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Tip for First-Time Car Painters
Last Post 06-15-2011 03:23 PM by RoughRider. 13 Replies.
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09-28-2010 02:55 PM  
I once sprayed my own car - but only once. I don't think I'd do it again. Taping up the windows, trim, and mirrors is an exacting task. Getting the coat nice and even is so important, and yet takes a lot of skill. I don't recommend taking this on without an experienced painter by your side.
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09-28-2010 03:08 PM  
It does sound like a project that would require a lot of attention to detail. I also had a friend spray my car over for me - he definitely didn't know what he was doing. He mixed the top coat and paint together and I wound up with a grainy finish. Luckily, it was a free paint job and a bucket of a car, so I just laughed about it.
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10-08-2010 12:39 PM  
Mixed the paint with what?! That's ridiculous, and a lazy man's way of brushing off work quickly. A good paint job is important for keeping the car clean, avoiding exposed metal that can rust, and it needs a coat that protects it from the sun, or it will need to be repainted rather quickly. Good call, Cavalierchick, find a pro to help you.
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10-19-2010 02:41 AM  
This is interesting as I have a project to respray a car in black where it was damaged by a passing truck! I haven't attempted this kind of project before and I would really appreciate any more tips anyone out there might have. I am quite a newbie at spray painting!
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10-30-2010 08:23 PM  
Thanks for the advice. I usually give this kind of jobs to a professional painter as I love my car very much. She is my baby. I don't wish to trouble her.
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11-16-2010 05:32 AM  
If you love your car and it's your baby then pamper it with a professional painter man, why risk destroying your paint job. If you really want to do it on your own I guess it will take a lot of skills and practice. If you have skills then why not.
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11-25-2010 05:54 AM  
I agree you must have a skill to do it. Why waste your time and energy if in the end you will go to a professional to do the job?
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06-02-2011 09:15 AM  
My dad repainted his car and it was a mess. It looked great in the dark though. Our car guy noted that he could have stopped at primer coat and had the top coat put on professionally. But I think for the price, it is well worth it to have a professional do the whole job.
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06-15-2011 03:22 PM  
My Dad did his own car once. It was a Chevelle and he did a wonderful job. He painted it metallic blue. The interior was light blue so it went very well with the chosen color. I don't think I would try it though. It's a lot of hard work and if you don't get it just right, it looks horrible.
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06-15-2011 03:22 PM  
My Dad did his own car once. It was a Chevelle and he did a wonderful job. He painted it metallic blue. The interior was light blue so it went very well with the chosen color. I don't think I would try it though. It's a lot of hard work and if you don't get it just right, it looks horrible.
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06-15-2011 03:23 PM  
My Dad did his own car once. It was a Chevelle and he did a wonderful job. He painted it metallic blue. The interior was light blue so it went very well with the chosen color. I don't think I would try it though. It's a lot of hard work and if you don't get it just right, it looks horrible.
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06-15-2011 03:23 PM  
My Dad did his own car once. It was a Chevelle and he did a wonderful job. He painted it metallic blue. The interior was light blue so it went very well with the chosen color. I don't think I would try it though. It's a lot of hard work and if you don't get it just right, it looks horrible.
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06-15-2011 03:23 PM  
My Dad did his own car once. It was a Chevelle and he did a wonderful job. He painted it metallic blue. The interior was light blue so it went very well with the chosen color. I don't think I would try it though. It's a lot of hard work and if you don't get it just right, it looks horrible.
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06-15-2011 03:23 PM  
My Dad did his own car once. It was a Chevelle and he did a wonderful job. He painted it metallic blue. The interior was light blue so it went very well with the chosen color. I don't think I would try it though. It's a lot of hard work and if you don't get it just right, it looks horrible.
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