>>14217908 >best looking Get a professional to do it
>fastest way Get a professional to do it
>cheapest Get a professional to do it
If you have to do it yourself, only go as far as the pre corrosion material stage then let the shop handle the rest. If you don't have the knowledge of how to paint a vehicle, you will fuck it up and it will look like shit.
>>14217971 If you have an air compressor, grab a $30 paint gun. It will work like shit, but will at least get something close to a uniform spray. Also can teach you some of the basics of maintaining proper distance, and keeping an overlap.
>>14217982 feather the trigger to stop paint flow but never stop the air flow, maintain a perpendicular attitude towards the panel by rotating your wrist, if you lay it on too thick it runs if you lay it on too this it orange peels if youre prep isnt spot on youll get shit adhesion and fisheye. quick and dirty? harbor freight hvlp,compressor and some single stage paint like imron. rattle can will have a blotchy look from some angles no matter how careful you are and how much you color sand.
>>14217995 If your car is only worth $300, I would concentrate my time and effort more into saving money for a step up than cosmetics. If there is series damage to the body that is causes you concern for your and the cars safety than there is very little you are going to be doing at home unless you knows how to run a bead and keep thin metal from warping under intense heat.
>>14217908 I would go with wrapping your car... Its about 1500bucks and the overall quality is superb! Of course it isn't as good as a professional paintjob... But it's close. And a professional paintjob will probably send you back to a 5 to 6000 bucks (at least here in Belgium)
>>14218109 1. The worth is no longer $300 2. You're the moron attempting to take a near worthless Corolla and make it look like something other than the shitwagon it is. I'm not telling you to dump your car lol poorfag. I'm telling you cosmetic repair should be your last concern.
>>14218133 What should be my concern? >he thinks I'm poor Nigga I have 3 cars and a truck. Own a home and have a fairly nice shop. Please tell me oh master. How should I live my life? Since apparently messing around with a corolla automatically makes me a poorfag.
>>14218154 I don't care if you are swimming in money or live in a barrel. Trying to fix the cosmetics of a car worth less than $1000 is foolish. Go ahead and take cans of Rust-Oleum to your car if you really want. It's just my opinion that you're wasting your time. What you want to do with that opinion is up to you.
>>14218190 It isn't minor rust if the car falling apart is a concern.
If you care about the car enough to not see it end up falling to pieces than you can spend more than $20 fixing the damage. You already stated you spent $500 fixing the car up. Would an extra $100-$150 to clean it up semi-properly really be that bad?
>>14218224 Who said there was concern of the car falling apart? Why are you guys trying so hard to make me spend so much money on a shitbox? It's a fuck around car. No one cares about the quality of the paint.
>>14218226 would using a fine sandpaper and some polishing fix the grainy look? >>14218242 Unfortunately I'm not from the US, but it looks like a nice DIY project which I'll surely hate during the process, are there any internationally recognizable paint sold around the world?
>>14218502 But the question was fastest, cheapest, and best, not whether it is possible to do it yourself. Took me about 3 semesters of classes before I could really do a professional job start to finish, each of those classes being maybe ~80 hours of total work. I know a lot of people on 4chan have this idea that their own time is worthless, but personally I value my time a lot, so monetarily it wasn't worth it at all, I only took the initiative to learn because I want to and enjoy doing it. Doing it himself obviously isn't the best route for OP, there's no way you are going to lay down a good job without a ton of practice. Here's the fine work of some midway through first semester students
>>14217908 As far as cheap for semi-educational purposes and if it turns out looking alright that's just so much gravy? Had good luck with cutting cans of rustoleum and running them through these 20 dollar guns that are effectively one use. Pic related, more time spent with high grit sanding would have been time well spent because you get about a foot from the car and the sanding scratches stuck out a bit.
>>14218502 >Bodyshop people were born with the ability to paint perfect from day one and never had to learn It took me 2 years of training from a man who'd spent almost 50 years in the industry before my body skills were at the minimum for employment.
I'm not discouraging people from learning, but doing so on your own car is incredibly risky, without proper guidance you will develop horrible traits, and depending on the quality of the outcome you expect you may find that you just wasted a huge amount of your time and money and still need to take it to a professional.
If you want to learn autobody, find panels from scrap yards and practice on fixing those while double checking everything you do with an experienced bodyman online. Practice hammer and dolly, learn various sanding grit purposes, how to estimate a vehicle, how to apply body filler, what a proper feather edge is, how to properly mix primers and paint, distance, speed, and overlap when painting, etc.
Just like working on the mechanics of your car there are things you can do on your own vehicle as a beginner, and other things that are far too much a risk to try doing without experience.
>>14219790 >>14219790 My first complete respray was my Miata and it came out pretty good. Used high solids clear and I barely got any dirt. Prior to doing it I watched a shit ton of Youtube videos from professionals. Before that I barely handled a gun but I knew what I was doing from videos alone. You can definitely get good results even if inexperienced as long as you do a little bit of research and read the material data sheet. I don't want to shit on painters but painting is easy as shit if it's just panel painting. Blending, mixing paint and matching orange peel is what makes painting hard. Swinging the gun is ez mode just pretend you're a robot beep boop
>>14218502 We only have a limited time on this earth, with the way the economy works we each specialize in different skills. So you see I go to work and then I use my money to hire a painter rather than me learning to paint when I only want to paint one car. Unless your time has no value, which you are posting on /o/ telling someone to learn to be a professional painter, I'm going to assume that is the case for you.
I'd love to get all the dents out of my car and a full repaint to the original Milano Red. Previous owner did a horrible job repainting but it is better than the faded pink original paint. The front end is a completely different shade of red though and it drives me nuts.
May save up for that when I get everything else good.
Watch some videos, do unimportant panels (like under the hood, or use some test pieces) until you get the hang of swinging the spray gun. My paint was some 100 dollar or so stuff with clear coat as part of it. All together (with paint, hardener, sand paper etc etc) was about 500 bucks.
And if you want it to be glossy and not look like rattle can shit, DO IT INSIDE. I sprayed my car outdoors because I didn't have enough room in the garage (or ventilation). The only parts of the car that didn't turn out glossy, smooth and near perfect were those that ended up getting hit with direct sunlight. They were matted and didn't come shiny. (probably could have been fixed with a lot of buffing but this was a 2000 Chrysler cirrus... Nobody cares). Also bugs and shit.
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.
This is a 4chan archive - all of the shown content originated from that site. This means that 4Archive shows their content, archived. If you need information for a Poster - contact them.
If a post contains personal/copyrighted/illegal content, then use the post's [Report] link! If a post is not removed within 24h contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the post's information.