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I am fitting a truck cab to my series Land Rover, I have taken all the glass out and starting to prep the cab for spaying. I have done some paint spaying in the past some not to bad some had the dreaded run marks. The colour is gloss bronze green and the Land Rover has been re sprayed quite nicely in cellulose before I brought it. Apart from get some one else to do it do you have any tips for me on how to make a reasonable job of it.

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i have and can do loads of things.........i have never sprayed ...to me it is a dark art........................

there are several lads on here in the know and they will be along shortly..:good:

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I have used tekaloid paint on my series with a roller and the finish is pretty good with a good shine but do test patch first. 

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Wet the building building down before you spray.  The walls floor ceiling everything.  The dampness will hold the dust down.  My 64 Malibu won best chevy out of 2000 plus cars and it was painted in the barn with a inch of bondo dust on the floor.  You have to be good at spraying or wet sanding.  You don’t have to be good at both.  

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the most important secret of paint spraying is get a good gun. Its not impossible to do a good job with a naff gun but its an uphill struggle.

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22 hours ago, jason g said:

I have used tekaloid paint on my series with a roller and the finish is pretty good with a good shine but do test patch first. 

+1 on this brush painted a few land rovers in my time prep everything wipe down with white spirits warm the paint on a in a sauce pan of boiling water and keep the water hot while applying paint,  rather than thinners,  goes on easy and as it cools the brush marks fade  if you are not sure have a look at coach painting / canal boat painting tutorial , brush paints are still available can be thinned slightly and warmed up to put through a spray gun  ,  takes a day or two to dry and a week or two to harden properly 

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Mid 70s my mate decided to paint his escort van after putting portholes in the side

someone told him to,warm paint 

he put it in the oven and it did not end well, it did not end well at all. Damage would have been reduced marginally if he had removed the lid first. Luckily the kitchen was at the rear of the house whereas the window frame was a bit further down the garden, he wasn't very bright 

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Prep, prep and prep. Keep your work area clean, wet the floor before spraying to keep down dust. Good quality base coat and clear. A good quality respirator ( please), gloves and suit. A good gun ( Devilbiss slg 610 or flg5 will be fine), wash with thinners after each stage. Thin base coat 60:40, 2 thin coats, one cover coat. Allow 10 minutes flash off time between coats. Clear coat, don’t over reduce it, one dry cover coat follow by wet cover coat, spray from bottom up to top of panel. Leave to flash off. If heat is needed use a hair dryer to help flash off times. Don’t rush it, plan your day.

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Could i just say if your prep work has taken you down to the bare aluminium, give it some etch primer. Make sure etch primer cant come into contact with any glass work.

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