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Old 03-24-2006, 06:14 PM
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Hey, i'm finishing up the body work on my 89 Hatch and getting ready to paint it. I decided to get rid of the "ricer" paint job it had before (red mettalic with black flames on the nose) and paint the whole car black. Only problem is i'm really running low on money, and i know how much paint usually costs to do a really decent job. This isn't my first paint job and i've had alot of experience painting both enamels and laquers with and without clear-coats, but i just can't afford to dish out $500-$1000 for good paint this time. I want something that'll last and has a nice shine...but no spray cans either. Besides, most spray can clear coats never completely cure and harden up enough to polish them out. Does anyone know of or used anything other than the "normal" automotive paint to do up their car that goes on smooth and looks really damn good? I know black is a rough color to do because of all the spider-webbing that usually appears after a few times through the car wash, so i need something that hardens up good too.

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must take abuse

Post up fools...i know some of ya's have been in my boat before
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:35 PM
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You want cheap good looking paint. Here you go. Transtar clear. 100 for both clear and hardener. PPG black one quart and a pint ~ $100 and get a black sealer $30 so you don't need so much black paint. So all in all mabey 250 bones not to mention the tape, paper and all the other crap that goes along with it. If you want more info message me.
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There's no such thing as good looking cheap black or red. Cheap and black=
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Well, the last paint job i did on the car was the black rattle can flamed into the red, and then clear-coated over with dupont. It looked pretty good when it was buffed out, i just don't want the hassle of the can again though since it's gonna be done to the entire car.

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flat black it for now until you can afford something better :P cheap ***
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I was searching for paint for my car last night. too bad these **** wont ship to APO, or international.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AUTO-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Just bought some paint this morning...i got a 2 stage set...black basecoat and clearcoat overtop...for under $120. Some paint store down the road from me had it, it's called Matrix System and the guy said he'd personally guaranty that the quality is just as good as PPG or DuPont. So hopefully i'll get the car sprayed either this week or next week and post up some shots when it's done
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