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nsnoey
06-09-2010, 07:52 PM
Hey guys so i have decided to spray paint my car, the reasons for this are the paint is fucked up and im not going to pay the price of my car to get a professional paint job, and it will give me something to do. :)

has anyone done this and are there any wright ups on the best paint to use, and any certain way to do it if you guy could give me some info that would be great.

I will post pictures befor and after and along the way.

-nick

hercfe
06-09-2010, 08:00 PM
i did this once as a joke. rattle canned a car metallic pink while my buddy was on the road. it was hilarious. i also had pro experience, so it turned out really well. we did it flat black after he got home, which was his plan anyways. it was a beat to shit 96 dodge intrepid and it looked really good. the moral here is take your time and you can actually make it look pretty damn good. there are literally thousands of write ups if you just google it. it doesn't have to be vehicle specific to work. its all in the prep work.

grillhands
06-09-2010, 08:04 PM
look up 50 dollar paint job on google. That's your best bet and that's how i did my car

codymack43
06-09-2010, 08:14 PM
http://rolledon.forummotion.com/
try this
My friend just used rollers to paint his 300zx, and it actually turned out surprisingly well
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs529.ash1/31078_450936082541_624662541_5929321_6942344_n.jpg

x1n54n3x
06-09-2010, 10:50 PM
yeah i'm with you bro, i've got a bunch of body panels going on (repair) and don't feel like dropping thousands on a paint job. nor do i want a mismatched car. answer: flat black rattle can FTMFW! good luck and from what i've read, its alllll in the prep.

biketsai
06-09-2010, 11:06 PM
Roller paint

nsnoey
06-10-2010, 02:11 AM
yea i was thinking flat black, thanks for to input guys ill have to look into roller paint some and see what this is all about

Jared7744
06-10-2010, 05:35 AM
if you do it right it will probally come out well. Personally, i would just bring it to MAACO if their is one in your area. They painted a 1996 camaro i used to have for 920$ for the whole car. It came out like new. Worth it if you plan on having the car for a while.

EuroDriven
06-10-2010, 06:36 AM
The advantage with DIY rattle canning for a cheap paint job though is that you can fix it yourself without any issues. Buy 3 extra cans for down the line and if you need to respray no biggie. Like other people said look up 50$ paint job, or look up roller paint job. It really is 90% about the prep. If you suck at spraying evenly it doesn't matter all too much as long as everything has a few coats. You can always wet sand later, but you can never take dust out from UNDER the paint. I have painted panels before and gotten a professional finish on it w/ a clear coat. Just gotta be careful with dust and etc when doing either base, color or clear. Set up a garage, or pvc tent so you have no air movement and maybe set up a simple ventilation system with a shop vac to pull everything down and out one of the sides.

It is graduation season though, find someone who is renting a big tent for a grad party and ask to use it for a day or 2, ever if you pay them, easy self contained paint booth!

Post before/after pics as it's always interesting to see DIY results.

-John

grillhands
06-10-2010, 12:20 PM
If you roll the paint on make sure you use a foam roller.

1NaudiA4
06-10-2010, 12:34 PM
Have you thought about wrapping it?

Seerlah
06-10-2010, 01:11 PM
There is also the Maaco way. Just throwing that one out there.

EuroDriven
06-10-2010, 01:25 PM
IDK what maaco is...but upon going to their site, I realize their chart is Bass Ackwards....

http://www.maaco.com/images/Paintchart2.jpg

Never heard of them before...

-John

Seerlah
06-10-2010, 01:37 PM
^You never heard of Maaco[o_o]. That's probably the cheapest place you can get a full paint job. But.........you get what you pay for.

black99.5a4
06-10-2010, 02:00 PM
IDK what maaco is...but upon going to their site, I realize their chart is Bass Ackwards....

http://www.maaco.com/images/Paintchart2.jpg

Never heard of them before...

-John

Their chart is not ass backwards. Enamel is the cheapest single stage you can get, then signature, being a full 2 stage, is going to be more expensive.

MAACO depends.. but a paint job is 99% prep.. if you prep the car yourself fully, all they have to do is a wipe down (i am talking you do the bodywork, blocking, taping, etc), they just spray it for you, you can have a decent job for a beater.. wont be show quality at all.

My car got keyed in Dec of 08, last year before h2o, i decided to fix all the scratches, the few wal mart dings and some rock chips. Anyways, I had planned to get it painted VERY shortly after h2o (which plans have changed :( but its coming)

Anyways, because so much of the car went to bare metal, I used 8 coats of Eastwoods black Etching primer.. here is what my car looked like..

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2477/3942027274_c6e7695352.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2455/3942031252_0147c585fc.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3524/3942021632_dcb2ff7170.jpg

Shhmaudi
06-10-2010, 02:04 PM
google Duplicolor

My dad is using it on his kit car cobra and very easy to work with and the right price too.. basically an upgraded spray paint meant for your car.. Good Luck

mnsirtee
06-10-2010, 03:15 PM
http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?271586-DIY-50-paint-job.-In-my-back-yard...-in-a-tent&highlight=paint

CrtchRktRcr
06-10-2010, 03:29 PM
lets see it!

