I’ve had two productive weekends in a row. Haven’t been that productive in a long time. With these two weekends I did some refinishing on my truck. I took a wire wheel and sandpaper to the bed then hit it with a coat of primer. The before and after are below.

Before:

After:

I am not 100% pleased with the bed, but the goal was to get rid of and stop the rust. Pro tip, an 8 foot bed takes way more than two cans to paint. I was foolish to think I could do it with only two cans.

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I spruced up the grill and painted the headlight surrounds as well because they did not match which irked me a bit. Now they match and that makes me happy even if I don’t like how it looks compared to how to passenger shroud looked before.

Before:

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After:

Hopefully I can continue to have dry and productive weekends as there is so much more to do and so little time to do it.

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Question: I have read that leaving primer can cause/not prevent rust since it is porous and absorbs water. Is this true or am I fine leaving the bed just primered for a while(aka at least a year)?