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6/9/14 9:21am - Original Message: 'Prep on the nose?'
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OK so I'm futzing around and doing things that don't "need" to get done because I'm sick of working on the more important stuff...you probably can't relateBig smile.  PO had a mishap with the car and the nose (pass door and quarter, driver door) needs some repaint.  It's down to the urethane.  Any special instructions on a quick repaint?  The whole car needs paint, it's miserable, but I'm just looking to hide the REALLY bad stuff until I get the car repainted.  I don't think the last "artist" did any prep work on his paint job.

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6/9/14 10:31am - Reply: 'Re: Prep on the nose?'
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You could do what i see a lot of these kids do today…get a bunch of cans of Plasti-Dip and spray your whole car. Then when your ready for a real paint job just peel the stuff right off. LOL

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6/9/14 11:27am - Reply: 'Re: Prep on the nose?'
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do you stir that wit a DIP STICK

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6/9/14 11:32am - Reply: 'Re: Prep on the nose?'
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Sarge81 said: You could do what i see a lot of these kids do today…get a bunch of cans of Plasti-Dip and spray your whole car. Then when your ready for a real paint job just peel the stuff right off. LOL


Hey Sarge, I just bought 3 cases of the stuff!  I'll be over this weekend and you can show me how it's done!!Wink

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6/9/14 12:25pm - Reply: 'Re: Prep on the nose?'
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If yer just trying to get some color back on the bumper cover, just get some bumper cover paint.....they do make it in spray cans. Your car is white, so it shouldn't be too hard to find a white that matches fairly close. Scuff the cover up a little with some steel wool, clean it really well, and spray on, Garth!

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6/9/14 6:08pm - Reply: 'Re: Prep on the nose?'
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Adams' Apple said:Scuff the cover up a little with some steel wool, clean it really well, and spray on, Garth!


Apparently, you are unfamiliar with the scuffing my car has already taken!  I would also like to thank all who did not make any schnoz jokes!  

Like:  Talk about your big projects!
First, get a 2x4 to hold it up.
I don't think they make that much prep material.
Wouldn't it be easier and cheaper to repaint everything else to match?


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6/9/14 6:26pm - Reply: 'Re: Prep on the nose?'
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Bubba says get some vinyl body wrap material, cut it up and do your own design. Or use colored duct tape and go crazzzzy. Just some humor. Big Al

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6/10/14 12:10pm - Reply: 'Re: Prep on the nose?'
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Breathe, Dave....breathe....



(hey...you started it...)LOL

Without actually seeing how "bad" your cover is, it's hard to say how best to improve the looks of it, other than a complete re-shoot of color on it.....got any pics?


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6/10/14 3:03pm - Reply: 'Re: Prep on the nose?'
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Rustoleum paint job!
 


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6/10/14 4:31pm - Reply: 'Re: Prep on the nose?'
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lowbuck72 said:Still looks as good as it did back then...


I'm sure it does...prolly still looks like ya rolled on some rustoleum paint....LOL

I knew a feller back home that used a roller to paint his Buric....with house paint....not a purdy sight to see....LOL

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6/10/14 5:49pm - Reply: 'Re: Prep on the nose?'
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You can see my nose to the left in my profile picture...Needs LOTS of work!

Here's the car.  By the way, this will all have to wait till I figure out what's wrong with my engine!




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6/10/14 9:30pm - Reply: 'Re: Prep on the nose?'
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Heck...that don't look so bad! A little primer and color should be all it needs. Thumbs Up

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6/16/14 9:38pm - Reply: 'Re: Prep on the nose?'
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Well, I did a little paint work.  OK, so it's a 30 paint job...good from 30' or at 30 mph.  Yes, lot's of other spots to do and respray a better white. 







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6/17/14 12:04pm - Reply: 'Re: Prep on the nose?'
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Looks gud from here!!!  Gotta be better....it's not stickin out like a sore thumb, er...nose...LOL
Not bad, Dave...not bad a-tall!  Clap Thumbs Up

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Dam, you're up for a Macco merit badge! Nice work.

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6/17/14 8:46pm - Reply: 'Re: Prep on the nose?'
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Trust me when I say if you were to see it in person, you'd pin that Maaco badge on me yourself!

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6/17/14 9:18pm - Reply: 'Re: Prep on the nose?'
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 Whaddya tryin to say, Dave? You a better pikchure taker than a painter? Big smile

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