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Old 01-13-2008, 10:57 PM
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well im painting the truck..its got alot of chips and flaws from the last owner...i have a few questions. First off there is some bare metal showing on the cab, any extra steps i need to do for this? What are the different grits of sand paper i should use, start and end with? Do i need to primer over the sanded down paint?

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Old 01-20-2008, 02:52 PM
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anybody?
 
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:38 PM
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Are you going to paint it the same color?
 
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:21 AM
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no, i wanna do something like the rumble bee scheme, but lime green replacing the yellow, and black as the accent color.
 
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:44 AM
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If you wanna do that in Green then I suggest you change the tailgate letters n numbers to green too so it matches. If you dont wanna change them do it in Red instead try to keep the color scheme of what you have already or you will be doing more work than you want to make it look good. Think about what you plan on doing.
 
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:00 PM
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yeah, they would become black, im just wondering if theres any extra steps with the bare metal on the cab, the grit sand paper i should use and if i need to primer over the snaded down paint?
 
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:01 PM
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by the way, thanks for your imput.
 
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:27 AM
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Yes you need a good primer over the bare metal.
 
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Old 01-22-2008, 03:54 PM
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thats what i figured, but the rest of the body can just be scuffed up real good for new paint, right? (i dont care much for bondo or any body work..)
 
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:04 PM
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Take the time to do a little extra,you will regret it if you don't,if the chips and flaws are not bad,a filler primer may do the job,scuff the paint down till it is all dull and prep wipe and tack it down and shoot.
 
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