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 Ron9
Joined: 8/10/2004
Msg: 7
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You should do at least *some* prep work.

Even if you are not interested in putting much money into the project - at least go over it all with some sandpaper.

Since you are going for camo - a bit ruffer paper would do more prep with less effort. You are not going for “shine” so the ruffer grain paper would be good - maybe like 200 grit or 400 max.

If you don’t at least ruff up the smoother areas - the paint will come of pretty easy. It needs something to “stick to”

Even primer will fall off if on a smooth surface.

So ruff it up at least some.
 freetrpr
Joined: 7/22/2006
Msg: 9
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How to Paint a Camo Truck
Posted: 9/14/2007 10:09:46 PM
after sanding,wash the truck,then take a tack cloth {can get at auto paint supply house} and go over truck to remove lint,if you want a smoother paint job. This going to be beater or something you want to drive occasionally?
 thrums
Joined: 7/28/2007
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How to Paint a Camo Truck
Posted: 9/27/2007 6:18:02 PM
Where the two colours merge, use two spray guns together with the two colours - it helps to blend them together and blurs the join. Learned that from a friend in the Royal Air Force, she painted fighter aircraft.
 milfrider
Joined: 1/8/2009
Msg: 11
How to Paint a Camo Truck
Posted: 8/24/2009 10:45:45 PM
Hey VolsGrad:

You're a moron and make very stupid story jokes. Please move out of your mom's basement.
 Mozard
Joined: 7/31/2007
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How to Paint a Camo Truck
Posted: 8/25/2009 8:11:17 AM
Red scratch pads "brillo pad" without chemicals .. dont use S.O.S. type pad. Just the red or green scratch pad and some water will rough it nicely for a rattle can job. Use a very light coverage style so the paint will take 3 or 4 coats to cover the old color. You can free from the camo spots or use newspaper and masking tape to get clean lines. Dont paint any light coverings red or blue that can get you in trouble. Have a blast. Also a jar of vaseline smeared onto your bumpers and tires will keep the over spray from sticking.
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