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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. Jacksmith
    Joined: Sep 24, 2009
    Posts: 616


    That looks really good... What kind of paint did you use? Also, what type of spray gun / cup did you use?
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  2. "Wally"
    Joined: Nov 22, 2015
    Posts: 32


    Bought this from the Green Bay F.D. Flew there, picked it up, and drove it back to Montana. Tore it apart in front of my house with a sawzall and an angle grinder. Reskinned it in aluminum panels and flat bedded it to haul my LSR roadster. Then shot it with epoxy primer, and finally painted it, with single stage, as well in the street, on 2 really calm mornings. Hard to find a big enough booth! P1080839.JPG
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2020
  3. cvstl
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,464

    from StL MO
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    I used Nason epoxy primer, followed by Tamco 5310 High Build..... color is Sherwin William Dimension Single Stage Enamel.....

    My good paint gun is at the farm and I kept forgetting to bring it back with me, so I shot all of the paint on this with a cheap HF purple HVLP gun...... $15 on sale. I had been told that they shoot good, and it did. I don't think I could have done any better with a $1000 gun. A real painter probably could but not me. I also used the T-cup disposable cup system from Tamco...... the adapter cost twice what the gun cost:D and I can't say enough good about it. I used one gun for primer and drilled out the tip for the thicker primer, I splurged and broke out a new $15 gun for the color:D.
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  4. blackelky
    Joined: Dec 12, 2010
    Posts: 1

    from Texas

    I painted my 32 in a garage with a dirt floor in 1966. Just put down cardboard, hosed it down and got after it- didn’t have a clue. Repainted the rear fenders and trunk lid in 1995. The upholstery was done in 1966 or 67 by Vernon McKean. No upholstery in trunk because we could not afford it. I painted the Chevelle in our front yard in Ponca City, OK in 1992. I had it in pieces. Lots of trouble with wind and dirt. Both are DuPont Marina blue lacquer. Both are pretty shabby now but don’t look terrible from more than 50 feet if your eyes aren’t too good. 84C43E6B-7A02-4003-A518-2A414920AC0A.jpeg 23020289-3E23-4092-8EEE-20C524DE30DE.jpeg The pictures were taken about 3 years ago.
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  5. Jacksmith
    Joined: Sep 24, 2009
    Posts: 616


    I talked to Bill Hines several years ago & he gave me the idea to put wet newspapers on the floor before you paint. I did it and it works... It keeps the dust down & makes clean up a breeze!
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  6. I made a booth in my shop with filtered intake and exhaust. Never painted before. This was my first one and I was using a 3M accuspray gun with a 1.3mm tip. Valspar BC/CC. Hardly any orange peel and 1 minor run.
    Pre cut and buff

    After Cut and Buff

    My new project is a 52 F1 which I plan to do the same way. Cheers
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  7. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 4,258

    from Ok

    Got to be proud of that allout.
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  8. Thanks Okie, I am very happy with the way it turned out.
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  9. Ulu
    Joined: Feb 26, 2014
    Posts: 1,767

    from CenCal

    I wish I'd thought of that when I did my boat.
    I had turquoise paint on my driveway for about . . . well . . . at least until we sold that house.
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