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Old 11-09-2004, 07:10 PM
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Finished painting finally

well i finally finished my truck thanks to all of those that helped me
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Old 11-10-2004, 07:35 AM
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Wow it looks very nice.. Good-Job
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Looks like you did a fine job.
My first dozen jobs did not look that good!
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Man we are good!! DIY forever!!!!! Fantastic first job Leastbay.
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Old 11-10-2004, 08:31 AM
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Good job! It just goes to show what a little time and research can accomplish. Congratulations!!!
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Question, you used acryllic enamel right? Looks good for acrylic btw... you did not clear coat it? Did you just mix the acryllic with the reducer and the glossy hardener and it came out that nice?

I'm considering painting mine acryllic daytona blue since its cheap and I just wouldnt mind a paint job inplace of primer.. its an same body style truck as yours but its kinda rodded with air ride suspension and so forth....

Thanks for what reply you give me and any other reply willy or BarryK can give me on getting a cheap but better then nothing paint job.
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If you give me the exact type of paint, we can play bench chemist with the activator and make the paint a better paint if you want.

I need. brand. exact type of paint.
Other notes, will need type of gun and tip your using and have you sprayed before so we can get right flow.
Also what brands of paint you have access to to help pick out the activator, such as Dupont, Basf, PPG etc.

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Well I want to spend no more then $250.00 on paint from start to finish if possible. The gun im going to be using is just a generic i dont know the name but its a gravity fed gun. It has adjustable pressure and a water trap.

I am not looking for an SEMA/NOPI paint job If its nice and still holds that nice look in front of it that im happy. I just want it to be a color and glossy/shiny. I know with acryllics you dont have to have clear although there is a clear acryllic.

So based on a $250.00 for paint and the truck will already be in laquer primer, let me know what you think is my best route.
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i spent $118 for a gallon of paint a gallon of reducer and a pint of hardener i didnt use a clear. It says mix it 8 parts paint to 1 part reducer and 1 part hardener i found it to spray a little better by adding a little more reducer i used a 1.4 tip when i first srated painting i was scared to hold the gun close and it came out dry but when i did it this last time i mived it in fairly close and sprayed it pretty wet and it came out alot better
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i when i first srated painting i was scared to hold the gun close and it came out dry but when i did it this last time i mived it in fairly close and sprayed it pretty wet and it came out alot better
That's actually a pretty good technique! Spray on a first light coat, not too concerned with look - let it tack then spray wetter coats that hold onto the tack coat.
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Well I want to spend no more then $250.00 on paint from start to finish if possible. The gun im going to be using is just a generic i dont know the name but its a gravity fed gun. It has adjustable pressure and a water trap.

I am not looking for an SEMA/NOPI paint job If its nice and still holds that nice look in front of it that im happy. I just want it to be a color and glossy/shiny. I know with acryllics you dont have to have clear although there is a clear acryllic.

So based on a $250.00 for paint and the truck will already be in laquer primer, let me know what you think is my best route.
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My mistake, I though you were trying to buy cheap paint and making it a great paint.
Anything off the shelf will get you what you want.

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leastbay, when will you have it polished so I can see how it really turned out in the end?

looks good so far...
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well i got the grille and light bezels on and i am in the process of lowering it too just gotta finish that first maybe by next week i will have it buffed out and i will post pics
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Old 11-11-2004, 02:19 AM
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Graet job man, I have one question for you though. I noticed you didn't paint the inside of the bed, are you going to or are you going to line it??
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