Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Woodend, Victoria
Re: Painting newbie
I'm also a painting newbie.
The XC is going to get a new coat of shiny stuff soon.
I do like the comments from CLARKEY on the respary.
The paint will be identical to the current colour but just for fun (also undercoat has bubbled) I will take it back to baremetal. I didn't reall want to have to strip the car back to rolling shell, can it still be sandblasted? And if so, what sort of money can I be expecting to fork out.
I'd want the panel work to be done by a p.beater, would it be easier to take it back to bare metal, then have the work done or have it done straight away?
Looks like the physical spraying isn't that hard, as long as you are fluent and are using all the right products and ratios. I've seen a few fords come up a treat with a shitty old beaver. But I would go out and purchase a proper compressor and gun to complete the job.
All comments appreciated.
1978 XC Fairmont. <-- Slowly being restored
250 X-Flow with T5, 2.77 LSD with full pedders sports ryder trim (front and rear). All riding on 14X7 Hotwires.
AND, as recent addition.
1995 EF XR6 Manual
Gun Metal Grey with King springs and 2.5 exhaust, riding on EL XR8 rims.