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Old 09-23-2003, 05:18 PM   #21
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thats for me and this person to know and for you guys to AWWWWW over! when its done
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Whatever you do, stick with base coat/clear coat. Do NOT do enamel!
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ok? whatever that is
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I want SS stripes!! :( Mach, can i take a trip to Illinois??

Base coat/clear coat is what you have now. Enamel is not cool.
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Whatever you do, stick with base coat/clear coat. Do NOT do enamel!
PLEEEEEEZE, do base coat/clear coat!! DO NOT disgrace the Bonnie with enamel!! Whoever'* doing it, tell them, base coat/clear coat!! (Prolly won't have a problem with that as most body shops will recommend it anyway, if they're a half-way decent shop.)
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on painting a car you will save alot if you dont get it jammed (LIKE DOOR JAMS ETC)
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on painting a car you will save alot if you dont get it jammed (LIKE DOOR JAMS ETC)
That'* very true, but remember, you get what you pay for. Personally, unpainted jambs stick out like a sore thumb, IMO.
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I going to paint my car myself this spring. I see no point in paying several g'* when I can do it or have my dad do it for $500 or less
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I painted my 87 toronado (metalic dark red) for 600cdn, but it spend a day with a buffer cuz I did it in a dusty/dirty/greasy shop.
back when I was 16 I had some money saved up (my dad payed for the full restoration of my truck) so I bought the paint. Four thousand bucks... the shop had my truck for 3 months.

-pre acid wash, detergents...

1) They sprayed a thin layer of eching primer
2) sanded it smooth -almost of bare metal
3) second eching-smooth a bit off bare metal
4) third eching- smooth with a bit more off bare metal
5) have the whole thing sit for a month

-cleaned

6) base coat (non-metalic, cheap red) - sanded to smooth (to the point where the eching primer was showing through)
7) base coat 2 again cheap red, just a bit thinker.
sit 2 weeks

-cleaned

9) metalic cherry red (6 thin coats, with wait time in between)
10) sit for 3weeks

-cleaned

11) clear coat, 5 thin coats applyed, with buffing and 'cutting' and waiting in between

Now, You may wonder why have it sit? It gives the paint depth and taking it smooth and then more and more primer? thats too reduce orange peal (GM vehicels have lots of orange peal, because it hids blemishes well)
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Mach, that racing stripe hookup you got... think if i came down you'd get me a BC discount? It'll look real nice with a mod i'm doing this weekend...
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