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  1. knuteiriktveiten

    knuteiriktveiten New Member

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    I was wondering how much paint it would take to spray my 95 civic coupe. The last time I painted it I did it with rattlecans and yea....Def wanna put a real paintjob on it. It will be my 1st so Im sure it wont be perfect but I have watched it being done several times and I think its something I can do. Im buying all of the tools to do it this weekend so any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member

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    1 gallon
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    knuteiriktveiten New Member

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    that will do jams n everything?
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member

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    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    Depending on the color you want, you may have to have it mixed. As far as how much paint, that all depends on how many coats you want. Than a clear protective coat wouldn't hurt either. This is something I plan on "toying" with in the future. Until then.... Maaco.
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    knuteiriktveiten New Member

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    awesome, thanks a lot man
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    knuteiriktveiten New Member

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    Im going with the same gunmetal gray. Ill use gray primer and prolly 2 coats of color and then a top coat.
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries...

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    you might be able to rent the stuff and save some money. but 1-2 gallons is enough.
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    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    Good luck... remember to keep some distance when spraying, and do it indoor's. You do not want dirt to get onto the wet paint, that will definately suck.
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    knuteiriktveiten New Member

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    I think Im just going to buy the stuff so when I change my mind on the colors I dont have to go thru too much stuff...
    Thanks guys!
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    Another thing, too much clear coat never hurts, just don't lay it on too heavy or it will run, and that will take a TON of wet sanding to get out. And if you can talk to alot of paint professionals to get tips and tricks. Oh and good luck, let us know how it turns out. And lots of before/after pics.
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    I used a little less than a gallon when I had my car painted.
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    knuteiriktveiten New Member

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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    You picked a very difficult color to lay.....

    Red during wetsanding, Walmart special

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    Gunmetal Gray, the mirror took 45 minutes to get it like that, you can see the door below before wetsanding. I had an orange peel issue with this paint.
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Here's the red again
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    Before wetsanding

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    During

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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator

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    wheres the after?
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I don't have anymore of the gunmetal color, tons of the progression of the red, but I wasn't happy with the red.

    This is the best that I still have of the red finished. And it was poor quality, I was extremely unhappy with it..

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    It's very dirty but it was shiny
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    knuteiriktveiten New Member

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    I know its not the same but if you look at the link in my sig. its my car that I spraypainted gunmetal. no runs or orangepeel, just a lack of durability. what you guys think?
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I'm looking at the cardomain page and if that's a spray paint job it's pretty damn good. You musta wet sanded after cause I never got results like that out of the can. Clear coat that bitch
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    knuteiriktveiten New Member

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    nah, all i did was prime it, spray paint it and then lots of clear...no sanding after paint...just b4 the primer

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