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05-29-2012 09:07 AM
boatbob2
Thread Hijack.......

FWIW,i had some NAPA hardner in my freezer for over 2 years,i opened it,strained it,,mixed it,sprayed it,came out great.if you have hardner,thats been opened,without being used,if you put some plastic,BETWEEN cap and can (i use a zip loc bag,)and put it in the freezer,it will last a LLLOOONNNGGG time.(im not sure of other brands though) but,almost all,when opened and left out,will get hard in a matter of days...
05-28-2012 10:33 PM
kevost Andy,

No I haven't started the cut and buff yet. Truck is at my folks so I can only work on it on the weekends when I have time. I was thinking the same thing about the cut and buff, just take it down only as far as needed. Thanks for the advice! You guys are awesome.

As for the work area, it is nice, but it's very very easy to misplace tools lol. And there is only one door on the whole building, so absolutely no air moves through it. I'm glad I got the paint on when I did before the heat really hits this summer.

Thanks,

Kevin
05-28-2012 09:46 PM
novafreek6872 Been looking at this thread for awhile. did you do your cut n buff yet? matching the existing paint texture should be pretty easy, just don't sand it down all the way, leave some OP. A pic to illustrate what Im getting at. This was just one pass with 1200 on a block.
I went on to get my panel completely flat, but maybe a quick scuffing is all that you will need for what you are trying to do. I like your work area btw, very roomy!!







andy
05-28-2012 09:32 PM
kevost [QUOTE=hinges56]
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Originally Posted by kevost
Thanks, i've read a lot of your posts on here, I respect your knowledge a ton.

Good post Kevin and I completely agree with you about Martin Sr. He has set me straight a time or two as well! Is that your orange and white 72 (?) in the background? I bought my 72 Cheyenne Super new in 72 for $4200. I thought it was an outrages price! Little did I know. I still drive it weekly!

No that's actually my dads 71 GMC. He bought it last fall as a hunting/work truck. Rides kind of a like a lumber wagon, but still a fun truck to drive.
05-27-2012 10:37 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by kevost
Well I gave it the ole college try... Didn't turn out too bad. The tailgate and the door have a lot of orange peel. Fenders and the back of the cab turned out pretty good. I wasn't going to cut and buff it, then I rolled it out in the sun and the door definitely needs it. The tailgate im not so worried about. I couldn't get any close ups, but man I forgot how long body work takes. I need to be careful when I do get back to cut and buff, the rest of the truck never has been so I don't want a super awesome nice door and the bed and rest of it to look like a good quality job. The rest of the truck is probably equal to a paint job on a new factory vehicle, very nice, but not super show quality. Here's the few pics I did shoot.

Thank you guys so much for the tips and the help, I don't think I could have done it without you!

Thanks,

Kevin
Awesome, it's looking great! It looks like you have done a fine job!

Brian
05-26-2012 09:32 PM
hinges56 [QUOTE=kevost]Thanks, i've read a lot of your posts on here, I respect your knowledge a ton.

Good post Kevin and I completely agree with you about Martin Sr. He has set me straight a time or two as well! Is that your orange and white 72 (?) in the background? I bought my 72 Cheyenne Super new in 72 for $4200. I thought it was an outrages price! Little did I know. I still drive it weekly!
05-24-2012 03:16 PM
kevost The last pic is just the door and the back of the cab that I re-cleared, the door had no changes.(last post)

Here's a few pictures of the whole truck.
05-24-2012 03:14 PM
kevost Well I gave it the ole college try... Didn't turn out too bad. The tailgate and the door have a lot of orange peel. Fenders and the back of the cab turned out pretty good. I wasn't going to cut and buff it, then I rolled it out in the sun and the door definitely needs it. The tailgate im not so worried about. I couldn't get any close ups, but man I forgot how long body work takes. I need to be careful when I do get back to cut and buff, the rest of the truck never has been so I don't want a super awesome nice door and the bed and rest of it to look like a good quality job. The rest of the truck is probably equal to a paint job on a new factory vehicle, very nice, but not super show quality. Here's the few pics I did shoot.

Thank you guys so much for the tips and the help, I don't think I could have done it without you!

Thanks,

Kevin
05-08-2012 03:40 PM
kevost Thanks guys. Going to give it a whirl next week. I'll post how it turns out. I've got the whole week off of work to work on it, so i'm hoping I can get it all done.
05-07-2012 09:16 PM
MARTINSR Absolutely it could still be good.

Brian
05-07-2012 06:51 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by swvalcon
If its a base clear that helps. Mix up a little of the paint and spray out a test card. That will tell you if the paints still good. Be sure to get it all mixed up good. Sometimes when paint has set for along time I'll pour it off into another can to be sure there's nothing in the bottom of the can. Then pretty much what MartinSR said should get the job done.
Very good point about mixing that paint up, that's the type of thing we take for granted but boy if you don't know can it bite you.


Brian
05-07-2012 06:48 PM
swvalcon If its a base clear that helps. Mix up a little of the paint and spray out a test card. That will tell you if the paints still good. Be sure to get it all mixed up good. Sometimes when paint has set for along time I'll pour it off into another can to be sure there's nothing in the bottom of the can. Then pretty much what MartinSR said should get the job done.
05-07-2012 05:58 PM
kevost It is base/clear. I do have some paint left over. Any chance its still good?
05-07-2012 04:34 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by swvalcon
Are you sure this has a clear coat paint job on it? I ask because of the age of the truck. Sand a small spot where you will be doing body work and if it comes off with color its not a clear coat and makes a difference on how you go about your repair.
You would have options but be it two stage or not you could repair it as I have laid out.

The option would be to get a single stage and "panel paint" it being these are such large blend areas, an open blend would be a tall request with a single stage. Panel painting would require a perfect color match.

But at this point, if that whole front fender needs to be shot, he is there a panel painting anyway. Which unless you get the same paint it was done in back in 04 (I am talking the exact same can of paint) the color is going to be off, blending into that right door may be something he may want to think about.

So what do you say Keven, is it a basecoat clearcoat on there?

Brian
05-07-2012 03:43 PM
kevost Not metallic (whew), and the whole fender needs painted. The truck was painted by a body shop in 04 and then in 06 I had an encounter with a not-so-friendly pole. That's the reason for all this work. The truck has been stored indoors ever since it got painted. I don't think it has seen the light of day for a total of a month since this paint job. (poor truck).

Thanks guys.
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