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Just Finished Painting 1970 K5 in my Garage!

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by joryyroj, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. joryyroj

    joryyroj Registered Member

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    I love this truck, just finished painting it as my first resto project in my garage a few weeks ago. I have some pics here if you would like to see. I will hopefully be posting the entire pics of the whole process with a shopping list and costs of everything I used soon. In the mean time if you have any questions just let me know.

    http://www.jory.greatnow.com/blazer.htm

    Jory
    jory.pai@verizon.net
     
  2. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Wow, that looks REALLY nice /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif A job well done!
     
  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    sweet blazer /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif very nice job /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. Don

    Don 1/2 ton status

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    Very Nice Rig! I can see why You don't want the wheel's to fall off! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    mud390 1/2 ton status

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    Very sharp! Looks really good! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif

    Kris
     
  6. joryyroj

    joryyroj Registered Member

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    Wow, Everyone is so nice on this board. Thanks for all of the great comments! I wish I would have found this board a year ago! hehehe.
     
  7. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Hey Jory....


    Welcome to CK5! Why not take a moment to fill out some more of your profile... (like where in the world are you?)

    There are a lot of people here from almost anywhere you can imagine, odds are good you'll find some new K5 friends in your neighborhood. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Sweet dude! Nice color choice... What is that color called?
    Mine '72 K5 is a little darker maroon.... Looks nice man. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  9. Blazn88

    Blazn88 Registered Member

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    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Sweet fawking rig. You did an excellent job. Welcome to CK5 /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif.... /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Topdown 1/2 ton status

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    Very nice... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    of course we all have lots of questions about it like:
    How hard was it?
    Are you a painter by trade/occupation?
    etc...

    Welcome to CK5!... let the addiction begin.
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    WOW, that looks sweet, nice work /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    TONYP 1/2 ton status

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    won't let me view it, but anyway...welcome fellow first gen...
     
  13. joryyroj

    joryyroj Registered Member

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    Thanks everyone for the comments. Sorry for the delay in getting back to your questions.

    The color is Omni Brand Cherry Red Metallic (Eurethane) with an Omni clearcoat. I purchased the paint, clear coat, primer, sealer, reducer for around 400.00?

    I am a computer guy by trade, and I had never painted a vehicle before, or done any body work so I learned via the internet and some friends advice. I sanded the entire blazer with an orbital sander and 80 grit sandpaper down to bare metal. I disassembled the blazer and did one panel or door at a time. Very slow way to do it but I didnt have a whole lot of room in my garage. Anyways, I bondoed any small dents and got out any rust, had a local body shop weld in new rockers for about 50.00, then primered each piece with a hevy lacquer based primer to get a good build for wet sanding. Once I got the body work the way I wanted I sealed it with a PPG Sealer, let it dry for about 20 minutes then shot it with basecoat (color) let that dry for about 20 minutes and then shot 2-3 coats of clearcoat. I had a few runs and my body work wasnt perfect but it turned out pretty good for a first try. It really was easier then I expected, but definetly took alot of time. I bought a spray gun from the paint store (English Color) its an HVLP gravity fed. I think it was about 75.00 and I have a compressor that I bought at Sears for around 300.00. But as far as Paint, Sand Paper, Mixing Cups, Thinner (To Clean the gun) I probably spent between 500-600 dollars all together. Still cheaper then Maaco! (smile)

    Anyways long post, sorry. If anyone wants more details or product info let me know.!

    Jory
     
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    looks great to me.hope mine comes out half as good.i still gotta do the sanding and prep.will probably get to it by the end of the summer.mine will be duplicolor spraypaint though.
     
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    thats sweet!!! purty engine too...where's the poser shots??
     
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    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Very nice Work. Mine goes in at the start of September. I am thinking of going with a maroon color that is on the new Dodges. I guess that means I am going to ram my jimmy!! /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    Very cool truck. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Awsome job. Great to see another K5 in the area.
     
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    If you need any body seals for the k5 send me an email. I bought all of them but had to sell my blazer before using them.

    JessMyers@aol.com
     
  19. blaz72

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    nice ride, doing a 72, its my first blazer, hope it comes out as good as yours.have don lots of 67/72 trucks.
     
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    that looks great, very nice K5
     

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