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Winston Smith15 Mar 2019 2:28 p.m. PST

I just got a lovely yellow Yesteryear truck that I want to repaint as a black 1920s Paddy Wagon.
How does one go about that to avoid any smearing or streaking issues?

I have another I want to do as O'Banion's Flower Shop, but that won't need a new paint job.
But there's a few very gaudy other cars that should really be black.

JohnBSnead Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 2:44 p.m. PST

Make sure you prime! Found out from experience.

Personal logo PrivateSnafu Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 3:33 p.m. PST

Just prime them. The folks doing a lot of Gaslands are kind of going overkill stripping them to bare metal.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 4:13 p.m. PST

Prime black. Tape the windows if you want or just paint them over blue/gray. You could tape the chrome parts as well.

Striker16 Mar 2019 7:08 a.m. PST

I've done about 20 cars so far. Prime them first. I mask the windows after I airbrush them and then paint the rest of the car with the airbrush. I'm still playing around with colors but so far they are turning out. I'm not going to extremes with weathering, mostly just a wash and some drybrush. Old 1/35 decals and some of the RR and pinewood derby decals are useful to jazz them up.

Winston Smith16 Mar 2019 7:28 a.m. PST

Ok. Prime with what?

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Mar 2019 8:19 a.m. PST

Gray auto primer from Wally World.

I think my can was $6 USD

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Mar 2019 8:19 a.m. PST

Ordinary spray paint will not do, btw. Chips easily. You need actual primer.

Winston Smith16 Mar 2019 8:46 a.m. PST

You aren't the first to tell me about a previous bad experience.
A sadder but wiser crowd here!

Personal logo Steve Roper Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2019 1:42 p.m. PST

check this person out. He might have advice

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