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    Hi guys.

    For those of you who didnt read the title and guess my intentions......

    .....i want to spray my car.

    For those of you who know the answer to the following question.....can you give me any hints.....

    Q: What is the easiest colour to get a good finish with?

    Amos
     
     

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    Hint: Get a pro to do it or practise a lot before you start on your own car Get a decent compressor and spray gun-you'll get a better result than rattlers
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amos View Post
    Hi guys.

    For those of you who didnt read the title and guess my intentions......

    .....i want to spray my car.

    For those of you who know the answer to the following question.....can you give me any hints.....

    Q: What is the easiest colour to get a good finish with?

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    Heres a good hint.../

    Get it done by a proffesional...

    Or leave it alone and dont devalue your car...

    Surely you can get your Audi garage you work for to paint it cheaply
     
     

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    Easiest colour is Black Matt
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amos View Post
    Hi guys.

    For those of you who didnt read the title and guess my intentions......

    .....i want to spray my car.

    For those of you who know the answer to the following question.....can you give me any hints.....

    Q: What is the easiest colour to get a good finish with?

    Amos
    Get a pro to do it and spray it tvr purple_lovely
     
     

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    I already have a great compressor and gun, thats why i am asking. If i had to buy the equipment then i wouldnt bother trying doing it myself.

    I can get Audi to respray it for around £800, but if i can do it myself.....why pay them to do it.

    I have got a unit that can be heated also, so............

    .....rather than just "get a pro to do it".......

    .....does anyone have any positive hints on techniques?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amos View Post
    I already have a great compressor and gun, thats why i am asking. If i had to buy the equipment then i wouldnt bother trying doing it myself.

    I can get Audi to respray it for around £800, but if i can do it myself.....why pay them to do it.

    I have got a unit that can be heated also, so............

    .....rather than just "get a pro to do it".......

    .....does anyone have any positive hints on techniques?

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    preparation is everything and top quality paint and keen eye for detail is key,prep is the most important though
     
     

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    How do i know/how can i tell what is good paint and what is not?

    I am looking at taking several days off work to do this......preperation is gonna be paramount i think. No rushing it.

    TVR purple......good choice.

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    Audi will prep it better and bake it on and look a million dollars, you'll just make your car worth a quarter of it's value as soon as you touch it.


    CAN'T BELIEVE YOU ARE THINKING OF DOING THIS OR POSTING YOUR INTENSIONS OF DOING IT
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amos View Post
    .....does anyone have any positive hints on techniques?

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    Really the only hint that I can give you is - get a pro to do it.....

    I know that you don't want to hear it, but if it was really that easy then everyone would do it wouldn't they? If you have never done this sort of thing before, you really don't want to start on your own car (start in a small way on something less significant)

    I have all the equipment to perform open heart surgery, but I am not going to try it on my wife.....

    Really Amos, when you f'it up, the £800 you have been quoted will seem very cheap... The materials alone will cost you a couple of hundred quid.
     
     

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