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surface area of truck for painting

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by whatatoy, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Nov 18, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    whatatoy

    whatatoy [OP] Galt/Rearden 2012

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    This truck is a work truck - not a lot of fancy mod's here, but it's getting the job done!
    I'm trying to figure out how much paint I need to paint my truck and I want to know if anyone has ever measured the surface area of the truck's surfaces for figuring out how much paint... Might save me some time from breaking out the old tape measure...

    Thank you.
     
  2. Nov 18, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    I bought 4 quarts to paint my old '92 pickup. Paint that is, hardener ect not mixed in. Had just under a quart left when done. My truck also had a fiberglass tonneau on it that I painted.
     
  3. Nov 18, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    whatatoy [OP] Galt/Rearden 2012

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    Did that include the inside of the bed? How many coats did you do? Thanks for the info.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    No, I didn`t paint the inside of the box since I was doing a spay in liner. I did 2 full coats then some spot touch ups.
     
  5. Nov 19, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    Talk to the place you are getting the paint from. I am pretty sure that if they can't tell you what the amount of paint would be then they can point you in the right direction... if they cant the local body shop will be able to for sure.
     
  6. Nov 19, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    I'm going to be talking to the Sherwin Williams guy after thanksgiving. He seemed pretty knowledgeable on the phone and I think he maybe able to help. That was after posting this though thread though.

    I tried a couple local body shops - they wouldn't tell me how much paint to use unless they were the one's applying it.
     
  7. Nov 20, 2011 at 7:57 AM
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    DuPont Chroma Base mixed 1:1 2 qts base>2qts reducer= 1 gal enough to do a complete on a Xtra cab if your not useing a Harbor Freight gun.Did the outside of the box and tailgate, both bumpers on mine with less than a qt.

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