Coopa
06-10-2010, 04:15 PM
Keep in mind that flat black is gonna show every little imperfection. But its also dirt cheap. Meh, go for it.


@black99.5a4 -Will maaco actually let you prep the car yourself and then bring it in for them to respray it?

nsnoey
06-10-2010, 05:03 PM
thanks guys for all the info, im gonna be starting on it next week i will post up pics along the way

dcampana
06-10-2010, 05:10 PM
Keep in mind that flat black is gonna show every little imperfection. But its also dirt cheap. Meh, go for it.


@black99.5a4 -Will maaco actually let you prep the car yourself and then bring it in for them to respray it?

yes you can prep the car but they will not guarantee anything if you prep it....

SykoraA4
06-10-2010, 06:07 PM
http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?271586-DIY-50-paint-job.-In-my-back-yard...-in-a-tent&highlight=paint

nice, i was going to post it. the paint's been outside for over a year now, and still looks great.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj170/SykoraA4/karens%20wedding/DSC01429.jpg?t=1276218297

grillhands
06-10-2010, 07:34 PM
Keep in mind that flat black is gonna show every little imperfection. But its also dirt cheap. Meh, go for it.


@black99.5a4 -Will maaco actually let you prep the car yourself and then bring it in for them to respray it?

My car is satin black and the pollen just sticks to the car.

EuroDriven
06-10-2010, 08:20 PM
Their chart is not ass backwards. Enamel is the cheapest single stage you can get, then signature, being a full 2 stage, is going to be more expensive.

...I'll stop being a dumbass now...>_<

-John

Coopa
06-10-2010, 09:13 PM
I read the chart and went "..uhhm..wut?" no worries, you're not the only one. Plus ambassador sounds much higher up than "signature" to me haha. ^



My car is satin black and the pollen just sticks to the car.

I imagine water spots are a pain too

Euromike
06-10-2010, 09:20 PM
I watched a buddy of mine take a case of 24 duplicor flat black paint cans and do his suburban a few weekends ago, No prep work. Just ALOT of paint. He didnt give a shit because he paid like 300 bucks for the truck. its a total pile.

Paint job has actually held up though, and doesnt look bad. You cant even tell it wasnt professionally done unluess you knew.

http://i46.tinypic.com/sd0o4g.jpg

viceprp
06-11-2010, 02:03 PM
I'm thinking about painting my hood and roof. I don't want any over spray so im going to look into the paint roller. What sucks is I had hail damage and took my car to get fixed & painted and it seems like the spots that got worked on are starting to cause problems. I washed my car in the shade the other day and noticed when I used the shammy that it was taking up color. The work was done ~2 years ago. The stock paint looks better than the new..

Gonna dabble in it myself. Its a black car so perhaps Ill throw some flat black in there.

Prep work. Do I need to sand down if the paint is the same color? Should I use primer?

CrtchRktRcr
06-11-2010, 03:04 PM
i would suggest lightly sanding the clear coat. Matt (grillhands) used 1000grit to presand his car.

sixfiveoh
06-11-2010, 06:57 PM
http://nbhq.net/hostees/joe/shots/pictures/teg%20015.jpg

http://nbhq.net/hostees/joe/shots/pictures/teg%20007.jpg

http://nbhq.net/hostees/joe/shots/pictures/teg%20001.jpg

Roller painted. I have a whole thread on honda-tech documenting my progress on it if you're interested.

http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1830022

CrtchRktRcr
06-15-2010, 08:52 AM
i hate "cream" or eggshell or whatever that is but it looks great. Has some nice shine.

somebody5788
06-15-2010, 09:53 AM
Plz do the roll on and not a spray on... the spray paint will never stick as well. The roll on is enamel and actually pretty durable. My buddy did his firebird that way in satin black.

http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac233/85firebird/DSC03520.jpg

VMRWheels
06-15-2010, 12:01 PM
Here's a detailed write up with a guy who used a roller: http://www.rickwrench.com/index79master.htm?http://www.rickwrench.com/50dollarpaint.html

EuroDriven
06-15-2010, 12:31 PM
Roller painted. I have a whole thread on honda-tech documenting my progress on it if you're interested.

http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1830022

That is enamel correct? Where do you get a gallon of enamel like what you were using. (I know you had a quart)

-John

somebody5788
06-15-2010, 12:40 PM
http://nbhq.net/hostees/joe/shots/pictures/teg%20015.jpg

http://nbhq.net/hostees/joe/shots/pictures/teg%20007.jpg

http://nbhq.net/hostees/joe/shots/pictures/teg%20001.jpg

Roller painted. I have a whole thread on honda-tech documenting my progress on it if you're interested.

http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1830022

Funny I'm pretty sure I read that back when I first heard about the roller paintings and that that car was one of the reasons I thought it was a good option.