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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 11:35 pm
I am painting a 56 Ford f100 and I had a few questions... As of right now, the cab has been primed, and I have 3 coats of slicksand on it.

I have seen some people say top coating slicksand is fine and according to the tech sheet it is fine too. I can see why it would be difficult however due to the amount of material that comes off while sanding.

Anyways the question is, should I block it with 220 and go straight to 400 after that in preparation for paint? It has already been blocked out twice now.

Also, I am painting the interior as well and as far as the order of things, I was curious if someone could tell me the best way to go about it. By this I mean, paint the dash as a separate deal from everything else and then do the exterior or do the exterior then interior first?

Pictures to come.

~Kyle

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:52 pm
Diablo, looking forward to pics of this slick 56. :goodjob:

As far as painting over Slicksand, I consider products like this as liquid fillers
and like to seal them before painting. I'd use a reduced epoxy primer as
a sealer.

And I always paint the interiors first, then mask off and do the exterior.
There are many reasons for this; easier to paint the jambs, less dust kicked
up, less masking to do, etc. Also I'd probably paint the dash as a separate
part and mask it very good before doing the rest of the interior.
Everybody that rides in it will see the dash; you'll want it perfect :) .....
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:26 pm
That's what I figured I would do. So, I put the base down today, but didn't clear it because the whether was going south so I decided to hold off until tomorrow. I will get some pics up soon though!



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:18 pm
Got the dash in clear today. Here are a few pics.

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And here are a few of the other pieces in progress..

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:32 pm
Nice so far...whats the plan color wise? What color or colors are you using? Brand paint and clear?

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