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« on: March 12, 2004, 04:19:47 AM »
And I finally gathered up everything I needed.

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2004, 05:36:13 AM »
Cool! You did it. How did it turn out. Can I have you do mine, when I get it?  :)
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2004, 10:25:36 AM »
Hooka chamber?  Or is it a paint booth at home?  The latter is my guess but the former sounds like more fun!

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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2004, 11:00:08 AM »
I need to do my tails and rear bumper! WooHoo! Winton's paint shop is open! I need a quote :P
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2004, 12:27:51 PM »
Well, I go tthe first three coats on the spoiler.  The HVLP sprayer works really well.  I took a lot of pictures and plan to do a writeup for CB5 and our site as well.

I will be open for painting as soon as I make sure I know how it will turn out!
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2004, 01:29:52 PM »
Saweet!

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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2004, 01:55:54 PM »
Dub - That is FREAKING AWESOME.  Put me on the list, I need to do my lowers :!:
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2004, 02:30:25 PM »
Me too, but not until I buy my car in June.  Can you wait until then?
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2004, 02:34:51 PM »
June is good for me.

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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2004, 07:05:47 PM »
Damn Dub, I thought maybe you were painting a nursery or something. Hahahaha. You better hop on that btw!
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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2004, 03:38:07 AM »
i want to color-match paint the centers of my brocks and polish the lips, are you down?
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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2004, 04:13:11 AM »
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Hooka chamber?  Or is it a paint booth at home?  The latter is my guess but the former sounds like more fun!


LOL!  Jen thinks I am trying to reproduce the movie ET when I am in their with "the suit"...

Either that or she is on the hookah!

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Mike, we could do that.  Get some Paint from www.paintscratch.com
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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2004, 02:10:10 PM »
Thiiiiss iiisss aaawwweesssooommmeee!
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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2004, 06:18:41 PM »
well Winston, after you saw what a mess my rear spoiler has turned into, you know I need some help. I'd really like to get that stupid thing on sometime this year. I've only had it since November and I have spent more on paint than I did for the dumb spoiler itself!  :x  :cry: Any suggestions would be much appriciated.
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2004, 06:22:26 PM »
well Chas if you want to bring it over sometime after work or on a weekend morning, we can set up the booth and put some of your spray paint into my gun to see if that helps any...

Also, when we talked about this before, did I ask you if you primed it?
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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2004, 06:40:01 PM »
Yeah, I primed it. But that is the cause of the issues I am having, I think. Now that I have looked around in my garage and through my painting supplies I noticed that I had two cans of sandable primer in the garage. One almost empty and one half full. The half full can is what I have been using. And I think there is a issue between that can and the paint. The primer I used in the past is different from the newer stuff. So I think I will wait a little longer for a really nice, wind free day and then try again. Of course with a new can of primer.

BTW, what name brand primer did you use? And where did you get the paint you are spraying?
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« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2004, 06:46:04 PM »
Chas, I didn't prime my spoiler again, since when I sanded it down, I sanded down to the original primer and just painted over it again.

I ordered the paint from www.paintscratch.com  They are good folks and they have a very informative site with good details on painting.
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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2004, 10:52:42 PM »
Thanks man, I'll check that site out. Any info at this point is all good.  :?  :cry:
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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2004, 11:01:44 PM »
OK, I did check out that site and they did have the color for my car. It's kinda pricey though. They wanted $29.50 for a 12.5 oz can, plus another $9 for the clearcoat. Plus shipping costs. VW gets $22 for a smaller can but that includes the clearcoat as well. And I already have one can of the stuff. I just don't know what I'm going to do at this point. Maybe I'll look at a local automotive paint shop and see what they can do for me.  :cry:  :?  :roll:
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« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2004, 12:04:53 PM »
Chas, I got the 16 oz. basecoat (1 Pint).  It costed me $80, but I only used about an 1/8th of it for my spoiler, so I figure it should last me througn most paint projects, unless I do something big (like the whole car, which is not likely).

The spray cans probably do not paint as well either and use more paint in the process.  If you got the 2 oz. basecoat bottle, it should be enough.
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« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2004, 02:48:34 PM »
So I have been working on the finish and although I am still not satisfied with the sheen, it is getting better the more I do to it.  

Here are the rest of my pictures.  Once I get it nice and shiny, I will complete my writeup on this procedure.
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« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2004, 04:14:23 PM »
Hey Winston, I ordered a 2 oz bottle of the basecoat, clearcoat and primer from Paintscratch.com. So, do you think we can get together sometime and have a painting party? I'm really tired of trying to do this Zendar rear spoiler myself and need some help. I'm going to strip it all down (again  :mad: ) and maybe you can help me out.

Let me know!  :-D
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« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2004, 04:21:17 PM »
Sure Chas, maybe one night next week.  It should only take us a couple of hours to get all of the base coats on.  Then you can bring it back another night for the clearcoats.  

You will want to wet sand with 1000 grit in between and maybe do some rubbing compound and tack cloth.  I'm still figuring out the process my self...
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« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2004, 05:07:51 PM »
Wow, you guys are actually really PAINTING?!?!?!??!?!?!?

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« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2004, 06:23:59 PM »
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Sure Chas, maybe one night next week.  It should only take us a couple of hours to get all of the base coats on.  Then you can bring it back another night for the clearcoats.  

You will want to wet sand with 1000 grit in between and maybe do some rubbing compound and tack cloth.  I'm still figuring out the process my self...


I'll get started on sanding down the shit paint right now. I'll probably take it down to the first layers of primer that I originally put on way back in January.   :-(  :mad:  I guess the paint will be here later this week, maybe. Not real sure of that though. We'll see.

Yeah Rusty, Winston is the painting guy here in this group. He has been doing tail lights for a while now. I'm sure he could do an even better job now that he has a real paint gun and his own booth.  :onfire:
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« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2004, 06:55:09 PM »
I'm still trying to perfect my process.  Painting is a lot harder than it looks!
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« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2004, 08:41:03 PM »
Winston, your my HERO  :lol:

I just got the Votex Passat spoiler, it's made out of a hard FOAM  8O  If I had paid more than $25.00 for this I would have screamed (Karolyn was going to kill me because I went over my $20 limit  :?

After I get my CFI, would you mind helping me with it?

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« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2004, 08:45:36 PM »
Holy crap!  David!  Where have you been buddy?  Guess what!  I only live about 2 miles from you.  I'm right by Tony's foods on Dry Creek now.

I'd be glad to help you out.   Let me know when you are going to be around and say "Hi to Karolyn and the little one for me!
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« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2004, 09:01:44 PM »
I'm a STAY AT HOME DAD  8O

Getting my CFI has been a lot harder then anticipated.  Not as hard as being a DAD  :lol: I hope I will be done in the next month or two  :D

I will try harder to keep in touch from now on,

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« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2004, 09:24:21 PM »
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BTW, Does anyone know where I can find a Marvin the Martian Avatar? Search is a good thing  :oops:


David, how about this one?