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Readying for the KW

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by DMiller, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

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    Well out of comfort zone today. Almost to point of hand sand close edge details.

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    So, ran out of plastic so hdwe store tomorrow, open at 7. First off will be prime sealant on lift spot. Little blend sand and wipe down can move to colors.
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    Last of the Major Components I will need to buy is a Faux Grilldenser Grill (prefer that look) and a Hood internal Insulation package, for noise and heat. All but three retainer stubs are still under the hood, have all but four press fit plastic washers for the system where found it comes with those new, replacement Bumper mount bolts and Dulled or Flattened Black Frame Paint. Beyond those will need to rebuild the Fbgls fenders sitting next to my shop and install.
    Still need to get back inside Right door as latch will not open from inside and need to go thru AC system AGAIN.

    As to Rear sleeper corners, we have a company called Craftsman Industries near here, may see if can form some Stnls Stl rolled covers for the lower regions, 22" tall, roughly 11" OA Wide on a 4" Radius.
     
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    Cocoon completed, fender and corner wiped down with oil/grease remover, evaporated MASSIVELY quick so shot an eye at thermometer, 97 in shop, called it for today, took a shower.
     
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    First layer prime sealer on corner, will see if tries to lift before further adds.
     
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    Started Color, one small run on second coat blue on corner will sand out before Clear. Gray on the other hand for some really BAD reason ran in three spots, is humid as hell and reducer not flashing well enough, will have to allow to dry an hour to sand those down prior to a second coat.
     
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    Gray ran on side face under T/S hole area and at front under headlamp bucket.

    Really pizzed me off yet is only First coat.
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    Managed to get sand out done and third coat to fender. Will be around 11 ish and can spray clear.
     
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    So far
    So good
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    Well I am TORQUED.

    Two places on Outer Fender Flange are funky, clear is on and looks TERRIBLE. Top of Fender and Head lamp bucket is Fine, just that outer flange so will resort to masking THAT off and Stripping THAT back down and repaint just that flange side. Just Worked up beyond sense.

    Nothing seems to go well on this job.
     
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    Don’t get so down DMiller, you’re not a professional body man/painter. Think you’re doing an amazing job, I would never tackle painting something like that, dump body or flatbed is about as adventurous as I would get. Hang in there, have a nice bourbon tonight and git after it again tomorrow, you’re sooooo close, it’ll feel real good when it’s done.
     
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    Old body man quote
    Cannot make the fault stop, sNd it down, start over

    And here I am today, and yes sucks
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    Started at 4:30 this morning, first coat THREE GD Runs, allowed to dry where could sand them out then TWO additional coats, picked FOUR GD Gnats off the wet second coat. On last coat spotted a hair or piece of lint or gnat tracks on fender transition edge, in a few minutes will LIGHTLY sand that down and hit the area ONE LAST TIME. Should all go well, FINGERS ALL CROSSED!, will be spraying Clear at 9:30/10 this morning. WHAT A FORKING BIOTCH this fender has been!!
     
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    Spot turned out to be yet Another GD gnat
    Rolled around like a mud wrestler before succumbed.
    Sanded, wiped with reducer, allowed to flash and used up last of paint in cup.
    Result before Clear
    Wet area just right of reflection halo on rear view was Gnat
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    Gun clean
    Be about an hour to start clear
     
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    lots of work and looks amazing. Thank you for sharing.
     
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    Would not wish this on a experienced body man!!!
     
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    I remember being at my cousins shop as soon as he put the paint gun down he grabbed the tweezers.
     
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    I've always hated automotive paints and painting. Thinners, reducers, hardeners, correct air and feed flows, HPLV guns, clean air and on and on. I have a very high opinion of your work and professionalism on the project.

    I painted my house a week ago. That's the extent of any painting I ever intend to do for the rest of my life.
     
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    Some days YOU get the bear, my week has been the Bear and has CHEWED Heavily on my tuccas.
     
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