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Post  Slow Steve on Thu 2 Jun - 17:15

Welp I wanted to try and paint Kelly's car and my bus. I thought I would start with the fasty because it needs less body work than my bus; I thought it would be faster. Anyways this is my first attempt at body work and paint so I really don't know what to expect other than it can't look any worse for the fasty OR bus. I will post up pics as I go.

This is what I did today.
Today (again don't hate on my deluxe garage Laughing ):


rear left fender:



After a bit of banging and annoying my neighbors:



Rear-end






Still need to grind and put some body filler, but what do you guys think?



Grinding and body filler tomorrow! whoo! I'm not going for perfect, especially on my first paint job, just better Laughing

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Post  Jerry Hundley on Thu 2 Jun - 22:51

I have pained quite a bit Steve so if you have any questions just Holla afro
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Post  Slow Steve on Fri 3 Jun - 12:30

Jerry that would be cool, PM me your number. I'm just going off of s#!t I read and trial and error. The paint supplies should ship out today from Cali, it's going ground so probably another 1-1/2 weeks. I'm not going high dollar, esp first paint. This company has a kit if anybody is interested.

Each Kit Includes:
1-Gallon Urethane Color
1-Quart Urethane Hardener
1-Quart Reducer of Your Choice
5-EA Quality 190 Micron Nylon Automotive Strainers
5-EA Wooden Paint Mixing Sticks

$75 for enamel, and $100 for urathane if you go with factory colors. Here's the company if you wanted to check it out. TCP global:

http://www.tcpglobal.com/restorationshop/rsp1502.aspx

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Post  Slow Steve on Wed 8 Jun - 17:44

Update and get out of this F'n heat..So I put in a few hours the last few days and got a little done. I'm in no ways an expert or even close. I finally figured out how much hardener to mix in so I'm not spreading rocks within seconds of mixing Laughing , so if you guys see something that sticks out let me know. I'm reall trying to hammer out the dents before putting some filler in and not just fill the hole and .. well you know. Here's a few pics,

Sorry for the crappy pics. Rear looking better. Is this car going to be perfect? .. no; straight?... no; better? hopefully Laughing






Paint materials are supposed to come in tomorrow. So hopefully shoot this car this weekend?

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Post  Slow Steve on Fri 10 Jun - 20:02

Supplies are here (one for my bus, and one for Kelly's fasty).... it was short a couple of things, but customer service at TCP was great and have shipped out missing stuff. The stuff that did come is enough to spray a couple of coats of epoxy primer on Monday morning/early afternoon... weather looking good for it, then shoot the color hopefully on Tuesday.



And this is where I am today, almost done filling and sanding. I have a few spots I need to apply filler. I also have 3 holes I need to weld and grind.. then fill.... does it ever end?! I'm sanding the og paint with 150 grit, and will sand it with 220 before I shoot the primer, then sand with 320 before paint.

The fasty came with another hood, it is straight it's painted the right color underneath so I'm going to use the hood sitting on top already sanded.




I'm just need to get the top and front bottom and I think I got it all.. well at least until I sand it with 220.

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Post  Slow Steve on Wed 15 Jun - 16:28

Make shift paint booth.. my neighbors must love me... Laughing


Look at that grill stand... KICK ASS! this thing works for everything! Best grill stand I have ever had, kicked the grills ass to the curb long ago.



I have some runs... I didnt take enough time to adjust paint gun... thought I did, but second coat went on without any new runs.. Like I said this is my first time, and I'm just going for better, besides the runs can be sanded off before the paint Cool






So far the body work looks good. I missed a few dings here and there, but I'm just going for better this first time. What do you guys think?

I'm letting the fenders dry, body up next, pics in a little bit.

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Post  joebug1951 on Wed 15 Jun - 18:28

looks great! nice job man!!!!

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Post  Slow Steve on Wed 15 Jun - 20:27

Thanks Joe. The rest is primered. Something weird happened and the fenders came out shiney like it was paint and the rest came out like primer should be.... scratch Anybody know why? The shiney stuff ran like crazy, and the dull stuff shot really sweet. Both were out of the same material.

Welp I will figure it out.

Here's some pics.






I think it came out ok. Very Happy I will be sanding it tomorrow and weather permitting I will shoot some color Friday.

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Post  Jerry Hundley on Wed 15 Jun - 23:23

good job Steve. I love the paintbooth.
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Post  Slow Steve on Thu 16 Jun - 0:04

Jerry Hundley wrote:good job Steve. I love the paintbooth.

