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Old 04-20-2010, 12:41 PM   #51
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Norcal- THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great writeup!!


I found this thread looking to do all the prep work for my SVT conversion and save some money on painting. Do all the sanding/primering on my SVT bumpers, hood, skirts and fenders and just pay to get it painted after I done the prep myself.

Now I'm thinking of using the gigantic air compressor pops has in the garage and doing everything myself....

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Now I'm thinking of using the gigantic air compressor pops has in the garage and doing everything myself....
Go for it! FYI >> There is a sort of DIY clean room kit you can get or rent for not to many $$. You can also just make one with some wood and plastic. I only bring this up as that, when I was spraying my templates for my headlights, a ladybug divebombed right into the color coat. I don't know what's in paint that attracts bugs so much but they just seem to love to die in it!
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Go for it! FYI >> There is a sort of DIY clean room kit you can get or rent for not to many $$. You can also just make one with some wood and plastic. I only bring this up as that, when I was spraying my templates for my headlights, a ladybug divebombed right into the color coat. I don't know what's in paint that attracts bugs so much but they just seem to love to die in it!

:lol: ladybugs are evil mang, no matter how cute they seem!

I was just about to post this
http://www.mirru.com/paintBooth.html

After reading, heres my recap-

You need a clean, dust free environment for good painting. DIY Paintbooths can be setup. Can be made from traditional shelter design or PVC/wood framing and PVC sheeting. Must have adequate ventilation (box or squirrelcage fan) exhaust with a filtered intake (to keep dust and other particles out). Must use respirator since the paint, primer and other materials are bad for the lungs. I can post up some of the DIY paintbooths I've found if you like.
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Old 04-20-2010, 03:39 PM   #54
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http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Pain...in-Your-Garage

DIY Paintbooth in your garage. The venting and respirator are VERY important, so don't blow yourselves up!
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I just put a west wings urethane front bumper and rear bumper on my car. I've painted the entire car before (had a fiberglass kit previously), and was wondering if I needed anything special for the bumpers: like a flex agent or adhesion promoter? I was told I would want to go with a enamel primer for the urethane? Are you sure you don't need anything special? Because I've seen cars that had replacement front bumpers (urethane) and they chip like CRAZY!
A simple automotive primer will work on urethane. Chipping is differant than, peeling or flaking paint which is casued by lack of adhesion. Chipping is normal when rocks hit your car at 60+ MPH.

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thanks again.....

got more questions now that I'm wanting to paint a whole car.....

what would be better for repainting a vehicle, enamel or lacquer? I was thinking of some single stage I could spray out of the air gun because mostly anything would look better on the car.

And generally, how much paint does it take to cover one? should 4 quarts be about enough?
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An Acrylic Enamel or a Single Stage Urethane would be your best bet . A Lacquer does not have the durability that either of the previously mentioned types. 4 Quarts would be enough for 2-3 generous coats.

I am still learning so Norcal Correct me if im wrong.
Very good Daniel son.

A base coat clear coat system is really the easiest system to use. Lay on the base until it covers, then lay on 2-3 coats of clear. You can wet sand and buff out any imprefections from the clear and make it look tits.

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Norcal- THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great writeup!!


I found this thread looking to do all the prep work for my SVT conversion and save some money on painting. Do all the sanding/primering on my SVT bumpers, hood, skirts and fenders and just pay to get it painted after I done the prep myself.

Now I'm thinking of using the gigantic air compressor pops has in the garage and doing everything myself....

Rep+!!!!
Thanks for the rep. I got a cheap spray gun from Harbor Freight that works really well. Just get some cheap paint and practice on "pops" lawnmower or something first to get the feel for spraying. Its an art, and its kinda hard to teach over the internet, lol.

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http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Pain...in-Your-Garage

DIY Paintbooth in your garage. The venting and respirator are VERY important, so don't blow yourselves up!
We had two garage floor epoxy installers blow them selfs up in a basement from the fumes and the open flame of the water heater. I heard a case were a guy spraying paint broke a flourecent bulb with his gun wand and blew up the room he was in. So yes this is a very real danger.

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Old 04-21-2010, 06:57 AM   #56
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Glad this thread came back :)

yup thanks again men... I found out actually not long after I asked that I really should Do a basecoat clear urethane system, but I wasn't sure about it :)
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Glad this thread came back :)

yup thanks again men... I found out actually not long after I asked that I really should Do a basecoat clear urethane system, but I wasn't sure about it :)

Keep in mind that when using a urethane you will want to use a full face respirator. A Urethane may cause the Paint below to lift if doing a scuff and spray. A good Primer is recommended. My Jedi Master Recommends the Rustoleum Primer From AutoZone. A Lacquer primer can be used if allowed to cure for a few days to Keep the primer fro re-wetting or causeing a chemical reaction. Most 2 part Primers/Sealers are DTM (direct to metal) . This means that the existing paint must be stripped from the car leaving a bare fender. I would do a test area before painting the full car to check compatibility issues between brands.

Norcal not trying to jack your thread just adding what I have learned .
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No problems bro. Im glad your learning and sharing your knoweledge.
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thank you sensei

yeah respirator no doubt though.
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Norcal What do you recommend Brand wise for a 2k Setup?
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