Comments on my paint prep plans, please.
The paint is peeling off the roof and hood of my '95 Dodge Dakota pickup truck. Pretty typical on these mid-90's Dodge trucks. It's been doing that for a few years so now I've got primer spots and some surface rust areas. It's a work truck I've had for 20 years and I wanna make it all purdy again!
My question is about sandpaper grits and paint selection.
I plan to remove the surface rust with 80 grit followed by 150 and then spot prime the areas with this...….
Next I'll D/A the whole truck with 220 grit then shoot this as a top coat....
No clear, I'm just doing single stage. It's a work truck and I just wanna get some color on it. Doing it as cheaply as possible, too.
Other than my roadster it's been 40 years since I've done paint and bodywork and I know things have changed. Does my plan sound about right? Comments/suggestions/critiques are all appreciated!
In a situation with delamination it's best to strip the panel completely and prime the entire panel. I've never used that brand epoxy, but epoxies in general don't have much filling qualities so they are usually followed up with some 2k urethane primer.
220 is way too coarse for the final prep of a topcoat. Put it this way, you want the final prep to have enough tooth to hold the paint but smooth enough that it doesn't show scratch marks. Follow the prep instructions for the paint and you can download those from Summit before making the purchase.
Last thing you should know. The Summit single stage will look great for maybe 6-10 months and then will have a dullish look. You really need clear on top of it.
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