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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-18-2002, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Peeling paint, body prep question

After I get done with prepping the bare metal(I'm near done!) I need to prep the rest of the body.
Some of the paint in spots has peeled(or wants to peel)
If I can get most of the flaky stuff out of the way..What do I do to fix it?
Should I use some high fill/build primer and sand it around the spots?

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Re: Peeling paint, body prep question

sand blast it!

If that old paint peels in a year you are going to be pretty pissed off, If not use a light body filler to fill up to the level.

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Re: Peeling paint, body prep question

A good DA(dual action) sander will help to smooth out those areas.
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Re: Peeling paint, body prep question

Why don't you strip it all off? I heard that the paint stripper and heat gun method with a putty knife works good. I think that there was somebody that did this about a year ago[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img][img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img].
Seriously, do you have access to air tools? A DA sander would take care of that in no time.
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Re: Peeling paint, body prep question

Use a DA with some 300ish and take all the base coat off if you can, just have the initial coat of primer showing. If you do leave any base coat on (and it looks like it will stay and not peel) be sure to feather it in well. If you do a good job with the DA and take it down to only the primer showing, you can spray your new base coat without laying any primer down. Be sure to put primer (self etching or red-brown on any bare metal showing)
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Re: Peeling paint, body prep question

thanks fellas
What exactly is a da sander?
I think its dual action..but I don't know what that means.
I've got some little air compressor jitterbug sander.
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Re: Peeling paint, body prep question

and lol about the stripper [img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

I actually have used some, but only in isolated places around where the paint was burnt off.
I am doing small places at a time so I don't get in over my head [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Peeling paint, body prep question

Here's one from Harbor Freight
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