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Have you ever painted your car

Discussion in 'The Paintshop' started by obi_waynne, 25 September 2012.

  1. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Have you ever applied paint to your car to a car part?

    How did it go? Were you pleased with the finish? What did you use to spray the paint?
     
  2. claymore

    claymore The Torque Meister

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    Have always painted my owne cars, usually the results are quite good once the paint has been wet sanded and polished.

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  3. Redd

    Redd Tuner

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    Iv always painted my cars aswell. I did a part respray to satin black on a purple fiat cinquecento, which I also did an interior spray on. Then my project after that was a battered blue mk4 escort that a sanded, filled, primered and resprayed in white. My new project is a Pug 106 that im going to be spraying soon, but I havn't fully decided on the design yet.
     
  4. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    Good heavens claymore, I had no idea you have been so active over the years with the spray gun, very impressive! My own efforts on various engine parts in the past have been an embarrassment to say the least :embarrest:
    I have only had one success which was done fairly recently and that was spraying a modified new engine mount in black, the success of this was purely accidental I can assure you! :)
     
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  5. davalav

    davalav Moderator

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    All it takes is a keen eye and technique. As Clay as shown, takes years to perfect. All his motors look awesome!
     
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  6. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    ^^ They do indeed buddy :)
     
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  7. davalav

    davalav Moderator

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    Eventually I will buy a comp and spray guns and respray my car. Would love a fresh coat of Blaze Yellow.
     
  8. herb

    herb modherbrator Moderator

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    at college with a compressor and gun ive sprayed numerous car parts with great success. and with rattle cans ive sprayed mobile phones, laptops, car panels, engine parts, interior parts, wheels, alarm fobs loads of different things i made mistakes along the way but the end result has always been 100%!!:bigsmile:
     
  9. Jakeymd

    Jakeymd The Torque Meister

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    I did once, i think it went quite well.

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    I think i made it look too much like a 250gto?
     
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  10. davalav

    davalav Moderator

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    LMAO! Nice one Jake! :lol:
     
  11. suzsx041

    suzsx041 Torque Junkie

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    I have painted a lot or cars, bikes and hot rods over the years.The key to a good paint job is the preparation spray evenly put paint a little heaver on edges is not that difficult DON'T rush.
     
  12. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    I used to have a business restoring classic cars so did quite a bit of spraying .

    I will have to dig out some photos !

    I still have the compressor but only use it for air tools. If my next project is a solid colour I might have a play (everybody should have at leat one project car on the go )

    With modern paints it is possible to get a good finish though an oven is best to get a top quality job especially if using a pearlescent.
     
  13. davalav

    davalav Moderator

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    Seen a few naff matte black cars over the years. Why do people think Matte black looks good? Espeically covering the entire car!
     
  14. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    Agree with you 100%! Saw a Rolls Phantom once covered in a matt black vinyl wrap; don't get me started on that story though :sad2:
     
  15. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    tecnique isnt everything - an oven will give a better finish everytime with the same painter and paint - especially anything using a lacquer.
     
  16. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    Would you say that having lacquer on top of the paint job was essential then sleeper for a better finish?

    I am currently negotiating with a body shop to respray the underside of my bonnet which I feel is letting the car down a little, also I am going to have them make me a matt finish stainless steel insert plate to cover the underside of the bonnet right up to the edges which are going to be resprayed the original body colour, I am also going to have some under bonnet matting fitted to go between the stainless steel plate and the underside of the bonnet.
     
  17. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    spraying and polishing solid colours is different to metallics and pearlescents
    On a solid colour you can polish the colour and even t cut it to get the shine back -

    metallic and pearlescent paints have some /many coats of laquer on top of one or more basecoats.
    You cant apply sealants to mettalics etc top give a beeter "shine" but you cant polish a lacquer like you can a solid colour as it is clear (the colour is underneath)
    The gloss/shine or whatever one calls it comes from the lacquer and an oven allows you to get a better finish.
     
  18. davalav

    davalav Moderator

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    My birthday is on Friday, and hopefully mother has bought me a spray gun set. I'll purchase the compressor my self. Reminds me, maybe I should create a new thread.
     

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