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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
    Joined: Jun 25, 2018
    Posts: 99


    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.


    Cleaned up amazingly well for a 50 year old tank. Took me two years to get up the nerve to strip the original paint.

    Pearl silver, intercoat clear, and the lines laid out

    Graphics and cleared.

    Then after a few days to set up, off to Safari Knut to be striped (along with the tool boxes)

    Final product

    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
    Joined: Jun 8, 2013
    Posts: 272


    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
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 2,824

    Dick Stevens

    Wait for the paint to dry!
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  5. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,621


    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
    Joined: May 17, 2010
    Posts: 366


    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
    Joined: Feb 18, 2011
    Posts: 140

    from East Idaho

    Leave em in and pinstripe over them! Brings out the best in your creativity.
  8. onegalonly
    Joined: Nov 2, 2008
    Posts: 127


    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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  9. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,026


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  10. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
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  11. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,026


    Thanks. It's PPG's version of "Washington Blue"
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  12. brsturges
    Joined: Oct 22, 2008
    Posts: 826

    from Miami, FL

    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
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
    Posts: 445


    Last weekend.
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  14. badvolvo
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
    Posts: 445


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  15. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
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    Joined: Mar 10, 2009
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  17. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,516

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    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
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,172


    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
    Joined: Dec 31, 2007
    Posts: 224

    flat 39

    My first and last paint job.
  20. jazz1
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,479


    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. Looks good!

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  22. badvolvo
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
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  23. jack_pine
    Joined: Jan 20, 2007
    Posts: 348

    from Motor City

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  24. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,573

    A Boner

    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
    Joined: Dec 31, 2007
    Posts: 224

    flat 39

    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
    Joined: Dec 9, 2011
    Posts: 33


    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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  29. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,589

    from Nicasio Ca

    Hey is this the Paint in the driveway, dry in the house thread? :)

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  30. Repainting the inside of doors on the Econoline after I screwed them up the first time trying to learn to paint. Using t p tools turbine. [​IMG][​IMG]

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