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Flat black? Primer grey? Post up your pics!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by lochenjons, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. lochenjons

    lochenjons 1/2 ton status

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    I'm gonna be painting my truck soon (no more yellow :() and just looking for ideas, either gonna go with a flat black or a primer grey, or whatever. So post up your pics and inspire me :D
     
  2. littlejimmythatcould

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    Here are some before, during and after pics. Hope these help. I would not paint flat black again. It looks mean but is a nightmare to keep (dare I say it) clean. But it protects better than just being primed and flat paint hides blemishes really good.

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  3. Chrisblazzer89

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    Hey I just noticed that the pic I chopped was a pic of your hood lol
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  4. Chrisblazzer89

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    SORRY for the hijack
     
  5. JEBSR

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    Since primer can absorb moisture and greasy finger prints stay somewhat permanantly I would go flat black.
     
  6. BrianDamage

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    best bet is to spray a clearcoat with a flattening agent added over it
     
  7. blazin_blazer

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    i think its dupont that is offering what they call "hot rod black" its basically a flat black and it not supossed to fade and it seals the metal. i had a friend just paint his truck with it, its a 2wd c-10 swb. it looks good and its flat no sheen!! the truck actually looks like it is coated in black velour from 2-3 feet away. i want the same look but in od green, its smooth and no orange peel, but it still looks like velour, like when you touch it , it should be fluffy and soft.....its different!
     
  8. colbystephens

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    i can still see the blemish on the hood... :wink1: j/k.

    mine:

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  9. littlejimmythatcould

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    The giant hood scoop a blemish? Nah! :haha: It's my "hillbilly ram air" -obnoxiously functional. It is made in two sections: the top half with the mouth and the base. I've been debating on turning it into a cowl induction scoop.... might look more tasteful. But sometimes I pretend I"m driving a little grave digger :rolleyes: (even though he never had a giant hood scoop).
     
  10. mtn. burb

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    Flat black hood only.

    Sanding clear coat off, 5 hours.

    Painting, 10 minutes.

    I like the painting part better.:D

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  11. koldsimer

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    Here is flat black beauty.

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  12. chevy wrangler

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    here is a primer with a paint gun

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    and here is a pic of the other truck done with rattle cans
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    heres the fleet

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  13. muddybuddy

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    mtn. burb can you get some more pics of ur rig? that front looks mean!
     
  14. RockinChevy

    RockinChevy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Sorry for the hijack...

    Mtn burb, where did you get that cool winch bumper?

    Here's a pic, taken right after I bought the Blazer, from my camera phone 2 years ago...
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    Anyways, the Blazer is painted a camo sand color all around. You can see the truck in the "Dec. 23rd Martinez trip" thread. It's the one that got stuck in the rut with the yellow truck pulling me out. :o
     
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    I have some of those,

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    Heres my rattle can job on my 85.

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  17. muddybuddy

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    hi jack - sapper what did u rti?
     
  18. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have no idea, that was just screwing around at Tellico before the 9 hour drive home.
     
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    $9 paint job

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  20. lochenjons

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    I was originally gonna go with the black but Im starting to really like the grey...unless you guys can convince me other wise with some more sick pics
     

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