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How to do a rattle can spray job

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bajaviking, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. bajaviking

    bajaviking 1/2 ton status

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    I'm thinking about painting my truck camo sandcolor. I obviously don't wan't the paint to start peeling of so any advice on how to do this right will be appreciated. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    paint is 90% prep work. i've never done a camo paint job, so i'm not sure how you'd get it all with clean lines, but high quality tape and paper will obviously help.

    the offical scheme for camo is on the internet (somewhere). try a search on Google
     
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    Here are a couple of pics of my K5 when it was camo:
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    All I did was sand the factory paint until it did not have any shine to it, then just started spray painting. I created the design as I went (did not tape off the design)

    Here is haw the truck looks now:
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    I do not believe you tape off a camo job. It is more like airbrushing than detailing or stenciling. You want the edges to blend together.
     
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    Thanks for the input, actually I am planning on only using the sand color so I am more interested in any tips for prep. My plan is to put black steel wheels on it and paint the whole body with the sand color and leave my bumbers black as they already are. Cool, not cool, what do you guys think.
     
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    sounds cool..i was going to do that as well as black out the grill...after blacking out the grill i just went ahead and did the whole truck black. prep is the key as well as not painting on a windy day. paint up the nose sucks /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    Thats how I have my '74. All flat sand with black wheels, grill and bumpers. Also black herculined tub and rocker panels. Tan heep(pre '76 cj5) bikini topper also. Rattle can paint job could look better...i'm not exactly a painter. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    I am highly pleased with the look. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    ooooops...realized my sig line hadn't been updated to reflect what I was talking about. I need to get a digital camera so I can post a picture of it.
     

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