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Well I have read all about painting in the HRM new issue. I am still confused. I am looking at painting my 1952 f1 pick up by myself. I want a respectable job. I plan on having the body taken apart and having someone media blast it. I know I will need some patch panels and a lot of tlc. This is my first job and I was wondering what will give me the best results for a homemade job. I will have a make shift paint booth and a 7 hp 60 gallon craftsman air compressor w/ a filter system. my question is what paint is the easiest to work with? I want a deep look with a clear coat. the article describes these jobs to be to dificult for a novice. I like the thought of Kandies but it scares me to think of a color shade difference from panel to panel. I would hate to have to resand and paint the whole thing. I quess what I am asking is what kind of spray gun is forgiving and what is a briliant or deep paint that is forgiving as well. Any suggestions Joel <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
 

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Thanks for your replys!!! What is a good primer in your opinion? I am thinking of going a ford blue or a canary yellow!! I I understand that the darker you go the more carefull you have to be with the body work. After I get it painted I would like to paint some ghost flames just on the front. Will the flames show up better in darker colors? Just a quick discription of the paint booth that I am in the process of building: I have access to my fathers barn that has a concrete floor, I plan on building a room, not air tight but maybe dust proof with some plywood and some foil or plastic insulation and a vent fan. I was thinking as far a lighting should I use hallogen lights or should I use florecent? With the paint I choose I will certainly have to have a resporator but I probably wont have the access to a fresh air system. What kind of resporatora charcol or is there another kind. What type of gun should I use? Any ideas?
 

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well accualy the way we do it in cut and shoot is we take it out to the county fair and charge little kids to run around it with a spray can and then charge them a dollar!!! Ha Ha Really thanks for the info. the first sep is getting a good gun. :eek:
 
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