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Old 04-04-2013, 10:32 PM
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I am painting my semi truck orange top half white bottom half I am using one step urethane and have the whole truck primed with high build two part primer. How should i divide the two colors. I was going to paint the white on the bottom half first just over where i want to separate the colors first. then use plastic tape to tape off the bottom half then spray the orange. Will this work and how long should i wait after i spray the single stage white to put the tape on and should i sand the white above my line before i spray the orange. thank you for the help.

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When I worked in a truck body shop we'd one color, let it dry for a day and the mask it off with regular masking tape and masking paper. We'd us scuff pads to knock the roughness of the overspray and spray the second color. We never had a problem of lifting the paint and the finish over the scuffed overspray looked smooth.
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after a day the single stage urethane will scuff ok with a red scotch pad? And also when should i remove the tape after i spray the orange? Thanks again for the information.
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We usually allowed the second color to dry a day before removing the masking, some times sooner. It all depended on whether the customer was waiting for his truck. We assembled more than few trucks with tacky paint. We usually painted the trucks at night to allow them to dry overnight with the paint booth heated. As long as you use the proper amount of hardener the paint should be ready by the next morning but I'd wait for the paint to fully cure. We were always in a rush to get the trucks out.
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Bob, I really appreciate the information this helped a lot.
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If I can chime in here, when your spraying two colors it's very important to doors the doors separately from the cab and any where else that you have an opening like the hood (if the hood is two colors). If you don't the Orange over spray will enter the gap at the top of the doors and when you unmask the White...it will have Orange over spray from spraying the second color.

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thanks for that information i had not considered that oversray from the orange
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Yes "des", over spray loves to go anywhere you don't want it to...and Orange over spray on fresh White paint would be a Bear to get off. The tighter you mask, the better and less chance of getting dirt in your new paint as well....if the paper isn't flopping around as your spraying near where you masked, it won't disturb areas that dirt can hide and throw it onto your wet painted surface.

I just re-read my previous post and I meant to say mask the doors separately from the cab, not to door the doors...my bad, I hope you got it though.

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Myself, I would paint the whole cab white, let it set for a day or two, scuff it where you want the orange, tape it off and spray. Orange, depending on how translucent the color is, may show different shades depending on the darkness of the base it is covering.
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thank you for the information bob and dinger. bob what do you think of dinger's idea to paint the whole thing white first. Today i painter the lower half white and it took me a little time to get used to the way the one step urethane sprayed so 2/3 of the white is perfect but i do have some areas that ran i got the first coat on at noon and i am hoping i can sand down those scratches in the morning and put the second coat on. Any suggestions. Thanks again for all the help.
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