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Mar 24, 5:20pm - #134137 
started painting project

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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Mar 24, 5:22pm - #134138 
sounds like it's time to sand frown


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Mar 24, 5:25pm - #134139 
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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Mar 24, 5:26pm - #134140 
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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Mar 24, 5:27pm - #134141 
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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Mar 24, 5:27pm - #134142 
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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Mar 24, 5:38pm - #134143 
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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Mar 24, 5:39pm - #134144 
Originally Posted by csheriff
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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.
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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Mar 24, 5:40pm - #134145 
live and learn -
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Mar 24, 5:40pm - #134146 
Originally Posted by csheriff
live and learn -
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Mar 24, 6:13pm - #134147 
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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Mar 24, 6:14pm - #134148 
^ good point, you definitely have to clean like a mad man. grin


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Mar 24, 6:17pm - #134149 
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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Mar 24, 6:30pm - #134150 
use rust oleum or krylon paint...

krylon is awesome, i love it.


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Mar 24, 6:41pm - #134151 
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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Mar 24, 9:28pm - #134152 
I just used "Plasti-Kote" (8149 FM)paint ($4) from Pep-Boys...

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Mar 24, 10:01pm - #134154 
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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Mar 24, 10:58pm - #134155 
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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Mar 24, 11:11pm - #134156 
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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Mar 25, 6:31am - #134157 
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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Mar 25, 9:36am - #134158 
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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Mar 25, 9:56am - #134159 
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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Mar 25, 10:05am - #134160 
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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Mar 25, 10:14am - #134161 
Good info ya'll. Thanks a bunch.


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Mar 25, 10:34am - #134162 
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


^^^^ Yeah what he said. I have the my Carbon Fiber accents right now so I am not going to worry about paint.


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Mar 25, 11:08am - #134163 
Don't give up on painting. It took me awhile to get it right. Just take your time.

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Mar 25, 11:18am - #134164 
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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Mar 25, 12:33pm - #134165 
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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