So I am currently doing some rust repair on the rockers and cab corners of my 2003 s10 crewcab. I plan to weld in new panels and paint the lower portion of the truck with black monstaliner bedliner – including the front bumper, rear bumper, fenders, and the lower portions of the doors. I also plan to paint the sides of the truck bed with the factory metallic green paint.
Where the monstaliner is going, I plan to
Where the metallic green paint is going on the bed, I plan to
[*]sand down a few small rust areas to bare metal and scuff the paint that is in good condition
[*]body filler (if needed)
[*]2k urethane primer
[*]thinned down epoxy primer to act as a sealer
[*]spray metallic green paint
I just want to make sure I have everything in order and not missing anything.
I have also been having a tough time finding what to exactly purchase.
What I plan to buy is a pint of green paint from AutomotiveTouchUp which will cover 25 sq. ft and I should only need to cover 15 sq. ft.
The monstaliner will cover 60 sq. ft. but I should only need to cover about 45 sq .ft.
Thus leading to need to buy primer and clear coat.
After a few calculations, the epoxy primer will need to cover a total of 60 sq. ft. so I will need a quart of epoxy primer (with catalyst) which will produce 2 quarts and a quart of 2k urethane primer.
So far I plan to purchase
[*]epoxy primer – https://www.eastwood.com/gray-epoxy-primer-eastwood.html
[*]2k urethane primer – https://www.eastwood.com/urethane-primer-and-activator-gal-kit.html
[*]2k urethane catalyst – https://www.eastwood.com/ew-2k-catalyst-for-4-1-urethane-primer-quart.html
[*]urethane clear – https://www.eastwood.com/ew-urethane-clear-2-1-quart.html
[*]clear activator – https://www.eastwood.com/ew-urethane-clear-2-1-activator-quart-2-to-1.html
I feel like there must be an easier option than having to buy the urethane, it’s catalyst, the clear, and the clear’s activator? I don’t know why but I feel like I am buying an excess of what I need or I am over complicating this. With the epoxy primer it’s a simple package deal of the primer and the catalyst for $40.
Any advice in regards to what to buy/not but would be extremely helpful, thank you.