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Old 06-19-2006, 10:24 AM   #1
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didn't see a sticky on DIY paint your car. anyone know where there's good info on that?
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Old 06-19-2006, 03:05 PM   #2
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dont use a rattle-can
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Old 06-19-2006, 03:55 PM   #3
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dont use a rattle-can

Yeah, instead use a paint roller.
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:01 PM   #4
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I heard course brushes work awsome, and forget about primer its a myth.
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:08 PM   #5
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Old 06-19-2006, 07:56 PM   #6
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oh god dammit. this isn't helping.

am i in OT?
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:03 PM   #7
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DIY INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Don't Don't rattle can it. I did it on my ol S13 following sports compacts instructions on the sleeper sti. You will get the most uneven coats and it will show. The spray pattern is just way to small to make a clean job. Do it on your beater not your WRX
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:06 PM   #8
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You are pretty much in the right forum, i think everybody is giving you a hard time because it sounds kinda ambitious to paint your car by yourself, and make it look good. It didnt sound like you had any painting equipment.... you might it just wasnt clear. I would just say take it to a shop.
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:14 PM   #9
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Working at a body shop for the last couple years, my advice is this:

Dont paint your car yourself.

When someone comes in or I see a car that someone obveously painted themselves in their garage (usually looks like they dumped gravel in the paint from all the fish eyes, and dust), I get hours and hours of laughs at their expense.

Please, don't be that person.
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:15 PM   #10
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You are pretty much in the right forum, i think everybody is giving you a hard time because it sounds kinda ambitious to paint your car by yourself, and make it look good. It didnt sound like you had any painting equipment.... you might it just wasnt clear. I would just say take it to a shop.
nope, no equipment.

it is ambitious and it will kick ass
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:24 PM   #11
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If you REALLY want to get into painting your own parts, start off small. Get a junk fender/bumper or 2, and practice.. also get prof gear with which to paint, such as a nice Sata paint gun... Oh, and a lot of other stuff to.
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:27 PM   #12
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If you REALLY want to get into painting your own parts, start off small. Get a junk fender/bumper or 2, and practice.. also get prof gear with which to paint, such as a nice Sata paint gun... Oh, and a lot of other stuff to.
ok. that sounds like a good idea.

how about a recommended equipment list too? that could be helpful.

i also have a garage. i'm guessing i should hose it out and tarp the walls and ceilings?

edit: i'm thinking i will need auto paint (was thinking PPG), a spray gun (fine atomization and psi to meet paintmaker's recommendations), compressor, masking tape, masking paper and a respirator. what else am i missing?
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:44 PM   #13
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An assload of dust will come of the concrete floor when your moving around. Seal it or something to keep the dust down.
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:48 PM   #14
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...big heat lamps from Home Base and stands, or a ceiling hook system, to hang small painted parts from.

A friend of mine showed me a filtration system (he knew the gentleman) that a guy made by removing his side garage door and converting the space into a positive pressure filtration system, with box fans and giant AC hepafilters, so that dust and lint would not accumulate in his garage while painting. He still had to thoroughly rinse everything down before and during painting to keep his paint from suffering too much.
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Old 06-19-2006, 10:51 PM   #15
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painting, when done properly, takes a lot of work.






a lot of prep and proper equipment




something best left to those that are pros...




ya really gotta know what you're doing...




before diving into a project like this....







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Old 06-20-2006, 12:41 AM   #16
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I have no idea about stuff like this but wouldnt cost a substantial amount more to get the equipment for painting then to have some one do it. especially if your only gonna do it once.....maybe twice? Just thinking out loud.
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Here ya go. Do with it what you will. I take no responsibility in failed projects (unless they are my own). Check the 9th post. Then look at the rest of the 40 pages to see others' results.

http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/...t=1&vc=1&nt=21

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Old 06-20-2006, 04:55 AM   #18
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Here ya go. Do with it what you will. I take no responsibility in failed projects (unless they are my own). Check the 9th post. Then look at the rest of the 40 pages to see others' results.

http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/...t=1&vc=1&nt=21

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Thats nifty. i know when i have been beaten. Also, you have any close up pictures of that bug?
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Old 06-20-2006, 09:50 AM   #19
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I have no idea about stuff like this but wouldnt cost a substantial amount more to get the equipment for painting then to have some one do it. especially if your only gonna do it once.....maybe twice? Just thinking out loud.
starting to look like that due to the heat drying equipment.

i'd like to be able to do it for other people because i think it would be fun, but it may be too much.

thank ya'll for your help.

spray paint it is.
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Old 06-20-2006, 10:07 AM   #20
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Painting your car, DIY. What do you want to achieve? if you want a deep, glossy finish that looks like you could dive into, forget it. But if your car gets used and beat up, you can probably do what this guy did:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=973868

I think he used some sort of spray-on bed liner. Reminds my of the Teflon Taurus from Robo Cop.
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Old 06-20-2006, 10:29 AM   #21
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Painting your car, DIY. What do you want to achieve? if you want a deep, glossy finish that looks like you could dive into, forget it.
i want it to be teh sexor.

i guess if it costs more to get the equipment than to take it to a shop, it's a bad idea. i thought it would be fun too.

maybe it will be cheaper to get the equipment and spend the time. i'll have to check that all out.

then at least i'd have a paint job and some cool stuff.
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Have you previously tried body work? Seriously, go try it. You will never want to do it again.
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Heck, if it's something you really want to do yourself, then knock yourself out. Have you done other automotive painting projects before? Wheels maybe? I'm hoping to paint a set of wheels in the next few weeks. i can see where you're coming from, as I am excited to undertake the wheel painting project, eventhough the prep portion will be a pain. Major DIY mods are always a pain, but are usually the most rewarding. Good luck! Make sure you document the project with plenty of pics, and post them when you're done so we can all learn what to do (or what not to do).
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1. Don't Don't rattle can it. I did it on my ol S13 following sports compacts instructions on the sleeper sti. You will get the most uneven coats and it will show. The spray pattern is just way to small to make a clean job. Do it on your beater not your WRX
Use flat black and it doesnt show so bad. I did this on my old Turbo SR5 Pickup and it looked alot better than babyshat beige!
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Heck, if it's something you really want to do yourself, then knock yourself out. Have you done other automotive painting projects before? Wheels maybe? I'm hoping to paint a set of wheels in the next few weeks. i can see where you're coming from, as I am excited to undertake the wheel painting project, eventhough the prep portion will be a pain. Major DIY mods are always a pain, but are usually the most rewarding. Good luck! Make sure you document the project with plenty of pics, and post them when you're done so we can all learn what to do (or what not to do).
i just did my wheels and rotor hats.

prep is simple.

wheels:

1) clean wheels
2) wet sand them (i'm lazy and didn't do this)
3) use a tack cloth to remove dust, etc.
4 )take 6 inch pieces of masking tape and insertthe edge between the wheel and tire. do this the whole way around.
5) tape making paper to the exposed part of the wheels
6) prime
7) paint
8) apply sealent

same deal with rotors. put tape on areas that contact the brake pads and sprayed the rest. use an x-acto knife to remove the tape protruding from the inside and outside edges of the rotor.

you can carefully remove the tape as all on piece and re-use it for the next rotor.

i don't know if this was the right way, but is seemed to make sense.
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