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mbad7 03-28-2008 10:25 AM

Paint job-HOW!?
Hi! Im new to this forum so i dont know if the topic had already been brought up.... Im looking to do the paint job on my BMW myself,but i need advice on how to prep the car,where to start,what kinda paint to use,basicly everything,so id be grateful if someone would describe the process,main guidelines,some important details maybe,etc... Thanx:thumbsup:

Bondo 03-28-2008 05:43 PM


some important details maybe,etc

How well Equiped is your Shop,..??

Air compressor,..??
Paint Booth,..??

oldfrt 03-28-2008 07:07 PM

Hey mbad7,

Check these sites:


Tips and tricks;





CPETRO 03-29-2008 07:52 AM

Hey Mbad ,no Disrespect But, Maybe You Should Work Your Way Up To That. If Your Asking Those Kind Of Questions , Your Not Ready.

mark942 03-30-2008 05:38 AM

You go for it mbad7. Just remember it is only paint and labor.So when in doubt pull the paint gun trigger and worry about it later.Good Luck

mbad7 04-13-2008 08:21 AM

Thnx 2 all of u:thumbup: Im sanding down the car these days... Will update:yes:

oldfrt 04-13-2008 11:38 AM

Keep us posted mbad,good luck with your project.

I've painted two of my work trucks with fantastic results.The previous owner of one of them couldn't believe it wasn't professionally done.
I feel more comfortable with enamel that has a hardener added to it.
On my first spray job,I forgot to have a filter on the compressor and all the rust from the tank sprayed onto the surface.I saved the paint job by a lot of wet sanding and polishing,but it ended up mint.

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