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      The slow transformation.

      A bit back I settled on the notion I was going to paint my car.

      However, since I don't have the budget to have it painted by someone I've chosen to do it myself.

      My garage is only slightly bigger than my 142S which means a slow few panel by panel ordeal where I park with one side right up against the side wall and one end right up against the door.

      No filtration, temperature or humidity control. I added two sets of LED lights 2 weeks ago after I'd started as the light levels were woefully inadequate.

      With lots of high build light grey primer and sanding, sooo much sanding, I've managed to get the roof, A and C pillars & windscreen valence. Just this last weekend I completed the hood and front drivers fender.

      When I'm done I will need to do a Cut and Buff to deal with some 'Earl Scheib' areas, but so far it's turned out better than I would have expected.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mathue View Post
      A bit back I settled on the notion I was going to paint my car.

      However, since I don't have the budget to have it painted by someone I've chosen to do it myself.

      My garage is only slightly bigger than my 142S which means a slow few panel by panel ordeal where I park with one side right up against the side wall and one end right up against the door.

      No filtration, temperature or humidity control. I added two sets of LED lights 2 weeks ago after I'd started as the light levels were woefully inadequate.

      With lots of high build light grey primer and sanding, sooo much sanding, I've managed to get the roof, A and C pillars & windscreen valence. Just this last weekend I completed the hood and front drivers fender.

      When I'm done I will need to do a Cut and Buff to deal with some 'Earl Scheib' areas, but so far it's turned out better than I would have expected.

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      sunset_volvo.jpg
      Nice job!
      A paint job you do yourself always comes out better in so many ways rather than just writing a check (anybody can do that).

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      Mathue;

      ...paintjob alread looks pretty good from here (Connecticut)...

      Cheers

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      Quote Originally Posted by GRUENDIG View Post
      Nice job!
      A paint job you do yourself always comes out better in so many ways rather than just writing a check (anybody can do that).
      Quote Originally Posted by Ron Kwas View Post
      Mathue;

      ...paintjob alread looks pretty good from here (Connecticut)...

      Cheers

      Thankyuh Ron and GRUENDIG!

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      Great Job, Lots of elbow grease on that finish

      I once painted my 142 in a carport on Vancouver Island, with a few tarps as walls,

      ... to all those that say a paint job is $10 K,
      Currently: 2016 XC90 T8, 1973 1800ES Original D-Jet, 1973 142 B20B, 1977 242 B230FT
      Previously: 1974 144 B20B, 1974 142 B20F, 1989 740, 1981 242 GLT, 1996 740, 1999 V70

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      Wow!
      Do you feel like coming to St. Louis to do mine, that looks great.

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      Last edited by mathue; 11-30-2019 at 10:47 PM. Reason: Images were not working.

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      The links aren't working.
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      Corrected, I hope

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      Looks great!

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      What products are you using? Your paint laid down nicely.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Lesky View Post
      What products are you using? Your paint laid down nicely.
      Thanks! The smoothing algorithm in the camera makes it look better than it is.

      I have prior experience with air brushes, so while it is the same idea and thus -some- things are similar, I only with the last two times I've sprayed did I feel I was close to being in control.


      I am using TCP global paints. (Via Amazon)

      Specifically;

      Custom Shop - Gray DTM High Build 2K Primer Surfacer with hardener.


      Restoration Shop - Acrylic Enamel Single Stage with hardener


      Eastwood Concours LT100 HVLP Paint Gun 1.3mm

      x2 PneumaticPlus PPF2-N02B Miniature Compressed Air Particulate Filter and water trap

      DeWALT D55146 compressor.

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