|We bought this old, '92 Dodge diesel truck this summer. It's been a work truck it's whole life, but it still has some spunk left in it.|
|After a bit of body work and some spray paint- thank you tremclad|
|It looks pretty good, if I do say so myself!|
EDIT: I knew someone would ask, lol.
Ok, so a long time ago we had this van, and it had some scratches on it, and Husband kept saying he was going to fix it, and I kept saying it was going to rust, and two years went by, and I was right. It started to rust. So I got fed up and went and bought the factory colour match touch up paint. I sprayed the rusted spots, and a few other knicks and scratches while husbans was at work. He was not impressed.
The problem with the colour match paint, is it matches the original colour, not the sun faded, weather beaten colour your car becomes after ten years or so. We drove around in a spotted van for a couple of years after that.
Then a few years ago we bought this beat up old Ford Ranger- Barney. It was already rusted up, and it was just a farm truck, didn't spend much time on the road, just hauled manure and firewood. But I knew from previous experience, if I waited for husband to do the body work there would be nothing left but a bucket of rust. I also knew that matching paint wouldn't match.
I started with a can of black spray paint. Most of the rust was on the edges, so I gave the truck a bit of a trim. That didn't look too bad. But then there was a bit of rust here, a bit of rust there... Hmmm. Mom suggested camouflage. Ok then. I bought a variety of greens, cut some pine branches, and went to town.
At any rate- everyone who drives the truck likes to complain about the little bit of over spray on the windshield. Whiners, the lot of them, lol.
The body work is still not done, but Barney still lives on carting manure.
(Did you know, if you edit a published post it takes the post down? Hmmm. Will it now publish as a new post? Or will it go back where it was?...)