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Old 02 Jun 2007, 01:56 pm
drb
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Default spray painting a car -- need help

I bought some paint in spray cans that match the original car color
well. I also bought adhesion promoter, primer (metal and
rubber-plastic) and clear coat to use too.

I'm concerned after spraying a test area (I'm an amateur) that I can't
get the area I paint properly buffed / shined. I know the paint's web
site gives instructions but I think my efforts won't get it right. Is
there a trick to get the paint w/ clear coat I apply, buffed / shined
so that it looks like the original ?

Also do I need the adhesion promoter on metal where I'll touch up or
just start with the metal primer? I know it's needed on the
rubber/plastic bumpers.
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Old 02 Jun 2007, 02:13 pm
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drb wrote:
> I bought some paint in spray cans that match the original car color
> well. I also bought adhesion promoter, primer (metal and
> rubber-plastic) and clear coat to use too.
>
> I'm concerned after spraying a test area (I'm an amateur) that I can't
> get the area I paint properly buffed / shined. I know the paint's web
> site gives instructions but I think my efforts won't get it right. Is
> there a trick to get the paint w/ clear coat I apply, buffed / shined
> so that it looks like the original ?
>
> Also do I need the adhesion promoter on metal where I'll touch up or
> just start with the metal primer? I know it's needed on the
> rubber/plastic bumpers.


----------------------------------

I repainted the hood of my Mom's Pontiac with a roller brush. Not
recommended, but it sure got interesting responses from the gas pump
jockeys. It was black anyhow. Very easy to match. :-)

Somebody around here will know. . . .

'Curly'
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Old 02 Jun 2007, 06:13 pm
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motsco_ wrote:
> drb wrote:
>
>> I bought some paint in spray cans that match the original car color
>> well. I also bought adhesion promoter, primer (metal and
>> rubber-plastic) and clear coat to use too.
>> I'm concerned after spraying a test area (I'm an amateur) that I can't
>> get the area I paint properly buffed / shined. I know the paint's web
>> site gives instructions but I think my efforts won't get it right. Is
>> there a trick to get the paint w/ clear coat I apply, buffed / shined
>> so that it looks like the original ?
>>
>> Also do I need the adhesion promoter on metal where I'll touch up or
>> just start with the metal primer? I know it's needed on the
>> rubber/plastic bumpers.

>
>
> ----------------------------------
>
> I repainted the hood of my Mom's Pontiac with a roller brush. Not
> recommended, but it sure got interesting responses from the gas pump
> jockeys. It was black anyhow. Very easy to match. :-)
>
> Somebody around here will know. . . .
>
> 'Curly'




A very fitting commemorative act regarding GM...

<G>

JT

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Old 02 Jun 2007, 08:31 pm
Michael Pardee
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<drb> wrote in message news:5ge363hh2r60akbn9o23g9na4vgirj7gvm@4ax.com...
>I bought some paint in spray cans that match the original car color
> well. I also bought adhesion promoter, primer (metal and
> rubber-plastic) and clear coat to use too.
>
> I'm concerned after spraying a test area (I'm an amateur) that I can't
> get the area I paint properly buffed / shined. I know the paint's web
> site gives instructions but I think my efforts won't get it right. Is
> there a trick to get the paint w/ clear coat I apply, buffed / shined
> so that it looks like the original ?
>
> Also do I need the adhesion promoter on metal where I'll touch up or
> just start with the metal primer? I know it's needed on the
> rubber/plastic bumpers.
>


Are you doing several coats, rubbing inbetween? I'm an amateur, but I do get
a decent (not professional) result on large touch-ups that way. Never tried
flexible areas yet.

Mike



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Old 03 Jun 2007, 02:33 am
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In news:1363gbsdh3k5b9e@corp.supernews.com,
motsco_ <motsco_@interbaun.com> wrote:

> I repainted the hood of my Mom's Pontiac with a roller brush. Not
> recommended, but it sure got interesting responses from the gas pump
> jockeys.


I've seen a 1965 Mercury painted orange with a 2" brush when I was much
younger ... who could say that it wasn't beeYOOtiful!

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Old 03 Jun 2007, 10:26 am
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Patrick wrote:
> In news:1363gbsdh3k5b9e@corp.supernews.com,
> motsco_ <motsco_@interbaun.com> wrote:
>
>
>>I repainted the hood of my Mom's Pontiac with a roller brush. Not
>>recommended, but it sure got interesting responses from the gas pump
>>jockeys.

>
>
> I've seen a 1965 Mercury painted orange with a 2" brush when I was much
> younger ... who could say that it wasn't beeYOOtiful!
>



I painted my first car, a 1940 Chevy two door DeLuxe a two tone black 'n
white with a brushed on rustoleum... I hated that car!

JT
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Old 05 Jun 2007, 11:34 am
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On Sun, 03 Jun 2007 00:33:36 -0700, Patrick wrote:

> In news:1363gbsdh3k5b9e@corp.supernews.com,
> motsco_ <motsco_@interbaun.com> wrote:
>
>> I repainted the hood of my Mom's Pontiac with a roller brush. Not
>> recommended, but it sure got interesting responses from the gas pump
>> jockeys.

>
> I've seen a 1965 Mercury painted orange with a 2" brush when I was much
> younger ... who could say that it wasn't beeYOOtiful!


I painted my '72 Mercedes with a brush.
It looked fine from 20' away.
I don't mind brush strokes, anyway.

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Old 06 Jun 2007, 02:18 pm
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On Jun 2, 2:56 pm, drb wrote:
> I bought some paint in spray cans that match the original car color
> well. I also bought adhesion promoter, primer (metal and
> rubber-plastic) and clear coat to use too.
>
> I'm concerned after spraying a test area (I'm an amateur) that I can't
> get the area I paint properly buffed / shined. I know the paint's web
> site gives instructions but I think my efforts won't get it right. Is
> there a trick to get the paint w/ clear coat I apply, buffed / shined
> so that it looks like the original ?
>
> Also do I need the adhesion promoter on metal where I'll touch up or
> just start with the metal primer? I know it's needed on the
> rubber/plastic bumpers.



I spray painted my 1975 Chevette using the little spray cans that I
got in the Canadian tire. Here's the most important thing not to do.
Don't spray the car in your back yard in the summer. For some reason
the bugs love the fresh paint. Considering that the back yard was near
the cattle farm, I got hundreds and hundreds of flyes, horse flyes,
deerflyes stuck to the paint. It was a horrible mess, the whole town
eventually was talking about it since few people saw it at a gas
station.

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