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Old 09-12-2005, 05:12 PM
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I have gotten to the part of my buildup where it is time to work with the body. I have some pics in my journal under "Blacklotus".

The body is in pretty good shape the paint has some mild imperfections due to age and just general damage over many years. no major dents to speak of.

I am contemplating stripping it down to the bare metal with a soda blast, but it is incredibly heavy and I am working alone on this.

The interior will be stripped out and completely re-done including the dash.

So does anybody have any suggestions on how far I should go? or maybe what you would do?

Greg

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I assume you're talking about your truck and judging from the pics you had a pretty solid body to start with.

How far you go depends on what you have in mind. Are you going for a complete color change? Just fixing the dings and little dents and a repaint?

For a complete color change then stripping the entire vehicle may be a good idea especially if the existing paint is in poor condition. If it's in good shape you might not want to go through all the extra work since paint that is in good shape makes a good base for new paint most of the time.

If you're just going to repaint it the same color then the same holds true if the existing paint is in good shape. If not then stripping the areas where the paint is in poor shape would be a good idea at a minimum.

I'm sure some of our paint pros can add to this.....
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Old 09-13-2005, 05:57 AM
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Paint is nin good shape

The existing paiht is in pretty good shape for its age. I would like to change the color to a candy apple red, that's is one reason why I am completely stripping the interior for painting purposes. The glass will also be removed.
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