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Old 01-08-2021, 12:29 PM   #101
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Re: 71 K20 Idaho Edition

Had to take a pause for a few days to work on the 2009 Silverado. During that time I tweaked my back again so a few more days on the mend and back to getting the other items painted. Also received my large order from Classic Industries for this truck. Freight dropped of 7 boxes, cant wait to start putting on the new.
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Old 01-08-2021, 07:38 PM   #102
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Re: 71 K20 Idaho Edition

Get better!
Then keep us posted.

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Old 01-08-2021, 07:47 PM   #103
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I hope you're feeling better soon.....
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Old 01-08-2021, 08:35 PM   #104
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And I canít wait to watch u put it on lol ,donít rush the back u want to enjoy doing it
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Old 01-10-2021, 11:36 AM   #105
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After sitting around for a week trying to let my back heal I could not stand it anymore and headed out into the garage to see if I could move the ball forward just a little. I had recently painted the outside of the cab and jam areas. The paint turned out great with virtually no orange peel. However I did have a few run areas that needed to be addressed. So I decided today was the day and that would be something I could do without putting stress on lower back.

I spent some time while healing to see what others do when there are runs in the paint. What I found is that are several ways to fix runs. One that I thought I would try was using a straight razor blade that you put a slight bend into it and round off the both ends to prevent a gouge. I figured the worst thing that would happen is that I would have to sand the area down a bit and feather out and respray.

First I want to say that I am not a professional, I do this as a hobby and enjoy the challenges and learning something new on every build. I try to push myself to do something different or try to do something on the build I have never done before. This is one of those situation, fixing runs in a fresh paint job.

So here is what I did in this order.
  • Opened a new box of blades and bent one slightly so it has a slight curve shape
  • Then I grabbed a piece of 220 grit wet dry paper and rounded off both of the ends so it would not grab and cause a gouge
  • I proceeded to drag the razor across the top of each run holding the blade horizontal, you actually hear a scrapping sound
  • After the run was flush to the existing paint I stopped
  • Then I grabbed the 3M 3000grit Trizact and cut a little square off and glued to the end of a large popsicle stick, tongue depressor size
  • Soaked it in water for a while and began sand the area with the 3000 grit to smooth everything out to prepare for 3" buffer
  • Once I was satisfied with the area smoothness I moved onto the 3" buffer with a yellow pad and used the Groit's fast correction cream
  • Then just buffed with a microfiber towel

I was very happy with how it turned out and I feel like I learned something new today so it was a great day in the shop. The rest of the afternoon I addressed a few area on top off the roof that had some dust nibs. I knocked those down with some 3M Trizact then buffed with buffer.
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67 C20 all original paint
69 GMC 1/2 ton original gold paint
68 K20 4x4 Long bed Stepside
71 K20 Custom 4x4 511 Ochre paint
72 GMC K20 Custom Deluxe 4x4
72 K20 Custom Deluxe 4x4
69 K10 Custom package 4x4 (69 K10 from the field)
67 GMC K1500 4x4
67 K10 4x4 short stepside

72 Cheyenne K10 4x4 557 paint code -SOLD
68 C10 1/2 ton - 68 Second Chance - SOLD
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Old 01-10-2021, 08:57 PM   #106
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They have proved using your back is better than not using it but not to over do
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Old 01-10-2021, 09:09 PM   #107
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I have a nib file for repairing runs dust etc...
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Old 01-15-2021, 06:59 PM   #108
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Well the back is feeling better after a few acupuncture treatments and I was able to get back out in the shop early this afternoon. next up on the plate is getting the two front fenders into primer and paint along with hood. I usually hang the fenders from wires in the garage and have had good success, but this time I wanted to put together a little paint tree that will be adjustable for how high you can go and be able to pull the uprights out so it makes it easy for storing when not in use.

Put together this version so I can bolt two fenders onto the outriggers and also at the bottom back of the fender for stability. I can raise the height up to about 16" higher than it sits in the picture which as at about 3'6", so at max height of 5'. I will also add some welded on washers across the top to allow for paint wires for other small parts like hinges, cowl, glove box, a board with several bolt heads, etc. I am working on another slide in adapter for upright for the doors to be attached by the hinges.

Some if all goes well I will have a few more paint pictures coming soon, then I will be tearing down the interior for paint prep.
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Fix and Sale 72 GMC 3/4 ton 4x4 K2500
The "Fixrupr" build thread

72 Cheyenne 1/2 ton " FIXRUPR " - daily driver
67 C20 all original paint
69 GMC 1/2 ton original gold paint
68 K20 4x4 Long bed Stepside
71 K20 Custom 4x4 511 Ochre paint
72 GMC K20 Custom Deluxe 4x4
72 K20 Custom Deluxe 4x4
69 K10 Custom package 4x4 (69 K10 from the field)
67 GMC K1500 4x4
67 K10 4x4 short stepside

72 Cheyenne K10 4x4 557 paint code -SOLD
68 C10 1/2 ton - 68 Second Chance - SOLD
72 3/4 Ton GMC 4x4 - SOLD
68 C25 GMC LWB - SOLD
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71 Blazer - SOLD
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