painting the hood of my car

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Old 08-31-07, 09:48 AM
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painting the hood of my car

91 chevy corsica

All of these cars had some problems with the paint and primer.
So today i am trying to sand the hood down, which is taking long than i thounght.
This will sound like a dumb question.
Is there any thing that you guys know about sanding and painting that might help me, or speed things up
 
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Old 08-31-07, 10:11 AM
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It would be much easier to take the hood off the car and use automotive type stripper. Then prime and paint it off the car. I hope your not going to use spray cans for the finish.
 
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ditto on the spray cans

What are you sanding with?
 
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I was going to go cheap and use the spray can any way. i am using a wire brush that is connected to a drill. i Thought that this was a little faster but it did mess with the metal. i am using 400 grid wet/dry sand paper.
 
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Old 08-31-07, 03:22 PM
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OMG!

I would not recommend using a wire brush too strip auto paint. It will leave scratches in the metal that will not come out.

Get a orbital sander.

Sand out the top layers of paint with 100 grit then move up too 220 when you are down to primer.

Do not use spray paint. It will look like crap and probably have hundreds of run lines. Granted this is a old car, so any paint on it is probably a improvement.
 
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Old 08-31-07, 09:42 PM
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Man i hope everting comes out ok in the end. i did use the wire brush but i sanded it down. it came out smooth. I am glad that i only did this to the hood. I used the brush on 3/4 of the hood.

If it were a 1984-89 Trans Am that needed work, i would take it to a paint shop. My favorite car.
Will it still be noticed with white bec my car it white?
 
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What the others said about stripping. If you don't get off all the old finish, including the primer, you will likely have the same problem. The primer and top coat must be compatible, or the paint job will fail.
 
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Old 09-02-07, 10:12 AM
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You realize that the "new" paint job won't match the rest of the truck?
If its worth painting,then its worth doing it right.
I suggest taking it to a body and paint shop.
 
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Old 09-02-07, 10:22 AM
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I personally wouldn't even touch it, it's a 91 Corsica....

Paying $300-400+ to get the hood primed/sprayed is probably not worth it.
 
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Old 09-03-07, 01:13 PM
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lol yeah i beleave you. i am not going to touch the roof and the trunck after this. i finish the hood i just need to buy white paint with something that has more gloss in it.
 
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