Daily Archives: August 30, 2012

Rub a dub dub …. big red gets a scrub

We had a minor change of plans today with big red here. After looking over the size of the truck and the size of my paint booth, it became crystal clear that it was going to take two trips through the booth to get this truck painted. There just wasn’t room in there for both the truck and the replacement bedside. I obviously wasn’t thinking yesterday when I said we were going to paint both sides of the truck at the same time.

Be that as it may, we did in fact get the replacement bedside painted today. Looks good too. You can see the side, along with the fender flairs, painted in the first two pictures.

While the bedside was drying in the booth, Chase and I scrubbed down the left side of the truck so it can go in the booth tomorrow and get it’s coat of paint. The process of scrubbing the paint with a fine abrasive, as you can see use doing in the last photo, gently roughs the paint so the new paint will stick.

We won’t get the truck finished tomorrow, but we are going to shoot some paint on it … and that will go a long way toward getting it done and back in the owners hands.

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