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Silver Paint

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Chevit, Jan 9, 2002.

  1. Chevit

    Chevit 1/2 ton status

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    So what's up with the silver paint on my rig and every other K5 or Suberb, it just keeps falling and falling off. Is it that the paint did not stick to the primer or the primer did not stick to the paint. Oh well I just sanded the silver to rough it up and rattle-caned grey primer looks 100% better.

    84 K5, Crate 350, 700r tranny, 3.73 rear, 32 11.50 15, Q-jet
     
  2. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    It was a flaw in GM's paint..I think[​IMG]



    Eric
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  3. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    it's the primer, it was too hard for the paint to stick to it. everybodys got a different explination but my uncle owns a paint shop and that's what he told me.

    --Scott, 1989 GMC Suburban 2500 4" lift, 36" TSLs
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  4. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    I've heard that in the late 80's the EPA didn't allow certain chemicals in paint. Figures. I had a used 81 chevy stepside with two tone metallic paint and when I bought it it was perfect. I waxed it two months later and it completely scrubbed off! I was torqued THAT day!

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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  5. TwoCrowsDesign

    TwoCrowsDesign 1/2 ton status

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    I remember Ford had a similar problem with a silver they were using in the 70s, the stuff just flaked off. It had something to do with the way the pigment was suspended in the binder. The pigment particles were relatively large (silver colored flakes) and it just didn't bind properly. No duh, you might say but that was the basic problem.

    John
     
  6. CaptCrunch

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    yup good ole GM paint. PM pureinsanity or search in the past posts cause about 2-4 months ago he made a great post about how to fix the situation.

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