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1994 Dodge dakota

Post by hilmara on February 21st 2011, 3:59 pm

I have a 94 dodge dakota that I want to paint, at first I thougt I had to buy some expensive paintjob, but my friend told me about this website, luckly. My question is this: the car is Blue and Im gonna roll it blue (not the exact same colour but similar). It needs a body work here and there, so Im gonna fix that as soon as possible, but does it need to be primed?
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Post by 78StangII on February 21st 2011, 5:47 pm

Hey and welcome to the group. Only have to prime the areas you worked on.
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Post by retired plumber on February 23rd 2011, 5:54 pm

All you really need to prime is the worked areas but I would recommend primering it all so the under color is the same all over. Makes coverage better and more consistant. You don't need much. Get a rattle can and do it . Just enough to cover and I recommend a light gray.
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Post by Roadking41a on February 23rd 2011, 7:22 pm

Welcome and post up some before,during, and after pic's.
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Re: 1994 Dodge dakota

Post by hilmara on February 24th 2011, 4:21 pm

tokk the back panel off today, worked on some areas and primed, I just put the first roll coat on, went pretty well I think, pics come tomorrow
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Post by Ivarb on March 2nd 2011, 8:17 pm

Is this normal after 7 coats?



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Post by rmdhokie on March 2nd 2011, 8:40 pm

Looks like a paint reaction issue with the undercoating. A few questions: What type paint did you use? How long ago did you paint it? Did this start with coat #7 or did coat 1-6 have problems too? Did you paint over primer or paint over paint?
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Post by hilmara on March 3rd 2011, 5:19 pm

Im using a paint very similar to rustoleum, Its used on allkinds of machines, cars, boats and everything. I used miniral spirit to thin it out, same ratio as the guy with the yellow ranger did, my first coats from 1-5 where okay, but the 6th and 7th looked like this, now I have sanded it down 3 times and used a brand new roller, but nothing works! I onle primed the areas I had worked on, so Its painted over primer and paint, but before I rolled it, the whole part was sanded very well! please help Im getting very pissed
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Post by retired plumber on March 4th 2011, 10:18 pm

I've been painting for over 40 years and have never seen anything quite like that. Did you open a new can of paint or anything like that? new thinner maybe? Kinda looks like somehow WD40 or something got sprayed on it since it looks like droplets of something. Does it cover the whole car or just one place? This may seem stupid but did you cough or sneeze over it? lo, Just a wild shot in the dark. When you sanded it 3 times did you just do the o.p. or did you get back into the previous coats? If not I would suggest trying that.
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Post by hilmara on March 5th 2011, 9:29 am

I think I found the solution, I was using some wierd spirit on the tailgate before I rolled a coat, to clean. I tried using another kind of spirit on half of the tailgate, and it was much better. Let you know what it is next days. thanks
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Post by retired plumber on March 8th 2011, 11:50 pm

That will do it. I wiped a car down with lacquer thinner one time and thought it was dry (looked like it anyway) but it was still still degassing and I put acrylic enamel over it. Well I tell you................. ahhh Talk about a disaster. Big blisters. Looked like the whole car had a bad rash. Had to sand all of it off including the primer and start ALL over. Lesson well learned was only use a regular tack rag, denatured alcohol or a just moist cloth with the thinner you are using in your paint.
Been there, done that and have the t-shirt to prove it. Laughing .
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Re: 1994 Dodge dakota

Post by hilmara on March 27th 2011, 12:36 pm

can anyone tell me what happens if i dont thinn the paint, and i dont take 10 coats? just sand the whole car down with 400, paint 1 coat (without thinner), wetsand with 600, paint one coat, wetsand 800, paint one coat, wetsand with 1000 and than polish ?
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Post by hilmara on March 30th 2011, 7:11 pm

Ok, so I have been trying LOTS of methods on my tailgate, since we from Iceland dont have the rustoleum or the miniral spirit. This is my final resault on the tailgate Ive been painting for the last few days! Came out pretty good i think, the paint is a bit Hammerd but I havent buffed it yet! what do you guys think?



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My original color on the car


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Post by rmdhokie on March 30th 2011, 7:17 pm

looks pretty good. Can you describe your method you used?
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Re: 1994 Dodge dakota

Post by hilmara on March 30th 2011, 7:34 pm

I used the same method as matt did on his ranger, At first it went bad as you can see above, that was because I recoated to soon. so i had to sand it back down, and start over. At that time there was plenty of paint left on the tailgate, so I wetsanded with 600, painted one coat, wetsand 800, one coat, wetsand with 1000 and then final coat. In these coats I did a ratio of 70% paint 30% thinner.
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Post by hilmara on April 5th 2011, 7:40 am

Decided to take the bed first, before I get into the whole car.

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after first coat of paint


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Post by 78StangII on April 5th 2011, 4:10 pm

Looking good.
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Post by austin26372 on April 5th 2011, 5:55 pm

Nice color... any plans for the inside of the bed?
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Post by hilmara on April 5th 2011, 6:05 pm

Im either going for dark black with just a little bit of gloss, or just the same color as the car, Ill find out when car is finished.
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Post by hilmara on April 7th 2011, 2:09 pm

Hey guys, need advise, Im at coat 4 and I noticed when coat nr 4 dries, that the paint is a litle pale on some parts! like if I painted some part with a lot of paint but litle to thin on other spots? Is this bad or ? how do I fix this? Im to afraid of putting a thick coat because Im afraid of leaks? advise?
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Re: 1994 Dodge dakota

Post by hilmara on July 26th 2011, 8:33 pm

Final result, thanks for the help!



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Re: 1994 Dodge dakota

Post by rmdhokie on July 26th 2011, 9:36 pm

Looks nice. Another rolled-on success story. Just watch the pot holes with those low profile tires. Good job.
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Post by cac1967 on July 26th 2011, 10:52 pm

Look's good !! I would do the inside of the bed the same color. just my opinion though . You have a nice looking truck ,like the wheel's too.
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