Nuts, Bolts and stripping questions - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-11-2003, 04:44 PM
Bluepen's Avatar
Just a firefighter
 
Last wiki edit: How to title a hot rod
Last journal entry: New rear rollpan installed
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Copperas Cove, Texas
Age: 57
Posts: 324
Wiki Edits: 2

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Question Nuts, Bolts and stripping questions

OK, I'm gettimg my '46 Chevy Panel ready for painting and have a couple of questions.

First off this might be a silly question but when painting items that are not assembled like dash board, fenders and what ever after assembly how do you paint the nuts and bolts to match?? I'm guessing that I would just mix up some paint and get a small brush and get them that way. Is there a different mix ratio for the paint that I should use for that??

Second the front fenders are already finish painted but the wrong color, somebody elses work, they are perfect and don't need to be worked at all just repainted. Can I get away with scuffing the paint, priming and repainting?? I'm not that good of a body guy and don't really want to make a whole lotta work for myself if I don't have to. I don't know what kind of paint is on the fenders now but I'm going to use a single stage urethane paint.

I know thse might be easy questions but this is my first auto paint job so I gotta ask lots of questions to know I'm doing the right thing.

Thanks folks

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-14-2003, 08:11 AM
Dragon J's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Harley/Fire
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Just North of I-80 in Middle America
Posts: 533
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hey bluepen- good to see you're still going on the paint job! (I've been gone a while!) Just paint the bolts the same as the rest- I like to drill holes in a block of wood- stick them in and do them all at once. A catalyzed paint will 'stick' more and also give a better gloss. Be careful to let cure well and either use nylon inserts in your sockets or just ease up on the 'power torque' so as not to peel the paint off on the install. As far as your fenders, scuff sand and seal would be fine- if you use a good nonsandable sealer you can just shoot your color over top and not even worry about more work- be sure you get all wax, grease and such before sealer, and they sometimes do have a short 'window' before you have to paint color. Good luck! Post pics when you're done!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-14-2003, 10:12 AM
Bluepen's Avatar
Just a firefighter
 
Last wiki edit: How to title a hot rod
Last journal entry: New rear rollpan installed
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Copperas Cove, Texas
Age: 57
Posts: 324
Wiki Edits: 2

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanks DJ, just getting all the primer work done now, still have to replace the rear rollpan. Just want to get alot of things right in my head before I do them. Don't need to mess this up now and have to start over again on something that I should have asked about.
I'll post some pics soon, to me it still looks like a wreck that will never end but friends tell me its lookin good.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-14-2003, 12:35 PM
Dragon J's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Harley/Fire
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Just North of I-80 in Middle America
Posts: 533
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Keep hangin in there, Bluepen- it takes a lot of work as you know, but it will really be worth it when you can tell people YOU did it! They all look a little funny for a while... just got a cycle tank and fenders delivered to a relative in Colorado- he had seen it in primer with bodywork just finished and was afraid... when I got it finished he is totally amazed. Color (and graphics!!) really changes the look. Take your time 'cuz the only person you have to satisfy is yourself!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-14-2003, 05:08 PM
gt2betubbed's Avatar
Kid With A Wrench...
 

Last journal entry: The Blower and test fit.
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Cali Baby!
Age: 35
Posts: 1,106
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by Bluepen
to me it still looks like a wreck that will never end but friends tell me its lookin good.
It's usually the other way around for me!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08-14-2003, 06:15 PM
adtkart@aol.com
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 3,220
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by Bluepen
, to me it still looks like a wreck that will never end but friends tell me its lookin good.
Look at it on the bright side. The longer you have to look at it that way. The better it looks to you when you are done. And like said, You are the only one that has to like it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.