any tips - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans Advertise
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2008, 02:15 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 46
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
any tips

hi iam going to paint my car with metallic paint and iam after any tips what so ever so i can get the best finish.Please tips on the distance from the surface to spray,how wet or dry to apply it.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2008, 04:35 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Green Bay, WI
Age: 50
Posts: 2,071
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Metallic needs good spray technique and gun set up to keep consistent and even, the lower lines of paint are even more difficult to lay even. If you have little or no spraying experience, then you would need to spend some time setting up your gun, and practicing so you get you r gun spraying well and even, you maintain even distance and proper overlap. I am not saying someone without much spraying experience can't shoot a metalic but not a piece of cake, and some colors can be a bear to keep from having a blotchy appearance. I would seal everything up before paint(assuming its a complete) with an appropriate color sealer of primer that will best help coverage of the paint. Don't spray overly heavy coats, as they will contribute to uneveness of metallic. If you can't get it to lay even with normal spraying well then a mist or drop coat should help even things out, or adding a touch more reducer. Do a search, drop coating has been covered before. Stir your paint well before painting, and you may also want to stir the paint between coats or agitate the gun occasionally. One thing painters use to do is keep some marbles or something in the cup and shake the gun occasionally, but that would not work with gravity feed guns which are most common today.
Metallics, everything really should be assembled and shot at the same time, or parts put in the position they will be installed and painted with the car. Variation in how heavy, reduction, temp ect can change how light or dark a metallic sprays.
I would plan on doing this with a basecoat and clear. A single stage metallic is even more difficult because you need to keep both a good wet glossy coat, and even metallic, and what you spray is what you get, cause you cannot sand and buff out any flaws in a single stage metallic.
Check your paints tech sheets for the grit they recommend for final sanding. Metallics usually need sanding with a finer final grit then solids. Don't use too fast a reducer or activator, even more so using a metallic.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 46
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thank-you so much for that information u answered all the questions i was after.....thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question:Aside from "legalities", garage spray booth conversion tips requested xxxcoatings Body - Exterior 3 08-24-2007 08:08 PM
Tips of the Day -- requesting photos Jon Body - Exterior 0 01-31-2007 04:34 PM
Exhaust tips CrazyRoyExhaustfreak Engine 0 10-29-2006 06:04 PM
NOTE ON Tips For The Devilbiss GFG-670 Plus gun x711 Body - Exterior 0 03-08-2006 06:51 PM
wet sanding and saving my finger tips.... onebadmerc Body - Exterior 14 12-30-2003 05:41 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.