Register    Login    Forum    Search    FAQ

Board index » TECHNICAL » Autobody/Paint Technical




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 44 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:55 pm 
Offline
Weekend Racer

Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:17 am
Posts: 77
Location: Abingdon, MD
Bought all the recommended supplies and shot mine tonight..Looks freakin sweet! This is the first car I've ever painted and with the help of my dad I think it turned out really nice. Had a bit of a learning curve, but I REALLY like it. NEver has my LS looked so sinister! This is with two coats. Better pictures when its fully assembled

Image
Image
Image
Cant wait to get all the parts back on it and see how it looks!!! Hope you like it

_________________
Image
LsX: DO IT~ 11.32 @120mph Frame on resto-mod blown ls1-t56


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:34 am 
Offline
Top Fueler

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:26 pm
Posts: 2808
Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast
:rockon: wave.gif :rockon:

I like the term "sinister" for it.



bukweet

_________________
" Backyard Bonneville Longroof "
SOLD

Livin' for Him 'cause He died for me.

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:33 pm 
Offline
Frequent Racer
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:09 pm
Posts: 417
Location: g-town mass
That does look great, nice job! I bought the hot rod flatz a few weeks ago, should be spraying mine in a couple weeks.

once you go flat you'll never go back :rockon: party_guitar.gif

_________________
1968 chevy II 406 sbc jerico 4 speed mcleod soft loc on jack stands


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:31 pm 
Offline
Weekend Racer

Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:17 am
Posts: 77
Location: Abingdon, MD
Image
Image
Image
Image
Here she is mostly put back together for those of you craving more satin in your life

_________________
Image
LsX: DO IT~ 11.32 @120mph Frame on resto-mod blown ls1-t56


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:42 am 
Offline
Daily Driver

Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:03 am
Posts: 48
Location: Pasadena TX
I'm wondering....can you sand defects out of the finish? I've never painted a car, but with the shops wanting over $3k to paint a 5th gen El Camino I might give it a try. I like the black satin look, but what about maintaining the finish? Obviously you wouldn't wax it. How would one keep it spot and streak free?


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:56 am 
Offline
Daily Driver

Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:03 am
Posts: 48
Location: Pasadena TX
Also, should I paint it while the front clip is off and apart? Seems like the best way to get to the door hinge area, inside of the fenders, and the like.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:12 am 
Offline
Top Fueler

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:26 pm
Posts: 2808
Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast
I used to make flat black "shine" with Pledge furniture polish!





bukweet

_________________
" Backyard Bonneville Longroof "
SOLD

Livin' for Him 'cause He died for me.

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:40 pm 
Offline
Daily Driver

Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:03 am
Posts: 48
Location: Pasadena TX
just plain john wrote:
I'm wondering....can you sand defects out of the finish? I've never painted a car, but with the shops wanting over $3k to paint a 5th gen El Camino I might give it a try. I like the black satin look, but what about maintaining the finish? Obviously you wouldn't wax it. How would one keep it spot and streak free?

Anybody?


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:42 pm 
Offline
Weekend Racer

Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:17 am
Posts: 77
Location: Abingdon, MD
dunno,...the defects give it character! lol..its not pretty, its flat black! :evil:

_________________
Image
LsX: DO IT~ 11.32 @120mph Frame on resto-mod blown ls1-t56


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:45 am 
Offline
Daily Driver

Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:37 pm
Posts: 28
sixtoes1313 wrote:
Image
Image
Image
Image
Here she is mostly put back together for those of you craving more satin in your life


Hey brotha, the car looks evil man! Did you have to put a coat of primer on first or is it a primer paint itself?


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:27 am 
Offline
Dragway Regular
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:13 pm
Posts: 1292
Location: highland, ca
i think i know what i want on my malibu now.... the ls came out SWEET!!

_________________
80zBabiez
81' chevy malibu factory 3 speed "ThA RuNt"
http://gbodyforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17515
Image


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:24 am 
Offline
Weekend Racer

Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:17 am
Posts: 77
Location: Abingdon, MD
I used the john deere primer that was supplied. My base paint was in good shape as well so. Thanks guys!

_________________
Image
LsX: DO IT~ 11.32 @120mph Frame on resto-mod blown ls1-t56


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:30 pm 
Offline
Weekend Racer
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:32 am
Posts: 84
we've painted deby cars with Rustoleum's $20 dollar a gal black from Walmart....forget what we used for thinner, but I was amazed at the overall quality! got me thinking, taking enough time to prepare the car and being careful mixing and spraying, you could turn out a really nice paint job with their paint!

_________________
"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!"


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:52 pm 
Offline
Daily Driver

Joined: Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:33 pm
Posts: 25
Man this stuff is WICKED!!! Inexpensive, UV resistant, looks bad ###, and its paint not primer!!! What more could you ask for??? If they use it on tractors and equipment you know its gotta be tuff stuff too!!!


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:51 pm 
Offline
Dragway Regular
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:34 pm
Posts: 920
Location: idaho
John Deere Blitz Black w/ the John Deere yellow primer that was made to work with the paint. The paint was $30 gal., primer was $30 gal., and reducer was $40 (16 oz.).

Image

_________________
Image


Top 
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 44 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

Board index » TECHNICAL » Autobody/Paint Technical


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

 
 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: