1989 Mazda B2200

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1989 Mazda B2200

Post by dmac1379 on June 8th 2008, 2:48 pm

Hey guys, I'm new here so I hope this is posted in the right place. About three years ago I was doing some work on my Dad's truck. While I didn't roll on the paint I did all this with about half a gallon of Tremclad Fire Red thinned 50/50 with varsol , the cheapest spray gun from home depot and a cheap compressor similar to this.
Here's a before picture


And a few after pics





Sorry if anyone thinks this is off topic but I thought that since it was done with Tremclad you'd find it interesting. Anyway, we were really pleased with the results. And since we did no sanding or buffing it did save some labor. I hope some of you find it useful and feel free to ask any questions if you'd like.
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Re: 1989 Mazda B2200

Post by Travellerjones on June 15th 2008, 8:48 am

DMac

was good to see your pictures. I'm about to paint my MGB also using Tramclad Fire red and a spray gun.

Hows the finish holding up?

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Post by dmac1379 on June 20th 2008, 9:51 pm

It's lost some of it's shine but it was never waxed or even washed for that matter. Otherwise it's been very durable and still looks good after nearly four years. The great thing is that you can buy a spray can of Tremclad anywhere and touch it up and it's always a perfect match Smile I've received many compliments and no one ever believes it's Tremclad so I stopped telling them. Wink

Good luck with your MGB be sure to post pics. I'd love to see the finished project.
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Post by carolinasled on August 11th 2008, 1:10 am

I was wondering did you put a ex cab bed on that truck or did you shorted that bed?
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Re: 1989 Mazda B2200

Post by Techmaven on October 21st 2008, 2:30 pm

I wonder which Rustoleum red would be the equivilent of the "fire" red you used. The truck looks pretty good. How many coats did you go with?

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