This truck bed cargo bar was made for me as a Christmas gift to myself. I don’t usually add my own personal touch to my own things, but that’s exactly the case here. For this project I wanted to add a little more customization to this bar, so I added a handle for the driver and a hole for the passenger.
I started by figuring out how to paint it black. I started by using a color called “cotton candy.” This was the first time I had ever used a color to alter a color I already had. The results are pretty good, but it’s not as pretty as I would have liked. The paint I used is a mix of water based and oil based.
I think its best to use a two component paint in the construction industry since most car and truck manufacturers use two components for paint jobs. But I think this method is the best for both workability and durability. The best thing about oil based paints is that they are not as durable as water based paints. Water based paints are a little better, but they still last a long time.
Some may be quick to dismiss this as just another truck bed filler, but I think it’s more than that. The best point of the paint job is that it blends in with the wood so it will not make a huge mess in the finish. For the best looks, I recommend using a two-component paint because it will not stain your wood.
The only downside is that you need to mix your two components well in order to achieve a good mix. This is because the two components need to be well mixed before they can react with each other. There are many paint suppliers that offer paint kits that will mix your two components.
Some people feel that using two paint colors is a bit of a gimmick. We think it is a brilliant idea, especially for those that do not have the time to mix the two colors well. If you have two-component paints you should be able to mix it right out of the box.
This is a good point. Mixing two-component paints should be an easy job, and a lot of the paint suppliers that offer kits will have a large selection of colors to choose from.
The biggest problem with two-component paints is that you will usually have two containers to use. That’s one of the reasons why most companies will offer kits with two containers, but it doesn’t mean that you have to use the same container twice.
This is another good reason to get the same type of container. Some paints are very forgiving and can easily mix in a second container, whereas others will not mix for many months.
Some people think that if you have two different types of containers, you might end up with one that will work better than the other. You would be wrong. In fact, mixing two containers can make for a very confusing mess. If you do use the same container more than once, you are wasting paint. Also, if you mix the same type of paint twice, you may end up with a paint that isn’t going to last.