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Post by tehlini on October 9th 2011, 1:29 am

alright so its been a while and unfortunately i haven't put any more coats on the truck but, im on paternity leave and ironically i have more time now then when i was working and going to school. soon ill have some new coats and picks but i did spray paint the silver trim just to get my color scheme and i love it. oh i ended up leaving the tape on for a while and that was a big mistake now i spend alot of time taking it off.. FML lol i have alot of pics ill have to post.

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Post by tehlini on October 9th 2011, 11:24 am

so yeah year is my front grill with the paint i spilled on it from my first coat. lol i was holding the pan while rolling.


threw my grill in the sandblaster.. lol big mistake with that fake chrome crap. so one half is bare plastic with "burn marks" spots melted by the head build up of the media bouncing off the plastic. i had no idea that the chrome is a coated fine copper mesh stretched over the grill. i think my front and rear bumper is the same way.

a little spray paint right now untill i can fix my mistake.
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Post by tehlini on October 9th 2011, 11:31 am

the bottom pannel is called grabber green is engine enamel wich is also the color i sprayed my Schwinn road bike lol.

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Post by tehlini on October 10th 2011, 2:05 am

applied two coats on bed panels and i have to say the coverage sucks it would take me 15-20 coats to get a decent paint job. just put another coat on the bed and i defiantly like the roller!
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Post by Noah Zarq on October 10th 2011, 6:32 am

The best way to remove chrome from plastic I have found, besides electroplating, is to soak it in a tub of muriatic acid. It usually does not harm plastic (that's what it came in from the store) unless you soak it for weeks on end. I did my Nissan emblems and my son's Ranger hubcaps and they came out bare plastic in a couple days.
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Post by Noah Zarq on October 10th 2011, 6:33 am

Nice color choice by the way.
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Post by tehlini on October 10th 2011, 1:12 pm

I'll have to try that some time, i wont bother since it will be covered in bed liner soon. oh and the color,i love it people see it and are almost intimidated by it. lol
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Post by tehlini on October 10th 2011, 3:01 pm

man, i love having a garage! added another coat and its poring rain outside!
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Post by tehlini on October 11th 2011, 12:35 am

decided to do a black top to save time. since i have so much old tape to take off. examples below


old tape: this tape has been on there for 5 or 6 months lol. having kids get in the way of my fun!=P




six coats and no sanding yet. i also did some poor wet sanding in between every two coats just because im not looking for that mirror finish on my 4x4, ya know what i mean? dont want to cry when i see a scratch on her. lol
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Post by tehlini on October 13th 2011, 12:55 am

here is a better view of what i have so far.

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Post by tehlini on October 15th 2011, 11:26 pm

hey im having issues with my paint i cant get it to shine after i sand it at 1000 grit. i have a shine before i sand it but now i don't. i tried some turtle wax but nothing. do i need a polish?
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on October 16th 2011, 12:17 am

Yes. At least two stages of polish. With a buffer.
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Post by retired plumber on October 16th 2011, 10:36 pm

After you sand (if you do) and buff for the shine, DON'T put any wax on it for at LEAST a month, preferable 2 because your paint is still degassing and the wax will stop that. Degassing is the paint thinners still evaporating (even tho the paint is hard to the touch) and leaving the paint. This can/will lead to the degrading of your new paint.
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Post by cac1967 on October 17th 2011, 6:11 pm

Truley wise word's mike , I learned this the hard way over the year's!!!
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Post by tehlini on October 17th 2011, 9:25 pm

retired plumber wrote:After you sand (if you do) and buff for the shine, DON'T put any wax on it for at LEAST a month, preferable 2 because your paint is still degassing and the wax will stop that. Degassing is the paint thinners still evaporating (even tho the paint is hard to the touch) and leaving the paint. This can/will lead to the degrading of your new paint.
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good to know. I love that painting isn't just slapping it on a vehicle, there are formulas and rules to be followed. its a fun science experiment that allows you to express your self.
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Post by retired plumber on October 17th 2011, 11:00 pm

The reason you can wax new cars and some high dollar paint jobs is because they are baked which gets rid of all the gas.
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