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Old 09-28-2007, 06:00 PM   #201
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Hmm.... my classic red is also looking quite sunburnt pink. I'm going to be respraying in the next month. Maybe I'll try something like this....
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Old 10-06-2007, 10:59 PM   #202
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I've got an 86 trooper that I'm going to start doing bodywork on one day. I think every piece of the body has either a dent or rust except the new door I just put on it, since the old one fell off. Whenever I get it ready for painting, it's getting the Aussie Special. Thanks for taking the time to do a thorough writeup. I suppose I could do a writeup on my direct port nitrous install one day to contribute to the forum.

I have a question for you though. I read all 7 pages and it seems you don't primer any bondo work before painting. I'm planning on using enough bondo on my trooper to justify buying stock in it, so I'm thinking I'm going to primer the whole truck before painting it. That way, any imperfections will show before I begin applying the finish paint. Is this a good idea or not? FWIW, I've probably got around 150 hours of experience painting houses, interior walls, decks, concrete slabs, boats, and other projects with a roller, but I've never tried painting a car with one, though I've considered it before.

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Old 10-07-2007, 03:38 AM   #203
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i say use some thick filler primer to cover any sanding issues. I thought I was careful enough when i did mine, but apparantly that wasnt enough.
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:22 PM   #204
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If you're using a lot of bondo then I would agree that using a primer would be a great idea. Just make sure that you use the correct primer for your chosen top coat.

And get really particular with your prep work. The slightest imperfection will stick out like dogs ***** with your top coat.
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Old 10-14-2007, 05:39 PM   #205
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Well, I'm planing on using the Brightside that you recommended. They also sell a primer for the brightside paint. Should I use their primer? I'm sure it's fine for their paint, but I don't know if it can be painted over bondo.

I'm definately going to try to get it perfect before I put the finish paint on. That's one reason I was wanting to prime the entire truck first, as any flaws will show up when the primer is applied. When I paint, I usually will prime the surface and then get some 500 watt lights out shining on the work. This seems to be a good way to find any imperfections before the topcoat is applied.

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Old 10-21-2007, 10:39 PM   #206
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nice
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:23 PM   #207
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Has this thread gone dead ?
Any updates out there ?
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Old 02-16-2008, 05:02 PM   #208
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I know this thread hasn't been touched in a while but any long term updates? I might try this on my Saab...
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:06 PM   #209
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I know this thread hasn't been touched in a while but any long term updates? I might try this on my Saab...
you and grassroots motorsports. the last 2-3 issues go into much detail about painting a saab baby-**** brown with spray cans.
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:37 PM   #210
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you and grassroots motorsports. the last 2-3 issues go into much detail about painting a saab baby-**** brown with spray cans.
Which issues?? I haven't got mine from my parents house for awhile.. did it turn out?
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:48 PM   #211
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pretty much all the saab ones... i forget what issues and dont feel like digging next to my toilet at the moment. here's their blog though:

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/new...aab-99/page/6/
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pretty much all the saab ones... i forget what issues and dont feel like digging next to my toilet at the moment. here's their blog though:

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/new...aab-99/page/6/
I think I need to tell my parents to send me my mags..
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:29 AM   #213
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I love grassroots. I think I am due to renew my subscription... I was more looking for info about the Brightside paint jobs though.
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:12 PM   #214
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I'm about to do mine. I've done solid before with no problem any suggestions for doing two toned? Racing stripe, or otherwise?
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:36 PM   #215
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thats phat paint my car for 100bucks lol
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:33 AM   #216
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amazing. I would have lost a ton on money on a bet that any of the good jobs wern't done by air.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:09 PM   #217
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I'd have done mine long time ago if I can find a place that has no dust flying around.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:46 PM   #218
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Nice job, looking good!
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Any updates ? Any pics out there ?
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:17 PM   #220
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I'm going to be joining the 'Roller Crew' soon.
I located a supplier for the 'International Perfection' paint here in Ireland.
It's a little more expensive at nearly 60 euro a tin ($94) but should be worth it.
I'm still waiting on a few body parts to arrive so I can't do anything until then, they could take up to 3 weeks to arrive (and I'm still trying to locate one part in USA to supply to IRE).
I'm not looking forward to the hours & hours of sanding AT ALL....but I'll get over it.
The body of the car is very very good, only a few tiny dings and virtually no rust (Jap import). The paint has come off in a few spots already so there is gonna be a LOT of prep work to do I think with the old paint.
I'm hoping that the original Roller Crew pop in from time to time and may be able to give some assistance/advice if I need it. I don't really think I will from all the information on this subject online but it's nice to be able to run somewhere lol
Rockin & Rollin sooooon.
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