The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network

Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > General Truck Forums > Paint & Bodywork


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-21-2017, 09:29 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: May 2015
Location: coastal georgia
Posts: 36
painting questions

Thinking of painting my truck. It is in pretty good shape, just 2 deep scratches on the bed side and a few dents.

I plan to remove the bed so I can spray the back of the cab. Would like to paint the jambs as well.

The clear coat is not peeling. I want to know if I should sand off the clear coat, do the body work, and spray over the original paint. If so, how do I sand off the clear and how do you tell when it is gone? Or do I sand and prep the clear, do the body work and spray.

It is 'light quasar blue' and I plan to spray it the same color, or close to the same. The truck is a '93 Silverado, short bed.

Comments are appreciated.
7echo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2017, 10:59 PM   #2
Foot Stomper
Registered User
Foot Stomper's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 1,015
Re: painting questions

Take off any loose scaling paint and scuff the rest.
Read the technical data sheet on the product(s) you want to sue, they will tell what grit to use.
Taking off "tightly adhered" paint is not required.
So when is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?

My 1959 GMC build thread
Foot Stomper is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013