I'm water sanding my Indy down to the base. Almost done just have about 25% left, so I decided to get some quotes for a paint job with panels off. I will do all the prep work, first quote I got was from Martino Brothers on Dundas/Runnymede......$1700 if I do all the prep work but there is no warranty on paint or if they do all work its $4000 with full warranty.
Next today I'm going to go by 427 autobody to see what they say.
Posts: 1157 From: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Registered: Jan 2010
If you are sanding all of the paint off why? All you need to do is get it smooth and if needed the next best thing to do put a coat of heavy build primer and wet sand again. I see too many people here sanding down through the paint into the primer and beyond needlessly. Once you have a good base that you can work with and get all of the high and low spots leveled out paint it when it is smooth like a peice of glass. 99% of a good paint job is prep.
May 5th, 2010
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Posts: 1580 From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Registered: Aug 2002
I exagerated the glass part but you are right you want the paint to stick. I used 320 initially and then 400 I think or 600 but what worked good for me was using a Scotchbrite pad before I tacked it down.
I am a firm beleiver in preping the surface before painting as much as possible because you can't hid imperfection with paint like it is drywalling.