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Needing some advice on 1st time painting

NSAJ

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#1
I took my 67 Ford truck apart and had the doors, hood, and fenders media blasted last week. He's now doing the bed and won't have it done until next week. I am planning on shooting it with epoxy primer but have I waited too long with the doors, hood and fenders? I've kept them inside the garage and it is now starting to flash rust. I was going to paint it once I got it back but I don't have a paint booth and I took on another job so my time is limited. Should I just buy epoxy primer in a can(s) and hit it fast?
 
#2
Depending how bad the flash rust is, you could use red scotch brite or 80 grit on a DA to get it off. Especially if you're new to this, don't wait for the bed. You have enough parts to worry about prepping and painting at one time.
 
#3
If you want to follow the directions here, you can hit it with a can, as long as you plan to remove all of it before spraying again. You are either going to use 80 grit on a DA to knock off the surface rust or 80 grit on a DA to remove the rattle can primer later.
 
#5
I would say one mistake you are making is taking too much on at once. This type of work is best approached slow and methodically with ample time to do it. I can tell you as someone that has nearly completed my first job that everything takes longer than you will probably anticipate.
Now that is some truth!! I have been learning that as well. Pros can paint everything all at once no problem, but for me it's just too intimidating and I am glad I broke it up in to smaller sessions.
 
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