Originally Posted by Shane Bales
Since I'm going to a the annual Ford and shelby show in Tulsa in a couple days I just did a temporary fix. I lost my water catcher and air regulator that was on my paint gun so I just sanded it down and bondo'd all the imperfections and filled in the license plate holes. Put some primer on and got it smooth then rattle canned some black duplicolor color match paint. I'll leave it like this for a week or two till I either find or replace my painting stuff then spray it the right way. Till then it looks much better than it did!
I have been there. I have been stuck in odd situations and found odd solutions.
When I was working in the aftermarket industry I used my own truck as a build for a magazine photo shoot. For some reason the factory clear on the truck bed begain to separate and peel. I didn't have time to wait on Dodge, nor did I have time to take it to my dad's shop to respray the bedside. I gently flaked off the clear that was detaching itself with my drivers license. I used 2000 grit paper and water sanded the edges of the clear that was left. The paint itself was a champagne color with metalic and pearl, and I had to be careful not to scratch or damage the base coat. I then used touch up clear with the brush that was supplied. Once it dried I sanded and blocked it level. I added another coat of clear and repeated the process.
After the bedside was buffed and polished you had to know where to look in order to see the quick fix.
I think I spent a total of 5 or 6 hours instead of days. It worked for the photo shoot.
The truck was stolen before I could refinish the bedside properly.
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