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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:42 pm 
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any one have any experiance prepping body pannels ect for paint? will i save money lightly rubbing parts back with like 400 then 800 grit wet and dry b4 i take them to a proffesional to be sprayed or would that just be a waste of time?, havent gone to a pannel shop to enquier or anything yet, though i would just throw it up here n c if anyone had any advice, pannels are a dark blue going onto a polynisian green car, dose this mean only a light rub back is needed as the colours are close and wont need to be primed?

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:29 pm 
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I have a similar question to this... Can you sand your original paint down to the original undercoat and then paint a new colour on or must you take it back to metal and do the whole proccess, Undercoat, Main colour, Clear etc... I wanna paint my car blue mist and want to try it myself.

Sorry to steal the thread abit.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:45 pm 
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i think *unprofessional opinion drunk coming through here*

if you are going to a darker colour you should only have to rub back through the clear and a bit of the couple for the new colour to stick.

hope that makes sense and helps.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:10 pm 
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Trust me, don't touch em as it will most likly be the same price. Question 2, old paint makes good under coat. Just give it a wet rub with some 400,600 wet'n'dry or use a scotch pad with some rubbing compound and your good to go. I only just painted my wagon on the weekend, haven't had time to put it back together yet so I dont have any outside shots yet.
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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:13 pm 
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Cool cool man!!!!! looks great think i may try that trick!, Just rough up the Original colour :P

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:23 am 
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thanks WAGHOON, yea will most likley get a few quotes this weekend, c it will be any cheaper with me doing a bit of prep but from what ive been hearing its not realy worth the time.

 

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