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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: Terry Stellman <STELLMAN@noex.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 09:13:31 -0600
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.

Terry Stellman
1949 3600
Missouri City, Texas

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Green [SMTP:greg@a1glass.com]
> Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 7:34 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
> plus
> I've forgotten more than I ever knew.  It's a 48 Chev. that is going to be
> my
> "hot rod".
> My question has to do with paint.  The truck is in primer and is almost
> ready
> for assembly.  This is where I need some direction.  I have assumed all
> along
> 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
> look.
> 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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