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Old 05-08-2007, 08:10 AM
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Well, I am going to give painting a shot. I have a 91 S-10 that I will practice on before I turn to the Daytona. I want to paint both the same w/ black and then clear coat. I figure I will make many mistakes on the S10. My first ? is: Compressors. Is this 5.5 HP

good enough for painting?

I bought the Neil Slade DVD on painting a car. It's an OK overview, but just not enough details like: spry paterns/ adjustments to gun/ and working w/ fiberglass. If anyone knows of some great websites that can get me going in the right directions I would appriciate the info.

I am a perfectionest and from some of my reading I may just prep the Daytona and take it to macco for the final block sanding and painting. I will do the S10 completely; after all it is my work truck and I should learn enough to do the jams and under the hood and trunk on the Daytona. Since I am changing the color from red to black.

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Hey, this site has many tips links and post about painting the basics and advance info as well. I have been trying to catch up on the latest stuff, and reading here has helped me. I worked in a bodyshop 20+ years ago and have been out so long i feel like a beginner.

If you are planning on using the newer HVLP guns you 5.5hp compressor will NOT do it. If you have not bought a gun yet make sure the one you buy requires very low CFM of air.

But as far as most of your question, they have already been answered on (here)

Good luck.
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Check out the body and paint section in the Knowledge Base (link at the top of the page). There is everything you would ever want to know and if you can't find it ask in the Body-Exterior Forum.

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