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Jimbos toy

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Hope you got some painting experience. Silver is prone to shadows/tiger stripes when not laid down just right
Hey Jazz, I'm an inexperienced painter. Is there any particular color that is "easier" to spray than the rest?
 

jazz

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Hey Jazz, I'm an inexperienced painter. Is there any particular color that is "easier" to spray than the rest?
Lighter colours are less apt to show flaws. Metallics are apt to give you the most problems and harder to touch up if there is a flaw. That said I would paint any colour. What is important is technique of spray pattern. Watch a few youtubes and see how they overlap while painting. Also you cut in to start painting. Just like painting a room in a house do all the cut in first.
Wear full mask for painting and cover up yourself. Paint is very toxic and can cause...hey you see the red squirrel?
 

Jimbo's toy

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Lighter colours are less apt to show flaws. Metallics are apt to give you the most problems and harder to touch up if there is a flaw. That said I would paint any colour. What is important is technique of spray pattern. Watch a few youtubes and see how they overlap while painting. Also you cut in to start painting. Just like painting a room in a house do all the cut in first.
Wear full mask for painting and cover up yourself. Paint is very toxic and can cause...hey you see the red squirrel?
Thanks for the info. No red squirrels here. I'm strickly a pink elephant man.
 

jazz

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100 Posts
Yesterday I replaced window tint on rear window. Never done this before. Not rocket science but YouTube’s are helpful. Don’t usually have this much fun in backseat of Toyota. I like the tint as it reduces glare from rear
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s glare
 

toyotafan

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Truck had been painted at some point and plenty of dirt landed in paint so the roof was getting very rough so I decided to scrub down the whole truck and spray paint it. Of course a fly had to land on the fresh paint, tried to remove him but only got the wings. No I did not bother removing any dings on panels. Possibly do a more in-depth body job when my ambition returns

I sprayed with Restoration Shop Acrylic Urethane single stage. Managed to spray truck as well as inside of box with about 1 1/2 quarts of paint so plenty left for the next time.:D

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Still love this pic. lol.
 

jazz

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100 Posts
Picked up a tonneau cover cheap, clear coat was lifting so I could not resist. Has a few chips and one chunk that need attention but for $60 its fine. Just have to decide on colour as it will be coming from my collection of left overs which is getting slim.
Tonneau cover is just for the winter, upgrade from the $6.00 tarp
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toyotafan

Toyota Truck Club Founder
Staff member
1000 Posts
Picked up a tonneau cover cheap, clear coat was lifting so I could not resist. Has a few chips and one chunk that need attention but for $60 its fine. Just have to decide on colour as it will be coming from my collection of left overs which is getting slim.
Tonneau cover is just for the winter, upgrade from the $6.00 tarpView attachment 9266
Nice. What colors do you have to choose from?
 

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