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Old 08-07-2011, 02:07 PM
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repainting the truck

i use my dads 1990 Chevy 1500 to tow my landscape trailer and as a daily driver for now. well its a 1990, and if you know anything about gm, thats when they had crappy batches of paint, and this was a prime example of that.
i d/a ed the whole body, in proses of priming it right now. its going to be a dark blue.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:14 PM
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more pictures. had to take hood down to bare steel because it the paint was burnt, and drivers side door and fender to steel also because it was all cracked up.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:16 PM
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as it sits right now, need to get more primer.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:38 PM
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very cool! nice to see people doing the work themself
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:47 PM
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are you rattle-canning that? also I would be concerned with the level of dust from the surface you have the vehicle parked on contaminating the paint. looks like you're doing a good job though!
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:40 PM
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very cool! nice to see people doing the work themself
thanks! exactly, its alot more rewarding (and cheeper) to do things yourself.


MikeRi24- the primer is rustolium rattle can, but the paint will be sprayed with the spray gun.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:46 PM
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I had my 94 chevy k2500 repainted professionally a couple years back. They had to strip everything down to bare metal because as they told me, the factory primer is no good, even to re-paint over.

Are you just painting around the fender flares?
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:10 PM
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good job bro i just got done rhinolining my 1/2 ton chevy today took me about 8 hrs start to finish. it was on sale for 89 bucks a gallon so i couldnt pass it up.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:57 PM
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Looking good except for skimping on the rotted cab corners! Best time to put some on is now before you paint it! They can be had on flea bay for cheap !!

Also are you rattle can spraying it or using a single stage hvlp spray on it ???

Keep us posted and pics along the way.
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:04 AM
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Take the flares off chevy is known for rotting out underneath them. Also might want to check into bed liner'ing up the side of the panels (chip guard), save you some headaches down the road.
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