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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-21-2002, 10:55 AM
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how could i paint my truck matte black?

i want to paint my truck (1990 f-150, 6" susp. lift, 36" TSL's)i dont want to paint it gloss black because im gonna put a ton of scratches in it on the trail, ive seen vehicles around in a matte black color, almost like a black primer, how could i achieve the matte black look with the most durability possible and fairly cheap?
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Re: how could i paint my truck matte black?

cans are 98 cents apiece at wal-mart... flat black isnt as hard to get to look right as the glossy colors are. good luck, i would grab several cases instead of individual cans [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: how could i paint my truck matte black?

any techniques or tips on doing the actual painting?
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Re: how could i paint my truck matte black?

shake, aim and spray. And use something other than the 98 cent special if you want it to last. That stuff tends to wash.
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Re: how could i paint my truck matte black?

Have it sprayed with bedliner, that about as durable as you can get, plus I like the way it looks.
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Re: how could i paint my truck matte black?

A buddy of mine did his landcruiser w/ bedliner. It's b/w cammo now. Can take a screwdriver to it and no scratches.
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Re: how could i paint my truck matte black?

Anybody ever try that bedliner as undercoating??
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You can get some hi temp engine or header paint.Go with the fan motion left to right stay 12in from body off the truck.
Oh don't let your finger tip overlap the nozle you will get the runs . Do it in a well ventilated or you may get lite headed and pass out
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Re: how could i paint my truck matte black?

flat black will 'show' scratches more then gloss paint.

I had a railbuggy that i painted olive drab (it use to be gloss yellow). when it was gloss yellow it did not show the scratches near as bad. you could see the scratches from across the street after the drab was applied.
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