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Old 04-28-2007, 08:56 PM
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Custom Painting

I'm thinking of repainting my truck but have no idea what I would need, anybody ever do their own paint. I have looked around online but can't find any process to do it in or what I need to do. I have the tools just never did it before. Any assistance or tip would help
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:22 PM
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I'm taking Collision repair and refinishing at NADC. You can scuff the whole truck with a gray scuff pad to remove the clear coat. Then clean the surface with soap and water. Mask off or remove parts for over spray. Shoot your base you will need to tack between coat I would do two coats if you are going with the same color if not then let me know. Then I would spray three coats of clear to get the right amount of uv protection and let dry.This is a very short description of what you will have to do. If you will let me know some more info like color or colors you want, body damage, ect.. I can go in depth on what you will need to do.
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just a note- some of the ultra fine scotch brite on the market contains silicone. silicone is hard to remove once applied, even with chemicals. it just smears around.
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Iused to work at my dads body shop during the summers. The prep work is the most important thing, every little nook and cranny has to be ultra clean. And it has to be sanded enough to give the new paint,primer,etc. something to bite to. And like brian said silicone is hard to remove and if you 've had any armor all around then your probably going to have it on your vehicle. You'll end up with "fish eyes" everywhere it hit.
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OK, The truck is all silver. I want to repaint all the silver, but was thinking of adding black, kinda like a 2 tone. There are some spots on the bed that got worn down to the primer, and I am trying to figure out what I need to buy besides silver paint. And if the black part would be too much work or not. Once the clearcoat is removed, what spray do I need, paint, base coat?(similiar to the tack coat?) Any ideas on type of paint, enamel..., clear coat...lacquer? whats easiest to work with?
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