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Post by Highgloss on December 15th 2007, 2:17 am

Just a start, but I'm amazed at the gloss after only one coat. (Haven't even wet sanded yet). Picked the truck up for $1100, and didn't want to put more in the paint than I paid for the truck. If the first coat is any indication it's going to look awesome when I finish. Anything is better than rust Laughing


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1st coat (painted at 32 degrees)


Disregard the dust and cat prints Evil or Very Mad Rolling Eyes

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Post by 85S10project on December 15th 2007, 2:39 am

Looks good so far. You have the same problem I have since I have to work in a barn and the dust just keeps coming.
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Post by AiiNokkie on December 16th 2007, 12:30 am

Whoa you did this in 32F right? I thought you could only paint at warmer temps. If this is true, maybe I could do a paint job over my winter break in a week.

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Post by MR_Se7en on December 16th 2007, 2:22 am

^^^ temp isnt an issue, its more about the mostiure in the air. you should be good to go.

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Post by AiiNokkie on December 16th 2007, 3:28 am

What sort of humidity level should one be painting at? But then again, Winters are pretty dry. Thanks for answering my question.

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Post by Matt on December 16th 2007, 12:41 pm

The truck looks great man. As far as the temperature goes, with this being a self leveling enamel the cold climate should allow it more time to level out and flatten with less orange peel. I painted mine in my garage at around 75 degrees or so in the summer time and it would get tacky within about 10-15 minutes. I like the idea of painting when its colder so the paint will have plenty of time to smooth out. Keep us posted on your yota

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Post by Highgloss on December 19th 2007, 11:54 pm

The temperture dropped off quick, but I aleady had my paint mixed, so I said what the heck and stated rolling. Debating now if I should take the bed off to do the back of the cab. I just know how small projects can turn into bigger ones. I'd probably want to start sanding and painting the frame then affraid

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Post by 85S10project on December 20th 2007, 12:20 am

Yeah a small project always turns into a bigger one. I have an s10 in my barn that I was just gonna swap the beds and change the gas tank, but now I am gonna under coat the bottom of the bed and paint the frame and axle and then switch it out to a posi and I am painting the front of my frame and so much more.
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Post by Highgloss on December 20th 2007, 12:54 am

Laughing You sound like me. Didn't think about doing the underside of the bed too, but sounds like a great idea. The older Yota's are known for rusty beds, so that might give it a longer life. What are you coating the underside with? I was impressed with the dupicolor stuff with the spray gun and gallon can.

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You should go ahead and do a frame off resto if your already painting the front & back of the frame.

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Post by 85S10project on December 20th 2007, 1:06 am

[/quote]You should go ahead and do a frame off resto if your already painting the front & back of the frame.[/quote]

I have thought about it but I need to do some rust repair on the cab and thats gonna be done when I put a 350 in. S10s are known for rusty beds around here too so since this one is solid underneath I figured it cant hurt. I have some undercoating that I bought from JCwhitney and it seems to do good plus I can paint over it.
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Post by Matt on December 21st 2007, 9:31 am

Highgloss wrote:Laughing You sound like me. Didn't think about doing the underside of the bed too, but sounds like a great idea. The older Yota's are known for rusty beds, so that might give it a longer life. What are you coating the underside with? I was impressed with the dupicolor stuff with the spray gun and gallon can.

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You should go ahead and do a frame off resto if your already painting the front & back of the frame.


Hey man I didnt want to derail the thread away from your project yota so I moved the conversation to a topic in the Tech section explaining my herculiner procedure on the Jeep. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Post by 85S10project on January 23rd 2008, 8:22 pm

any updates?
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Post by Matt on January 26th 2008, 5:59 pm

Yeah man how is the yota coming along? huh

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Post by badbyrdkoncepts on January 27th 2008, 9:38 am

anything new here? wheres them PICS!!!!!!!!! grin
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Post by megaglow_z on January 28th 2008, 12:32 am

Come on man!!!
I just got an 81 longbed ill be starting soon.

PICS PICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Matt on January 29th 2008, 2:14 pm

Highgloss hasn't been online since Christmas. I don't think there will be any updates for a while Crying or Very sad

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Post by Highgloss on February 1st 2008, 7:19 pm

Sorry for the delay guys. Schedule has been hectic of late, it's been cold here too. Hope to start back on the Yota tomorrow as a matter of fact. I'll post new pics asap!

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Post by Highgloss on February 3rd 2008, 2:15 am

Ok, guys got back to work after a long delay. Only had time to put down one coat before my wife pulled me away for a get together for the evening. I painted the roof, driver door and fenders. Very impressed with the result so far. No wet sanding to date. Only one coat so far. The driver side fender was a new replacement fender and went on real slick. Think I'm putting it on too thick, but it turned out ok. Got some trash in the paint from a dusty rag I wiped off the hood with, but figured it will come out when I wet sand. The old SR5 stickers are what's giving me fits (notice the passenger door). They are lightly showing though the first coat on the hood and driver door. Hoping more coats will cover them up. Did notice some dulling of the paint from where I painted the hood a few weeks back, but again I haven't wet sand or polished yet. Anyone else ran into any dulling? Next step is to remove the bed and finish the cab.












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Post by Matt on February 4th 2008, 12:54 pm

Truck is looking good man. I noticed that the paint looked dull for about the first 3 coats. The more coats you get on it, the more it shines. By the time I was finished, it looked as good if not better than most stock paintjobs you see today. I went ahead and wetsanded and buffed to bring the true gloss out in it. Don't worry man your definately on the right track. I love yotas by the way.

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