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Technical how did you paint that? fixtures and taping technics

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tb33anda3rd, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,412

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    I really love post like these . Even after 40 years I still find new " hey that's a great idea"!!! moments Larry
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  2. thanks me too. even if some of the stuff seams simple, it may "spark" an idea when needed.:)
  3. this cab could have been painted, inside and out, all at one time but trying to keep the hidden dust/dirt, that is hiding in the nooks and crannies of the inside, from getting on the out side, is impossible. i painted the insides and bottom first and any edges first. i also painted the hard to get spots on the outside, for example the backs of the hinges, the inside of the rain gutter, around the window, the underside of the cowl drain and the cowl vent channels. these are the areas that are hard to paint thoroughly without making a run/sag. by painting these areas prior to wet sanding i can be assured the areas have enough paint that when i do the final paint i don't risk a run.
    taping off all the insides, including holes will assure that the dust from the inside will not get in the paint. DSCF4984.JPG
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  4. Cosmo49
    Joined: Jan 15, 2007
    Posts: 1,214


    Stay with me on this one folks...give the picture a 'click'.

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  5. jailbar joe
    Joined: Nov 21, 2014
    Posts: 362

    jailbar joe

    needed to paint the custom nose/grille for my rod....think ala kart and found the best way to do it was bolt it to
    my engine stand....was able to rotate it for perfect coverage;)
  6. this is how i paint wheels now, but i would like to find a better way. i spin these as i spray by hand, only touching the inner rim that doesn't show. DSCF2531.JPG
  7. snopeks garage
    Joined: May 25, 2011
    Posts: 555

    snopeks garage
    from macomb MI

    I made brackets to hang chains from the walls. Majority of things can be hung by wire, put on a saw horse or on top of a table. 20160420_071329.jpg
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  8. paintman27
    Joined: Apr 23, 2011
    Posts: 287

    from new jersey

    I'll play along. I built a wooden rack for the doors on my 46. I fastened it to the ceiling beams. I used 3/4" plywood on the sides this slid perfectly up into the window channels perfectly.
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  9. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Now THATS a cool idea!
  10. Anything round and painted on two sides

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  11. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,077


    I pick up cheap engine stands and made a couple to my own specs to use for painting. Here's one of my deck lid and a couple of my fenders on them. I used some scraps of Kindorf I scrounged up for the mounting arms. The work well for working on them, painting & sandblasting............................



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  12. bigheadbaxter
    Joined: Feb 18, 2007
    Posts: 225


    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1461533940.229020.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1461533950.861449.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1461533968.211618.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1461534069.344399.jpg . Made these little stands to stabilize these buckets. I used this expanded metal table top to lightly bolt the bases to.
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  13. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 7,198

    from Nicasio Ca

    I learned a couple of tricks from my community college auto body class teacher. If you are painting a car and not removing the windshield or rear window, and it is held in with a rubber gasket/molding, shove a piece of string or wire between the gasket and the body to hold them apart. Makes taping easier and gets some paint down under the gasket.

    The other doesn't directly involve painting. I had a couple of dime size holes in my window channel that I was fumbling trying to wedge a piece of metal in to weld. The teacher took the stud gun, zapped a stud to it, held it in the hole with that while he tacked it in. Duh..
  14. no holes in this air filter oil tray so i stuck a magnet to it and hooked the magnet DSCF5028.JPG
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  15. back side of dash painted gloss white with a spray bomb before installation. this makes working under the dash easier/brighter. DSCF5182.JPG
  16. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,678


    ^^^^ Smoke damage from the wiring shows up a lot quicker too. Bob
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  17. hah!
  18. jakesbackyard
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 726

    from ND
    1. Upholstery

    image.jpeg image.jpeg Hung my headlight bar to prime it...what a pain. Plywood and two pieces of ready rod will make painting it much easier.
  19. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,037


    Set up your paint area with unistrut on the ceiling. You can get it at lowes, or almost any salvage yard as scrap. Sure makes hanging parts easy. The posts that stop signs are put in with is about the same material in square, but I can't recommend stealing stop signs
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  20. wrapped a magnet in paper, stuck it to a stand, this holds small parts for priming. DSCF5517.JPG
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  21. an extra piece of wire added to the end of a part gives you a handle to lift and twist to insure complete coverage. DSCF5518.JPG
  22. Binger
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,712

    from wyoming

    I love that magnet idea!! I will be using that one.
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  23. bigheadbaxter
    Joined: Feb 18, 2007
    Posts: 225


    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]. My third hand paper/ tape dispenser. Mount it in the vise. Old bearing race. A piece of conduit with a dowel pin and some 1/4" plate.

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  24. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,692

    from Neosho, MO

    I made this rotisserie last week to hold my hood for body work and painting. It will allow my to tilt it from side to side so that I can work the middle of the hood without leaning out over it. The other stand
    holds the two front fenders. partstand10.jpg The metal tubing is recycled shipping pallets given to me by a friend.

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  25. donno21
    Joined: Jan 31, 2015
    Posts: 94


    Great thread!!! Something I find handy is a "Lazy Susan "turn table for painting small parts.
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  26. something sometimes is better than nothing. needed protection from the elements.
    brush and roller, prime and paint the inside of the bed.
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  27. bigheadbaxter
    Joined: Feb 18, 2007
    Posts: 225


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  28. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 4,651


    ...and if you power the lazy susan with an old electric rotisserie motor it turns itself at a perfect speed. Also works to weld around round parts.
  29. thommoina33
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,046

    Alliance Member
    from australia
    Staff Member

    Some all thread, nuts and rhs to paint both sides of my tank.

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  30. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,678


    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ That worked very nicely. Bob

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