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painting the dump body

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by MFD18, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. MFD18

    MFD18 Junior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 22

    i just bought a 2004 F 550 and the dump body is currently white and is starting to rust...i may paint it black or might re-paint it white...

    my question is can i paint the steel dump body with Rustoleum paint or will i need to bring to a Body shop for special paint?
  2. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    Well, the body shop would to a better job, as some of the dump should probably be bead blasted or sand blasted. But rustoleum will be fine. Just clean off any rust and prime. If you're gonna spray, I'd do it inside.
  3. RYDER

    RYDER Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    I am an ASE Certified Auto Body Tech. If you have a body shop do it the paint job will last longer. But it will cost more. payup payup payup
  4. Fordistough

    Fordistough Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 394

    Paint it black, white is sissy.
  5. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    I sanded mine down real good and had the OUTSIDE RhinoLined.
  6. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    guy i know paints his white every year this year they went black primered it and put black them a semi gloss on it and it looks good but its a dull looking black