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Old 06-07-2010, 04:31 AM
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Its gone long enough without new primer...Im at the point where anything would look better than it does now.

Anyways...getting to the reason I started the thread...Resources are limited, between my buddy's garage blowing up and me being inbetween homes, Imma have to do it outside. Since money is tight, going to have to use rattlecans. Ive painted a couple bumpers and a hood on my past cars, but took the hood off and taped up the lights when painting with electrical tape and a trashbag...I know there is a better tape out there.

I know I have to clean it real good first...thats not a problem.

This is what I need:
What kind of tape should I get?
Gonna use trash bags because my work will give them to me for free.
what brand of primer do yall recommend? (using black)
How many cans do you think Ill need for the whole truck? (not doing the inside of the bed, but I am doing the tonaeu (sp?))

any other tips/help would be awesome...not going to start until wed morning.
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:37 PM
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i just primered my front and rear bumpers and went through 2 cans just to get a good first coat... Used another two for a second coat to insure its nicely coated. I'd say your looking at alot of cans. I used duplicolor and liked how it turned out but i didnt let it sit around primed forever. I started painting them with the duplicolor paint shop(can of paint, not aerosol) jet black which looks really good and sticks to me much more than i would like so im betting its good paint. Since your primed id say buy a couple quarts of black and gravity gun it if you can.

and tape is tape. your just gonna rip it off when your done. painters tape will work fine. its blue and doesnt stick really bad so you dont have to worry about peeling it off. sand it to get the paint to stick. make sure you've got a descent rag to wipe down your car.
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:50 PM
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green or blue painters tape, the green shit costs a bit more, but is higher quality.

id sand the whole thing down, then just shoot it with some primer, then rattle can it whatever color youd like. just remember tho, the devil is in the details.
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:46 PM
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painted my whole truck in krylon rust tough semi flat black and its held up really good
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:42 PM
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Im going to be doing this in a parkinglot in windy ass Oklahoma, so gravity gun and real paint is out of the question. I didnt even think about sanding it. What grit should I use? Are yall talking about yall wetsanding? Its got a lot of primer on it already (theres peach under there somewhere, the inside of the bed is still peach)


Its going to be primer/flat black for another year at least, unless I come up on a bunch of money to get another daily driver. Because when I paint it for real, I want to take it completely apart.

How long did you have your truck flat black with that krylon, More_cowbell? You got any pics?


This is temporary too...Like I said, another year before I will be taking it apart, sanding it all the way down and starting over.
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:57 PM
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I'd do it in sections like hood and fenders, then cad, then the bed just to make it easier on yourself and use a fine grit sand paper don't want huge scratches just enough to allow the paint to grab and be somewhat smooth, and if it's only a temp thing I'd say screw the primer and sand and spray with black
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:21 PM
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I'd do it in sections like hood and fenders, then cad, then the bed just to make it easier on yourself and use a fine grit sand paper don't want huge scratches just enough to allow the paint to grab and be somewhat smooth, and if it's only a temp thing I'd say screw the primer and sand and spray with black
Thought black primer and flat black was about the same thing? Ive got a bunch of body work to do before I repaint it for good...Just wanting something to spray on it to make it look uniformed, and will last through this winter.
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:41 PM
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No there's black primer or a flat black paint they aren't the same thing
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:22 PM
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Do satin back, it'll look better. I painted my grill and bumper with Krylon rust tough gloss black, and used one can for both. It sticks well to just about anything, and after it sets (3 days or so), it's really hard and holds up well. Satin black will give you a more finished look, while still hiding some flaws. Do one panel at a time, and be sure to give a uniform coat.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:59 PM
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i did my whole truck about.. 3 months ago and its held up nice i used semi-flat (satin) and basically i just sanded it down with some 800 grit wetsand blocks and cleaned up after it with some acetone then painted away, i would recommend you do it in the shade or a garage or something because of the paint drying really quick and at diffrent times because of the black color

oh and this paint is really tough i got in an accident and it didnt flake off anywhere except where there where gigantic scrapes


not bad for a 40 dollar paint job hahaha

oh and i used about 8 cans but i was basically empty when i got to the bed

and i would get some rubbing compound or some really fine grit sand paper and wet sand it about 3-4 days after you paint it to even it out and get rid of that gritty feeling
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:20 PM
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another thing i'd recommend when painting it is to not stop in the middle of the panel. especially with the satin colors. stopping will make it uneven
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:02 AM
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Thanks for the help yall. Would it be ok to wetsand it one day then paint a couple days later? If thats the case, Ill probably wetsand it tues. and paint it wed or thursday.
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:09 AM
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yea that'd be fine as long as your not exposing bear metal. also make sure you clean it really well right before you paint it on weds or thurs.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:43 AM
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yea that'd be fine as long as your not exposing bear metal. also make sure you clean it really well right before you paint it on weds or thurs.
Cool man, thanks...Will post pics when I get it done
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:53 AM
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yeah, wipe down the area with acetone, denatured alcohol, or paint thinner just prior to painting to get off any impurities and help the paint stick better.
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