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Old 07-01-2009   #1
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$44 paintjob = teh hAwtness.

First off, MAJOR props to Nick (SnakeEater900Supra). He helped me out SO much with this. His new compressor, and beaucoup expensive paint gun, and actually knowing what to do, made this whole process a thousand percent easier.


1 Gallon of John Deere Blitz Black paint: $31.xx
1 Quart of John Deere Blitz Black paint: $11.xx
(add in tax)
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$44.xx


I already had a quart of thinner, and several rolls of blue tape, and a few cans of primer.


We started by masking off almost all of the chrome, removing any extra trim, and, and masking the windows.


After that, I sanded the entire car with a random orbital sander and 220 grit paper.


We wiped down the whole car with alcohol, and a ton of rags, until it was free from any dust, and cleaned off.


Then, we rolled it into the garage, and started the madness. Mixed the paint 8:1 with thinner, filled up the hopper to the gun, and went to town. I had never painted before, so it was a learning process. Luckily, the learning curve on painting is fairly flat. I did all of the vertical panels, and Nick did the roof, hood, and trunk. Lesson learned: wear a respirator. We finished at 11pm last night, and all day today, I've been sneezing black boogers, and my lungs feel like I've smoked a carton of cigarettes.


Total time invested: 12 hours.


Here's the finished result:



















And the polar opposites, aka "Beauty and The Beast":

A new car, gloss white, that handles, brakes, and accelerates...
and an old car, flat black, that doesn't handle or brake, and just cruises...






I'm SOOOOO happy with how it came out. If you didn't know any better, you'd have NO idea, that I only spent $44 on paint. It self-leveled, and is one of the most durable paints you can buy.
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Old 07-01-2009   #2
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There is no way in hell that anyone can come in here and bash on this paint job that only cost 44 F'n dollars. Actually looks like it turned out really well. How do you think the flat paint will take to water spots etc., or just touching it with the grease on your finger tips?

All you need now is some black 22's!
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There is no way in hell that anyone can come in here and bash on this paint job that only cost 44 F'n dollars. Actually looks like it turned out really well. How do you think the flat paint will take to water spots etc., or just touching it with the grease on your finger tips?

All you need now is some black 22's!
The paint is what they use to coat the fender liners and roofs of cabs on John Deere tractors.


It's not like typical flat paints, that show everything. It's a LOT more durable, since the original intent for the paint is to be resistant to mud, gravel, poo, and agricultural chemicals.


When you see it in person, you'll see how smooth and level the paint is. It REALLY came out well. I couldn't believe it myself, that it was a garage paintjob, and was so cheap.

I'm gonna try to paint the steelies fire engine red tomorrow, and will hopefully have time to whitewall the tires, too.
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It's really coming together, and in a hurry, and on an insanely puny budget.

Well done.
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That thing looks even better in day light!
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seriously...PM me with a quote on a Ford Zx2. i have some body work to take care of first, but this fall or winter, i want you to do this to my car!
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looks great in the pictures, cant wait to see it in person to see how it turned out.
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seriously...PM me with a quote on a Ford Zx2. i have some body work to take care of first, but this fall or winter, i want you to do this to my car!
You have a garage to do it in?


My dad would have a coronary if I did ANOTHER car here. There may actually be bricks in the toilet.
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