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Old 11-07-2007, 06:11 PM   #1
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$50 paintjob. gotta see it to believe it :)

so a buddy sent me a link to this, pretty cool
car went from this

to this

USING THIS!!!



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so a buddy sent me a link to this, pretty cool
car went from this

to this

USING THIS!!!



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http://www.rickwrench.com/50dollarpaint.html

That is unreal!!!!
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Many people on the Honda-Tech forum (where I moderate) have tried this technique, with varying results. As with any paint job, the outcome depends heavily on preparation and how much effort you put in to the work. This technique is more dependant upon the final sanding and polishing, but it seems as though you can indeed achieve a decent result if you work at it. When you factor in the amount of time you need to invest, though, it may be more cost effective for some to just have an inexpensive Maaco job done.
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Old 11-08-2007, 06:39 AM   #4
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30 years ago when I was in college, I had a VW Beetle that was also painted by hand with Rustoleum paint - and it looked pretty good! 95% of people couldn't tell that it was painted by hand. I've had a few Maaco and Earl Shibe paint jobs done back then too, and the Rustoleum hand job was actually much better (and far more durable, it didn't chip at all in the 2 years I had the car).
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That is amazing!
I wonder if they have Ocean Blue?
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how in the world did he pull that off without a booth? I tried painting some parts outdoors once on a previous car and I couldn't keep lint, eyelash, bugs, dust from collecting. Must have tried it three times before I had to attempt it indoors.
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Lots of sandpaper and elbow grease??
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Lots of sandpaper and elbow grease??
Yes, that about sums it up. Here's a link to the Honda-Tech thread discussing the same process:

http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread/1555133
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I don't believe it. I don't care how much you prep it you are not going to get that finish with a roller!

I remember when I was a kid a couple home boys in the hood painted their Caddy with a roller...I still have that pic in my head.
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I don't believe it. I don't care how much you prep it you are not going to get that finish with a roller!
The real key is the work done after the paint is applied, specifically lots of wet sanding and final polishing.
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LOTS of wet sanding....I still don't buy it. Because if something like a hair or lint dries ontop of the paint you'd prbobaly end up exposing the metal surface once you wet sanded off...which means you have to paint and wet sand again.

me thinks it would be cheaper to go to Pepboys and by a gun or rent one from I dunno who... shoot the car and wet sand that for 500 hours.
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^ "me thinks" ???

I agree, it would probably be easier to go to harbor frieght and buy, or go to home depot and rent an air compressor and spray gun. Then just spray on regular car paint, with a cleaar coat.
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I don't believe it. I don't care how much you prep it you are not going to get that finish with a roller!

I remember when I was a kid a couple home boys in the hood painted their Caddy with a roller...I still have that pic in my head.
when i was 15, i bought an old 86 camaro that looked like ****************...payed like 600 bux for it that i was saving up forever lol ...spent all that yr restoring it, making some upgrades and basically making it look decent...2 months before i turned 16 i decide to paint it with a roller just like that...figured i had nothing to lose...it took patience and a lot of work (a few layers and tons of sanding) but me and my bro got the job completely done in about a week. Anyway, honestly it looked great and i ended up selling it for over 6k a few months later so cleraly i wasnt the only one who thought so. and because my parents were so proud of me they chipped in and got me a new corvette yayy hahah
im kinda pissed i ended up selling that car because it was my first car and most importantly the only car i completely transformed but i had a lot of time on my hands back then...those were the days
anyway just to let it be known it can be done if u got some time to waste lol
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apparently a lot of people on s14.net (e30 M3 forum) do it, couse the paint is old and so are those cars.
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Yeah-let's see 'em do it in black....
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apparently a lot of people on s14.net (e30 M3 forum) do it, couse the paint is old and so are those cars.
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The E30 M3 deserves better than that. It's a truly great vehicle, a modern classic, and the only M3 that was truly a homologated race car.

If it's a track car, that's a different story. Then at least it's being used as the designers intended.
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The real key is the work done after the paint is applied, specifically lots of wet sanding and final polishing.
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