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Old 08-02-2007
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I'd like to do a lot of Touch up here and there. Mostly painting my own fiberglass.
But i have a questions though, if you still have most of your paint job intact. would you have to sand the entire area that needs fixing? Does Spray Paint stick to [Stock Paint, Fiberglass, Galvanized Metal]? Cause im thinking about painting my stuff on my own as well, but not sure of what extent i have to sand and prep. ....Oh one last thing, if i went to Lowes and had them match my Stock paint. and used that gallon of paint in a sprayer. would that work for painting the truck as well?
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nothing yet?
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you posted when a bunch of the members were alseep...give it time...i know nothing about painting so i cant answer ya...but welcome to RF fellow SoCaler...
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Lol. thanks.
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You will not get good results with lowes paint. If its a woods beater, go for it and pick up a sponge roller. To do it right you are going to need primer, base coat paint, and clear paint along with thinner for the primer, reducer for the paint, and activator for the clear. Depending on the color and the amount of work you need to do it can cost anywhere from a couple hundered up for paint supplies. If no dent is present just wet sand with 320-400 paint to remove the chip and then use some 600 to sand a large area around the spot, spray a small area of primer(small as necessary) then wet sand it with the 600. Spray the color to make sure you cover all the primer. then clear the whole area and buff....of course if there is body work thats an additional step. This is the short answer.... There are many other tricks and tips and if you plan on doing it you should get more details.
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Big help though. Thanks
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ok so ive done a lil searching and ive got more information. if anyone cares to add anything still.

Im actually painting my front fiberglass fenders. and im only repairing the dents in my bedside(Some Jerk backed into me when i was at a race track. didnt even see it.) i could take pictures of the dents so someone could give me advice on how to flatten it properly befor i start prepping for paint. and also i found an auto place. im thinking about having them match my current paint.
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