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Old 07-13-2010, 09:57 PM
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Default stripping paint and priming parts

I have a tailgate and bumper for my truck that are a different color. I don't know how to do body work at all so I need to know what I need to take the paint off with and what to prime it with. Recently I did my side step bars and used a paint/rust remover made by 3m with a grinder. Can I use that or is that too abrasive? Also afterwards priming it. What should I use, how many coats if need be?
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:39 PM
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Default Re: stripping paint and priming parts

it really depends if you want to take it to bare metal u dont have to if u dont want to. i would sujest not to the only spot u should go to bare metal is if you have a dent or deep scratch. if you were to go down to metal you would need a self etching primer. but i want to keep it simple for you rite now if you have more questions let me know nd i can give you my cell number to talk you through.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:33 AM
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it really depends if you want to take it to bare metal u dont have to if u dont want to. i would sujest not to the only spot u should go to bare metal is if you have a dent or deep scratch. if you were to go down to metal you would need a self etching primer. but i want to keep it simple for you rite now if you have more questions let me know nd i can give you my cell number to talk you through.
Basically i want the old paint off, prime it and ready it for new paint to match my truck. What do I have to do? Can the old paint just be painted over?
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:30 AM
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your going to have to basically rough up the old paint using like 240 grit by hand or like 120 on a DA sander and feather out any scratches then wipe it off with a paint prep
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:10 AM
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you don't have to take all the paint off sand 180 prime use a 2k urathane primer blocksand with 600 and paint
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:26 AM
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Ok, that's awesome! Thanks guys I'll let you know how I make out
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