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    paint

    painting a car always make shure your prep work is done yes I was a day late with this car but the prep work was a bitch
    house of kolor paint is the only way to go
    this is a 99 galant and needed body work and a new paint
    we sprayed 10 layers of black base coat and 4 layers of the flames and 10 layers of clear
    well lets just say there was alot of sanding in this bad boy so that is why is was a day late then buffed
    to shine then hand glazed










    well enjoy and good luck with your paint and hope it comes out graet
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    Re: paint

    Quote Originally Posted by aconcepts
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    this is a 99 galant and needed body work and a new paint
    we sprayed 10 layers of black base coat and 4 layers of the flames and 10 layers of clear

    10 layers of base and 10 layers of clear???* * *

    WHY??

    How much did you charge this customer for this custom paint job???* I bet the work Bill was a LOT more than what this car is actually worth!!!*


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    Re: paint

    the 2 cars i got in trade
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    now just add on some 20" blings and lower it silly!!

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    Re: paint

    Quote Originally Posted by goyal99
    Quote Originally Posted by aconcepts
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    this is a 99 galant and needed body work and a new paint
    we sprayed 10 layers of black base coat and 4 layers of the flames and 10 layers of clear

    10 layers of base and 10 layers of clear???* * *

    WHY??



    How much did you charge this customer for this custom paint job???* I bet the work Bill was a LOT more than what this car is actually worth!!!*


    VK



    Wow Robert that's enough material to shoot three cars.. I'm no stranger to paint and its not a showcar so why go over board?
    24 coats is ridiculous, Candy flames or not its a bit much. Either way it looks good
    Just smart enough to be very Dangerous

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    Re: paint

    it was in the deal so I had to but no biggy
    it is done and I have my cars now
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    Re: paint

    Very nice job!

    It looks like you're a real craftsman. If I lived closer I would have you paint my PT Cruiser.

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    HMM, no solvent pop?? how long it took to cure?? ??? unless you used laquer.
    but nice job!!

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    Re: paint

    it took me 3 days to do body work and about 6 days to paint
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    Re: paint

    I've been painting for over twenty years including custom. A) HOK is good but not the greatest, Valspar's purchase of HOK has ruined them. They are known now for buying the cheapest leftover and seconds for resins and solvents. B) 10 coats of base and 10 coats of clear will fail before 3 years is up. Too much base causes adhesion problems unless you catalyze it and more than 5 mils of clear will likely crack or at a minimum the edges of the hood and doors will chip very, very easily because of the amount of material.

    Now be proud, it is an awesome paint job. I just don't want readers to believe more is better. Some times you have to put on excessive base and clear. Base to get coverage and clear to get depth or cover tape outs. And you may very well have wet sanded enough clear off for buffing to never give an ounce of trouble.


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