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Post by DUFFMAN on October 21st 2009, 11:44 pm

I just bought my kid a civic and it looks like ***!! I want to paint it John Deere Blitz Black so what will look better? I know it's less hassle and money to roll it on...but will it look better if I spray it?

Can anyone just give me basic instructions and direct me to the best way to do this paint job?? THANKS!!
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Post by Crampy on October 22nd 2009, 12:24 am

You need to read through the mopar forum that started all of this... A lot to read, but some god stuff in there.
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Post by RoboGeek on October 22nd 2009, 12:13 pm

welcome to the forums

Just as much info here too
It depends on how you spray it. The cheap electric sprayers tend to put out a lot of paint - a HVLP gun is much better if you have a compressor.

The results are actually the same - either rolling or spraying. Both buff out to the same shine. The pro's of rolling are less taping and no overspray. Spraying is easier and faster - but you still have to allow for drying. With either method, adding hardener would allow you to do thicker coats and take less cure time
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Post by retired plumber on October 22nd 2009, 4:17 pm

RoboGeek pretty much said it. Spraying is easier and much faster than rolling. The prep will take the same amount of time for either.
A lot of people here don't have the tools or the space to spray, also there is quite a learning curve to spraying so rolling is the only way to go for them but the flip side is time and work. Your call.
Good luck either way.
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Post by RoboGeek on October 22nd 2009, 5:15 pm

I've sprayed a lot, but rolling was actually fun. I've been happy with paint jobs before, but I'm very proud of this car
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Thanks for the input!

Post by DUFFMAN on October 27th 2009, 9:50 am

After much thought I still cannot wrap my head around the concept of rolling it on so I just started building a spray booth in my garage.

I have all the equipment and since my kid won't get his driver's license for at least another year I have plenty of time to get it right.

This car is prety rough right ow but I'll post pics along the way so you can see the progress. Thanks!!
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Re: Where Do I Start!!??

Post by Dave74 on October 28th 2009, 11:20 am

The one knock against spraying are the city codes, some of us can't spray a car in their garage without getting a hefty fine for doing so in a residential area. The Iso's in the atomizers and hardeners are carcinogenic, and problematic. Rolling solves that problem and Rustoleum and the Brightside don't have iso's, so you're protecting your health as well.

It takes a lot of sanding, and some do overs, but it is well worth it. I'm finally getting mine finished...(after five years of.....medical bills, college tuition, and an ever diminishing budget). Rolled on is a source of pride.

Although I never got the metal flake to work right...thought I had it, but noooooooo...... never worked.
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