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Old 01-12-2008, 04:45 PM   #21
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o/k i have some spots on my car where the paint is flaking off in the size of corn flakes cereal. it'* bad in some spots.. only the paint is coming off.. i believe the primer undedr neath is holding because i see all grey under neath the chipping paint..

how can i prep this my self to get it smooth enough for paint.?
please tell me everything and ill do it.. i want my paint to come out nice and last a lil while.. if it last 3-5 yrs ill be happy.

and its $199 for the paint
and $99 for the value prep

value prep- consist of them usimng adhesive primer and sanding any scratches on the car before they shoot the primer and paint..
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and its $199 for the paint
and $99 for the value prep

value prep- consist of them usimng adhesive primer and sanding any scratches on the car before they shoot the primer and paint..
WTF is adhesive primer?

primer is NOT a glue!!!

is something sprayed down to help level the panels sufface for paint. you dont -need- primer for the paint to stick, just the help the sufface look good (sanding is requiered)

is sound like from you discription they would spray down a cheap wet-on-wet sealer which is something that only helps in the short term.


as for your flaking paint, you have to remove all the paint that wants to flake off (with compressed air and/or razor blade. then feather edge the remaining paint (flatten around where it stopped pealing) them prime over the area that you sanded smooth, then block sand the primer smooth till you have a level surface.
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as for your flaking paint, you have to remove all the paint that wants to flake off (with compressed air and/or razor blade. then feather edge the remaining paint (flatten around where it stopped pealing) them prime over the area that you sanded smooth, then block sand the primer smooth till you have a level surface.[/quote]


so i dont have an air compresser.. can i use a pressure washer at the car wash.?

and what grit sand paper should i use to smoothen and even the edges once i get the peeling paint off.?

also do i do it buy hand or with an electric sander..?
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so i dont have an air compresser.. can i use a pressure washer at the car wash.?

and what grit sand paper should i use to smoothen and even the edges once i get the peeling paint off.?

also do i do it buy hand or with an electric sander..?
yes, a pressure washer will work too.


use 320 grit sand paper (pre primer only)

you can do it by hand, but an electric will make it go faster
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so i dont have an air compresser.. can i use a pressure washer at the car wash.?

and what grit sand paper should i use to smoothen and even the edges once i get the peeling paint off.?

also do i do it buy hand or with an electric sander..?
yes, a pressure washer will work too.


use 320 grit sand paper (pre primer only)

you can do it by hand, but an electric will make it go faster
whoa 320 grit.? aint that too rough.. or do i ned it in order to take it down to the bare metal...?
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whoa 320 grit.? aint that too rough.. or do i ned it in order to take it down to the bare metal...?
thats why I said "PRE-PRIMER" primer won't bit anything finer then 400grit anyway, and it won't "fill" anything rougher then 240. sand smooth with 320, prime with a 2k primer (high build) then same it starting with 400 finnishing with 800
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whoa 320 grit.? aint that too rough.. or do i ned it in order to take it down to the bare metal...?
thats why I said "PRE-PRIMER" primer won't bit anything finer then 400grit anyway, and it won't "fill" anything rougher then 240. sand smooth with 320, prime with a 2k primer (high build) then same it starting with 400 finnishing with 800
o.k so today i will go buy some

high build 2k primer ( not sure exactly what high build 2k means )
some 320, 400, 600, 800 grit sand paper.
sanding block
6 pack
some dorito,*

did i miss anything..

and any advice with tips will greatly be appericated. thanks for all your help man..
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whoa 320 grit.? aint that too rough.. or do i ned it in order to take it down to the bare metal...?
thats why I said "PRE-PRIMER" primer won't bit anything finer then 400grit anyway, and it won't "fill" anything rougher then 240. sand smooth with 320, prime with a 2k primer (high build) then same it starting with 400 finnishing with 800
o.k so today i will go buy some

high build 2k primer ( not sure exactly what high build 2k means )
some 320, 400, 600, 800 grit sand paper.
sanding block
6 pack
some dorito,*

did i miss anything..

and any advice with tips will greatly be appericated. thanks for all your help man..
high build 2K primer is a primer that requeirs a hardener to cure(dry) it give a much better finnished product.

everything on your list sounds good, but this might be a 12 pack job
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First timers may find a couple cases will do better.

You'll wish you had an electric sander before long.
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