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Old 02-16-2008, 06:21 PM
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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.
Super Chevy has always had great advice for painting cars yourself, and building booths. I dunno if they'd have it on their website, or just their magazines, but you might check for info on their website.

I remember back in '94 they had an article about painting your car for $300. They recommended renting a booth since the weather affects what type of paint solvents you should add. If you do it in your garage, for example, and it's 30 degrees out, the paint won't dry right and will look like doo-doo if you don't use materials that can be used at that temperature.
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Brangeta View Post
Super Chevy has always had great advice for painting cars yourself, and building booths. I dunno if they'd have it on their website, or just their magazines, but you might check for info on their website.

I remember back in '94 they had an article about painting your car for $300. They recommended renting a booth since the weather affects what type of paint solvents you should add. If you do it in your garage, for example, and it's 30 degrees out, the paint won't dry right and will look like doo-doo if you don't use materials that can be used at that temperature.
I guess for once I can say I'm lucky enough to live in Arizona, our weather here is never exactly cold.
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:15 PM
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I guess for once I can say I'm lucky enough to live in Arizona, our weather here is never exactly cold.
Well, regardless, it's a good idea to do your research and not rush into anything.

I've seen people not do their research on paint, and not do their research on materials, and these are the people who end up forgetting the flex additive when painting the bumpers and have the front ends chipping paint like dandruff. Heck, even the Maaco guys forget that stuff, and you'd think they'd know what they were doing.
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:51 PM
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Flex agent is only temporary and is added when you're handling parts so it doesn't chip/flake while reassembling. It airs out of the paint as it cures. Poor prep is the cause of paint chipping/flaking off. If you don't give it a properly sanded and prepped surface to bite into, it will never last.
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I had to do some parts on my fiero and had good luck with this. first thing I ever sprayed was tail lights.
http://www.duplicolor.com/products/paintshop.html


not buffed out at time of pic.
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