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Old 27-09-2006   #1
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Looking to get the paint of my car touched up alittle once body kit is fitted. Any one know a place where there not going to charage a stupied price costing more then value of the car to get this done !!!

One where i live will charge bloody 180 just to do a wing :| Buy a half decent spray gun off ebay for that !!

Or any where that would be intrested in doing it for some free advertising space on the car """

Let me know if you do !!!!

Oooh yer before any one says it, Yes i can do it my self, Worked in a spray yard for a long time before i dislocated both knee caps playing ruby :P, Also dont have any where but a open street to do it in lol sure the other cars want to be the same as mine
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i've got a sprayer and compressor and a double garage, but its not as easy to do a good job as i hoped. i did a bodykit pretty well on my girlfriend's saxo a couple of years ago, and had about 5 different colours of diamond white on my escort but it looked good when finished (white is easy to get right ) but i still wouldnt recommend DIY paint jobs. i must have inhaled some pretty bad stuff doing it (not 2pack thank god). its worth paying for a professional job. i wont be spraying things myself any more.

try hetton car sprays 01915263258. they did a mates BMW and it was a brilliant job, full respray was only 400 and there wasn't a single bit of overspray anywhere.
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I wouldn't like to do it out in the open air, there'll be loads of dust and bugs, especially near a road. And the risk that some brat will come run their hands along it That's a good price jug, how does it stand up long term and does it include prep, dents etc?
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lol i sprayed my corsa in mat black out side, Got every thing looking nice but the bonnet which needs taking off sanded down and done again and another try at the roof, Rather hard to get too when its up there and all you got is a can, Lol people keep saying how nice it looks other then the bonnet and the roof :| ~

But thanks for that number i will try given them a ring,
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Matte's a lot easier though, it was getting the lacquer to an even shine that I struggled with
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the easiest way to do it yourself is to use non metallic cellulose paint, it smoothes easily and polishes to a good shine, especially if you use a high shine thinner when spraying and spray a thin mix, i prefer 60% thinner to 40% paint on the first few coats, then use 80% thinner on the last couple of coats, it kind of melts the surface and dries quickly to leave a smooth finish, as if by magic. problem with cellulose is it loves running, you have to be patient inbetwen coats and apply it slowly.

for £400 hetton car sprays masked off everything and sprayed it all over, but they wouldnt do any real prep work. i helped him get all the scabs and dents sorted before we took it to get sprayed. i wouldnt trust anyone to prep the car other than myself, they wont take as much care and they dont have the time. and only you know all the bits that need doing on the paintwork. its the most improtant part, and its easy to do yourself, and it saves money on the paint job.

the paintjob lasted perfectly for the year or so he had the car after the paint job, but it got sold after that so who knows what sort of state its in now?
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