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Technical The Painting at home in the driveway or garage thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Blue One, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. Maicobreako
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    What do you do about bugs? Wipe them off while wet or let them dry with the paint and color sand them out?
     
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  2. I haven't painted a car yet but I have done a few bikes. The most on topic is probably this guy.

    A late '50s tank, I was trying to copy the stock scheme but in different colors.
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    Cleaned up amazingly well for a 50 year old tank. Took me two years to get up the nerve to strip the original paint.
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    Pearl silver, intercoat clear, and the lines laid out
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    Graphics and cleared.
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    Then after a few days to set up, off to Safari Knut to be striped (along with the tool boxes)
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    Final product
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    Here was the "booth" I was using. A fan in the window and air filters just out of the picture on the left.
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  3. 4speed411
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    Painted the '41 in my pole barn..hung plastic from the ceiling, wet the floor and had a squirrel cage fan for exhaust. IMG_20170704_162426228.jpg
     
  4. Dick Stevens
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    Wait for the paint to dry!
     
  5. cederholm
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    I painted the car and flaked the roof. My buddy did the pinstripe. I'm pleased with the results.

    ~ Carl

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  6. 270ci
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    For me it depends...if they're large enough to snatch with a sharp pair of tweezers, I get em outta there before they do a "snow angel" trying to get unstuck, but if they're little gnats, I leave em and color sand them when thoroughly dry. Fortunately, I very rarely get a bug.
     
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  7. Hookedtrout
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    Leave em in and pinstripe over them! Brings out the best in your creativity.
     
  8. onegalonly
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    my garage is way too small to paint my 40 coupe in, but i did paint the dash and firewall in my garage.. omni single stage.. not bad for a novice IMO 20170626_151806.jpg dash 4.jpg recess 4.jpg roller 5.jpg
     
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  11. TagMan
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    Thanks. It's PPG's version of "Washington Blue"
     
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  12. brsturges
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    I painted my RPU in my garage. Hung a few tarps and converted half of my one car garage into a makeshift paint booth. Came out fine by me, but certainly not show quality. The RPU is now for sale by the way :cool:
     

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  13. badvolvo
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    Last weekend.
     
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  14. badvolvo
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  15. loudbang
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  17. Blue One
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    I’m assembling my RPU now and did some polishing of the Washington Blue paint I shot in my home built booth last summer.
    (Pictures earlier in the thread).

    3M Trizact foam discs with a spray bottle to wet it down. First 3000 and then 5000 grit.

    That followed by 3 stages of 3M perfect it polishing compound.

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  18. Black_Sheep
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    Final paint was done in a booth but all of the primer and the interior was done in the garage...

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  19. flat 39
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    My first and last paint job.
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  20. jazz1
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    I'll always do my own painting in garage. Cover up what needs to be protected and get some airflow to keep the fog from getting too thick. I like to leave large garage door open a few inches for airflow. I had considered sending this car out for paint due to the large area of sheet metal but my wallet choked! IMG_1410.JPG
     
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  21. firstinsteele
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    Looks good!

    Ben
     
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  22. badvolvo
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  23. jack_pine
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    from Motor City

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  24. a boner
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    Bugs in wet paint while you are spraying outside.
    ^^^^^
    Put a sharp pair of tweezers in the watch pocket of your jeans before you start spraying! Actually stand them up in the watch pocket, so you can grab them quick.
     
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  25. Why the last? It looks very good and you obviously know at least a little about what you re doing. Practice only makes you better.
     
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  26. flat 39
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    I had the garage tied up for 9 months and let some other home chores slip through the cracks. The more I painted the better I did get. I am going to limit myself to 1 - 2 day projects.
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  27. Understandable. I reversed your philosophy and got my planned Summer work done while I parked my '51 after wiring issues surfaced while driving it. I will catch up on the '51 this Winter and have it ready by Spring for paint. I hope!
     
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  28. csf64ss
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    IMG_0839.JPG this was my home paint job, with topside marine paint, painted with a (are you ready?) a ebay bought WAGNER spray system. the magic cocktail mix was paint, penetrol, and mineral spirits ! I did not worry about orange peel, I did not do hundreds of light milky coats as from the get go I was gonna wet sand and compound anyway.....I had a blast doin it..just to prove that ya don't have to spend bucoo $$$$$ .....
     
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