Thanks! So far, the only powder coated parts are the rock sliders, so the answer is paint. Everything is holding up well so far. I’d love to powder coat what I can, but I refuse to pay the overinflated prices I see locally. I could do it myself for a fraction of the price if I had a large enough oven ...one day hopefully!Great build!
Do you remember how you blacked out the sill plates? Paint or powder coat? Has it held up?
Thanks...it’s been an overall fun learning experience. Since I’ve had my hands on literally everything except the clutch and the pistons, I’ve gained enough understanding to go from freaking out and imagining worst case scenarios when something acts up...to “eh, no oil gushing and she’s still running; I’ll get her home and take a look”. It’s a pretty good feeling to be able to be so self sufficient with my truck.Just read the whole thread. Great work and nice looking 60! Very cool that you went from limited mechanical experience to removing the interior and welding in patches in the first month of ownership. Sometimes you just have to dive into things and figure it out as you go.
If only the Deloreon was a Landcruiser...The weather was unusually warm this weekend so I continued “de-chroming” Chloe. The PO had a re-spray done in the original color and clear coat. Based on the up close quality of the re-spray, I’m guessing the painter was paid a 12-pack for the job up front and possibly drank half of it before starting.
Since the all black non-US spec outer window felts are a different shape than the original chrome parts, I had to get creative to hide old paint because I didn’t want to go through the entire process for properly blending the silver and then clear coating all the panels. I’ll tackle that one day when she takes a rest for a full on body work and paint job.
Today’s goal was to pull the last of the chrome, get all the rusty rock chips fixed, and have her look half-way decent for daily driving for the next year or so. I was actually impressed by the finish I was able to get with rattle can paint and clear coat.
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Now I just gotta put her back together....by tomorrow morning