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Is it possible to paint body parts yourself? #1491 Aug 26, 11:50pm Aug 26, 11:50pm
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Is it possible to paint body parts yourself?
Just wondering if its possible to buy the stuff and paint your own spoilers, scoops, body kits, etc. to save money from a body shop?


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Re: Is it possible to paint body parts yourself? [Re: Caerie] #1492 Aug 26, 12:58pm Aug 26, 12:58pm
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Sure it's possible, but get ready to empty your wallet on equipment, and if you do have a budget, be ready to sacrafice painting quality.

Re: Is it possible to paint body parts yourself? [Re: Steven] #1493 Aug 26, 1:08pm Aug 26, 1:08pm
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okay, just wondered if there was some off the shelf paint that could be used and look and function as well as if a body shop painted it. Having a growing list of things that i need painted now smile


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Re: Is it possible to paint body parts yourself? [Re: Caerie] #1494 Aug 26, 1:23pm Aug 26, 1:23pm
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I need to paint my:
-Gauge Hood
-Console
-Brake Calipers
-Engine plastics(already painted, needs touch-ups)

Re: Is it possible to paint body parts yourself? [Re: Steven] #1495 Aug 29, 5:13pm Aug 29, 5:13pm
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Don't paint your car parts yourself unless you have the right equipment to do it..ie Paint gun, air compressor, hoses, paint, primer, clearkote, reducer..all that stuff...I've painted my body kit before and it turned out fine, only because I spent about $80 just on paint, primer, clearkote, reducer, hardner...bla bla...and that's for a quart of regular paint...a quart of dupont would cost about almost 200 bux...

Thing is if you get a quart of regular paint it'll work just the same as dupont and you can paint at least a whole body kit w/ a quart...

But yea, the equipment alone is over $400 for average stuff. It's a lot of work, I'd recommend getting it all painted at once at a body shop to get a discount. Hope I helped guys..latez

Re: Is it possible to paint body parts yourself? [Re: Eugic92] #1496 Aug 31, 6:12pm Aug 31, 6:12pm

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Please dont paint your body parts... grin [Razz]

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