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Offline Swampyankee74

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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #105 on: April 25, 2023, 07:40:05 PM »
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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #106 on: April 25, 2023, 08:48:13 PM »
Nice, looking good!

Even matte black will show stuff you may not want to see, so take some time.

After acetone and self etching primer, you can use a high build sand-able primer ( rattle can) that you can block sand once cured.

For more ugly divots, I used a product by Crest called Skim Coat, two part i.e. hardener is used.

Unlike spot putty that dries super hard, this stuff is wonderful.

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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #107 on: April 26, 2023, 06:07:07 AM »
I'm gonna take your word for it and use a high build sandable primer. Nice looking firewall! Thank you johnny!

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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #108 on: April 26, 2023, 06:40:50 PM »
Rattle can anything is pretty much going to look like rattle can. If you want the firewall to look nice, spend the time on it. It's like the backsplash in your kitchen :)
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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #109 on: April 26, 2023, 07:30:48 PM »
That does look beautiful. I'm not much of a painter or body man. I'm gonna rattle can it for the time being. I'm gonna have to get over my fear of body work I guess. I'm putting the truck back together with the old worked out body on it. It'll be mechanically brand new with the old body. Thinking next winter take a YouTube body course and give it a shot.

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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #110 on: April 26, 2023, 08:43:05 PM »
Thx Swampyankee! I used high build to get this smooth, but shot it as in two stage.

Touche VZ! 'backsplash' Right?
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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #111 on: April 27, 2023, 05:48:30 PM »
You don't have to go extreme but now is the time to clean it up and paint it with a good product at least.
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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #112 on: April 27, 2023, 06:12:35 PM »
I'm part way through painting already.  I made sure it was super clean, rust free and oil free.  Did 2 Coats of rustolium self etching primer.  And 2 Coats of sandable filler primer, sanded between coats.  For a top coat I have  Is rust olium satin black. Of course I want it to look good, but most important I hope it holds up.

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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #113 on: April 27, 2023, 06:33:04 PM »
Whether that brand or another, look for one that has a 'fan' type of nozzle rather than a barrel type.

The former projects a narrow vertical pattern much like a spray gun would.

The latter is round and can be heavier in the center of the pattern, causing runs for the uninitiated.

If you get runs, let them harden and then wet sand them out, followed by another coat.

Look forward to seeing the results  ;D
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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #114 on: April 27, 2023, 07:08:46 PM »
Here's where we are at now. Second coat of filler primer.

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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #115 on: April 27, 2023, 07:10:35 PM »
These nozzles are cone shaped unfortunately.  I've been pretty careful, have one run under the wiring harness where it goes to the fuse panel (so far, haha)

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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #116 on: April 27, 2023, 07:13:42 PM »
The company I was working for closed the doors unexpectedly last Wednesday.  I'm a pipefitter/pipe welder, what I do is a lifetime of temporary employment haha. Just had a 6 year run, so trying to get some things done around the house and on the truck in my new found free time.

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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #117 on: April 28, 2023, 12:20:16 PM »
4 thin coats of satin black.  Came  Outta pretty decent. If you get up close you can see some sanding marks. Overall pretty happy with it. Some of you guys on here do some amazing work. It won't match up to that.  But I think it is on there good. Time will tell

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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #118 on: April 28, 2023, 01:18:18 PM »
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Re: Ready to be blasted
« Reply #119 on: April 28, 2023, 04:06:20 PM »
Looks dandy to me!
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