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Old 11th July 2008, 00:10   #1
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Ok Guys, It is high time we had this thread so I am kicking it off.

Please Follow this Pattern.

Title: What You did.
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2) How
3) Money Involved
4) Time Involved

Please ensure you put pictures.

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Old 11th July 2008, 00:18   #2
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Cyrus, aren't we having a whole sub-forum dedicated to D.I.Y?
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Old 11th July 2008, 01:09   #3
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Default Do It Yourself Paintjobs.

Ok Guys. I am Kicking it off.

Alot of people would love to have a car with a BLACK HOOD.

So here is how you do it.

STEP 1
  • Select the area that you would like to paint. In this case, We will consider the Hood.
  • The most important thing that has to be considered is that the area that is to be painted should not be dirty or should not be damp.
  • Make sure that all Bird Droppings have been removed.
  • Make sure that there are no stickers on the application surface.
  • Take some Petrol in a bottle.
  • Take a cloth and dip it in the petrol.
  • Clean the area with the petrol soaked cloth.
  • After the whole area is properly cleaned, CLEAN IT AGAIN!
  • Now soak ANOTHER cloth in water and clean the smae surface.
  • The Water soaked cloth should just be damp and not dipping with water.
  • Clean the Surface vigoursly.
  • Clean the entire area with newspaper.
  • Do Not Clean with a cloth as it will leave strains.
  • After you are done cleaning the surface, wait for a while.
Now we get to the part of actual application.
  • Buy some masking tape from a local hardware store.
  • Tape out the section you dont want the paint to be on and then put at least two layers of newspaper on it.
  • Remember, If you get paint on unwanted sections, it will be difficult to remove it.
  • Take a can of Spray Paint.
  • Shake it vigourously.
  • Try applying it on a wall/paper. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES PAINT ON THE SURFACE YOU HAVE SELECTED.
  • Now you are ready to paint. Remember, never directly spray on the surface.
  • Always start from outside the Selected surface and make your way to the selected surface. Move your hand in a flowing movement from Left to Right and Back.
  • NEVER RESPRAY IN SUCESSION.
  • Make sure the area has been properly covered with paint.
  • Remember to give a second coat.
  • Wait for atleast 10-15 minuites before you unmask the area.
Here is what i did to my car.

I started with this.
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First, i Painted my hood Matt Black.
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Then I proceded to paint a part of the front side fenders.
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Recently, I painted a Part of Rim to give it a chrome lip look.
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TIME SPENT:
Hood-About an hour
Fenders-Around half an hour
Rim Lips- Five hours.


COST:

The Matt Black Can costs 200/- and the chrome/alluminium Can is around 275/-

These are the cans.
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I found COM-PAINT has better products than those Chinese spray paints.
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hey this is pretty good.though there is no chrome paint available in my city.
how well does the chrome paint last.i mean does it come off on slight rubbing.or is it as good as the regular paints.
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I found COM-PAINT has better products than those Chinese spray paints.
Bosny is not a chinese brand, It is a well known U.K. brand. The paints are manufactured in india by R.J. London Chemicals India Limited.

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hey this is pretty good.though there is no chrome paint available in my city.
how well does the chrome paint last.i mean does it come off on slight rubbing.or is it as good as the regular paints.
As long as you as you let it dry for at least 15 minuites after application, it will not come off.
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Bosny is a good product. Have used it myself to paint my brake drums as well as calipers.
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This looks good Cyrus

Btw wouldnt putting Vinyl Strips for hood be better if you later wish to revert to your old color?
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This looks good Cyrus

Btw wouldnt putting Vinyl Strips for hood be better if you later wish to revert to your old color?
Not really, The vinyl paper can peel very easily or it can tear. The piant can be touched up very very easily. Also, if you just take a sand paper that is used for final finishing and water sand it, the paint comes off easily. So you can always change the color.
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Hey Cyrus - You make it look really easy. Just one question. In the first snap, does'nt the paint look patchy on the hood. Perhaps its the reflection, but it appears as if the paint has not been uniformly applied all over the hood. Also, looks like you first painted only the hood, and then later on the sides. Personally prefer the original snap, but I guess its a matter of choice. Thanks again for starting this thread. Hope to learn much more from everyone here.
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That Patcchiness happens when the paint is freshly applied. Once it dries, It is A smooth Finish! This is what I did today. But this time, It was sprayed through a compressor powered Spray Mechanism.

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good job cyrus nice DIY. well i was just thinking how would painting the nuts the same nickel color make it look?

i have the thought for some time now i wanted to do this to my car too. hope i achieve it soon too!

one last thing any pointers to where i can get my hands on these spray paint cans in Hyderabad?
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Bosny is not a chinese brand, It is a well known U.K. brand. The paints are manufactured in india by R.J. London Chemicals India Limited.
Sorry last week when i was looking for paint i came across simillr thing in JC road (about 150Rs)but not sure about name.It was cheap china make and the container was looking similar to the one in the pic.
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