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dpd069
07-19-2008, 09:13 PM
http://members.cox.net/dandooley11/ebay%20021.jpg
Single stage LIMCO Frost White

Another shot

http://members.cox.net/dandooley11/ebay%20022.jpg

Another shot

http://members.cox.net/dandooley11/ebay%20023.jpg

Still more - trying to build posts so I can sell some stufhttp://members.cox.net/dandooley11/ebay%20024.jpg

Other side in panorama no less

http://members.cox.net/dandooley11/ebay%20025.jpg

ICD
07-19-2008, 09:16 PM
You got any before and after pic

Dirtbikeraz125
07-19-2008, 09:18 PM
before shots?

dpd069
07-19-2008, 09:19 PM
I don't think I have any, but I will look

p-townHONDA
07-19-2008, 09:34 PM
looks good what did u paint it with

cLeAn_Ek9
07-19-2008, 09:50 PM
not bad

dpd069
07-19-2008, 09:52 PM
Primed with Marhyde 2K primer, sealed, then shot with Limco single-stage urethane white

And a Harbor Freight gun

young_ar
07-19-2008, 10:29 PM
looks good man good job.

nosfedb18
07-19-2008, 10:31 PM
nice job...open your own shop and work from home...

babyboy5880
07-19-2008, 11:37 PM
Looks like it turned out really well, good job.

Ryan
07-19-2008, 11:41 PM
Paint looks great. You just need to buy my suspension so you can have a good ride height. Very Nice, I love White.

Jason.AZ1
07-19-2008, 11:58 PM
Paint looks great. You just need to buy my suspension so you can have a good ride height. Very Nice, I love White.

lol he should buy mine lol

boostedrex
07-20-2008, 11:46 AM
looks like it has air ride

Mormon-BuiltEG
07-20-2008, 01:43 PM
Stock ride height EG's FTW!!!! Woo! Paint looks good bro!

usdm420
07-21-2008, 01:18 PM
Looks real good man, now just get the front grill back to black.

freakin_elrod
07-21-2008, 01:33 PM
that actually look really good. i agree with comment above, paint the front grill back to black.

EPthree04
07-21-2008, 01:44 PM
x2 paint the grill white. and lmao at posting a pic in a new post to build your post count to sell shit! haha

freakin_elrod
07-21-2008, 01:59 PM
x2 paint the grill white. and lmao at posting a pic in a new post to build your post count to sell shit! haha


who me? lol, not so much. don't really have nothing to sell, and if i do want to buy something, i usually just PM the person.

93NOTCH
07-21-2008, 02:26 PM
Nice job!

JDM Jon
07-21-2008, 03:20 PM
who me? lol, not so much. don't really have nothing to sell, and if i do want to buy something, i usually just PM the person.

he wasnt referring to u selling stuff haha
nice paint btw

2fnfast
07-21-2008, 04:34 PM
i hate white cars with black door handles,eerrrr,but its a clean paintjob,

EPthree04
07-21-2008, 07:06 PM
who me? lol, not so much. don't really have nothing to sell, and if i do want to buy something, i usually just PM the person.


nah not you... the original poster.

dpd069
07-21-2008, 07:29 PM
As soon as I get around to it, I'll take some old door handles and paint them white and paint the grill opening black. I just need more time to finish all the projects. Ill probably color sand it when it gets a little cooler outside, and do the handles and the grill at the same time.

And yes, I do want to build my posts. AZHT is by far the best place to buy stuff, and I have some stuff I want to sell or give away and get it out of my shop and garage.

blackcardz
07-22-2008, 11:36 AM
it's looks very good, wow, how long did it take you!!!

jattgill12
07-22-2008, 06:10 PM
nice paint job but how does it in the drive way lol

dpd069
07-22-2008, 07:13 PM
I'd guess 50-60 hours, including polishing the wheels. I had to do some welding on the body and took the hood, fenders, bumpers, back light and all the trim off to paint it, but I'm pretty slow.

SiR Mikey
07-22-2008, 07:31 PM
Looks good man. I'm about to do the same thing to my car with a harbor freight gun.

nuocmam
07-22-2008, 09:24 PM
looks good!

Eg6_boostLs
07-23-2008, 12:08 PM
ill pay you to paint my hatch white its already primered....

hondaddict
07-23-2008, 12:16 PM
looks good man nice job

Devist8
07-23-2008, 05:10 PM
looks good. I was thinking about doing the same thing.

AZDC2
07-23-2008, 05:43 PM
good job on painting it

BigJsaid
07-24-2008, 02:47 AM
nice job

your suspension makes me wanna go to tha dunes

hondadreamin
07-24-2008, 06:27 PM
send some close ups

Kinetic
07-24-2008, 07:19 PM
As soon as I get around to it, I'll take some old door handles and paint them white and paint the grill opening black. I just need more time to finish all the projects. Ill probably color sand it when it gets a little cooler outside, and do the handles and the grill at the same time.

And yes, I do want to build my posts. AZHT is by far the best place to buy stuff, and I have some stuff I want to sell or give away and get it out of my shop and garage.


admiting to this is not smart...cuz then I tend to delete posts faster....................

Mop
07-24-2008, 07:35 PM
Looks good man. I'm about to do the same thing to my car with a harbor freight gun.

