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Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by formby, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. formby

    formby learning in progress

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    so i'm cheap..

    .and i dont want to pay more than 600-800 on a paint job...but the truth is i rather paint the car my self with a HVLP gun and some 1stg enamel paint with an enamel clear (i know its not necessary)..the reason i dont care too much is because the rex is a beater and i might sell the shell in the near future..and the body is in excelent cond...it just needs new bumpers and weather striping

    paint gun
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    this paint gun seems good for what i need it for



    paint i might use

    what do you guys think?
    any kind of gun/compressor i should buy?
     
  2. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    formby learning in progress

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    to me...that web site in in chinese.....
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    lol
    I'd explain it but it'll take too long while I'm at work.
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    HOK is good paint, but it's expensive as a bitch and most likely not what you're gonna want for this job.

    i'd look into ppg's omni line. a lot of people hate on it, but it's gotten a lot of praise from the people at the site below, and a lot of people on there know their shit.

    check out the forums http://www.autobody101.com/ for a ton of great DIY info.
     
  6. formby

    formby learning in progress

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    that site is great....
     
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    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    gun is crap and as for paint go to your local napa dealer and use the dupont singal stage paint masson is the line i did 2 trucks top down for 150 cdn
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    They make good shit for non-automotive paint, so I would think there auto shit is good too.
     
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    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    its a cheap gun and will make a diffrence in the end product
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    Napa's Martin Senour line = yes.
     
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    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    how are the napap guns never used one
     
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    napa themselves as far as i know doesnt manufactur a gun battle pope was speaking of the paint line martin seniour...which is what i use everyday and is very good quality paint
     
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    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    ya i was talking about the senior gun but as for using one everyday I don't think you use the bottom end gun do you?
     
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    Boondock Saint DX Senior Member

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    in iowa i can get my car painted in a shop for about 400$$
     
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    Citizen_Insane Senior Member

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  17. formby

    formby learning in progress

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    maaco.....?????
     
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    driver1 Senior Member

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    martin seniour doesnt make guns. they make paint. No i do not use a bttom of tyhe line gun everyday, i actually use th best gun devillbiss makes......the gti millenium. one for base one for clear.

    As for the 400 dollar paintjob, you always get what you pay for
     
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    Citizen_Insane Senior Member

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    meh, I'd probably do what all you people are doing and just go buy a compressor, a gun, and some paint so I could just do it myself. Why spend $1000 on a paint job, when you can buy all the tools and then do it yourself for less than that :)
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    yeah thats true......but its hard to buy things that i know nothing about......

    any one have any other suggestions?
     
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