Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Prior Lake (MPLS area), MN
I'm planning on doing all the prep work myself. I wasn't gonna use the steel wool to sand, i was using a sanding sponge for that. I was just thinking of using the steel wool to scuff the paint. I actually just finished using the heat gun to take up the pinstripes, and ending up in the process peeling up most of the paint on the tank. I didn't realize this but the colour of the egg on the side off the tank is on the whole tank and then the other colour is painted over that, so the main part is really heavy paint. I have do some bondo repair on a couple dents on the tank.
I'm going with flat black, and i have talked to a couple of painters and they want like 200 buck which seems kinda high considering that MAACO did an okay job on my bosses trucks for 800. I was thinking bout doing rattle can, but since i am doing flat i know i need a clear coat to protect against gas spills and other stuff, but i cant find a flat clear coat, i came across a matte finish, but i don't think thats flat enough.