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Painting my car.....myself

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Gunm, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 2
    My car's paint is looking pretty fucked up these days.

    it has some pretty high mileage and so i figured what the hell could be the harm in re-painting it myself? yes, i know it's not going to look dope but i'd rather have a plain grey primer coat thatn the way it looks now(sorry, don't want to give away too many details)

    Anyone care to reccomend some decent spray apint or primer i can use to get my car looking all Road Warrior n shit rather than the peely sunwashed boat it resembles now?

    No, i am not going to have someone piece on it. no, i am not going to use montana to paint it.

    reccomendations, hints, tips, suggestions appreciated....sarcasm is not but fuck, i think that's a given around these parts
  2. synaps

    synaps Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 8, 2002 Messages: 1,644 Likes Received: 0
    looking into getting an air compressor and airgun may be a better solution. both can be bought for around $150 and the primer + paint, if mixed with the right thiners appropriately will cost just the same as spray paint.

    also, it will give a much better overall look that spray paint
  3. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    i spent a few months with my old talon.
    i had to do all the bodywork myself...bondo, primer, etc.

    not fun at all. go to autozone adn look at the primer. most of it is the same regardless of pricing.

    i did find some shit that sprayed a darker grey than a can i had when i started, so be sure you start with one kind and stay with it.
  4. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
    flat black. i didnt even read any of this bullshit.

    the color you will paint it is flat black.

    thats all i have to say.

    oh by the way.. ^O^
  5. __ __ __ __

    __ __ __ __ Elite Member

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 3,907 Likes Received: 92
    Some Paint/Body Shops are willing to RENT Booths out!

    my uncle did his corvette, and he said even a worker from there helped him out....
    look it up in ur local business phonebook(yellowpages?)

    its not that its hard, just takes time and patience..
  6. sarcasm

    sarcasm Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003 Messages: 3,352 Likes Received: 35

    i am offened. jeebus
  7. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    you're going to need amps

    my mom spray painted her car where the paint is peeling off, it looks better from a distance, but equally shitty close up. i don't know if the paint is just going to continue peeling around the edged of the repainted spots or what.
  8. aids is a myth

    aids is a myth Member

    Joined: May 11, 2005 Messages: 447 Likes Received: 3
    i painted your moms fupa.
  9. krie

    krie Guest

    My mate did it to two of his cars, he plans on doing it to his third real soon. His brother painted cars for a living, so he used his gear in his back yard and damn did they turn out shit. I mean, it was better than what the original paint was, but wasnt too spectacular.
  10. WhiteOx

    WhiteOx Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 4, 2003 Messages: 3,691 Likes Received: 0
    Given that your resigned to it looking mediocre at best, I don't see what you want to know.

    I mean just spray it with paint - it can't be that hard
  11. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    in case you weren't listening to boxcars...


    go stealth fighter mode.
  12. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    oh yeah...the looks can be vastly improved by stenciling on some race numbers.
  13. fatbastard

    fatbastard Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 30, 2002 Messages: 2,880 Likes Received: 11
    Definately, and red also makes cars go faster.
  14. azert

    azert Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 29, 2003 Messages: 1,798 Likes Received: 35
    As does a racing stripe. At least 100hp more.
  15. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    Yuo guys remind me of a time when i was young when me and my friend stole a car, got drunk and added both racing stripes and the number 69 to the stolie.