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dually is going under the roller!

Post by xtowtruck on May 15th 2012, 11:49 am

desided to finally paint my truck this weekend with the help of my twin brother.

what i need:
orange paint
foam rollers,paint tray
mineral spirits
mixing cup
foam brush for tight spots.
tape
news paper
sand paper what range? from how course to how fine
scotch brite pads.


am i missing anything?
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Re: dually is going under the roller!

Post by retired plumber on May 15th 2012, 6:00 pm

At least several more days Laughing That's a big truck. It depends on how good a job you want, just to get it one color or do you want a nice, no orange peel, glossy type job. Just want color and don't care about orange peel, one heavy coat this weekend and done. Nice, shiny job you can be proud of will take much more time. I just wanted you to be aware of the time factor. If you can spray, you can do it in a weekend and have time left for a cold one when your done.
Sandpaper will run from 150 grit (depending on OEM paint condition to 2000 grit depending on if you want to color sand and buff. Good luck.
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Post by vervepipes on May 15th 2012, 11:43 pm

I strongly recommend removing the box to do a good job. The bedsides are held on with many bolts, all of which are accessible, and a couple of spot welds that need to get ground off, then the floor and front can easily be removed with two people. It's a good time to assess the integrity of the bed, especially the inner fenders, replacement parts are very cheap for it. I was able to dismantle and remove my '86's bed with no special tools (except an angle grinder for the stuck bolts and welds) by myself, although two would have been helpful.

You could do it without removing the box, but the different coloured paint will be quite noticeable.
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Post by xtowtruck on May 16th 2012, 12:56 am

So Friday to Monday wont be long enough? was thinking of starting Thursday if i can get off work early. for now i just want one color but i could always go back and wet sand and buff the orange peel out of it like a normal paint job right?

as for the box its not staying on the truck im saving for a southern box to match my cab. lol i know why paint it before you get the box right? lol its going to be a while and this box is in fairly good shape.

generally i'm just wanting it one colour as i'm sick of getting asked whats up with the tri colors.
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Post by retired plumber on May 23rd 2012, 11:33 pm

You can always go back and color sand and buff.
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