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Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:10 pm 
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Hi mate,

Just did a home paint job on an old falcon using Metallic acrylic paint.

The base colour went down great, not a problem to be had. But I think I have wrecked the clear.

When painting the clear, I had 25psi gun pressure, and used 1.5 part thinners to 1 part clear. I used the same fan spread as with the base colour, and sprayed about 20cm to the surface. Anyone know what I have done wrong? Temp was about 24 degrees.

I did a couple of layers, allowing flash dry, and it has finished to a rough-ish patchy texture. After the flash dry If i wiped my hand over the surface there was a powdery texture.

I got the buffer out and did a fender and it came up ok-ish, but took a lot of work to get there.

My question is, If I lightly wet sand it back, and then apply a few more (Wetter) layers of clear, will I get a nice consistent shine?

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Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:47 am 
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EF_STOCKO wrote:
Hi mate,

Just did a home paint job on an old falcon using Metallic acrylic paint.

The base colour went down great, not a problem to be had. But I think I have wrecked the clear.

When painting the clear, I had 25psi gun pressure, and used 1.5 part thinners to 1 part clear. I used the same fan spread as with the base colour, and sprayed about 20cm to the surface. Anyone know what I have done wrong? Temp was about 24 degrees.

I did a couple of layers, allowing flash dry, and it has finished to a rough-ish patchy texture. After the flash dry If i wiped my hand over the surface there was a powdery texture.

I got the buffer out and did a fender and it came up ok-ish, but took a lot of work to get there.

My question is, If I lightly wet sand it back, and then apply a few more (Wetter) layers of clear, will I get a nice consistent shine?

Cheers


Sounds like a bit too much pressure and not enough thinners.This will give you a dry rough effect.
Give the clear a wet rub with 1500 and then buff it

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:14 pm 
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hey mate i just brought a second hand bodykit for my eb falcon and the front bar doesnt sit in properly

its a 3/4 cover so its supposed to sit in the groove but it doesnt and it sticks out a little bit on the corners how do i fix it or what did i do wrong?

the side skirts are exactly the same the just wont sit on rite ?

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:06 am 
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Im painting the weather strips on my car, i did one for a test and the paint wont dry? Its dry just sticky. I left it over night and its still sticky.
Help?
I didnt sand the strip as i felt there was no need i gave it a clean but thats about it.
Should i have sanded it first? If so 1200 grade good?
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Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:50 pm 
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syko4d wrote:
hey mate i just brought a second hand bodykit for my eb falcon and the front bar doesnt sit in properly

its a 3/4 cover so its supposed to sit in the groove but it doesnt and it sticks out a little bit on the corners how do i fix it or what did i do wrong?

the side skirts are exactly the same the just wont sit on rite ?


The trick with a/market fibreglass kits is time and patience when prefitting.You will need to remove material in some areas and add in other areas.Sorry but there is no easy fix just a bit of mucking around to get it right

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:51 pm 
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EFFII wrote:
Im painting the weather strips on my car, i did one for a test and the paint wont dry? Its dry just sticky. I left it over night and its still sticky.
Help?
I didnt sand the strip as i felt there was no need i gave it a clean but thats about it.
Should i have sanded it first? If so 1200 grade good?



What sort of paint have you used

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:40 pm 
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sweet thank you i thought i mite have done something wrong

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:16 pm 
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Hey how you going.
Just got a car back from the spray painter. Full car respray. Its red in colour.
How would i maintain the paint.
I heard i shouldn't wash the car for the first couple of weeks.
Painter guy said use some kero and water to wipe it down. Then polish the car every six months.

What is your advice for a car which has been spray painted.

Thanks Adam.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:21 pm 
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hi ,i am in the newcastle hunter area
i have this good friend who has a medium size car which he is sinking obscene amounts of money into.
anyway he just went and got his car back from the body shop they have had it for over a year ...
they havent done sh it to it
long story made little bit shorter he is looking for prep and respray.
the rust is done afaik.
he has a budget healthy budget, also has a budget for some airbrush on his custom bike.
any recomonendations in regards to a proffesional to help him with his needs would be greatly apreciated.
p/m me if you like and thanx heaps
paul aka mystro
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Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:55 pm 
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gday nath i know u get everyone askin for prices but i have a white ed wagon with dings down the sides and talegate nothing too big the largest is just infront of the rear lh tail light but im lookin for a really ruf price on:

1: just the dings pulled out and touched up

2: dings all out and respray same white

3: dings and respray a Perl white or something still white but better looking

4 price on a respray if i fix all dings and don't need it done by the shop in the same color

im in no hurry at all to get it done im only looking at price as being an apprentice i don't have buckets of cash to spend on the car

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Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:57 pm 
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hey man um i have a ef and the rear kit is like falling offf illl try get pic to show you how bad would like ta know how to fix it if possible

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:53 pm 
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mystro wrote:
hi ,i am in the newcastle hunter area
i have this good friend who has a medium size car which he is sinking obscene amounts of money into.
anyway he just went and got his car back from the body shop they have had it for over a year ...
they havent done sh it to it
long story made little bit shorter he is looking for prep and respray.
the rust is done afaik.
he has a budget healthy budget, also has a budget for some airbrush on his custom bike.
any recomonendations in regards to a proffesional to help him with his needs would be greatly apreciated.
p/m me if you like and thanx heaps
paul aka mystro
btw great read



Sorry dont know anyone down that way.Talk to some guys in local car clubs etc for some ideas

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:55 pm 
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ausedwagon wrote:
gday nath i know u get everyone askin for prices but i have a white ed wagon with dings down the sides and talegate nothing too big the largest is just infront of the rear lh tail light but im lookin for a really ruf price on:

1: just the dings pulled out and touched up

2: dings all out and respray same white

3: dings and respray a Perl white or something still white but better looking

4 price on a respray if i fix all dings and don't need it done by the shop in the same color

im in no hurry at all to get it done im only looking at price as being an apprentice i don't have buckets of cash to spend on the car

thanks



Hard one to answer start at $500 and the skies the limit.
Sorry cant help much more than that without seeing the car

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:56 pm 
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hey man um i have a ef and the rear kit is like falling offf illl try get pic to show you how bad would like ta know how to fix it if possible


Photo would be good

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:07 pm 
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Heya
I have got a Black AUxr6 spoiler which is peeling and faded.


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I want to install it on my silver AU.
How much should I expect to pay for just respraying it?
How much should I expect to pay for it to be installed?

Thanks in advance,
David

 

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