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repainting

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kiley, Oct 29, 2001.

  1. kiley

    kiley Registered Member

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    I would like some input from you guys about repainting my rig. I plan to do it myself but have never tackled anything like this before. What's the process? How do I handle spots that are rusting but not rusted through? What kind of paint to use? Is a frame of paint job worth the effort?
     
  2. ZZ4x4

    ZZ4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Because I am nearing the end of a 1.5 year frame off resto project, I have some input. It is very difficult to get a good finish on paint if you don't use a paint booth. I only painted non critical surfaces myself (underside of hood, firewall, etc. While I tried to make a crude paint booth, the paint still has visible grains from dust. My garage is clean, but in the 8 hours it takes the paint to harden, the dust will find the surface. I am leaving the exterior to a professional. I used a single stage acrylic enamel which is very easy to use. You can do this , or use a two stage (color plus clear coat). On the frame I used POR15 plus gloss enamel on top since the POR 15 is not too shiny. Good luck, JT
     
  3. Steve_Chin

    Steve_Chin 1/2 ton status

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    Check out:

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.autobodystore.com>http://www.autobodystore.com</a>

    There's a lot of information on that site and some pretty good prices.
     
  4. kiley

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    As always, your input is very appreciated. Thanks
     

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