Hire a painter - my 71

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  1. Chuck71RS

    Chuck71RS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I want to hire a painter to come to my house and spray my 1971 Camaro

    Spray 2 coats of 2k epoxy primer and 3 coats of 2k urethane
    Urethane a solid GM pastel color (no metal flake, pearl etc)
    Will discuss with painter preference as to brand and type

    Two days spraying
    • Day 1: off chassis parts
    • Day 2: Chassis; including doors (still on chassis). Has a vinyl top which is being retained.
    Will be in an enclosure in the garage with ventilation and lighting

    Will be ready for spraying upon arrival

    Air compressor 175 PSI, 30 gal tank, single stage
    5.1 cfm at 90psi and 6.8 at 40 psi

    Painter to supply spray gun and safety equipment (will reimburse for paint suits, mask filters)
    Will ask for reference

    Spraying time at painter’s convince. I will be here during the work
     
  2. Chuck71RS

    Chuck71RS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I am going to give it a go and paint Christine myself, as was the original plan.

    Had several leads for someone to come to the house with all but one were dead ends. One mobile painter came. With body work still not finished his guesstimate just to spray was $2,500. With me having to buy the paint, seemed to much.

    Talking with Xten, he said I should paint it. We talked about it and I think it is doable. As he pointed out, if a screw up happens, let it dry, sand and spray again. Will have plenty of primer and paint. When finished, if the exterior is not good enough, then take it to a shop for exterior painting.

    Will get either a hood or trunk lid from a salvage yard (any car) to practice on
     
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    I have a guy that lives in Pasadena That does all my painting, He works from his home shop and im sure he may be willing to come to you as well
    Most times he is buy the hr on his work but is pretty fast at what he does
    Patrick
    pm me if you want his number
     
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    ^^^ There's a good reference Chuck. Couldn't hurt to find out.
     
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    I think you should give it a shot. Solid color. That makes it easier. The Primer will get you in the mode to see how you should move. Don't get ahead of your-self and mix too much paint when priming. Get some wide masking paper to hang on a wall and do some test patterns. I would just use wash Thinner (Lacquer) to get an Idea of how the pattern will look before the paint. Try to relax and enjoy this part. To me Painting is the most fun of the job.
     
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    Chuck71RS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    As of 12 May 2019, 4:45 pm, I finished the exterior spraying of my 1971 Camaro RS. A lot of problems along the way resulting in a lot of do overs but it now looks DARN good...!! Some contamination is present but will be removed with 2000 grit then buffed. Will look even better.

    Reluctant to paint your own because you have never done so before? You can do it for I was nervous, heck even scared to do so for I had never picked up a spray gun before. But with a lot of help from this group, I did it. Tremendous satisfaction and yes pride in the result

    Will post photos in my Project Progress thread
     
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    Awesome!! Congratulations
     
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    Kudos Chuck. I knew you could and would do it
     
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    dave@ztech Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That's great Chuck!!
     
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    Chuck as meticulous as you have been all along on your restoration I’m sure your paint job is a work of art. There’s no possible way not to get some trash in a paint job. I actually found a little bit of trash in my factory paint job on my 2015 Ford F150
     

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