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This is a discussion on Getting a free paint job... within the Body Work & Paint Shop forums, part of the Exterior Tech category; ...one of my friends is taking auto body/painting at our local Tech School (TSTC for the ones that know it). ...
...one of my friends is taking auto body/painting at our local Tech School (TSTC for the ones that know it). He offered to buy the paint and everything if I let him paint it. Will be his first spray job. I am thinking of doing it in Flat Black. Grille will be painted to match. Yay or nay? Or back to the factory blue it is now. Link to current pics below.
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Last edited by Childers; 01-22-2010 at 12:23 PM.
The truck is going to look awesome flat black!
Flat blacking a truck and making it look good is a very tough skill. i'm not saying the guy can't do it, but i wouldn't choose it if the guy had never done an entire vehicle before.
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If you care about the truck...at all.....I wouldn't have him spray it. There is nothing worse then a bad paint job. I rather see so-so condition factory paint.
If it looks like crap my brother can respray it for me. He has painted lots of cars. He used to paint his Camaro every month a different color, just for the fun of it.
Then why not have your brother paint it right the first time?
Why not let my buddy try it first and get some experience? I could spray it if I had a compressor and a spray gun I could do it myself. I have done body work and sprayed quite a few cars.
Im not a huge fan of the flat black paint jobs on newer trucks. I would go with more of a factory type color. Maybe not the original blue but something close. However the advantage of going back with the factory color is not having to remove the bed or spray the engine compt.
If you want to stay in the blues go with the medium quasar blue.
For me the flat black is the primer you use when you don't plan on painting for a long time.
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i would say blue like the color of a blue papermate pen! not the ink, but the actual pen
Dont go flat...Any Medium blue will look nice
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i'd let him paint it. hell if can't get it right the first time he can learn how fix it. worse case scenario your brother repaints it.
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I say flat black, or something else other than stock.
Look at 91blkstpsd's truck it looks awesome flat black imo
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Im not too big of a fan of flat black, I just think it looks....tacky, id either go with the factory blue or if you like the black just get regular gloss black just my .2¢
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My truck was repainted a real deep midnight blue and i think it looks pretty damn good. The original color was close to yours