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Post by VeggieBullet on August 11th 2013, 11:03 pm

Hello to all the members of the forum.
We have a 2nd gen Dodge diesel that its on desperate need of attention.
Unfortunately we are not in the position of taking the truck to a body shop and have it painted to a Inferno Red or a Patriot Blue, but we love DYI projects.
We found this forum with a lot of great info and will love to get our hands on the Dodge.
The project will include:
1) Conversion from single wheel drive to dual wheel
2) Paint the frame to a nice gloss black
3) Painting the truck in blue (HVLP - since we have the equipment)
So far got some materials and we are getting busy.
So if you can please interact and share your inputs, we will be very happy to learn.
Thanks for looking.
BTW
Will post some pics as soon as we know how.
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Post by VeggieBullet on August 12th 2013, 1:40 pm

hmmmm....let's see if this works





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Post by VeggieBullet on August 12th 2013, 1:42 pm

now, let's get rid of the nasty old paint...
wondering about the best method... scratch scratch 
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Post by VeggieBullet on August 12th 2013, 1:47 pm

Any remote chance that we can get it to look like this???
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Post by VeggieBullet on August 12th 2013, 9:46 pm

Well so far it looks like we scared everyone with our expectations:grin: 
aA quick question for all the experts out there.
Seen a lot of options regarding the numbers of coats and wet-sanding.
So far the most common practice seems to be the 2 coats or 3 coats and then wet-sanding.
Just wondering the waiting time between coat#1 and coat#2 and coat#? is it a couple of minutes or hours ?
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Post by Samilcar on August 13th 2013, 9:46 am

It's usually 24 hours between coats using a 50/50 mix of mineral spirits and paint.
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Post by VeggieBullet on August 13th 2013, 10:57 am

so, basically I should need to spray 1 coat, wait 24 hrs, coat#2, wait 24hrs then wet sand?
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Post by VeggieBullet on August 13th 2013, 11:03 am

Let's get busy and start getting ready here for primer.
how much of the old paint should we remove?
we have some aircraft stripper laying around, curious about the results

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Post by VeggieBullet on August 13th 2013, 11:05 am

will let it sit for about 10mins and then scrub it.
And the power washer it's ready hey
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Post by VeggieBullet on August 13th 2013, 1:19 pm

wow...that was easy!

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Post by Noah Zarq on August 13th 2013, 2:17 pm

Looks like you're doing great. If the paint is on there good, just sand it and paint over it. But in my opinion any mopar of that era needs stripped to primer because of the self extracting paint they used.
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Post by VeggieBullet on August 13th 2013, 3:58 pm

Hi Noah Zarq,
Thanks for jumping in!
We are totally unaware of the kind of paint used on the truck. As far as we know, it looks horrible!!!
The stripper is working great. Hope to be done by tomorrow.
And please if you have any suggestions or inputs feel free to share.
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Post by VeggieBullet on August 13th 2013, 4:02 pm

Nasty...



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Post by Prospector on August 13th 2013, 4:36 pm

VeggieBullet wrote:Any remote chance that we can get it to look like this???
Yes, in the original Moparts thread that began this whole phenomenon, a guy painted a 1974 Corvette black with this method, and the dang thing looked like it popped off the showroom.

If I had the chance to actually choose the best paint, I'd go with Brightside Paint.... it's easier to lay down, better gloss, and better hardness.

You can always lay down two or three coats of rustoleum, wet sand, and then lay down Brightside over that to help lower your paint cost.
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Post by Noah Zarq on August 13th 2013, 5:10 pm

I've never personally used the Briteside but heat it's a good bit better. Careful prep before paint is the key no matter what paint you use.
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Post by VeggieBullet on August 14th 2013, 6:29 am

You can always lay down two or three coats of rustoleum, wet sand, and then lay down Brightside over that to help lower your paint cost.
thanks for the input.
so far we are very concern about a color match. Unfortunately HD or Lowes won't match Rostoleum, and the truck shown has a metallic paint and that make it impossible to match on regular paint, so i guess the mixing will be a real challenge!
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Post by Prospector on August 14th 2013, 8:24 am

Ace Hardware has a Rust Stop paint that's similar to Rustoleum, and it is tintable.

To get the metallic look with Ace Rust Stop or Rustoleum, buy some of their Aluminum Paint with the particulates in it, and mix it into your paint.

http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=3493382&page=0&fpart=61&vc=1

Go to the Moparts thread above, scroll down, and find posts from DSLStuff, a 94 Dodge Ram Truck. He mixed Hunter Green, Black, and Aluminum Rustoleum to custom mix a metallic green. He says he rolled it for under a hundred bucks. The pictures he posted are outstanding!
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Post by VeggieBullet on August 14th 2013, 2:27 pm

thanks for the link prospector!
We are seriously considering the aluminum paint to give it the metallic look.
Any inputs, please feel free to share!
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Post by VeggieBullet on August 14th 2013, 2:30 pm



More stripping done today.

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Post by VeggieBullet on August 15th 2013, 9:55 am

Not bad..
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Post by VeggieBullet on August 15th 2013, 9:56 am

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Post by VeggieBullet on August 15th 2013, 9:57 am

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Post by VeggieBullet on August 15th 2013, 10:01 am

Looks a lot better but still not very satisfied, so we got this puppy out and ready go go around with #60.
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Post by VeggieBullet on August 15th 2013, 10:05 am

Sorry, wrong picture before..
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Post by Prospector on August 15th 2013, 11:52 am

I've used ACT Stripper before... and I completely forgot about it!

A good way to get down to the sheet metal and see what's there...
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