Painting it in pieces is probably better but you also need to completely
pre-assemble everything and then take it back apart before it is painted.
It seems like a lot of work but you can't bend and twist anything into shape
after it is painted.
Missouri City, Texas
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Green [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 7:34 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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
> SEPARATELY before final assembly in order to get that quality fit and
> I went to see the local hot rod restorer paint guy and he said "no"
> 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
> had to take it out for the paint work. I am sure that many of you have
> 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
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