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Forum: General Automotive

  • Topic: QUESTION
  • Started by BanditAlex Feb 2, 2010 at 8:10 am
  • Last post by khale Feb 22, 2011 at 10:05 pm
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  1. #1 Feb 2, 2010 at 8:10 am

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    Hey, im sanding down my car (79 trans am) and some people tell me to go to primer, and others tell me to go down to metal, and i dont know which one to do. so any advice would help...
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  2. #2 Feb 4, 2010 at 5:52 pm

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    Hey alex, to make it short and sweet, most guys who want that brand new showcar finish, will take the car to metal, and work it back to primer state.you want to sand the car down to original primer if possible, if many coats of paint, then using a liquid paint stripper may be helpful, just keep if away from brittle soft items,,,body work is a time and patience skill, be ready to breathe alot of dust,if you unsure, locate a friend or someone to help ya with it...but get the ole body filler(if any) off the original metal, as todays fillers are way better then that bondo junk of the 70s........trial and error, get books, read articles, if you wana learn , you can teach yourself, theres no overnite pill, to be good at it.....but,,you have to want to learn the skill.....Good Luck on that Trans am....Mark aka (Chumbrother)
     

     

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  3. #3 Feb 4, 2010 at 9:06 pm

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    Originally posted by BanditAlex  Hey, im sanding down my car (79 trans am) and some people tell me to go to primer, and others tell me to go down to metal, and i dont know which one to do. so any advice would help...
    thanks


    Just take it to a paint shop, yea it will cost more, but will be less headaches and give you more time to do other things, just my .2 cents, anyways good luck whatever you decide to do.

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  4. #4 Feb 4, 2010 at 10:25 pm

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    Originally posted by chumbrother  Hey alex, to make it short and sweet, most guys who want that brand new showcar finish, will take the car to metal, and work it back to primer state.you want to sand the car down to original primer if possible, if many coats of paint, then using a liquid paint stripper may be helpful, just keep if away from brittle soft items,,,body work is a time and patience skill, be ready to breathe alot of dust,if you unsure, locate a friend or someone to help ya with it...but get the ole body filler(if any) off the original metal, as todays fillers are way better then that bondo junk of the 70s........trial and error, get books, read articles, if you wana learn , you can teach yourself, theres no overnite pill, to be good at it.....but,,you have to want to learn the skill.....Good Luck on that Trans am....Mark aka (Chumbrother)


    yeah, im using 120 and 80 grit paper, and trying to go to original primer, but ofcourse there are some spots where i went to far, but that is half of the fun, thank you guys, and girls very much for the help


    alex
     

     

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  5. #5 Feb 10, 2010 at 8:25 am

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    if the paint is stock ,,, i say just wet sand the he ^^ out of it ,, using different grades of paper ... going to a fine one so when you spray on your color it will sit flat and give you a good paint job that you are happy with .. that is unless you have a few thousand dollars to throw away in today's economy ... and some people like to do it yourself ,,,,, instead of having someone else touch your toys ....
     

     

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  6. #6 Feb 10, 2010 at 9:26 am

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    Originally posted by bobjob  if the paint is stock ,,, i say just wet sand the he ^^ out of it ,, using different grades of paper ... going to a fine one so when you spray on your color it will sit flat and give you a good paint job that you are happy with .. that is unless you have a few thousand dollars to throw away in today's economy ... and some people like to do it yourself ,,,,, instead of having someone else touch your toys ....


    thanks
     

     

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  7. #7 Feb 22, 2011 at 10:05 pm

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    just keep if away from brittle soft items,,,body work is a time and patience skill, be ready to breathe alot of dust,if you unsure, locate a friend or someone to help ya with it
    http://www.automd.com/how-to/
     

     

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