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#1234311 - Mon Sep 11 2017 08:47 PM Repainting question  
jameswm1663  Offline
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Bozeman, MT
I am restoring my grandfather's 1950 gmc 150 little by little, and will eventually get to the paint job, which I plan to do myself. It is in very good shape, except for parts of the bed. It was repainted in 1976, Windsor Blue if I'm reading color charts right. Since it was always stored indoors, there is no rust or deterioration,other than a few tiny specs where I'm guessing bits of gravel were kicked up (it was a woods truck). My question is this: can the current painted surface be scuffed and painted over, or should it be stripped to bare metal?


1950 GMC 150


#1234432 - Tue Sep 12 2017 03:17 PM Re: Repainting question [Re: jameswm1663]  
MPandC  Offline
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Not being sure of what was done the first go round, having to warranty what I do paint, and being particular about what constitutes solid metal, if it were ME, I would strip it to bare metal and address the findings. Not knowing your preferred finish level, product choice (rustoleum or PPG, etc) or intended use, it is largely your choice of how far you go down the rabbit hole. If there is no obvious delamination or other such defects you SHOULD be able to scuff and go, providing any previous rust repairs were done satisfactorily. My take here is that rust issues are cheaper to fix before the paint goes on. Not just materials, but time expended. All considerations you must look at in reaching your decision.


#1235025 - Sun Sep 17 2017 02:11 AM Re: Repainting question [Re: jameswm1663]  
Norcal Dave  Offline
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+1 on all of the above.....

But understand that bare metal means full disassembly and lots and LOTS of time!


Dave

Clutch head screws have stolen too many hours from my life....

1950 Chevy 3600 (resto-something in progress...)
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1963 GMC Widebed Custom

1951(?) GMC flatbed that is now a flower garden:
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1968 Chevy II Nova- not running, waiting for me to finish the '50 3600
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