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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chainsaw, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Thanks to all the advice I got on here I finaly got it done. Alot of dust, some orange peel and a few runs, but I think it turned out ok for my first time painting.
  2. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,221

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Looking real good:D:cool:;)
  3. Got the floor looking nice and Blue too
  4. Greaser Bob
    Joined: Mar 5, 2006
    Posts: 1,325

    Greaser Bob

    Damn-looks real perty!

  5. Gasoline Junkie
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 329

    Gasoline Junkie

    Looks great! Love that color too!
  6. looks great.
    in the future, news print is dusty, so use paper designed for painting and you should have painted the roof first, plastic over fresh paint is not recommended [traps solvents].
    again great job and i love the color.
  7. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    Looks great, love the blue. Is that Grabber Blue ?

  8. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,222


    I am a huge fan of paint.

    You now can say, I did it myself.:cool:
  9. Daddy-O
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 248


    Looks great. Always so satisfying to tackle a paint project!
  10. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    YAHOOOOOOO, that is one Sky Blue and White pickup!
    And the best part is? You didn't pay someone else several 1000$ to do it for you.
    Great work, congratulations.
  11. BadgeZ28
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,089

    from Oregon

    Did you do the floor to match?:D
  12. Nice job! No better way to learn than to jump in and do it.
  13. carlos
    Joined: May 2, 2005
    Posts: 1,382

    from ohio

  14. Looks great, nice and shiny, you done good. What brand name paint did you use and is it single stage?
  15. docmike
    Joined: Oct 2, 2011
    Posts: 239


    Looks great and just remember, crusin' down the street at 30 mph or running down the highway at 65 mph nobody will be able to see a little dust, a run or two, or a little orange peel.

  16. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,328

    from South Indy

    Diggin' the blue and white. Nice job.
  17. Willy301
    Joined: Nov 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,426


    Looks like you did well, for a first timer...and even the veterans get dust, runs, and orange peel in the paint, especially if they don't paint in a booth...that is what fine sand paper and buffing compound is for!
    Love the color!
  18. Doraville
    Joined: Apr 22, 2008
    Posts: 50

    from Georgia

    Congratulations, looks great in the photos! Hopefully most of the dust and orange peel will come out with a little water sanding.
  19. Thanks guys , the blue floor was just an added bonus :rolleyes:. Guess I get to try garage floor coating systems next. Its just single stage omni mtx, if I would have read the reviews before I bought it I would have got something better. Its supposed to be stock Chevy lite blue for 63 but I think they mixed it a tad darker.
  20. pbr40
    Joined: Aug 10, 2008
    Posts: 791

    from NW Indiana

    not to bad for yourfirst time! now its time for the best part go cruzin!
  21. 1967gtafb
    Joined: Mar 22, 2012
    Posts: 41


    Very Nice Now you can charge all your Buddy's and fund your next build
  22. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,003

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Good for you, looks nice.
  23. AndrewnTX
    Joined: Sep 13, 2009
    Posts: 182

    from Plano, TX

    That looks nice, the blue and white look sweet!
  24. 48SuperConvert
    Joined: Jan 17, 2011
    Posts: 107

    from Seattle

    You gotta feel good about the paint looks great. The next one will be easier and better.
    Great job!!
  25. Single stage sticks to everything. My jack and jack stands still have red on them as well as a lot if my tools from a paint job done in 1986. That single stage lasts a long time. Truck looks good.
  26. matthew mcglothin
    Joined: Mar 3, 2007
    Posts: 970

    matthew mcglothin

    Looks good from my rockin chair!... Good job! I bet your nose hairs match the truck too!:)
  27. Butch11443
    Joined: Mar 26, 2003
    Posts: 353


    It looks good. Wet sanding and a buffer will cure a lot of sins.
  28. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,859

    Retro Jim

    Looks really good for a first time paint job ! I do like shades of Blue anyway so that was a plus . What color is that called anyway ?

    Retro Jim
  29. Squids50
    Joined: Oct 23, 2011
    Posts: 89

    from cal

    Orange peal and dust who cares you will be the only one who knows where they are at. Looks good for a first time paint job. Its going to look awsome once you get it all back together.

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