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    bought a cheap bimmer that needs respraying, all the laquer has peeled and its turned pink so ive decided to try and respray it using spray cans
    im not working at the minute so funds are low, ive had a few qoutes to respray the car and the minimum was £1.2k which is more than the cars worth so i cant justify spending that on it, plus last week clutch went which went which cost me £350

    so what i was after is if anyone has any tips to try and make it look as good as it can?
    do i wet dry after each coat of base?
    how long after last coat do u laquer?

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    hi mate..a do believe after each coat you do wet dry..or flatten the primer...coats off paint etc...tho not sure how good a job youd get using spray cans..and with the price off each individual tin do you think itd be that much cheaper or a less superior job
     
     

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    Personally - I wouldnt bother. Chances are it will all start to flake off again and look 10 times worse
     
     

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    it surely cant look worse than what it is
    im not sure how many tins it will take but cant cost me no more than £150 surely
     
     

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    have you though about painting useing a foam roller. dont laugh it can give very good effect providing its wet flatted after each coat and ur not using and fancy paint, youtube it .
     
     

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    personally i would not even attempt painting myself the results you get with cans is never going to be as good as a good quality spray gun , also mate where you been getting qoutes from 1.2k cheapest WOW thats heavy
     
     

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    dont waste your time with tins/cans, you can never get enough on and you cant get the finnish anywhere near what a paintshop can do....unless you have bags of experience i wouldnt bother...might look pretty bad once its in the sunlight. save up and get a proper job done, youll regret it if you dont.
     
     

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    If you're not prepared to spray for a proper spray job, don't bother.

    Get another car, which you would be prepared to let go of the cash for!
     
     

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    if the paint under the lacquer is ok, you could wet n dry the lacquer away and under it will be fresh paint, then you just polish it and leave it without lacquer.

    with a buff up it will be pretty good, ALOT better than a can spray job thats for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by godzilla200sx View Post
    have you though about painting useing a foam roller. dont laugh it can give very good effect providing its wet flatted after each coat and ur not using and fancy paint, youtube it .
    yeah ive seen that but they only seem to look good in white
     
     

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