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Spray paint painting

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chevy4x4, May 26, 2000.

  1. chevy4x4

    chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Hey,
    Have any of you ever painted a truck with spray paint?
    The one you can get at the hardware store for about 1 or
    2 dollars? How did it turn out?
    Thx
    chevy4x4
     
  2. Corey-88K5

    Corey-88K5 1/2 ton status

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    I had a AMC General right hand drive. I used flat black & primer gray on it and it looked pretty good. I started sorta close and covered it. Than kept moving back about 3-6" inches to cover the dark areas with a mist to make it look even.

    Corey
    88K5

    (oh, sorry no pic's...)

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  3. Kodiak

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    Take your time and don't get runs in it. Then color sand and buff it. It won't look like a $1000 paint job but it won't be that bad either. If you don't take it down to the metal and prime before painting, you should at least sand down close to the primer to get the paint to stick evenly. An electric vibrating sander is great for the job.
     
  4. chevy4x4

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    thx guys
     
  5. jimmyjack

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    I'm not sure how many cans of paint it takes to cover a blazer but i used four on my grill alone. I took my blazer to EARL SCHEIB and got it painted along with some body work for 350 bucks, ONE DAY was the same price. Just be sure to tell them to remove any stickers BEFORE they paint!!
     
  6. Eagle86K5

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    I used a Wagner power sprayer and you cannot tell the difference....

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  7. Blazer1970

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    You will have a sore finger by the time you empty enough rattle cans to spray the whole truck.

    Tim

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  8. delta9blazer

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    spray paint will get you a decent coat. the trick is to keep a wet edge. you want to paint the outline of the doors, and bottom and top edges of the truck first, then fill in the large areas. don't paint it piecemeal (the door as one thing, the fender as another, etc). overlap the large, natural block areas of the truck.
    good luck.

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  9. Emmettology 101

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    I painted my Jimmy with Spray paint. It makes it easy to fix trail scars and scratches! Also come out looking good! Come to think of it, I never did get to finish it! LOL

    Mike
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  10. Brian 89KBlazer

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    It depends on how good you want your vehicle to look. For my Blazer which will also be my daily driver, I'll be getting a professional paint job done when I rebuild it. However, I hope in a few years time to pick up a small "trail only" rig like an S-10 2-door Blazer or something like that. I plan to have fun with that rig, fabbing front and rear independant suspension (something along the lines of the hummer) and many other made-by-me parts along with a spray can paint job so that body damage will be cheap and easy to fix.

    Good Luck
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    [​IMG]If nothing else, your spray can job should look better than rust!![​IMG]
     
  11. Burt4x4

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    OK this came out of the May2000 4-Wheel & Off road mag.
    I thought it was a good way to determine if you should get a high dollor paint job or doit your self with a rattel can.
    It says if you answer no to any of thease questions then you should consider NOT painting your truck.
    1. Do you remember that last time you washed your truck?
    2.Does it bother you when people sit on or walk on your hood?
    3.Can you count the dents on your rig with one hand?
    4.Is it rare when an off-roading adventure results in a new dent?
    5.Do you allways stay at arm lengthaway from trees and shrubs on the trail?
    6. Are you happy with your weekend of off-roading if you didn't roll your rig?
    7.Is there more metal than rust and body filler on your rig?

    Just had to share this I will be rattle caning my rig!![​IMG]!
    Trailer Queen or NOT a trailer Queen? That is the question!![​IMG]

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