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Old 10-29-2008, 03:30 PM   #1
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$18 dollars to go from this to present......
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:34 PM   #3
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Presently......
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I like the front bumper a lot better now that it's painted. I know it for function much more than form, but it's always looked kinda ghetto to me. How did you paint it for $18? Got anymore shots in better light?
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Just finished it properly right before the event this weekend. I plan on taking some stills over the next day or so with better lighting.
I spray bombed it, again..... Fourth time since owning it. Ghetto yes, but still way better than any Maaco job I've seen around these parts.
One case of Semi-Gloss black (Krylon) and block sanding (wet) between each coat.
Did 4 coats and a final sanding of 2000 grit. Still need to put the buffer wheel to it, but clay bar and Meguiar's has been just fine for what it is.
It's a track rat....so I'm not worried about beating the finish up.
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That looks pretty damn good for krylon, nice and smooth finish. Be sure to post those pictures when you take them.
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Thanks, hence ALOT of man hours.
Its still a 50/50 car.....looks 50 times better 50 ft. away.
But it is nice enough finish that I am not embarassed to rock it at the Porsche events.
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But it is nice enough finish that I am not embarassed to rock it at the Porsche events.
Just make sure the rear bumper and finish panel looks good.
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He He....that was top priority.
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Wow man from the pics that looks 1000 times better, I may have to keep this in mind while my miata is torn apart over the next few months
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:45 PM   #11
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Just take your time. Great results can be had w/ good prep work and patience.
The best reward for having patience - is....

















Patience!
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Looks pretty decent, especially for a track rat.

I'm new here, just picked up a 1993 black and tan. The paint's not that bad, but it could definitely use a repaint, especially on the front bumper.

I'm really considering picking up a quart of Rustoleum, thinning it out and spraying a few coats, wetsanding as I go. I know that, as you've said, it would require a little more time. Then again, I've got a little more time than money these days.
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Nice...i've always painted my racebikes with Krylon.
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o wow didn't know your car was black now, looks allot better, nice work.
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Looks great man.

Needz moar b00st
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I want to look at your **** before I paint my ugly car. You should post pics of the cage.

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I want to look at your **** before I paint my ugly car. You should post pics of the cage.
NOOO your brit green is nice, don't **** it up
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NOOO your brit green is nice, don't **** it up
I have another miata now, and its 5-colors.
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Yes, the clown car.....
Sure, I will get some more detailed pics up. I've have been slacking in the "follow" up department lately.
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I have another miata now, and its 5-colors.
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