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Painting my 79?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by m1ndless, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. m1ndless

    m1ndless Banned

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    What is my cheapest option for painting my 79 k5? Its white(ish) and I want to paint it a really dark gray, maybe flat or semi gloss. Could I just sand it down, primer, and spray paint, and clear coat it, or would that look gay?
     
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    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=168236

    I hope this link works. I used rustoleum paint in the gallon can on mine and rolled it on. Some people just spray paint theirs and then some people paint theirs the right way. It depends on how much you want to spend and how much time you put into it. The more time and attention to detail you put into it the happier you will probably be with it.... until the first time it gets scratched :D
     
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    Good write up. One thing though, if you don't want to get paint on your tires, you can get some 55 gal trash bags and slit the one side of the bag and slide them over your tires and tape them in place.

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    Lighter colors are easier to paint because they tend to hide defects better than dark colors.

    I did my truck the "right" way and went to a body shop, take a look:

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