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How many spray cans?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MUD_SPEC, Jul 19, 2001.

  1. MUD_SPEC

    MUD_SPEC Registered Member

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    I'm gonna spray paint my truck this weekend and was wondering if anyone has spray painted ALL the exterior (with top) and how many cans do I need? Thanks.

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    my top took 1 1/2 cans of flat black windsheild to back window and the sides.

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    To get a couple good coat my guess would be 6 or 8 cans.

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    12.... 4 white, 4 black, 4 grey.... $3 each, with tax cost me about $40 bucks....

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    I didn't paint it ALL, but...... I used 10 cans, top 1/2 of my K5, not including the hardtop. You need alot if you want to do a decent job. Most of it winds up in the air, not on the truck[​IMG]. A spray can is definately not a HVLP sprayer[​IMG]

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    GEEZ I must have used too much !!
    all I did was my two tube steps, and full brush guard, and radiator support and I used 3 cans of primer and 4 flat black, but DAMN IT DOES LOOK GOOD!

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    my truck is black primmer and it took me about 14 cans of krylon and I still gotta go over the top... if you keep the garage doors close time goes by alot quicker.....
     
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    well i just painted mine and i must have used way to much paint. i changed the color from black to orange. after i lightly sanded it i used about 12 cans of primer and about 25 cans of orange to get the sort of even color coat. but i did two coats and the last coat was pretty heavy. i spent about $125 in all and that was including a sander and materials
     
  9. MUD_SPEC

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    OK, I finished both front fenders and it took a little over a can for a good first coat. Whew, was it hot!! 108 degrees!! Cooler in the shade but not by much. I'll try to get some pics up 7-23.

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