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Old 06-10-2003, 05:36   #1 (permalink)
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Question Painting a car

hey all,
I am looking into painting my 88 Corolla, I have around 500 bucks and want to do it myself, this will be my first go at it and I am wondering what I am gunna need......I have gathered that I will need a spray gun, a compressor, paint and primmer....is there anything else and what are some of the best techniques.....

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Old 06-10-2003, 23:00   #2 (permalink)
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Use a normal all purpose primer ( that way yo can use it for metal and plastic) after smoothing the dents out. Use Super Cheap basic thinners ($10 4liters), with acyrilic paint of your choice. 1 thin 1st layer, wait till touch dry, then thicker 2nd layer. If you have some paint left over you can do a third if you do so require.
For the top coat clear you can use acrylic clear (following the right mixture with premium thinners), but I use the ISO Free 2pac Clear with T701n thinners and 2pac hardener.

For a Corolla
4 litres acrylic paint
2 litres Primer
4 litres Basic thinners
? litre t701n thin
? litre 2pac hardener

Also if you get a top loader spraygun, you don't waste as much paint. All these measurements are roughly round about for a family sedan so will be ample for small sedan. Check also on measurements for ratios when mixing. I have more tips but gotta go. Luv to stay at work all day.
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Old 06-11-2003, 02:12   #3 (permalink)
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thx for that....its very helpful....I am thinking either black or blue for the coloure....
should be pretty good, if I do a good enough job I will give the EA a paint to...
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Back Again, I love giving tips for spraypainting as I have done a few Kawaka zx9r Ninjas. First time sprayer who jagged it and got it right.
But anyway, what i also forgot to mention is that once you've left it for a couple days, sandback with 800, then 1000. It'll take the shine off the clear top coat, but as long as you've got most of the orange peel out it does'nt matter. Now here's the secret. To get a F***ing brilliant mirror gloss finish use 'FARECLA'. It is a little more expensive than your usual 'cut and polishes', but is a highly super finish cutting compound, and I'll bet my left testicle on that.

It worked for me and cheap as chips. Have Fun!
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cool thx...I will do that
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to save a lot of sweat, sandpaper, and long cigerette breaks, use a heavy duty paint stripper (basically no sanding back the paint for a bare metal spray), works great.
managed to prepare (ready for primer) a front qtr for a HQ GTS in about 20mins, but was in good condition.

sand (wet'n'dry 1200) the primer properly, take your time. if you don't it will show every imperfection in he paint.

that's all i can really say, without repeating what previous post have said.

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And dont forget 2 use a sanding block with that sandpaper :)
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and the most important thing is ...............

Take your time and do not rush it, be patient, hard not to get excited and want it finished sooner than later.
The sayings "all good things take time" and "patience is a virtue" is only to true when spray painting anything.

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why can't you just use a paint brush?

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why can't you just use a paint brush?

you obviously havent seen Pro Harts XR6T ute!
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