Ya did mine in the garage. It’s definitely not ideal... you’ll get lots of overspray all over and cover your garage in it. Best on a nice day so you can keep the door open and hopefully it’s not too windy. If I was doing it again and doing my entire car vs just front... I’d spend one day prepping... take off hood, roof, fender flares, doors, tape and mask it and a second day painting... (I’ve seen quite a few people not remove pieces and just mask the car as is)Also, did y’all do it inside a garage? I’m wondering because I know it probably can’t be done in one day.
Did you remove the hinges and paint separately?If you want original color (easier), get the code from your build and you can get go to touchupdirect.com to order your original color in various forms from spot brushing all the way up, with the clear. I repainted my door this way with rattle cans and YT vids and it came out fine, several coats each of color and clear with wet sanding in between. Depends on how showroom or not you want it. Here is how mine turned out and I'm happy with, two big scratches gone.View attachment 195854
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No didn't remove anything, but I taped off everything I didn't want painted. I used body lines to disguise the new paint areas and as you can see it's not perfect, can't really match 20 year old paint but it's close enough for me. Like Boogieman says, I didn't want a 750$ paint job, more like 100$ or less. It actually looks better than the pics show, pretty happy with it.Did you remove the hinges and paint separately?
around 1979 give or take, I hada buddy built a Willys mb3. V8 auto and so on. When he got to paint, he decided expensive shop job just be getting pinstriped on the trail. He bought light brown primer, reddish primer and a flat black primer paints. WE brushed it on first the light brown then big random shaped spots of the other colors to simulate Israeli Desert Camo. Well known at the time.
Temperature and wind is a big problem when spraying a vehicle with rattle cans you may get "Orange peel" effect or dust/lint settlement also splatters if you run the can close to empty plus runs if you spray too close. many novice painters who rattle can a single or part of a panel are usually very disappointed in finish.Also, did y’all do it inside a garage? I’m wondering because I know it probably can’t be done in one day.
I finally found some great looking half doors in my area that weren't an arm + leg. Problem is, they are black---I'm considering painting them Patriot Blue to match. Thanks to everyone for all the info/tips. Question though---if existing black/clear is in pretty good shape, do I need to sand down and use primer before adding first blue coat? Or just start with a wet sand of existing clear and then roll with the blue base coat + clear?