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Post by tehlini on May 28th 2011, 1:01 pm

Hey hey so a couple of months ago i dropped 5k into my dodge and it runs like a top but it looks like *** soooo i decided id give it a paint job and i happened to find this sight and though id give it a try. i decided today i would wet sand the prime i put on about 2 weeks ago. I used 400 Grit wiped with mineral spirits an put on one coat of paint. I decided a 1:1 ratio for the first coat and it was way to thin. mater of fact i was "admiring" the running paint when i spilled pain on the hood and it han down the grill and bumper and OMG it was a mess. its OK though its all going to be painted so its all good.
I will post materials and pics a little latter i have to hit the hay i got off a twelve hour shift at 06:15am and am exhausted =)




First coat

First coat Dried

Second coat starting to cover much better its wet still










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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on May 28th 2011, 3:36 pm

Welcome! Looking forward to pics.
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Post by tehlini on May 29th 2011, 6:04 am

The second coat i posted up above i actually did on my 15 min break at work. the problem though is i wasnt thinking aout how late it was and the humidity is high and its cold. looks like the paint thinner didnt flash off properly leaving me boubles. i also changed my mix 2:1 and it coated well but with less thinner and the cold was a bad combo... **** its still tack unfortunatly so we will see what hapens at around noon time when i wake up.
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Post by Noah Zarq on May 31st 2011, 2:00 am

It takes a coat or two to find the right mix. Don't let a few bubbles scare you. Keep at it and you will discover what works for you.
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Post by tehlini on June 1st 2011, 12:22 am

Man its been crappy weather lately with out a garage it makes painting nearly imposable. The one day it was sunny it was sunday and i had gotten off my 12 hour shift so i decided to skip sleep and do some sanding and prep work. So before i keeled over from exhaustion i was able to mask the truck off till ran out of tape at the last window. i decided to sand the whole truck which was not fun when doing it by hand lol. i also primed the truck where i didn't already start painting. had to improvise when i came to the unmasked window so i grabbed a square piece of card board and made due there is a little over spray but cam off with some paint thinner and a lint free cloth.

my little bro learning to tape off the truck he's 12

truck masked off accept the passanger window and the front window on the passanger side

sanded the the trucks original paint.

My lame primer lol my hood was done so much better.



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Post by tehlini on June 1st 2011, 12:25 am

thought id try to get some painting in but humidity was high so i cleaned the truck up a little and sanded the primer to get it ready for Thursday its suppose to be around 70. im hoping i can sneak in a coat tomorrow. im thinking if i use 1:1 ratio it will dry quickly. the hard part will be timing i don't want it to rain >O
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on June 1st 2011, 2:16 am

Not going to be able to miss that truck going down the road.

Are you going to put any stripes on it? I'd be considering some sort of Mopar-themed stripes in a flat black, like maybe the bumble-bee stripe.
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Post by tehlini on June 1st 2011, 11:18 am

Yeah was thinking about making it two toned. black at the bottom where it is now grey and making the grill and bumpers flat black for accents. i did think about the rumble bee look and that would be awesome too.... hmm ill wait untill the top half is painted to make my decision.
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Post by tehlini on June 1st 2011, 12:01 pm

ahhh ITS RAINING TODAY... man thought id be able to go out and play.
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Post by tehlini on June 1st 2011, 5:09 pm

AH HA 65 degrees 30% chance of rain! got a coat in but wasn't able to coat the entire truck. i didn't want to press my luck. right now it looks ugly lol very very ugly. i did a 1:1 ratio. Im having trouble with running a little i have to baby sit the paint and keep rolling it so it doesn't drip.
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Post by tehlini on June 4th 2011, 1:13 am

Here is some pics of the painting i got done from my last post this is 24 hours later.
i ended up sanding to far on the front quarte pannels i should have re primed them. so its going to take some extra coats but maybe if i brush it,it will cover better.
3 coats on hood and quarter pannels and 1 every where else.

I wasnt able to finish painting due to the weather i was pressing my luck any ways so looks like tuesday will be a nice 70 yay.

Close up of the back end with the dimond plate i bought some different size foam brushes so i could touch up the entire truck. seam like there are so many nooks and crannies



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Post by 63Falconconvert on June 4th 2011, 7:34 am

Welcome....love the color!!!!
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Post by tbirdsps on June 6th 2011, 3:09 pm

That's looking good but it would pay you to remove the tailights. So much easier than painting around them.

I think it'll look great when you are done.
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Post by tehlini on June 7th 2011, 1:55 pm

my passenger taillight cover has a chunk out of it so i plan on doing some plastic welding and fabricate the corner. i also am planning on painting all the plastic pieces flat black. the faker chrome in front well ber sandblasted off and flat Black as well.
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Post by tehlini on June 7th 2011, 5:41 pm

yesterday i was able to fill in some of those corner areas to pull the truck together. took an hours puss i decided to paint the tailgate and the drivers side bed area that i didn't finish with a paint brush. lol i think i saw two people who used a foam brush to paint there quarter panel and an entire corvette it looked ridiculous.
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Post by tehlini on June 7th 2011, 5:43 pm

Few hours ago i painted the dodge used a 2.5:1 ratio this time just to get some color and test out a good ratio since i'm using a different product then the rust-olium paint. i'm about to take pics now.
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Post by tehlini on June 7th 2011, 6:12 pm

truck looks good the less light amount of light is on it lol

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Post by tehlini on June 7th 2011, 6:19 pm

results of today. 4 coats on hood 2 coats every where else accept roof lol



Looks alot better not after touching up the paint


Dude WHERE THE HELL DID ALL THE BUGS COME FROM. lol my truck was bombarded
you can see the orange peel. today in about two hours i will be sanding the hood at 800grit and the rest at 600
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Post by Noah Zarq on June 7th 2011, 7:14 pm

Bugs love paint! For some unexplained reason, they are attracted to it just like they are attracted to light. when I painted my GMC, I found out that cats also love fresh paint. gun 2

That paint looks pretty good though. I like it.
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Post by tehlini on June 8th 2011, 3:02 pm

IM getting a little disappointed, i may be using the wrong paint. im using wood and metal enamel from hawleys. i only bought this because i talked to an employee about exactly what i was doing and he picked out this paint. i bought it because i could chose custom colors and duplicolor didn't have a lime green. when i sand im not getting dust i get a rubberized consistancy like when you have dirty hands and you rub them together the crap rolls up like playdo.
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Post by Noah Zarq on June 8th 2011, 3:59 pm

That means the paint is not fully dry.
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on June 8th 2011, 8:12 pm

tehlini wrote:IM getting a little disappointed, i may be using the wrong paint.
As long as it's oil based, you should be OK.

What mix ratio did you use?
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Re: 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Lime Green

Post by tehlini on June 8th 2011, 11:06 pm

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I started with a 1:1 paint and mineral sprits then i tried a 2:1 now ive been using 2:.5 ratio
I also let the paint qure for 20 hours. but it has been on the cold side. 55-65
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Post by JonChris on June 9th 2011, 1:47 am

tehlini wrote:Tommy

I started with a 1:1 paint and mineral sprits then i tried a 2:1 now ive been using 2:.5 ratio
I also let the paint qure for 20 hours. but it has been on the cold side. 55-65

20 hours is probably not quite long enough to fully cure considering those temperatures and the 2:.5 ratio. Give it a couple days unless it warms up.
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Post by tehlini on June 11th 2011, 6:46 am

So I just decided the lower silver part will be bed liner along with the bumpers and grill. Im going to use the captor brand spray on bed liner.
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