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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    I am so doing this when my bodywork is done. I read all 80+ pages on it.



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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    Can you buy the metal flakes to put in the Rustoleum? I'm going to shoot it with a HVLP Gun.

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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    hey bitesieze when do you think you will paint it?...i cant wait...if yours come out good il paint mine the same

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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    Quote Originally Posted by MessyHonda
    hey bitesieze when do you think you will paint it?...i cant wait...if yours come out good il paint mine the same

    Probably in Spring time, when it starts warming up. It gets pretty damn cold in Idaho during the winter, so it wouldn't turned out as well as warmer weather. I've still got alot of body work do, especially since the wreck.

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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    i might try this on our barina for a test lol ill try do it cheaply-er

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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    You should, I want to see the outcome.

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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    Can you spray it with a wagner
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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    Quote Originally Posted by A20A1
    Can you spray it with a wagner

    OOOO. good question mike. i would say thats one to test. the best part about this paint/ method is you have 1 or 2 outcomes...

    1 you loose 20 bucks worth of walmart paint (personally ive spent more on stupid shit)
    2 you come out with a bangin paint jjob for 20 bucks.

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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    Quote Originally Posted by A20A1
    Can you spray it with a wagner

    I remember someone on Moparts saying they used one, and it turned out good. Just wetsand it more if use the wagner I'd say.

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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    if i wanted to do a clearcoat over top, can i polish my basecoat and lay clear over that to get an extra shine? or do I lay clear over top of my last coat?

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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    Quote Originally Posted by qh187
    if i wanted to do a clearcoat over top, can i polish my basecoat and lay clear over that to get an extra shine? or do I lay clear over top of my last coat?
    Well, if your doing this roller brush job, you better wet sand the base coat nice & even before you lay clear on. Yeah, lay the clear over your last coat of base. Personally, I wouldn't lay clear on using a roller brush, just don't make sense unless you like wet sanding a lot.
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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell




    Here's mine
    My Car Domain!
    Quote Originally Posted by BITESIZE
    It's only 2 inches long and 1/2 wide. I love it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodlust
    I could wipe my ass a thousand times and it still wouldn't look that clean Great job!!!

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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    Looks good Reno
    Got any outside pics.

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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    Quote Originally Posted by picopop
    Looks good Reno
    Got any outside pics.
    Nothing yet, I just took these right now, cuz I put my corners in and its dark outside anyway, ill have some later this week
    My Car Domain!
    Quote Originally Posted by BITESIZE
    It's only 2 inches long and 1/2 wide. I love it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodlust
    I could wipe my ass a thousand times and it still wouldn't look that clean Great job!!!

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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    nice man nice just paint around the edges and your set

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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    i am going to do this in the summer but for now i am going to do a rattel can job

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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    SWEEEET! I was just debating with my bro about paint on his '88 accord 4-dr and he was complaining about the cost but i think we've found the solution! If i do the 2 coats & wetsand, 2 coats & wetsand, 2 coats & wetsand and get a nice smooth finish should I shoot some clear over top to give it the shine? Also, what colours can this method be used for? (we were thinking either a black or white, but all options are open).

    thanks guys.
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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    black will show everything , white kinda hides stuff . alltho i did see reasonable cheap paint at advanced auto parts today , liek $20 a quart of paint but its duplicolor i dunno how good it is

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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    I'm trying it. I just gotta get my bodywork done, which should be probably in the next week or 2. In the mean time, I am going to do a test on a door off my mom's old windstar. I'm buying paint and supplies thursday. Is anyone interested in me posting pics, or is the mopar website enuf?

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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    Quote Originally Posted by brownj218
    I'm trying it. I just gotta get my bodywork done, which should be probably in the next week or 2. In the mean time, I am going to do a test on a door off my mom's old windstar. I'm buying paint and supplies thursday. Is anyone interested in me posting pics, or is the mopar website enuf?
    you can do your whole car with an airbrush if you want.
    after mine was painted i took the left over paint and some clear and did all the trim with it and it came out great.
    although i was dumb and didnt ask the body guy so i didnt realize it had to have hardener for it to ever dry. so it was tacky for a while and collected dust, but i will fix it someday.
    anyway, despite that stupidity it came out great.

    and actual auto paint isnt that expensive. but clear is like 100 bucks a gallon.

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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    I was about to test this roll-on method on my junker b4 repainting my 88... but then a friend offered to loan me a sprayer. I just rebuilt my tranny and want my car to look decent. Any advice on which way to go?

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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    Quote Originally Posted by jennwv
    I was about to test this roll-on method on my junker b4 repainting my 88... but then a friend offered to loan me a sprayer. I just rebuilt my tranny and want my car to look decent. Any advice on which way to go?
    I would get some scrap parts from a junkyard, and practice spraying before i would spray a car.
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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    Do you re-use the foam roller? If so, how do you clean it after each use?
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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    wow, going back to read my own post on this old thread. I was out of my ever lovin mind, I don't even remember writing it. That was a little over a week after having back surgury and pretty heavily medicated
    Basically nothing was said that was not true but dam.
    Don't do drugs folks, even though you think you are all together you really ain't and it shows... anyway back on topic
    It is very possible to get a nice look out of rattle cans, and brushes or rollers. Use high quality materials, no nylon bristles, and pay close attention to your environment. Sanding- very important to use sponge blocks for wet and hard blocks for dry. Use a tack rag, have two on hand if you can.Also, there is equipment out there now that You can use to spray professional automotive paint without having large shop two stage compressor and expensive paint guns. Harbor freight, pep boys, for example have paint guns that clone the high dollar ones.. for a tenth of the price , just fine for personal hobby use.
    Also You can use small oil-less compressors, hooked together to an extra air tank you use for tires.

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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    dont do it!!! lol, i did it on my moms van hood, after about 6 months now i guess, its peeling like a mother. and i prepped it real good. i had the time cuz i was only doing a hood. ya, i think its the canadian winters, but its peeling everywhere. its been outside since i painted it
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