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Old 03-25-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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DIY PAINT?

Hey guys I have a 88 gt that needs paint bad. I have 2Bay barn big old skool compressor an a couple guns. Think the top feed or gravity guns. I was wondering if I could just wet sand the car a few times spray it myself or sumthing like that. Never painted with a gun be4 so any one that chimes in would be much appreciate. Thanks
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I have often wanted to paint my own car but haven't yet. I would suggest to get an old hood or something and get your spray right before doing your car. And be sure to spend a lot of time on the prep, that's the most important step. It is possable to do a good job if you take your time.
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True, as big of a pita prep work is a good prep job will make things a lot better in the end, not only the turn out of a fresh paint job but it'll last longer as well. I'd also suggest getting a fender or a hood to practice on. It'll take a while to get the technique down but once you do your good.
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Do your research, alot of things can ruin it, humidity, silicone contamination, dirt....and like was said above, practice, especially if youve never done it, its not easy to get a good paintjob, many factors. Ive done about 4 cars and a truck, and each time I learn a little more. One thing that helps is doing it in pieces, like a fender, hood, easier to do small pieces seperatly.
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Like stated earlier temperature and humidity play a huge role in how this would turn out for you. If its too cold the paints going to take forever to dry and leave a bigger chance for runs. Also if your barn is concrete or wood, I would probably suggest going in and spraying it down with a water hose to try and keep all the dirt down while you're spraying. Patience is going to be key in between coats of everything possibly wetsanding dirt and stuff out between coats to make everything perfect.
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Paint before the hot months, but over 60 degrees. Me and gramps painted a skylark vert and it was bombed by blood thirsty skeeters... pearl white with red blotches
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All of the above. There are alot of you tube vids on the subject as well.
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Its actually pretty easy to paint after all the prep work and your in a controlled area
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Try to do it while its raining or just after there's less dust
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I painted my 88 vert in the driveway in November, just matters what reducer you use. Don't paint when humid or raining outside, will cause your clear to be cloudy, also make sure your drain all moisture from compressor n use a screw on filter for the gun every time
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if you dont mind it being a huge learning experience and dont mind messing it up then go for it, paint is very hard and the prep work is 90% of the end result~ I wouldnt touch it but many do and dont mind it.
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