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Re: 1987 Subaru Leone Sedan Brightside

Post by Crampy on October 23rd 2009, 9:50 pm

I'd say just buff it up as it is. See how that looks. I'm not convinced the stripes are a good thing for that sort of car.

Up to you though
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Re: 1987 Subaru Leone Sedan Brightside

Post by Mercurymarc on October 23rd 2009, 11:25 pm

It's all about having fun so if you want stripes then GO FOR IT!
Mine is the 63 Comet white with the blue stripes. I painted the car white 1st then wetsanded, rubbed, then polished the white paint. Then after a few weeks I stripped the wax off with a rag with mineral spirits (not too much). Then I masked and sprayed the blue stripes. Even after 3 coats of blue paint I would tend to burn through the blue paint when I sanded and rubbed/polished, so on one section of the trunk I had to respray it. There is a small ridge but it's only noticeable when you rub your fingers on the car, not when you look at it. Since at cart shows people are usually looking and not touching the paint, the tiny ridge is fine- I am the only one who knows...
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Re: 1987 Subaru Leone Sedan Brightside

Post by Clayton on October 24th 2009, 3:30 am

Thanks for the info
I am not after a car that will look original but won't stand out
I want a car that people at school and university will say hey thats Clayton's car and it will stand out from a crowd.
I will prohably have stripes on it by next weekend.

Thanks for the help cheers
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Post by retired plumber on October 24th 2009, 12:29 pm

Stripes are one way to make it stand out. If thats what you want. Go for it. You also can do as many different things as you can tape off. Stripes are just a start. Twisted Evil .
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Re: 1987 Subaru Leone Sedan Brightside

Post by Crampy on October 30th 2009, 12:06 am

Hey dude. How many coats of the Brightside did you use? Did you use any primer to start with, or striaght to the Brightside?
I'm slowly buying all my supplies. It's been tricky, as everything is a different brand here in NZ. Finally found some foam rollers too (look exactly like your Uni-Pro ones, but a different brand). Now all I need is head to a boat shop and buy the paint.
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Re: 1987 Subaru Leone Sedan Brightside

Post by Clayton on October 30th 2009, 2:42 am

Hey Crampy
I used about 5 coats but I didn't use enough paint on the roller so there were dry patches so I had to do more coats. Just remember to apply heaps of paint and only roll up and back twice than put more paint on the roller otherwise it leaves pathes. I used about 2L but you could prohably go for the 4L can (for touch ups and to cover your ***). On lighter coloured cars use UV glasses to stop glare when in the sun and looking over it after painting and wetsanding.

If you need any advice on the paint job
don't be afraid to ask.

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Post by Crampy on October 30th 2009, 4:27 am

Hahaha, good call on the sunglasses. I'm glad it's finally summer here, so a good time to start painting. I'll probably go for the same Blue-glo paint you used when I do my Corolla, but got to paint my bike first. Going to do that black.

Did you find the 10% thinner to be enough for applying the paint, or do you recommend more thinner? The Rustoleum way seems to work best with almost 50/50 mix of paint and thinner.
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Re: 1987 Subaru Leone Sedan Brightside

Post by Clayton on October 30th 2009, 6:46 am

Heres a list of websites helped me throughout the paint job form equipment to application:

http://carpainting.wetpaint.com/page/Rollering+Interlux+Brightside+Polyurethane+Paint

http://rollyourcar.com/default.aspx

http://www.rolledon.com/projects-f2/1989-honda-accord-brightside-dark-blue-t57.htm

They have helped a ton I followed there advice and I got a great paint job out of it

Hope it goes well Clayton
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Post by Crampy on October 30th 2009, 7:26 pm

Cheers dude. I have already seem most of those though. Some very good reading.

Still, how did YOU find painting with only 10% thinner? I see other people have, yet others have gone with more thinner. From a personal point of view, did you find you had any problems with the mix?
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Re: 1987 Subaru Leone Sedan Brightside

Post by Clayton on October 30th 2009, 7:33 pm

I painted in winter and it still dired to fast so I would prohably use about 40-50% thinner and gradually get less through the coats

Have fun it takes a hell of alot of effort and time
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Post by Crampy on October 30th 2009, 7:34 pm

Cheers dude.
I'm keen to give it a go now. Been putting it off for a while now, but now the weather is all sweet, time to go for it.
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Re: 1987 Subaru Leone Sedan Brightside

Post by Clayton on May 16th 2010, 6:04 am

Sorry bout the late update been a bit busy but thought I would post the finished pictures of my car.
I spayed all the bumpers and plastic trim and rubber guards black.
Spayed the wheels black.

And added two hand sprayed blue 7inch stripes to make it stand out.

This whole car was painted by me it took a little while as I had school during the process but finally got it done.

I like the finished car and I knew it would never be the best after all I got it for $50. But now its not just some cheap $50 car its my cheap $50 car.















Please post comments on what you think Very Happy


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Re: 1987 Subaru Leone Sedan Brightside

Post by Clayton on May 16th 2010, 6:20 am

Here are some pics from before I painted it 12 or so months ago.
So you can see the difference.


















The whole paint job cost around $200-250 with spray, paint and all tools such as buffer hire and such.

Thanks everyone who helped me through the process.
cheers
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Re: 1987 Subaru Leone Sedan Brightside

Post by T.Hadley on May 16th 2010, 12:46 pm

That came out really nice, great work!
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Re: 1987 Subaru Leone Sedan Brightside

Post by Clayton on May 17th 2010, 12:40 am

Thanks
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Re: 1987 Subaru Leone Sedan Brightside

Post by Neonasty on May 17th 2010, 2:42 am

Looks good mate.

You used about 2 liters did you? Huumm I had better get some more paint then, They have stopped making Brightside now, and Its getting really hard to find it in Melbourne. I'd better make some calls and see if I can get another liter of Black.

Paint looks like its holding up great. I like the black bumpers. Any more mods planned?
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Re: 1987 Subaru Leone Sedan Brightside

Post by Clayton on May 17th 2010, 3:10 am

Hey Thanks

Yeah about 2 litres.

You said you lived in Melbourne well these are the guys I bought my paint off and they have a store in Melbourne so you should be able to buy it off them. I think the call the brand International Brightside.

Heres the links to the site and they do have black in 1 and 3ltr cans

Location of store : http://www.whitworths.com.au/customer_service.asp?pg=122&ID=162

Paint they have: http://www.whitworths.com.au/main_listitems.asp?cat=174&Cat2=001&Cat1Descr=Paint+%26+Maintenance&Cat2Descr=Paint%2FAntifoul&Cat3=752&Cat3Descr=Topcoats&Cat4=788&Cat4Descr=International+Brightside+Gloss+Topcoat

Hope this helps

I already put in a sony 500W amp and 2 new sony speakers and new head unit but that will probably be it for now who knows probably find something else to do to the car soon.

Good Luck with your paint job.

Very Happy
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Re: 1987 Subaru Leone Sedan Brightside

Post by Neonasty on May 17th 2010, 3:37 am

Thanks CVLAyton ,

Hats actually where I went first to getsome of the paint. But they dont stock the brightside anymore, only...topdec?..

I ended up going to a boat place up the road and he had a liter. I think I"ll give him a call and see whether he can get another liter for me.

I bet the sound upgrade was a huge difference!
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Re: 1987 Subaru Leone Sedan Brightside

Post by Clayton on May 17th 2010, 6:18 am

Yeah Definitely was so glad I bought them.
Fitted it all myself as well so I rewired all the speakers and power wiring with new higher grade wires.

Hope you can get hold of some paint.
Good Luck Smile
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