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Old 04-27-2012, 05:11 PM
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I tell ya what....That does look great....you did good,very good indeed
Thanks a lot! It means a lot to hear that from people that know what they are talking about. I took all the advice you guys have given here to others. I read a lot. Watched a lot of youtube videos. And went for it! Haha. I will say it was a stressful weekend and I was beat mentally and physically. I also have a much greater respect for those that do this for a living! But now I want to paint more cars! The satisfaction you get from it is amazing. Plus I couldn't afford to do much more than a One Day paint job. And this came out better than another car they did for my son. And I spent half of what they charged me. Now I just hope this lasts!
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:38 PM
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I painted my first car in 76,Like you I had a mixture of half natural talent and a lot of luck I used centari acrilic enamel (a solid color) with a mixing clear (it was cheaper than regular clear) I did it in Moms two car garage,the dang car looked so good the guys at the body shop didnt believe I painted it...I didnt know how to buff so I wanted them to do it for me or show me how,the boss said dont bother it dont need it...I been painting ever since But I've screwed a lot of them up since then.
Unfortunatly that paint job DIDN'tT last 6 month later it had little bubbles popping up all over the whole car...Thats when I learned about compressors and why you shouldnt squirt oil down the air intake when that old wore out piston started making a slapping noise ...oh well live and learn...I repainted that car for free and the second time was just as good it did last a while that time
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I painted my first car in 76,Like you I had a mixture of half natural talent and a lot of luck I used centari acrilic enamel (a solid color) with a mixing clear (it was cheaper than regular clear) I did it in Moms two car garage,the dang car looked so good the guys at the body shop didnt believe I painted it...I didnt know how to buff so I wanted them to do it for me or show me how,the boss said dont bother it dont need it...I been painting ever since But I've screwed a lot of them up since then.
Unfortunatly that paint job DIDN'tT last 6 month later it had little bubbles popping up all over the whole car...Thats when I learned about compressors and why you shouldnt squirt oil down the air intake when that old wore out piston started making a slapping noise ...oh well live and learn...I repainted that car for free and the second time was just as good it did last a while that time
Cool! Ya that's what scares me. Will it last? I sure hope so. If not I'll be pretty bummed. But like I told my wife. I set my expectations low. And if I screw up I'll look at it as a 500.00 investment of schooling.
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what the best single stage paint i could use ? brand ?
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:05 PM
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Glasurit used to be tops. Do they even still make it?

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what the best single stage paint i could use ? brand ?
It depends on your budget...Theres a lot of good paints out there.Sherwin Williams has a really good SS thats very hard to get a run with and flows like glass. Glasuritt is still on top and my personal choice..but they're pricey...
I've heard a lot of great responces about Prospray and it might just be the best bang for the buck,I've never used it but I'm looking forward to it...
I do use quite a bit of Nason Ful-thane these days with the money tight as it is... its pretty darn good for cheap paint ,it'll hold up 5 yrs EZ, 10 if you take care of it. I was pretty surprized how well it buffed ,I used it for ten years and never buffed it till this past year.
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and about ppg ss ??
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sure,as long as its not Omini that would be my last choice Omini is very quick to run ...PPG as a company sucks and their paint is over rated and over priced same with Dupont although I do use chroma base a lot I hate spending money with them even the Nason costs more than its worth,IMO
If there was a Pro spray dist around here, you can bet thats what I'd be using.
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