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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by LARRYBOMB on October 17th 2010, 5:47 pm

Wow that turned out great. Nice hint on the decals. Truck looks nice. I like that bed liner.
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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by Tommy Hillbilly on October 18th 2010, 12:47 am

Yep, nice finishing touch - but you didn't have to go to all that trouble on account of me... grin
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Post by CheapRanger on October 18th 2010, 1:12 am

What brand bedliner did you roll?
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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by ANeat on October 18th 2010, 10:46 am

Tommy Hillbilly wrote:Yep, nice finishing touch - but you didn't have to go to all that trouble on account of me... grin


Yea we were on the same page Laughing


The bed liner is the Duplicolor bed armor. It seems like good stuff with the ammount of solids in the mix. Just watch out because Duplicolor also makes a less expensive bed liner kit that Ive heard a lot of bad things about.

It was a bit messy getting it mixed up at first but after that it went real well

The one I used is like this, http://www.stylintrucks.com/parts.aspx?category%7Ccategory_root%7C-31=Tools%20&%20Garage&category%7Ccat_-31%7C1015=Paint%20&%20Body%20Supplies&partfamilyid=23948&x=15932&scid=FROOGLE

It was kind of a toss up between this and the Herculiner, I think they have a lot of similarities but the Duplicolor seemed like the better all around deal
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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by tbirdsps on October 18th 2010, 2:45 pm

Very nice job. It truly looks new.
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Post by kx59 on October 18th 2010, 8:20 pm

looks great, nice work. man, I love old trucks. I need me one of those.
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Post by Gobeavs on October 18th 2010, 9:07 pm

Wow aneat that really looks professional with the way you did the decal letters!!....i am glad you did the bedliner as it really did finish it off. I have been debating about the bedliner treatment and may try some "Al's Bedliner" in the future. You have a working truck to be proud of!!!...... Very Happy Very Happy
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Post by occupant on October 24th 2010, 1:45 pm

Awesome work!

I bet the Hammered Silver will look good on the wheels, too.
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Post by JimVonBaden on October 25th 2010, 8:08 am

Looks great! Way to make a beater look new again!

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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by RoboGeek on October 25th 2010, 7:31 pm

i likey!!
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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by ANeat on November 13th 2010, 9:56 pm

Well weve had some great weather recently so I took the opportunity to try a little wet sanding and buffing on the hood.

Actually suprised me how shiney it came out. The peel wasnt too bad to remove and after bufing there was one little sliver thats on the thin side but its really hard to find Wink

Here are some shots from when I was halfway finished. Kind of before and after
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At least the hood is nice and shiney now, thats the part I have to look at when Im driving Laughing



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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by retired plumber on November 13th 2010, 10:53 pm

LOL Make it easy on your self and just do do your side and the hood because thats all you look at anyway. lol! What you did shined up real nice, just think what it will look like when its finished.
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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by Tommy Hillbilly on November 14th 2010, 12:08 am

Aw yeah! That's looking smooth!
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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by mick on November 14th 2010, 12:12 am

What polish did you use?
That looks amazing
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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by ANeat on November 14th 2010, 1:56 am

mick wrote:What polish did you use?

I found a buffer on Craigslist (Makita) and had to scramble while the weather coperated. Used some generic 3m compound from the auto store on a wool pad and finished off with a foam pad and some Meguiars Ultimate compound.

I dont think the Ultimate compound is really made for a power buffer but it did ok.

I have some Meguiars 105 and 205 ordered that Ill try on the rest
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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by occupant on November 14th 2010, 2:15 am

I have a feeling that when I attempt this sort of paint job on a car, that I'll end up with all that orange peel.

Thanks for letting us know that after it's all dry and settled and ready for polish, that it can be removed without too much fuss!

The hood looks terrific and I'd be proud to see that coming and going!
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Post by Caleb on November 14th 2010, 2:53 pm

That looks awesome! Thanks for posting those photos. Gives me confidence in my final product. I have less orange peel than you, and your's looks beautiful!
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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by mapexgurl on November 14th 2010, 7:19 pm

Wow! Looks great!
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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by Sneke_Eyez on November 15th 2010, 1:22 am

Gorgeous.
I love those trucks, and I LOVE this thread for that reason.
It came out perfect, and you did all of the details right, the tailgate letters, the pinstriping, everything looks perfect for that truck.
I want one pretty badly, and I've been on the hunt for a 4x4 one.
A lot of them have paint issues, and seeing your project makes me want to roll one of my own...
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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by Poppashango on November 15th 2010, 3:15 am

Aneat! Congrats on an awesome job! Your hood looks killer!
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Post by snafu on November 15th 2010, 6:54 pm

The "Before" shot resembles the paint on a new Dodge truck. Seriously, take a close look at one when you get a chance.

The "After" shot looks great! Nice work! Cool
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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by Tommy Hillbilly on November 16th 2010, 1:00 am

What motor is in that badboy, anyway? A 318, or the leaning tower of power?
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Post by mapexgurl on November 16th 2010, 10:56 am

snafu wrote:The "Before" shot resembles the paint on a new Dodge truck. Seriously, take a close look at one when you get a chance.

The "After" shot looks great! Nice work! Cool

Haha! So true. My friend has a 2008 Dodge Caliber srt and the paint looks like the before shot. I couldn't believe it. It would look better rolled!
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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by ANeat on November 16th 2010, 12:38 pm

Tommy its got a 318 in it. Just had some dual exaust put on as well.

I agree on the factory paint, Ive seen some that are really good and some that are just as good (as bad) as my roller job. Laughing

I walked by a new Ford (truck)the other day, and I seem like Im more critical of paint now and it had quite a bit of orange peel.

When I was doing some research on wet sanding I found a thread on another forum where a profesional detailer had to wetsand and buff out a Ferrari 458, and it had terrible orange peel.

Check it out
http://www.autopia.org/forum/pro-details-before-after/132603-ferrari-458-italia-wet-sand-detail-south-florida-orange-peel-removal.html
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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by 74 Elco on November 16th 2010, 11:55 pm

The new cars have orange peel on purpose now days- they found it covers a multitude of sins. Seriously, all cars have orange peel now for the most part. I was a bmw tech for the better part of this last decade, and all their models had/have paint that looked like a football up close.
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