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Re: Assemble and paint or pain and assemble? [Re: Britcon] #577606 Thu Sep 24 2009 05:30 PM
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If you're going with a non metallic color I would recommend painting the parts separate and then assembling them. That way all of the parts get completely painted. Yes it requires a bit of care when assembling but you end up with a better paint job. If you are going with a high metallic color it's better to paint everything at once, on the vehicle because of the difficulty in getting a good color match. MHO


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Re: Assemble and paint or pain and assemble? [Re: Tiny] #577626 Thu Sep 24 2009 07:12 PM
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What about painting the edges and back sides, hidden areas, etc. that you want to have paint and then assemble it and then give it a final paint job on the rest of the exposed body panels?

Re: Assemble and paint or pain and assemble? [Re: Builder] #577630 Thu Sep 24 2009 07:54 PM
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There's nothing wrong with that if you don't mind a bit of dry overspray in areas (back of the cab, front of the bed, door jambs etc.).


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Re: Assemble and paint or pain and assemble? [Re: Tiny] #577705 Fri Sep 25 2009 01:50 AM
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I painted the underside of my cab, the firewall, the inner fenders and all the inside of my fenders then put it all together. Now all I have to do is sand and paint the outside. It was my plan from the beginning.

Re: Assemble and paint or pain and assemble? [Re: Britcon] #577926 Fri Sep 25 2009 10:25 PM
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Be careful to note 46 HalfTon's advice if you are painting it disassembled. I disassembled, blasted, stripped or sanded to bare metal, then epoxy primed, then body work and disassemble/re-assemble for what seemed like a hundred times to get everything to fit right, then painted disassembled and put back together. Do not do your first fit after painting. It seems like stuff that fit perfect when you took it apart just plain changes, even without body work.


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Re: Assemble and paint or pain and assemble? [Re: Nifty 50] #578050 Sat Sep 26 2009 03:00 PM
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Boy, do I agree with Nifty 50 on that one!

Re: Assemble and paint or pain and assemble? [Re: jomichael] #578194 Sun Sep 27 2009 03:27 AM
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Thanks Guys lot of good advise, I was thinking of stripping,disassemble, body work, 2k primer, assemble and paint

I am too nerves about painting and assembly

Ganesh

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