1976 Camaro, Kubota tractor orange

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1976 Camaro, Kubota tractor orange

Post by rusty76 on October 21st 2009, 3:23 pm

I wanted to stick with orange, and the only paint I could find was Valspars tractor paint. I added a can of hardener to it and it was hard as nails in a day. They also had it inspray cans wich was great for the tight spots. I wound up doing two thick coats, then wetsanding with 400 grit, then one thin coat. I dont have a garage so I had to paint in my driveway. It was pretty windy the first day and there were alot of bugs. I was suprised at how easily they wetsanded out. After the third coat I called it good. I was getting impatient and This process takes a long time. I couldnt imagine 10 coats. I figured this will be good for a while until I can afford a pro paint job.







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Re: 1976 Camaro, Kubota tractor orange

Post by Coconut Eater on October 21st 2009, 6:55 pm

Why repaint it later? That looks like it would buff out wonderfully.

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Post by RoboGeek on October 21st 2009, 7:04 pm

I agree.. that should polish up really nice!

Then you wont even care about paying someone for a 'professional' job!
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Post by retired plumber on October 22nd 2009, 4:30 pm

Two thick and a thin one sprayed is normal for spraying and they are color sanded and buffed all the time. I say just buff it and go.
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Re: 1976 Camaro, Kubota tractor orange

Post by rusty76 on October 22nd 2009, 4:54 pm

i rolled all 3 coats, Th efirst two were pretty thick, so I wetsanded. And when I did the 3rd coat I made it water thin. I figured it wansnt gonna look any better than that. Do you guys think that just buffing it will help?
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Re: 1976 Camaro, Kubota tractor orange

Post by RoboGeek on October 22nd 2009, 5:24 pm

1000 and 1500 grit wet sand first. Make it so the entire surface is dull and smooth with no shiny little valleys (looks like dimples on a golf ball).
Then rubbing it out will make it look like glass.

If you buff out orange peel, you'll just have shiny orange peel.

The final sanding is the hardest, but the results are amazing
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Re: 1976 Camaro, Kubota tractor orange

Post by 63Falconconvert on October 26th 2009, 10:18 am

welcome, great looking Camaro. I agree with Robo, wet sand wet sand wet sand, a good buff and you will have a killer paint job that you did yourself for a fraction of the cost to pay a pro
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Post by Mercurymarc on October 27th 2009, 2:19 am

Wow- looks fantastic! Agree with 1000 then 1500 wet sand, then rubbing compound then polishing compoubd.
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Re: 1976 Camaro, Kubota tractor orange

Post by Dave74 on October 28th 2009, 11:22 am

Hah, I used Kabuto Orange mixed with Leather Brown Rustoleum and aluminum rustoleum....great color all it's own, that Orange...
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