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Old 05-16-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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Question Painting own Parts?

I plan on getting the ZL1 Parts such as the hood and bumper and spoiler....I was wondering if i got the same black paint that my car has if it would be difficult to paint the new ZL1 parts myself. I know it is very different but i am very good with a spray paint can so I don't see why i couldn't do this. It would save probably over 1k. Do you think this is a good idea? What would I need?
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:51 PM   #2
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Do you have access to a gun, a booth, and all the other tools necessary to correctly spray a base coat/clear coat job? Theres a lot that can go wrong if you don't have the right tools for the job. Especially when you consider these will be mated up to factory base/clear parts if you don't do it right it will be VERY obvious. Not saying you can't, just saying its not exactly something you just do in your garage.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:23 PM   #3
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Do you have access to a gun, a booth, and all the other tools necessary to correctly spray a base coat/clear coat job? Theres a lot that can go wrong if you don't have the right tools for the job. Especially when you consider these will be mated up to factory base/clear parts if you don't do it right it will be VERY obvious. Not saying you can't, just saying its not exactly something you just do in your garage.
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I do a lot of painting; acrylic, oil, water, house, spray, airbrush etc.. but I wouldn't touch painting a car without the practice and the right facility/tools.

Unless you plan to make a thing out of auto-painting, it would probably be cheaper to just have it painted professionally.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:37 PM   #4
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It wont work man, you need a gun and a compressor with a water trap at the least.

Thats just basic, if you want it done right, you would need an HVLP compressor, line, and gun, so.

Let alone, doing the prep work right, an area big enough to do this in that is sealed off from dirt and debris, that also has good ventilation.

And you are literally painting the HARDEST color to spray and prep for, black.

It can be done, but you need proper equipment and skills. Yes labor is alot, but enough paint and clear for that is still a couple hundred dollars

Then you will need a buffer, varying pads, compound, polish, etc
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:40 AM   #5
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ahhh okay guys definitely wont even try now haha thanks for your answers!
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