Anyone want to learn/teach paint and body?

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Anyone want to learn/teach paint and body?

Postby lumbercis » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:53 pm

So i know some of you out there are like me and have some alltracs that need a little work in the appearance department. But you spent all you money on go-fast parts...what to do?!!?!

I know! How about we get together with some basic supplies and some old body panels and learn to do it ourselves? With the HUGE cost of paint and body work, thats at least a few grand that stays in your pocket, and your car has a new paint job thats at least better than what you could get done at Maaco.

Comments, criticisms, advice all welcome.

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Re: Anyone want to learn/teach paint and body?

Postby Sifu » Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:10 am

Good idea... But you're too far...
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Re: Anyone want to learn/teach paint and body?

Postby celicasilfee » Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:28 am

^truth! I would be so down for this... but unless you want to drive up to upstate NY, probably won't be worth it for us. :cry:
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Re: Anyone want to learn/teach paint and body?

Postby alltracshoak » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:07 pm

i wouldnt mind if i was closer i can give some demo of my own work
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Re: Anyone want to learn/teach paint and body?

Postby lumbercis » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:26 pm

^You did a great job on your car! Was that your first time doing paint/body?
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Re: Anyone want to learn/teach paint and body?

Postby alltracshoak » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:46 pm

yeah..well first time painting a whole car..the metallic lays out evenly too
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Re: Anyone want to learn/teach paint and body?

Postby alternate.eago » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:50 pm

I'm down for it. I've always wanted to learn to paint a car.

May be able to acquire space to sent up a paint booth, Dunno, have to talk to my Dad first (it would be in his yard/driveway)...
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Re: Anyone want to learn/teach paint and body?

Postby Mafix » Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:02 pm

i'd be down to but i'm currently involved in far too many projects.
i've got 2 paint jobs to do and then my car again. this time in british racing green.
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Re: Anyone want to learn/teach paint and body?

Postby suprakid95 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:31 am

im in the area and downski.
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Re: Anyone want to learn/teach paint and body?

Postby suprakid95 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:50 pm

started a little without you, sanded my hood and fenders down and added some primer. just to get rid of the rust spots.
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Re: Anyone want to learn/teach paint and body?

Postby lumbercis » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:26 pm

Awesome man! PM me next time you are going to be doing some work and I'll come over and help out.
Let me do a little research and see if there are some good resources to follow. I always like to have a plan. :)

Hopefully if we start making some progress others will join in once the momentum gets going.

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Re: Anyone want to learn/teach paint and body?

Postby suprakid95 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:59 pm

cant really do it at my house too much as i only have two parking spots and have two cars down in each....
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