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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by Roadking41a on January 12th 2008, 9:03 pm

I'm glad I read your thread from start to finish. Your car looks great. Very Happy
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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by tzyoung on January 12th 2008, 11:38 pm

I appreciate the fact that this is helping or inspiring someone. I just wanted to put the process out there and show what worked for me. I'm flattered that someone would associate my effort with perfection. In reality, all I have is a paint job that looks as good as a Maaco repaint or even OEM paint from the car's hey day. But it does feel good to have something decent to show for the effort that was involved.

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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by Roadking41a on January 12th 2008, 11:43 pm

I hope my truck turns out as good as yours. My big thing is having to do this outdoors.
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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by tzyoung on January 12th 2008, 11:56 pm

Yeah I can't imagine trying this outdoors. The dust settling in the paint from the garage drove me crazy. One thing about it is that you shouldn't have a bug problem in the winter. Good luck and make sure to take plenty of pictures
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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by Roadking41a on January 13th 2008, 12:18 am

I will take plenty of pictures. I guess my biggest fear is the dew and frost here this time of year.
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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by Roadking41a on January 14th 2008, 6:30 pm

Did you have to cut the primer before spraying it?
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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by tzyoung on January 14th 2008, 7:48 pm

What sort of primer do you mean? I used a spray can of Rust-o-leum automobile primer on this project because I was only going to work on spots. If you buy the stuff in quarts with the intent of spraying it then yes, I would think 1 part mineral spirits to 3 parts paint would be a good starting point for spraying. If you are using a catalyzed 2K auto primer then add your catalyst according to the manufacturers directions. I hope I answered your question correctly. I assume by cut you meant thinning the primer. If not, let me know.
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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by Roadking41a on January 15th 2008, 1:00 am

Thanks That helps a lot.
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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by Matt on January 15th 2008, 12:53 pm

Told ya tz would be able to help you out Wink

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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by after on January 23rd 2008, 7:49 pm

Road king you are not alone, I just FINALLY moved out of a stupid apartment where you got complaints from managment for changing oil in the underground. Now im at a house my own driveway and backyard!! im outside but i dont care, ill paint and cover the car by day if it rains! wow this website still trips me out! pure genious! thanks matt and whomever else had the patience to make this website!!!!
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Post by after on January 23rd 2008, 7:56 pm

Good to see some honda guys on here. personally im returning my once sick car to all original, actually i am even buying parts that i lost or wore out over time. cup holder,hatchback interior cover, new door cups etc. Glad i came to my senses, but again 19-21 you do stupid things to your car. But more power to anyone who decks out their car not my thing anymore. but you know what on a 94' hatchback not really worth it to take to a bodyshop. HELL i dont care if it takes me a month or two on weekends to do this, i am NOT giving out 1500-2000 dollars of my hard earned cash!

p.s. sorry, your car looks stunning man! you had alot of patience when it came to the moulding etc. I have the patience and i am a perfectionist when it comes to things like this. thats why i go crazy when i look at alot of my rust and dents in my car.

man i hope to do an amazing job like you did in spring!
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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by Roadking41a on January 23rd 2008, 10:47 pm

after wrote:Road king you are not alone, I just FINALLY moved out of a stupid apartment where you got complaints from managment for changing oil in the underground. Now im at a house my own driveway and backyard!! im outside but i dont care, ill paint and cover the car by day if it rains! wow this website still trips me out! pure genious! thanks matt and whomever else had the patience to make this website!!!!

I rent a house but it doesn't have a garage.I Need to pick up a couple of tools and then I will start rolling my truck after I get all the body work done.I can't wait to see my neighbors reaction when they see me painting my truck with a paint roller,I know they will think I'm crazy. loco2
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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by after on January 24th 2008, 12:19 am

trust me, i have neighbours who is always outside doing things and renovation. and there are guys across the street who have custom cars. watch, you are not alone.
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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by Matt on January 26th 2008, 6:05 pm

They will think your insane for rolling your car but then won't believe it when your finished. I had plenty of skeptics when I rolled my truck.

