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Sep 14, 1998 (1:05 am)
To redo a paint job all you need to use is a little 320 over the clear and then use a red scotch brite to scrub it down. Also do you have access to an air compresor to use a DA sander on it. Keep me informed I'll try to help
#15 of 23 redo paint job
Sep 22, 1998 (12:41 pm)
Well, I've gotten a few more tools for this job. Since most "primer" and "rust stopping" stuff is grey, I will use very little of it. I think I used too much last time. I also got a better grit of sandpaper and will use better touchup methods for the clearcoat. (read: less gunk this time). Probably within the next few weeks...
Sep 25, 1998 (1:35 am)
Good luck, also there is such a thing by shirwin williams called color prime. If your last attempt didn't, try this it'll probably do the trick.
Sep 26, 1998 (4:14 am)
I have a 86 chevy silverado with the silver painted wheels w/beauty rings and they don't look too bad but I was wanting to paint the wheels only before i try to sell it cause the truck body which is white is in excellent orginal condition and painting the wheels would be the icing on the cake.. My question is can I paint these wheels successfully with the spray can paints like they sell at pep boys. Also do I need to prime them and put a clear coat on after the silver color. I really don't want to take it to a shop and put anymore money into it than I have to. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks Tom
#18 of 23 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sep 27, 1998 (12:39 am)
My GUESS is that there may be a paint incompatibility. An easy way to test is to spray a spot on the inside surface of the wheel. Let it sit for a few days and check for compatibility.
Oct 01, 1998 (3:02 am)
Does anyone know if Ford has declared a replacement for the Dark Blue color that they pulled earlier this year?
Oct 01, 1998 (3:16 am)
Yes. If you're referring to the SD trucks, take a look at the 1999 combined truck line brochure (white, longer than it is tall) for all the new colors.
#21 of 23 Ford's new 150/250 Colors
Oct 01, 1998 (1:07 pm)
The new color is Deep Wedgewood Metallic (Blue). It's a nice depp blue, that is somewhat purple in bright sunlight.
#22 of 23 Airwolf--Paint
Oct 03, 1998 (4:07 am)
Just today, I saw the color charts---the latest addition---Burnt Orange---pretty sharp!! Will probably beat the Prairie Tan that we orginally ordered. My comment on the replacement for the real kool Royal Blue that was available earlier--the Wedgewood Blue---same color as used on the Expedition----not that an exciting of a color---now I have a 21 yr old prompting me to say that!!
But I must agree---it can't replace that previous Blue. That was really neat!! Who knows, by the time we reorder in the early Spring--several other colors may be available. Good Luck. JB
#23 of 23 email@example.com
Oct 06, 1998 (4:52 am)
On the subject of paint colors in general.
I've always heard that silver was the color that was the most sensitive to sun damage.
Any opinions? (My better half wants to order a silver color car. All I've ever seen is half silver and half primer after about 5-6 years in the LA sun.)