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Is it pointless to paint parts?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 55Willy, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    I'm putting together my chassis for the Willy's / ex-K5, and I'm cleaning and painting everything. My dad says it is pointless to paint anything since I'm only gonna get it dirty. My reason for doing so is that the paint will block rust and make clean up much easlier, so should I continue painting or just slap it together? I just want it easy to maintain, and it has to look good for the magazine layout [​IMG]LOL

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  2. FRIZZLEFRY

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    I put a good coat of paint on everything I build so it dont rust.If you just slap it together it will look like you slapped it together.

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    Do it right or you'll wish you had....

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    I use rustoleum hard hat on everything.

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  5. 55Willy

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    Thanx, those are the replies I'm looking for [​IMG]

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  6. Pure Insanity

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    I did not totally disassemble my Blazer but I did sand the frame, axles, springs, ETC.and painted it w/ a black automotive uerethane I had laying around. It looks tons better and will make clean up MUCH easier!

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
     
  7. BadDog

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    Black Rustoleum (or similar) on everything just for protection in most places. Out here in the desert, I may just use Krylon or something cheap. I frankly don't see much sense in color coordinated brackets, but, that's just me. Fine and dandy if someone likes it and has the time and patience to do it. So long as you don't mind messing it up just to redo it again (or if you want a "Mall running poseur" [​IMG]).

    Once upon a time I did that detail stuff with a CJ7. Painted frame, brackets, even bolts. Tub off, matching shiny, dark red paint all around, top and bottom. Even the drive train was nice and pretty. Nice seats, stereo, bumpers, hard top with late model doors (flat handle), and on and on... Trouble was, I had so much time and money into it, and it looked so nice, got alot of attention, I didn't want to take a chance on messing it up. Got so I never went out and really had fun in it any more, to worried about scratching it or breaking something. Even dirt roads elevated the "pucker factor" at that point, forget about roll overs, I was afraid I would throw up a rock and scratch something.

    I eventually got disgusted with it (and myself) so I sold it and bought another old beater Chevy. Boy did I have fun in the truck. Bashed in the door till I had to crawl across, broke the frame (repeatedly) from "nosing in" after clearing a wash, busted windows. Never did anything to that truck except what it took to keep it relatively clean (no need getting completely filthy working on it) and running. Ahh, the memories... [​IMG]

    Huh, what, the moral? Was there one? Oh yeah, just don't let it go so far that you don't enjoy what you build.

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    I always paint everything - not only for rust/cleanup/appearance purposes, but also because it makes chasing down various fluid leaks easier if you can see where the fluid is coming from. I say give it the Krylon touch[​IMG]

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    Man Bad Dog the next step would be trailor it everywhere and a super duper chromed out engine bay (man I HATE chromed engine bays [​IMG])... oh yeah then probably like 6 shocks per a wheel and a type R sticker [​IMG] LOL.

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    The only bad part is that everything I painted got scratched putting the truck togeather. I guess sliding a 500 pound axles under the truck might have had something to do with it.[​IMG]

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    We painted everything.
    You'' just need to retouch every so often.
    It looks better

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    LOL good post.
    I was taking the wire wheel to the 14FF to get it ready for paint the other day and the ol lady asked me what I was doing.
    Well I told her I was preping for paint and she busted out laughing. I asked what was so funny and she just pointed at the K5 which was all muddy and said why.
    I said because I want it to look nice which brought about another fit of laughter.
    But hey it looks good under the mud.


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    I get the same response from mine. But I do agree that it is better to do it.

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    I am basicly dong it cause I am bored and it is something to do. LOL
    I have been lookin at the damn thing for months I gotta do something with it. [​IMG]


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  15. Derf00

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    I sure hope it is not pointless, because I just spent a lot of time sandblasting and painting my 14B &amp; D60.

    Derf00

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    I do it cause it looks nice when you post pics on here!! (just look at Steve's pics... everything is all shiney) LOL you know you guys are the same way. The drivetrain and suspension of my truck look brand new while the rest of it looks like A$$! But seriously there's a purpose for it, not just for cosmetics... rust sucks.

    Rod
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  17. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Little cars see more under my truck then they do above the bumpers anyway--might as well make it look good underneith.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     

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