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Considering a DIY paint job on my car

Discussion in 'How to' started by Azurix, May 23, 2014.

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  1. Azurix

    Azurix New Member

    May 22, 2014
    So I was thinking to buy a car from my friend. The car has a wonderful interior, but has a lot of exterior damage. Because of that, I was thinking to maybe fix up the rust spots and dents and then paint over the body. Do you guys have any tips? Also, if I were to use a spray gun that is usually used for texturing the wall paint of homes, would that be a bad idea? Any comments or opinions are greatly appreciated, thanks!
  2. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

    Apr 25, 2012
    Truck Driver
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Welcome to Gearhead Central @Azurix

    How bad are the dents? Bad dents can be expensive to fix and you seem to want to do it on a budget. If you buy it, doing the repairs isn't a bad idea. Using a spray gun that is used for interior walls like that seems like it wouldn't do well on a car. I think it would lay the paint on too thick. Paint might be too thin to work in that gun at all. I would look for a deal on paint gun or maybe try to borrow a proper one.

    I guess it depends on the car and the look your going for. Some will go with a flat black using spray can to just make it easier. And it is inexpensive.

    Another option is to go with plastic dip. I have read where people had it on their cars for over a year and it was still holding up.

  3. vandemon777

    vandemon777 Member

    Jun 16, 2014
    I salute you for having the courage to do this. So were you able to buy the car and do the paint job?
  4. jbeavis100

    jbeavis100 Member

    Dec 16, 2013
    I really wouldn't do that... House Paint is VERY different then car paint.. it looks like crap..

    You should really have it done professionally.
  5. Velvetsongs

    Velvetsongs Active Member Founding Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    I do touch ups on my car's paint job with shoe polish, so I'm not scared or snobbish about doing
    certain kinds of 'diy' repairs when it comes to my car.

    It's been awhile since you wrote this so, I wonder, like someone else commented, if you
    bought the car and if you did the paint job.
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