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Ok guys and gals I bet your surpised to see me a all show guy in a looks to kill forum!<img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0> But, I wanna eventually be lookin good too soo I want some advice here, I know how to do body work, but I need some advice on sanding. Im planning to get some 16 inch black light weight racing wheels, Racing harts or volk, something black all black. Im also painting my car flat black, I think it will look good and give it a racing style look, gloss black is to OG and everyone has it, so I gotta be different, I need sand paper, what kind should I get, and what do I need to take off when I sand the car down, Front bumper, rear, skirts, whatever, I need to know how much flat black paint will cost and how hard it is to paint a car. What steps I need to take and so on, Im also planning to black out my head and tail lights, This car is a TRACK ONLY vehicle so tell me whatever to get me started. Thanks so much! I wanna look good and be fast at the same time eventually.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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you ain't gonna spray paint your car are you???<img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0>


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lol.


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Haha, cmon guys I need information, and yes Im doing to paint the car myself!


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No offense... but I'm not touching this one. 2klo should be all over it in a matter of hours.




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Alex, don't you dare do it. It will come out like **** if you do it yourself. You ll have runs in the paint, airborne contaminants will get stuck in it and it will NEVER EVER look as good as a factory job. It won't have the shine never mind the feel of the paint that it has now. Painting a car takes a lot of prep work in sanding it, then priming it, then painting the base coat and then a clear coat. Unless you have the type of equipment 2klosho has and have been trained in doing it, leave it be.

This isn't my field of expertise. I know how to take care of the paint and keep it looking good. This is 2klosho department. Out of everyone here, he knows best.
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if you have no experience in painting Lantra, dont do it, let someone else do it, and also what color is your car now??? and if you are gonna do it, prolly best bet would be taking off as much as possible, like window molding, mirrors, belt molding, etc. And on the topic of your car color now, if it is not already black you will have to take off almost everything trunk lid, hood, doors, ect. to paint the insides of the them before you paint the outside of um. Also painting the engine bay is a paint in the ass...so i recomend letting someone else do it...


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Understood, Your right guys, I haven't had any exp in doing it myself, I know how to sand and do body work about thats just about it, Jay you brought up something about airboune stuff, That reminds me, some dude with a older jaggy tryed to paint his car right accross the street from me, he had proper equipment but he wasent in a garge or anything, and he wondered why is paint didnt look good, I wondered too. BTW my car is the 2nd generation forest green, I'll probably just paint the outside of the car, I mean I don't really care about the inside all that much since the interior is stripped to the bone and my engine compartment is so bare it looks like you could slap a v6 in it, I know someone who can save me a few or should I saw quite a few hundred dollars on repainting, I know how to sand and get the little dings outta my car, and I was hoping I could paint it too tell i remembered what that guy did to his car. Thanks for the information guys, yeah it might be joshes department but that still helped me a bundle! <img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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go find a macco type place if that is definetely what you desire, they can do it as cheap as you can, and it would last for a couple more months, and look like it has a little fewer drips and **** in the paint <img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0>


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Bondo, sand, prime, sand, paint, sand, clear, buff. I've seen guys paint at home with terrifc results! I say you do it! Get your car inside, wet the foor as to not disturb any dust particles. Since your going for the non-gloss look, You could probably paint out of a can. But you'll need ALOT of paint and sandpaper. Wait... you wouldn't even have to clear coat it to get a flat finish<img src=/images/forums/snitz/uhh.gif width=15 height=15 border=0> How about a satin look?! Go down to your automotive paint store and ask.


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drop an e-mail or PM to 2000Lo&Show. He does auto painting and body work. He should be able to give you good tips. Also check your local large bookstore, pick up a book or two on custome painting and custom body work.


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