Frame Painting after stretch and rake!

iowabagger

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What are you guys using for painting the frame after you have raked and stretched it?

Gonna tackle mine this weekend.

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Bill

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I had Crazy Beavers Customs paint mine.

Mold, primer, black, clear...

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yardsale

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The etching primer is sticking really well but I used a gloss black epoxy enamel from a spray can to finish and I can already tell I'm going to have problems. Not sure what I did wrong. Hopefully somebody will chime-in on a simple way to get it right from a spray can.
 

Crazy Beaver

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I have heard of people using spray cans to paint parts before and even seen some come out good, but you can go down to a cheap tool store like harbor freight and buy a cheap paint gun for $15 (good for a couple uses then its trash) if you have a decent size compressor, if you dont feel comfortable with spraying base and clear you could get some single stage black paint and spray it. First you would have to sand off the paint you already sprayed. Then follow the mixing directions and spray on top of your etching primer. It isnt the best way to do it but it should work better than a spray can. Also make sure your not sanding your primer too smooth, this will cause the paint to not stick. You should be using about a 500 grit paper on your primer. Or you could always take it down to a paint shop and they should spray it pretty cheap if you have the body work done already.
 

QuikHD

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We painted mine Saturday night. Followed the directions to the t. Mixed it exactly according to MFG specs. 8 parts paint, 4 parts hardner, 1 part reducer. 48 hours later and it never cured! It is still tacky! We used a single stage black, sprayed it with an air brush and it didn't cure. Gonna strip it down today and have my painter come over and shoot it with black and clear.


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Crazy Beaver

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What temperature did you spray it in? Most paints are made to be sprayed in a 70 degree environment. You can use faster reducers and hardeners to help with this but if it is really cold it will take longer to cure, that could be an issue depending where you are painting it at.
 

QuikHD

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This was painted by my buddy (not a professional) who talked me into letting him "try" his skills again. The last car he painted was 5 years ago.

We painted it in my shop, it was about 67-70. It was a Martin Seinor single stage black with medium hardner in it.

Mark, my painter stopped by and scratched his head....He isnt sure what happend. I got the supplies at Napa, wonder if something was old or mis marked.

The really dumb thing about all this is that my painter and I are going to be working on complete builds together and he would have done this for me for next to nothing. Guess thats what I get for having friends who are bored and a fridge full of beer!
 

InMotionJosh

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This was painted by my buddy (not a professional) who talked me into letting him "try" his skills again. The last car he painted was 5 years ago.

We painted it in my shop, it was about 67-70. It was a Martin Seinor single stage black with medium hardner in it.

Mark, my painter stopped by and scratched his head....He isnt sure what happend. I got the supplies at Napa, wonder if something was old or mis marked.

The really dumb thing about all this is that my painter and I are going to be working on complete builds together and he would have done this for me for next to nothing. Guess thats what I get for having friends who are bored and a fridge full of beer!
Maybe you used beer instead of hardener?
 

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