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Post by austin26372 on November 25th 2010, 9:41 pm

Okay, here's my try at painting the beast. It is a 1990 F-Superduty with a regular bed on it (Only came with flatbed/utility bed).

The plan was to roll on some Rustoleum gloss white paint, but my grandfather brought it to my attention that he had a spray gun.

So far, I have spent the day getting used to the spray gun. I'm am pleased with the results since it is my first day, but it could be better. After spraying a 1:1 w/ mineral spirits, I got way too many runs. I plan on changing that up when I have at it again.


Before all of the commotion (We will call this the official before pic):


Today's work:


A close up of my first ever spray job: king
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Post by Roadking41a on November 25th 2010, 9:45 pm

It looks really good so far.
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Post by ANeat on November 26th 2010, 1:40 am

Very nice, a few guys have sprayed theirs, seems like they mixed around 80/20 paint/ms but I cant recall the type of gun they were using
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on November 26th 2010, 1:52 am

I read that the mineral spirits are better for rolling. While for spraying, a different type of paint thinner (I forget what kind) is better. scratch
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Post by ANeat on November 26th 2010, 12:15 pm

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Post by austin26372 on November 26th 2010, 7:21 pm

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Post by austin26372 on November 26th 2010, 7:23 pm

Today's Progress:

I wet sanded the truck. I have to say that so far, I'm impressed with the results. I am, however, having issues getting some run marks out. Any suggestions?


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Post by ANeat on November 26th 2010, 7:35 pm

Ive had the best luck with a harder backing pad and some more aggressive wet sanding paper. 600 or 800 to get most of the run down to paint level, then ease up as you get close.

Ive also heard carefull use of a razor blade can shave off a run
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Post by austin26372 on November 26th 2010, 11:28 pm

I went out and bought some stuff for a portable garage tonight.

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Post by Roadking41a on November 27th 2010, 1:18 pm

Good Idea!
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Post by T.Hadley on November 27th 2010, 2:45 pm

If your not using a sanding block for your wet sanding you need to get one, I recommend this type, use a half sheet fold over 3 times, so it gives you 3 fresh sides.
This block also has a hard and soft side, use the hard side for your runs.


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Post by retired plumber on November 27th 2010, 3:43 pm

You can CAREFULLY shave the runs with a razer blade or put tape down on each side and sand it down with agressive paper. Yes, a hard sanding block is a must, not only for the runs but also for the orange peel also.
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Post by austin26372 on December 1st 2010, 12:57 am

Here's an update. I have the 'booth' frame up. The weather hasn't been fair lately, so I've held off on any work. I also pulled the bed. Looks like I'm going to work on that, then move on to painting the cab later.



The frame is going to clean up well.



I somehow managed to fit it into the garage; it was close!

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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on December 1st 2010, 2:10 am

That will be a one-of-a-kind truck with the regular-cab and dually setup. It looks totally badass sitting up high, too.

I know this is a paint-and-body themed site, but what drivetrain is in that truck?
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Post by DaveB on December 1st 2010, 11:09 am

Awesome. Always wanted a reg cab dually. One of these projects I'm going to try and spray.. not that I'm not satisfied with rolling, but I just like learning new things, which is how I got to rolling in the first place. Looking good.
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Post by austin26372 on December 12th 2010, 10:52 pm

Tommy Hillbilly wrote:That will be a one-of-a-kind truck with the regular-cab and dually setup. It looks totally badass sitting up high, too.

I know this is a paint-and-body themed site, but what drivetrain is in that truck?

Thanks! Sorry for the delay...

The truck has a 7.3 IDI (International engine) mated to a 5spd w/ overdrive. It makes quite a pair. I have only touched 1st gear a couple of times, and that was towing a car.
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Post by austin26372 on December 12th 2010, 10:54 pm

DaveB wrote:Awesome. Always wanted a reg cab dually. One of these projects I'm going to try and spray.. not that I'm not satisfied with rolling, but I just like learning new things, which is how I got to rolling in the first place. Looking good.

Thanks. It was always a dream of mine, and a combo you cannot find on modern trucks anymore. So sad. Neutral
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Post by austin26372 on December 12th 2010, 11:17 pm

Here's an update to what I've done... which isn't much, really.

I attained a pressure washer to clean up the frame, bed, and some interior trim. That's done.

I started painting on some odd ends from the bed. Rattle can flat black. Also threw some white down in the pockets and tail light areas.

I also threw down a little rattle can matching number Rustoleum on the bed, just to remind me what I'm doing. It has tempted me just to rattle the whole dang thing and call it a day.

Threw in on there thick; these rods see some road abuse.


That, ladies and gents, is one can of white OVER non-primed/sanded brown paint. Yea, I have skills. cheers


Need to go back again and get the corners and cracks...


Looks pretty good from above.
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Post by austin26372 on January 4th 2011, 12:46 am

Looks like I'm going to dive into rolling the rear fender flares tomorrow. Pics when I finish up then.
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Post by nhmercracer on January 4th 2011, 11:22 am

That Ford is looking great. I really like the Rusto white, it is a really pure white, and looks good.

I bought a couple of those sanding pads you suggested a while ago. They work great for removing runs and other mistakes.
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Post by austin26372 on January 4th 2011, 4:05 pm

Thanks! The white really pops, and is very forgiving with flaws in the body that I may have over looked.
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Post by austin26372 on January 4th 2011, 7:45 pm

Step 1 to painting the truck: clean that friggin basement garage! 624 square feet of junk, truck parts, vintage audio, vintage lighting, junk, assorted secular holiday decor, more junk, and a couple hundered... thousand... million... coke cans!




I got a good amount of junk off of the floor. I'd like to do more, but I'm hurting.



I gots jams! Picked these studio monitors up at a thrift store I was volunteering at for $5. Had the amp hanging out forever. Plug in the phone for Pandora and BAM! Very Happy





Also drew me a picture today. Not my best, but I'll let it pass. sculpt

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Post by austin26372 on January 5th 2011, 11:54 pm

Progress!!! Very Happy Did some work on the front fascia tonight - started stripping paint off of it.

I used a chemical stripper... apparently it is known to cause cancer. Gotta be cautious with this stuff, it can tear up anything other than metal.




I've still got a few more spots to do on this side. I'm going to strip the inside and bottom tomorrow.




I went fishing today with my hat. Very Happy

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Post by Roadking41a on January 6th 2011, 12:29 pm

Make sure you get all the stripper off or your primer and paint won't hold up. looking good so far.
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Post by Lil Neon on January 7th 2011, 12:45 am

I hope you're using a good respirator with those hazardous chemicals! nag Nice truck!
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