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1993 Turbo Ranger

Post by dangeranger93 on December 6th 2011, 6:50 pm

so i read about the roll on paint job and figured id give it a shot, the truck is a 93 ford ranger with a 2.3 turbo engine. I just finished shaving the emblem holes in the fenders and layed the first coat of paint down on the fenders, i went for the milky consistancy which was a little more paint than mineral spirits, it seems to have covered really well compared to others ive seen. i dont have a camera so no pictures for now

heres what im starting with




if you want to follow my build heres a link http://www.turborangerforums.com/showthread.php?t=1983


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Re: 1993 Turbo Ranger

Post by 63Falconconvert on December 6th 2011, 9:24 pm

Welcome.....what color are you going with
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Post by dangeranger93 on December 6th 2011, 9:43 pm

im trying semi gloss black, if it doest work im gonna go gloss
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Post by Loaded87IROCZ on December 7th 2011, 5:20 am

Welcome! I swapped a 2.3T into my Cougar and love it! I am going for semigloss black too but I couldn't get the final coat to not have roller lines in it. I am going to try a Wagner hvlp spray gun and see if I can get good results with it.
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Re: 1993 Turbo Ranger

Post by Noah Zarq on December 7th 2011, 1:37 pm

dangeranger93 wrote:im trying semi gloss black,

Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep

It's overplayed. With a nice truck like that, you should be original. It deserves something better than the overdone, overplayed, boring, common-as-a-minivan semigloss black scheme. Everybody and their mother has done semigloss black. In the words of Homer Simpson, "Boooring!"

That's why I painted my Nissan semigloss green. Got lots of attention, hid dirt very well, and it wasn't black like everybody else's.
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Post by dangeranger93 on December 7th 2011, 2:12 pm

i thought about it but i just couldnt find a color i liked in rustoleums not so vast selection. the whole point of painting the truck is to get it back to one color and black should do the job. if i dont like it later or find something else i want its not the end of the world to paint it again in a few years

By the way i do agree that the flat black look is completely overplayed i just dont have the money right now to pick and choose the color exact i want along with building a new engine
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Post by Noah Zarq on December 7th 2011, 2:48 pm

dangeranger93 wrote:i thought about it but i just couldnt find a color i liked in rustoleums not so vast selection.
Have you checked out Ace Hardware or Tractor Supply? Their paints are oil based too, for about the same price, and they have a better color selection.
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Post by dangeranger93 on December 7th 2011, 3:02 pm

no i didnt think of that, but im kinda liking how the paint is looking just after 2 coats, im gonna wetsand and see how it looks
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Post by dangeranger93 on December 12th 2011, 12:50 am

so how long do people usually wait before buffing? i dont have a buffer with me so will doing it by hand be fine?
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Post by dangeranger93 on January 22nd 2012, 7:39 pm

ok im back to painting again, and when i wetsand it looks good and smooth but the paint looks like im sanding layers, kinda like sanding body filler or a layer of old point off.
i thinned my paint out a little more and it got better but it seems to thin, i cant cover light spots and while wet sanding it sands right back through.

any ideas im doing it just like ive read how
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on January 24th 2012, 1:38 am

Stay away from edges. Maybe try doing more coats before sanding next time. What grit number are you using?
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Post by dangeranger93 on January 24th 2012, 2:46 pm

ive been keeping it real light on the edges, i tried 4 coats it worked a little better, ive tried 800 and 1000 to start both do it.
i just broke down and sprayed the light spots hopefully i can roll and sand over that with out problems or ill just spray it.
the spray looks really good and if it wet sands and pollishes like roller paint i might break down and do it to save frustration
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on January 26th 2012, 4:23 pm

Maybe your coats are too thin? How is the paint coming out, finish-wise, before you sand? If it's not too bad, maybe you can do more coats between sandings.
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Post by dangeranger93 on January 26th 2012, 7:58 pm

it wasnt bad some runs, but sanded bad no matter what
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