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    I'm painting my truck a perty color

    Next week is spring break,
    add one bored teen, free paint, a barn, too many friends, and a lot of time. What do you get?
    Logan is painting the "Shag"-10
    My grandpa is giving me 3 cans of 1964 Lt. Copper Metallic Paint and 1 of Palamino Metallic Paint. The copper looks exactly like a penny, and the palamino looks about 5 shades lighter. The copper is a bit dark for my tastes, so I am going to mix it togethers, and end up with about 3 quarts of paint, mixed half and half with enamel thinner, will give me 6 quarts, plenty to paint with.
    I've never painted before, I plan on giving it a try on something broken first. My dad has an old Truck door off an F-700 that I am going to prep and spray at the same time just to practice.
    I know I'll probably get runs and all kinds of crap, but hey, it'll be better than it is now, and If I really screw up? The truck was only 675$ !!!
    I have one question though, I am putting 2 coats of primer on (I have to do alot of bondo work), and I am putting 3 coats of the paint. How many gloss coats should I do? I figured 2 oughta be good? Also, my uncle tried to convince me that you can't drive the truck for 10 weeks afterwards cause the paint has to harden. Yet everyone else I have talked to says that it just takes 1-2 days till you can drive it. Who is right?
    And, is Petroleum Jelly safe to use to cover little bits of chrome with, such as the little chrome strip down the side of the truck?
    Thanks
    Pics will come next Wednesday.
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    All trim and chrome should be removed.

    You 3 coats of paint sounds fine, though two would be OK. 2 coats of primer is a lot though, as primer is very thick. Best to do your body work, sand smooth, prime, then sand. Then paint.

    10 weeks is ridiculous. 1-5 days (depending on the weather) is fine.
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    How do I remove all the chrome?
    I know the bumper can be unbolted. but what about the front end? Can't I just tape it?
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    You should be able to tape it, instead of removing it, but be wary that there is a finish under them that you should paint, so removing it would be the BEST option. Aaron are you sure 1-5 days of hardening will be fine for paint that old. I know newer paint has a hardening time of a couple days, but back then (1964) it used to take a week or so. So Istrunk I should be able to spot your car driving around Cincy now!
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    Looks like I'm not doing it this spring break
    The weather isn't going above 60 all week (highs in the high 50, lows in the 40s), I don't want to be out there painting, and I know that its not that great for the paint to dry in and or harden in.
    I'll just do it over a long holiday weekend in a couple of weeks or something. I also still need to get the bed liner Alan889 said he would give me.

    I will still do alot of the bondo work that needed done this coming week though, and maybe if it warms up, I will paint at the end of the week.
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    Well at least it isn't going to rain till Tuesday night! You don't have a garage to do it in? You really need a place where nothing will blow/drop onto the finish. It would be a pain in the butt if a leaf or bird dropping fell on the wet paint. Dust can even be a problem.
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    no, I'm doing it in my barn.
    Sunday I hope to get the primer on, and ****, I just realized I forgot to buy the gloss coat, and I have 3$ left in my pocket!!! Crap, guess I have to go the bank tommorow and then to smyths to get some gloss.
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    Gotta love Smyths! I have a friend that works at the dealership next to the one in Mason. Picked up a starter at Smyths, and went right next door to install it. Only ended up costing $90, as I did some computer work in trade to have it installed. I also have one down the street in Norwood.
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    I guess that if it's older paint, it could take longer to cure.
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    WEll, I bought enamel retarder last night,
    and this morning found out I had Acrylic Enamel paint. After a quick call to the shop, I find out that it'll work, I just won't get a shiny happy finish :-( But, that can be taken care of with the gloss coat I'm gonna put on anyways, and some good happy shiny wax :-)
    I did some bondo work on it this morning, and man, it looks bad, but its better than having a hole in the panel below the door, and you won't be able to see it unless you look for it.
    Theres a few spots like that, like on the tailgate, there are two spots where it has rusted to below the metal. I tried to bondo it, but I just can't get it smooth enough.
    The other problem I am having is finding something to put the paint in. I have no empty cans that don't have like water or soap in them, and I'm afraid that if I mix the paint into it, it'll screw it up.
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