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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Garage paint job - video

Got the car painted this weekend. 3 coats of base plus 2 good thick coats of clear. Orange peel was an issue, but we laid it on thicker and it helped. Have a look at my video.
Please ignore the jacka$$es in the video. I can't take these guys anywhere.


Let me know what you guys think.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 06:25 PM
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fastest paint job ever !

no worries on the orange peel just sand and buff it out

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That's the plan!

That was one photo every minute for about 9 hours. I missed the first coat as the camera battery had died.

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Heck, I wish I had jacka$$ friends like that when I was painting mine back in September. You seemed to have some good ventilation going there too.
Really want to make the paint pop? Wet sand that clear with 500 or 600 grit and shoot two or three more coats of clear. Then sand and buff it.

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Scott, I may try that. I'm going to start by doing the 3M buffing I have. This paint looks incredible in the sun.

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I applaud your courage sir! Nice job!
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Lets see some pictures??
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Looks really nice from here.. Congrats on doing it yourself in the garage. What brand of paint did you use?
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Scott, I may try that. I'm going to start by doing the 3M buffing I have. This paint looks incredible in the sun.
Careful on the edges with only two coats.

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Ya show some pics!! I did mine in the garage and it looked fantastic.... Then I learned a hard lesson about painting on a slightly humid day when I had the car in hot florida sun and it blistered all over...

The beatings will continue until morale improves!

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I'll post some photos as soon as I get a chance. Maybe I can get in the garage for a bit tonight after the kid goes to sleep.

The paint is Kirker Garnet Red metallic.

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Heck, I wish I had jacka$$ friends like that when I was painting mine back in September. You seemed to have some good ventilation going there too.
Really want to make the paint pop? Wet sand that clear with 500 or 600 grit and shoot two or three more coats of clear. Then sand and buff it.
agreed , if peel was an issue clear was probably to thick try thinning it a little

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I'll post some photos as soon as I get a chance. Maybe I can get in the garage for a bit tonight after the kid goes to sleep.

The paint is Kirker Garnet Red metallic.
Use to use Kirker paint myself back in the day. Was mostly the single stage acrylic enamel. Believe it on not painted a Boss 302 with the Grabber Blue and turned out darn good. There's pic's of it getting painted on my website in my photo gallery. Still have the old paint color chart. Pretty good paint for the money. Like to see some pic's myself.
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I'll post some photos as soon as I get a chance. Maybe I can get in the garage for a bit tonight after the kid goes to sleep.

The paint is Kirker Garnet Red metallic.
Right on. I am going to be using Ultra Blue Pearl when I shoot my engine bay this weekend.
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Sorry about the lack of photos so far. Really appreciate the support guys.

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