Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by devilsalmostfree, Feb 28, 2010.
It's looking pretty awesome. Did you have to use an actual buffing tool for the sealant?
Since I have 250 miles on the new crate engine I dropped in a few weeks ago, I decided it was time to tackle the paint and rust on my 89 Burb.
So yesterday I got the grinder out and started attacking the typical rust spots on the fenders.
All I've done so far is take the chrome trim piece for the wheel well off the pass side fender (had to grind the heads of the screws off because they were rusted in there) and sand down as much of the rust as possible. Then I hit it with some rust inhibitor and sanded a bit more. Last thing I did today was lay a bit of bondo down on the offending areas. So tomorrow I'll do some more sanding and more thin layers of bondo and more sanding until I'm satisfied. Then I'll move on to the next fender.....And so on and so on and.........
Yes I did use a buffing tool... But it can be applied by hand too.
Use my truck to take my 300 pieces of my bike iwrecked last wekend from my dads shop to my house to start to try and rebuild. Oh and I got an air fresher
got a flowmaster 40 welded in, and did a wash and vac job. exhaust sounds pretty nice now.
well..... went for a cruse and did a monster rolling burnout by the GFs house
Got my flow master 40s on my truck... Sounds pretty good. Next up is body work!! ...when I get some time and money lol
Washed the truck went for a little drive then decided to take off a little dealer sticker and also the flexfuel badge...looks alot better now, thinking about taking the silverado and lt off maybe now.... not too sure though haha.
Nice looking truck!!
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Can't wait to hear them!! Must sound pretty bad-*** !!!
They are kinda badass lol ill try gettin a video or something up here soon so ya can hear it
Looking good. White my other favorite truck color. A color matched tailgate handle would look great too.
Yes, i have to get around to quite a bit more color matching still but its coming along nicely haha :great:
Believe it or not went back to the dealership again today for the 5th time due to CEL this time they once again tried to say that the OEM gas cap that I just bought from them last month was either aftermarket or bad.... after I explained to them again that I had just recently bought it from them they ran a "smoke" test and said that it was in fact a bad gas cap and they put another new gas cap on... now I get to see how long I can drive before I get another CEL.. Hopefully this time it really is fixed, but after two new gas caps, a vent solenoid, and a pressure sensor, and 5 total trips to the dealer, I am wondering why they didn't just do the "smoke" test the first time? This dealer is about 30 or so miles away so I have wasted some gas and time for this tomfoolery.. and there is a closer dealership but they have some bad rep around here so I have steered clear of them.. I think I might have to give them a shot if my CEL comes on again though..
ok done whining.. :sign0020:
took some neat pics of it tonight, try to get them on here tomorrow.
Well Today I Debadged my truck. Except for the front and rear bowties. I no longer acknowledge the Phantom as a Rocky Ridge truck. Also removed the Flex fuel badge, model letters, and the z71 decals. Put a little twist of my own with decals on it. Check out my shocker shocks:lol:
Looking good man!
My girl got a fresh oil filter and some fresh oil today. also added some lubricant to her joints where necessary. Removed the dealers badge(finally). No need to advertise for a bad service organization.
Also got a state inspection and emissions so I can renew registration. took her for a drive and turned over to 27,000 miles.
New dealer offered me a high dollar for a trade in but I am not sure I want another new truck.
The Phantom is looking good. I like the recent changes you've made to the truck. I've been thinking of removing the Sierra badge from my tailgate. I definitely wanted to the leave the badges on the door. I don't have a cool name for my truck like you.
Today I removed the storage portion of the center console in order to gain access to the vestigial rear vents, which have been a source of vibration/rattling when the bass hits. I then sealed these vestigial vents using expanding silicon sealant. They are curing now and will need to be checked, trimmed, and reinstalled, tomorrow. I also removed the driver and passenger side door panel pockets and insulated them completly using an adhesive-backed rubber pipe wrap such that they no longer rattle.
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