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Old 01-04-2004, 03:26 AM
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prep work for new paint

hello again. this summer or spring i hope to get my 76 gmc sprint sp (el camino ss) painted. what would be the best way about sanding and putting the car in primer? would wet sanding be better than other ways? someone once told me about using either gray or red primer but i cant remember what they said was better to use. from yalls experience how long would it take to sand and primer a car of this size? thanks

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How long it takes and how much work is involved depends on the condition of the paint and the amount of repair work that has to be done.

If the paint condition is pretty good and there are no rust spots or large dents that must be repaired you could probably just scuff the surface, use a good quality primer sealer and then paint. Fixing rust (correctly) and repairing dents adds considerably to the time required to prepare the surface for a proper paint job.

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