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Rattle Can Paint Job prep?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 78Blazer, Jul 1, 2001.

  1. 78Blazer

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    For everyone who had rattle canned there truck did you do any kind of prep work to truck or did you just spray it?

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  2. scrapmetal

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    hose'er down

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  3. jarheadk5

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    If you want a little longevity to your spraybomb artwork, use an old T-shirt and some plain old rubbing alcohol after you wash the truck normally. Wipe down every surface that will get painted or taped. This'll get all the greasy fingerprints off and help the paint stick.

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  4. ChevyCaGal

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    I washed my truck... well no, not really... we wiped it off with a wet rag! LOL, I know that's really sad... but it's almost 2 years old and doing fine. I am gonna respray it because I had to sand parts and it's all messed up. Just make sure the surface is clear of dirt. I suggest doing a better job then I did too....[​IMG]

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  5. chevy4x4

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    here is what i would do for the best results:

    1. Remove anything that you don't want painted...ie emblems, rearview mirrors, etc.
    2. Wash the truck with soap and lots of water. Clean everything. Also, let it dry in the sun, towels will leave lint.
    3. Use a wax or grease remover to clean the ruck of agaon
    4. Start sanding. Use say a 180 grit sand paper first, then 220, then 400. Remember,you don't have to take of all the paint.
    5. After you sanded down everything that needs to be painted, wash it off again. ket it dry in the sun again.
    6. Mask of everything that you don't want painted and couldn't remove
    7. Start spraying the primer... make sure you don't spray a thinck coat on cause it will run...do about 3 thin coats .
    8 After you have all the primer on, sand it a bit so that the paint can stick to it. Just a bit, not too much.
    9. Wash the dust off. Again, leave in the sun to dry.
    10. And spray the color paint you want...around 3 coats

    That is what I would do to get a long lasting cheap paint job.


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  6. Pure Insanity

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    As far as pre paint prep goes the absolute easiest way to do so is to do as chevy 4x4 said and remove as much as possible,and wash the rig w/ dish soap and water( dish soap will do a decent job of stripping the wax and grease off of it, the wax and grease remover IS a good step if you want to do so but your just spray bombing the truck not using 1000 bucks in paint ) Then, wash the truck again using a red 3M scotchbrite, available at most parts stores, and regular ole' comet cleaner. Be sure to do a good job around the edges of things not removed and panel edges. Use a 400 grit sandpaper to remove and chips or scrathes that are in the paint,( I'd recommend doing that before the scothbite ) Rinse VERY well and let dry in the sun, as C4 said. Mask'er up and have fun! A good idea would be to kinda rough mask anything left on the truck as to not scratch them while sanding. IMO anything more aggresive than 400 grit is not ness. For a rattle can job the surface need not be totally smooth, just totally dull. You want there to be no shine when your done prepping.

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  7. FWP

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    Yep, thats pretty much how I did my Blazer.

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  8. chevy4x4

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    Ok, I said you should use a primer... I would think that using a primer would be good, but is it necessary? I've talked to a few people who didn't use a primer, and said theirs turned out good.

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    Yes primer is a good thing and I would recommend it. ( I just forgot to mention it ) Put it over any places that you break thru the paint to another layer/ color of paint, or bare steel. Then scuff it down a little also and paint. Its prob not ness but its only a few more bucks and will help.

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  10. 78Blazer

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    I think I am gonna just wash mine down and spray it. The paint that is on it already is a real rough texture so I think the paint will stick to it good.



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    I've thought about doing the rattle can method to my truck. I want to go from the current black to white. Also, is there a prefered brand of rattle can paint to use? Last, but not least, I like to wax my truck on occasion, would waxing be a bad thing to a rattle can job?

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    Beer...alwasy looks lot better after several of them [​IMG]
    Get you a respirator. Paint fumes do you no good. Well worth $20 to save your brain and lungs.

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  13. chevy4x4

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    I've hear good things about Rust-Oleum... the really cheap brands usually suck...like under $1.50 per can. Rust-Oleum is around $4 per can at most places.

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    The white Duplicolor, that Autozone sells (made by Sherwin Williams), sprays a nice solid. I used part Duplicolor, part Plasti-kote (they're the only ones I could find that made #73 red in a can). You may have some trouble with the white on black (bleed through). A primer sealer would be your best bet there.

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    Yeah right, to hell with all that crap, go to a tractor implement store and get some tractor paint, they come in many colors, I used a Wagner power sprayer and hosed mine off, used some orange hand cleaner to scuff the paint and then hose it again, then hosed it down with tractor paint. You can thin it down or not, they recommend for industrial applications not to, I figure mines as industrial as ya can get so a gallon put two coats on mine. and it turns out like glass and its tougher than nails. Think about it, most tractors are pretty tough as far as the paint jobs go, we have over here in Idaho a farm supply store, they have it all, all the colors of any equipment that is made, thats what I did, course its a trail machine and that is it, course I had pulled a trailer from Salt lake to Northeren Idaho with it too, so its multi purpose,, for what its worth,,

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    Gee scrapmetal, that was just my opinion.........No need to get your panties in a bunch[​IMG]

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    I've debated this for awhile, and I finally decided that I would spray the thing the drap army green! LOL (yea I'm serious)

    I was gonna make this a dual purpose trail / on road rig, but now I got 2 k5's this things is gonna be strictly built for off-road. I'm also going to put a drab white star on each door!

    I do the prep work and the auto-body shop here will spray the thing for a couple hundred including paint. I'm sure that is a bit more, but I figure it will also look quite a bit better then just a spray paint job. time will tell [​IMG]

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  18. scrapmetal

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    I didn't mean to sound pissy, I was just being a poop head. I wasnt knocking anybody else idea, there all good ones. I was just being a smart ass, sorry, I am not meaning to be a turd

    Never been stuck, just temporarily delayed.
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  19. FWP

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    Fogettaa abouttt ittt[​IMG], No worries mate[​IMG]

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    Krylon Rust Tough. They make a version that you can get in various glosses from flat to high gloss, that works as a primer also (no need to prime over bare spots, body work...) and as far as I can tell, is nearly indestructable (I've even painted exhuast tubing with it and it hasn't come of or shown any rust for 3 years...)
     

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