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Old 01-23-2011, 03:47 PM
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[QUOTE=Arrowhead] Came out pretty good but it could have been better.

LOL,You nailed it....thats the key right there...Thats what seperates the good craftsman from the great ones...a great craftsman will always want it a little better than the last, even if the last one was perfect.with an attitude like that you cant loose...

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Old 01-24-2011, 05:12 PM
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see my avatar. Buff colored Napa urathane primer, and darker stripes courtesy of the crapiest spray paint i've ever seen. still, good enuf to keep water out. and i dont have to worry about tailgating people on a dirt road. haha. like that damned camaro in my journal! couldnt have any fun in that thing. my blood pressure doubled any time i took that out on the hwy. this will also me my first REAL paint job, if i am still lucky enuf to have it by the end of the year. currently for sale cause i am broke broke broke!
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'91 Corolla I got for my daughter. Silver from Kirker didn't work (mottled) so I ran down and bought Omni base instead and still used the Kirker clear (Its not very tough clear). Used the wrong reducer (fast) and had problems with gun spitting and didn't get coverage on the doors because of the reducer and low-light conditions.

Learned a lot though !! Had a blast !!
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:11 AM
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Cool stuff guys, I love it when a plan comes together!

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Yes I read the date on this thread. Bump.

First complete paint job. My first Grand Prix as well. Sprayed in an empty warehouse with a borrowed DeVilbiss. I used K36 primer, my own custom mix of DBU based on the then-popular GM Black Sapphire, and DU1000 clear with DU5 hardener. There were no significant dust nibs and one sag about an inch long on the trunk lid. No polishing was done. The year was 1989. Top pic is before and none of the photos have been edited. The paint looked like new the day it was junked in 1992 by a negligent driver.

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Yup it's a old thread but still a good an active thread, Thanx idrivejunk for bringing it to the life !

No picture of my first paint job Thank God ! I was 17 and worked in a bodyshop after school. Being young an cocky thought l knew it all, so one Sunday l decided to paint a 73 Chevy short box van l had bought as it had side damage(rockers)this was after being partime at the body shop for 3/4 weeks.

So l straighten out the body in my Garage, sprayed 3 coats of gray primer on it, no sealer an blew 2 heavy coats of Dupont SS bronze metallic paint on it an a mist coat. Well being my first paint job an getting excited about finishing it l got a sag the size of my hand right behind the driver's door at eye level. What a mess !! The following weekend sanded it out an a total repaint !

Now l've built every vehicle from the ground up and painted everyone l built but l still have to fight wanting to hurry up the painting an get it done. Still a hobbist, still paint in my garage but only worry about that one little bug that's going to land on the fresh paint.

Patience is my point ! Pics of some of the vehicles that l've painted are in my photo Gallery an in my old photo gallery under Troy Norrad, forgot password and between myself and Hotrodders couldn't seem to get back in. Can't seem to attach thumbnails.

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This is my '81 Malibu wagon that I painted quite a few years ago, now. I forget the exact color, but it's the factory color so i didn't have to do the jambs. I installed a TBI 4.3 from an '85 Monte Carlo, T-5 from a Camaro, and Monte Carlo SS exhaust mated to the 4.3's Y-pipe. That was a good driving car once I had 3.42's swapped in place of the 2 series factory gears. Nason single stage painted in the garage with no booth, with a Binks 2000 (2001?) siphon feed gun. Weather changed and I couldn't paint in the driveway, lol.
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Old 03-25-2017, 02:48 PM
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You would not want to see my first shingle, errrrr, car paint job. The one a few posts back is the latest and quite possibly my last as the cash flow after retirement just isn't there

Glad this thread was resurrected as it really shows that folks can do good 'backyard' painting
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Old 03-25-2017, 07:11 PM
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LOL, My first one. Painted in the driveway in a trailer park. 1970.

BTW, The car is still around in Avon, Indiana.


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