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Does anyone know the state regs for painting a car in the home garage in California. What about the new water based paints.

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It isn't a state regulation, it is a city ordinance that governs it. Most likely a fire dept ordinance.

There is no legal way to paint a car in your home garage, period. Waterbase only pertains to the paint, the clear is still urethane.

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The first rule of Paint Club is, you do not talk about Paint Club.
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Main Regs....

Do not invite friends over while painting, or getting ready to paint, or while you have materials around that look like you might have, or are going to paint.

Don't mention to your friends or neighbors that you plan to paint.

Don't get caught!

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#8 - If this is your first night at Paint Club, you have to paint.

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This really hits home, tell nobody, move vehicle in and out when nobody is watching, paint at night, deny all accusations!!!!
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i can tell you from experience . if you do and a neighbor calls the city your screwed. not only con they fine the hell out of you but your insurance co can cancel your policy, neighbors can make you have their cars detailed, it can get real nasty real quick. and the city will be on your *** forever. and i live in texas, in cal they will probably hang you .
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i can tell you from experience . if you do and a neighbor calls the city your screwed. not only con they fine the hell out of you but your insurance co can cancel your policy, neighbors can make you have their cars detailed, it can get real nasty real quick. and the city will be on your *** forever. and i live in texas, in cal they will probably hang you .
LOL, they may hang you in Texas, in California it is more likely to be death by wiki wiki
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last week I was in my garage painting my 79 CJ7 Jeep,it was two in the morning and I was about too finish up when I got a knock on the door.I open the door and there stands the local police.I'm thinking ,*****, I'm about to get fined and my wife is going to kill me! They said that they have been patroling the nieghborhood the last few weeks, noticed I've been doing body work and decided to stop and see if I would be interested in painting there four wheelers!!!Holy crap, was I releaved. That turned out pretty good,but it could have turned out really,really bad.Thank God I live in a small town in Missouri.
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Hey, cops build cars too!

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I didn't know you could buy paint in California.
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Better to beg for forgivness that ask permission!

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Does anyone know the state regs for painting a car in the home garage in California. What about the new water based paints.

Thanks in advance
I painted a 55 ford F-100 Panel truck in my old city of Glendora, Ca. I used Uretahne paint & I had to do it early in the morn before the shadows came in, I would be done painting always by 10:00am. I have tons of photos of fenders & hood next to my old pool etc. Then I finished painting in the front driveway.
You can do it also!
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I don't know if its true or not but I think home hobbyists are allowed to spray a certain amount of paint before it becomes a problem (paint store guy info).
I'm going to primer my project at home and leave the final paint to a pro in a booth. I would check with the city your in to see if they have any specific laws against it.
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When I was stationed out there in California(victorville..but base closed) I lived in apple valley and we used to paint in our apartments 2 car garage. Never had a complaint other than blocking the drive with old cars that were over to talk shop. When I moved Back to LA I painted for year out of my home shop. But now I just bring my stuff to work and use our Baking booth that way I don't cover anything with over spray. You can do it if you keep it on the down low. JMO Tim
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I haven't been lucky very much and life, but painting at home in for many years, so far I have. Helps most of the times it was in the country out in the boonies where the neighbors house isn't right on top of you.
Heck when I was growing up first getting interested in painting, the neighbor next door painted cars, he was an rm paint rep and later opened a bodyshop, One guy across the road and through the woods was a hobbiest and restored a muscle car for each of his 3 kids, as well as an elcamino for himself, and another neighbor ran a rod building shop behind his house. I've been living in the city now for about 7 years, and have painted a handfull of cars, and haven't had any problems. One side is highway, other side older couple who often take off on weekends. Haven't talked to them much in all the years, but when the old guy seen me working on cars, all he said as you did a nice job, it looks nice. Must of been his son that came up and talked to me once as well when I was doing the buffing after a paint job on one (think he owned a nice transam for awhile). A kid came over from there house once and asked me to weld the forks on his bike so he could make it a chopper. The older lady yells for him to quit bugging me, but I said it really isn't a problem. In turn I didn't complain when I've had to hear there grand kid try to play bass guitar, or when I had to work in a hot closed up garage, cause there chunky daughter was over at there place sun tanning. Heck there is a small body/mechanic shop right down the road, pretty sure another guy paints a few cars in his garage, and the other side of the highway is commercial.
I did have a guy from direct tv open the door and walk into the garage when I was in the middle of a paint job.That takes some balls. He's lucky he walked in after I was finished with base, and the owner had stopped by and was looking at it. If I would have been laying clear, I probably would have rang his neck. Then he goes, ohh you paint cars, I got such and such, whatever dude. The guy who checks the furnance every year also seen me working on something, and then when I'd see him out a bar occasionally, and he'd always talk about wanting his truck painted.
I've tried to keep the painting part quiet and do it real early in the morning and not work too late at night, but there have been times things did not go well and it ended up being a late night trash. I'd freak if a cop showed up like amanderson, I don't have a good past history with them. This saturday at my dads funeral, some old next door neighbors of ours growing up as kids stopped by to pay there respects.I use to babysit there kids. Talking to me and my brother, asking what we do now. Find out my brother installs flooring, and now he probably has a side job for them.
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