Repaint a silver metallic

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:13 pm
Here is the project:
Repaint my wife's 2001 BMW 525 with peeling clear coat and a little body damage from my Duramax tires (don't ask, but it wasn't me)
1. Wash it really well.
2. sand the car down with 500 grit
3. W&G remover and alcohol
4. 2 coats base (silver metallic)
5. 3-4 coats of clear
Does this sound right for a repaint of a silver metallic?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:57 pm
I wish everyone would post some pic

like of the damage and the peeling clear

it would make it a whole lot easier for people to tell you what to do
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:41 pm
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:22 pm
That will need to be striped down to bare metal and primed first...........Sorry,but you cant just sand and paint over that.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:23 pm
OldDupontGuy wrote:That will need to be striped down to bare metal and primed first...........Sorry,but you cant just sand and paint over that.


I agree. Once the clear coat fails the base coat has been compromised and is deteriorating even if it appears alright. Strip it down and do it right or you'll be wasting a lot of time and energy.
Also, silver metallic can be difficult for a beginner to spray without problems. It can be done but you need to have your gun set up right and I wouldn't try it with a cheapo spray gun.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:16 pm
I you have never painted a car before,,,this is not one to start on. Its not that easy to make it look good.
You can strip it,,,but take it to a Pro to paint it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:29 pm
I have done a little painting, but always one stage urethanes. Never a bc/cc. I would love to try it, if you would give me some key pointers on what to look out for. So far, I gather I need to sand down the areas of peeling clear coat all the way down to bare metal. The other areas I can hit with 500 grit and repaint over it. Thanks again for the advice guys. I'll post pics as I go.

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