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

    So Harty I think I will put a few coats on tommorow, I don't have to work so I'm going to take advantage of it. I should get pics up.



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

    sounds great. I would like to see your results.

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

    Hey harty what did you mean orange peel? You said you sand til there is no more orange peel.

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

    Hey Harty I painted yesterday and was going to continue today but is going to rain. But lookks decent so far. I'm not sure what the orange peel is though.

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

    what would i do if i want to take my unpainted bumpers and side trim and paint them a gloss black, what kind of paint you recommend for the unpainted bumbers, and would rollers really be more usefull on those pieces then spraying? and how much would a buffer/wet sander cost for someone who doesnt own that equipment

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

    Quote Originally Posted by chowder View Post
    what would i do if i want to take my unpainted bumpers and side trim and paint them a gloss black, what kind of paint you recommend for the unpainted bumbers, and would rollers really be more usefull on those pieces then spraying? and how much would a buffer/wet sander cost for someone who doesnt own that equipment
    Hey chowder I finished the $50 job on my car and it turned out decent but i went with black (wouldnt reccomend black). I just painted over my bumpers cause my car came with fuckin plastic unpainted bumpers. They turned out fine. The rollers will do the job.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by chowder View Post
    what would i do if i want to take my unpainted bumpers and side trim and paint them a gloss black, what kind of paint you recommend for the unpainted bumbers, and would rollers really be more usefull on those pieces then spraying? and how much would a buffer/wet sander cost for someone who doesnt own that equipment
    get some of the nappa brand flexible bumper primer and spray them after cleaning them really well, it's a high build flex primer,so if you do several coats you can wet sand it. i don't know what would be the point of using a roller on your bumper when you can use a few cans of quality bumper paint in spray cans. of course you can do the cheap route and paint right over the plastic with the wrong paint,then have it flake off in six months. you don't need a sander to do it anyway,you wet sand it by hand.

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

    l cause there isnt enough bumber black in the world to get my bumpers black again the sun has taken them. so i figured i just paint them black instead. and thanks

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

    hes talking about repainting them with the oem black made for bumpers lol
    this

    i use this now though

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

    how long does that krylon last and how easy is it to apply

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

    It lasts forever, I use it myself. It has a really wide-spray nozzle so its really easy to apply.

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

    its great paint and easy to use mayne
    get satin or semi satin

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

    And remember, 99% prep, 1% paint.

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

    this stuff is awesome, only available from the guy with the white van parked at the end of the abandon parking lot in YOUR CITY HERE down the road from walgreens

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

    you can get the quality stuff like that from any good automotive paint store . for anyone who hasn't gone in there,thats where you get the good stuff in cans

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BITESIZE View Post
    When you say duplicolor...you mean in the can...not spray?
    Correct you just search for the paint in a can with that name select your color and get a very fine roller and wetsand after 6-10hours (depending on where your painting), re-coat immediatly, use about 3/4 of a can depending on the size of your car. Best part about this is its fool proof after you thin it and i can do it in my garage!

    Truth is i bought rattle cans and was going to paint my car but i said screw that when i read this post. Thx 3Geez!

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

    *jizz*

    totally doing this in the spring....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lostforawhile View Post
    you can get the quality stuff like that from any good automotive paint store . for anyone who hasn't gone in there,thats where you get the good stuff in cans
    I agree, it would be rare to find a high quality product from a chain store. IMO this is the "RICER" way out lol. A rattle can can never reproduce the same atomization/spray pattern than a real gun can put down.

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

    has anyone used a matte paint for this method? ex: matte black, white, blue. also called flat.

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

    I know this might be gravedigging but....

    We don't have tremclad/rustoleum in New Zealand.

    Would this paint below work if I wanted to paint my car :P

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-...-436083641.htm

    I was think of just sanding it to the metal and then give it a few coats of primer with a spray can. Then rolling on that white paint above

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 12v View Post
    I know this might be gravedigging but....

    We don't have tremclad/rustoleum in New Zealand.

    Would this paint below work if I wanted to paint my car :P

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-...-436083641.htm

    I was think of just sanding it to the metal and then give it a few coats of primer with a spray can. Then rolling on that white paint above
    Dont sand down to bare metal. It will be very hard to bond paint. The stock paint is a great base for more coats of paint. Just sand the entire car. But not to bare metal.

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

    I gotta say that I wouldn't do this method. It is cheap, but good GOD what a lot of work. You paint on a thin coat and then sand like a mofo for a few years. Do that fifty times and you'll have results like the pic in about 17 years. I would buy a cheap sprayer from Harbor Freight and build a cheap wood-frame booth in my yard. Just me though. I think rattle-canning anything is generally frowned upon here.
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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    I've roller painted quite a few cars over the years, done a few gloss, a couple metallic and a huge amount of matt ones, and it's not that bad really.

    Sanding down the creases however can be a real pain in the ass, like on the Accords where the hood is raised, sanding that little edge would be a pain to get it evenly sanded, but it can be done quickly and easily with a bit of practice.


    First car I roller painted was a Volvo 940 station wagon, and it took a grand total of 3 hours to do the paint job, including prep time. Admittedly that was matt black so a bit easier, and no sanding every couple of coats, but you can get awesome results with a roller.



    I would advise getting a spare hood first of all to practice on though, just so you know what you're doing before you actually get stuck in there y'know?

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    i'm trying this on the 3gee right now, super ghetto, I'll sneak in some pics tomorrow.
    I'm impressed so far.
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    Re: $50 paint job...dyi..and hot as hell

    Quote Originally Posted by POS carb View Post
    i'm trying this on the 3gee right now, super ghetto, I'll sneak in some pics tomorrow.
    I'm impressed so far.
    Just make sure you take your time..I did this to my 3gee a few months ago and it looked great after the first 4 coats but wasn't fully covered and i didn't sand it down before adding a fifth coat and it ended up looking terrible and the end paint job after 6 coats looked terrible, i'm in the process of repainting it now (with a gun) it definitely would have looked very nice had i taken my time and remembered to sand it

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