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dustless blasting

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I took my truck cab to the point you see in the avatar with Scotchbrite discs. You have to keep moving and watch for overheating the metal but it worked great. The inside and firewall were going to be hard to get stripped due to stampings and angles so I had a dustless blaster come. I moved the truck a good 60' from the garage, spread plastic on the driveway. When the job was done there was abrasive on the roof of my garage, 2-3" built up on the plastic and beyond, the hood and doors were either warped or dented (haven't gotten to them yet), and even after rinsing the cab, blowing out all the pillars, vent passages, windshield wiper channels (including putting a hose extension on a small diameter air gun so I could get to the end of blind areas and blow the abrasive back out), tipping the cab on its firewall, shaking it a bunch while replacing cab corners, floor panels, steps, rockers, as recently as last week when I was getting ready for primer sand was still falling out. Then there were the areas where it caked and had to be knocked out. Never again on something this far apart. They talk about not wearing a mask, that guy was covered in abrasive. They can claim the glass abrasive won't give you silicosis but I'll be damned if I'm going to breath that stuff. The pic of the blaster is from the 2nd floor of the garage to give you an idea how far the abrasive bounced. The 2nd pic is the cab finally in primer inside and out. The primer is about 2 parts gray, 1 part black. The actual color is slightly more gray than the pic but definitely has a blue cast to the color. Now if I could just find a stock car or truck color to match the primer I'd be a happy man.
 

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Slofut

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#43
Check out late Toyota truck grays... I think I've seen some late GM trucks in an interesting gray. The color always catches my attention for some reason. May be a Nissan truck that I've seen locally...
 
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Check out late Toyota truck grays... I think I've seen some late GM trucks in an interesting gray. The color always catches my attention for some reason. May be a Nissan truck that I've seen locally...
Thanks. I've seen some "battleship grays" out there, 14 Dodge Ceramic gray has some blue (which is what I'm looking for) but haven't quite convinced myself it's what I want.
 

Slofut

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#47
Hey I saw a new Gooberu today in a nice grey! ...may have been a subaru. :p
To me, much better to see the color on a complete car.
 
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Hey I saw a new Gooberu today in a nice grey! ...may have been a subaru. :p
To me, much better to see the color on a complete car.
I think I know the color you saw, "Cool Grey Kahki. There's a 19 Kia color "Performance Blue" which is similar but more blue than gray. The local paint store doesn't have the mix for that one yet though. I agree, seeing the color on a complete vehicle makes it a lot easier to decide. There was a Volvo truck color a couple years ago that looked real close to what I want but that information is more confusing than car colors.
 
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