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Post by mazdawg78 on January 27th 2008, 1:35 pm

i personally like the bullits better

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Re: My 1995 Ford Ranger Splash Sunburst Yellow

Post by Matt on January 27th 2008, 3:38 pm

Yeah I do to. I just gave the welds to my dad so the bullets will be rocked for a while Wink

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Post by mazdawg78 on January 27th 2008, 7:03 pm

now put a toyota subframe under it to get rid of them i beams and slam that **** lol

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Post by Matt on January 29th 2008, 2:42 pm

I would but I'm going for a "road hugger street truck" theme. Going to upgrade the sway bars soon to stiffen it up a bit. It sits right where I want it. Next step will be building the engine for it.

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Re: My 1995 Ford Ranger Splash Sunburst Yellow

Post by shay91racer on February 5th 2008, 3:28 pm

so heres my question...

since Rust-Oleum is already good for rust protection, you wouldnt have to prime it if you went to the bare metal? Just clean it with mineral spirits?

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Re: My 1995 Ford Ranger Splash Sunburst Yellow

Post by Matt on February 5th 2008, 6:01 pm

I know it's made to be a rust preventative enamel. If your car's paint is not peeling down to the bare metal then it's not necessary to take it that far. You can just sand the entire car until it's dull enough for the paint to stick to. You really want to get rid of the clear coat as it might raise after you apply the enamel. Other than getting rid of the clear coat and doing the body work, that's really all there is to it. Some people choose to take it down to the bare metal but when you do that you usually have to go back and skim with a thin layer of filler and seal it just to make sure all of the surfaces are uniform and even. Just seems like an un-necessary step to me.

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Post by shay91racer on February 5th 2008, 9:55 pm

So no primer is needed at all then? Just sand down the clearcoat, fix imperfections, then paint it?

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Post by pinoyxpryde on February 5th 2008, 11:57 pm

i used zero primer, painted right over sanded bondo and small bare metal spots. although i would recommend that if the car is several different colors primer would be nice to have a uniform color to paint over, it will use up less coats to get uniform color.

don't forget primer is not only a surface prep tool but also is considered a filler, its good for somewhat deep scratches and other things

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Post by cyberized on February 10th 2008, 5:11 pm

Matt - GREAT JOB! Your Pick 'UM Truck looks Terrific! Hope I can do as well on my Elky - already have spent more than you did and I have not even bought my paint or all materials - no matter, will still be a bargain compared to the humongous quotes I got from Paint shops.

PS - looks like another expense, and large one, for me, will be a PC 7424 and attachements etc......appears to be essential to get that "show room" look...........will be able to use it of course to keep up that WET look.

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Re: My 1995 Ford Ranger Splash Sunburst Yellow

Post by Matt on February 14th 2008, 2:51 am

pinoyxpryde wrote:i used zero primer, painted right over sanded bondo and small bare metal spots. although i would recommend that if the car is several different colors primer would be nice to have a uniform color to paint over, it will use up less coats to get uniform color.

don't forget primer is not only a surface prep tool but also is considered a filler, its good for somewhat deep scratches and other things

He's absolutely right. My truck was primered way before I painted it. If I do this again I will be doing a primer coat. Just because it wasn't until a few coats in that my bodywork started to cover.

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Re: My 1995 Ford Ranger Splash Sunburst Yellow

Post by cyberized on March 17th 2008, 11:55 am

Matt - When you rolled the paint on the top of your cab, what was your technique, ie. - Did you roll from one side across as far as you could reach and then go the other side and do the same.....or did you get in the bed and rollacross the width of the cab or what???

I have been doing the 1st of those and the paint does not level out in the center in order that it becomes seamless.........in 3 coats now it always ends up where you can SEE where
the roller left off in that mid section of the roof.

Please advise and...........

TKS Michael\Elky Sad

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Post by Matt on March 28th 2008, 2:19 pm

Sorry for the late response, I just stood in the bed and went from front to back all the way across and backrolled it like all of the other panels. Came out fine.

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Post by cyberized on March 28th 2008, 2:57 pm

Too LATE now - that's what I should have done BUT am sure it will work out once I get my NEW DA Buffer, a G110, I will wet sand out those "funky" areas where rolling overlapped and then use Poorboy's SSR 2.5 on it before Polishing.

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wow!

Post by sicivicguy on April 18th 2008, 8:04 pm

u did a great job! I'm planning on painting my 2003 Honda Civic Si Hatch that color. I painted my stock wing this past weekend and it came out great.

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Post by sicivicguy on April 19th 2008, 2:53 pm

How did you save the paint that u didn't use.... did you mix it in a container and then just poured out what u needed at the time or did you mix a new batch ever time u would paint?

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Re: My 1995 Ford Ranger Splash Sunburst Yellow

Post by Matt on August 28th 2008, 12:39 am

Sorry for the late response. I actually bought lids for my mixing containers and just sealed them up each night if I had any left over. Good as new the next day.

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Post by Ivarb on April 14th 2009, 1:10 pm

Could you tell me what pad is the best on the buffer after I have wet-sanding the last coat?

Btw nice job Im going to paint my ranger in the summer.

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Re: My 1995 Ford Ranger Splash Sunburst Yellow

Post by Matt on April 14th 2009, 1:13 pm

You could use either a nice soft terry type buffing pad or a foam pad. I have a friend that swears by the foam pads and they do work well. I hear they are less likely to leave swirl marks behind as well. I used the terry style pads for my truck and it came out pretty good.

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Re: My 1995 Ford Ranger Splash Sunburst Yellow

Post by cfmustang on July 7th 2009, 10:52 am

Any update on how the paint is still holding up after about a year and a half? I am seriously thinking about doing this with my 66 Mustang and the only concerns I have at the moment are the abilty to paint over it a couple of years down the road (if I ever decide to go with a bc/cc when the budget allows) and how well it holds up to the elements.

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Re: My 1995 Ford Ranger Splash Sunburst Yellow

Post by Matt on July 8th 2009, 12:04 pm

It's still holding up really well. It is fading in a few places but a quick little polish with some turtle wax brings the color right back out just as bright as it was the day I finished. Keep in mind I haven't waxed or buffed it since I painted it so... I guess I've been neglecting it a bit but it still looks really good. I snapped these pictures about 2 weeks ago.























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Re: My 1995 Ford Ranger Splash Sunburst Yellow

Post by RoboGeek on July 8th 2009, 1:24 pm

Wow - Matts ALIVE!!!! hi

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Post by 63Falconconvert on July 9th 2009, 8:06 am

Hey Matt....welcome back

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Re: My 1995 Ford Ranger Splash Sunburst Yellow

Post by Matt on July 13th 2009, 6:50 am

Hey guys, sorry I haven't been around. I started a new job and I'm beat by the time I get home.

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Re: My 1995 Ford Ranger Splash Sunburst Yellow

Post by christiancarpenter on June 26th 2010, 11:28 pm

looks great. i like your exhaust too. you got something lurking under the hood?

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Re: My 1995 Ford Ranger Splash Sunburst Yellow

Post by LARRYBOMB on December 17th 2010, 2:28 pm

You paid $3 for all of your sandpaper? Great truck btw.


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