Hey guys just wanna say this forum is awesome I learned a lot from researching on this site. I gained so much confidence I decided to tackle my first bb/cc job. The first thing I took on was painting the engine bay. the color I chose is the green off 08-10 dodge viper.
DSC_4051 by USDMHatch, on Flickr
Also after so much consideration I finally picked a spray gun. It is a devilbiss plus and I love it! It shoots so nice with minimal orange peel. I also purchased a used iwata lph400 for clear coat, I just need a fluid tip for it.
I had the engine bay sand blasted because there was so much rust and garbage in there. I then quickly shot a coat of epoxy primer with a hf gun.
DSC_4328 by USDMHatch, on Flickr
I proceeded to mix and shoot my first coat of base. This was when I quickly noticed how bad I suck at body work. The color showed every defect. Reason why is because I shaved all the holes in the engine bay. oh well at least im getting some experience. next time will surely be better.
For the paint I used dupont chromabase and nason 497 clear. Ii was very pleased on how nice/evenly the metallics sprayed with the plus gun.
After the first coat.
DSC_4333 by USDMHatch, on Flickr
DSC_4336 by USDMHatch, on Flickr
fist coat of clear
DSC_4338 by USDMHatch, on Flickr
After that I didn't get any shots of the other coats of clear but I was happy with how it turned out. Other that the **** body work.
Final result of the color.
DSC_4343 by USDMHatch, on Flickr
More pics to come guys. I just put the engine in I will start working on the outside as soon as I start this beast. The outside will be black with light gold flake off a 2000 integra type r. Stay tuned!
Show off your work! Anything from final results to full start-to-finish project journals.
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Wow, this color looks amazing, i love it !
That was an awesome choice of color - diggin' the progress. You should do a Midori paint for the exterior though!
PS - Are you in New York by any chance?
Thanks I don't want to do midori on the exterior because because it will look like I failed to match greens. I actually moved to florida recently.
Sorry for lack of updates I've been super busy lately and I just finished up a wire tuck for a buddies car, but I will get cracking again soon!
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