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Roof Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by spartanBlzr, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. spartanBlzr

    spartanBlzr Newbie

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    i have an '89 chevrolet blazer and the roof of my truck is full of rust spots. Am i better off trying to get off all of the rust or to just replace the whole roof? thanks
     
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    You own a truck, not a car.

    I'd say if the rust wasn't too bad, just sand it, prime it, repaint it.
     
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    As was stated, depends on how bad it is. If it's just surface rust because of the GM paint issue, sand and paint it.

    If it's gone through, seeing your location, go get another truck or body. Don't waste time hacking and grafting another roof. :)

    I have to "repaint" the roof on my truck every few months, as spot after spot the paint starts peeling and rust soon follows. Sand the spot down to bare metal, and spraypaint the area, overlapping the "good" original paint. Eventually either all the old paint will fall off and I will have decent paint on the roof from my touchups, or I'll be far enough along on my build that I will strip it all off and repaint.
     
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    sounds like it's time to do a full convertible conversion!
     
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    vortec 1/2 ton status

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    sounds like an excuse to chop a sunroof into that sucker. :hack:
     
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    Somehow.. I knew it would lead to this :thumb: :D How could I have ever guessed? :p:
     
  7. spartanBlzr

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    so it would be a good idea at first to sand it, prime, then paint, and if nothing gets better just replace the rusted section?
     
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    I don't even waste time priming it. Far for the last 3 years or so it's held up fine. It doesn't match, but it's "temporary" as I figure it. Better to look ugly and be fixable than let it go rotten for something so simple.

    I only sand the rust spots themselves as they show up, not the entire thing. I'm saving that work up for an entire repaint. If it isn't going to match, why spend more time than necessary on it? :)
     
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    Hey spartanblzr, I'm in santa cruz too (freedom actaully) btw. If it's so bad you gotta replace it there's all kinds of places around you could find a new one
     

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