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DIY Matt/satin finish paint job...?



  Ph1.2 / VW Polo
how hard is it to do?
currently chasing something VDub and toying with the idea of a matt or satin finish re spray. but would be DIY.

just wondered how hard it is for a first timer?

obviously im not gonna jump into it.
 
  Astra GSI, 172, Golf
pretty easy tbh , scotchbrite the full car , or sand with p400 , prime and repait and prime any scratches / dents etc .
fully mask the car out and spray away , best to use a gun to avoid patchy paintwork etc.
 
  Clio 1.4 RT
Did you see the £12.50 paint job in Fast Car a few years ago?

They resprayed a whole escort with halfords rattle cans, looked pretty good for that price.

Rat look FTW
 
  Astra GSI, 172, Golf
ah wkd mate
easily done in a weekend?

yeah could be done in a day if you know what your on about . do you have any mates that work in a bodyshop and can show you how to mask up properly ? will make it alot easier that way , and for bit that easily come of small trims etc its better to take them of and paint separately
 
  Astra GSI, 172, Golf
Did you see the £12.50 paint job in Fast Car a few years ago?

They resprayed a whole escort with halfords rattle cans, looked pretty good for that price.

Rat look FTW

there is a thread some were , not sure if its on here or not . and a bloke painted a old car ( similar to mustang etc ) for £50 he used a rolller and painted it all cream with a red thick bit going up the bonnet then mopped it all . The finished piece was amazing it looked like a few grand paintjob in the end .
 
If it's a matte paintjob then it'll be piss easy to do, all you have to look out for is getting runs in the paint and making sure you've coloured everywhere properly.
 


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