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    Amos the best way to see if you can take the job on is to spend a few days with someone that sprays. I got family in the bodyshop business so whatever i've learnt is just by watching and asking a million questions and IMO thats probably the best way, that way you can see if you'll be able to do the job or not.

    And like RobbyP said the paints are dangerous, ideally you need an air fed mask and overalls to cover your skin/eyes etc as the vapours can soak through your skin
     
     

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    Oh and for the colour, go white because it'll cover up all sorts of imperfections

    But estoril blue would look the nuts
     
     

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    I dont get it though.

    There must be a process to follow to prep and spray a car. Like there is a process to everythinng else. Is there not "a process".

    Im not wanting to go elsewhere to get people to say "go for it.....it'll look ace"........but i just wanted process suggestions.

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    Can't really tell you over the net how to spray a car mate, its takes 3 years as an apprentice to learn and even then your always learning once you've qualified.

    Basics are...

    Sand - repair damage/rust - prime - flat - colour (x amount of coats) - clear (x amount of coats) - flat - buff

     
     

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    So me doing the prepping.......

    ......them just spraying paint on......

    ......would be quite happy with that i spose. At least i would have participated in the re-spray.
     
     

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    problem you have is there is so many different processes for sanding, damage repairs, primering, preping then paint process depending on wat paint you are using. i could talk for hours on mixing the paint !!! could you see if your local college is running any short courses? this would be a good start for yourself and to practice ??
    THEY DONT BUILD THEM LIKE THEY USED TO
     
     

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    Lol.......

    ......this isnt going in my favour. Lol.

    Satin Paint?
     
     

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    Amos, with the other guys here.

    There is also an old saying;

    If you don't like the answers, don't ask the questions.


    Having had two cars have their paint work ryally f*cked by accident repair centres, one which needed £2k worth of remedial work done by Audi to put a £300 job right, the other painted 4 times till I was happy, you will always be on the watch out for imperfections.
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    Now I'm not one to judge but if you wanna have a go at spraying your own car then hell go for it I say

    Just make sure you have all the necessary safety equipment like PROPER breathing gear, and overalls etc, make sure that the painting area/booth/shed is dust free (use stuff like dust magnet) with ideally an suitable extractor fan, and that you have practised enough so that you are confident in doing the job yourself..... and we haven't even got to the preping or actual painting part yet

    Here's a good link that I have used and it's proved to be very usefull :

    Spray Painting Tutorial

    IMHO I would have to agree with the others when it comes to a bimmer and personally I wouldn't do a whole car myself, and I've practised a LOT and spent a small fortune on body parts from the breakers to practice on but hey I will never knock anyone for wanting to have a go at it, it's your motor and your the one who's gotta be seen in it after all

    Good luck with it mate!! I really do mean that!

     
     

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    Dont prep it, dont wash it, just empty 50 rattle cans on it, least you'll not waste time and money on fooking it up
     
     

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