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Alright so I finally have had the chance to setup and get into the badly needed paint job on my truck. I snagged a 28' x 12' tent frame from work and put a massive tarp over to make my shelter/paint booth. There was a fair amount of body work needed on the cab but I am almost done and will soon be ready for painting. I am doing a spray gun Rustoleum paint job in a custom dark grey that I am mixing (the smoke and charcoal greys aren't available in Canada). I put on new fenders that were test painted with a single coat in the new colour. The truck used to be a school board plow and salt truck. The box was replaced by the PO and is in good shape thankfully.
Here is the truck
The shelter frame
All tarped up!
Step into my office. There is a good 3 feet all around the truck. More than enough space to work.
Did you put down any kind of sealer or anything on the rust before you laid the glass? Dont remember the name but i like this purple stuff we had. Would even have to touch the rust, even BAD rust and that stuff would just desolve it.
Finally got my first coast of primer on. Paint went on pretty good. Only had drips at the very start where I was getting used to using the HVLP setup. I will have plenty of time to sand those out.
It's gonna take me several weeks to get the next coat of primer and probably 3-5 topcoats of colour on there. I can only paint on the weekends since it's dark before and after work at this time of year.
Looks great. I commend you...paint and body work is the one thing I've yet to dive into on any rig.
Side note, looks like you've got the one black wheel on the passenger-rear tire thing going on just like me
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