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Old 02-21-2009, 04:55 PM
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Point me in the right direction?

I know there has got to be a couple write ups on this so if someone could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it! I need a write up or someone to help me out on prepping a vehicle for paint. I have an 84 chevy silverado and im at the point for paint, I started on one of my doors, i took a DA and got my door down to almost bare metal and to where if I feel with my hand I cannot feel any bumps, Do I need to get it completely to metal or can I just sand the clear off and rough up the paint? Especially the backside of the door and sides where it has a lot of grooves and will be hard to sand, I need this info for my entire truck box,cab and everything inbetween so if you can help thank you!

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Old 02-21-2009, 06:56 PM
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sand with 320 da use red scotch brite with comet cleaner and a little water for jambs etc... also an adhesion promoter befor paint is helpful,also these paint shop chains that do $200.00 jobs have thier place
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Thanks for the help, how far should I sand down with the DA? What does going over it with the scotch brite and comet do? Im very new to any type of body work so If I ask REAL dumb questions, please bare with me!
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sand smooth till it dont shine,no shiny spots anywhere,the scoth brite is used to scratch up the edges like doors,alsothey conform to irregular surfaces like jambs ,under hood,etc...the goal is to give the paint something to grab ahold of.comet cleaner helps clean and scratch.i like to wash the entire car after sanding with red pad and comet,washing also gets rid of dust ,a constant enemy.adhesion promotor like bulldog is an add precaution for real tough spots like louvers.dont use the edge of the sander youll leave half moon shaped marks thatll only show up after you paint keep sander flat sand horizantaly not vertically and hood front to back ,it matters,yes.do concider doing your own prep work and haveing economy paint shop do paint,theyll use whatever paint you bring them ,very few people ,even painters did a great job the first time theres a lot to knowand hazerdous material involved so for $1-200.00 its money well spent
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I have a guy that I know whos gonna shoot everything I bring him, I just have to supply everything and prep everything. Thanks for the help guys!!
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