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Old 03-03-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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Hi, just wondering if anyone had any experience repainting their car? I have an older 1995 sedan that still runs decent but had lots of clear coat failure (crusted white substance) on the roof. I dont want to repaint at shop due my budget issue. So I'm seeking advice if I can repaint myself. I'm not looking for a spot free paint job just enough to cover the white patches on car.

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Old 03-03-2013, 09:44 AM   #2
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http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=...aint&FORM=VDRE

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Have you heard of the $50 dollar paint job? I was considering this for one of my cars.

http://www.rickwrench.com/index79mas...llarpaint.html
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Have you heard of the $50 dollar paint job? I was considering this for one of my cars.

http://www.rickwrench.com/index79mas...llarpaint.html
Well, though it's a brilliant redneck idea, considering how mu ch labor was put into this... Ain't no 50 buck job. Btw, Rustoleum WILL peel off. I know. I used it before on cars.

MAACO repainted my wife's LeBaron, but back in time, for $400 grant total.
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A friend painted his old Volkswagen (many, many years ago) with a roller with a nylon stocking over it. Looked REAL GOOD..from far away.
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Looked good from my house.
If that car is still running great then a simple Maco paint job is the way to go.
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a friend painted his old volkswagen (many, many years ago) with a roller with a nylon stocking over it. Looked real good..from far away.
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Painting a car is $$$$$$. Even cheap, its $. Then, itl last 3-5 yrs or so.
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Thinned paint and a few coats applied with a sponge roller.

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Thanks for all the replies everyone, I know maaco charges about 330 at my local one. So that's more than what budget for ( under 150) But I don't plan on keep the car for longer than 2-3 years. The roof is really nasty with all the old clear coat flaking. So I'm hoping there's a way to get some of the dark green color back. The car was a hand me down from family but they didn't took much care of it as for exterior .
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Well, though it's a brilliant redneck idea, considering how mu ch labor was put into this... Ain't no 50 buck job. Btw, Rustoleum WILL peel off. I know. I used it before on cars.

MAACO repainted my wife's LeBaron, but back in time, for $400 grant total.
He's got a 3 year update posted, and besides the rock chips, it still looks great.
http://www.rickwrench.com/50dollarpaint-3years.html

I've seen the work that MAACO does around here, and IMO it's just not worth it.
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There's really no way to get a car painted for $150, short of rattle canning it. You can't even get good paint for that, let alone a sprayer and compressor and all the materials if you want to DIY. Sounds like you should save the rest of the $330 and have Maaco do it. They're not too bad, if you're not entering any car shows.

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