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A good plan B then at least. Depends how keen you are, i'd probably give the whole thing a sand. Haven't done a job like that, but have chased my tail trying to feather edges before and giving up and taken the whole thing back to nothing. 

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Thinking of respraying my mx5. Its currently silver and ruined by stickers pulling the clear off and scratches/dents etc. 

Looking at painting it Yellow like the Toyota Aqua. Its kind of orangey, but I like it.

Unsure if to go with base coat with 2k clear or just go for 2k colour.

 

I think the clear with be more work but is it better for colour UV resistance etc?

It's not a show car and will be a home job.

  

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Doing the clear is like an hours more work, mixing, spraying, and cleaning. Yes for UV resistance, which in NZ i think is pretty important

id do clear, nice and thick so you can polish out any future scratches, get a better gloss off the gun

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23 hours ago, ~Slideways~ said:

Thinking of respraying my mx5. Its currently silver and ruined by stickers pulling the clear off and scratches/dents etc. 

Looking at painting it Yellow like the Toyota Aqua. Its kind of orangey, but I like it.

Unsure if to go with base coat with 2k clear or just go for 2k colour.

 

I think the clear with be more work but is it better for colour UV resistance etc?

It's not a show car and will be a home job.

  

If you just want a home job go 2k basecoat. Comes off kind of plasticy but you can get away with two coats and can always buff it a few months later. 

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Speaking of 2k basecoat, my car needs to be knocked back after painting, I have a dumb question...

Has anyone tried knocking back paint on large flat sections with a whetstone? Say 1000 grit or so, it's dead flat, larger than a standard sanding block, no need to buy sandpaper, no messy old bits of paper hanging around, no wasting time changing paper etc

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Can't see it ending well, if it worked well it would be the norm. Being flat and with sharp edges / corners, I can see it scratching the crap out of the paintwork. Maybe if the panel was glass flat with no curves it could work, but I doubt many areas will be that flat. Try it on someone elses car first.

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I know this has been covered here, but for the life of me I can not find it. 

Looking to buy a medium to good spray gun for primer. I am going to get the main shell blasted/primered all at once, but would like to be able to do doors/guards/small bits at home. 

If someone can point me in the right direction or even to the correct page of this thread, that would be amazing.

TIA 

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Any interest from anyone in one of these?

https://www.gatx.com.tw/en-us/product/GS-204M

Had it in the drawer a few years new unused, 1.4mm nozzle. Got it from panel shop (Resene automotive) as a decent all rounder sort of gun. Seems like a decent unit for the money ($160 IIRC). Seems a shame to not use it, but resale also might be nothing. The nozzle looks to be the same as many others and specs say it suits other sizes. 

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