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Post by 66oldgreen on September 5th 2008, 10:34 pm

Here are pictures from my project, a 1966 Chevrolet C10 truck. I bought the truck about a year ago. I did not have the money to spend to give it a regular paint job. I found this site and read about everyone's projects. I started sanding at the beginning of the summer, and I finished waxing the new paint today. This was my first attempt at bodywork. I could have spent a lot more time on the bodywork, but I could not wait to start rolling on the paint and driving it again. Since I enjoy looking at everyone else's pictures, I thought I would post pictures of my project.

These pictures are from when I bought the truck:







Here are pictures of the truck after my attempt at bodywork:





Here are pictures from today when I finished waxing the truck:





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Post by retired plumber on September 5th 2008, 11:11 pm

Looking GOOD thumbs up job well done. Would you care to share a bit about how you did it? You know, number of coats, which color first, etc. Again that looks very nice
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Post by 66oldgreen on September 5th 2008, 11:31 pm

I used Rustoleum Turquoise, Gloss white, and Aluminum for the back bumper. I started by painting the tailgate first, I figured it would be a good test. It turned out pretty good, so I decided to paint the rest of the truck. It took me 6 coats of the turquoise and white. I painted on 2 coats of turqouise, leaving the stripe and top unpainted. Then I painted the top and stripe with 2 coats of white. I did not tape the lines. I found on the tailgate that when I taped the letters, white paint could get under in some spots. I painted the stripe and top where it meets the turquoise by hand with a foam brush. After 2 coats of both colors, I wetsanded. I did this same process 2 more times for 6 coats of paint. I am missing some chrome trim pieces for the truck which would actually cover up the line where the 2 colors meet for the stripe. I am happy with it, it is not perfect, but I plan on driving it daily.
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Post by megaglow_z on September 6th 2008, 1:04 am

good god that looks good man!
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Post by Roadking41a on September 6th 2008, 1:50 am

Wow that is a Beauty. Great Job
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Post by Slick on December 22nd 2008, 5:39 pm

Oh, man I really like old trucks and the classic paint scheme really gives it some personality! I'm glad to see you are enjoying your classic pickup!
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Post by retired plumber on December 22nd 2008, 6:49 pm

Being happy with it and being able to drive it is what it's all about I think. I know if I had a several thousand dollar paint job on my truck I would be afraid to drive it because of the rock chips, etc.
Thanks for the how to.
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Post by 66oldgreen on December 22nd 2008, 11:05 pm

So far the paint seems to be holding up pretty well. I like being able to enjoy the truck and not worry too much about the paint job. I was able to get the chrome trim pieces that I was missing along the sides of the truck as well. Now if it would warm up enough to drive it, she doesn't like to get going to well when it is below 20 degrees, and it has been around 0 the last couple of days, and it is sitting under about an inch thick layer of ice.
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Post by Hai-tek7 on December 23rd 2008, 9:37 pm

Looking good, that turquoise is nice thumbs up
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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 8th 2009, 10:52 am

Great looking truck, the color goes perfect with that year truck.
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Post by Coconut Eater on April 8th 2009, 10:13 pm

That thing is smokin" hot! I am looking into a similar paint scheme, and after seeing yours I am definitely going to do it. As soon as I can walk after surgery, that is. Rolling Eyes I did not know Rustoleum made a turquoise; it might have made me paint mine that color instead of orange.

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Post by 66oldgreen on April 6th 2012, 12:47 pm

Well, the paint job held up good for a few years. Was starting to have some surface rust come back, so I decided to re-paint. After seeing the other post on the faux patina c10, I decided to try it with mine. This picture was after painting the whole truck with flat black rustoleum then with rustoleum primer. I brushed on the flat black, and rolled on the primer.
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This picture is after finishing a coat of the new color on the bed. I mixed rustoleum silver with rustoleum turquoise. I rolled on the color.


This picture is after finishing the white top and the rest of the truck:


These are pictures of the finished project, after sanding to give the truck a weathered look. This time the paint job went much quicker, since I was not trying to make it look shiney and perfect. I like it, most people that have seen it don't like it and can't understand why I would want it to look like this. My neighbors have already started asking when I am going to finish it and what color it is going to be, or if it is even the same truck. They never seem very happy when I say I am done Very Happy







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Post by cac1967 on April 6th 2012, 4:12 pm

WOW!!!! THAT IS ONE OF THE BEST FAUXTINA PAINT JOB'S I HAVE SEEN!!!!!! thumbs up
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Post by dean_af on April 7th 2012, 8:55 am

Looks good.
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Post by Lakeroadster on June 24th 2012, 7:42 am

66oldgreen wrote: After seeing the other post on the faux patina c10, I decided to try it with mine.
66oldgreen,

With two paint jobs under your belt you certainly have been 'round that truck a time or two! I'd say you did a fine job of pulling off the faux-tina look. cheers

Congrat's on all your time and efforts.

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Post by Techmaven on June 24th 2012, 2:47 pm

I wonder if a satin clear over this paint job might add to it's longevity..Truck looks great!

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Post by dave-skip-fire- on June 24th 2012, 7:24 pm

great job on the truck. you ever thought slamming the truck to the ground that would complement the paint job cheers .........dave
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