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you can make a rattle can paint job look good. it's more about doing a good prep job than good paint. there are a lot of youtube videos on how to prep and paint a truck for cheap.
 

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Just askl the guy at the paint store for a cheap acrylic enamel, or if he has any returns or leftovers.50$ a gal is cheap, 150 for good stuff last time I did any painting.
 

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Thanks I'll ask I have already prepared the truck with body filler and grey primer on the whole truck. Still a cpl of rough spots to smooth out. But overall ready to paint. And I dont want a rattle can paint job. I want it to look as close to factory as possible
 

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PICS!!!!
 

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I'm by no means an expert with automotive paint, but aren't the base coat and clear coat typically chosen in-concert with the primer? I was looking at PPG K36 for my primer and was going to use a corresponding PPG base/clear to go along with.
 

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I'm by no means an expert with automotive paint, but aren't the base coat and clear coat typically chosen in-concert with the primer? I was looking at PPG K36 for my primer and was going to use a corresponding PPG base/clear to go along with.
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I was under the impression from your post that you've already started primering the truck. Would the paint supplier you purchased the primer from be able to suggest the proper paint to go with it?
 

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I was under the impression from your post that you've already started primering the truck. Would the paint supplier you purchased the primer from be able to suggest the proper paint to go with it?
I used sandable spray can primer.
 

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I'm not sure what to suggest then. You might want to see of the primer manufacturer either has a list of recommended topcoat products or if they have a hotline to call to inquire.
 

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Is it worth approaching some body shops to get a quote on spraying it?
Or finding a gypsy who will spray it right in your back yard?
The better the paint job, the more your bodywork defects will show through.

I pulled into a Ford dealer about 10 years ago and they were spraying the front bumper cover of a used car right there in the lot. Not the cheap lot either. Never even moved it away from the other cars. wtf.
 

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Is it worth approaching some body shops to get a quote on spraying it?
Or finding a gypsy who will spray it right in your back yard?
The better the paint job, the more your bodywork defects will show through.

I pulled into a Ford dealer about 10 years ago and they were spraying the front bumper cover of a used car right there in the lot. Not the cheap lot either. Never even moved it away from the other cars. wtf.
Wow, wtf is right! I'm probably going to just get an acrylic enamel and put up a tarp spray booth in the yard. And spray w a normal air spray gun. I ve got some experience in doing body work and paint just wasnt sure on how much to get
 

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Wow, wtf is right! I'm probably going to just get an acrylic enamel and put up a tarp spray booth in the yard. And spray w a normal air spray gun. I ve got some experience in doing body work and paint just wasnt sure on how much to get
The truck has 265000 miles on it and I'm not trying to dump 2 grand into a paint job.
 

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There are folks out there who will paint that truck for under a grand.
Considering the price of good materials, you'd come out ahead letting them. Especially if you mess it up nd have to do it over.
 
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