View Full Version : how not to paint a bumper....

05-29-2009, 03:34 AM
please guys if u dont know what ur doing, dont say you do and screw people around. Ciento44 got eff'd on his bumper/fenders for his gt.... click the thumbnails and then the image again for a HUGE pic of whats going on...


05-29-2009, 03:53 AM
o no! Ben, pm me!

05-29-2009, 03:54 AM
Nasty. He would have almost been better off with a rattle can.

05-29-2009, 04:02 AM
Ben knew the guy couldn't paint for shit after the first time he had him do the stuff.
Ben tried to get the him to make right on it, but he is obviously inept at painting/prep.

Sorry things turned out like that Ben. Maybe you can buff out some of the orange-peel and fisheyes, but if the rest of that is anything to gauge by, I'd guess there isn't enough paint there to do that.

Sorry bud. :(

05-29-2009, 04:31 AM
shut ur mouth mario. you filty slut

05-29-2009, 04:56 AM
Wow thats nasty. Sorry about your luck I know how much a bad paintjob sucks

joe's gt
05-29-2009, 05:09 AM
For a "professional" paint job that looks horrible. Mainly because he didn't buff it out.

Honestly Ben, if you color sand starting with 1000 grit and moving to 1500-2000 grit and buff it out you could get it looking like the rest of the paint. You'd need rubbing compound and polishing compound as well as an electronic or pneumatic buffer.

That does look like a lot of orange peel, overspray, and also poor gun travel.

Shit, my own diy paint job came out better than that. I'd make him buff it out or find a way to get your money back or screw his business over.

05-29-2009, 07:12 AM
Wow... that sucks dude...

05-29-2009, 11:21 AM
And that's one of the reasons I'm taking my CF hood to a local paint shop that has a lifetime warranty on the work they do.

Ben, go stab the guy and Neal while you're at it!

05-29-2009, 05:48 PM
You can def make that look alittle better with some wetsanding and buffing. I would say that if you did it yourself and it turned out that way then it wouldnt be that bad but the fact that you paid someone and it turned out like that is not acceptable at all. Im not going to lie, I painted my car with a cheap ass $40 harbor freight paint gun in my garage and it turned out better than that.