Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

PAINT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CrazeeBush, Jul 30, 2000.

  1. CrazeeBush

    CrazeeBush 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2000
    Posts:
    464
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Middle Tennessee
    Just finsihed painting my truck tonight!!! It looks freakin awesome, I'm soo happy. We started at 10AM on Saturday and worked till 2AM this morn, then we slept till 9AM and finsihed it about 10PM tonight! Sweet! I'll post pics ASAP. The color is 2000 Silverado Metallic Storm Gray. Looks good! Gotta bug guys, just thought I'd share!

    -JoSH
    crazeebush@aol.com
    http://josh.coloradok5.com
     
  2. Chris Demartini

    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    2,406
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Dumont NJ 07628
    <font color=blue>You painted it yourself? I want to do this to my truck since I have a paint gun. How hard was it? Did it smell really bad for a long time afterwards? (I have neighbors that complain about everything [​IMG]) get those pictures up so we can see it!</font color=blue>

    http://www.chrisd71k5.coloradok5.com <font color=blue>Updated!</font color=blue>
     
  3. James90

    James90 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 18, 2000
    Posts:
    986
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rocky Mount NC
    Man that sounds awesome love to see them pics. was it hard to do?

    [​IMG]Go prepared

    I have a Shotgun a Rifle and a 4WD(K5) and Country Boy Can Survive!!!!
     
  4. CrazeeBush

    CrazeeBush 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2000
    Posts:
    464
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Middle Tennessee
    It wasn't exactly hard, it was just time consuming. I've been around the truck and nitpicked it to death now, and I'm satisfied for the $300 for materials I spent. It's no where near perfect, but I can't complain. =)

    -JoSH
    crazeebush@aol.com
    http://josh.coloradok5.com
     
  5. Balou

    Balou 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2000
    Posts:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    back to Germany
    Paintwork in the home garage isn't big thing.
    For good result you should pay attention to some things.
    - Take your time to get rid of dents, better do it 3 times before you hurry up with painting.
    - Get the garage cleaned up, especially get rid of dust. During paintjob keep the ground wet to avoid dust.
    - Use tons of paper to keep the paint away from everything inside the garage you don't like to get painted.
    - Close the garage and heat it up for 12hrs. with the car inside, at least 25C° air and metal is required. Don't use a vent heater = dust!!! (I use some 1000 watts lamps)
    - remove dust and grease from metal, I use turpentine.
    - Use a primer first to practice painting technique, 1st. round vertical, 2nd. round horizontal, go for 2nd. round as soon as 1st. starts getting dry, don't use too much primer/paint.
    - Once started a section don't stop before you are finished, this means make sure you have enought primer/paint and air pressure.
    - If noses or orange-skin, let it dry and do some sandpaper work (min. 1000, better higher). You can put on as many layers of paint as you want, so don't worry.
    - DO NOT OPEN GARAGE AS LONG AS PAINT IS WET, keep on heating
    - pay some $$$ for a gas-mask before, don't drive after painting!!!

    I am quite sure I forgot something, but you should spend a whole week-end off for this job. I did 3 cars this way, looks better than some prof. work I saw lately.

    Balou
    "Size DOES matter!!!", said the girl last night.
    http://www.balou.coloradok5.com
     

Share This Page