So I was wondering if some of you guys on here have also done a paintjob(s) and if you have a personal preference as to what company to buy paint from.
Edited by PRND3L, 09 July 2011 - 07:49 PM.
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Posted 09 July 2011 - 07:38 PM
Edited by PRND3L, 09 July 2011 - 07:49 PM.
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 12:34 AM
What are you aiming for with this paint job?
Posted 14 July 2011 - 06:10 PM
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Posted 14 July 2011 - 11:35 PM
I never knew summit sold paints however I don't think it would be as good as the nason paint?
Posted 14 July 2011 - 11:44 PM
Posted 15 July 2011 - 01:47 AM
almost everyone has the color I want to shoot (black) I plan on shooting flat black next year
Posted 15 July 2011 - 12:17 PM
for a low cost suggestion - what about Duplicolor's Paint Shop series??? I have read that most people get pretty good results with it - pre-reduced, ready to shoot, which means easy to use.
just a thought - i have no personal experience with this product.
Posted 15 July 2011 - 12:44 PM
Im going flat because thats less stuff to mix
Posted 15 July 2011 - 04:20 PM
I have considered this. Do you or anybody else reading this thread know where an online color code dictionary type thing is? Cause im looking for 2 already manufacured colors, but I can't find a site with color codes.
Posted 16 July 2011 - 08:01 PM
You need to read up on this. You can get flat coats using as many as 4 parts. Most common is 2 parts, and you can buy it in premixed 1 part if you plan to shoot immediately. The same exact is true of non-flats. Most common enamels are just 2 parts, so your reason isn't sound.
You might want to do some research before deciding that flat is right for you. If you want it to look good you need to know that flat paints take alot of upkeep, and generally wear more quickly due to their lack of abrasion resistance. Even the newest best flats tend to fade far more rapidly because they absorb UV rays, and don't have a top coat to protect from oxidization. You can do a bit better by shooting clear, and then roughing it, but, even this will look bad far faster than a normal paint job. There's a reason that the only nice quality, long lasting flat black paint jobs you ever see are on old hot rods. They are typically stored inside, and only taken out on weekends. Or the owner is OCD enough to re-shoot it often. Try washing a flat black vehicle, and get back to me. If you're going for a "piece of crap car look", then flat will do the trick. If you want it to look nice, you are in for at least 2x the work over a conventional paintjob.
Posted 17 July 2011 - 06:54 AM
I'm not trying to do a show car or anything like that I only got my car for $1100, I've wondered how washing a flat black car would be.. How much extra work is it to make it so it can be somewhat glossy?
Posted 17 July 2011 - 08:26 PM
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 06:49 PM
Ive heard opinions about metallics and how they can bea little tough for a beginning painter, but what about pearls?
Posted 19 July 2011 - 07:52 PM
About the flat: The flatter the paint, the worse it is to maintain, and the quicker it absorbs impurities, and looks like crap. Semis are just that. They are semi flat, so, they will still absorb things like oils, UV, and abrasion more quickly.
Pearls are equally tough to shoot. It requires a very very even coating or you end up with depth problems, and not alot of options to fix it other than sanding and re-shooting. The way you lay down metallics, and pearls is very important. It takes discipline. You need to be very measured, and mechanical, laying the coats down the same everywhere. Pretty much like a robot. A change of handspeed, or going back over one area one time too much, and you'll have a spot that will look different. I wouldn't suggest pearls to a beginner, but, on the other hand, there's only one way to no longer be a beginner, and that's doing it. If it's a cheap car, and you just want to play, GO FOR IT.
Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:27 PM
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