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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by after on January 30th 2008, 5:36 am

matt, i think im still a skeptic hehe. for sure, it will take time, andd the good thing is i have a second car, aahhh good old ford escort station wagon, and they wanted to throw you out! hope
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Post by Matt on February 1st 2008, 1:56 pm

Yeah I drove my CJ while I painted my truck. It was pretty rough considering they aren't really made to be a daily driver. 75 miles a day in a bumpy old Jeep. I finally started getting used to it when it came time to start driving the ranger again Laughing

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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by cyberized on February 8th 2008, 8:06 pm

Could you PLEASE tell us what proportions of Thinner to Paint did you use? Also, did you possibly use Penetrol? I have read some good reports about adding it in for leveling.

PS - would you also tell us how much Brightside you had to use to do your car - over 1 QT?

PSS - That Blue is GREAT but kind of deceptive, I mean, I guess depending on the light, some of those shots of the same coat depending where and angle the color looks almost like Royal Blue [bright - especially appears that way around the doors] BUT other than those certain shots - it looks like a nice deep rich Blue. I LOVE that Royal bright Blue effect.

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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by tzyoung on February 10th 2008, 2:49 am

for rolling use 1 part paint 3 parts thinner no penetrol

I used a quart and a half. I could have gotten away with one If I hadn't painted the jambs

The blue is about the same color as the navy used on the new Hondas. It is a deep rich blue.

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Post by cyberized on February 10th 2008, 4:46 pm

Trent,
Thanks alot! That definitely will help for sure - the only other Brightside Roller fella that I bookmarked says he started with 10% MS and then went to 5% MS in last coat or two............BUT........from ALL that info I tried to digest on the Mopar thread that appeared to be a tad "thick" to me.

I will be going with what worked 4 you 3 to 1. And save the extra $ on the Penatrol. And will buy two quarts of Brightside.
NOW all I have to do is decide whether to paint my Elky ALL the B. Dark Blue OR go to two tone like I orginally planned; B. Light Blue on Top and Bottom; B. Dk Blue in between.
I am getting PUMPED and now waiting anxiously for better weather.....spent $35 on materials yesterday and may sneak in some sanding between rain showers [Hee Hee].

THANKS ALOT, Michael
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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by Matt on February 14th 2008, 2:06 am

So how is the paint holding up tz?

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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by tzyoung on February 17th 2008, 4:05 pm

The paint is holding up great. I washed it a couple of weeks ago and it was just as shiny as the day it was finished. It is holding up to UV much better than the camaro that we did with rustoleum. That paint has failed as a result of neglect. In fact I drove the car to a test flight for my college's aerial robotics club and everyone's jaws dropped when I told them it was roller painted.
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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by cvccbum on February 20th 2008, 3:54 pm

Hey all -- I've decided to try this method using the Brightside Dark Blue paint. I've been researching the method of quite awhile now, and tried some rustoleum black on a jetski to see how it would turn out. I'm pretty pleased with its results, so its time to try it on the car.

I have odorless 100% mineral spirits and 2 quarts of Brightside Dark Blue. How much of each should my mixture include and how many coats am I looking at do you think?

That accord looks amazing, thats why im doing it that color ;P
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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by cloudbreakmd on February 20th 2008, 5:24 pm

tzyoung wrote: It is holding up to UV much better than the camaro that we did with rustoleum. That paint has failed as a result of neglect.

Could you expand on that a little bit? What happened to the paint? And how could you have prevented the damage?
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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by tzyoung on February 20th 2008, 6:38 pm

it sat in the sun day in and day out. I never got waxed and it began to flake on the hood. Thats why I have been on this site pushing Brightside as hard as I have. Rusto will and does work, but you really have to maintain the paint frequently.
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Re: 1989 Honda Accord Brightside Dark Blue

Post by mazdawg78 on February 21st 2008, 2:39 am

yup being enamel you have to keep it waxed and clean. urethane is a lil more forgiving

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