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Old 01-21-2018, 05:03 AM   #11
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i used rattle cans to paint my bed once. it lasted about a year and started flaking. didnt cost me 20 bucks.
For 20 clams, you could have rolled your bed like I did.

I don't know if it's because I used Rustoleum, because rolling the paint on was thicker, or because the bed was stripped of old paint, but it's held up great!
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Old 01-21-2018, 08:14 AM   #13
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what paint would you recomend
Well...I did it with Dupli-Color 6oz cans. Must have went through more than thirty of them, though. Totally crazy, took several weekends. Renting the compressor and spray gun is a much better idea. That way, you could paint the whole truck in a single day if you have a good spot to do it. The spraying is the easy part. The prep and masking is the HARD part.

If you see a color you like (driving down the road looking at other cars) all you need is the paint code for that car, and any decent body shop or pro car paint supplier can fix you up with that color. You can often look up paint codes on the internet for a specific model of car.

A proper job involves 'sweeping' the vehicle with the gun, which means starting the gun BEFORE the paint hits the body, and letting off the trigger BEFORE you finish your sweep. Gets better results, but wastes some paint. Don't add too much reducer (thinner) to the paint, or you'll get orange peel when it dries.

I'm not a painting expert, I just have a friend who is. He dropped a few hints on me once. You should search YouTube for 'How to Paint a Car'.
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Old 01-21-2018, 08:36 PM   #14
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yeah haha i've done a lot of research already, just wanted some first hand advice Thanks a lot
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Old 01-22-2018, 05:31 PM   #15
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i used rattle cans to paint my bed once. it lasted about a year and started flaking. didnt cost me 20 bucks.
main reason why paint flakes is because it has nothing to "grab on" to before it was sprayed. Make sure you are sanding with proper grit before spraying the finish (paint/clear)
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\ Make sure you are sanding with proper grit before spraying the finish (paint/clear)
what grit would that be
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:32 PM   #17
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what grit would that be
Are you planning on stripping/sanding much of what is currently on the body? to bare metal?

Are you planning on throwing any primer? With regular auto paint, I like to spray when everything has been wet sanded to abt 5-600 grit, but no more rough than 400.
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sand the sucker down to save prep and pay a painter. even if it is MACCO it will be a much better job. THE END.
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Old 01-23-2018, 02:52 AM   #19
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im trying to keep it under $100 bucks lol and I dont really care how good it looks because LITTERALLY ANYTHING would look better then what it looks like right now

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Old 01-23-2018, 11:40 PM   #20
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how many quarts do you think it would take to spray it
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