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My brother was down visiting, He has an 89LX Hatchback. It had a white gel coat CComposites cowl hood (fitting sucked azz and too thin in areas). Had a black wing that came off of my 90GT racecar... His car is "wild strawberry".

It started out as me giving him crap for having a white hood and black wing on a red car for almost 2 years. I talked him into painting them (hood and wing only in spite of the roof being bubbled and flaked off). We went to ABC Auto to get the paint, hardener, reducer and various other materials needed. The wild strawberry is a PPG only color; him being a college student with limited funds agreed 144.00 for a Quart was too much. So we said F-it and were going to leave and the mixer said if we choose a basic color like black, or white or something like that he could mix it allot cheaper and in the Omni brand. I talked it over with my brother and decided to paint half of his car, the upper half with the original color staying on the lower half, that way we could get the hood and wing and roof... We bought a gallon of black for 53bucks.

When I got home I took a picture of his car to photo chop to show him my vision. Once I had my selection completed I hit desaturate, we both went WOW! When the top half of his car turned silver. I turned it black and it looked good, just not as good as the silver. We went back to ABC and bought a Gallon of Silver Metallic poly. ;D I paid him or bought the black from him and put it on my shelf. I was going to separate the two colors with a pin stripe, and then I thought WTF we might as well spray the pin stripe on. I looked at all my extra paint on the shelf and found the best color was Gold. But it was a base coat that needed a clear coat. BACK to ABC were we bought a pint of gold metallic poly.

It is my first attempt to spray a car, I'd rather not have tried the metallics but they turned out awesome, I had 2 runs that we sanded down, as soon as he color sands and buffs it will be great... He will be spaying the black trim on his bumper and the side mouldings on his own because we ran outa time before he needed to leave.

Thanks JimP for answer all my painting questions so long ago, I finally dove in and started spraying..

Dial-Up Warning!!!! Pictures are BIG!!

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Here are the during pictures.
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damn, just get those bumper moldings touched up and that bitch will be good to go. Dont know about the flame stuff, but overall looks great. Damn good for first one. :D
 

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Thanks all...

Well the primer went on easy... We thought about if I F'ed up the paint we could respray the red oxide primer and leave it as is until I had more experiance. You might not can tell but the gold pin stripe has flames and tapers all the way forward...

I still can't believe how well it turned out...

 

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Wow, I Dont Know If I Would Have Done Gold, But The Spray Looks Great.
Wanna Use Up Some Of That Black On My Vert?
 

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those moldings are a huge eye sore with that paint scheme. overall the job is way better than i could ever dream of doing.
 

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Thurston said:
those moldings are a huge eye sore with that paint scheme. overall the job is way better than i could ever dream of doing.
I agree on the eye sore, he simply couldn't afford to paint the whole car, so he will re-black the moldings so it will look better then it is...

Thanks for the kind words... :D
 

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Blue99Ws7 said:
wish i could get my car painted that cheap. good job
In total he probabaly spent a little over 150.00 total... 2 cans of harder, gallon of reducer, 3/4 gallon silver mettalic poly, 1 pint gold metalic poly, mixing cups, sand paper, scotchbrites, tack rags, shop towels, gallon of acetone, quart of red oxide high build primer, 3 rolls of low tac tape, free newspapers, etc...
 

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As soon as he fixes the mouldings it will look 50x better, just to complete the new paint job. :)

But very good job on the paint. :cool:

I have a nova that is begging for some paint, somehow the original 43 year old laquer paint isnt looking so hot :eek:
 

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Looks like a first timers job. JK :D Looks good to me. What would you charge me to paint mine? A solid color? I will get the paint.
 

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thrashj said:
Looks like a first timers job. JK :D Looks good to me. What would you charge me to paint mine? A solid color? I will get the paint.
All depends...

Does your car need body work?

Any rust?

What condition is the car in?

Do you have a glass hood?

Base coat and clear coat or a poly(clear mixed in)?

How many coats?

Will you help in the prep?



If you buy the paint and materials and do all the sanding and prep work, I'll spray it for next to nothing..
 

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Da Prez said:
the flames look like shit, and the tailpipes have to go...


but way better than i could ever do on my first try...

Thanks, I think...

The flame pattern I cut for the pass. side just didn't quite fit because of the gas door, but since time was a factor, my brother gave the nod to go ahead and spray it, I'd have perfered to redo them on the pass side...

Or do you just not like the idea of flames?
 

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Thanks, I think...

The flame pattern I cut for the pass. side just didn't quite fit because of the gas door, but since time was a factor, my brother gave the nod to go ahead and spray it, I'd have perfered to redo them on the pass side...

Or do you just not like the idea of flames?
honestly flames are played out, but if you do go with flames that have to be just fucking perfect and a bad ass pattern...now i know this was your paint job, but other than the flames you cant really tell that you dont have much experience...paint scheme is sweet other than the flames...good job...
 
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