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Old 11-24-2013, 5:52pm   #1
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Default Here's what Ive been doing....

Also...best touch up paint EVER!!

My cab corners were totally rotted out on my truck, and there was bad surface rust on the bottoms of the rear fenders behind the tires, nothing thinned or through...but.rusty.

I ordered new cab corners and I trimmed them, traced the patches to the cab, and cut the cab rot out, then my dad welded the patch in place and did the filler, then I sanded it all down, spot filled where needed, primed and painted it all. I did the rear fenders and stuff by just sanding it all bare, priming, and repainting, then I feathered it all to blend.

I did it all with rattle cans after the utter failure associated with the paint gun...

I paid, 19.95 per can of matched base coat, then 7.95 a can for clear, and I used Bondo Ultimate filler/hardner, and ATU brand prep solvent/cleaner.

1 can of base color was used to do 3 coats on all surfaces you see, and 3/4 can of clear, also..3 coats of clear.

This has to be the easiest paint repair Ive ever done...this stuff blends perfectly to the original 18 year old paint...no sags, no runs, minimal orange peel and the clear seems ot do away with most of that...

One more cab corner to go, then to touch up the bottoms of the doors, they had bad rock chips and surface rust as a result, p/o put on a sealing cover to keep it from getting worse. Ive got a kit coming tuesday, its a 10pc 304 Stainless steel armor kit that goes from the bottom of the trim molding to the door bottom, all the way around, in a polished chrome quality finish...should cover up any imperfections permanently, and im going tobedliner the inside of all fenders I can get to...
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Old 11-24-2013, 5:55pm   #3
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That's coming out great!
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Looks good.
You should have covered the tail pipe, lazy bones.
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To note: I have yet to clear the RR fender, it still looks a little dull, there is a spot on the back where I guess I hit it getting up and Ive got to sand it out and then ill clear it.

The real test is, as you can see on the LR fender above the trim, someone has used an incorrect color paint ot touchup a chip...so, im unsure how to proceed, I thin Ill mask it off, to just that section, sand it with some 100 grit, then just base coat over it 2 coats, then take off the masking and feather with the 3rd coat, then clear the whole section, then 1500 wet the section...about all I can come up with to make it blend with nothing to break it up against.
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Looks good.
You should have covered the tail pipe, lazy bones.
Look again, wrapped it in blue towels, then wrapped that in tape, its totally covered. I actually had it completely enclosed but the door was open half the day and the batts went low, I cranked it to let em charge..and the paper stood little chance....
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Also picked up 2 gallons of Delo400 LE 15W40 and my new oil filter came in...so after this is all done..more to do.
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Old 11-24-2013, 6:14pm   #10
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Where did you get the rattlecans?
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Old 11-24-2013, 6:19pm   #11
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automotivetouchup.com

I selected year, make and model, it gave me optional OEM colors..I selected Dark Hunt Club metallic, selected my clear coat, and accessories..and a week later...bam
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Look again, wrapped it in blue towels, then wrapped that in tape, its totally covered. I actually had it completely enclosed but the door was open half the day and the batts went low, I cranked it to let em charge..and the paper stood little chance....
Tin foil from you kitchen works great
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Old 11-24-2013, 6:25pm   #13
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That turned out great
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Old 11-24-2013, 9:21pm   #15
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Nice work RED!
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:02pm   #16
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bookmarked for future reference.
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Old 11-25-2013, 7:06am   #17
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Good job!
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Old 11-25-2013, 7:25am   #18
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Very Nice! Great Job Red!
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Old 11-25-2013, 8:16am   #19
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Nice work man, thanks for the paint source website.
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Old 11-25-2013, 8:16am   #20
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Good show man, I wish I had the touch for paint/body work.....

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