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Post Painting the car.
How have people got their cars painted?

What paint was used?

Anybody done a DIY job?


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July 26th, 2021, 6:54 pm
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Post Re: Painting the car.
Paint is such a beeatch. I used aerosol on mine, the colour match from Ecas is excellent for my Rouge. I made it look showroom, but it didn't last long.

I learnt a lot though. 2 pack is incomparably better. The weather is important. No damp in the air. Not too hot not too cold.

Personally I don't mind brush painting cars, if done well it can look nice. I heard theres a brush enamel they used to use, available to buy.


July 26th, 2021, 9:54 pm
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Bought 2 pack when painting bits of the van, hvlp gun, water/oil filter on compressor, panel wipes. Will do the Dyane myself probably next year when it's warm and dry in the tent, not 2 pack again though: at least you'll probably have the masks already ;) .


July 26th, 2021, 11:48 pm
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Thanks for feedback, found this https://youtu.be/idhGlBTPthg, will try with the boot lid first:)


July 30th, 2021, 2:36 pm
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I'm sick of the hassle, I've bought a butt load of stickers instead. I will apply them artfully and maybe lacquer over the top. Lol.


July 31st, 2021, 12:30 pm
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Can give it a wrap.


July 31st, 2021, 11:16 pm
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Post Re: Painting the car.
rob massey55 wrote:
Bought 2 pack when painting bits of the van, hvlp gun, water/oil filter on compressor, panel wipes. Will do the Dyane myself probably next year when it's warm and dry in the tent, not 2 pack again though


But are there any good and lasting single stage options available for a DIY spray gun job?

I did a car in 2 pack, turned out very good. But the health risk involved is just horrifying for a DIY situation.... Not sure I wanna do that again. But I want to paint more, if I find something a bit less insanely toxic.

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August 2nd, 2021, 10:50 pm
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I did one in in my wee garage in recent years ....used cellulose, Turned out not too bad :) Very forgiving....

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Also did a classic Fiat 500 in 2 pack, (with all the kit.......), I would'nt use it again


August 3rd, 2021, 1:30 pm
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I'm going to give cellulose a try, when that happy day comes and the welder is packed away ;) .


August 4th, 2021, 8:26 am
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Is doing two-pack with a brush less of a health risk than spraying?

I'm not considering it for a 2CV - the outside of a dinghy instead.

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