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Old 03-28-2012, 02:17 PM
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wanting to paint my 95 mustang...

Okay so I have a 95 mustang that i want to repaint. I have already done all the body work to the car. It's been primed and now is ready to be painted. I have a color in mind, house of kolors PBC64- pearl orange. But i don't know what i need for this paint job. House of kolor calls that color a pearl base coat, does that mean i don't need a solid base coat first. Or do i need to paint it a base coat white then put the pearl base coat on top of that? This will be my first paint job. I have never done one before. So any advice is greatly appreciated and needed!!

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Man you've never painted a car and you want to start out with a custom pearl job? That's almost like never driven a car then strap your butt in a top fuel rail for your first try. I would contact house of color and follow their procedure.
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First, i'm not a man... second there is nothing wrong with being ambicious. I have been around cars all my life. And i have help from someone who has painted cars before, however they are at work right now and i had some questions. I know how to use a paint rig with a steady hand. I just have never done a car... i do airbrushing in my spair time.
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No offense but bodywork let alone painting is not for amateurs. Just cause you did some airbrushing doesn't mean you can paint car. You should start out by painting a practice panel with a solid color (non metallic) and you have to have a lot of experience to paint pearls/metallics
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Ok people now adays can not read. I did the body work already. I used an arc welder and bondo to fix the cosmetic damage to the car. I have done body work before this aswell. I have used a paint rig with an air compressor a thousand times. Just not to paint a car. I have a auto paint gun i literally just used to put on the primer. And i was not comparing airbrushing to car painting in any other way than level of difficulty. Its not easy to air brush its not easy to paint a car. Anyone who can decently airbrush knows that. Once again i am being AMBITIOUS. I know i can do it well because i have help form a very experienced auto body tech. But once again he is unreachable at work, and i was curious with questions.
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Ok people now adays can not read. I did the body work already. I used an arc welder and bondo to fix the cosmetic damage to the car. I have done body work before this aswell. I have used a paint rig with an air compressor a thousand times. Just not to paint a car. I have a auto paint gun i literally just used to put on the primer. And i was not comparing airbrushing to car painting in any other way than level of difficulty. Its not easy to air brush its not easy to paint a car. Anyone who can decently airbrush knows that. Once again i am being AMBITIOUS. I know i can do it well because i have help form a very experienced auto body tech. But once again he is unreachable at work, and i was curious with questions.
Have you talked to your HOK vendor? The undercolor to the pearl will make a difference in the color shade it ends up being. You may want to do a couple test panels with different color base coats, then the pearl, then clear to see what the difference will be and choose the one you like.
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Ok people now adays can not read. I did the body work already. I used an arc welder and bondo to fix the cosmetic damage to the car. I have done body work before this aswell. I have used a paint rig with an air compressor a thousand times. Just not to paint a car. I have a auto paint gun i literally just used to put on the primer. And i was not comparing airbrushing to car painting in any other way than level of difficulty. Its not easy to air brush its not easy to paint a car. Anyone who can decently airbrush knows that. Once again i am being AMBITIOUS. I know i can do it well because i have help form a very experienced auto body tech. But once again he is unreachable at work, and i was curious with questions.
Two people gave you advice (that you were asking for) and you went on a tantrum to both people. I wouldn't expect much more now.

Moral of the story is don't offend the people you'd like to help you. It's good you have the auto body tech for help.
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