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prep work for painting...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Bone85K5, May 5, 2001.

  1. Bone85K5

    Bone85K5 1/2 ton status

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    How do I or What is the best way to:

    Take the side molding off?
    Take the emblems off?
    Take the pin-stripping off?
    What grade sand paper do i need to use to get it ready to paint (I plan on doing as much as I can b4 sending to the paint shop)
    Thansk guys..

    Ben
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  2. Pure Insanity

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    takin the side mouldings off looks good and the emblems too but the emblems have holes that should be welded up(theyre kinda big holes)the side mouldings have holes too in the back corner,where they wrap around the rear 1/4 panel.the pinstriping is not a prob it just peels off.you may want to check w/ whatever shop will be painting it,they may not want you to prep it.i know the shops ive worked at didnt.im a body man and painter.as far as sanding goes will you be hand sanding or da ing it??it makes a difference.and what kind of paint will be used it too makes a diff.sorry for the questions on your questions but its kinda need to know.


    later

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  3. Bone85K5

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    Talking with the paint guy, he wants me to do as much as i can...I am not sure about the type of paint yet, I will find out.

    Ben
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    To get the pinstriping off, Eastwood sells a little wheel that you run in the drill that strips it right off. As for molding and emblem removal, it's not too much of a pain. On my K5, we only had trouble getting one hole welded in, where there had been previous bodywork done.

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    The pinstriping can be peeled off with a razor blade at an angle. Just take your time and be careful.
    The molding, if you are NOT going to reuse it, just pull them off and toss them. Then take another razor blade and scrape off the tape thats still stuck or leftover on the body. Again, be careful.
    Emblems, if they are taped on, same methods as above, but use a wider putty knife to cut under the emblems and into the tape. Be careful to save them.
    If the emblems are bolted on, trying to get to the back of them wherever they may be, can be a pain. Just have to look around and see where they are at.
     
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    To get the molding of the the back corners you have to take out the tailights i found it to be easier to do but who cares what i think.
     
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    You're funny....of course we care what you think! But yeah either take out the tail lights or the rear panels from the inside. It's a pain to remove everything that is for sure. Took me forever and a day seems like......

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    well if the painter is willing to let you prep it ask him what grit sand paper to use.i always prefered 320 on a da but thats just me.or 400 dry by hand,or 600 wet by hand.just my opinion.ive been doing it for 13 yrs,and like i said alot depends on what hes gonna do,and how hes wants it.

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