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RE: [oletrucks] paint for beginners

To: "haist" <haist2@home.com>, "Greg Green" <greg@a1glass.com>,
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] paint for beginners
From: dcvjrv@covad.net
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 22:48:05 -0500
The paint shop where all of my work is being done removes the fenders, 
doors, hood, deck lid on all repaint jobs and cuts in all of the 
edges.  Then he reinstalls them and paints the rest of the vehicle.

Jim V.

  10:03 PM 3/22/01 Thursday, haist wrote:
>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>
>-----Original Message-----
>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

Jim V.
1958 GMC Suburban Carrier Pickup (Cameo style) - V8 Hydramatic
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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