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Old 02-25-2008, 01:15 AM
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paint/body questions

ok, i have come up with 2 solutions to my paint problems. the first is repaint, and the second is to camo wrap the whole truck. the problem is i need to find the least expensive way to do it since my sister just borrowed 4 grand which is almost all of the money i have saved thus far this deployment. anyone throw some help my direction in regards to both routes please. also, anyone that knows of any good shops to talk to in the ingleside tx or corpus cristie tx area that would help to.
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you sure u need a repaint ? maybe some wet sanding will work and after that a good compund and buffer ... but not with the cheap crap they have at a auto parts store look for 3M products. what color is your truck ?

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Old 02-28-2008, 10:18 AM
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the truck is red. if it weren't for the rust over the rear fenders that needs repair i would say i could probably get away with a good wet sand and buff. i would really like to repaint it so it at least looks a little newer and nicer. i was going to buy a new truck when i get back from this deployment, but my sister has managed to borrow most of the money i had saved for that. her being able to take care of my niece comes first, so if i can find a relatively cheap way to fix the rust and paint her then that will work until i reach a better pay grade. you got any recommendations?
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:03 PM
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cheap wise i dunno, paint is such a pain in the azz, i wanna paint my truck black with me doing all the work and spraying it still cost a good chunk of change i really dont know how much car paint cost but if its anything like boat paint i wont be painting my truck anytime soon
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Ive got the same problem with mine only its just the clear coat over the paint coming off, and its mainly only on the hood and roof. so im just going to repaint my hood and roof. I think Re-painting it would be the cheapest way to go, if you can do it your self it would cost alot less but not sure if you know how to paint cars or if you even have the equipment too do it and either way id say keep it the same color or it will cost more/be more labor intensive to change the color since youd have to get between the bed, door jams, etc.
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You can get a pretty decent paint job from Maaco. They are cheap and you really don't have to paint the whole truck. It would be better to, but you could get by with a spot paint. Camo would probably be more expensive.
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