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Old 04-03-2006, 04:03 PM
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Hey everyone, im getting ready to start working on painting my doors, this will be my first major painting project so i need a lil info. I do know some stuff about body work but im by no means a body man haha. So how should i go about starting this project? Here is what i have to work with. Sry for the water on it, it just started to rain.[:@]

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Old 04-03-2006, 04:09 PM
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There is a great book called How to paint Your car 101 from Amazon.com It has a whole crapload of info on body work, etc. etc. etc. Its like 15 bucks and its WELL worth it.
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Old 04-03-2006, 04:13 PM
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kool, i have a painting and body work book that i have looked at. but i was kinda wondering how everyone has done theres? take it down to metal? what grit paper did u use? what type of bondo/filler? where can you get appoxy primer in a spray can? things like that.
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:08 PM
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U wanna get all ur supplies from somewhere such as Painter's Supply. Or some other type of paint supply store that has automotive products. They will be able to recommend everything u need for this project. Just don't go somewhere like Murrays or Autozone.
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:35 PM
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Why not go to autozone? i dont have a spray gun and im not going to buy one right now.
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:39 PM
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You do not have to take it down to metal. If you want to you can but its not necessary. For filler, I have heard NOT to use anything by bondo. There is a filler called dynafill that I was recommended to use by a few people. Its not expensive at all and some autozones sell it but not all. For the grit paper you will probally not want to go any lower than 80grit and just work your way up in numbers.
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:41 PM
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well you cant really tell from the pics but the paint is cracked up bad so i think i need to go down to metal or close to it. is there a metal sealer i need to use?
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:44 PM
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Do you know if there is bondo under the paint where it is cracking? It might be the filler cracking underneath... if it is than you should take it down to the metal becuase you shouldnt put filler over filler. Also, I am not positive but I am pretty sure that when you take a door down to metal you should use appoxy primer to seal it.
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:48 PM
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yes i do think there is filler under the paint. do u know where i can get an appoxy primer in a spray can?
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:52 PM
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Any automotive paint shop will have it but besides that I couldnt really say besides Advanced Auto or Auto Zone.
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