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Old 04-19-2016, 06:18 PM   #36
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And get a light bar or whatever they are called for the verts. They look good to me when they have those with the top down. The cheap ones don't offer anything but looks, but you can get them where they are structural and provide safety in a roll over accident.

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Yeah i would definitely get a roll bar it looks sick and protects you at the same time.

I have seen his work on other cars hes done like my brother in laws beemer 330ci and a nissan 300zx he also did a design on the hood of the 300zx and it looked clean. Thats why i hit him up with the job.

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The pics have crappy quality but this is the nissan he did... you can see my 01 gt with the hood scoop back there when i bought it in 2011 lol.. gone but not forgotten

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The pics have crappy quality but this is the nissan he did... you can see my 01 gt with the hood scoop back there when i bought it in 2011 lol.. gone but not forgotten

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The Nissan looks good in the pictures.

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Yeah looks good to me, its hard to tell with pics but looks like its supposed to

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Anyone know if they sell a factory paint to touch up a small blemish from factory colors?

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Old 04-22-2016, 03:14 PM   #44
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Dupli Color should have what you need.

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I ll look it up to see if they a color in crystal white.

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Anyone know if they sell a factory paint to touch up a small blemish from factory colors?

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Dupli color or get it from Ford. Im sure there are several places online you could get it from too.

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There are about 100,000 'whites' out there and names are meaningless as different years/manufacturers will call different shades the same name. Just go to any paint shop with your paint code (it's on your data plate) and they can mix a rattle can of that paint. Then get a spray can of clear and you're set. A little masking and some time wet sanding is all it will take.

For the OP, gloss black is the worst color you can choose if you have body dings. It shows EVERYTHING. Just body work alone, the hours in just labor will go well beyond $900 if you want it done correctly. Color changes tie up a lot of shop time because of the jams. Then materials etc for the paint, there's a lot of money in that paint job if it's done correctly. If your buddy does a good job for $900, you've gotten one heck of a deal.
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There are about 100,000 'whites' out there and names are meaningless as different years/manufacturers will call different shades the same name. Just go to any paint shop with your paint code (it's on your data plate) and they can mix a rattle can of that paint. Then get a spray can of clear and you're set. A little masking and some time wet sanding is all it will take.

For the OP, gloss black is the worst color you can choose if you have body dings. It shows EVERYTHING. Just body work alone, the hours in just labor will go well beyond $900 if you want it done correctly. Color changes tie up a lot of shop time because of the jams. Then materials etc for the paint, there's a lot of money in that paint job if it's done correctly. If your buddy does a good job for $900, you've gotten one heck of a deal.
Agreed. Also at 900 for a color change, the cost would have to be cut somewhere, which would lead me to believe you'd be getting a single stage paint. It also wouldn't seem that he would be doing jams and the engine bay, which should be a requirement for color changes imho.

My base and clear, no color change, ran me a few grand on my 03 a couple years ago, and I had most of the car already pulled apart for them. They did fill in the holes on my trunklid, but in the grand scheme of things it added very little to my total cost.

If your buddy does even a decent job, and your getting a good base / clear, and good prep, then in my area that would be an amazing deal. If he does a decent job at 900, you definitely got the "friends and family" discount!
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Sorry about the ghetto picture but its crazy windy i cant wash my car and im afraid to wash it lol.. is there a time frame on when to wash my car after a paint job or is it good to go?..

Paint job looks clean to me but its just dirty and super windy right now ill post more when i clean it up.

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Give a couple of weeks to cure some and don't wax it for at least 6 months


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You should be fine to wash the car, just be gentle.

You can also, wax it. I have painted and then color sanded, buffed, and polished hundreds of new paint jobs. After the car is polished I always finish it up with a quality carnuba wax.

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The car doesn't look bad in pictures. I can see a bit of Orange peel or dry paint on the passenger door, but I see things a lot of people miss.

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Yeah cuz the buddy told me it was ready to go. Recomended me waxing it for longer life, i guess im afraid to **** up the paint.