Thanks Jerry. I plan on selling the blueprints for the paint booth, some assembly required, and trees not included Laughing I think it cost me something like $35 for supplies.. Cool


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Post  Blue Totoro on Thu 16 Jun - 0:06

Nice ventilation holes! Looks dope! You are an inspiration to us all...your HOA probably thinks less than that!
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Post  Slow Steve on Thu 16 Jun - 0:21

Blue Totoro wrote:Nice ventilation holes! Looks dope! You are an inspiration to us all...your HOA probably thinks less than that!

Thanks Brian. I'm lucky and live in a small subdivision that doesn't have a HOA, or atleast not yet Laughing Nothing fancy over here, I just usually do whatever needs to get done. I read as much as I can on it and just do it and learn by trial and error... lots of error. Like I said this is my first paint jobby job and learning as I go. Hopefully it turns out ok.

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Post  Copper1982 on Thu 16 Jun - 9:57

Awesome steve, ur attempting what most wouldnt. Luv the paintbooth. U could always use it as a green house later.
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Post  CrazedVW on Thu 16 Jun - 11:17

What sort of set up did you use for spraying the paint? I'm toying with the idea of doing a home paint job on my Bug.
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Post  Slow Steve on Thu 16 Jun - 12:30

Copper1982 wrote:Awesome steve, ur attempting what most wouldnt. Luv the paintbooth. U could always use it as a green house later.

Thanks Chuck. I seem to do the stuff nobobdy else would do, did you see the thread on my bus? Body and paint aren't that hard.. you just have to have some patience.... trial and error my friend... trial and error. It's the best way to learn.


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Post  Slow Steve on Thu 16 Jun - 12:33

CrazedVW wrote:What sort of set up did you use for spraying the paint? I'm toying with the idea of doing a home paint job on my Bug.

Go for it! You'll be glad you did. I have a Mactools HVLP Econo-Koat gun and 33 gal. Craftsman compressor. The setup seems to do fine. We will see. I got the supplies from TCP global, I added a link higher up in this thread. The kit is what I got for my bus that I will paint later this summer, maybe after vacation.... but that's another thread....

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Post  leaker on Thu 16 Jun - 22:05

Awesome Steve,a true do-it-yourself hotrodder
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Post  Slow Steve on Fri 17 Jun - 11:58

leaker wrote:Awesome Steve,a true do-it-yourself hotrodder

Thanks Leak. Let's get your drag bug painted Twisted Evil How much body work does it need?

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Post  Slow Steve on Fri 17 Jun - 21:30

We hung the fenders juuuuuust to see what it would look like. I think it looks ok, not perfect by any meansof the word. But, for my first go round, I think it looks better.







I don't know why this forum always chops off the right side of the pic.

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Post  joebug1951 on Sat 18 Jun - 18:24

Slow Steve wrote:
I don't know why this forum always chops off the right side of the pic.

It's either the version on windows your running or the browser your using. One of my computers does that too. I made the forum using windows 7

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Post  Slow Steve on Tue 21 Jun - 20:16

joebug1951 wrote:
Slow Steve wrote:
I don't know why this forum always chops off the right side of the pic.

It's either the version on windows your running or the browser your using. One of my computers does that too. I made the forum using windows 7

Cool, thanks. It only does it on this site.

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Post  Slow Steve on Tue 21 Jun - 20:22

This one has been an emotional roller coaster, one minute I'm like F yeah this is turning out great, next I'm like F no this blows. Laughing Ok, here is where I'm at today on this one. Car is wet sanded and I had to spot prime a few areas due to my rookiness. I have to go back and sand a few areas, the hose pinched and primer squirted out on one of the fenders, and I missed a run from before. Weather permitting, I shoot color tomorrow. But anyways take a lookie:








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Post  joebug1951 on Wed 22 Jun - 0:42

hail yeah!





You forgot to tape off the windshield Laughing

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Post  Slow Steve on Wed 22 Jun - 0:52

joebug1951 wrote:hail yeah!





You forgot to tape off the windshield Laughing

Laughing how else am I supposed to drive it in and out of the high dollar paint booth?!.. Laughing Nah, I have a new/used windshield for her car so I didn't bother taping it, I would have taken it out but weather striping isn't here yet and I don't have a garage with all the rain we are having...soooo But thanks Joe. should shoot it tomorrow. I'll post up pics good or bad Very Happy

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Post  Slow Steve on Thu 23 Jun - 14:37

waiting on the wind to die down and rain to stop. It's spinkling enough to stop the progress...... Sleep

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