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Painted the Blazer's top(PIC'S)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BobK, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. BobK

    BobK 1/2 ton status

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    I repainted my top recently and just want to post a few pic's.

    First the top was removed and stripped of it's glass,rear hatch and all gaskets and interior lights.
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    With it stripped I then washed it with a TSP(TriSodium Phosphate) solution.It was a little grimey after spending some time resideing up in the rafters of my garage.
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    You can see the difference just the wash made here.
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    I went to my local boat shop and bought some Gloss White Enamel designed for fiberglass boat decks.After thinning it with the proper thinner I brushed it on.
    The coverage was a little thin and I ended up applying two coats to the top.But working in the shade enabled me to take my time and allow the paint to blend nicely with no brush marks.
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    Here it is back on the Blazer.Now a nice Gloss white.
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    The paint I used
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    Thinned it with this.

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    I did a bunch more to the top while repainting.
    ALL the pic's I took during the process can be seen HERE
     
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    looks alot better:xmas:
     
  3. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    The top looks much better. The linked photos are great.
     
  4. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I thought your top had that bedliner stuff on it? Did it not last?
     
  5. BobK

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    It does and it is still holding up well.The problem was that it started to yellow with UV exposure.
    I wanted the gloss white look back so that's the reason for painting it.
     
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    i want a first gen :(
     
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    Looks great Bob,so you gonna make out to Hollister with the rest of the group on 14,15,16 of Jan???
     
  8. BobK

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    Ah...well...I didn't even know about it.:crazy:
    I work every weekend so unless I know way in advance it's tough for me to trade away a whole weekend of work...who would want THAT trade?

    So no I won't be there.The way it been raining here in Cali. Hollister Hills may become Hollister mounds.:grin:
     
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    Wow, thats impressive... nice job it looks 100% better :D
     
  10. diesel4me

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    kinda looks like my old K5!

    I had a few first generation K5's--one was a 71 CST K5,black with a saddle interior--it had the tach dash,and cheyenne style door panels,a 350,with an SM465 and a NP205 case....I wish it hadnt rusted away like every other decent vehicle I've owened--your truck looks sweet--the paint job did help it look much better(the roof!)--nice truck!..:crazy:
     
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    Once again BobO.... GREAT Job!!:D
     

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