Primed with Marhyde 2K primer, sealed, then shot with Limco single-stage urethane white

And a Harbor Freight gun

What gun did you guys buy? I think i may give it a shot....

dpd069
07-25-2008, 06:58 PM
Gravity feed gun with the half quart cup. Clean it good everytime you use it or it trashes pretty quick

vbui21
07-25-2008, 07:22 PM
i like it!!!

dpd069
07-25-2008, 07:32 PM
Looks like it belongs at the dunes?

For the dunes, I use this-

http://members.cox.net/dandooley11/2008%20070.jpg

I guess I've never gotten used to being too low to the ground

Lil Blue
07-28-2008, 11:15 AM
Harbor Freight gun FTW.

I bought one and plan on repainting my EG Black, What size air tank and pump did you use?

dpd069
07-28-2008, 07:33 PM
I have an 25 year old 5HP Sears compressor with a 20 gallon tank.

If you are going to paint it black, prime it and block it several times before you paint it. Use the longest blocking board that will fit, especially on the doors. I used a gallon of 2K primer on this car, and wished I'd primed it and blocked it one more time, but with white you can get away with it. With black you cant - you will see every imperfection

Lil Blue
07-29-2008, 10:04 AM
by blocking, you mean filling of the minor imperfections?

dpd069
07-29-2008, 10:38 PM
I would block the car out using the following process, assuming you want to paint over the existing finish-

- Clean the car with a strong detergent, guide coat it with a mist of laquer primer (rattle can works good), then sand it with 150-180 grit dry paper on the longest sanding board you can find. 18" is ok but 24" is better. Use criss-cross motions, never straight back and forth

- Where the guidecoat shows minor dents, clean the guidecoat out and fill it with a glaze putty like Evercoat. Put it on thin - it is a bitch to sand off. Put it on with a credit card as a spreader (you can use anything that looks like a credit card) You might have to do it a couple of times, but lay it down pretty flat and build it up. If you have high spots, knock them down with the pick side of a body hammer and fill them with Evercoat too.

- Shoot a coat of 2K primer on the entire car, and hit the spots with the glaze putty with an extra coat. Let it dry, guidecoat it then sand it again with 180 grit and a long blocking board. Glaze the low spots you missed with more Evercoat.

-If you are going to shoot black, repeat the step above until you can sand the whole car with a longboard and remove the guidecoat but not break through to bare metal

-If you have to, prime it again, guide coat it and wet sand it with 280 or 320 paper wet. Guide coat it again and move up to 400 grit and sand the whole car. Stop at 400 if you are going to seal the car before you paint it (a good idea) or 600 if you are not. Be sure you guidecoat between sanding grits to make sure you've sanded the scratches out the previous paper left, if you don't you'll see sanding scratches in the topcoat. Always use a criss cross motion to sand with a longboard and never use your hand. A paint stick wrapped in sandpaper works good on the tight spots the board won't reach.

Remember that the more aggressive sandpaper works best at getting the panel straight and not wavy - the finer grits are just for taking out the scratches so they won't show through the paint

That is blocking out a car in a nutshell

eg69
07-30-2008, 09:22 PM
nice

Lil Blue
07-31-2008, 11:35 AM
I would block the car out using the following process, assuming you want to paint over the existing finish-

- Clean the car with a strong detergent, guide coat it with a mist of laquer primer (rattle can works good), then sand it with 150-180 grit dry paper on the longest sanding board you can find. 18" is ok but 24" is better. Use criss-cross motions, never straight back and forth

- Where the guidecoat shows minor dents, clean the guidecoat out and fill it with a glaze putty like Evercoat. Put it on thin - it is a bitch to sand off. Put it on with a credit card as a spreader (you can use anything that looks like a credit card) You might have to do it a couple of times, but lay it down pretty flat and build it up. If you have high spots, knock them down with the pick side of a body hammer and fill them with Evercoat too.

- Shoot a coat of 2K primer on the entire car, and hit the spots with the glaze putty with an extra coat. Let it dry, guidecoat it then sand it again with 180 grit and a long blocking board. Glaze the low spots you missed with more Evercoat.

-If you are going to shoot black, repeat the step above until you can sand the whole car with a longboard and remove the guidecoat but not break through to bare metal

-If you have to, prime it again, guide coat it and wet sand it with 280 or 320 paper wet. Guide coat it again and move up to 400 grit and sand the whole car. Stop at 400 if you are going to seal the car before you paint it (a good idea) or 600 if you are not. Be sure you guidecoat between sanding grits to make sure you've sanded the scratches out the previous paper left, if you don't you'll see sanding scratches in the topcoat. Always use a criss cross motion to sand with a longboard and never use your hand. A paint stick wrapped in sandpaper works good on the tight spots the board won't reach.

Remember that the more aggressive sandpaper works best at getting the panel straight and not wavy - the finer grits are just for taking out the scratches so they won't show through the paint

That is blocking out a car in a nutshell


Dude you rock, thanks for the info.

alterdprojex
08-06-2008, 10:54 PM
Not bad

da9_boosted17
08-19-2008, 11:57 PM
good job dood looks good

mookspd
08-28-2008, 01:25 AM
Looks good

EK 9
08-29-2008, 06:35 PM
looks good, but you should have did the handles, then lower. it will look sick as fuck.

Fat Boy
08-29-2008, 06:43 PM
not bad, should have taped off the grill