Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Toyota 4x4 > General Tech Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-23-2007, 11:22 AM
Shark Bait's Avatar
Shark Bait Shark Bait is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 4,595
Default Prep for Paint

What does it take to prep a vehicle for paint? What did the gang do for the raffle vehicle, sand down the finish? What if you are changing paint colors?

TIA
__________________
Chris Hatfield, TLCA# 2768, KCZAB
Ad Sales Manager, Toyota Trails/tlca.org
'11 Tacoma

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-23-2007, 12:09 PM
Rezarf's Avatar
Rezarf Rezarf is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Louisville, CO
Posts: 4,118
Default

Chris-

This is kinda like asking what it takes to rebuild an engine.

There is a lot to it. One initial step I see a lot of people missing is wiping the entire vehicle down in wax/degreaser. Otherwise you can still fish-eye your final coat of paint and not know why from wax still being in the base layer.

but for a total repaint there is a TON of work!

The big picture is...

Disassemble
Strip/sand the existing paint.
Repair all needed area's
Smooth everything out.
Clean everything up/dust it all off.
Epoxy coat
Primer coat
sand
Primer coat
sand
Primer coat
sand
Color coat
Color coat
Color sand
Clear coat
clear coat.
reassemble.

That is about it.

Drew
__________________
Rezarf <><
My rig... "Maude"
1976 FJ40 with some stuff and some leaks.

1999 UZJ 100 Series bone stock ready to rock AKA:The backup minivan

2012 Toyota Sienna Minivan, fastest Toyota in the stable.

My camping trailer build up thread.

"You 80 guys are just a Sawzall away from nirvana." -Red Chili
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-23-2007, 12:15 PM
Shark Bait's Avatar
Shark Bait Shark Bait is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 4,595
Default

Yeah. So how did the raffle vehicle get stripped? Just sand it down? Can you use power tools or is it by hand? Or is it better to media blast?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rezarf View Post
Chris-

This is kinda like asking what it takes to rebuild an engine.

There is a lot to it. One initial step I see a lot of people missing is wiping the entire vehicle down in wax/degreaser. Otherwise you can still fish-eye your final coat of paint and not know why from wax still being in the base layer.

but for a total repaint there is a TON of work!

The big picture is...

Disassemble
Strip/sand the existing paint.
Repair all needed area's
Smooth everything out.
Clean everything up/dust it all off.
Epoxy coat
Primer coat
sand
Primer coat
sand
Primer coat
sand
Color coat
Color coat
Color sand
Clear coat
clear coat.
reassemble.

That is about it.

Drew
__________________
Chris Hatfield, TLCA# 2768, KCZAB
Ad Sales Manager, Toyota Trails/tlca.org
'11 Tacoma

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-23-2007, 01:31 PM
treerootCO's Avatar
treerootCO treerootCO is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 4,569
Send a message via AIM to treerootCO
Default

I media blast everything but that is just me. Every single tiny bit of rust you leave behind WILL come back. If you sand by hand/machine you need to be careful not to burn through the edges. The theory behind sanding instead of stripping to bare metal is that you want a good bond to the metal. A finish that has withstood the elements for 20+ years is an excellent choice. You still need something to bond to that surface and primer creates that bond. Basically primer bonds to everything including primer but paint will only bond to the primer if you get the temp/recoat times correct.
__________________
aka Mike D.----->Bio Page KDGWY
He who goes unarmed in paradise had better be sure that that is where he is.James Thurber
"Its better to be thought a fool rather than to speak up and remove all doubt." - Lincoln
pride is ego, the word I had lost was dignity. The quality or state of being worthy of esteem or respect.
Ptarmigan build thread - 95FZJ80
www.root45.com
www.risingsun4x4club.org

TLCA #14133

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.