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Old 08-31-2002, 09:56 PM
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any tips for a first time car painter iv always had a freind paint my cars but his health is getting bad and i always helped but thats not the same as doing it myself

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Take your time. Great prep work is what give a great finish. Paint won't make everything pretty, you gotsta do that before you lay the paint on. Keep your wrist straight, never a side to side motion. Overlap your spray pattern 1/4- 1/2 of the last. Don't try to get it all coverd at once. Lay on a thin coat them go back over it, don't rush, take your time. Paint the car front middle then rear or vise versa not side by side. Don't use newspaper for masking on the sheetmetal, usng it on your windows and lights is fine, but double up. don't leave rolls of tape on the car before painting. Don't use ANYTHING in a arosal can for up to 3-5 days in a well ventalated area. Use proper safety gear. If you need any other help let me know, glad to help.

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