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Old 03-03-2021, 09:34 AM
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My car is on a rotisserie and I am currently finishing the floorpan metalwork, mini tubs, and a Speedtech torque arm install.

I am curious if the process is to completely finish the metalwork on the bottom and then paint and spray Bedliner?

The rest of the car would still need quarter panel patches, trunk weatherstrip area patched, etc.

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Old 03-03-2021, 10:27 AM
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not that im an expert in anything but i dont see a problem with it ,as long as all the rest of the panels are good ...rockers inner rockers trunk drop offs wheel wells etc
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This is how I did my current project, epoxy prime and Raptor on the bottom before starting bodywork on the top...give me another two years and Ill know if it was a mistake



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I have a somewhat different process. All metal work done, then rotisserie, then media blast all non exterior flat panels which I strip by sanding, then 3 coats epoxy primer whole shell, then bedliner, then filler work within epoxy recoat window, then epoxy, then poly primer, then block entire car, then urethane primer, then block whole car 180 through 400 then ready for epoxy sealer and paint.

Your method will work, it’s just that some metal work is best done with the car properly supported and not on a rotisserie. It is also a bit tougher to keep the bedliner looking good.

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Thanks all.

Don, thanks, I've been wondering about removing from rotisserie to complete. You may have seen my car on IG (jarhead1017). Working on the Speedtech install now, had to remove part of the trunk.
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Don, thanks, I've been wondering about removing from rotisserie to complete. You may have seen my car on IG (jarhead1017). Working on the Speedtech install now, had to remove part of the trunk.
Hi Joe. Iíve been following your build and Gunny. Sometimes depending on the build Iíll put a shell on the rotisserie twice. Once you do it the first time it doesnít take too long to put it on the rotisserie a second time.

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My process:
  1. Media blast to strip and see all the issues
  2. Epoxy primer bomb entire car
  3. Metal work
  4. Finish rest of the custom changes/do full mock-up
  5. Body work entire car, starting with bottom and secondary areas like inner finders, etc.
  6. Final paint bottom, secondary areas, interior, jams
  7. Final paint top

This way you don't have to stress about any finished paint while you are doing mock up and it makes the paint setup/prep grouped together.
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If you live in a low humidity climate, then I would leave bare metal until all metal work is completed. If not, I would finish floor, then epoxy prime only. Then finish all other metal work and then prime, followed by seam seal and bed liner on floor.
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joe .. my two cents.. I wish I had done my Differently.. wish I had done the entire mock up .. console... seats, seat belts exhaust all of if..

i pained and then rhino linered my floor bottom.. then has to work around it to weld in bungs and brackets..
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