Re: Paint Job?
Better save some money. Painting with good paint is not as cheap as you think it is. I figured when I painted my truck last weekend I would not spend much money. I have a buddy that sells paint, supplies, and body parts for a living and sells it all to me at cost. I spent 360 bucks on paint, reducer, primer, catalyst, hardner, tape, drop cloths, plastic sheeting for garage, sand paper, and other things. I already had the DA sanders and paint guns. I bought concept urethane paint which turned out awesome. I never realized how much was involved in painting a vehicle. I spent 110 bucks on rubbing compound, 1500 grit sand paper, polishing compound, polishing wheels, and a few other things just to polish it tommorrow. It's a lot of work. If you plan on having your buddy paint it that saves a ton of money but there is still a lot of work involved. Make sure you sand it smoother than a baby's [censored] otherwise every little inprefection will show through. Watch the corners when you sand too. It's very easy to flatten them out. I spent at least 20 hours sanding down my truck before I painted it with no body work needed at all.