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Totally not related to MM but I have a Japanese mini truck that was painted white from the factory in Tokyo. I bought a Styx River stencil kit to camo the truck cab. The rest of the body has been bed lined etc. (see photo below).

Curious, should I just wash the truck and use a mild de-greaser on the cab then just start painting?

Should I sand anything first?

Any input / knowledge or helpful tips would be much appreciated.

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You will want to sand it first. If nothing else, you want to scuff the surface. I would want to get down through the clear coat. An orbital sander will help with the job.

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Thanks ranger. I called the manufacturer and he suggested a fine sanding and to apply a dove grey or khaki base coat over the white then start laying the stencil pattern down.

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Scuff it down with scotch brite real good, two light coats of a base color and go to town with the stencils.... and post pics!!!

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Scuff it down with scotch brite real good, two light coats of a base color and go to town with the stencils.... and post pics!!!


I'll be sure to post photos. If I screw it up I'm taking it to Camo Designs after season lol.

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It is a cool looking little truck

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Those pieces of shit are horrible. That one looks newer. Maybe it will be better than my dad's. I hope you are 5'7" or less. God help you when shit starts breaking on that pile!

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Those pieces of shit are horrible. That one looks newer. Maybe it will be better than my dad's. I hope you are 5'7" or less. God help you when shit starts breaking on that pile!




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I bought me a Japanese one-- its says Honda Pioneer 700.

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Those pieces of shit are horrible. That one looks newer. Maybe it will be better than my dad's. I hope you are 5'7" or less. God help you when shit starts breaking on that pile!




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Sorry... But that is experience talking.

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rangerp wrote:
NannySlayer wrote:
Those pieces of shit are horrible. That one looks newer. Maybe it will be better than my dad's. I hope you are 5'7" or less. God help you when shit starts breaking on that pile!




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Sorry... But that is experience talking.


NS - I'm sorry, but did I post looking for recommendations on whether or not to buy? I'm pretty sure I was just looking for painting recommendations.

Not that I need to explain my reasoning to you or anyone else, but back when I was looking into hunting rigs I had half saved for a Polaris Ranger. However, when I found the mini truck it served my need here in Houston. It works great on the old rice field / cattle ranches that I hunt here West & East of Houston.

I've built and owned three. I'm well aware of their capabilities. This one is perfect for me. I'm 6'3" and 235 and I fit just fine. The 1999 (pictured above) has more head & leg room. The A/C, EFI and power steering was the selling point for me. This was a big upgrade from my 1990 Carry.

Oh, and another huge plus... I don't get pulled over by the GW's or Police when driving down the county roads like the rangers and 4 wheelers do in my area. :mrgreen:

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NS - I'm sorry, but did I post looking for recommendations on whether or not to buy? I'm pretty sure I was just looking for painting recommendations.

Not that I need to explain my reasoning to you or anyone else, but back when I was looking into hunting rigs I had half saved for a Polaris Ranger. However, when I found the mini truck it served my need here in Houston. It works great on the old rice field / cattle ranches that I hunt here West & East of Houston.

I've built and owned three. I'm well aware of their capabilities. This one is perfect for me. I'm 6'3" and 235 and I fit just fine. The 1999 (pictured above) has more head & leg room. The A/C, EFI and power steering was the selling point for me. This was a big upgrade from my 1990 Carry.

Oh, and another huge plus... I don't get pulled over by the GW's or Police when driving down the county roads like the rangers and 4 wheelers do in my area. :mrgreen:


The newer ones must be twice the size as the old ones. If I fit in them I would hate them just a touch less. All the ones we have at the club are allergic to water and even then, if you do not get anything wet the mud gums them up and bogs them down. Not sure what year my pop's is... 95 maybe. It is a dd51t carry. The concept is good but they suck hard here.

Do you tag them or just renegade down the road? My buddy found a way to "launder" the title into something the DMV would accept.

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NannySlayer wrote:
WestEndAngler wrote:

NS - I'm sorry, but did I post looking for recommendations on whether or not to buy? I'm pretty sure I was just looking for painting recommendations.

Not that I need to explain my reasoning to you or anyone else, but back when I was looking into hunting rigs I had half saved for a Polaris Ranger. However, when I found the mini truck it served my need here in Houston. It works great on the old rice field / cattle ranches that I hunt here West & East of Houston.

I've built and owned three. I'm well aware of their capabilities. This one is perfect for me. I'm 6'3" and 235 and I fit just fine. The 1999 (pictured above) has more head & leg room. The A/C, EFI and power steering was the selling point for me. This was a big upgrade from my 1990 Carry.

Oh, and another huge plus... I don't get pulled over by the GW's or Police when driving down the county roads like the rangers and 4 wheelers do in my area. :mrgreen:


The newer ones must be twice the size as the old ones. If I fit in them I would hate them just a touch less. All the ones we have at the club are allergic to water and even then, if you do not get anything wet the mud gums them up and bogs them down. Not sure what year my pop's is... 95 maybe. It is a dd51t carry. The concept is good but they suck hard here.

Do you tag them or just renegade down the road? My buddy found a way to "launder" the title into something the DMV would accept.


I had a DD51T, this one is a DB52T.

I didn't bother titling mine. Too much red tape.

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WestEndAngler wrote:

I had a DD51T, this one is a DB52T.

I didn't bother titling mine. Too much red tape.


The way I see it... It is all good until it is not... Then, they are gonna realize it is not what it was billed to be and the insurance company is not gonna honor the claim... Then you are fucked.

Who do you by parts from? I have been dealing with Mac Town Minis for 8 or 9 years I bet. He can get just about anything for the stupid little things

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The AC in that one. Is it in a box under the bed or does it use a conventional automotive setup?

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The AC in that one. Is it in a box under the bed or does it use a conventional automotive setup?


Conventional.

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One of my buddies had the box thing under the bed and it stayed full of mud. He put this massive lift on it and it was never right. If he had not messed up the suspension so bad I think we could have dabbed up some sort of mud protection. Or relocated it. Either way he ruined that one. AC would be nice tho

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I want to see it when you finish the camo

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I want to see it when you finish the camo


Me too.. I keep coming back here to explain why I like my mini truck though :lol:

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rangerp wrote:
I want to see it when you finish the camo


Me too.. I keep coming back here to explain why I like my mini truck though :lol:


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Post Re: Stencils, Spray Paint...
I had one of those with tracks on it we used for bombing across frozen lakes....never any problems with it at all ran like a top. Cant wait to see this one in camo!


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rangerp wrote:
I want to see it when you finish the camo


Me too.. I keep coming back here to explain why I like my mini truck though :lol:

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I had one of those with tracks on it we used for bombing across frozen lakes....never any problems with it at all ran like a top. Cant wait to see this one in camo!


Sold this a couple of years ago then bought this white one the day after...


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