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Back in the game

DSCF0356DSCF0359DSCF0357DSCF0360This Tundra came in to get its paint freshened up a bit. It it several years old and had seen some off road time so the owner wanted to make it nice again. We disassembled right much of it and sanded it all down. We sprayed a few coats of the factory color and couple coats of clear to bring the Tundra back to life. Once everything was dry, we did a spray in bedliner and reassembled it. Here you can see it all complete and ready for pick up.

Grilling

DSCF8688 DSCF8689 DSCF8681 DSCF8682 DSCF8687Back on the ’86 today. We have installed the bed, the grill, hood and cowl. We also painted the wheels yesterday and installed them. The bumpers will be in tomorrow and a few more parts will be here later this week. Once those come in, we can quickly wrap this one up. I’m sure the owner will happy to be cruising the streets again in this classic.

Raptor liner

DSCF8562 DSCF8561DSCF8566Yesterday we prepped and sprayed the epoxy primer on the bed. Today we finished the bed with the application of the bed liner. We use Raptor brand spray in bed liner for is great looks and ease of application. This bed liner is perfect for  light use.  First thing this morning, the seams were filled in in the bed with SEM’s two part seam sealer. Once that was dry, Paul got to work spraying the Raptor liner. Paul then spent the rest of the day blocking out the cab, doors and fenders. Hopefully we will spray the bed first of the week next week. This project is now moving along nicely.

Time for bed

DSCF8549 DSCF8550 DSCF8552 DSCF8553 DSCF8555 DSCF8548Over the past few days we have been prepping the bed for our bed liner system and doing some body work. Today we finished up the body work on the bed and primed it. Once it was dry, we set the bed up, masked it off and Paul sprayed PPG’s DP epoxy primer on the tail gate and bed. Tomorrow we have to seam seal the seams on the bed and once that is dry, we will apply the Raptor liner. Next week we will start spraying some color and clear.

Raptor lining a Jeep Floor

DSCF8108 DSCF8110 DSCF8119 DSCF8118The owner of this Jeep CJ wanted a durable waterproof coating sprayed on the floor of his CJ. This is a perfect candidate for our Raptor spray in bedliner. First all of the interior was removed from the floor. Then the area was thoroughly sanded. We then cleaned the floor and masked off the areas that were not to get lined. An etching primer was sprayed over the bare metal spots for good adhesion. That was followed by two coats of the liner material. This is now a rugged, slip resistant, water proof coating that looks as good as it performs.

Crabbie cabbie

DSCF7903DSCF7905DSCF7906DSCF7912DSCF7922DSCF7921DSCF7919Today was very productive. We spent all morning sanding the cab to smooth up the metal so the epoxy would have a nice surface to bite to. After all the panels were sanded, special attention was paid to all the little nooks and crannies, and believe me, there were hundreds of them. After lunch, the cab was moved into the booth and was wiped down many times to ensure a good clean surface. We sprayed epoxy on the bottom of the cab first, then carefully set it down to spray the rest once it had set up some. Paul did a wonderful job getting primer in all the hidden and hard to reach areas. If any are found tomorrow, we will brush them in for coverage. Tomorrow we will also seam seal all of the cracks and crevasses that may hold water. Once that is dry, we will apply 3 good coats of slick sand high build primer and also spray the Raptor liner in the floor and bottom of the cab.

Bare bones

DSCF7900 DSCF7901 DSCF7899Today we were able to spend some time sanding on the cab to the ’52 Ford. Just like all bare metal projects, we started with 80 grit on a dual action sander. This smooths the metal and preps it for the epoxy primer that comes next. We got the outside pretty good, but sill have the inside to sand. We hope to get that done tomorrow. If it all works out, the bottom of the cab and the inside of the floor will have epoxy and our Raptor liner spray in bed liner sprayed on them by the end of the week.

Good grip, no slip

IMG_5049 IMG_5051 IMG_5053 IMG_5054 IMG_5058 IMG_5061 IMG_5062This work van came in to get a spray in bed liner on the floor. The owner plans to install shelves and a work bench for a mobile repair shop. The bed liner will allow the floor to withstand in and out foot traffic and also a slip resistant surface on those rainy days. We started by sanding the areas that we are spraying. We then masked off the areas that we didn’t want over spray. Chris again, got out the Raptor liner gun out and laid down a few coats. As you can see, it really looks nice and will hold up great.

 

Time for bed

IMG_5044 IMG_5046 IMG_5045 IMG_5048 IMG_5047This Toyota is in the shop to get the bed freshened up. We removed the old bed liner and prepped the bed for the spray in liner. Our spray in liner looks much better than those drop in plastic liners. They are economical and can increase the value of your truck by making the bed look a lot better.

Bedliner time

IMG_4856 IMG_4858 IMG_4859 IMG_4860 IMG_4861 IMG_4864 IMG_4865Here is the latest update on the Ford truck. We applied POR15 to the inside of the fenders to protect them from rust. Once that had dried, a little seam sealer was brushed over where patch panels were welded in.  After the seam sealer had set up, Chris sprayed 2 coats of Raptor bedliner over the inside of these panels. This completely seals up the inner portions of the fenders. It will protect these parts from the elements and hazards of driving. It it is a great product to apply on these areas on restorations that will be driven. It cleans up easily, its water proof and it looks nice. Next we will start on the shiny sides of these panels.

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