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A $50 paint job

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  • #31
    Originally posted by TMM View Post
    just needs a wetsand and a good buff to get rid of the orange peel, should come up looking pretty good.
    Exactly what I was thinking!
    "power is nothing without control"


    • #32
      Looks good! Not bad for what you put into it.


      • #33
        Looks good for being done outside, but did you clear coat it or did you just paint it?


        • #34
          Years ago I bought an old Corolla wagon. Took it to my mates house and he said we should give it a new paint job. I didn't have much cash on me and he said it will only cost about $20. His method.

          1 litre of house paint
          2 foam rollers
          2 paint brushes

          Being that the car was cheap I didn't really care about the paint job. We thinned the paint a lot so it was very watery. used the paint brushes to slap it on. Then used the foam rollers to finish it. 1 litre of paint gave the car 3 coats. And it looked good.
          Tool Tips:

          Vacuum: Most people don't know that your vacuum has Gag mode. Instead of pushing harder on the head to get a deep clean. Flick the Gag mode switch located near the handle.

          Shifter: Like most things as tools get older they can get a little slack in them. Jamming something under the slot of the shifter can help you get a better grip of your nuts.

          Hammers: Grinde the tip on a regular basis to ensure you don't get rounded edges. This makes sure you don't slip off when nailing.