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Painting Car Flat Black...

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by saturn_boy96, Apr 19, 2003.

  1. saturn_boy96

    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    Ok i got a few days off from work and my car has a few minor rust spots, so i figured i would take care of the rust before it gets too bad. so i need to know when i finish with the painting part, do i need to apply a clear coat?

    i am going to use Krylon utra flat black. will the clear coat defeat the flatness of the paint?
     
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    Tonyd0821 Banned

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    ahhh my krylon days. billboards STILL tremble with fear when i walk by :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    yes, applying a clear coat will give it a gloss finish...unless you use a matte/satin clear. trailorparkpimp would be the one to ask about what clear to use, if any. he has made some show-winning primered cars.
     
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    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    Why would you WANT your car to look like that? :huh:
     
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    It normally is a kinda of temp. fix for faded, mixed matched, or rusted cars. If you do a good job, it can look pretty good. It also looks real good if you go a camo or cow pattern.
     
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    no he didint, we just sanded the car down and painted it.
     
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    :werd: paragus helped me do it, it was my first time, he was my mentor :D
    it turned out pretty good, and yes its a temp fix until i feel like spending money for a real paintjob.. my car was 3 different colors before that from an accident, looks hell of a lot better now than it did :)
     
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    looks good for a first timer :D

    nice wheels/brakes btw :worthy: :)

    the back window tint is killing me though :eek:
     
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    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    yeah, my car looks like shit anyways.

    theres a big hole in it(right behind the drivers side door) from a big redneck mobile with a fuckin' bambi guard on ITS ASS END!!!!! and the hood has that shitty clear coat issue, so it looks all cracked. and last summer i had to stop my car in a hail storm(turns out i was about 200yds short of an overpass i could have parked under), and even tho the damage was assessed at $6,000, when i said i was going to fix it myself my insurance only gave me $3,000(fucking state farm bastards).

    so i have about 4 days off and me and a friend are gonna fix it. this will be my first try at real body work so be ready.
     
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    i personally think his car looks pretty fuckin' sick!!! props on the DIY paint job.
     
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    sanding down the original paint acts as a primer, one is not better than the other.
     
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    yeah removing tint does suck. my friend and i peeled all the old tint off his camaro once and i daresay i wont be doing it again :p
     
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    wow it was extremely stupid to tell your insurance that. lol.
     
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    This has inspired me, the easter egg teal CX is getting a Krylon flat black paint job, I can't handle the teal and the wife will kill me if I spend anymore money on cars! How many cans did it take to do that coupe? is it a one coat affair or did you spray it twice?

    -Matt
    1994 CX - D16Z6 currently running non-vtec LOL :D
    1997 Eclipse GST Spyder - 12's :D
     
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    i got a EG civic (92-95) hatch and it took 5 cans., one coat, and touch up spots ya miss.
     
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