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nakman
10-09-2010, 09:33 PM
I had been looking for a shop to custom match paint for more plastic-related reasons, and ran across this place in Iowa. Dasco Coatings http://www.dascocoatings.com/

Reminded me of how I'd been wanting to touch up my fender flares.. I have dragged them across several places in the western US and they are beginning to show it, and I don't want to remove them and don't like the black bedliner look, so re-painting in my stock color seemed like the last alternative.

To order I called Dasco Coatings then faxed over my insurance card, which was the easiest way to get them my year, make, model, and VIN which contains your paint code. $25 and 2 days later I had a custom can of spray paint... a very custom looking steel gray color. :mad:

I called them back and they admitted complete fault, shipped me a replacement right away, in the correct color. 2 days later I had this:

nakman
10-09-2010, 09:37 PM
Here are the before pics.. the feather-like scratches near the door are from coming down the "alley section" of Gillespie Gulch, back when it was pretty dug out before they bulldozed it. That may have been a Spooky Night Run, come to think of it.. :rolleyes: the big gash is actually from this year :eek: when I preran this coming year's Spooky Night Run.. albeit in the day, and with a lot of snow. I was pressed up against a tree pretty bad, it's the same day I got most of those scratches near the marker lens.

nakman
10-09-2010, 09:39 PM
For prep I used a piece of emery paper to rough up all of the burrs from the gashes, and take down the high points of most of the scratches. I was worried about digging too deep, in hindsight I could have probably kept going.. but once done with that I switched to some steel wool to fine tune it a little, but I don't think that did much.

I then doused it with denatured alcohol, then masked it off and put up some paper. we then got our painting suits on and started spraying..

nakman
10-09-2010, 09:43 PM
As I finished up the masking, the wind started blowing really well... :rant: and wasn't showing many signs of stopping. So I sprayed it anyway between blasts.. doing the best I could... I know this won't be show quality anyway so what the heck.

I am generally happy with how it came out. It's pretty glossy where I allowed the paint to pool up a little, and more of a rough/matte finish where I just sprayed it without as much dwell. In the garage it'd be easier to control that, I think I could do a little better if I do this again. But overall I think it's a good improvement, I'll probably order a couple more cans.

Jacket
10-09-2010, 10:39 PM
Looks good Tim. I had the Sherwin Williams Automotive shop in Boulder (the one on Pearl) mix me up some cans of 1A6 (Moonglow Pearl). 2 cans for $25.

Old40Dog
10-09-2010, 11:05 PM
Some wet sanding with 600-800 grit wet type paper and several coats of a compatable clear coat, sanding lightly between coats should give you an OEM look even on a 14 y/o truck. Try it...its amazing...the finish you can get from a couple of well executed rattle cans :lmao:!

farnhamstj
10-09-2010, 11:07 PM
Nice work. I believe I'll be giving them a call. Thanks for the info

Corbet
10-09-2010, 11:21 PM
After a rattle can your only one step away from bed liner now.:D Looks good though. My flares are not that bad yet but I might have to order a can or two for the near future.

Inukshuk
10-09-2010, 11:33 PM
I'll probably order a couple more cans.

Does the price go down if you order greater quantity? My hood and roof could benefit....

nakman
10-09-2010, 11:40 PM
Does the price go down if you order greater quantity? My hood and roof could benefit....

let's see if Sherwin Williams will cut us a deal.. I'm good for at least two more cans, maybe more if I want to tackle roof I forgot about that, man my roof is in bad shape actually. I'm really tempted to hit that whole fender now with the gas cap, after looking at these pictures some more.

Dave what kind of clear coat would you recommend?

Hulk
10-09-2010, 11:47 PM
I would go for some cans for my 80 as well. Fender flare still shows signs of rock lovin' from Green Day at BFE.

pmccumber
10-10-2010, 01:19 AM
Now this is a useful thread ... I had no idea how to dress when painting.

It's nice to see you giving some love to your old LC.

Old40Dog
10-10-2010, 05:06 PM
let's see if Sherwin Williams will cut us a deal.. I'm good for at least two more cans, maybe more if I want to tackle roof I forgot about that, man my roof is in bad shape actually. I'm really tempted to hit that whole fender now with the gas cap, after looking at these pictures some more.

Dave what kind of clear coat would you recommend?

Just ask them at SW for something compatable with the paint they've already supplied you.

Good to know were to get touch-up paint. I'm going to need some Antique Sage Pearl (1B2) cause someone backed into Idelle at work last week and put a large dent in the right side of the tailgate.

coax
10-10-2010, 09:30 PM
Great timing on this thread, I need to pick up some paint for the roof to fix the roof rack rust spots.

corsair23
10-13-2010, 12:11 AM
Interested in some cans as well possibly...Black, and Antique Sage

Gavin's painting outfit is killer :cool: :thumb:

nicholasandrews
10-13-2010, 06:28 AM
I'm interested as well Tim. I need to touch up the fender flare and a large spot on my hood. You and I have the same color 80 so let me know if you order more and you can times the green oder by 2. Also I need to talk to you about filling that empty space in my dash...

