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Old 03-02-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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Are the aerosel cans of car paint they sell at advaned auto worth getting I need to paint my car but can't afford it to be proffesiotally done
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No, that will turn out horrible and end up costing much much more to have the car stripped and painted right. There is no cheap paint job.

You can look into plasti dipping the whole car, that would be a much smarter alternative to spray painting and ruining your car.
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No, that will turn out horrible and end up costing much much more to have the car stripped and painted right. There is no cheap paint job.

You can look into plasti dipping the whole car, that would be a much smarter alternative to spray painting and ruining your car.
What's plasti dipping?
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What's plasti dipping?
Its a spray on vinyl like material. About 6 bucks a can at Lowes, home depot, ace hardware. Smooth finish and you can peel it off like a decal when you decide to get the car painted. I've done fender stripes with it. A few other guys have done more, including their whole car. Check out dipyourcar.com for some pictures.
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Are the aerosel cans of car paint they sell at advaned auto worth getting I need to paint my car but can't afford it to be proffesiotally done
The Dupli-Color type touch up paints in aerosol cans are just that.
While fine for spot repairs the paint just isn't suitable for a full paint job.
I know this from experience, believe me it does not hold up well out in the elements. Thankfully, I just sprayed a fender with it hoping to get by.


The cheapest you can probably do is to prep it yourself and have a paint shop spray it for you.


Or buy you a book on painting and see what all it entails and the equipment you will need.
If you feel comfortable with it and can afford the equipment then give it a go.


I have painted several vehicles over my lifetime at home, in my garage with minimal professional tools and most of them turned out pretty good.
Be advised though, body work, if you have much to do is hard work and it is time consuming.
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The Dupli-Color type touch up paints in aerosol cans are just that.
While fine for spot repairs the paint just isn't suitable for a full paint job.
I know this from experience, believe me it does not hold up well out in the elements. Thankfully, I just sprayed a fender with it hoping to get by.

The cheapest you can probably do is to prep it yourself and have a paint shop spray it for you.

Or buy you a book on painting and see what all it entails and the equipment you will need.
If you feel comfortable with it and can afford the equipment then give it a go.

I have painted several vehicles over my lifetime at home, in my garage with minimal professional tools and most of them turned out pretty good.
Be advised though, body work, if you have much to do is hard work and it is time consuming.
I just need my fenders and hood painted but I was thinking about doing the rest of the car so it'd match better but if it isn't worth I'm not gonna do any of it
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