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Old 3rd-November-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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Garage paint jobs?

Who has painted their own cars in their garage or back yard? Lets see them... I have never paint a car but will be painting mine in a few wks. Right now it has a 6 month old paint job that's butternut yellow.. I'll be painting it black! thinking of lining my garage with plastic and going for it! I'm not taking it dow to bare metal just sanding and going for it. I've been watching youtube vids on how to paint in my garage. I told two of my buddies I was going to paint my own car and they said it wouldn't turn out good.. That just pissed me off! Now i'm on a mission! This is what i'm starting with.







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It's a bit tricky and takes some learning, not to knock you, but I'd be surprised if your first paint job meets your own standards. I'm not saying it can't be done, but there are many unseen variables that come into play. I have painted the same car twice and the second time it turned out way better, I sure next season when it gets it 3rd go around, it should be really good. Understanding the gun and flow pattern of the paint are important and practice help a ton. I have no regrets and it was a great learning experience, all you'll lose is the cost of material and your time, so as I thought, why not!

Second time, the paint went on much better this time, knowing what to expect and with some advise from members here also helped a ton. This is base clear and we never bothered to polish it, being a stock car.




First time, you can see the black didn't lay down very well, nor did the red, but the red was 3 stage candy.


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heres a couple i painted in garages.


check out my build thread for details. link is in my signature. and heres another. i will link the thread for it as well.

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Old 3rd-November-2012, 02:33 PM   #4
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forgot to mention, in my build thread you will see i built a spray booth out of pvc pipe and visqueen. hope this helps. ronnie
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Some of the nicest jobs you will ever see were done by a guy in his garage... just gotta use common sense. Nobody you are paying is going to take the time and pride in YOUR car like YOU would. Your buddies don't know what they are talking about. Here's a couple shots of mine...





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Some of the nicest jobs you ever see were done by a guy in his garage... just gotta use common sense. Nobody you are paying is going to take the time and pride in YOUR car like YOU would. Here's a couple shots of mine...





x2 well said. beautiful car RatNova
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Get some sanding blocks, a spray gun, and go to town!!

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I also plan to shoot mine in my own garage. Will be my first go round at it as well, but figure I can mess it up quite a few times and redo it quite a few times for the price I would have to pay a shop. So why not learn another skill right?
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Glad to see the support fellas.. I seriously think I am smarter than most of the knuckle heads around here that paint.. So if they can do it so can I .. I just gotta learn right? lol

I just went to Sears to look a compressors.. any suggestions? Same with types of sanders and blocks? I friend said I could use his gun.

I love those paint jobs fellas.
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I also plan to shoot mine in my own garage. Will be my first go round at it as well, but figure I can mess it up quite a few times and redo it quite a few times for the price I would have to pay a shop. So why not learn another skill right?
Yep, I know I did... best tip I can give is if youre not sure about something ASK before you do it. Would have saved me time and money, but like you said its a ton cheaper than a shop.

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Glad to see the support fellas.. I seriously think I am smarter than most of the knuckle heads around here that paint.. So if they can do it so can I .. I just gotta learn right? lol

I just went to Sears to look a compressors.. any suggestions? Same with types of sanders and blocks? I friend said I could use his gun.

I love those paint jobs fellas.
I got mine at Lowes. Its a 60 gallon kobalt upright tank 220V... it can certainly be done with less but the small compressors make alot of heat, which makes water in the air... water+paint=not good. Get the big boy model. Mine was $450 with a coupon.

I sanded my whole car by hand with durablocks and a paintstick wrapped with sandpaper, but I can see where a nice little palm DA would be great for hoods etc. I maybe spent $30 on blocks.
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heres a couple i painted in garages.


check out my build thread for details. link is in my signature. and heres another. i will link the thread for it as well.

http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums...d.php?t=121901
I reading ur thread now... I'm on pg 12 where u are about to take a hammer to it! lol... I'm impressed to say the least!
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heres a couple i painted in garages.


check out my build thread for details. link is in my signature. and heres another. i will link the thread for it as well.

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Yep, I know I did... best tip I can give is if youre not sure about something ASK before you do it. Would have saved me time and money, but like you said its a ton cheaper than a shop.



I got mine at Lowes. Its a 60 gallon kobalt upright tank 220V... it can certainly be done with less but the small compressors make alot of heat, which makes water in the air... water+paint=not good. Get the big boy model. Mine was $450 with a coupon.

I sanded my whole car by hand with durablocks and a paintstick wrapped with sandpaper, but I can see where a nice little palm DA would be great for hoods etc. I maybe spent $30 on blocks.

Rat you paint is so freaking deep dude~! wow is all I can say! You mind giving me a code on the base and clear? I looked at ur bucket account as well. I'm basically starting from scratch with tools but oh well... I'd rather learn this b4 I have someone else do it.
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Rat you paint is so freaking deep dude~! wow is all I can say! You mind giving me a code on the base and clear? I looked at ur bucket account as well. I'm basically starting from scratch with tools but oh well... I'd rather learn this b4 I have someone else do it.
Its single stage...no clear. It goes on black and shiny all in one step. Depth has to do with 2 things, color (darker = deeper) and clarity (the smoother the finish the deeper it will look). I put 3 wet coats of paint on the car, probably half of that got sanded/buffed off. Pro painters that are really good can get a finish right out the gun that doesnt need to be buffed, most show cars have buffed paint jobs to get them perfect. Usually when someone paints a car at home there will be some dust that settles on top of the paint, buffing will take care of that. The finish on my car isnt perfect, but there is no dust in it, it all got buffed away.
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I'm assuming this single stage is easier to shoot? This is not a show.. just a street pro-touring hot rod! I want to drive it, take it to cruise ins etc without worrying who's around my car bc the paint job is perfect... Not saying I want a crappy paint job but I can live with a certain amount of imperfections on my 1st go around.
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Agreed about the pride in you car i did mine
It was a metallic two stage and looks sweet im stoked with it

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