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starting a paint job on a 76 (Read 2133 times)
May 25th, 2013 at 7:46am

TOPSFLY   Offline
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Im getting ready to start stripping my car down and painting itt. Was wondering if anyone had any helpful tips on doing it and preping it. I also was wondering if anyone has tried the duplicolor paint shop paint.
 
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Reply #1 - May 26th, 2013 at 3:24am

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Topsfly
There are lots of different answers to your question.  Onmine I chemically stripped 3 layers of paint off of mine and took it down to the glass.  Down side to chemically stripping is it will remove any bondo that is on the car and you have to be careful to make sure all the stripper has been neutralized to it wont lift the new paint.  I have heard of people using the razor blade method of removing the old paint but I dont know much about it.  If you have only one layer of paint you could just sand it with some 120 grit sand paper then smooth it down to 400 grit.  I have not used the duplicolor paints except for some other vehicle touch up.  I think if you use any decent brand base coat/clear coat you will be alright.
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Reply #2 - May 26th, 2013 at 5:35am

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Topsfly, keep us posted on your paintjob. I'm busy prepping my '73 for a paintjob. I used the razorblade method. I removed red paint and a thick layer of filler. That went of easy. But now I'm down to the Original orange paint and this won't peel of that easy with the razorblade. I'm thinking of sanding it and use chemicals for the difficult spots.
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Reply #3 - Jun 6th, 2013 at 7:06pm

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Sry i took so long to get back on but thanks for the advice. With the razor blade method u just use a plain,old straight blade? Juzt seems like alot more hassel then sanding
 
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Reply #4 - Jun 7th, 2013 at 7:42am
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it all depends on the condition of your paint and if you plan on doing a color change. Most of the time a good scuff is all you need. I thought about ordering some duplicolor but decided to go with a 2 part from Sherwin Williams. They matched it perfectly and it dried nice and smooth. the 2 part is actually a 3 part mixed 3.2.1 and a HVLP gun will do the trick. the cost was about $35 for a pint and a little goes a long way. you should be able to do the whole car with a half gallon. However, to do a whole car, you need a respirator. I made a small paint booth for the bumper and everything in that area is blue!

Charlie
 
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Reply #5 - Jun 7th, 2013 at 8:51am
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If you go to chemical removal, check the dates on the cans that you buy. I bought some once and let it sit before using and found out that after 6 months the chemical that makes it works starts to degrade.
Ed
 
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