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1979 Dodge Lil Red Express Truck Restoration

Discussion in 'Classic Dodge Trucks - Pre 1981' started by jumbreit, Oct 7, 2012.

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    jumbreitActive Member

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    Yep, it was pretty pitted in some spots. I started at 120 grit then went to 220 and 400. I was surprised how well it came out.

    It’s also one of the original pieces of the original truck along with the doors and tailgate.
     
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      I was surprised also. The pictures looked like it had gone threw a hail storm. Then the painted picture.
       
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      Honestly, I thought I'd have to put a ton of filler on to get rid of the pitting, but I didn't actually have to put any on. Maybe if I was doing a gloss coat I'd have had to, but this Satin Black is pretty forgiving.
       
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      Thats not primer?
       
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      Nope, that’s satin black Rustoleum. Decided on a custom look, satin black with red trim/decals. Son came up with ‘Red Nite Express’ for a new name.
       
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        What type spray gun?
         
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        I'm borrowing a Tekna gun. This thing is sweet but apparently about $700. I've never sprayed before so I can't compare other guns, but I think this one has spoiled me.
         
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          Got myself a bunch of painted, front-end parts. Hoping to get those on this upcoming weekend. Next summer, after getting everything put together, including the bed, I'll do a couple more coats along with some matte-finish clear (did a test and it looks great).


          Next task...putting this stuff on.

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            That is looking good