complete paint job - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-11-2005, 10:55 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Missouri
Posts: 6
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
complete paint job

This is new for me. Is it a good idea to paint intended color around edges as each piece is completed or wait till all pieces are ready since it could be awhile? I'm anxious to see color, even a little.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-11-2005, 11:16 AM
BondoKing's Avatar
KING OF BONDO
 

Last journal entry: My little helper
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Kentucky
Age: 40
Posts: 809
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Are you referring to cutting in the jambs??

Matthew
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-11-2005, 12:24 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Missouri
Posts: 6
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
cutting in the jams?

yes. the doors, fenders, hood, trunk lid are all ready off the car. bought it that way. have one fender and hood primed and the engine compartment. was thinking when the other fenders ready to be primed, putting some color on the edges.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-11-2005, 06:04 PM
mrcleanr6's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: new jersey
Age: 40
Posts: 716
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
what kind of paint?? basecoat/clearcoat, acrylic enamel, etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-12-2005, 12:21 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Age: 31
Posts: 3
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You can cut in the jambs and engine bay, but you need to paint the entire car assembled to match the paints between panels(called blending). Be especially careful on lighter colors, even more specifically, metallic silvers so you dont "tiger stripe" large panel areas(e.g. hoods, trunk lids, etc.)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-14-2005, 09:14 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Missouri
Posts: 6
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
what kind of paint?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrcleanr6
what kind of paint?? basecoat/clearcoat, acrylic enamel, etc.
will be using basecoat/clearcoat for this one.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 11-14-2005, 09:18 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Missouri
Posts: 6
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
cutting in the jams

Quote:
Originally Posted by 52coupe
You can cut in the jambs and engine bay, but you need to paint the entire car assembled to match the paints between panels(called blending). Be especially careful on lighter colors, even more specifically, metallic silvers so you dont "tiger stripe" large panel areas(e.g. hoods, trunk lids, etc.)
plan on painting car assembled, made the mistake of painting seperately on my 55 Chevy. it's somewhat noticeable. so, would you recommend painting any areas that are not visable when assembled first?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 11-14-2005, 09:45 AM
luckyscustomcreation's Avatar
a newbie all dressed up
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Alabama
Age: 35
Posts: 24
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i prefer to paint one all apart but at the same time so i do not have any tape lines and produces a better job. the only downside is hanging parts after they are painted.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 11-14-2005, 11:32 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Age: 31
Posts: 3
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ktown, yes....paint all of the door jambs, under hood, under trunk, firewall, etc. then re-assemble and paint the visible exterior as one piece.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 11-16-2005, 07:06 PM
X711
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Georgia
Posts: 321
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hi Im working on a car now, in order to get all the parts covered well I
removed pretty much all the molding parts side skirts fenders, rear hatch
front and rear bumper covers, door lock barrel etc.

This is because I want to get a more uniform paint job without paint
lines.

There are simply some places that are real difficult to access when painting
or even masking them off can take longer than simply removing the part.
This needless to say very much depends on the actual car.

I intend to paint the car and the actual parts that got removed at the
same time. Then re-assemble.

Thanks

X
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 11-17-2005, 03:31 AM
adtkart@aol.com
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 3,220
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have neve actually painted a complete car while it was disassembled. I have heard of people having problems when painting that way using metalics. I have seen them when assembled, and having lines in the metalic, and they don't match. I have either never had lines in the metalicas, or they match so well, that they aren't noticeable. If it is a solid color, painting it all at the same time with it disassembled is fine. You will be taking a chance of chipping stuff while re-assembling it. Make sure that you put tape on the edges when doing that.

Aaron
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 11-17-2005, 08:51 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Missouri
Posts: 6
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
complete paint job

thanks to everyone for all the great input. we're really excited about this car, we'd really like to get it right. will keep you all posted as we go.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thinking of doing 1st paint job. Am I crazy? Magnus_Jager Body - Exterior 9 02-06-2006 07:03 AM
easy paint job info needed pjd Body - Exterior 1 08-09-2005 10:30 AM
First paint job -- some dry spray.... pmeisel Body - Exterior 4 07-07-2005 01:10 PM
Custom Paint Job? Trippie-Hippie Body - Exterior 8 01-30-2005 03:22 PM
Looking for Paint Job ideas.... Lonely Raven Body - Exterior 0 10-13-2003 09:06 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.