveal files for autobody lead work
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2019, 04:05:09 PM »
Hello, Oldgoaly. Thanks for posting. I have one of the Reveal Tool Holders around here somewhere. Good to to know it was made by Heller, it is unmarked. Your post also confirms that what I have is made of brass. I see a lot of the longer Vixen files when I am out and about, but I have never come across the short version.Regards, Lou
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