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That Flat Look

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by PimpWithaPumpkin, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. PimpWithaPumpkin
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 18


    The paint job done on my truck by the p.o. was crap when it was first done, runs and overspray all over, and now its starting to fade from the sun and chip. i want to sand it down to get that flat look and possibly show through to the original paint in some places but I don't wanna go too deep. Any one know what size grit I should use? I hear the red scruff pads work damn good too.
  2. Slick Willy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 3,008

    Slick Willy

  3. I have years on a truck similar to yours that still has original GM paint around the shit I can bombed on over the years and miles. I bought my truck in 1986, 300K miles ago. No repaint.
    Don't try to fake. If you want the patina look, let time and driving fix that. The sun will do the rest. My truck spent very few weeks inside a building after I bought it.
    Kinda funny to hear a page on the intercom, "Pat, the scrap company truck is here to get yours", because of how my truck looked. It was seen in Charlotte and between Columbia and Augusta a few years after that teasing. It was driven to those places from central Arkansas, only 12 hour, hard drive, to either checkpoint.
    The shoes don't make the man.
  4. davidbistolas
    Joined: May 21, 2010
    Posts: 962


    Ah, a fake patina thread in disguise. No... don't do this. Really. Shoot new paint!
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  5. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
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  6. temper_mental
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,718

    from Texas

  7. Shaggy
    Joined: Mar 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,208

    from Sultan, WA

    Why not just wet sand out the runs and overspray??
  8. jax59
    Joined: Feb 20, 2010
    Posts: 51

    from nor cal

    i got a headache!!!!!
  9. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,265


    Wet sand it with 600 then hit it with a buffer.....done......
  10. TrioxinKustoms
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
    Posts: 551

    from Romney, WV

  11. Chuckles Garage
    Joined: Jun 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,366

    Chuckles Garage
    Alliance Vendor

  12. Chuck Most
    Joined: May 8, 2009
    Posts: 175

    Chuck Most
    from Saskatoon

  13. DaxxRuckus
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 304


    welcome to the HAMB...if people can't help ya they'll just post sarcastic comments instead.
  14. PimpWithaPumpkin
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 18


    Indeed.. I was just wantin' to sand it down til I can scrap up enough dough to get some more color on it. I'm not tryin to do a fake patina look, (I don't agree with it, let it sit an a field for a decade or so) just tryin to get a dull look on the body...

    ps thanks for the help haha sarcasm
  15. PimpWithaPumpkin
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 18


    I know, I just figured how to start a thread without it bein a "introduce yourself to the hamb"
  16. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,266

    from Michigan

    No shit...especially to the new guys...easy targets. Give the guy a break.

    Pimp...I could suggest particular grades of sandpaper, but it's probably best to experiment. Go buy one sheet of a few different grades...800, 1000, 1200, even some 1500, and try 'em. Start with rough, and then move to finer as the need be. Don't know if you'll be working the paint by hand, or using a compressed-air-powered DA, etc., but the rougher grades can be used dry and by hand or on a DA. (Dual action) If you're doing the work by hand, get yourself a rubber sanding block. The finer grades should be "wet-or-dry" type. Use a bucket of lightly soapy water and a sponge, to keep the surface wet, and the sandpaper clean. (not clogged up) Dip the sponge in the water, and hold it above the area you're sanding. Good luck. Have fun.
  17. PimpWithaPumpkin
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 18


    Thanks, I'll have to try that this weekend. And I'll be doin' it by hand... Hopefully I bribe my lady with some chocolate or somethin so she can pitch in:D. Much appreciated Ricky

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