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Between my wife vs. mailbox and Rocky Mountain pinstriping, my 4Runner's paint isn't looking too great.

I don't want to repaint it nicely since it is an off-pavement vehicle mostly. However, I'm not interested in a beat-up ratball either. I am probably going to spray it with epoxy primer as the finish coat.

Does anyone have any pics of trucks like this? I saw a green Xtoys Xtra Cab with flatbed that had a flat finish - does anyone know who's this is or if there are bigger pictures of it online?

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i just got done doing my toy, in rattle can.
this stuff called Derusto, its made by Dap.
its paint and primer in one, goes on nicely and sticks good, it took it out and tried to scratch it off this weekend, it scratched minorly, but nothing deep and no missing paint. so i think it will be great, its a rust inhibitor too supposedly.
i dont have any pics now, i am like halfway through the roll but will have some then.
 

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Originally posted by aedavis:
[QB]Between my wife vs. mailbox and Rocky Mountain pinstriping, my 4Runner's paint isn't looking too great.

If you go to our web site, Sky-manufacturing.com, under Toyota, go to the Rack picture you will see a little glimpse of my daily driver truck in snow camo, which is all primer, black, grey, white.
 

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Originally posted by SkyMfg:
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Originally posted by aedavis:
[QB]Between my wife vs. mailbox and Rocky Mountain pinstriping, my 4Runner's paint isn't looking too great.

If you go to our web site, Sky-manufacturing.com, under Toyota, go to the Rack picture you will see a little glimpse of my daily driver truck in snow camo, which is all primer, black, grey, white.</STRONG>
Here it is

 

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Why not get a rattle can of gray paint and paint the thing after you prime it. Primer is pourous and will allow the elements to eat at the steel. We all know how well toyotas rust, except for you southern bastards <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
 

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<font size="5">Do not leave bare sheetmetal cover only by primer!</font>
<font color="yellow">Primer, as F4 said, is pourous, so it lets water through it, just like a piece of lava rock does.

Actually, from what a body-shop friend of mine said, primer is really bad, since it holds water in it after the surface is dry (again, like a lava rock) so it looks dry, but it is DAMP down by the steel.</font>
 

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My 4runner is flat desert tan. It is not a primer - because of the above mentioned reason.

The paint is a normal glossy color, and a flattener is added to remove the shine. I think I have about $200 into the paint. Too bad the color sucks! I will most likely change colors this winter if I get around to doing a bob-job.

Pictures of my 4runner
 

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Originally posted by Bones:
<STRONG>Here it is

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I like what you've done with your windshield <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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my old truck was primer grey for awhile, its not baremetal under it, i just roughened it up so it would stick, all my pics arent on the computer but it does look good like that, I had a friend that actually waxed a primer job, and it almost looked like paint
 

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I had a friend that actually waxed a primer job, and it almost looked like paint [/QUOTE <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0">
Wouldn't it take the same amount of time to paint the truck then too wax the primer???? <IMG SRC="smilies/grinpimp.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/grinpimp.gif" border="0">
Why would anyone go to the work of priming a truck and not finish it with paint?? Maybe sniffed too much primer fumes? <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">
 

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I am considering spraying it in epoxy primer, which IS waterproof. I am not talking about rattle can primer here, which will absorb water and allow rust to form on primed sheet metal. PPG DP-74 is a red oxide epoxy primer. Hotrodders paint their axles, chassis, etc. in black epoxy primer all the time.

I want a primer only paint job because it would be easier to touch up in the event of dents, scratches, etc. Plus I like the flat look on work/trail vehicles.

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That green X-Toys rig is mine, and used Pep Boys Olive green Epoxy spray camo paint @ $3.99 a can. Prime it first, or you will use a ton. Worked SWEET.
A buddy used "anti fallout" military surplus paint, $25 a gallon, in Olive Drab green, non porous and WAY resistant to scratches and sap/droppings. Got it at a Army surplus place in San Marcos, CA.
 

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primer first with an acid etch primer, comes in rattle cans, then go buy a quart or two of rustolium in a color they make in rattle can, that way you can touch up on the trail and still pick a color you want. btw i use standox brand 1k primer that is acid etch, but like everyone said it will absorb water, acid etch primer also is not a "build" primer, it is just to get good adhesion to the bare metal, but you can paint on top if you dont care. But rust-o-lium is available in tons of colors by the quart and same color by the rattle can too.
 
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