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First time roller: 1990 Toyota Camry

Post by TatoHead on October 8th 2010, 2:26 pm

Howdy,

New to the forum, but anxious to get this project rolling.

My first initial questions:

My Camry has a very straight body, but the clear coat is flaking off badly. What grit is required to knock this down during prep?

I live in Idaho, and will be painting (I hope) during Nov - Dec. Just how cold can it be for this to be viable? I will be working in the garage, but temps inside will only be about 55 degrees F.

Thanks!




Oh yeah, the color? SAFETY YELLOW BABY!!

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Re: First time roller: 1990 Toyota Camry

Post by ANeat on October 8th 2010, 4:16 pm

Wow, yellow with a blue interior Shocked

My truck is about that color, seems like those light colored metallics are bad about fading/peeling. Im scuffing the old paint with 320 but Im not going for to impressive of a finish on my old truck. If youre knocking off all the clear coat something a little more aggressive would speed up the process

I think your drying times at 55 degrees might be pretty long

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Post by ANeat on October 8th 2010, 4:40 pm

Take a look at another members Yota in blue http://rolledon.forummotion.com/projects-f2/93-corolla-t146.htm

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Post by TatoHead on October 9th 2010, 9:45 am

ANeat wrote:Take a look at another members Yota in blue http://rolledon.forummotion.com/projects-f2/93-corolla-t146.htm

Wow, perfect. Thanks for posting. And this person lives where I do, with the same environmental / climate conditions. Will watch for this car!

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Post by TatoHead on October 9th 2010, 7:28 pm

Taking care of some small stuff to prep the project.

Polished the center caps.



Sprayed the wheels with rattle-can "Wheel paint".





Getting the new tires put on early next week. Costco having a good sale on Michellins; going to pay more than budget but will get 80k mile X Radials.

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Post by Squire Cobra Jet on October 12th 2010, 1:18 am

I am doing a 1978 Ranchero right now with Sunburst Yellow and the old paint had quit a bit of the clear coat peeled away. I normally start with 400 grit paper but because of the clear coat being so bad on this car I had to start off with 150 grit.





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Re: First time roller: 1990 Toyota Camry

Post by TatoHead on October 12th 2010, 10:11 am

Thank you. This is just the info I"m looking for. Do you have a build thread in this section? I'd like to follow it.

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Post by TatoHead on October 12th 2010, 12:26 pm

Tires are on! Although the sale at Costco was pretty good, I have now doubled my total expenditure. I hope to get at least 5 good years out of this car.





The next "mini project" before painting (this is, after all, a paint project) will be the repacement of both bumpers!



I hope to be painting just as soon as I can get some time off work.

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Post by ivsito on October 21st 2010, 6:44 pm

I have a also have a camry, but its a 88 camry alltrac with 233k miles still running strong, and hope to paint it next year.

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Re: First time roller: 1990 Toyota Camry

Post by TatoHead on October 21st 2010, 9:43 pm

ivsito wrote:I have a also have a camry, but its a 88 camry alltrac with 233k miles still running strong, and hope to paint it next year.

Be sure to put a thread here when you do. I have another 2nd generation Camry, a 91, that has over 300k miles on original engine/trans. These really are great vehicles.

I've just got my 90, featured here, licensed and running, and now I'd like to get the painting going. It's just hard to get that much time off.

I've thought about putting a few days of work together over Thanksgiving, but worry it will be too cold.

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Post by retired plumber on October 22nd 2010, 10:39 pm

I would think you would be ok at 55 degrees in a garage. It would just take longer for the paint to set up. That could be a good thing tho as it might flow out better.
I have sprayed auto 2 part paint in 45 degree weather outside and it came out ok (to me anyway) Laughing . I still had to sand and buff tho.
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Post by TatoHead on December 4th 2010, 7:42 pm

Well, I'm still here! Not sure if I should table the project until Spring. We have 8 inches of snow on the ground and it's very cold.

a couple of updates:

Sprayed the wiper arms flat black:



Found and purchased front and rear bumpers from my local junkyard! Bumpers are in supreme condition.



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Re: First time roller: 1990 Toyota Camry

Post by DarkAngel on December 12th 2010, 3:22 pm

Nice. I have a 78 Ranchero as well.

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Re: First time roller: 1990 Toyota Camry

Post by SilentCool on June 7th 2013, 8:45 am

Like this post, any updates? I know it's almost 3 years old. Cool

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