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1 of 4 painted

Post by Gtdhw » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:17 pm

This is the car that I started building this year (for our Father/Son race) before I found Derby Talk. My main goal with a car this year, was to see if I could make a set of fenders. I had decent luck with them, learned a lot, and think that they turned out pretty well. Right after getting the fenders fabbed up and fitted to the car, I found this place though (and learned right away that pine was NOT the prime choice for fender wood, lol), and after about a 3 day blitz on the search feature, I decided to try my hand at building another, next-level car for this year. This one turned into kind-of an extra car, and I wasn't going to finish it, but decided to go ahead and do it. I have a set of red wheels that are going on it. Hopefully we will get the other three cars painted this weekend.


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Re: 1 of 4 painted

Post by Nelvis » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:33 pm

Wow! :O Do you paint cars for a living? That paint job is amazing. Really puts my rattle-can painters tape stencils to shame. :paperbag:



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Re: 1 of 4 painted

Post by Scrollsawer » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:48 pm

I have to agree. The build is really solid, and the paint job looks professional. Great work!


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Re: 1 of 4 painted

Post by Loder66 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:12 am

Wow that looks great. That is showroom quality!


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Re: 1 of 4 painted

Post by Gtdhw » Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:54 am

Thanks fellas!

No, not a painter, millwright by trade. I taught myself and have painted a few cars of my own though. I just didn't like the way the model/spray-can clear dried on our first two years of cars, so in our 3rd year (two years ago), I decided to try & see if I could get better results with auto bc/cc. The last two years paint jobs, were a little more involved (multiple stages/colors of base coat), but since I didn't have any gold laying around, I settled for a single color this year. Kind of a less-is-more type thing, with the transfers that I had to work with.


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Re: 1 of 4 painted

Post by whodathunkit » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:36 pm

Gtdhw,

Very nice paint job.. Hope you'll be running this good looking car on oil lubes. :thumbup:
You know how the graphite is a killer on the white painted cars.

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Re: 1 of 4 painted

Post by Gtdhw » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:32 am

whodathunkit wrote:Gtdhw,

Very nice paint job.. Hope you'll be running this good looking car on oil lubes. :thumbup:
You know how the graphite is a killer on the white painted cars.

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Thanks!

Never used oil, so it'll be graphite. I know, I know, white is the worst color for graphite, but hoping the fenders will keep most of it contained to fender wells and off of the body. I painted a car a couple of years back, that had white on the rear sides. It faired pretty well, so I thought wth, lol. The graphite that did get on the car, ended up looking like road dirt from a long road race, so I was ok with it.

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Re: 1 of 4 painted

Post by whodathunkit » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:11 pm

Gtdhw,
Are you painting with a paint gun or an air brush?
And when you say bc/cc
That's base coat/clear coat right?

Man you sure know how to make the paint shine.

I can't speak for the rest of us here on DT.
But if you were to do a painting how to
Topic.. I'd chime in.

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Re: 1 of 4 painted

Post by Gtdhw » Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:20 pm

Painting with a full size, 20 year old Matco gravity fed gun, that I've used to paint every car (big or small) that I've ever painted, lol. I know it's not the "right" way, but I've never even held an airbrush. I just "tune" the gun down to acceptable/usable settings on these little things. I do plan on learning how to use one at some point, but I have zero artistic ability, which is their main purpose, so it's remained on the back burner...for 20 years, lol.

Yes, bc/cc = base coat/clear coat, and I do nothing to the paint on the pwd cars to make them any shinier. They are straight-from-the-gun, shiny. I have thought about wet sanding & buffing one before, but haven't pulled the trigger on one yet. I just use whatever leftover colors are in the cabinet, and have never bought paint specifically for pwd cars. (I pretty much have had black, red, blue, yellow, & white to choose from over the last four years, lol)

If there is interest, I'd gladly write up an article for this place! I would see it as the very minimum that I could do, seeing as how DT has provided with me with more usable info than I ever could've imagined. It's very easy to do (just as easy as spray paint, just a little more time consuming).


(Edited to add: The Darth Vader car had me salavatating. I would love the chance to be able to paint a pwd car like that (built with such craftsmanship) someday)


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Re: 1 of 4 painted

Post by iflytii » Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:31 pm

Wow! Those look fantastic!!!



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