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Painting my Spitfire

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redcoat79 Ron J
Olathe, Kansas, USA   USA
A big helper to eliminate dirt is wet the floor or ground before you get started. Made a huge difference for me.

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grubscrew grub screw
The suburbs of, Winfield, Maryland, USA   USA
Local high school collision repair tech center.



Dave
1970 Spitfire Mk3
FDU 78359L
34/11 (Jasmine yellow/Black interior)

1962 Triumph TR3B
TCF 575L
Signal Red/Red interior

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Swampscott, Massachusettes, USA   USA
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Bumblebee"
My first time painting. In my driveway with the Eastwood Concours spray gun, single stage urathane paint from TCP Global Restoration. I sprayed metallic, if I had to do it again I would spray solid.

Jim

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wilson7136 Curtis Wilson
Archdale, NC, USA   USA
Maaco actually did a good job on the paint. $600 with a primer, base and clear coat. I wished I had spent about another year on the bodywork. Mine had been resprayed at least twice over the factory paint. Took most of the summer to get to bare metal. Every defect telegraphed through the paint. Looks good at 10 feet or 10 mph, whichever comes first.

Curtis


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wildwood Rick Howe
Wayne, NJ, USA   USA
Mike you can do it ; i used the roll-on method which is a lot of work but i couldn't spray no garage and neighbors homes wouldn't want the paint drifting on to their homes but the roll-on was very cheap to do just a lot of sanding . Before and after.


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Andy-Sherry Gold Member Andy Martin
Portland, OR, USA   USA
Sherry's is PPG Base Coat Clear coat and with some help it was done in a garage,driveway and backyard,go for it.
My best tip is you cant do enough prep



Andy&Sherry
1974 Spit 1500 Carmine Red
1977 Spit 1500 Pink Panther Pink

Always learning something


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claytoncnc Gold Member Marcus Clayton
Melbourne, Ivanhoe, Australia   AUS
Our old Daimlers were painted at home, won some concours events.

My dad's projects, not quite my cup of tea

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claytoncnc Gold Member Marcus Clayton
Melbourne, Ivanhoe, Australia   AUS
Painting and restoring my sister's old Herald in the shed, My sister in law, Kumi on the first ride, and arriving in Adelaide (1000km) for the Bay to Birdwood rally.

All done at home. My brother has a nice shed.


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wildwood Rick Howe
Wayne, NJ, USA   USA
thats one hell of a shed it could be a warehouse eye popping smiley

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Chainsaw Mike Conners
Brentwood, Brentwood, Tennessee, USA   USA
I like your paint booth. I'm also looking at Inca Yellow. I don't know if you noticed in the picture or not, but I powered coated my valve cover in that color and I really like it.

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Chainsaw Mike Conners
Brentwood, Brentwood, Tennessee, USA   USA
WOW! your car looks great.

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Chainsaw Mike Conners
Brentwood, Brentwood, Tennessee, USA   USA
Ok, I'm going for it. I'm going to bring the body back from my storage bin in the next couple of weeks and get started on prepping. Thanks again to everyone for your encouragement. I will keep you posted.

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tinks-dad Silver Member Bob C
Newburgh, NY, USA   USA
I've found the Auto Body 101 forums contain a lot of great info. As Andy mentioned, prep is everything. Start on the floor pans or some other out of sight panels until you get into a routine.

Good luck.

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Pats54 Gold Member Mark M
Maynard, Mass, USA   USA
1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500
2012 Volvo C70 "The Weekender"
In reply to # 924764 by wildwood Mike you can do it ; i used the roll-on method which is a lot of work but i couldn't spray no garage and neighbors homes wouldn't want the paint drifting on to their homes but the roll-on was very cheap to do just a lot of sanding . Before and after.

Rick what is the roll on method ? You applied auto paint with a roller
I never knew there was such a method

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wildwood Rick Howe
Wayne, NJ, USA   USA
Mark you are right i used high density foam rollers and rustoleum paint you can see how to do this type of paint job at www.rolledon.forummotion.com or you can go on you tube rick.

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