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Paint is flaking off in wind...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by DuneRunner, Nov 7, 2001.

  1. DuneRunner

    DuneRunner 1/2 ton status

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    I just found out that the paint on my cab is pealing off. [​IMG] What do I do? My Blazer is an 83 and it is original paint. (the rest of the pait is fine) For some reason the paint has all of a sudden started to peal off in the wind. [​IMG] How should I prevent Rust from starting, and with Old man Winter on the way I don't want to paint it yet.

    My only idea is to sand it down some and spray primer on.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks KEN


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    Chevy had a bad problem with this due to some new painting techniques and different primers. I dont know of anything that will stop this.

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    If you are in a hurry, some 100 grit sandpaper, and some Krylon. If its on the roof, tough to see. 100 gouges the metal a bit, but its fast. 220 would be better, but take longer. Make sure to cover the windshield. Overspray sucks. (don't ask lol) Also a great time to hit up any other rusty spots, and check the truck over for those tell tale "rust bubbles". Door jambs, rocker panels, underneath the taillights (have to remove them) are some places that usually need some Krylon lovin' I'd prefer better paint in the tail light area (like POR-15) but its better to sto pit now, and do it right later, than learn how to weld body panels.


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    Thanks Guys for the response.

    Outlaw its funny you say that, I have seen so many other Chevys with bad paint. My father was the orig. owner and he had Chevrolet repaint it. There were waves and drips in it. It has held up for 18yrs with out a prob. Except for now. I'm not reallys complaining.

    Dyeager, where I live Canser is not a major factor. If I get to it (witch I will) I'll spend a few hours doing it right and only have primer for the winter and then Paint it next summer.

    Thanks for the help. KEN



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    Is the paint all that is comming off? There should be a coating beneath the paint that is a sealer and rust preventer. It should be kind of grey (Zinc). If that is the don't worry about rust.

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    YES! ........FFEEEOOOOWWWW...........WOW...............
    it actually looks BLACKish GRey. And yes it is just the paint that is pealing off. What a releafe.

    Thanks for the calming words cheveyracing.

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    hate too bring ya back to worringing, but the ol' girls are prone to rust, just like anything else out there. Take the steps that are needed to protect it.

    Simple:
    grind out, or sand what ever is needed. Than cover it with a rust inhiberter.

    Just my -opnion-, but the clear-coat is what keeps the rust ,water and junk off the steel. The primer and coatings help the paint stick.

    I might be wrong, but I think something needs to be done to keep the clear coat (or sinlge stage) paint from peeling further back, and keep the crud off the penel.

    I'm not a body guy, and I can prove it.....

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    Ya I was thinking about it and I remember my father telling me that he ordered the K5 with OUT a clear coat. Maybe that is why it lasted so long (keeping a good coat of wax on it may have helped with all of these years) I plan on sanding down the parts that are pealing really bad and spraying a good patch of primer, for the winter months. Then when spring comes around I'll do it right and have paint left over for the "Project Half Doors" that are in progress as we speek.

    Thaks for the help, all of you.

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    Actually the zinc is the rust inhibitor. It is like a galvanizing that seals the steel. If you plan on sanding this down make sure you use a good sealer and run a ground strap from the metal body to a stake that is about 2 feet into the ground. That will help prevent dust from attracting and causing pockets under the sealer that will chip off. If you have an uncracked coat of the sealer it won't rust. The paint is just there to be pretty.

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    Well then DANB I wont Touch it. THanks for the help.

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    I love single stage synthetic paint, spray it once and forget about it. Its supposed to last longer too.

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