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RE: [oletrucks] paint for beginners

To: "Greg Green" <greg@a1glass.com>, <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] paint for beginners
From: "haist" <haist2@home.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 19:03:14 -0800
I prefer the process of painting pieces separately.  I have a house full of
freshly painted doors, fenders, bed parts, hood pieces, etc. to prove it.
There is no way a complete paint job on an assembled vehicle can achieve the
detail quality of a piece by piece job.

Having said that, I can think of an exception and an alternative process.
IF you're painting with a metallic paint, you want consistency from panel to
panel, not possible the other way.  In this case, your paint guy is correct
but for the sake of detail, paint all edges, door jambs, etc. BEFORE

That's my $.02 on the subject, anyway.

Whitney Haist
Orinda, CA
Chevy trucks: 2-'46s & a '39
www.jps.net/haist/artdeco.htm <http://www.jps.net/haist/artdeco.htm>

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From: owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net
[mailto:owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net]On Behalf Of Greg Green
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 5:34 PM
To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: [oletrucks] paint for beginners

I'm new here so please be patient.

This is my first truck in over 20 years and my first frame of restoration
I've forgotten more than I ever knew.  It's a 48 Chev. that is going to be
"hot rod".

My question has to do with paint.  The truck is in primer and is almost
for assembly.  This is where I need some direction.  I have assumed all
that the parts (fenders, cab, inner fenders, etc.) would need to be painted
SEPARATELY before final assembly in order to get that quality fit and finish

I went to see the local hot rod restorer paint guy and he said "no" assemble
it first.  I cannot see this being right for a frame off restoration.

I have no paint experience so the option of doing it myself is out. I know
that I'm not the only guy that has one of these "projects" in his garage and
had to take it out for the paint work.  I am sure that many of you have been
down this road yourself and any tips and help is appreciated.

Greg Green
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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