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Old 08-02-2004, 05:10   #1 (permalink)
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Paintwork definately looks very promising

I gave the Hornet scoop a quick buff to see what I am working with. 1st pics been taken with a flash. I was going to go over it with 1200 grit sand paper but not I am thinking I may not need to touch the car with 1200? Decisions, decisions.



This pics been taken about 2 seconds later without a flash. It's nice when you paint something and you can see yourself in it.



My eye sight is a tad better. Enough to feel my way through chassis assembly. Just not enough to work yet. I am thinking I'll take the rest of the week off as I can't drive a car legally. Specialist says I am legally blind. Wish is was alcohol induced blindness but it is subsiding though Slowly!

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Old 08-02-2004, 05:13   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Paintwork definately looks very promising

well done with the paint, looks very good. just out of curiosity how much has it cost you to paint? i just got quoted today for a full respray for the ZL and they wanted $5000+. would you say your painting is a factory finish?
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About $700-$800 tops. Thats everything

I used about 6lt of color @ $170 per 4lt. I bought 8lt so $340 worth. $58 4lt of clear coat, 8lt of primer @ $114. Sandpaper and miscalanious things added up to about $200-250 inc cutting compound, swirl remover (haven't bought this yet) and polish (haven't bought this yet either). I've still got about 3lt of mixed paint left over.

Thats straight shine after using cutting compound and no polish at all. I haven't finished with the scoop yet. I want it a tad better than that. I know it'll come up better again with another buff.

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Would you say your painting is a factory finish?
No, this would kill a factory paint job for quality. I have two reasonably late model cars and they never shined like that.

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Very nice. Good job.
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all i wanted to do was rub back my paint a little and respray the colour and clear coat back over as the top of the car has faded. dont really want a bare metal specially not for 5k. what size compressor do you have and is there any difference between cheap spray equipment and expensive?
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all i wanted to do was rub back my paint a little and respray the colour and clear coat back over as the top of the car has faded. dont really want a bare metal specially not for 5k. what size compressor do you have and is there any difference between cheap spray equipment and expensive?
To do that I'd expect to pay someone about $2500-$3000 inc small dent/rust repair. Worst part about mine is rounded 1/4 panels. For $5k your car must have either loads of rust or dints. Straight panels like an XD would have taken me about 2 weeks less prep to do. Believe it or not a car that looks straight more than likely isn't straight. You find out when you rub back and see all the little high and low spots.

I've borrowed sort of almost permanently my dads compressor. It's either 10 or 12cfm, it does the job but isn't big enough. It has a 50 or 60lt tank. I am buying myself a 14cfm for my own home workshop to work with air tools.

The body preparation makes all the difference to the end result. Electric sanders are only good for harsh sanding not the semi final primer coats. Most of the work is rubbing the car down.

What blows about painting is:

a) rubbing panels (sanding)
b) masking up (I am just lazy, I clean up later with thinners )

Have you tried buffing the paint or is the paint cracked and gone? I'd recommend Meguirs heavy cut'n'polish and swirl remover. I had a red faded RS2000 that came up as if I'd just painted it when I buffed it.

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wanna paint my two 1/4 panels from my hx sandman? if i supply paint! + cash ? *dont need a great job :) *
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Out of intrest, what are you using to polish them? I've got some stuff that's painted, just rather dull. Stands out like dogs balls on the car.
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wanna paint my two 1/4 panels from my hx sandman? if i supply paint! + cash ? *dont need a great job :) *
PM me. I can do that without any issues provided I have an empty garage and my dads compressor for a tad longer Problem is you might find the panels will shine more than the rest of the car. I don't like doing things @ the not a great job level. The only other issues would be the quality of the panels and for example: How straight are the panels really? High/low spots/rust etc.

If they don't need much prep? It's possible to do in less than 1/2 a day. Preparation is the longest bit. H series Holdens aren't bad to spray I used to own a HZ.

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