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« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2012, 06:26:16 AM »

 scott update ? pictures ? wanting to see how it turns out thanks john
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« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2012, 08:29:10 AM »

Hi John,

It's rained or attempted to rain here in Apopka, FL for the last couple of days, so we're still two coats of paint away from finishing. But I can tell you it looks pretty good already. It's cold (66 degrees) and rainy today and will be raining tomorrow, so give me until Tuesday. I can assure you I will not leave this thread hanging without "after" pics (I just hate it when people do that Huh). Tuesday should dawn nice and clear and I'll post some shots of the car with final paint coats, but yet unbuffed and unpolished (so it will still exhibit some orange peel and not a ton of shine yet).
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« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2012, 07:41:46 PM »

These are pics of the car with final (7th) coat of paint. No wetsanding or polishing has been done yet. It will shine when those two steps are completed later this week.






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« Reply #33 on: February 29, 2012, 07:36:50 AM »

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« Reply #34 on: February 29, 2012, 12:10:26 PM »

some of the pics clearly show that I didn't really try to fill in the dimples, dings, and random dents. Just not into that for a 1998 Camry with 230,000 miles on it. But I was embarrassed driving something so rusty, especially here in Florida where everyone's car seems to look like it's fresh off the dealership lot. Anyway, looks much better to us. Definitely not professional, but much improved. Again, give me a week or more before I polish and shine it. Then I'll post final pics. Thanks for the props BK
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« Reply #35 on: February 29, 2012, 05:28:38 PM »

Looks good. Did you attempt to "tip" it, and if so what did you think?
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« Reply #36 on: February 29, 2012, 07:21:25 PM »

I smell a project coming up, Laryn!
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« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2012, 05:38:09 AM »

Laryn: I did not attempt to tip since the paint was really much too thin. In a thicker paint, I do think it would have worked perfectly. It seems to me that getting a nice good amount of the paint onto the flat horizontal surfaces of the car and then very lightly (using only the weight of the roller) rolling it out worked well, but again, still plenty of orange peel. Next time, I think I wouldn't thin the paint 50/50. I know that everyone is saying to do that, but thinned 50/50 it literally was nearly impossible to really get a good layer of paint on the car thick enough that I was comfortable wet sanding and then compound polishing. 7 coats and the paint was still so think I could see through it in some places. I got some on my hands, and wiped my hands on my work shorts, and when I looked down at my shorts expecting to see white paint, I only saw translucent white streaks. Amazing...I would rather it go on a little thicker (you still must thin alot in order for it to dry quickly) and then have a big job of wet sanding and polishing later. Just my opinion.
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« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2012, 07:33:12 PM »

Some years ago, while I was converting my Eagle, I was with another Bus-Nut when we visited a Bus-Nut friend of his and one of the things I found real instering was he and his wife would use rollers and brushes and the best grade of exterior house paint he could buy and the two of them would paint their GM 4106 about every 5 to 6 years.  They had done it 3 times in the 20 years they had owned the coach.

I was suprised at how good it looked 5 foot away.  Guess you could call it a poor mans paint job.

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