How do I prep for painting? - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-12-2008, 01:46 PM   #1
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 2,980
Total Cats: 14
Default How do I prep for painting?

I am getting close to sending my Miata trailer to the paint booth (just have to get the front closed in and I'm paying someone to do that). The last time I got a car sprayed it was '86 when I got my Spitfire painted. I remember spending days sanding and priming but I swear it was so long ago that I don't remember exactly what I am supposed to be doing. Anyone have any tips or good links?


rmcelwee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2008, 02:25 PM   #2
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 19,038
Total Cats: 407
Default

sand it all with 400. you dont need to take it to bare metal.

if you aren't going to do any body work, just hit it with 3 coats of normal auto body primer.

if you ARE going to do body work, get some good long flexible sanders and adhesive sandpaper. 120 and 400 are good to start. 120 is to take down the bondo to "level" and 400 is for pre-paint sanding.

then get 2 different colors of primer and spray 2 coats of each and re-sand with 400 to see where the hi and lo spots are. you'll have islands of the first color for high spots.

you can finish with 800 and then spray but it's not totally necessary once you have the whole car done with 400.

vacuum and tack cloth after sanding.
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2008, 04:23 PM   #3
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 2,980
Total Cats: 14
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by y8s View Post
if you aren't going to do any body work, just hit it with 3 coats of normal auto body primer.
rattle can?
rmcelwee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2008, 05:12 PM   #4
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 19,038
Total Cats: 407
Default

rattle can
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 59 12-15-2017 09:00 PM
Prepping my '95 for track asmasm Build Threads 82 05-26-2016 05:37 PM
New M62 Miata owner Pist0n Meet and Greet 4 10-01-2015 09:18 PM
3rd Time's a Charm...hopefully. zephyrusaurai Meet and Greet 2 09-28-2015 11:59 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:43 AM.