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Post by 96f150 on July 7th 2011, 6:13 pm

hey guys im new here. im looking to paint my truck. im looking to get the steps right to get the most shine as possible. now i know i should be wet sanding but should i do it this

apply first coat
wet sand
apply second
wet sand
3rd
wet sand
buff
wax? sorry if this is a dumb question. just trying to get the best i can. i may spray also hvnt made my mind up. thanks for the help
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Post by cac1967 on July 7th 2011, 6:45 pm

If you do a roller paint job look's like you are on the right track!!if you spray,I did the door jamb's on my 87 ford ranger with rusto and the mix that worked for me was 16 oz paint 8 oz acetone 8 oz of mineral spirit's, I sprayed them with my harbor freight detail gun.
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Post by retired plumber on July 7th 2011, 10:38 pm

Thats kinda the way it works but most here (if rolling) do two coats at a time and then sand. 8-10 coats seem to be the average. If you spray you do a tack coat and 2-3 wet coats allowing for tack time (no sanding) between them. Wait a day or two and wet sand and buff. Most pro painters say not to wax for at least a month.
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Post by chopperchuck on July 5th 2012, 12:20 am

retired plumber wrote:Thats kinda the way it works but most here (if rolling) do two coats at a time and then sand. 8-10 coats seem to be the average. If you spray you do a tack coat and 2-3 wet coats allowing for tack time (no sanding) between them. Wait a day or two and wet sand and buff. Most pro painters say not to wax for at least a month.
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Gonna breathe new life in to this one:::

So i will need to sand between every 2 coats? (roll on) the whole thing or just spot that have issues?(orange peel-drip/runs etc)
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Post by cac1967 on July 5th 2012, 10:58 pm

The whole thing need's to be sanded every two coat's for a glass smooth finish.
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Post by chopperchuck on July 6th 2012, 9:26 am

Thank you kind sir,--chuck
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Post by cac1967 on July 6th 2012, 10:36 pm

Any time chuck thumbs up
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Post by 63Falconconvert on July 8th 2012, 9:01 pm

cac1967 wrote:If you do a roller paint job look's like you are on the right track!!if you spray,I did the door jamb's on my 87 ford ranger with rusto and the mix that worked for me was 16 oz paint 8 oz acetone 8 oz of mineral spirit's, I sprayed them with my harbor freight detail gun.

I sprayed my jams too, much easier then trying to roll or brush them.
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Post by chopperchuck on July 9th 2012, 12:44 am

63Falconconvert wrote:
I sprayed my jams too, much easier then trying to roll or brush them.

i all ready planned on spraying the jams,i figure i'll be really sick of this bus by the time i'm done! the crappy thing is it's my son's scratch well i guess i'll look at it as practice for when i do my Hudson lol! --chuck
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Post by cac1967 on July 10th 2012, 11:22 pm

you've got a hudson,please post some pic's man!!!!!man those thing's were a awesome race car in their day!!!!!!!!!
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Post by retired plumber on July 11th 2012, 12:00 am

Yes, please show us your hudson. They were quite a car in their day.
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