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I drive a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine. $30 paint job

My truck is called the submarine at my local Autozone, and I originally want to repaint my car yellow but I didn't want to stray away from my interior color scheme. So my truck looked pretty pathetic, my original flames were noobish at best. The paint was thin and the original color showed through but it was tough as nails and withstood offroading abuse and tree limbs. It's the time of year were my garage becomes emtpy as projects are put on hold as it gets too cold to work. I took advantage of the warm temps yesterday and today to paint my truck, I might as well since I had the bed off.
So I had lots of plastic and tape left over from my car paint job, I started sanding with sanding sponges I had already, masked it up and wiped it down with the grease remover I had left over.
I went to the Depot and bought 3 quarts of the white cans of Rustoleum in sunburst yellow. I had some VMP&naptha from previous rustoleum paint jobs. I did batches of 1/3 quart at a time with a swig of VMP&Naptha, too much and its too thin, just a little goes a long way in helping it level, but not sag. I took my cheap HVLP Harbor Frieght spray gun and sprayed away, it took 3 coats to cover the black, it went on very rough but withing 10 seconds it leveled out to a glass like finish. Check the door reflection out if you're skeptical.

All in all it actually cost just under $30, a whole gallon would have been cheaper but they were out of gallons. So, take this $50 paint job, took only 6 hours of prep work and masking, painting took about 2 hours. It will be tough as nails, and look good for a long time to come.
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Nice! Yellow trucks are bad ***! Nice motivation too!
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Looks good
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Umm . . . interesting.
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its definitely yellow....
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High Visibility Truck, for all your safety needs.

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maybe you should go back to the auto parts store and buy some new wiper blades, since yours are half yellow.
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More pics!
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I think they call that "Saftey Yellow" i'm pretty sure you will be seen from a mile away now! haha good lookin truck though
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Lol you paint to be yellow, I paint to get away from yellow.
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More pictures now!
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Did you do the door jams and such?
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looks good. I want to learn how to paint with a spray gum. Of course, I need the spray gun first.
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Haha, no door jams, way too much work. I'll never do a full color change again after I did my car. It's hard.



More to come tomorrow night once I get the bed on.
I also painted the frame all black since I had the chance, you can see in the second pic.
Japan drier+rustoleum=super fast drying. Drys in under 2 hours.
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You should have scrapped off all the double sided tape off the fender before painting it. What's sitting on the roof?
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OMG dude.. honestly really lol... should have taken it to Macco lol... reminds me of a Earl Scheib paint job lol... paint everything but the windows!
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OMG dude.. honestly really lol... should have taken it to Macco lol... reminds me of a Earl Scheib paint job lol... paint everything but the windows!
^HAHA, In that case he forgot the tires.
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Come on. This isn't for show. It needed some sprucing up, think of it as spring cleaning.
It's 100xs better then when I bought it.

I posted this as how a rustoleum can be used for a "good" paint job.
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Come on. This isn't for show. It needed some sprucing up, think of it as spring cleaning.
It's 100xs better then when I bought it.

I posted this as how a rustoleum can be used for a "good" paint job.
ya but dude take more time to mask off. you didnt mask off even the rear window seals. lol if you like it thats all that matters!
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ya but dude take more time to mask off. you didnt mask off even the rear window seals. lol if you like it thats all that matters!
Now that I go back, I wanted to paint them. But now I think it would've looked better black. Oh well. I didn't intend to do this to please anyone but myself.


And for the thing on the roof....that is the roof. It's my open roof. I yank it off in the summer.
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you got some pics of your moon roof? I'd like to how ya did it and what the interior looks like.
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I think it turned out pretty good, you can do alot with just a spray can.
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you got some pics of your moon roof? I'd like to how ya did it and what the interior looks like.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...esnt-rain.html

Baiscally I cut a hole, then used the metal, extended the sides, wrapped in door weather stripping and used latches on all sides to tighten it back down to the roof..
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