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Old 05-14-2022, 04:31 PM   #1
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I'm finally getting back to working on my pickup. I took a few years off to remodel my house. Before I put my pickup to the side, I removed paint from some body panels and I also had some other parts sandblasted. Now that I am getting back in the swing of things, I'm trying to figure out what I need to do with all these parts.

I took the paint off my tailgate and hood. I had quite a bit of thicker metal parts sandblasted like wood bed braces, and smaller parts that I packed away in totes.

I'm thinking that I should invest in a primer gun and everything needed to spray. I just set and wired my air compressor. I'm a little lost or maybe just a little overwhelmed with all the parts I have bare metal and what to do.

I looked up the auto body supplier that I've been to before to buy dollies and hammer for metal work. It looks like they sell Dupont and BASF paint products. I was going to run over there and talk with them, but wanted more opinions from all of you on what I would actually need instead of just trying to push a sale.

Should I just pick up some epoxy primer and spray these parts *following the TDS* and then put them off to the side or do I need to do more with them right away? I have an inner fender and a bedside wheel tub with some bondo that I sanded with 180 grit.

Just trying to get back on track with this pickup. I need to stay more focused on doing one part of it rather than skipping around like I use to do. Had more time than money so I was doing what I could, which now is probably biting me in the rear.

Appreciate any help. My first time shooting with a paint gun and prep so any details will help. I've also been using the search engine feature on the site to research this, which i will continue to do.
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Old 05-14-2022, 05:45 PM   #2
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You had the parts sandblasted several yrs ago?...are they still rust free?..
You'll need to have all the rust removed...then it all needs epoxy primed...from there you can slow down and work at your own pace
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Old 05-14-2022, 05:54 PM   #3
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You had the parts sandblasted several yrs ago?...are they still rust free?..
You'll need to have all the rust removed...then it all needs epoxy primed...from there you can slow down and work at your own pace
Yes, surprisingly they are still rust free from what I can see. I will have to inspect more. If I see any rust on them, I'll hit them with a wire wheel.

Appreciate it.
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A wire wheel, depending on type, may have a tendency to polish out the surface of the metal for less adhesion.
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A wire wheel, depending on type, may have a tendency to polish out the surface of the metal for less adhesion.
Would scotch brite pad be better for this issue?
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The things I didn't have blasted, I used 80g on , then sprayed the epoxy
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