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gmcpainting 10-08-2021 04:08 PM

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Hi everyone I have been enjoying driving Rusty to work all week, truck runs great. The first thing Iíll be doing is restoring the wood grain piece of trim on the dash. Iíll show you guys how it comes out, maybe some of ya will want to get yours restored as well.

69Tom 10-08-2021 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by gmcpainting (Post 8981676)
Hi everyone I have been enjoying driving Rusty to work all week, truck runs great. The first thing Iíll be doing is restoring the wood grain piece of trim on the dash. Iíll show you guys how it comes out, maybe some of ya will want to get yours restored as well.

Looking forward to seeing what paints you use. I need to restore the same woodgrain piece on my steering wheel.

Gregski 10-08-2021 10:31 PM

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Imagine the size of the folder all this work would create

you got a Web Cam in my house or somethin'?

LT7A 10-09-2021 06:53 AM

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I know 73-87% of you were here for Rusty and not for me, but if you could show some love to Rusty's dad Dusty I think we could keep the pedigree going! [same bad humor and way more shady work]

Hahaha. If Rusty was a Blazer or a Suburban, it would be closer to 91%.

LT7A 10-09-2021 06:55 AM

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Hey Juan, welcome! Thanks for joining up and it's great that you're posting already. I look forward to seeing your restoration of the wood grain. Are you a painter by profession?

gmcpainting 10-09-2021 09:52 AM

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Hey Juan, welcome! Thanks for joining up and it's great that you're posting already. I look forward to seeing your restoration of the wood grain. Are you a painter by profession?

Yes, my dads a painting contractor and I have been working with him for years. We do interior, exterior, cabinet refinish, epoxy floors, etc...
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Gregski 10-09-2021 09:59 AM

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Yes, my dads a painting contractor and I have been working with him for years. We do interior, exterior, cabinet refinish, epoxy floors, etc...
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Great where were you earlier this year ??? We would have traded straight up, ha ha

gmcpainting 10-09-2021 05:25 PM

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Great where were you earlier this year ??? We would have traded straight up, ha ha

Maybe we can trade for the 71 haha

gmcpainting 10-19-2021 07:34 PM

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I redid the woodgrain on the piece of trim, but I rushed it and the clear coat shrunk the base coat under the stain... I am re doing it but with this weather I am having to wait days in between coats.

daddyjeep 10-21-2021 12:57 PM

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I hate when that happens. It did look good though. Do you think you can just sand the clear and respray?

gmcpainting 10-24-2021 03:07 PM

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I hate when that happens. It did look good though. Do you think you can just sand the clear and respray?

I ended up stripping it and did it over, I went lighter on the base coat and itís looking better this time.
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Gregski 10-24-2021 03:22 PM

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I ended up stripping it and did it over, I went lighter on the base coat and itís looking better this time.
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great! that's the best damn looking piece on the whole damn truck now! :devil:

gmcpainting 10-24-2021 08:40 PM

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great! that's the best damn looking piece on the whole damn truck now! :devil:

Lol yes, for now. the truck will be going in the shop for some body work and paint after the holidays
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gmcpainting 10-24-2021 08:42 PM

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I thought about putting a supercharger or turbo kit on the 4.8, but both kits cost more than a ls2 from a tbss with a t56 set up set up from a local junk yard, so it looks like I may be going that route instead
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69Tom 10-25-2021 05:54 PM

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I ended up stripping it and did it over, I went lighter on the base coat and itís looking better this time.
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What color did you end up using?

Blue GMC 10-26-2021 08:23 AM

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With paint work coming what color are you thinking? Staying with lime green or another color.

gmcpainting 10-26-2021 09:49 AM

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What color did you end up using?

For the base I got a can of Krylon ďsatin brown bootsĒ and for the gel stain I went with Old Masters golden oak. For the clear coat I am using an Old masters Spar-marine varnish rattle can in gloss.

gmcpainting 10-26-2021 09:53 AM

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With paint work coming what color are you thinking? Staying with lime green or another color.

I am still undecided between some kind of orange and the lime green

Wide Open 08-24-2022 02:45 PM

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What's going on with Rusty? I've been offline for a while and don't see any updates since late last year.

Rich84 08-29-2022 09:00 AM

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He has another thread somewhere on here. He is going electric.

Wide Open 08-29-2022 09:18 AM

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He has another thread somewhere on here. He is going electric.


Yeah I saw that but thatís for his 71. Dusty I think.

Donít tell me Rusty has been kicked to the curb!

gmcpainting 08-31-2022 08:32 AM

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Hi everyone, itís been a long year, sorry I havenít updated yíall on Rusty. Rusty has not been kicked to the curb, I am in the process of getting body work and paint done. It has been at the shop for about 5 months now :( but I hope to have it finished within 2 months. Right now itís almost prepped and ready for primer. I am going with the original Lime green by the way. I really do believe these old trucks have soul and character, Rusty turned right on after being parked for months. I canít wait to show you all when itís done with paint!
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Gregski 09-09-2022 09:37 AM

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Wow, he naked!

you can use a free product called IrfanView to rotate and save your pics prior to posting to ensure they turn out up right, it sucks that we have to do that but that's the iPhone world these days


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