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Old 03-31-2010, 01:37 AM   #1
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Default I need your help with paint opinions!!!!

my paint is faded on my Bonnie so i was thinking about buying some paint and doing it myself with some help. I was wonding how much enough paint would cost to do my 1992 Bonni se. i was thinking about a light silver with a TON of metalic flake or maybe marron with alot of metal flake, or lime green, or black cherry.

What is the complete process for repainting?
sanding, washing/let dry, primer, white base coat, lay down the paint, clear coat, wet sand, buff, wax?
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Painting a different color over the top is a HIGE PITA because unless you completely take apart the car (the whole interior/trunk/engine) basically strip it down to the frame and then paint you will still have areas left of your old color which I think looks bad

Do you have expierence painting? I've been practicing spraying on little parts and it'* still taking a long time to get it all down perfect, I would never try to spray my car and expect it to turn out to be something I would be proud of

not trying to put you down but this is why a guy that paints cars has been training and practicing for years
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First, you need a good gun, and those are not cheep. Your going to need a gal or more of primer, paint, and clear. Stick with the same or a close color. 3 coats of primer, 4 coats of paint, and 4 coats of clear. If you have never painted with a gun, I don't suggest it. Plus, without a paint booth, your going to have bugs in the paint.
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with my business I do a lot of paint work mostly bumpers, fenders, etc.... I Wouldn't suggest doing it yourself.

Good paint guns are several hundred dollars a piece.. and you need different ones for primer and paint/clear as they spray different, require different air pressure, nozzles, etc..

Large air compressor, paint booth, all the sanding blocks, sand paper, tape, plastic mask or paper, Paint, Reducer (depending on the temp and brand of paint there are different reducers that need to be used), thinner to clean you guns, hardner for the clear, and many other things that I am not even mentioning.. If you don't have all those things its gonna cost you BIG $$$$

Plus experience is the #1 factor in the outcome of the paint.. I basically had all the same equipment the day I started my business as I do now, and keep in mind I ALSO went through lots and lots of training and became certified in what I do before I even started my business, and I can still tell you that my work is lightyears better now then it was when I started..so no matter how expensive of equipment/product you get, experience is what will make the difference.

not trying to rain on your parade, but painting, especially an ENTIRE car is WAY more work and money than you think.
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