Boy do i need help!
Hi guys im from nj and have a couple of questions!
Okay in the next few weeks what im planing on doing is that i get a very cheap non rusted car preffalby a taurus but they arent cheap in nj and im going to repaint the car Piece by piece what i mean is that first fenders will get painted then other picecs that can come off i want to take it apart picec by piece like the door etc( I HAVE ALOT OF TIME!) for the quarter panels and the roof i have no idea what to do but we'll see! anyways, :rolleyes:
I have no idea no skill what so ever how to do this i have been reading a couple of tutorials and know that i have to strip the paint to bare metal And i do want to do this because i want the paint to be fully new but what do i do next what do i use to bare the part of the car of paint! after the metal is bare what chemical do i use to start to put the paint. is a eletric sprayer good to paint! like i said im going to do piece by piece so i can give full focus some please help! thanks guys!
why on earth
would you want to do this? If it's for color then find one the color that you want. If it's for new paint then buy one in good shape and drop it off at MAACO.
You gotta be nuts (no insult intended) with no experience trying to dismantle a car and going down to bare metal is not needed if the paint on the car is "solid". You may think you have the time but what you want to do would take you 6 months to a year. I would recommend you NOT do this. Henry
I would pick up Len's video. It has all your answers and more.
im not offended but i do know how to desmantle auto parts i worked at a salvage yard for 3 years! i just dont really have very good expreiance in painting i dont know what items to use!
so you DO have experience
From your first post it sounded like you may NOT have had any auto experience. Remember one thing. Installing newly painted parts can be a chore and if its gonna chip or scratch IT WILL. I agree, Len's "101" video would be a great tool for you. You also need to understand that body panels don't need to be stripped to be painted if the paint is sound. When you strip something down to bare metal you open yourself up for a whole set of variables that require more products for protection, etc. Also, on sound solid original paint you have the factory ecoat for corrosion protection.
Lastly, do you have a place to paint that is over 55 degrees all day and night? Lots of variables. Henry
yes i do have a place where it will be 65 and up its a heated 2 car garage if i dont strip to bare metal would i be able to change the color because im going to get a black 90 accord it has some paint fading etc thanks!
Like Henry said, if the car has a good solid paint on it (factory paint is great) that is not peeling or cracking, there is no need to strip. If it has been painted with cheap materials, or has been repainted more than once, you may consider stripping.
You mentioned an electric spray gun. The guns like you see at hardware stores (wagner power painter types) are worthless for auto paint, they're fine for your picket fence. The only electric type gun you could use would be a turbine setup. Len has some in his store and has good prices on them.
Drawback of a turbine sprayer is the fact that you cannot run any other tools from the air supply...no DA sanders, no grinders, nothing...they spray paints and primers (some can supply breathable air) and that's it.
You mentioned painting in your two car garage. If it's attached to your house, you need to keep in mind that toxic fumes will leech into your living quarters. DANGEROUS!
BTW, I've owned a 92 Taurus SHO (5spd), a 94 SHO (auto), and now have a 99 (I'm putting off completing it and driving until I can get the cams welded)
wow! my garage isnt contected to my house i guess thats a plus and yes i also own SHO's my brother in law ownes a very rare 91 SHO plus and i own a gen 3 96 sho with cams welded and new heads etc etc anyway im going to get a project car prefably i want it to be a sho but ill settle for a taurus or any other car!
Yeah, the SHO's are fun cars. I probably miss the 92 5 speed the most. I purchased all of my cars wrecked and rebuilt them
The 92 I bought with 100k miles on it. Replaced a quarter panel on it, drove the snot out of it for a couple years, then sold it for what I had in it.
Started missing it immediately, so I bought the 94 which was wrecked all over. I replaced the radiator core support, left apron and shock tower, two left doors, and top and tail assembly. I bought it with about 30k miles on it, sold it with about 50k on it.
Bought the 99 several months ago, then read about the cam problems on the net. It's got 58k miles on it, and is clean as a whistle, but I don't want to risk ruining the engine by having a cam gear come loose. I replaced the top and tail assembly, reassembled, and it's been sitting since. I've gotta find time to finish it up. It's so much more refined than the Gen2 cars, but not quite as much fun IMHO.
Tauruses (Tauri ??) are a dime a dozen around here, I sold my son's 95 LX a couple of years ago...had a little less than 90k miles on a 3.8. I had replaced the core support (light front end wreck) and dressed it up with SHO sheetmetal/ground effects/rear spoiler along with some Chrome 17" Neepers for him. He hit a pothole, blew a tire and busted a rim, then lost interest. Sold it for less than 1500 bucks. Ran like a top...nice loaded up car with sunroof, 4 wheel disc, etc...
Keep looking, find a nice granny's car with leather seats, sunroof, etc that just needs a paintjob. Make sure the auto tranny is shifting fine though, they have bad transmissions...bulletproof engines