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    I have a 1994 chevy suburban silverado and currently its white but the paint is coming off an dyou can see the galvanized steel body i want to paint it a hunter green to go with the tan trim what would be the best way to repaint this so that the paint stays on and does not peel off like the original paint has? any suggestions would be appreciated. the truck can be seen in my garage. also what modifications should i add to make this my bug out vehicle if the SHTF?

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    Make sure you use a clear coat after you do the base paint. All the white trucks from the late 90's didn't have a clear coat so the paint peels off. My truck has a similar issue not at extreme but the hood and fenders are a mess. As long as you get a solid base coat and then clear coat it there shouldn't be an issue.

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    Thanks I just really dont get why they did that but i will be sure to clear coat it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tryst7308 View Post
    Thanks I just really dont get why they did that but i will be sure to clear coat it.
    Think about it. If you're a huge company and you make say 100,000+ white trucks which have paint that on its own is shiny and smooth why spend potentially another $500 per truck to do a clear coat. It saves over 50 million dollars. It was all about cost saving.

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    Surface prep and a good primer is a must have.
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