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Old 04-27-2014, 05:43 PM
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New Paint For My 68

Last weekend I primered entire truck with 2K. Water sanded it yesterday and washed her off with soapy water. Painted my bumpers with single stage grey metallic. Turned out real slick. Taped up under hood and door jambs as I am doing single color. Ordered paint last week is supposed to be here Tuesday. Hopefully I can get under my hood and jambs painted this week so it will be ready to paint Saturday morning. I went with Lexus Pearl White from TCP Global. Really liked the grey metallic I got from them, had already done my wheels back in January. Getting close to having this truck completed....I had put bedliner in it back in 02 or so and it is scratched and faded so I am going to do another gallon as soon as I get done painting. Will probably just get a gallon at Advance or WalMart...they are pretty dang cheap.
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jambs and under the hood is done, have it taped and ready for paint first thing in the morning......
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She turned out great. Will post some pictures when I get a chance. Trying to put it back together.
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Still have to buff and put on side trim. Then I will spray in bedliner. I had painted my tailgate letters red then I sanded and put on 3 coats of pearl and cleared. It looks like a cranberry or something but looks better than in the picture.....
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Nice job, really like the way it turned out.
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Looks good to me... Nice truck!
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Thanks guys, feels good to have a head turner again.....
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That's a really nice truck! Can't wait to see the final pics with all the trim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thank you Beechkid, again I am not painter by trade but it did turn out fairly nice. Sure has been fun project will be doing the bedliner and calling this one done!

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Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I took one of the driver side too.



This was the first time I have painted using googles ( I read your post about toxins in the eyes). I always have had a fire extinguisher handy but made sure it was where I could get it in a hurry as I had to run the old window fan to exhaust the fumes. I also had on a paint sock and full suit. It was nice not to have to scrub paint off of me when I got done. It didn't hurt that the temps was in the 60's either.....
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