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Old 03-17-2011, 11:31 AM
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It is kind of a long shot but...since I dont have the right compressor/spray gun/skills but I do have my little garage, would someone be interested in coming over one day (or me going to you) and having a little painting party? I could supply food or drinks or pay you for your time. Probably not for a few weeks.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:36 AM
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Another cheap option is to get to a Sherwin Williams Auto paint supply, they can mix up your custom color into spray cans. They get cheaper as you buy more. Its a pretty nice quality automotive paint as well.

My guy in Boulder was VERY helpful when I painted my trailer a few years ago.

They have everything you need.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:51 PM
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Went to Painters Supply today. They were really helpful and I ended up picking up some sand paper and a block to start with.

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Old 03-18-2011, 02:49 PM
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Here's an idea I used - get a few scrap hoods at a local boneyard (sweet talk the guy and tell him you'll bring them back) and test paint on them. I would scuff and prep them as needed, but then shoot primer and paint at them and see what it takes to get runs and not get runs, to get orange peel, and no orange peel, etc. Painting junk body parts (or a pickup bed trailer) is a great way to get experience before you paint your baby, er, FJ40. hoods are best in that they offer the most painting surface area. They're bad in that they don't have complex curves like an FJ40.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:26 PM
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Isn't there a place in Denver where you can rent full size painting stalls? I remember driving past it years ago, but I don't remember where it was. Seems like it might have been in the Lakewood area.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:08 PM
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I should probably start a new thread but...most of the body has several layers of paint. To prep the rest of the body, would it be better to sand it and paint over the existing paint or strip it down to metal?
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