do it yourself paint job

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  1. rrl

    rrl New Member

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    i just got an estimate for a pain t job for my 90lx hatch and it was for 2500.i think i can do it myself but has anyone painted theirs?i need to know what kind of compressor,gravity gun,primer,sealer,clear etc.i think its all in the prep.i'll take my chances if i can buy everything i need for about 500-700.let me know how hard or how easy.i have the next 6 mos to do this so i'm able to take my time.
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    Is the quote for a dual stage paint? As far as buying a compressor, spray guns, paint materials, etc. It's not going to happen. There is a lot of stuff to buy. Filters, tape, paper, stirring sticks, etc, can get very expensive. Good quality primer, paint, and clear, can cost $800-1000, depending on what pigment is used.

    On the other hand, there could be other alternatives. Check to see if there is a local technical school, You may be able to get your car painted by students for free labor. I know of one that only makes you buy supplies, and the students have done great work over the years on nice cars. Check your area, and take a look at some of the completed work.
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    Does any one know of a good body shop in san Pedro CA that can do fiberglass as well
    Thanks
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    It sounds as if you need alot, including expierence. It could be after you are done you still will need a paint shop paint job, So 2500 + 1000= 3500.. Please don't take this as an insult. Just my opinion.
    Bob

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