Join Date: Sep 2006
My Ride: 87 daytona T top
Engine: 3.5 twin turbo V6
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Re: Do-It-Yourself Paint Job questions..
if you look at my thread in the 3,0 section called "new toy" you'll see my 87 T top daytona that i just painted black with purple pearl accent. the big think is prep. good prep can make a worthless painter look good. bad prep can make a great painter look like a joke!!!
to paint you need a DA(double action) sander.
filler for the dents
filler primer for the scratches
primer sealer to seal the old paint from the new
paint color your daytona's paint code should be PX8
reducer for the color
hardener for the clear
masking tape 3M green for auto body.
masking paper for auto body. don't use news paper!!!
sand paper 6 inch adhesive backed for the DA sander. you don't want to go past 320 grit. with only dings and scratches you wont need any thing more that that. the peeling clear is called paint delamanation. it happens when the color is given to much time to dry and the clear has nothing to bond to. so it peels off!! you will need to sand it all the way off till you get to good paint. most of the time the peeling will end about 1/2 the way down the cars side. the hood,roof,trunk lid,tops of the fenders,doors and quarters. once the car is sanded it is time to clean. use a good paint prep cleaner. use compressed air to blow out cracks and holes. remove all the lights,reflectors,mirrors,radio antennas,moldings,and so on. tape the car up and clean it again! then clean it again. then clean it again!!! trust me on this if any dirt is missed it WILL end up in your paint!!!!! read the paints mixing instructions and dry times and stick to them strictly!!!
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