Nick

let's see if Sherwin Williams will cut us a deal.. I'm good for at least two more cans, maybe more if I want to tackle roof I forgot about that, man my roof is in bad shape actually. I'm really tempted to hit that whole fender now with the gas cap, after looking at these pictures some more.

Dave what kind of clear coat would you recommend?

Dr. Schlegs
10-13-2010, 08:10 AM
I would like some Black as well if we can get a group price.

coax
10-13-2010, 09:26 AM
I'll be going by the SW in boulder tomorrow to pick up my cans, I can at least ask if they do group type discounts and what the volume would have to be.

nakman
10-13-2010, 05:25 PM
I'll be going by the SW in boulder tomorrow to pick up my cans, I can at least ask if they do group type discounts and what the volume would have to be.

That would be awesome man, see what 10-12 cans of the 6M1 Emerald Green Pearl would run.. I may be able to swing up there on Saturday, could figure out how to get everyone else their cans after that. :thumb:

Rock Dog
10-13-2010, 05:35 PM
i could use a few cans for my flares as well!
My flares have been scratched since the day i brought her home... PO abuse in a parking garage...

coax
10-13-2010, 09:55 PM
Sure, I'll ask and try and get some contact info from someone at the store. Looks like up to max ~22 cans interest posted so far.

nakman
10-14-2010, 09:23 AM
Sure, I'll ask and try and get some contact info from someone at the store. Looks like up to max ~22 cans interest posted so far.

Yeah but they're not all the same color. Myself, Inukshuk, and Nick all have the highly coveted Emerald Green Pearl color.. but that may be it- I think a dozen is probably all we really need of the green, unless Uncle Ben wants to upgrade his 40 :D

coax
10-14-2010, 09:30 AM
Yep yep. I'll ask the SW folks in general, what would the requirements be for group buy in terms of total cans or cans of the same color.

Boulder Cruiser
10-14-2010, 11:34 AM
I'd be in for two cans as well, i need (Alpine?) white.

nakman
10-21-2010, 09:44 AM
I got a call back from Sherman Williams... there's really not much of a savings to get multiples. We can do 12 cans of "all in one" for $146.34, or we can do 12 cans of "color only" for $139.53.. if you went the color only route then you'd have to buy additional clear coat, anywhere from $5 to $25 per can. It's impossible to say how many cans of clear you need, all depends on your project.

But the reality I was given is these quantity prices aren't much of a deal compared to walking in and just buying 2 cans, so I've lost a little interest in brokering this. Also I was a little leery with how they said there's "no exact match" and "no guarantees" etc... I know every paint shop needs to say that, and I know all about fading, etc. However in all honesty the stuff I got from the guys in Iowa seems pretty dead nuts.. I will probably try the Sherwin Williams anyway in a small quantity just to compare, I guess I can always use it on the roof if I don't like how the flares come out even if it's not perfect.

coax
10-21-2010, 09:56 AM
Bummer, I had hoped they would be able to cut a better deal. (And I'm kinda wishing I had gone with all-in-one. ) But I'll post up some final pics of my roof so we can get a few data points on how the colors match up at least.

Inukshuk
10-21-2010, 06:37 PM
But the reality I was given is these quantity prices aren't much of a deal compared to walking in and just buying 2 cans, so I've lost a little interest in brokering this.

Makes sense. There are SW stores all over and before this thread I did not even know I could do this. Good for short term touch ups.

Hulk
10-21-2010, 09:02 PM
Makes sense. There are SW stores all over and before this thread I did not even know I could do this. Good for short term touch ups.

You can't just go to any Sherwin Williams paint store (I found this out the hard way). In fact, at the regular paint stores, they will look at you like a crazy person. You need to go to a Sherwin Williams Automotive paint center. These are much fewer in number. I used the one off of Santa Fe, south of C-470, to mix up some paint to match my old green FJ40.

Also, Uncle Ben speaks truly: if you bring in a part for them to match the paint plus the OEM paint code you will get much better results than with just the OEM paint code alone. They can mix in some colors to match the old, oxidized paint on your vehicle so that the new paint blends nicely.

timmbuck2
10-11-2011, 06:32 PM
Resurrecting an old thread...Amber's 80 has scuffs/scratches on both fenders, I might try and do this. How has the paint held up over the last year or so?

nakman
10-11-2011, 10:47 PM
Just fine.. this summer I got too close to a rock and put a new scratch in one of the flares, and it scratched easier than the OEM paint would have. But other than that, no problems.

Caribou Sandstorm
10-12-2011, 09:42 AM
I bet Young's auto body on Evans will buff out all paint scratches for under 200.00.

I had them do my 4runner after a wrong turn on the Kokopelli.

They only charged me 150.

They did it in less then 2 days.