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Old 10-02-2005, 01:07 PM   #1
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First coat of paint is on!!!

After months of preparation (i took my time, I admit it) the first coat of paint was JUST sprayed on my car. I'm letting it dry for a while before I do the second, and hopefully the third coat.

Then comes the clear coat.

Anyway, here she sits right now.







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Old 10-02-2005, 02:14 PM   #2
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Second coat on

The second coat is now done. it was much easier than the first.

Looking good

I'll have enough paint to do 4 coats, and probably around 3 coats of clear coat.
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Old 10-02-2005, 04:28 PM   #3
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four coats done...

I seriously wonder if anyone is reading this? LOL

Anyway, I was able to put on 4 coats of base (maybe it was 5? I can't remember). ANyway, I'm letting it dry for an hour or so and then putting on the clear coat. I need to hurry before it gets dark the the neighbors hate me for runing my loud air compressor at night time.
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Hi Matt, I'm reading this

Hi Matt, I'm reading this You've got more nerve than I do. I can do a lot of my own mechanical work, if I have the time. When it comes to bodywork I'm lost.
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Old 10-02-2005, 04:56 PM   #5
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lol it's about time yea i

lol it's about time :P yea i guess u took your time looks good. i'm not a body guy eather mine is dent / scractch central (dont beleave me i'll post pics of it) lol get pics of the final product

oh also i'd do the door moldings, when u do yourswap the motor bay, and strip the inside / trunk and paint that. make the paint look oem
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Old 10-02-2005, 05:19 PM   #6
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Nice!

I'd kinda like to fix all my dents, sand that surface rust, and repaint mine stock color. You're my inspiration, but that's not going to happen now. It looks very good, did you practice on anything? My friend told me to get a junkyard hood to practice laying it down well, and I might and then just repaint some doors of where my rust is. It's looking good. What is the stock color? It had so much crap on it at first I couldn't tell.
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Old 10-02-2005, 06:49 PM   #7
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4 coats of clear coat later,

4 coats of clear coat later, I quit spraying. I still had enough for another 1/2 coat of clearcoat, but I just said, "screw it."

here are the pictures. I'm letting it try overnight (pray for no winds) and then I'll start putting the pieces back on tomorrow (bumpers, trim, etc.) I bought new silver trim a few months ago from www.hondapartsdeals.com and it's still in the box.

As for spraying, I used to be an art major. I'm not saying that qualifies me to paint cars, but artistic stuff has always been rather easy for me.

That being said, I've just found a ton of new dents in my car after this painting (black dents to bring the defects out, not hide them). At this point, I don't care. I also don't care that 2 mosquitos ended their existance in my clear coat. I'll just sand them out next week when I get rid of the orange peel.

So, here she is with a shiny clear coat. I took these about an hour ago before the sun vanished.




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i wish my paint was like

i wish my paint was like that and not dent / scrached / oxiadized all up
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it looks good. Body work

it looks good. Body work makes me go crazy. I can never get it to look good.
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Old 10-02-2005, 08:52 PM   #10
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Re: it looks good. Body work

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it looks good. Body work makes me go crazy. I can never get it to look good.
Trust me, it isn't perfect. There are plenty of spots where dirt stuck to the paint, and plenty of runs in the paint. Not to mention the orange peel that I need to wait a week to fix.

Overall though, it's a LOT better than when I bought the car.

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