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Old 03-09-2011, 12:34 PM
FFparker FFparker is offline
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Default Paint help.

I want to paint my tool box black, but iv read a variety of different things i would have to do to do it right.
is there anyone who knows what extactly i would need or know a good link?
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:32 PM
Decepticon Decepticon is offline
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Default Re: Paint help.

I did it with mine

sorry i dont have a better pic of it but, I used a spray can of wax remover and wiped it down with that, then I primed it using a simple all purpose black primer and then did two or three coats of black Krylon Rust Tough Enamel (get it at autozone, advnced,etc). It give it a nice semi flat finish thats just a little rough. I love it. I did it 6 months ago and it still looks perfect. Let me know if you want some better pics of it.
1999 Ranger XLT V6 4.0 Orange
- Black signals & Corners (not tinted) | Clear Headlights | silverstar Ultra Bulbs | Black Taillight covers | Painted Black Grille/Valance | Painted black top step on rear bumper | Painted black exhuast & aftermarket Tip | Painted black emblems | Black toolbox | Decepticon Ford badges | 20% tint

- JVC Head unit | 4 Kicker door speakers | LED white floor lights |
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:50 PM
terryduanemiller terryduanemiller is offline
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Default Re: Paint help.

raw metal needs to be "etch primed" before applying paint... paint will not stick to raw metal..
steps= wash with dish soap, sand (180g paper), clean with prep solvent, etch prime, then paint
1999 MAZDA 2500SE, 2.5L 4-clanger, 5 speed, Green n slow. Rangers as daily drivers since 1988.
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