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Old 03-06-2004, 05:26 PM
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i plan to paint my first car this summer any advice you guys could give a beginner

i don't expect it to be perfect but i want to be decent i think i have enough knowledge to paint a car i just want more input from a other people who 've don't this sort of thing before

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Old 03-06-2004, 05:51 PM
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first thing to do, read theKNOWLEDGE BASE. Then, ask away. but there is a huge amount of information discussed in there. enjoy!

btw, i just painted my first vehicle, so don't be afraid. if i can do it. anyone can.

i used pearl too
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http://www.thebugshop.org/bsfqpnt.htm

try and read through this, and if its not here, and not in the knowledge base, its not worth knowing
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1/...The most inportant part of painting a car is ....preperation....every little flaw shows in the bodywork.

2/...Take your time, the most important part of bodywork is .....Patience. If you get frustrated, lay off of it for a while.
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Clean

Make sure the gun and all things are as clean as you can make them going in. Have all the paint and thinners pre-mixed. I used quart glass jars and premixed things. Allow yourself room to move around with the hose. Like Poncho says, slow is the best. But keep moving. DUST FREE AREA. Good luck.

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Make sure the body is 100% perfect.Also you could use a good sealer just to be on the safe side.Make sure you have a good water seperator on the compressor.Don't try to save a buck by buying cheap products,there is a reason the cheap stuff is cheap.Make sure you have deep sand scratches out before you paint.And...good luck and have fun!!!
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oh yeah, forgot to mention. the dirt wont rise off the floor or come off the shelves. 95 % of it it will come from your clothes!!! so be sure to buy one of those lint free disposeable coveralls (clearcoat will overspray is also prety hard to get out of your hair by the way) so get one with an integral hood...
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Good point.
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