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gnarlyroad
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painting tips

Postby gnarlyroad » Sun May 16, 2010 10:46 am



So I'm in the process of re/re/re trying to paint without any runs, drips, orange peel effect and am getting frustrated as all h....l.
:( :(. Anyone have anygood painting tips for a diyer. While I still have some hair left. :lol:


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Re: painting tips

Postby thrasherg » Sun May 16, 2010 10:51 am

Painting has always been a black art to me. :roll: Guess I lack the patience required. No matter how well I prepare the surfaces, I never get the finish I want.. I gave up about 5 years ago and decided to keep what little hair I have left :oops: , and reached a working decision.. I will do the mechanics and will pay someone else to do the paint.. It has worked very well for me.. Not as cheap, but my hair is priceless to me!! :lol:

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Re: painting tips

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 16, 2010 12:00 pm

Me too. I can achieve an acceptable finish as long as the goal is to have the piece I'm painting covered in paint so that it doesn't rust. Beyond that, I'm sending the part off to a professional.

I once did some bodywork on a car of mine. I used coat after coat of the actual original manufacturer's paint, and it still looked like crap. The guy across the street from me had a "paint shop in a van" and made his living contracting out to rental car fleets, pulling dents and repainting cars while they were on the lot. He came over and did what looked to me the exact same thing I did - only his efforts came out looking perfect. I have no idea what he did differently - but it's obviously something that takes a lot of experience and patience to learn to do properly.

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Re: painting tips

Postby maestro319 » Sun May 16, 2010 5:06 pm

Boy, I sure could use that guy in the van. I have a couple of scratches on my fenders and would like to have them taken care of. Where is he located??

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Re: painting tips

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 16, 2010 6:34 pm

Nowhere near you...not even in the same country. :) But I'm sure there must be tons of guys like him that do the exact same thing for various rental car agencies.




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