Painting Richards Dodge Cummins DieselWhen I purchased my 1992 Dodge cummins diesel, the paint on it looked bad, it was flaking off. Every couple weeks more paint would flake off. After wondering around the forums, I found its a very common problem for these pickups.
So, after painting 2 other rigs, I decided it was time to get started on getting new paint on my pickup.
Sanding requires ... lots of elbow grease. Long story short, it took me about ...3 weeks worth of sanding after I got home from work. I wet sanded it down with 200 grit to get almost all of it to the original primer.
I got a can of primer and primed up all of the spots I sanded down to bare metal. I was able to take the decals off using fishing line (Tip I found on the cumminsforum.com) and used an eraser wheel to take the adhesive
Finally, it was time for paint. I drove it to my parents place and my brother helped get it all taped up. It took us about 3 hours to get it all taped up, and about 1 hour to actually paint.
About 2-3 hours after paint and clear coat, it we took off the tape and considered with project done. I did make a mistake, some of the plastic we used to prevent overspray had stuck to some of the clear coat paint. I haven't gotten thos inperfections fixed yet, but it should be a quick fix.