Comments on my paint prep plans, please. - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans Advertise
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2019, 11:40 PM
Registered User

Last journal entry: '27 roadster quarter panels from scratch
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Santa Rosa, California
Posts: 151
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 32 Times in 22 Posts
Cool 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!

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2019, 03:07 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Laurel, De.
Posts: 437
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 219
Thanked 169 Times in 127 Posts
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.

Last edited by Hipster_G; 06-21-2019 at 03:13 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2019, 06:06 AM
chasracer's Avatar
True Hotrodder
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 719
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 66
Thanked 166 Times in 147 Posts
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:11 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.