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started painting project #134137 Mar 24, 5:20pm Mar 24, 5:20pm
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i just started painting my interior pieces this afternoon. i used the exact candy red paint that isacc had in the install section(cant remember the brand name right now). absolutly turned out like shit. paint had air bubbles all over it and was extremely spotty. fortunatly i had just done the tweeters, the window control, and they came out ok, but when i did the gauge bezel it was horrible. what was i doing wrong??????? i'm prolly jsut gonna go over it with a straight red now after sanding it all down.


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Re: started painting project [Re: csheriff] #134138 Mar 24, 5:22pm Mar 24, 5:22pm
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sounds like it's time to sand frown


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Re: started painting project [Re: Evan] #134139 Mar 24, 5:25pm Mar 24, 5:25pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
sounds like it's time to sand frown
would you sand and use the candy again or just the straight red?


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Originally Posted by csheriff
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sounds like it's time to sand frown
would you sand and use the candy again or just the straight red?


I don't understand why you got the bubbling.. did you put it on too thick?


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Re: started painting project [Re: Evan] #134141 Mar 24, 5:27pm Mar 24, 5:27pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
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sounds like it's time to sand frown
would you sand and use the candy again or just the straight red?


I don't understand why you got the bubbling.. did you put it on too thick?
no, not at all


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Re: started painting project [Re: Evan] #134142 Mar 24, 5:27pm Mar 24, 5:27pm
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sounds like you painted too much for one coat...


you need A LOT of really thin coats of paint, applied every 15 mins approx.

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
sounds like you painted too much for one coat...


you need A LOT of really thin coats of paint, applied every 15 mins approx.
That was my intention, but apparently i just suck!!


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Re: started painting project [Re: csheriff] #134144 Mar 24, 5:39pm Mar 24, 5:39pm
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Originally Posted by csheriff
Originally Posted by spaztikid
sounds like you painted too much for one coat...


you need A LOT of really thin coats of paint, applied every 15 mins approx.
That was my intention, but apparently i just suck!!


Live and learn, you can still fix it. Just take your time.


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Originally Posted by csheriff
live and learn -
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Re: started painting project [Re: csheriff] #134147 Mar 24, 6:13pm Mar 24, 6:13pm
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you can also get that on there by cleaning it with something silicon based like armor all. If you ever clean with any of that stuff, before you paint it you need to used a degreaser and clean the hell out of it, i work at a body shop and thats a high priority, after eating anything or touching something oily, you always have to wash up. That sounds like it could have been one of the problems if you sprayed a light coat and it still happened. I have the same paint right now and i can put a nice sized coat on and it will not bubble on me, just can't go overboard.


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Re: started painting project [Re: trdcelica13] #134148 Mar 24, 6:14pm Mar 24, 6:14pm
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^ good point, you definitely have to clean like a mad man. grin


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i kno this sounds like a no brainer but make sure the paint is mixed well weither it be spray paint or regular stuff. if it is not mixed right it always comes out real shitty.


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use rust oleum or krylon paint...

krylon is awesome, i love it.


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Re: started painting project [Re: csheriff] #134151 Mar 24, 6:41pm Mar 24, 6:41pm
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Use duplicolor. It will give you a nice selection of colors, and it's great paint... i swear by it. You're going to need to sand down what you've already done, and prime over it.

Did you prime it to begin with? If not, you probably had the effect called "fish eyes". That's when the surface tension of the paint will pull it away from a high point on the surface you're painting ( a speck of dust on it can cause this too)

Go get yourself a good red paint, and a good primer and clearcoat, then follow the instructions that i posted in my paint guide.

Good luck to you, if you need any other help, feel free to drop me a PM. I work at a sherwin-williams store, so you could say that i know a little about painting.


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I just used "Plasti-Kote" (8149 FM)paint ($4) from Pep-Boys...

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Re: started painting project [Re: csheriff] #134154 Mar 24, 10:01pm Mar 24, 10:01pm
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i was thinking about doing this too but i know that i would mess up too. o well thats easily fixed and end results are all that matters, post pics as soon as you fix\finish. good luck thumbsup

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ummm guess you didnt see my post...ill paint ur pieces for you if you would like and send me pics to see how bad you screwed up and as for anyone else here's my thread real good price and real quality job thumbsup painting


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It is also good before you paint to spray surface with an adhesive promoter, it helps the paint stick better and it goes on clear this worked the best for me.

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thanx for all the tips. one more question. is it ok to drive my car if i have the plastics off the motor, including the relay box and ecu box??? will anything get fucked up if water gets in???


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Originally Posted by csheriff
thanx for all the tips. one more question. is it ok to drive my car if i have the plastics off the motor, including the relay box and ecu box??? will anything get fucked up if water gets in???


those pieces help to keep the water out.. personally, I wouldn't risk it (especially living in my area laughsilly)


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Originally Posted by Evan
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thanx for all the tips. one more question. is it ok to drive my car if i have the plastics off the motor, including the relay box and ecu box??? will anything get fucked up if water gets in???


those pieces help to keep the water out.. personally, I wouldn't risk it (especially living in my area laughsilly)
think it would work to wrap them in plastic for the time being??


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Originally Posted by csheriff
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thanx for all the tips. one more question. is it ok to drive my car if i have the plastics off the motor, including the relay box and ecu box??? will anything get fucked up if water gets in???


those pieces help to keep the water out.. personally, I wouldn't risk it (especially living in my area laughsilly)
think it would work to wrap them in plastic for the time being??


couldn't hurt, except that you might melt it from the engine heat, depending on what you're using.


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Good info ya'll. Thanks a bunch.


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Re: started painting project [Re: Mad_Game] #134162 Mar 25, 10:34am Mar 25, 10:34am
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Originally Posted by Mad_Game
i was thinking about doing this too but i know that i would mess up too. o well thats easily fixed and end results are all that matters, post pics as soon as you fix\finish. good luck thumbsup


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Don't give up on painting. It took me awhile to get it right. Just take your time.

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Sounds to me like you did not clean everything like you should have, if you use ARMOUR ALL on your interior and then you don't clean it very good before painting than the paint will bubble or you will get fish eyes everywhere.


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Originally Posted by RP137
Sounds to me like you did not clean everything like you should have, if you use ARMOUR ALL on your interior and then you don't clean it very good before painting than the paint will bubble or you will get fish eyes everywhere.
yeah im guessing the armour all did it. well at least i know now.


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