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um, no that`s not gonna happen
i plan on spraying in my yard with a tarp like tent around it, and i live on an island with lots wind, sand, bugs
etc. good, bad or ugly i`ll definitely post a pic when i`m done.
i`ve heard that a lot of hand sanding with 1200 grit paper can fix most problems so i`m going to give it a go.
i was planning on priming it this weekend but i got an e-mail today saying the primer is back ordered.They better get the primer quick or i`ll get it
from somewhere else because, god willing and the creek don`t rise ,i`m going to paint it the first weekend of May.
I don`t expect it to look like a new truck I just want it to be all one color and have a shine to it.
If it doesn`t turn out good it won`t be for lack of prep, i`ve been hand sanding, grinding, and scraping for weeks now, getting ever bit of rust
off,and all the cracked, loose paint off.
i`m planning on putting 2-3 coats of primer on it,wet sanding it and then 2-3 coats of paint and hand sanding that.
my biggest concern is making sure the paint stays on for more than just a few years I reckon I can take care of any other problems like orange peel
with some dedicated hand sanding.
I got the truck real cheap and the engine and transmission are good.I already re-did the dash,new carpet,new (used seat from a 92 chevy) new door
panels,new floor pans (the floor wasn`t real bad but rather than patch the holes i got floor pans) new speedometer,new speedometer cable,new dash
printed circuit film, new light switch, new wiper switch,new ignition and door locks, new (used tahoe) rims and tires,new dome light,bondo on the rust
around the wheel wells, etc.
I`m going to get a new radiator and transmissions lines after i paint it, all the chrome was gone off it so i bought all new chrome trim for it, new
grille ( to replace the after market grille which is rusty and looks like #) i`m going to install it after i paint it. The tailgate isn`t original (
it`s from a 70`s chevy pickup not an 83 silverado) but i like it so i`m going to keep it.
I only use it to haul stuff to the dump ( we don`t have trash pick-up at our house) and haul stuff from lowes that won`t fit in my nissan,but i still
want it to look half way decent.
This what it looked like about 5 months ago before I started prep`ing it for painting:
i`ll post a pic after i prime it and after I paint it, i`ve been waiting for the weather to get better and for the pollen to subside ( since i`m
painting it outside).
I reckon with enough paint and enough sanding ( i can get rid of all the bugs and pollen) it will turn out ok.I`m planning on using a 13 year old
stanley airless compressor ( that i got for free) with a 25 foot hose.
I`m an adventurer, i`ll try anything once just for the experience but I`ll tell ya I won`t be painting anymore vehicles after this, it`s a lot of work
just preping it.