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Old 12-20-2009, 11:19 PM   #1
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Sanded, primed, one layer of paint
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About half an hour I'm going to go and take off the tape and newspaper. It turned out extremely well, it just needs a clearcoat and a wax and it'll look great. Tomorrow I'm going to do the top of the windshield, the trunk, and the rear bumper.

I really really like the front bumper, how it goes skinnier as it goes down, that took me a while. Reminiscent of the Viper, I think.

Thoughts? I think it looks great. At least the front bumper, and it looks like the hood is going to turn out just as well.

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gotta watch that overspray...
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gotta watch that overspray...
Yeah I'm a bit disappointing about the inch or so of overspray on the underside and the right hand side, but it isn't noticeable unless you know it's there, it'll just look like dirt.
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...wet sand it off?

I will hold my comments until I see it finished. Looks OK for now, but it's hard to tell for sure.
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I made some today too...in my toilet. Mine looked nicer.
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looks like it will come out nice. though your whole car and many things in your garage are probably covered in overspray. it will cleanup but it's much easier to mask EVERYTHING off before hand. to fix, clay for paint, razor blades or steel wool on windows. plastics and rubbers...good luck
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I really really like the front bumper, how it goes skinnier as it goes down, that took me a while. Reminiscent of the Viper, I think.
thank god, the miata doesn't have enough of an underbite problem. I too dig the overspray on the bumper crease.
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Looks pretty neat.
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looks like it will come out nice. though your whole car and many things in your garage are probably covered in overspray. it will cleanup but it's much easier to mask EVERYTHING off before hand. to fix, clay for paint, razor blades or steel wool on windows. plastics and rubbers...good luck
Luckily I masked and newspaper'd off everything else except that small place, so luckily it won't be hard to clean up since it's not all over.
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Luckily I masked and newspaper'd off everything else except that small place, so luckily it won't be hard to clean up since it's not all over.
doesn't appear that way in the pictures, unless you finished completely masking the car, then sprayed, then took off most of the masking. then took the pics. oh yeah and the audi too
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doesn't appear that way in the pictures, unless you finished completely masking the car, then sprayed, then took off most of the masking. then took the pics. oh yeah and the audi too
I was talking about visible overspray, perhaps we are on different pages here. Hell, I oversprated into my house then, onto my pillow. Diffusion is a powerful force, isn't it?
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Do you think it'll hold up to the elements? If it was Krylon or the equivalent, I think it'll eventually end up looking like those DIY spray paint jobs.
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I was talking about visible overspray, perhaps we are on different pages here. Hell, I oversprated into my house then, onto my pillow. Diffusion is a powerful force, isn't it?
well the overspray i'm referring to may not be visible until you get very close. youd be surprised how much there is, run your hand over your cars paint or windshield, it will probably feel gritty, that's overspray. i'm not kidding, it goes a long way. it's not a huge deal but much easier to avoid it.

I also hope you were at least wearing a mask because you'll have it in your nose too. pick your nose it will be all black
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well the overspray i'm referring to may not be visible until you get very close. youd be surprised how much there is, run your hand over your cars paint or windshield, it will probably feel gritty, that's overspray. i'm not kidding, it goes a long way. it's not a huge deal but much easier to avoid it.

I also hope you were at least wearing a mask because you'll have it in your nose too. pick your nose it will be all black
Did wear a mask.

And hmm, that's actually interesting about overspray. I'll have to check, and possibly clean it up.

Despite what people think, however, despite the flaming from a few people, I'm still extremely happy with the result, and am glad that I did it.

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Do you think it'll hold up to the elements? If it was Krylon or the equivalent, I think it'll eventually end up looking like those DIY spray paint jobs.
Yes, I do, I was just arguing about this with one of my other friends. I sanded back down to metal, roughed it up, primed with 3 layers, 3 layers of paint, and a topcoat. He says it won't last 'till August, we have 20 dollars riding on it. There's no reason that this wouldn't stick, I did this carefully and properly. No Krylon, properly mixed paint form the Napa paint center in Minnesota.
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what about the trunk?
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what about the trunk?
Haven't done that yet, I finished this at about 9pm and my arm was too ******* tired from sanding to do any more then the front half. I'll do it tomorrow, or whenever my arm recovers from it's constant abuse today.
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whenever my arm recovers from it's constant abuse today.
God tell me about it. Lazy sunday eat
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I was talking about visible overspray, perhaps we are on different pages here. Hell, I oversprated into my house then, onto my pillow. Diffusion is a powerful force, isn't it?
Even in a ventilated area overspray will cover everything within about 20ft. Like Mach said, you might not see it, but you will feel it and see it next time you wash the car when the water reacts to the rough surface. Enjoy fully clay barring both cars.
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I still put 20 bucks on it that it will peel by august.

And you will have to clay bar it for sure. And claybaring is not too much fun...

I would still just rather go with vinyl stripes, much easier to put on, and you can take them off any day.
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