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    Quote Originally Posted by Martino View Post
    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.
    im not bothered if it doesnt look as good just that it looks ok.
    and its not a case of saving up for it i just cant see the point of spending that money on something i will not see a return on imho
     
     

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    it might look ok if you do it a matt colour, if you try doing it a gloss colour it will look CRAP- dont bother.

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    No matter how much money you spend on a car, you're not likely to ever make a return on it. Unless you were to fix it up to brand new condition and sell it on!

    If you're keeping it, treat it to a proper job.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamper View Post
    No matter how much money you spend on a car, you're not likely to ever make a return on it. Unless you were to fix it up to brand new condition and sell it on!

    If you're keeping it, treat it to a proper job.
    wish i could just cant afford it
     
     

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    Save up for it, then!
     
     

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    Get a solid colour, no need for lacquer then. Get a cheapish compressor of ebay and a cheapish gun and thats things you can keep for later. full car in solid with activator (2 litre paint and 1 litre activator won't cost much. Just make sure you have a inside place to do it

    It'll look nice from far if you use rattle cans thats about it really lol and when you come to sell it on... GOOD LUCK! you'll get all sorts of silly questions.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamper View Post
    Save up for it, then!
    im not working so no way of saving anyway thanks for everyones advice
     
     

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    im looking at doing this respray and ive heard that if you take your time and with alot of patience and a good steady hand you can do i real nice look, if i remember correctly 65% prep time 25% paint and 10% after care. So with some time and patience it is possible.

    I will post pick of mine when im done
     
     

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    I'd say its more like 85% prep, 5% spray and then 10% sanding and buffing but let us know how you get on
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    I'd say its more like 85% prep, 5% spray and then 10% sanding and buffing but let us know how you get on
    100% agree with this,
    If you prepare the surface well, you'll get a decent end result.

    Practice on an old wing or something to get the hang of using the cans and how far you need to be from the panel to get an even finish.
    Lots of thin coats rather than one or 2 heavy coats will dry better and reduce the chance of runs also.

    I'd also say go for a matt finish, a light colour will also hide imperfections much better.

    Good luck!
     
     

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