Hey guys, I'm throwing a new bed on my truck, aswell as new fenders. The paint is pretty bad anyway, scratch wise. Note that this is a work truck, I'm just planning on doing the best job I can, take my time and call it good enough.
Ive been looking into the single stage paints summit sells, aswell as there etching primer for bare metal, and there high build mostly. Plan would be body work ect, prime, prime,prime get everything nice and guide coated out, smooth so it looks good then just lay some base coat on. Wasn't planning on clear or anything.
What am I going to need for paint volumes? I was going to get 2 gallons of primer (maybe 1gal high build, one normal?) so I had enough for sure, But what I want to know is if 1 gallon of top coat is enough, not sure how many coats are recommended, id assume 3 or so?
I'm fairly confident I can make the truck look much much better, Ive painted a bit and have had good luck overall besides some trouble with fisheye. I just have to pick my days better, and keep the water out of the
Base coat- 71/gal
high build- 59/gal (two maybe?)
hardeners- 20/qt (3)
I will see how everything sands outs, but Im hoping not to get down to metal and be able to stay away from etching primers. Just a simple sand, bodywork, primer, paint type deal.
all said and done after sand paper and other materials 300-350 bucks? am I missing something?