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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-18-2009, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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I have all my body work done on my 85. Now its time to paint. Can it be done outside? I have no where really to do it cause our garage is a bit to small to get it done. I plan on using Valspar IH red paint along with there hardener. I want to be able to wax my truck, so does that mean I have to clear coat it to be able to wax it? As for primer I will be using some valspar gray primer.

Will simply washing my truck real good and do a good sanding then primer and re-sand and clean it real good then shoot on some paint work? Im not looking for the perfect paint job,I just want it all one color and to last a few years.

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yes wash your truck very very well before any sanding. do not use a car wash soap they are too mild and tend to have silicones in them. i recomend using a liquid dish soap. also when you pick up your paint supplies pick up some waterborne and solvent borne cleaners for your final wipe down before primer and before paint.

as for clear coat , as long as you use a "single stage" paint you will not have to clear coat it. these are the type of paints that were used up untill the very late 80's before clear coats or 2 stage paints came out.

yes it can be done out side it will be dirty and you will be fighting bugs but it can be done . best time is to do it early in the morn before the bugs get stared .

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Thanks, so will I still be able to wax? The valspar is a single stage paint so thats good.

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yeah sure you will be able to wax it , not a problem at all. your truck is an 85 so if that is the original paint on it, it is a single stage now probably. Im sure you have waxed that right?

also i should say that make sure all your body work is in primer before you wash the truck. that way no bare metal gets water on it.

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I was thinking about using IH brand red paint but someone was telling me to use clear coat even thought its a single stage paint, because red dont go well after a few years of UV light. Well that got me thinking should I use the IH red brand paint or use the valspar ih paint? What I am doing is trying to not have to CC.

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well the CC is a much more durable paint. If you really do not want to use a clear coat paint then you should be fine. if you plan on taking care of that single stage red ( waxing it couple times a year) then you should not have to worry much about fading from UV exposure.

also adding the Clear coat adds at least 200bucks to the cost.

there is a process where you can mix 20% color in your clear coat and spray your last two coats that way . ( last two coats would be 2 coats of clear with up to 20% color added in the clear) but that really isnt going to protect you too much from UV since the color is mixed with the clear and not actually top coated. Also you still add the extra cost of the clear to the job.

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Great to hear that I don't need to CC, I will make sure I will keep a coat of wax on it constantly.

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as long as you make sure you are using a SINGLE STAGE paint and not just the base coat of a two stage paint then yes you do not need a CC

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Thanks again Matt....Im kinda dumb when it comes to paint since I dont have much experiece.

BTW Im stuck on using the Valspar from Tractor Supply. The paint is Enamel, but all I can find there for primer is oil based. I guess I will pick up some other type/Brand of primer.

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I highly recommend not using Valspar. You will have a pink truck in less than two years, guaranteed. Saw it happen to a many of a International tractor. Go to NAPA and buy their house brand or go to a International dealer and get IH 2150. This tractor below was done with NAPA paint. It is single stage with a hardener. We keep it waxed and has sat outside for two years now up until a week ago and still looks this good.



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