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Yeah cuz the buddy told me it was ready to go. Recomended me waxing it for longer life, i guess im afraid to **** up the paint.

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I doubt you can hurt the paint. If you put swirls in it, the swirls polish back out.

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I wouldn't wax it I'm saying this because I work for Toyota plant and I know better I don't care if someone paints cars nobody can paint a car better then a manufacture can nor do they have the booths or ovens like we do I would let it cure it can cause issues with the clear just saying but its your car do as you please

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I wouldn't wax it I'm saying this because I work for Toyota plant and I know better I don't care if someone paints cars nobody can paint a car better then a manufacture can nor do they have the booths or ovens like we do I would let it cure it can cause issues with the clear just saying but its your car do as you please

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So your saying not to wash it in weeks?.

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Mass produced cars are churned out. An assembly line is only moving through a process. A paint shop has a person specifically devoted to a single car.

As for equipment; I must have been special. I didn't have robotic engineering, but I did have a down draft spray booth. I had the best lighting that could be had from ceiling to floor.

A lot of shops do not have an oven. They don't need an oven. They are not baking 100 cars a day. We had an oven, but it was not used on entire cars. I have seen outdated plastics warp in ovens. I have also seen solvent pop due to the paint forming a shell before it could cure internally.

I'm not going to debate that manufactured paint is better than specialty paint jobs from a shop. I've seen plenty of cars come through with the factory clear coats falling off. I've also seen Plenty of crap jobs come from body shops.

Mass produced paint jobs are not color sanded, buffed, polished, and then waxed to perfection.

When I was painting cars I would allow the paint to cure for 24 - 48 hours. This is not always needed, but I liked allowing the paint to cure. The customer never received the car until a day after that. By that time everything was sanded, polished, and waxed.

My dad did not run an average shop though. Most paint jobs took 2 weeks minimum.

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So your saying not to wash it in weeks?.

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Give it a day. You are on the sunny West Coast. You are likely fine to gently wash the car with a premium car wash. Be sure to use the softest mitt possible. Dry the car thoroughly. Do not wash or dry the car in direct sunlight. Wax it using a foam pad and light pressure. Once the wax dries gently buff it off with a terry cloth towel.

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How often would it need a wax to keep the paint healty?... once a month.. once every two months?

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How often would it need a wax to keep the paint healty?... once a month.. once every two months?

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That depends on the type of paint, and more importantly, the environment the paint needs to survive in. I normally use a quick detail spray after every wash once I have a good coat of wax. Once the detailer spray feels like it is dragging rather than gliding I break out the clay bar and then put on a fresh coat of wax.

In the South East I get rain, humidity, ice, etc depending on the season. I find myself waxing about 4 times a year.

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I get sun... nothing else.. no rain and in special occasions wind.. if we get lucky.

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So overall this is what my gt ended up looking like... up next is upr catted x pipe cuz u herd it does not sit low. If not then im going to crush the darn cats cuz its bumpy every where and my car is pretty low.

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Its looks pretty damn good! 👍 Thats the mid pipe I was thinking about. What mufflers are you running?

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Flowmasters 40's.. man they have massive drone in the cabin

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Its cool. Just sometimes when im on the highway i have to talk loud so the person next to me can hear me.

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It doesnt bother me either but I dont have to do a ton of highway driving either. I may hate it if I did tho who knows?

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Paint the gt?.

I take the highway every day to get to town. And several Flowmaster equipped cars, no issues. Hell both my mustangs drone one has a Borla based muffler and the other is a resonator. Chambered is always the one that gets all the shlt.


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I take the highway every day to get to town. And several Flowmaster equipped cars, no issues. Hell both my mustangs drone one has a Borla based muffler and the other is a resonator. Chambered is always the one that gets all the shlt.


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Does borla sounds similar to the flowmasters?. Cuz dude at the muffler shop said it was quieter and all it does is let it flow straight thru.

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