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Old 02-16-2008, 04:52 AM
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Painting Your Own Car

So when searching Google I got about 40 million results, and it's just hard to narrow them all down.

So what are some good videos, websites, books, or anything (free or paid for) to get me on the right start to painting my own car?



Edit - Here's something kind of interesting I stumbled upon, a $50 DIY Paintjob:
http://www.rickwrench.com/index79mas...llarpaint.html

and

http://rollyourcar.com/sitemap.aspx

Neither of those cares turned out bad at all.

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Old 02-16-2008, 07:34 AM
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holy crap that 50 dollar paintjob looks real good. did he put a clear coat on it or just buff it out really nice?

I always wanted my car black.. if i could paint it myself over the summer and save so much money that would be awesome.
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Damn, that's ambitious! Looks like a lot of work. I'd want to practice on an old fender or something before attempting it on a real car.
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Definitely a smart way of practicing before doing it on something of your own. I had to laugh a little though that he was using the Rustoleum paint on the Corvair.
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It sounds to me like the Rustoleum was more of an experiment to see if it could be done and turn out decent. Looks like he proved his point...
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It sounds to me like the Rustoleum was more of an experiment to see if it could be done and turn out decent. Looks like he proved his point...
Yeah, time will tell though. Rust that you think has been removed has a strange way of coming back it seems.
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one of the best -

http://www.paintucation.com/
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Make sure you do enough research that you don't end up screwing up your car.

Keep in mind that the car you just bought is pretty darn good looking already.
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Originally Posted by Brangeta View Post
Keep in mind that the car you just bought is pretty darn good looking already.
Thank you.

The car I'm thinking about painting is my 94 V6 Camaro though, then once I got decent, I was thinking of painting the Z28.
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I dunno about this roller stuff. Seems to be somewhat of a hackjob. Has anyone here done this before?
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Originally Posted by ssbowtie1 View Post
I dunno about this roller stuff. Seems to be somewhat of a hackjob. Has anyone here done this before?
Not sure if anyone on here has, but I've read some stuff on a couple forums and so far everyone seems very happy with it.

Of course you aren't going to get a show quality paint job, but you will definitely get a good paint job at a very reasonable price.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to try this myself.
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Def post up pics and try to keep detailed accounts of your work.
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Originally Posted by ssbowtie1 View Post
Def post up pics and try to keep detailed accounts of your work.
Will do.

Just gotta talk the "crew" into helping me.
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I'm not an expert on the roller method, but I've read a magazine article or two about it. The cars I read about it being used on were from the 1960s, like Novas or Impalas or something. So they were fairly flat and lacked very many difficult spots. I really, really, really can't imagine ANY success in rolling the headlight buckets, CAMARO lettering in the rear, or the underside of the spoiler if you don't remove it first. I don't think I trust this method, it seems like a poor quality redneck idea.
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Originally Posted by Brangeta View Post
I'm not an expert on the roller method, but I've read a magazine article or two about it. The cars I read about it being used on were from the 1960s, like Novas or Impalas or something. So they were fairly flat and lacked very many difficult spots. I really, really, really can't imagine ANY success in rolling the headlight buckets, CAMARO lettering in the rear, or the underside of the spoiler if you don't remove it first. I don't think I trust this method, it seems like a poor quality redneck idea.
I was thinking the same thing about all the rounded spots.

Looks like I'm just going to have to build a booth and buy the equipment. Wish me luck.
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