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Old 04-15-2011, 07:41 AM
Riq21 Riq21 is offline
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Default Painting the beast

Don't see too many threads about applying new paint to the Ranger. My delema is that I have so many dents and dings that eventually I will need to lay down some new paint on mine. How much luck have you all had out there do an at home garage type paint job? I do have the skills to do this, but have not done any painting for about 30 years. Will need to buy some equipment to do this, but an just considering my options at this point. All opinions are welcome here.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:34 AM
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Default Re: Painting the beast

well make sure the area is clean and to all the prep work like sanding and filling and it should be fine
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:40 AM
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it should be fine as long as you clean everytihng rally good to make sure all the dust and contaminents are gone... my dad and his friend of many years have been painting like this for a few years whenever they need to repaint their race cars and they turn out awesome as hell.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:41 AM
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Prep prep prep! Preparation is the most important step. If you have done it in the past it will be easier but just how many dents are in the body? Are they minor dings or will this become a Bondo buggy?

On the equipment side some rent-all-stores will have what you need. Check around flea markets, craig's list etc... to find the gun and other needed parts. Don't skimp on quality paint.

Oh, and if you are doing this in your garage get ready to pre-clean the area like you never have before. Making a home made spray booth isn't hard but if it's not completely dustless you'll see it in the finish.

There are web sites dedicated to home based painting. here's a few:

Good luck and if you are satisfied with the results don't forget the pics!!
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