Helping a friend with a car "repair" on the missing ClearCoat . . . Non Mopar (sorry)

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  1. conv67bdere

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    So I hooked a friend of mine with a 2002 Honda Accord, that didn't need it anymore, with another friend that has a son just about to get his driver's license . . .

    This is the car as it was sold/purchased . . . a week ago . . .

    The top of the car has primer showing through . . .

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    So I started with the hood . . . took it down to primer, shot the base coat, and then the clear - yes, in my backyard . . . everything looked great . . .
    until I came back 10 minutes later and saw all the bugs in the paint ! ! ! ARGH . . .

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    So on to plan B . . . set up a paint booth . . . in my carport . . . put plastic up . . .

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    Made a run down to the local "Tear-A-Part" (usually called Pull-a-part - but my name better describes what goes on down there) . . . found a cool spoiler . . .

    You can see how bad the trunk is and the top has no clear coat, that's all base coat . . .

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    Hood repaint 2.0 . . . and spoiler repaint too . . .

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    Back to "Tear-a-part" and I find a reap bumper cover, that was in really good shape, and when I started to remove it, it didn't even dawn on me that it was the SAME COLOR . . . and I got him a set of front headlamps, the passenger side leaked . . .

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    Base coat shot on the top . . . and trunk . . .

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    The finished product - when my painting was completed (including my typical couple of runs in the clear coat) . . .

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    Titus was, of course, out inspecting my work . . . I think he agrees it's better . . .

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    Then I get this from my friend, after he and his son buffed and waxed the old paint ( he knows NOT to touch the new stuff, but it still has a good shine on it )

    What a difference . . .

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    Can't wait till he sands, and buffs out my runs . . . LOL
     
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    • barbee6043

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      I get bugs in my paint. I just give them a couple of weeks and they just rot away. We have organic bugs here in Tx.
       
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        Ive had Flys in some of the paintwork Ive done. Doing there death swim. I got a little vaccuum that sucks those little things out of the paint. There legs sometimes stay.
         
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        • eldubb440

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          hate the car...........love the dog!
           
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            So what do you really think about the car:rofl::rofl: Good job helping a kid out now you just got to get him hooked on hot rods........
             
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              looks real good

              i need to do my truck

              whats the equipment setup you use and where do you source the paint?


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              • conv67bdere

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                Got a local auto paint supply store - they did a color match and mix . . . it's really good - the kid's dad is really happy with it ! !

                ( even with the bugs and runs . . . LMAO )

                I charge "extra" to show you how to run the clearcoat . . .
                 
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                  Was there signs of it being painted before or just sun baked?
                   
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                  • conv67bdere

                    conv67bdere Super Moderator Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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                    Just sun baked in the South . . .
                     
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                      That looks terrific and more practice before the Vert gets painted.
                       
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                      • conv67bdere

                        conv67bdere Super Moderator Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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                        Exactly . . . Part if the reason for doing the job was the experience gained in the process . . .
                         
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                        • kiwigtx

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                          Nice work.....but you're getting side-tracked from the new workshop. :D
                           
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                            Look's like new. Like the spoiler gave it that pop it needed.
                             
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                            • conv67bdere

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                              Interesting twist on the spoiler . . .

                              Bought it at Tear-a-part and was ready to add it to the trunk. The dad asked his son if he wanted it and responded no.

                              I added it anyways . . . And the kid likes it . . .
                               
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                              :thumbsup: figured he would after seeing it. Grate job.
                               
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