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rbmccall 08-03-2010 04:18 PM

Need painting advice for 1994 Ram 1500
 
My paint is pealing off in chunks all over the body. The truck has over 200K miles but I still love it and want to revive it.
My question is, What is the best way to remove the old paint back to the metal preferably? There are places where even the primer is coming off.

RootBeer 08-03-2010 04:35 PM

If you're talking about doing it yourself, a whole lot of elbow grease.

It really depends on how far you plan to take it apart will determine the method of removing the paint.

If you tear it down completely you can trailer it to a media blaster. If you just want to leave it whole and take the paint off, then you're looking at sanding it down which is where the elbow grease comes in.

I've used chemical strippers on race cars that were awesome. But they make a mess and if you don't have everything protected it can ruin things you don't intend to replace.

rbmccall 08-03-2010 05:02 PM

I was considering pulling headlights, taillights, and most all body rubber. I also plan on replacing front windshield and back glass. Media blasting sounds like something that would fit my taste. thanks
I'll try searching media blasting in the Arlington Texas area.

RammedOut09 08-05-2010 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rbmccall (Post 275121)
I was considering pulling headlights, taillights, and most all body rubber. I also plan on replacing front windshield and back glass. Media blasting sounds like something that would fit my taste. thanks
I'll try searching media blasting in the Arlington Texas area.

I noticed you are from Alington. If you decide you would like to go to a shop and have it done there is a place in Mesquite called prostar collision they did an awesome job on repainted my 01. Here's the link to my post http://ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=57753

Good luck :smiley_thumbs_up:

Toms Blue Ram 1500 08-05-2010 02:04 PM

Either way you go it's gonna be a lot of work .

rbmccall 08-07-2010 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RammedOut09 (Post 276503)
I noticed you are from Alington. If you decide you would like to go to a shop and have it done there is a place in Mesquite called prostar collision they did an awesome job on repainted my 01. Here's the link to my post http://ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=57753

Good luck :smiley_thumbs_up:

I had read your thread and really liked the way your truck turned out. Did they do all the work?
How much should I expect to pay for removing all the paint down to metal? The paint is coming off all over the truck and there is no way I would trust leaving anything except maybe primer but I don't really trust it either.

thanks for the input


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