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Painting Entire K5 - help me choose paint/clear etc....

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by 2Dogs, May 24, 2005.

  1. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Hello All,
    I have the space and equipment (guns and compressor) - I would like to paint my truck in July.

    Can you point me to any good web resources for painting beginners?

    Can you recommend paint types and brands that I should use for my multi-purpose truck? Will clearcoat be best for brush scratch prevention and buff out?

    I know how to color sand, polish, and all the finish work. Need tips on prep and the actual paint materila and process.

    I will be staying with the Black.

    Thanks!
     
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    Anyone?

    Anything??

    Buehler??? :D
     
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    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    When it comes to black paint jobs...I prefer cleared paint.. looks better...shows less dirt...easier to buff to a gloss...better durablity too.

    What paints does your local body shop supply carry???
    There's so many brands to pick from...and they're all pretty good.
    PPG, Dupont, or Sherwin Williams products can be found just about anywhere.

    As far as prep work goes....
    How is the present finish...is it cracked??
    Cracked and faded finishes need stripping before refinishing..
     
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    Have not checked with local paint shop yet.

    Paint is a mess - faded and peeling clearcoat, some door dings, stuff like that. I had planned on an extensive sanding and prep period. Do I need to strip ALL the paint and clear off?

    Thanks!
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    the minimum you'll need to do is featheredge the bad areas... this can cause issues tho... freshly sprayed primer likes to cringe feathered areas at times..

    rule of thumb is, if its been painted before, strip it.. lots of mils of paint can lead to bad things.. at a minimum, bring it down to factory primer..

    if you want a sweet job (especially going black), strip it... DA with 60 or 80.. chemical, then DA.. either way.. sand to 180, light coat of zinc, epoxy prime, cross block with 400 till perfect, urethane base/clear..
     
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    Shweet. Thats what I need to know, hope I have time to do it right. :D
     
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    paint place

    theres a shop on stevenscreek across the street from guitar center next to the surplus store. u can get any paint you want.. and at the end you only have to give "your" (they dont check licence ;) :whistle: ) name and address (mandatory thing in CA)
     
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    Thanks for the tip!
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    when ya get down to doing it, feel free to pm me for any detailed explanations on the various steps for prep...
     
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    Thanks again - was going out on Delta with the Bluewater this weekend but we decided on ocean fishing in a new 26' Sea Chaser cat - you familiar with those? Another one of the Pa-in-Laws decked out toys..... :D
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    haha, not that particular brand.. the only cats i generally see are these http://www.glacierbaycats.com/ the broker in our yard is a dealer for glacier bay.. we do a good amount of work on em.. they handle incredible... just put a transom in a cat last week. he almost ripped it out running over a log.. :doah: :haha:

    well, those, and stuff like this...
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    hope ya catch a bunch!! :D
     
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    Holy cow - I am BATMAN!!!! :D:D

    The Sea Chaser is a beamy cat with center console, twin outboards of 150 or upwards HP, heavily rigged with fishing gear.

    We were on is 26' Eliminator pickle fork last weekend - largest fokin outboard I've ever seen. It's a 2-stroke, he claims it is 425hp.... Don't know about that but I do know it's the hardest hi-speed accelerating thing I've ever been in..... Frikkin scary fun!!
     
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    haha, nice... we work on all kinds of hotrods... need to get a pic of the new one they've been bringing in with a playmate airbrushed on the bow... :blush: :woot:

    sounds just like the Glacier Bays... pricey.. but a quality boat.. nice fit/finish, gelcoat, etc... 27'ers run about 100 g's if i remember correctly... ;)

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