View Full Version : paint/primering my car...

09-01-2008, 07:54 AM
well im in the process of primering/sanding my car..

as i started this i just had the goal of primerin it Hot rod black..
the started to think well if im goin this far into it i mite aswell paint it..

but i think im gunna like blacked out for a awhile..

so question...
how long will the primer hold up and and still be good to paint over if i decide later to paint it...???

btw it had some mad cancer spots! clear coat faded all over..

pics are soon to come...

09-01-2008, 02:17 PM
I'd like to see where you started.

Primer shouldn't stay on the car for a long time before you paint it. It might start flaking and having obvious adhesion issues, but it's not an enamel so there is a good possibility of the prime absorbing contaminates into itself. The only way to really get in and clean out primer that way would be turpentine and that defeats the purpose because it will take off the primer. If you're going DIY the whole way, just prime then paint.

If you want flat hot rod black, get a can of rustoleum satin or flat black. have at it with a firm foam roller. Paint sand repeat. Then when you're done give it a nice detail.

What color are you planning to paint it?

09-01-2008, 07:39 PM
What color are you planning to paint it?

no its my secret!!!!
any thing along the lines of a mid color blue..
ex.. royal sapphire pearl i had in mind..

09-01-2008, 08:09 PM
well these are bout 3 year old pics...
so its alot worse..
thought i had taken some..
but must of the drivers side was oxodized

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c82/thewhotaa/th_P1000511.jpg (http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c82/thewhotaa/P1000511.jpg)

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c82/thewhotaa/th_IMG_0447-1.jpg (http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c82/thewhotaa/IMG_0447-1.jpg)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c82/thewhotaa/th_IMG_0450.jpg (http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c82/thewhotaa/IMG_0450.jpg)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c82/thewhotaa/th_IMG_0446.jpg (http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c82/thewhotaa/IMG_0446.jpg)

09-02-2008, 07:29 PM
sum mo pics of progress...

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll162/celica_gtx/th_P1020622.jpg (http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll162/celica_gtx/P1020622.jpg)
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll162/celica_gtx/th_P1020661.jpg (http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll162/celica_gtx/P1020661.jpg)
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll162/celica_gtx/th_P1020659.jpg (http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll162/celica_gtx/P1020659.jpg)
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll162/celica_gtx/th_P1020658.jpg (http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll162/celica_gtx/P1020658.jpg)

09-02-2008, 09:05 PM
Sweet progress.. i wanna see how it comes out.

09-02-2008, 09:49 PM
What sanding process are going doing?

looks good, would like to start mind this next spring as well.

09-03-2008, 07:23 PM
What sanding process are going doing?

looks good, would like to start mind this next spring as well.

i have a DA sander..
had a mix of 120 and 150..
then went over with 220.
then wet sanded it with 2000..

then cleaned it off with laquer thinner...

and just my first coat on and ran outta paint just after we painted
off for more..

09-06-2008, 12:16 AM
her she is all primerd....
looks fairly good for my first try..

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll162/celica_gtx/th_P1020670-1.jpg (http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll162/celica_gtx/P1020670-1.jpg)
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll162/celica_gtx/th_P1020671.jpg (http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll162/celica_gtx/P1020671.jpg)
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll162/celica_gtx/th_P1020668.jpg (http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll162/celica_gtx/P1020668.jpg)
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll162/celica_gtx/th_P1020666.jpg (http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll162/celica_gtx/P1020666.jpg)

09-06-2008, 04:41 AM
Looks good, your drivers side hood vents are reversed though.

09-06-2008, 08:40 PM
Looks good, your drivers side hood vents are reversed though.

yea i know..
my intake sits just bout under it..
like to think it helps..