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Old 04-19-2016, 11:50 PM
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repainting my car , strip or scuff and paint, not happy with the color

turns out im not as happy about the paint color on my camaro its to purple for me unless its in direct sunlight

im happy about everything else though being my very first real paint job and no compliants about the paint itself





so if i go and repaint how would i go about repreping the car for best results

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Old 04-20-2016, 06:34 AM
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I might wet sand with P600. Hand sanding helps avoid break-thrus but has the right grit for smoothing out the existing finish. Check your manufacturer's tech literature for recoat guidelines for your specific product.
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Old 04-20-2016, 10:23 AM
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To just repaint - as long as there is not excessive film thickness already, I would clean, sand with 800 (mostly DA), with red scuff pad and reshoot. Do not sand through the clear, if so, you will need to probably prime that spot. (small sand throughs can be directly colored over, but it takes someone who really knows what they are doing to pull it off - experience).
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To just repaint - as long as there is not excessive film thickness already, I would clean, sand with 800 (mostly DA), with red scuff pad and reshoot. Do not sand through the clear, if so, you will need to probably prime that spot. (small sand throughs can be directly colored over, but it takes someone who really knows what they are doing to pull it off - experience).

thanks if i do decide to repaint im thinking i would just chemically strip the car again and start over , seems like a safer bet
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Old 04-21-2016, 06:56 AM
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Keep in mind, if you strip it you'll have to redo all the body work that's ever been done. once the stripper gets on filler it has to come completely off but that new paint will be ez to get off.
I've got an 85 Iroc that I stripped and epoxied, its ready to start painting. Its a lot of work doing it right. All the fiberglass and plastic has to be removed to start with.
Let us know if you decide to strip it and post all about it so we can give you some tips. it might save you some time and make the job a little easier.
Are you sure you don't just want to paint another car? it seems a shame to strip it down and start all over again.
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Keep in mind, if you strip it you'll have to redo all the body work that's ever been done. once the stripper gets on filler it has to come completely off but that new paint will be ez to get off.
I've got an 85 Iroc that I stripped and epoxied, its ready to start painting. Its a lot of work doing it right. All the fiberglass and plastic has to be removed to start with.
Let us know if you decide to strip it and post all about it so we can give you some tips. it might save you some time and make the job a little easier.
Are you sure you don't just want to paint another car? it seems a shame to strip it down and start all over again.
the passenger rear quarter could use a lil more work on the body work i did there , it didnt show up in the flat black primer , but u can notice it witht he paint on it, its not bad though, and im not building a show car so thats not really bugging me,

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I think you could also red tint the clear and make a near black color iirc over that purple. I kind of like it. But some nice deep red clear should make it much darker and may do what your looking for. I still feel like some flake will make it more obnoxious but should make the color more acceptable. Maybe some lemans stripes in white. With the white stripes down the top you might not like it but every person you see will tell you how awesome the paint looks. Just have to grit your teeth and say thanks.

Maybe try the lemans stripes in vinyl so you not committed to them if you dont like them. Can just peel them back off if you like it make it paint later on.

For me i would call it painted and move forward. At some point a project is never done. Searching for perfection can also hold up a nice project. Many times the nicest paint jobs the owners hate. LOL

How many award winning paint jobs out there would the owner had wanted to change. Every time i paint one of my cars i hate the color for at least a month. LOL

I say move forward and learn to love it or do it over in a few years. Or have it wrapped in some funky design so you wont have to look at the purple. Blue is one of the hardest colors to get the right hue to. My gp was painted at least 7 times in blue and they never got the color right again. The owner wanted the corvette electric blue color or closer to the gm original blue but shops kept missing it by a few shades. And it never looked right. Just one of those colors.

Hope this helps.

the color in the direct sun is awesome im just having a hard time getting past the purple , i dont know maybe im just being to picky , i thought about buing the oe decal kit for the car in silver and seeing what happens

rocker stripes and door badging
and maybe that will be enought o bring me around on it , on the other hand the oem decal kit isnt cheap


if the shade of purple was more like this i think id really like how it is now
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i wonder what a light coat of blue pearl in some clear would do overall , might be enough to hide the purple ?

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i think this is the same pearl i used on my bike over a black base coat

^^ nope not the same pearl i used , the pearl powder i used was actually white in the bag , i still have half a bag laying around somewere

jet black base + pearl mixed with some clear for midcoat and then std clear coat over top

love the way the flaked part of the tank came out on that project but i will never ever spray flake again , what a pita it was and i still find flakes in the shop from time to time


i wonder what would happen if i did the same thing over what i have with just a touch of a deep blue pearl mixed in

i do have more then a quart of my original paint and clear left so i could spray something to test it out on

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the passenger rear quarter could use a lil more work on the body work i did there , it didnt show up in the flat black primer , but u can notice it witht he paint on it, its not bad though, and im not building a show car so thats not really bugging me,




the color in the direct sun is awesome im just having a hard time getting past the purple , i dont know maybe im just being to picky , i thought about buing the oe decal kit for the car in silver and seeing what happens

rocker stripes and door badging
and maybe that will be enought o bring me around on it , on the other hand the oem decal kit isnt cheap


if the shade of purple was more like this i think id really like how it is now
Looks like the "Amethyst" color on my '98 Dakota. At least before the UV finally got to it...

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The next car I paint for myself, I'm going to go with a PPG process which will allow it to be chemically stripped to the final prime coat, and re-painted. Just so I can change colors every so often, and not have to re-do all the bodywork.
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