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Paint!

Post by Swimmerboy » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:04 pm

Where is the best place to buy auto paint from and what paint is the best to use? The reason i am asking is a friends dad does professional auto painting and said he'd paint my car for the price of paint. So, where and what are the best places/best paint to use? Oh and i want YELLOW by the way!

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Re: Paint!

Post by IMBoring25 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:01 am

Did he know when he made that offer that you wanted to do a dramatic color change? It's much more difficult and expensive to get good results with a color change, especially a dramatic one.

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Re: Paint!

Post by 94Corolla5Speed » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:17 am

Who's doing the prepwork? That's the real money sucker in a paint job. Without good prepwork, it'll be a shitty paintjob.

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Re: Paint!

Post by Swimmerboy » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:49 pm

Yeah he knows its a drastic paint change and we are both doing the prep work, gonna do this the right way the first time.
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Re: Paint!

Post by Swimmerboy » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:56 pm

I know, he is a good friend.
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Re: Paint!

Post by wannabe » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:26 pm

i have a friend who paints cars. ask the dude what paint he prefers and where he gets it from...
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Re: Paint!

Post by 1974Alfa5spd » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:47 am

PPG is what my dad used to paint his motorcycle a while ago. Turned out really nice.

And lucky you for being able to repaint your car. I need some bodywork and a new coat. :(

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Re: Paint!

Post by AHTOXA » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:57 am

1974Alfa5spd wrote: I need some bodywork and a new coat. :(
I think you are too young for plastic surgery and for a coat I recommend a department store.
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Re: Paint!

Post by 1974Alfa5spd » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:51 pm

AHTOXA wrote:
1974Alfa5spd wrote: I need some bodywork and a new coat. :(
I think you are too young for plastic surgery and for a coat I recommend a department store.
Curse this time change, this is what my brain functions like when I get up at the equivalent of 5:30.
1974Alfa5spd wrote:It needs some bodywork and a new coat. :(
If I get that Jaguar and restore that to drivable condition (IE tires, and fluids change), then I can rip the trim and glass out of the Alfa and paint it myself. There's also a patch near the trunk lid that needs to be cut out and replaced, and a wrinkly patch near the front parking lamp where dads' Goldwing fell on it. Image (Not to mention the windshield needs re-seating pretty badly.)

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