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Old 04-24-2012, 07:37 AM   #1
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body work and paint questions

My truck is in pretty good shape, it just has a few door dings and pecks. I want to body work and paint this myself. I have a couple of friends that work in the best body work in town that are going to look over me as i do the mud work and help me, and give me pointers on it.

After i do the mud work, can i spray polyester filler primer to help get my truck perfectly straight? I know my friends are going to help me, but they are not going to babysit me and make sure everything is perfectly straight. I feel like this primer will make it a lot easier to get it perfectly straight.

If this is not a good method, what primer do i need to get?

If this method is ok, after i block it out do i just spray my bc and cc over it? or do i need to put a sealer or regular primer over the polyester primer.

My dad is going to spray it for me in our shop. We are going to wet the floors and make a plastic paint booth. Im going to pay my friends that work at the body shop to wet sand and buff the truck.

Also I plan on keeping my truck the factory metallic blue. What is a good, but affordable bc and cc to spray with?

Thank you and sorry for the novel.
Old 04-24-2012, 08:15 AM   #2
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Re: body work and paint questions

Polly primer is good and it will need to be sealed or primed over with high build.
Old 04-24-2012, 12:46 PM   #3
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Thank you, I was thinking that, but wasnt sure so i thought i would ask the experts.
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some 2k primers can be reduced a bit and used as a sealer as well
Old 04-25-2012, 09:41 AM   #5
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Re: body work and paint questions

The Poly primer we use (evercoat super build 4:1) is a bitch to sand. If you're just doing spot repairs, then just use a direct to metal high build 2k on those spots and feather them back to your stock finish. Montana makes a good product for that. I would recommend at least spot sealing over the primer spots, or sealing the entire truck before spraying base. Nason makes a good product called Select Seal 2k.
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Slicksand sands very nice and isn't too expencive but does need to be topcoated with high build. Sikkens polysurfacer is great but is a bit pricey.
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