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i'm intrigued.....

i've thought about painting my truck flat black for the longest time
and eventually it will be a sure thing....

the body is decent
it used to be a work truck so it has dents and scrapes, the old guy who owned it had a seizure and drove it into a ditch so the front fenders are a little crumpled and i've HATED the color since i bought it


come spring time, looks like i'm spray painting

old school hot ride primer look....maybe some red pin striping
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so all I have to donis sand, wet sand down through the clear coat of paint? No need to primer cause it's just black. Right?
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so all I have to donis sand, wet sand down through the clear coat of paint? No need to primer cause it's just black. Right?
Sand it pretty good. You can't really over sand. And no you don't need a primer.

You could throw down an adhesive promotor and that would help the paint stick.
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You said that it would help the paint stick better... Is it the same as the bed liner?
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No. Search it on google. There is info about it. I have never used it. Only heard about it.
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Okay cool. Thanks
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I also want to paint my bumpers too. They are just metel bumpers. Do I have to sand that down too?
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lol,my buddy showed me that like 2 weeks ago. That is awesome and its more unique because it's not black. I don't like the wheels, but the car is just sweet.

Here's the link for it. The replies are hilarious. Everyone hates it.


http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4064843
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Whenever painting ANYTHING, there is always sanding and prep work involved if you want the paint to stick.

Think of the surface you want to paint like the road, and the paint as the tire. If the tire has nothing to grip, you don't have traction. The tire is supposed to stick to the road. So, creating a prepped rough surface for the paint to grab is key in making it stick.
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Here's the link for it. The replies are hilarious. Everyone hates it.


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lmao i recognise the gmc in the background .... thats the same dude who rolled his car into the garage on boots!

http://www.tjrubley.com/2008/06/the-...ead-has-moved/
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I bet the Audi weighs a freakin ton. Other than the wheels, I kinda like it for some weird reason.
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lmao i recognise the gmc in the background .... thats the same dude who rolled his car into the garage on boots!

http://www.tjrubley.com/2008/06/the-...ead-has-moved/
Yes, that his the car his rolled into his garage on dollies. It's his DD beater, he doesn't care and wanted a cheap paintjob. He's a cool guy, I've talked to him many times about a few different things. The thread linked, is the shorter thread. There is a bigger better one with more replies about the bedliner paint.

Yes, they are real racing harts.
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read the whole thread .... im ok with what he did cause the racing harts were thrashed, i just thought he did it to clean ones and that didnt make sense
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here you go i have a few pics for you... prep for sure i used a palm sander i had one so what the hell... i bed lined the rocker and what not... i used 150 grit cause i did not care and it is holding up very well... and i half murdered my truck i used 250 grit on the paint... cleaned it all as best it could then cleaned it with some mild paint thinner... i beat the **** outa my truck i raked trees when wheeling cause i was bored and i ony got one noticable scratch in the murder...
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Size:  29.1 KB hope that helps i loved the way it looked from head on or looking at it from an angle but fromt the side it looked like a blob and pissed me off... so i repainted it and had to tape off the hurc so made it hard... but here is the only pic i have it is primer gray with the hurc still back it had held up great and it has been about 3 weeks now... but here you go...
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a pic in my garage it took me all day prepping cleaning and tapeing off takes forever so stock up on beer or have a car to get around i used home depot paint... i also cleared the gray to make it last a bit longer...

and no i will not do it again to my truck next time my truck get prepped it is for hurc and that is it i almost considered it this last time but still need it for work and what not... hope that helps...
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here you go i have a few pics for you... prep for sure i used a palm sander i had one so what the hell... i bed lined the rocker and what not... i used 150 grit cause i did not care and it is holding up very well... and i half murdered my truck i used 250 grit on the paint... cleaned it all as best it could then cleaned it with some mild paint thinner... i beat the **** outa my truck i raked trees when wheeling cause i was bored and i ony got one noticable scratch in the murder...


hope that helps i loved the way it looked from head on or looking at it from an angle but fromt the side it looked like a blob and pissed me off... so i repainted it and had to tape off the hurc so made it hard... but here is the only pic i have it is primer gray with the hurc still back it had held up great and it has been about 3 weeks now... but here you go...

a pic in my garage it took me all day prepping cleaning and tapeing off takes forever so stock up on beer or have a car to get around i used home depot paint... i also cleared the gray to make it last a bit longer...

and no i will not do it again to my truck next time my truck get prepped it is for hurc and that is it i almost considered it this last time but still need it for work and what not... hope that helps...


whats the difference between the numbers of grit? i keep hearing all of these numbers, and i have no clue what it means. i took shop in 7th grade, (4 years ago)
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They are the different grains/texture. The lower the number the rougher it is. The higher the number the smoother.
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so what i would want to do is, (please correct me if i am wrong)

get lower grit to take off the clear coat, and then once i get it off, use the higher grit to.... hell, i dont know.
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Lower grit paper scuffs the surface for paint. Higher grit buffs the surface for shine and finish.
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so when i want to apply the bed liner to the lower half of the body, i would want to use the higher sand paper, and then apply the bed liner/ spraypaint?

and not mess with the higher grit paper?
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Correct. Use the low grit to sand off the clear coat.

It is a lot of work so don't think you can do it in an hour. It will take a while.

Anyway, what I would do. Start with a low grit and sand everything. Then move to a higher one and sand the whole thing again. Then move to a higher one and do the whole thing again. That will get the surface the smoothest and make it the nicest.
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Use like 80 to 120 grit to start sanding. 220 for medium stuff, then 1000-2000 for wetsanding and finishing work.
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Use like 80 to 120 grit to start sanding. 220 for medium stuff, then 1000-2000 for wetsanding and finishing work.
Won't really need finishing. I would use the 80 to 120 then 220, then something around a 500 and that would be perfect to spray on the liner with.

But if it was something else then yes finish with 1000-2000.
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can i use a power sander? or something?

how long would it take to do less than half of the bottom of the truck? give or take..
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can i use a power sander? or something?

how long would it take to do less than half of the bottom of the truck? give or take..
Power tools and water...

Its up to you there but me personally no.
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Won't really need finishing. I would use the 80 to 120 then 220, then something around a 500 and that would be perfect to spray on the liner with.

But if it was something else then yes finish with 1000-2000.
That was more a guideline for painting in general.

I think he is bette roff just spraying the truck flat black. If he doesnt plan for the bedliner to be permanent, that is going to be one hell of a job to rip if all off when he does want to paint it.
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