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Old 05-25-2013, 06:59 AM
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When painting a truck cab shell (stripped down to just the cab) what do you paint first. I started with the roof and worked my way down. I am still getting over spray on the roof and the top of the cowl when finished.
Is there a set of basic steps that I should take to avoid this issue? (I.e. door jams, window frames then the sides).
Help! [ end quote]

I always start low and at the furthest point from the exhaust fan. Do the roof as you work your way around toward the fan. The reason for this is that the overspray that settles on the upper level surfaces and toward the movement of the air will be melted in by the paint as you apply it. If you work the other direction that cloud of overspray will settle on top of your freshly sprayed paint.

Hope this helps

John L
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