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#2374532 - 09/20/11 12:37 AM Re: body work and new paint job [Re: QuicksterP71]
Taximan Offline
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For a DIY paintjob, you can't beat that $10 (w/coupon) Harbor Freight HVLP gun. Heck, even Rick Dale uses that gun on "American Restoration".
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#2375355 - 09/21/11 12:01 PM Re: body work and new paint job [Re: QuicksterP71]
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then all you need is a compressor and maybe a jitter bug for wet sanding
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#2375446 - 09/21/11 02:58 PM Re: body work and new paint job [Re: QuicksterP71]
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It helps that I already have a big 'ol 80 gallon compressor, lol.
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#2375705 - 09/22/11 12:08 AM Re: body work and new paint job [Re: QuicksterP71]
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Looks great! A lot of hard work on the clear coats is one of the major KEYS! I must recommend this guy's video for about 10 bucks. It is a big old down loadable series of videos of how to paint your car without a booth. I would not even attempt to paint my car in the garage without watching this. He walks you through some very serious and solid principles of painting. He might come across a bit like the wacky professor, but you'll just have to trust me on this one!
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#2375710 - 09/22/11 12:27 AM Re: body work and new paint job [Re: BenC]
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Originally Posted By: BenC
It helps that I already have a big 'ol 80 gallon compressor, lol.


Lol, can I borrow that compressor laugh
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#2376168 - 09/22/11 11:24 PM Re: body work and new paint job [Re: QuicksterP71]
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That hood is a pain to paint with a spray can, it goes on forever. I have a bad right shoulder so it is hard for me to reach with it, so I painted it mostly with my left hand. For a up date i have been wet sanding the clear coat that i shot last weekend and hope to buff it all on sunday.


Edited by QuicksterP71 (09/22/11 11:28 PM)
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#2376908 - 09/24/11 12:55 PM Re: body work and new paint job [Re: QuicksterP71]
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Weather has not bee very good around here but i did get the roof and the hood wet sanded and buffed. I hope to get the fron fenders wet sanded and buffed also this weekend. Weather permiting

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#2376976 - 09/24/11 03:25 PM Re: body work and new paint job [Re: QuicksterP71]
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That looks so good! grin
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#2377211 - 09/25/11 12:16 AM Re: body work and new paint job [Re: QuicksterP71]
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That's truly amazing!

What type machine/pad are you using?
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#2377326 - 09/25/11 06:57 AM Re: body work and new paint job [Re: QuicksterP71]
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that is just a wool pad nothing speical it is what came with the buffer. You can also see that I sanded and buffed my headlights. I cut the nibs off my headlight to make them easyer to work on.


Edited by QuicksterP71 (09/25/11 07:36 AM)
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#2377337 - 09/25/11 08:42 AM Re: body work and new paint job [Re: QuicksterP71]
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Paint looks amazing-Puts Maaco paint jobs to shame.
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#2377564 - 09/25/11 06:10 PM Re: body work and new paint job [Re: QuicksterP71]
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fender done. I sanded though the clea4r coat on the other side of the car so ended up re clear coating the entire fender. I also clear coated the passenger side rear door today. I also sanded the drivers door so it is ready to clear coat.
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#2378493 - 09/27/11 09:48 AM Re: body work and new paint job [Re: QuicksterP71]
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Originally Posted By: QuicksterP71
that is just a wool pad nothing speical it is what came with the buffer. You can also see that I sanded and buffed my headlights. I cut the nibs off my headlight to make them easyer to work on.


What machine are you useing? Also the only thing your useing is the 3m correct?
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#2378515 - 09/27/11 11:14 AM Re: body work and new paint job [Re: QuicksterP71]
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I wet sanded the rear passenger door today and started buffing it and ran out of compound arrrg!!!!!!


I finished this fender yesterday I think it came out ok

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#2378674 - 09/27/11 04:21 PM Re: body work and new paint job [Re: QuicksterP71]
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i love it so far, a couple of my friends did a toyota dark metalic blue and black in high school ended up perfect said the body class instrustor untill we told him it was rattle can( your lieing!) there is no way thats rattle can.

you will love the reactions, makes me wanna paint my car now


Edited by ALPHA_OKAMI (09/27/11 04:22 PM)
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