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Old 03-28-2008, 11:25 AM   #1
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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

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Old 03-28-2008, 06:43 PM   #2
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some important details maybe,etc
Ayuh,....

How well Equiped is your Shop,..??

Air compressor,..??
Sanders,..??
Paintgun,..??
Buffer,..??
Resperator,..??
Paint Booth,..??

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Old 03-28-2008, 08:07 PM   #3
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Hey mbad7,


Check these sites:

http://www.autobody101.com/forums/forum-5.html

http://www.a2zautoforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=49

Forum:
http://forum.eastwoodco.com/

Tips and tricks;
http://www.paintforcars.com/how_to_paint.html

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Articles:
http://www.secondchancegarage.com/pu...partment21.cfm

Application:
http://www.scottgrundfor.com/ideas/paint3.html


Supplies
http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?i...Y&itemID=1334:
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:52 AM   #4
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Hey Mbad ,no Disrespect But, Maybe You Should Work Your Way Up To That. If Your Asking Those Kind Of Questions , Your Not Ready.
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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
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Thnx 2 all of u Im sanding down the car these days... Will update
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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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