1993 Chevy Cavalier - Light Blue to Sunrise Red

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1993 Chevy Cavalier - Light Blue to Sunrise Red

Post by V6CavRS on August 5th 2010, 5:23 pm

Hey everyone I'm new here... Ive been driving my 1993 Chevy Cavalier for almost 3 years now and its been such a work horse reliable car, I always hated how it looked so bad but ran so good. So just recently I've decided I'm going to try the $50 paint job on it. I want to paint it the Rusto Sunrise Red. Im not trying to make it look new again, because the body is beyond repair in some places, but I'm going to try my best to make it look the best I can. Ive started out by painting all the jambs and hidden areas black. Regardless of the color, I want them all to be black so when it comes time to do the roll-on, its straight-forward.

Heres a few pics of my progress so far...



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Post by V6CavRS on August 5th 2010, 6:19 pm

Also, I have a question for you pros, I'd rather rattle can the paint on, does this involve the same process as rolling? Just spray on 2 coats, wet sand, and then more coats or is it recommended I go ahead with rolling?
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Post by JimVonBaden on August 5th 2010, 6:38 pm

Rattle can is great for the hard to reach areas, and odd curves, but would get very expensive fast to do the whole car.

The roller method is pretty easy, and get's great coverage. I am doing Regal Red on my Opel GT, and the coverage and shine are great on the parts I have done so far.

Check out my Barn Find thread to see what I mean, and welcome!

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Post by V6CavRS on August 5th 2010, 7:38 pm

JimVonBaden wrote:Rattle can is great for the hard to reach areas, and odd curves, but would get very expensive fast to do the whole car.

The roller method is pretty easy, and get's great coverage. I am doing Regal Red on my Opel GT, and the coverage and shine are great on the parts I have done so far.

Check out my Barn Find thread to see what I mean, and welcome!

Jim Cool

Ah okay, I just figured it'd be easier but I didn't even think about the price. I guess I will use the roll-on method then. And yeah ill give yours a look.
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Post by retired plumber on August 7th 2010, 3:10 pm

Years ago I painted a little chevy luv pickup with rattle cans. I used 24 that I got on sale for .50 each. I wish I would have gotten them all. The truck looked pretty good (white) but even then I wished I had put on more paint. Coverage with cans is good for door jambs, etc but not for good full coverage on a large object. Remember, there is not much paint in a spray can. Most of it is propellent.
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Post by V6CavRS on August 7th 2010, 8:10 pm

K, I'm a little stuck now... ive primered one of the fenders and I see a few craters and some scratch marks in it...how do I go about fixing this?
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Post by mapexgurl on August 7th 2010, 8:35 pm

Craters? Like dents? Get some spot putty for small stuff. You can use it over primer.
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Post by V6CavRS on August 7th 2010, 8:39 pm

mapexgurl wrote:Craters? Like dents? Get some spot putty for small stuff. You can use it over primer.

Not dents, it looks like paint chips.
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Post by retired plumber on August 9th 2010, 7:33 pm

Spot putty or glaze as it is called in the trade. Comes in a tube and you squeze it out and spread it with a bondo spreader or something with a smooth edge.
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