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    Hi, Ive got an 1995 E36 compact in hellrot red. The paint is a bit faded all over (to be expected after 15 years) but its not too bad really, still looks red rather than pink :p

    However, the laquer on the roof is peeling off all over, Im not just talking about one small patch, there is loads of it and it looks awful!

    Im considering respraying the roof gloss black myself with rattle cans. Ive sprayed quite a few bmx frames before and a couple of PC's (back in my geekier days) and the results are now quite good. Obviously respraying a car panel is a bit different though!

    Basically just wondering what you guys would do? Would you just leave it or give it a go. Im going for gloss black as it would be near impossible to get a decent matching red. Also thinking of doing it myself as the car itself was only £500 so dont really see the point in spending £200 or so getting the roof re-done professionally.

    I'll get a photo up later today so you can see the state of the roof as well
     
     

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    Here we go, photo of the roof taken from the back of the car.

     
     

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    ouch my sideskirts look like this :( as with any spraying prep is the key ! !
     
     

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    I have done a lot of spraying and even have my own spray gear, but i personally would never attempt this with rattle cans, take it to a spray shop and get it done right..
    It need cutting back and the clear all taken off, then a proper respray and clear after.. your looking at around £200 i think,,? unless someone knows somewhere cheaper.. ?
     
     

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    Yea, I was expected around the 200 quid mark, not really what I want to spend really considering I only paid 500 for the car.

    I know all about getting it properly prepped, sanding it back and a few layers of primer and such. My main concern is the fact its a horizontal surface so I won't really be able to use the cans the right way up so it might not spray very well.

    I'm changing the front wings this week as the old ones are rusty, so might have a practice on them to see what sort of finish I can get.
     
     

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    Matt black would be a safer option.

    Getting an even gloss with rattle cans over such an expance is a near impossibility.
     
     

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    Ahh, I thought it was the other way round! I would prefer matt black but thought I'd read somewhere that it was harder to get an even finish with.

    As I said, Im changing the front wings this week sometime hopefully so I can have a practise on them, but its obviously not quite as large an area.


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    Actually, looking around just now and it seems your right, matt would be easier :p May well try matt black then, will need to go and buy supplies tomorrow (pay day!)
    Last edited by Ducky; 27-02-2011 at 21:38.
     
     

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