Paint For My Daily Drivers

New Paint For My Drivers

 

The above is my 4X4 Dually Crew Cab King Ranch F350 when I took delivery of it in 2005

 

I've recently been in the process of having the vehicles I drive most freshened up with a new paint scheme. The scheme has a Cadillac pearl/metallic red (a paint costing my $900 a gallon for the color because it has so much red and violet pearly, and red metallic in it) for the top color, Mary Kay pink for the stripe (except for the truck — where I'm using a Toyota Sandstone Metallic), and a Challenger black metallic (except the truck — which is plain Black).

 

The first car to get the paint (after stripping and extensive body work) is my 46 Oldsmobile Street Rod.

 

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Before and After on the Olds

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Next up was a 2009 6-speed Challenger RT, which I bought as the first 6-speed to hit Houston in November 2008, and then put in storage when I found a new 6-speed SRT8 at a dealer in North Arkansas a week later. I took the RT out of storage, painted it and now drive it — while the SRT8 is in storage.

 

Day 1

Challenger RT before and after

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However the topic of this blog post is my truck. The below are some photos of the progress thus far.

 

Tearing down for a repaint

Tearing down for a repaint

Day 2 Repaint

Day 2 Repaint

King Ranch being masked

King Ranch being masked

Cab painted but not yet wet sanded

Cab painted but not yet wet sanded

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As of this writing, the bed was painted, color sanded and power buffed. The cab has been painted, will be color sanded today, and buffed tomorrow. Thursday the bumpers and other small parts (mirrors, etc) will be prepped and painted, and Friday they'll be color sanded and buffed. The grill has had the plastic insert cut out, and billet bars installed. The taillights with be red LEDs. The bed caps will be black powder-coated diamond plate. The tan carpet will be replaced with black. I figure we're a week and half away from my driving the truck again — for a total of three weeks from tear down to drive away.

 

Next up is the Harley Heritage I bought new in 1993.

 

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