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Repainting a truck

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Lawn Lad, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. Lawn Lad

    Lawn Lad Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    I'm looking at a used 14' box truck. It's white now. When I repaint it (blue), will the paint stick to the stainless steel rivets? They're going to paint over the rivets... which I'm fine with if the paint will stick.
  2. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    It should stick as long as it is preped right. Then you need a self etching primer, something specifically made for bare metal.
    Self etching primers are part of every paintline now. They are sprayed before any primer surfacer or primer sealer.
    Just make sure to specify you want a self etch product sprayed before the paint.

    Some shady painters may not use one. I always try to do things right.

    Hope it turns out nice,
    Mark K
  3. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,222

    One good piece of advice set your self up some good staging around the truck and have another guy there to help because your arm will get tired.And i think it will take about 3 gal. to do it.
  4. Lawn Lad

    Lawn Lad Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Thanks for the input... I'm having someone paint it for me. I got a price for $1,000 - includes cab and box with a little body work. I've had truck painted before, but not a box. The rivets just concerned me. I'm assuming then I just need to make sure they use an etching primer to make sure the paint adheres to the stainless rivets.