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ok, so I painted the truck *pics added*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by docgab, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. docgab

    docgab 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I went ahead and rolled some paint on the truck. The good news is that I didn't have anywhere near the amount of roller marks I thought I would. The bad news is that it is a very rough finish. I am going to throw a second coat on it in a bit and was wondering how long I should let this bad dog cure if I want to try a hand at wet sanding it to smooth it out a bit?

    Also, a few helpful wet sanding tips would be greatly appreciated! Pics will be forthcoming. No matter how rough this job is, it still loks better than what it did before! :-)

    Here's a couple pics, sorry for the horrible quality, but I couldn't find my digital camera so I had to use my camcorder.

    pre paint 1

    pre paint 2

    [post paint

    post paint 2
     
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  2. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    foam rollers will be smoother... put a splash of brushing reducer in too, so it'll lay out a little better... catalyzed paint will dry differently than non.. i can get Imron , etc buffable in as little as 3, 4 hrs.. most catalyzed paints are safe after 8 or so hrs.. non, i can't say, could be 3 days.. check the can..

    wetsanding is a function of how much you need to pull off.. standard wetsand is 600/1000 and buff.. that can be varied tho.. i've been known to dry DA with 320 or 400 on fresh gelcoat, then 600/1000.. i don't recommend it tho for beginners.. 600/1000 is relatively safe. just stay away from peaks, with the wheel especially.

    the most important thing is doing your finer grits enought to take out the previous courser scratchs... if you 1000 the heck out of it, it'll compound right up..

    i run 2+2 pads on my wheel... super duty compound then some finesse it....
     
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    Hmm post paint isnt showing up, just a empty box :confused:
     
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    docgab 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    thanks for pointing it out. i think its fixed :-)
     
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    I think it looks pretty good. Atleast it is all one solid color and not all streaky like a rattle can type paint job looks.
    Does look a little rough. That would be alot to wet sand though.
     
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    You could go the other direction and make it really rough. Make it look like its rhinoed or something like that. Just throwin it out there.
     
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    That's where it was after the first coat, but I had enough paint left over for a second coat and while it is still rough, it looks much better, still a little like it was rhinolined but much better looking than after the first coat.
     
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    Big improvement from before, looks great. Nice job, wanna help paint my house ? :laugh:
     
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    lol. you springing for the airfare to Florida?
     
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    looks good and a lot better than it did!! What set up of paint and rollers did you use?
     
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    I used a 8" roller that was for smooth surfaces. The paint was Benjamin Moore Iron CLad low lustre metal and wood enamel. For $35 I'm extremely pleased with the end product and no matter what it couldn't be as bad as it was before. lol It is really growing on me.
     
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    ok some better /different pics two are close ups of the finish.

    More paint pics 002_resize.jpg

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