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FML I needed new paint but not like this...

boosting88

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Nov 3, 2011
des plaines, Illinois
Happened to me. I basically just used alot of elbow grease and soapy water. Used green scotch pads didn't press down to hard. Its going to take a while. They dumped tan paint onto the roof of my car so it literally got on everything. Including door jams.
 

my dreamt dsm

Proven Member
3,304
10
Jan 29, 2007
Somewhere In, California
My buddy used red spay paint for his spyder... from 5 feet away you can't really tell a difference.
 

re-rx7

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Jul 19, 2011
ardmore, Oklahoma
dude its not like his hood is dented or damaged... why the hell would he buy a new hood when its only his PAINT that is messed up? (unless you can find a used hood in same condition with good paint same color i guess)
1. If he gets it off the paint will probally be damaged.

2. Add up all the hsit he is buying to get it off and it will probally be close to half.

3. Probally needs it.
 

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1,093
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Aug 9, 2011
Carlsbad, New_Mexico
It mainly depends on how bad you can put up with. If ok from 5 ft away is good enough for you, the Duplicolor primer and paint with a light wet sand and then clear coated may be plenty. If you want it to look good standing next to the car you have 2 options: strip it to metal, use etching primer, sand, filler primer, sand, guide coat, sand even, CLEAN IT REALLY WELL, color coat (2-3 coats with flash time between each), dry it, feel it over for dry spray and wet sand it if it has any (which it will), clean it again, clear coat it with a few coats, let it dry, sand out the bugs that will have landed on it and gotten stuck very carefully, clean it, and do a few quick forced dry clear coats to finish it..... OR.....

Strip it clean to the metal and take it to a paint and body shop and have them shoot it properly with an HVLP/LVLP paint gun, where it will cost roughly the same as fixing your mistakes in the process listed above, and be done in a couple hours vs the days you'll be farting around to get it right doing it the first time yourself. Unless you want to learn the hard way... That is how I got started, but I wanted to learn it.
 

Tha Fella Dylan

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243
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Jan 9, 2012
Algonac, Michigan
Everyone says the spray paint will do fine with proper prep so I'm gonna give it a try. Urbansmoker, I'll post pics after I do it this weekend. I'm not looking for showroom condition. I have a spare hood in rough appearance shape. Im not too worried, I think LOL.
 

bryanwheat

DSM Wiseman
7,110
177
Aug 16, 2004
Columbia, Missouri
This is rattle can. It is higher quality acrylic enamel though. I put 3 coats of base, 4 coats of clear, wet sand and buffed it. The hood and bumper are what were painted.

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Tha Fella Dylan

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Jan 9, 2012
Algonac, Michigan
Where do you buy the acrylic enamel (ie brand and stuff) and how much is it? One last question. Did you use spray on spray paint clear for that? I have 4 cans of that stuff from a previous project. That looks damn good man, very impressive. Too bad it's a Honda :p
 

bryanwheat

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Aug 16, 2004
Columbia, Missouri
Bryan... that looks really good. What kind of enamel was it?

Will the rattle can paint handle the flexing of the bumper?

The paint is the oreilly paint matched nason acrylic. The clear was rustoleum acrylic from harbor freight. It seemed to flex well with the bumper, but i didn't own the car for maybe 2 months after i painted it, so i can't say for sure.

Where do you buy the acrylic enamel (ie brand and stuff) and how much is it? One last question. Did you use spray on spray paint clear for that? I have 4 cans of that stuff from a previous project. That looks damn good man, very impressive. Too bad it's a Honda :p

I buy the paint at oreillies. They can match your paint code and put it in a can. I did use spray clear, but make sure you get the acrylic enamel. The non acrylic doesn't harden as well.
 

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Aug 9, 2011
Carlsbad, New_Mexico
Just as a high end suggestion, if you want to go that way, look at Alsa Corp. I use a lot of their urethane and color shift paint and additives, and they are #1 for kick ass paint innovations. Take a look. You can get a professional quality urethane finish from a spray can now too. I have tried several of these, and I must admit, I couldn't do much better with my Iwata LVLP gun... and it will lay out paint glass smooth. Take a look.

Alsa Corp | Killer Cans Speed Clear (2K) Clear

High quality urethane clear coat in a spray can.

http://www.alsacorp.com/products/killercans/bp/basepearls.htm

Some flash in pearl. My car is shot in the black pearl with another powder mix called gun metal black. It is nice paint.

http://www.alsacorp.com/products/killercans/sfx/spectrafx.htm

Top coat color flop paint that would look good with red, if done over a red base.

...and if you really want to take a basic paint job that may have flaws to something that makes people have that "WTF that is crazy!" effect, try this... It doesn't take much to make an impressive cover that will distract from nearly any flaw.


http://www.alsacorp.com/products/killercans/pc/prizmacoat.htm
 

bryanwheat

DSM Wiseman
7,110
177
Aug 16, 2004
Columbia, Missouri
Do you think one can of the clear will do? And did you use primer?

For the hood i used about 4 cans of clear. IF you are covering bare metal than yes use primer. IF you are just covering existing paint than just scuff it and paint.
 

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Proven Member
1,093
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Aug 9, 2011
Carlsbad, New_Mexico
How much does a good spray gun cost? I have a regular air compressor. Would that work?

You can get an Astro Pneumatic copy of my $500 Iwata that works VERY well and produces a professional finish for $150. Just know that paint guns REQUIRE a constant 10cfm at 90 psi, some less, some more, but the normal minimum size compressor recommended is a 60 gal tank and either a good 3hp dual stage compressor or a 5hp single stage compressor head. I have done it with a 5hp 30gal compressor, but it is not easy and makes dry spray and uneven coats a real problem due to pressure drop mid coat. In other words, you need a big compressor to make it worth while to buy an HVLP or even most LVLP guns.
 

Tha Fella Dylan

Proven Member
243
0
Jan 9, 2012
Algonac, Michigan
I'm gonna take my chances with the spray. I'll post pics of the process. Don't they sell buffers that you can attach to a head on a power drill? I don't have a buffer.
 

ed1380

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Sep 29, 2007
ATL, Georgia
I'm actually currently doing it. One more door jam and I'm ready to paint the whole thing. I'm going from white to black so I've stripped everything and painted everything. Its about $130 a gallon plus $30-40 for the catalyst and reducer. If you know someone that works there, or have one of the employee's get it for "himself" then its closer to $110 for it all. I also recommend an air pressure regulator and filter($5-10)
 

bryanwheat

DSM Wiseman
7,110
177
Aug 16, 2004
Columbia, Missouri
A pancake compressor is enough for a hvlp gun. I'm personally using the $15 harbor freight gun and Dupont nason paint I got at orielly

I too use a cheap harbor freight hvlp gun for some stuff. If you keep it clean it works well. Not the best pics, but here are a few of my engine bay of my 300zx that i did with it. IF you are just painting a hood i would just get a pint of single stage and go at it. IT holds up real well and is easy to spray. I think i paid like 20 for the paint, 25 for the catalyst and 20 for the reducer, or you can get a can or acrylic enamel for around 20 that doesn't require a catalyst. IT doesn't take much paint at all when using a gun. I did 2 coats on the engine bay and used maybe 1/4 of a pint.

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