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Discussion in 'Spray Painting and Panel Beating' started by Andrew1994, Aug 17, 2011.

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    Oh dear, where is the sarcasim font?



    Doesn't matter.......I found it.
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    I wasn't being sarcastic, but if it floats your boat to be that way, go for it.
     
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    Dude, you definitely haven't fixed it..... quite yet. Tectonics would be involved.
     
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    For a guy who admits having little experience with spray painting, that's a pretty fair start. With metallics, matching the existing paint is difficult, even for the professionals when the paint has weathered. Of course, some might disagree.....

    Keep going - it will get easier (not necessarily "easy", just "easier") with more experience.
     
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    Thanks :) yeah it's abit of a different colour but I'm getting a new back bumper this weekend and then I'm hopefully spraying the rest of the car. But I've ran out of paint an don't have the code can the paint shops still match the colour pretty good ? I'm hopin they can otherwise it's going to look ****.
     
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    just remember... matt black fixes everything..

    good start thou as said above.
     
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    Thanks :) nar not going matt black anymore just going the colour the front bumer and side panels are :) hopefully it turns out good.
     
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    Nop i didnt do the bonnet who ever owned the car befor me sprayed the bonnet with a spray can so it looks real **** im geting a new bonnet cause that one is all bend and ####ed. ive only sprayed the two side guards and the front bumper. hopefully geting a new back bumper nexted week and some more paint and spraying the rest of the car accepted the bonnet as i wont be buying a new one for a couple of weeks.
     
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    it does???? damn i will have to stick to broken then, or find another method.

    Well done Andrew, coming together nicely. As far as matching the paint goes, if you go back to the same dealer you bought this paint from, he should be able to go pretty close, especially if he hasn't needed to change any of the tint bottles yet.

    In the paint supply shop, paint is mixed according to the paint code.. they get a certain colour base, depending on the final colour you want, and add specific amounts of various tints to it to get the final result. They get these quantities straight out of a book/computer.

    Whether it matches your car or even the last tin of paint you bought is a bit of a lottery though. They can get it close but there are many variables. Matching the paint on a car is an art, as with time the colour changes. A very experienced colour matching panelbeater can often get closer to the original paint colour than the guy at the paint shop, especially in the case of custom paints which cant just be mixed by number.

    Assuming your paint supply place hasn't run out of and subsequently changed one of his tint bottles, he should be able to provide you with an exact match of what he sold you last time. Make sure you buy enough to paint the whole car :) If he has changed even one of the tint bottles though, its possible for the paint colour to turn out differently, because even the tint bottles arent as consistent as you might suppose... even the base paint they add the tint to in the first place can be variable.
     
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    120 would be to much use 320 on a dizzy might need a couple of pads.... Like a whole box
     
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    if you work as a spraypainter why would you need advice on how to spraypaint???
     
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    he said back that he doesnt spray normal paint.

    congratulations on your spraying effort. not bad for a first time.
    keep up the good work.
     
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    commoVT went very quiet very quickly.
     
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    Thanks guys it's good to hear some good feed back :)
    As to getting the paint that I have that's going to be really hard because the paint came with the car and I have no idea what paint shop he got it from. So I was thinking if I get the colour code of the car and then paint the parts I have painted back to the orgian colour of the car might turn out better any ideas Fellas?
    And yeah commo hasnt said anything haha.

    Cheers Andrew
     
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    Commo VT your a tosser, you have only painted wiper bagged out Andrew1994 who has done a damm good job for a first effort. Instead of being a knocker shut up.

    Good on you Andrew1994 your job looks great might be an idea to do the whole car or paint on the car so you can blend it in but apart for that great jo
     
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    Pretty good for your first time. Your going to have to save some money and buy another 2 or 3 liters of paint so the entire car has a uniformed finish.

    And as a rule of thumb, if your doing bog work "if you can feel it you will see it" so make sure you run your hand over the sanded bog work with your eyes closed to help with your feel.

    Good luck
     
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    well in that case, you cant make it any worse. the guard does look tonnes better than the bonnet. only thing i can suggest though is just filling up the dents etc before painting it. if you go through all the effort of painting, you will look at that dent forever and itll piss you off.
     

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