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Old 05-04-2004, 04:21 PM
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I am looking at a 1965 Ford PU. Well, it's mechanichaly sound but someone painted it with a brush
I don't wanna waste my money on it if I'll have to spend tons of cash just to give it a new paintjob. How can I get rid of the current paint in case I buy it? Will I have to take it to a body shop? Could I just sand it down with sandpaper or a grinder?

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Old 05-04-2004, 04:39 PM
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Depending on the paint type depends on what you have to do. If it was painted with Latex house paint...yea you will have to strip it. Best bet (cost effecient) would be to get a chemical stripper and start there.

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Old 05-04-2004, 06:51 PM
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How much would chemichal striping cost?

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No offense but if ur asking about the cost of chemical stripping agent, you might be getting in over ur head.

Id say ur gonna need atleast a gallons worth =$25.
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No offense but if ur asking about the cost of chemical stripping agent, you might be getting in over ur head.
I've never done bodywork so far and I never had to work with chemichal stripping agents. Gotta learn someday, right?

How do you apply the chemichal agent to the car, do you spray it on or what method are used?

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I usually use a cheap paint brush......just poor some in a coffee can and brush on. Id get the thicker type.

I hope I didnt offend you with my comment above, learning somethng different is cool thats exactly what Im doing. BUT you kinda made it sound like you didnt want to sink too much money into this project, if you plan on buying top shelf paint ur looking at an easy couple of hundred dollars just for all the material needed to do the job that doesnt even include the tools ie....spraygun & compressor rated for the gun.

Gdluck!
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You didn't offen me at all! It's cool dude
I am on a $700 budget and this will be my first car so I really gotta be as cheap as I can. I wanna do all the bodywork on it myself and for starters probably just primer it. Nothin' fancy, just a ratty shot rod.
If I'd apply the stripper, will the old paint just come off? Will it take all the paint off right to the bare metal?
Thanks for all the help,

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Brush it on, scrape it off. Wash it down, sand it down, prime. Buy a gallon of primer, a cheap $49.00 paint gun and rent / borrow a compressor, and go at it.

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$700 is a tight budget, but yes it can be done. The most expensive part will be the compressor, so like Keven said "borrow a one"

and go with an inexpesive name brand single stage paint, like PPG's OMNI or Dupont's NASON. (I like the NASON)

Paint, reducer,hardner, and even the primer and it's hardner, enoph to do and whole car shouln't run you over $400

add a desposable reperator $30

a harberfrieght HVLP gun under $50

bondo and other body material around another $30

and masking material, no more then $20

Oh yes defanitly doable, and still have extra for the the beer!

Go for it!! and let us know how it goes
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Hey assuming the above quotes are accurate, you may even have enough for some bc/cc instead of the suggested ss!
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True True, but being a first time painter. I would start with a single stage. Besides, you may have enough for the clear, but then you will have to get yourself a buffer, and pads and all the compounds for cutting and buffing, not to mention all the extra work ..........Na just start off with a nice solid single stage
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I confused!
If the clear needs buffing would it be safe to assume the singlestage would need buffing??? Also, or is something different here?
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Well, thanks a lot for the help so far.
I'm taking a look at the truck tomorow and I'll let you know if I'm getting it.

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Reminds me of the kids taking the mechanics course back in tech school, lot of them thought thats how you painted your car, with a brush and black house paint, had to be loud too. I hate stripper, messy job and gets into cracks and all over the place. I usually strip by sanding. Paint stripper isn't that hard to work with, just wear the proper protection and get some ventilation. rubber gloves and safety glasses. It may take a couple coats of stripper and some scraping, and still may have to sand a little bit. You could always strip it down to the metal then prime it with epoxy primer. Going down to metal will also let you see whats all hiding under that house paint, probably hiding a lot of stuff. That will give you time to practice using the spray gun. Then when you are ready or have more funds, you can do your bodywork over the epoxy after you sand it.
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I confused!
If the clear needs buffing would it be safe to assume the singlestage would need buffing??? Also, or is something different here?
In general, single stage paints lay down alot smoother then clear coat. Though you can still buff ss if you wanted to, it usualy isn't nesesary.
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