$200 paint in garage

G3GM :: G3 Tech :: Body

Go down

$200 paint in garage

Post by Oldschool454 on Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:45 pm

trunk and door jambs
avatar
Oldschool454
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 5

Back to top Go down

Re: $200 paint in garage

Post by Oldschool454 on Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:47 pm

Day 1 was inner trunk and door jambs. 1 coat of primer sealer. Then 2 coats single stage naason paint (original silver color). No clear.
avatar
Oldschool454
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 5

Back to top Go down

Re: $200 paint in garage

Post by Oldschool454 on Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:47 pm

avatar
Oldschool454
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 5

Back to top Go down

Re: $200 paint in garage

Post by Oldschool454 on Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:48 pm

avatar
Oldschool454
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 5

Back to top Go down

Re: $200 paint in garage

Post by Oldschool454 on Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:50 pm

My days and days of hand sanding the contour of this part of the top quarter panels. Was a pain, but turned out better than it was before.
avatar
Oldschool454
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 5

Back to top Go down

Re: $200 paint in garage

Post by Oldschool454 on Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:51 pm

avatar
Oldschool454
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 5

Back to top Go down

Re: $200 paint in garage

Post by Oldschool454 on Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:52 pm

avatar
Oldschool454
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 5

Back to top Go down

Re: $200 paint in garage

Post by Oldschool454 on Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:54 pm

OUt in the sun. Not too bad for the money. And if it gets scratched, it was only 200 bucks. lol
avatar
Oldschool454
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 5

Back to top Go down

Re: $200 paint in garage

Post by Oldschool454 on Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:56 pm

avatar
Oldschool454
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 5

Back to top Go down

Re: $200 paint in garage

Post by WyldeBill66 on Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:14 am

Looks great. Silver is hard to shoot too, from what I understand. Any runs show up like crazy. Great job.

WyldeBill66
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 3

Back to top Go down

Re: $200 paint in garage

Post by Oldschool454 on Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:19 am

Yeah, I heard the same thing. And I'm not an experienced painter or body man by any means, but turned out okay. Thank you!
avatar
Oldschool454
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 5

Back to top Go down

Re: $200 paint in garage

Post by dynchel on Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:08 am

Nice work.
avatar
dynchel
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 40

Back to top Go down

Re: $200 paint in garage

Post by driveit on Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:57 am

Man that makes me want to paint my car so bad!
avatar
driveit
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 15

Back to top Go down

Re: $200 paint in garage

Post by LS_Quest on Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:41 pm

Dang! Great job. What do you have for a compressor? That seems to be out weak point in our paint setup.
avatar
LS_Quest
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 0

Back to top Go down

Re: $200 paint in garage

Post by JB2wheeler on Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:50 pm

Lets say you have a 3.5 HP, 2 stage oiless compressor with a 25 gallon tank capable of 175 PSI. Would that be good enough to paint a car? JB
avatar
JB2wheeler
G3GM Fanatic
G3GM Fanatic

Street Cred : 28

Back to top Go down

Re: $200 paint in garage

Post by Oldschool454 on Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:41 pm

We used a cheap harbor freight 25 gal compressor for this paint job. It used oil though. Wasn't bad at all just kicked on every 7 mins or so, so had to wait a min for it to build up. And we didn't use a hvlp gun although I had one and we tried it. Just an old gravity feed gun my dad got from sears probably 25 years ago or more. lol Now I have a 50 gal compressor so next paint job on my dad's car in week or 2 should go better. I think it's mostly in the prep work how good it turns out. I'm sanding down and prepping my dad's car now for another cheap garage paint job and I'll work on it 6 hours straight just like today and if someone came to see it they wouldn't see any difference from when I started cause there's just so much small details you have to pay attention to if you want it to turn out good.
avatar
Oldschool454
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 5

Back to top Go down

Re: $200 paint in garage

Post by driveit on Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:35 pm

That is nice. I like that color.
avatar
driveit
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 15

Back to top Go down

Re: $200 paint in garage

Post by LS_Quest on Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:57 pm

That's probably the same compressor we have... 25gal HF. We used a HVLP gun and the compressor just could not keep up no matter what. The best we could do was about a fender at a time and then wait for the compressor to catch up.
avatar
LS_Quest
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 0

Back to top Go down

Re: $200 paint in garage

Post by Oldschool454 on Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:01 pm

I talked to the guy at the place we got the paint who seemed to know what he was talking about and he said to use hvlp you need larger compressor, like 50 gal. I think that's what he said anyways. lol Something that will keep the up. We also had a regulator at the compressor end plus another at the gun. I forget what he said to set it at but he gave me a printout that has it all on there if you want.
avatar
Oldschool454
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 5

Back to top Go down

Re: $200 paint in garage

Post by LS_Quest on Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:36 pm

Oldschool454 wrote:I talked to the guy at the place we got the paint who seemed to know what he was talking about and he said to use hvlp you need larger compressor, like 50 gal. I think that's what he said anyways. lol Something that will keep the up. We also had a regulator at the compressor end plus another at the gun. I forget what he said to set it at but he gave me a printout that has it all on there if you want.

We had a regulator setup too, and set it to the recommended pressure. Still didn't help. I think next car we paint will be with a gravity feed gun. We used the gravity feed gun for the primer and had no problems.
avatar
LS_Quest
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 0

Back to top Go down

Re: $200 paint in garage

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


G3GM :: G3 Tech :: Body

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum