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Post by Clayton on July 14th 2009, 2:12 am

Hi this is my 1987 Subaru Leone Sedan I am 16 and I live in Australia and this is my 1st car and it cost me a whole $50 off my nans next door neighbour. I am on my Learners and it had some rust problems so I was just gonna spray over them until I found out about the $50 roll on paint job. I have been researching and chosen to use Interlux Brightside Gloss White paint and also I can't get rust-oleum over here. The paint on its Ok I guess but I want it to shine when I drive it to school and university once I'm off my Learners. Because I'm a petrol head and can't settle with second best.









I am going to pick up some sand paper and supplies tonight and prep will start tomorrow.
Any advice along the way including hints and tips will be greatly appreciated.
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Post by RoboGeek on July 14th 2009, 12:14 pm

looks like its in pretty good shape. Have fun with it!
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Post by Clayton on July 17th 2009, 7:04 am

What should I wipe my car down? Could I use a chamois to wipe the car down with before painting?
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Post by 63Falconconvert on July 17th 2009, 8:01 am

use a good wax & grease remover with a CLEAN rag. Then go over it again with a clean dry rag. It can never be "too clean".
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Post by Clayton on July 17th 2009, 8:34 am

Here are the supplies I bought for painting I have some foam touchup brushes and some china bristles also. I was wondering is the roller is the right one to use.
I got International Brightside Paint , International Enamel Thinner #1, Foam Brushes, Enamel Roller and extra covers and some sandpaper (600-1200) and masking tape because I couldn't afford the blue painters tape I also have some china bristle brushes unused laying around the house.






If there is anything I missed could you please remind me so I can pick it up tommorrow. Thanks
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Post by Clayton on July 17th 2009, 8:44 am

The rollers I got are acrylic and I think have a little but of wool in them does that matter because all you guys had foam rollers.
If I missed anything just point it out. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Post by RoboGeek on July 17th 2009, 8:56 am

not sure on the rollers you have (cant see them very well), but you really need foam ones - not only for the debris other types leave, but they don't paint as smooth either
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Post by Clayton on July 18th 2009, 4:55 am

I exchanged the acrylic roller and covers and got some high density foam rolllers 100mm/3.9inchs. Are these OK.



Just reply and tell me if I need anything else.
I start painting on Monday. (Have to work tommorrow)
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Post by megaglow_z on July 18th 2009, 8:46 pm

Ya.....those are the ones you want!

And i hate to tell you, but if you don't use the blue tape, its going to bleed under it.guaranteed

You really need to try and get that, you will have a mess if you don't.
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Post by zoelife on July 18th 2009, 9:40 pm

not sure what type of auto stores they have in your area but try and find the green tape not blue
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Post by RoboGeek on July 19th 2009, 4:11 pm

they all bleed underneath. Painters tape wasn't designed for this type thing.

But it your taping over fresh paint for stripes and stuff, pulling the paint is a bigger worry than clean up work

And I think my official position is now replace the tape after every coat. You can clean up much easier when its wet. My paint inspired a guy with a antique tractor - we are pulling the tape after every coat and its so much better than even doing it once a day after 2 rolled coats. We can wipe off problems with a paper towel and q-tips
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Post by Clayton on July 19th 2009, 6:47 pm

Heres my car prepped and ready all that I need to do is a final wipe down to remove bugs and dust from last night then its painting time.








Wish Me Luck hope

I will post pictures through each step
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Post by zoelife on July 19th 2009, 8:53 pm

sence your doing it outside make sure you use isoprophil alcohol im sure i spelled that isoprophil wrong *rubbing alcohol* to clean your surface really good

don't get discouraged on the first few coats mines at 2second coat now and drying, looks a bit uneven on the paint but it should level it self out in a few more coats
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Post by Clayton on July 20th 2009, 4:55 am

I just fiished appliying the 1st coat and it turned out ok a bit of orange peel but I will sand that out tommorrow







Hope it turns out good
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Post by zoelife on July 20th 2009, 6:10 am

kind of hard to see. you should sand every two coats wow i just noticed how glossy it is, whats your mixture like?
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Post by Clayton on July 20th 2009, 5:42 pm

My mixture is 9 parts Brightside Blu Gow White to 1 part Enamel Thinner 1# in other words 10% thinner. Hope this keeps turning out good.
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Post by megaglow_z on July 20th 2009, 9:21 pm

RoboGeek wrote:they all bleed underneath. Painters tape wasn't designed for this type thing.


mine did not bleed at all. perfect paint line Smile

And ya, the green is better.
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Post by zoelife on July 21st 2009, 12:54 am

mine bleed underneath and i had green paint tape lol 10% thinner? lol im using 50% thinner 50% paint Razz
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Post by Clayton on July 23rd 2009, 2:10 am

I did another coat and this is what it looks like after no wetsanding yet doing that tommorrow. Still 10% Thinner going down to 5% for next coat.






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Post by Clayton on October 8th 2009, 5:45 am

Sorry about not putting up any more photos but computer was broke also I have a question.
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I am finished wetsanding and rolling but I am unsure on what to do next.
I wetsanded up to 2500grit and it is smooth and dull.

Now do I use a buffing compound and if so what grit would you recommend?
Then do I use a polishing compound and if so what type?

Or do I just use rubbing compound then normal polish or
should I just use the polishing compound instead of the cutting compund.

Any Help or advice would be great.

I will post some more photos soon
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Post by RoboGeek on October 8th 2009, 9:58 am

I rubbed it out with turtle wax rubbing compound, then used maguires ultimate compound. Thats when the shine really came out
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Post by Clayton on October 8th 2009, 3:15 pm

Thanks for the reply.
Do you think I should get a orbital buffer or something like that
or do it by hand
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Post by RoboGeek on October 8th 2009, 4:27 pm

oh yeah.. thats a must! Just be careful about burning through on edges

Mine cost me $20
Wal Mart here has then for $19, so whatever you guys have down there thats a discount store might have them too. Get a couple extra bonnets too
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Post by Techmaven on October 8th 2009, 5:19 pm

If you did a final sand with 2500, that paint will shine right up with a POLISHING compound..Skip the heavier stuff, it will just take off paint you don't need to take off.

I use 3M products and a standard orbital grinder/polisher.

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Post by RoboGeek on October 8th 2009, 5:45 pm

yeah, thats true.. I did mine to 1000 grit.. or 1200.. I don't even remember now.. lol
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