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1993 Nissan 240SX

Post by StryfeS13 on January 27th 2011, 2:26 pm

A couple friends and I are painting my buddy's 93' Nissan 240SX with Valspar Tractor Enamel and a HF Electric Sprayer. I haven't seen anyone do this on here yet, so I figured I'd just start a thread.

The car has dents (it's a beater, and it's drifted), so we aren't going to go with through the trouble of body work. (Friend doesn't want to..) However, we are going to take our time with the paint, and it's going to be white, so hopefully it hides some of the blemishes.

Here's our supply list:

-Valspar Tractor & Paint Enamel
-Valspar Enamel Hardener X2
-Sunnyside Naphtha
-Sand all paint down with 320 grit
-Smooth with 400 grit

Mixed like so:

-16oz of paint
-Both cans of hardener
-2 parts paint, 1 part naphtha

Pics to come in a bit.
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Re: 1993 Nissan 240SX

Post by StryfeS13 on January 27th 2011, 11:04 pm

Before any sanding/paint/etc...(I personally loved how the car looked like this.)



Sanding and masking:





First coat, was terrible, paint wasn't thin enough, gun wasn't set correctly.




Third coat...looking better.




Drying..



Dry.



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Re: 1993 Nissan 240SX

Post by Tommy Hillbilly on January 28th 2011, 3:18 am

Are you going to cut and polish it?
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Re: 1993 Nissan 240SX

Post by StryfeS13 on January 28th 2011, 3:28 am

That's up to my friend..to be honest. I hope he chooses to, I think it'd look great!
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Post by austin26372 on January 28th 2011, 9:07 am

Polish that sucker and he's got a nice ride!
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Re: 1993 Nissan 240SX

Post by ivan141 on January 28th 2011, 5:27 pm

Forgive me for saying this, but from the look of the pics where the sun hits it, the finish looks horrible.
I sprayed the fenders on my AE86 with a Wagner electric spraygun, and the same thing happened to me on one layer (still no clue as to why, I guess I was in too much of a hurry), But with a bit of care it is possible to get GREAT results.
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Re: 1993 Nissan 240SX

Post by retired plumber on January 29th 2011, 12:05 am

I have sprayed several cars outside so a couple of comments.
Yes, thin the paint some
Test the spray first on some of the masking to make sure there isn't too much paint coming out.
Wind WILL REALLY mess things up. So will blowing dirt and sand.
Make sure the paint is mixed correctly.
Those electric spray guns are NOT meant to paint cars. They usually put out way to much paint and a round pattern when you need a cigar shaped one
You need to sand the orange peel down and put on another coat at least and then a final coat of mostly thinner and a bit of color. This will help the o.p. level out more. If when the o.p. is gone and if you haven't gone through the color you can buff but I would still recommend another coat of paint because buffing will still remove some more.
I do know a bit about this as I have been hobby painting for 40+ years. This is how you learn and this car can be saved. At least this time of year the komiksy bugs are gone Laughing . Good luck.
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