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Old 06-12-2012, 10:56 AM   #1
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Hello guys, this is my first attempt at a dyi paintjob, would I need to sand any further down or would this be good? Thanks for your help.

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Old 06-12-2012, 09:40 PM   #2
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Sorry, I meant "Do It Yourself" paintjob.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:42 PM   #3
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Hello guys, this is my first attempt at a dyi paintjob, would I need to sand any further down or would this be good? Thanks for your help.
The times I've seen paint work from basically bare metal, they shoot it with primer and wet sand it so you can clearly see areas that need additional work. It brings out the imperfections. Looks like you done a lot of work!
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:10 PM   #4
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Thanks, there sure is a lot of work that goes into it!
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:44 PM   #5
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Im almost done with the paint on my 66 coupe. i just have to re do the black. Just know there is a lot to remember if your gonna do it yourself. Definatly do a fog coat over the primer and if your gonna do black paint it has to be 100% perfect body work
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:38 PM   #6
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I'm going with nightmist blue, almost as bad as black. It's a big job but I'm just going to take my time and try to do it right. BTW, I love your side scoops, those look awesome!
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thanks, they were only $80 haha... that will be a cool color! jus make sure u do a fog coat then, and it will look pretty good!
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:06 PM   #8
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Im almost done with the paint on my 66 coupe. i just have to re do the black. Just know there is a lot to remember if your gonna do it yourself. Definatly do a fog coat over the primer and if your gonna do black paint it has to be 100% perfect body work
I'm really new to this, so do you put the fog coat over the primer or the base coat before the clear? Thanks for the info.
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I assume that a guide coat is being advised here. It would go over the primer filler to show any low/high spots that still need work before primer sealer.

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If you spray a guide coat and sand it with a long board, any high spots will sand through first (showing as primer filler color as opposed to the contrasting guide coat) where as a low spot will show up as the guide coat color instead of the primer filler color. When you can sand it correctly with all guide coat sanding off evenly, it's pretty darn good.

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High spots need to be taken down and low spots need to be built up.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:08 PM   #10
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I thought a fog coat was a coat of base that is slightly overreduced and sprayed on from a bit further distance to help blend and help cover tiger stripe.

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I thought a fog coat was a coat of base that is slightly overreduced and sprayed on from a bit further distance to help blend and help cover tiger stripe.
Please dont assume I know what I'm talking about, I am a complete newbie to this and am just trying to learn as much as I can from you guys. This is just what I gathered from google searches. Thanks
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Re: advice on paintjob

You need to spray a primer sealer to protect the metal. Also fog coat is like said, after you primer you spary and opposing color. So if you primer is gray the fog coat will freckle over the gray and be black. SO when your blocking to get it straight you will be able to see highs and lows
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:48 AM   #12
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Thanks, I guess I thought the fog coat and guide coat were two different things. Thats why I like this forum, tons of information for a beginner.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:11 PM   #13
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I finally finished my first paint job. Definately learned a lot of do's and especially dont's. Next one should go much smoother!

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Old 08-14-2012, 10:59 PM   #14
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Not bad man. I was considering doing my own paint. I may stop short of shooting the actual paint, and just do the primer and have a pro finish up. But looks like you did a pretty good job. Hats off to you for doing it without experience. Looks great.
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Not too bad!
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:07 PM   #16
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Thanks guys, it was actually a pretty fun project.
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