Me and my dad have been in the process of fixing up his 67 Chevy Truck. We've had the truck about 12 yrs now and for about 6-7yrs+ it's been on the back burner. My dad has done some body work on it. It all looks good and smooth but there's one part behind the cab that is starting to crack. The bondo hasn't been primered yet. The rest of the truck is Primer Grey and in pieces. We're wanting to start back on it and finish it this year, at least the paint job so we can put it all back together. So I've got a few questions1.) The one little piece of Bondo that has flacked off (the bondo is still there just a top layer of it has flaked off and cracked) What should we do about this?2.) What is a good paint brand for a beginner to use. We've painted a front cap on a truck before about 10yrs ago and it came out good as far as evenness and there were no runs in it, BUT the guy that told us how to paint it obviously didn't know what he was talking about because he told us that we had to spray the clear coat on BEFORE that paint dried or it'd be ruined. SO we were out there trying to hurry up and clean the gun out so we could start spraying. The clear coat looks on the parts of the fenders that were dried but on the parts that were still wet looks like orange peel. It's been 10yrs and it still is on there good and hasn't changed so I guess were did ok there lol. 2.) Our paint set up is a small shop, has a concrete floor, we have a huge air compressor (don't know the size off the top of my head but I know it will paint cars) and years ago my dad bought a really nice paint gun at the time (can't remember what it is off the top of my head either tho, but we used it to paint the front cap of the other truck and he used it to spray the primer on this one.) What all do we need to do to have the shop ready to paint?3.) Colors. We were thinking of going Satin black because we figured it'd be the easiest. Is it? Is there a certain paint brand that I should use etc?4.) Colors. If we didn't go Satin Black then we thought about some "cool color" We like the House of Kolor paints that we have seen especially this one green we saw. But I'm wondering is it hard to paint and easy to mess up in the process?5.) The truck - Should we paint all the pieces separately and then put the truck together, or put the truck together to paint it? The struck is stripped and primered gray, the whole thing, not a drop of color anywhere. SO thanks in advance if anyone can help us out and answer any of these questions.
We've had the truck about 12 yrs now and for about 6-7yrs+ it's been on the back burner.Is the back burner indoors? What environment has it been in all this time? If it is a closed metal or concrete structure with concrete floor, good. If it is an open or uninsulated shed or barn, or anywhere with dirt, grass, or gravel floor- bad.Primer and bondo do not stop moisture. Dew, mist, humid air can penetrate over time and create rust under your bodywork. If its ever been in the rain, sand it all off and start over. #1 Completely sand off the crack and anything loose around it until all you see is clean metal. Featheredge the surrounding filler and primer. Re-apply filler and primer as before.#2 What all do we need to do to have the shop ready to paint? The seals in the gun may be no good after being dry for so long. Disassemble, clean, inspect, and test it before use. Not enough info given to suggest anything else, but you've done it before. Check local laws before proceeding.What is a good paint brand for a beginner to use.Each manufacturer has a range of qualities available. Every geographical area is different. Check local paint suppliers to see what is available and fits best with your shop conditions and budget versus quality concerns.#3 Satin black because we figured it'd be the easiest. Is it?YepIs there a certain paint brand that I should use etc?Haven't sprayed any satin black, don't know. Good paint requires hardener AKA catalyst AKA activator#4 We like the House of Kolor paints that we have seen especially this one green we saw. But I'm wondering is it hard to paint and easy to mess up in the process?Yes. Leave the HoK stuff to experienced pros. The really cool colors are a three step paint process. You said some guy didn't know what he was talking about on your other paint job when you were the one not willing to read the instructions for yourself. Never trust word-of-mouth paint mixing or application advice, always read the Technical Data Sheet for any product you intend to purchase so that you may fully understand it's intended usage, limitations, and application.#5 Even if you go satin black, if you want the whole side of the truck to look the same, you'll need to spray it with it assembled. Paint jambs first then assemble and mask then shoot the outside.