[ROVERNET - UK] Painting My Car

Ali Al-Abbasi alialabbasi at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 11 04:40:57 BST 2006


I plan on doing the exact same thing with my car and paint it onside. I'm a 
little concerned that your compressor wont be up to task. As a matter of 
fact, I'm certain it wont.
I had a 25 gallon 5 hp (rated, not peak) compressor and have just bought a 
60 gallon, 6hp compressor.

All the best

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "roland" <veetwinrider at yahoo.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2006 11:30 PM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Painting My Car

> --- Ali Al-Abbasi <alialabbasi at hotmail.com> wrote:
> What kind of primer
>> do you have on the car?
> Wish I knew, the body guy charged me alot for it. Said
> it cost alot. I know he put down a black base and then
> the grey on top to see the high and low spots. Do not
> know the brand though.
>> If it's been taken down to bare metal , you may have
>> an etch primer on there
>> that you would need to add another primer on.
> I was just going to wet sand it and spray it. :-)
>> If you have a decent size compressor and a few
>> hundred dollars to spare, I
>> would try it.
> I have a 1hp with a 3 1/2gal tank. Thought I'd do the
> car in sections. And since I'm doing a two tone, only
> half the car needs to be done at any given interval.
> Worse case scenario is that if you
>> mess it up completely, you
>> can always take it back and pay a pro to do it
>> again.
> That's a good point.
>> 2)You need a decent HVLP gun with a small tip for
>> the base coat, clear and a
>> bigger tip for the 3)primer.
> A friend has the gun already to loan to me.
>> 4)You need good ventilation and a mask (else you
>> could kill yourself)
> I have a respirator mask, not certain if I can find
> fume rated cartridges for it though.
>> 5)You need a filter on the air line to remove
>> moisture.
> Yep, will do.
>> 6)You need to do some research on technique , I
>> bought a DVD
> You mean I can't get that from the local j/ds? ;-)
>> 7)You need to decide on what kind of paint your
>> going to use and price it up
>> (stick with a system).
> Yes, will stick to a quality paint. My friend says
> alot of the newer paints are my painter friendly.
>> 8)Prep work is 80% of the job.
> your 100% right.
>> 9) Paint is not just poisonous, its also very
>> flammable.
> I'm thinking of buying a "portable" tarp garage just
> for painting purposes outside in the driveway for my
> paint booth.
>> I'm sure that there's more that other members can
>> tell you but these are
>> some of the things that I've been trying to put
>> together.
>> All the best
> Thanks Al and to you.
>      roland
> DL650
>  Rover P5
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