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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:46 pm    Post subject:  new paint job!!! Reply with quote

Well,..kinda. Laughing


Figured that I never posted pics after I painted my '81 Chevy. Did it myself in the garage with the tried and true, $50 Rustoleum paint job. Very Happy Some may laugh,. some may cringe,.. but if I ever own another beater and it needs a paint job, I would do this again in a heartbeat. Enjoy and feel free to ask any questions.

When I first picked it up:




Some time later with some new wheels and Meguiars Medium Cut Cleaner:



And no short jokes. Wink That's Sebastian, my four year old. Very Happy

The process:





Present day: Very Happy





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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:49 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Honestly, from the pictures I don't think i would have been able to tell you did a Rustoleum DIY paint job unless you told me. Well done.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:19 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Honestly, from the pictures I don't think i would have been able to tell you did a Rustoleum DIY paint job unless you told me. Well done.


X2, Very good job, congrats.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:21 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

looks good, did you wet sand it at all?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i had alot of orange peel when i tried that method but im going to do it to the kcar cause the paint does last long

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:36 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I think it looks fine. After all, it's a 30 year old beater truck, why spend a lot of money on it.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:43 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

nice pretty shiney too. did u buff it or use any clear coat spray or anything?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:46 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Noice! If I have the ZR2 that long you can bet i'll be doing a rattle can paint job to it Cool

Nice truck too, we used to have one for a beater on the farm, except it wasn't anywhere near the condition of yours Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:06 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

xnick wrote:
looks good, did you wet sand it at all?

I thinned the paint 50%. Applied two coats,.. then wet sanded. Ended up doing about eight or nine coats.
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nice pretty shiney too. did u buff it or use any clear coat spray or anything?

That is straight paint job. No buffing yet. But I plan to after I find the right pin stripe I'm looking for.
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Nice truck too, we used to have one for a beater on the farm, except it wasn't anywhere near the condition of yours

Yeah. Now that it looks respectable, I'm debating putting more money into it. 2 / 4 drop, 290 hp GM crate motor, and some other goodies. After the bed side started to rot, it was either fix it, or sell the truck while it was still worth something. So since I'm saving for a new truck, I figured I would try my hand with some fiberglass and bodo. Not fun, but I'm pleased with the results.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:31 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Looks good ZSPOT!! Woot Woot The grille especially turned out nice!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:45 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Looks good ZSPOT!! Woot Woot The grille especially turned out nice!


agreed looks awesome! Big Thumbs Up

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:16 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

For being a DIY job, it looks great. It looks at least as good as the less expensive jobs you would've gotten from Maaco or anybody else and far cheaper.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:31 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Wait! How did you thin rattlecan paint 50%?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:51 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

This isn't rattlecan, people. It's liquid form, which you thin out 50% with mineral spirits and apply with high density foam rollers.

Looks good, btw Z.

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This isn't rattlecan, people. It's liquid form, which you thin out 50% with mineral spirits and apply with high density foam rollers.

Looks good, btw Z.


K. I know about thinning regular auto paint but someone said rattlecan earlier. That's why I was completely confused. It didn't look like a rattlecan job...Thanks for the clear up.

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