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painting my vt - anyone used TIGA MICA GOLD ??

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by macksvt, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. macksvt

    macksvt New Member

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    i plan on spraying my vt tiga mica.

    i was just wondering if anyone has painted their car before in this color??

    what color undercoats do they use for tiga mica ?? the car is currently white and ive rubbed the whole car back. :wax:

    i was just wondering how many diferent undercoats will the car need ?

    will i need to rub the car back between each undercoat ?

    i have painted before, but the spray painter at work told me it mite need up to 3 different undercoats ??

    he said if i used 2-pak that i wouldnt need to rub down the car after each coat of paint ?

    also... how long does it take for the paint to dry if i was just to spray the car in my shed ? if i used a couple heaters in the shed would it help speed the drying process ??


    thanks!!
     
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    Is there anymore info on this
     
  3. Trevor loves holden.

    Trevor loves holden. Active Member

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    Well your Auto paint dealer will give you the correct undercoat, don't paint below 21 deg. I just do 2 light coats then give it a sand with 2000 grit before applying base coat, make sure you get good clear coat or it will look like a dogs breakfast in 6 months.
     
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    Tiga Mica is actually a see through colour. Very bad choice for an inexperienced beginner.
    Basically you put down a specific grey to full coverage, then you do the see through orange to your desired end darkness exactly the same on every panel.

    Have fun and good luck. I'm just glad I'm not doing it.
     
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    Prime car in grey primer or 2k primer/filler rub back using 800 wet n dry and a soft block then lay a silver metallic base coat i used micro metallic silver 2 coats leave for an hour , then start laying your tiga mica gold u will have coverage in 3 coats pending how much thinners u add i did it in 4 coats with the last one dusted over the top , give 10 to 15 mins between coats give 30 to hour pending on temperature before applying the 2k clear coat and just a little tip if your painting it in your shed give the joint a wash down inside a couple of days before where possible and on the day of painting, hose down the floor only and i leave the hose lightly running under the car this draws the dust down
    Hope this helps good luck
     
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    Professionals do this all the time, they don't like being told how to do their job. Talk to them.
     

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