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spray paint for better looks?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by st08x, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. st08x

    st08x Registered Member

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    anything wrong with spray painting the axles, undercarrige, and wheel wells black. a friend of mine did it to his truck and it still smells like paint. any other problems with it besides the smell?
     
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    bigmack 1/2 ton status

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    There's nothing wrong with spray paint, I just painted my whole truck flat black. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  3. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    Do you happen to have a pic of it?
    I was spray painting w/ flat black Rustoleum over where I did some body work and thought it looks pretty clean, but then thought maybe it would be too flat if it covered the whole truck.
    Did you have any problems with paint adhesion? What brand?
    I had a 76 I spray painted and the paint would rub off on your clothes if you leaned against it, but I used very cheap paint.

    -- Mike
     
  4. bigmack

    bigmack 1/2 ton status

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    Sorry, I don't have any pics. I'm not sure what brand the paint was, it was cheap stuff that I got for $1 a can. I didn't have any problems with adhesion, and it doesn't rub off. I really like the look, and touch ups will be very easy /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif.
     
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    NITRO 1/2 ton status

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    i spent $8 a can on vehicle paint to paint my blazer. 3 cans and i was all the way around. i bought vehicle paint at walmart. then i bought glass black and it took one can to do the whole topper. check out the pics. the blue is what i did. im sure that another 3 cans and it would looke nice, but one coat was enuff to get what i wanted for now

    www.geocities.com/yz80foxracer/snorkle.html
     
  6. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    You'll find the high temp engine enamel leaves a great coat that looks good and applies evenly, not splotchy. The smell disapears a little quicker (not sure why) and its easy to touch up from rock damage. Its pretty resilient to scratches too.

    I use it on mine...
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  7. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    I agree with BorregoK5 use engien enamel.. much tougher paint...

    I used the krylon Ultra Flat Camo colors to do mine /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif That Sh!t dont scratch off at all! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    2 bucks each at wallmart... I used 30 cans.... but i did lots of sanding and painting and masking /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif It turned out awsome!

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    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    oh yeah... I used flat black on my axles and engine enamel for the green on the diffs.... stuff works GREAT!!!
     
  9. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    I got Krylon satin white on my doors. This is a crummy picture, but the doors look decent enuff. Walmart has the cheapest Krylon.
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  10. Highlander

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    My K5 is Flat black I got the paint at K-Mart I did it about two years ago it's time to do it again, This time I'll do more sanding and use better paint you can see a pic of it Here right now the front fenders are green from trying to find a new color to paint it.

    Eric
     
  11. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    I painted this Truck with the cheap $.99/can paint in 1996, and it lasted just fine through 2001, when I started to take the truck apart to rebuild it.

    I've used the same cheap black paint for axlehousings and leaf springs...durable enough for the price. Usually needs a re-coating every once in a while.
     
  12. 77blazin

    77blazin 1 of a kine K5

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    Same here...
    I used Med-Blue Metallic on my restoring 78 blazer, for the outside, it looks cool but hard to match to the original color in which the last owner had gone half a$$ by applying White over it, started chipping when he left it in the shop for almost two years.
    Undercarriage I fully cleaned and replaced those old hoses and somewhat, painted it Gloss-Black Metallic /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif It made the truck look new again and had friends thinking I was nuts to paint under there in the first place.
    Maybe thats what make us K/5 people love our vehicles so much.
    Michael /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     

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