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My truck is starting to loose its paint:( im looking to redo it but i dont have the money to get it professionally done. i have a spray gun thats a few years old and havent used in a whil but it still works. what kind of paint should i use and should i get some new stuff to apply the paint?
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without good prep work, any paint job will be junk. Look into prep work before you even think about painting it.
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what kind of prep work are you taking about?
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Sanding, cleaning and priming
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+ filling! lol
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True, very true, forgot that part
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I've seen some trucks painted with Rustoleum satin black enamel and Blitz black paint. They don't look bad at all.
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If your doing the whole truck I'd suggest removing the bed and front fenders so you can do it in sections. That would make it a lot easier. Wash everything very well with soap (I prefer dawn). WET sand everything with 200 grit sand paper (or sponges, better yet DA sander). Wash and rinse once you do that. Then repeat using 350 Grit and then 600+. You will hate sanding by the time your done. Others may chime in on what grits to use, its just what I'd do. If you feel you need a higher grit sanding to make it smoother don't just brush that notion aside, Do it. It'll save you from redoing everything again. After your done sanding wash with a heavy duty cleaner such as TSP. TSP leaves a residue if you don't rinse VERY well. I used it doing my interior and much of the exterior and I've had great results. Then of course mask off what needs to be protected and shoot light coats of etching primer and several light coats of your paint/clear coat. It'll take time but can be done to looking professional even with a rattle can if you have the patience.

Most of the time the truck being your only mode of transport works against you.
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I've seen some trucks painted with Rustoleum satin black enamel and Blitz black paint. They don't look bad at all.


really......


I use only OEM dupont chromabase paint with sikkens cleatcoat
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