Jack Black: I bought some Urethane Clearcoat but I don't have hardener for the Clear! I got in a fight with seller. WHERE CAN I FIND A UNIVERSAL HARDENER FOR MATRIX/REFINISH SOLUTIONS CLEARCOAT? PLEASE HELP! I AM PAINTING TOMORROW!
Scott H: On many videos, I see painters spray the entire car and bumper covers with the same paint mix.
Is a flex agent to be used on bumper covers ? If so, does the flex agent get mixed into primer, sealer, base and clear ? If not all, which ?
Do painters mix a flex agent and spray the entire vehicle ? Benefits or problems with this ?
thomas murphy: Great vid
RUDY G: what brand is it? also any suggestions for hvlp guns?
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: Yes, I used the same gun for this video. I use a 1.3 for both. Some people prefer a 1.4 for sealer.
RUDY G: what gun are you using to spray the sealer? is it the same gun you used for the base coat?
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: There are some sealers that are epoxies. If that is the case you should be fine. However, the primer needs to be a type of etching primer or epoxy for bare steel. You may see if the can recommends that if it can be applied directly to steel or not.
matt m: I just did a fire wall on mustang, i used K2 sealer to seal my bare metal will it come back to haunt me? I was thinking the sealer would be able to etch my bare metal for paint.
18sexyrosie: bubbles are caused by painting incorrectly ie the distance you have your spraygun form the car , by painting it in a windy area , or by not letting the paint dry on each stage for at least 24hrs before you apply the next stages. if you get bubble you have to strip back to bear metal and start again, best look paintjobs are sanded by hand block not sander, sander leaves spots undone and scratches the metal and a bad pattern
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: Are the bubbles peeling? It could be the clear coat did not have enough mil thickness....I am not sure!
pamoda koggala: I tried two three times to paint my car but it not lasted more than two years. Very little bubles comes under paint coats. pl let me know the reason for it. thank you.
blackriflex39: i trim first when primeing should i be doing it last?
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: I'd like to see your pics. You can send them to me at DonnieSmithMail@gmail(dot)com
imus1426: i like your videos, they helped me on some of the small details i was questioning which happens to make the difference between bad paint jobs and quality. I am self taught on painting and have been practicing painting everything from my fathers lawn mower, to my car, to my neighbors push mower. My neighbor wanted her push mower painted purple with some autobots symbols. I would like to send you some photos of it to get your input.
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: I always use adhesion promoter and primer sealer on plastic. Thanks for watching.
PeteLSxMARO: Thanks, would I need to spray primer sealer to my plastic fenders on my 98-02 camaro or just spray adhesion promoter and shoot paint?
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: Epoxy primer or etch primer should be applied over the bare metal. if you have scratches needing filled, you can apply primer surfacer on top of the epoxy or etch primer. The surfacer will need to be sanded before painting. Pressure depends on gun, but 20 to 30 should work. You can check out my guides at CollisionBlast(dot)com/DIYHowToGuides for detailed information. Thanks for watching the video.
PeteLSxMARO: At what psi are you shooting that paint?
And is primer suppose to be sanded down after a few 2 good coats of primer before paint?
I am trying repaint my camaro quicksilver metallic and I'm currently replacing the rear quarter panels and well I had to sand down to metal on the edges like the flange where the spot welds are now how would I cover that up with primer and get it even with the paint on the panel already to get prep for paint ?
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: Epoxy primer is the superior primer for bare metal to produce adhesion. If no body work is needed, I would sand the metal with 320 grit to assure everything is ready and apply epoxy primer, base and clear. Thanks for watching!
Amopower: Hi Donnie - I plan on soda blasting old paint off a quarter panel, and then feathering into the sail panel to make the transition. I plan on using PPG Deltron primer/paint, which I understand is top of the line. I read that etch primer is a no-no when sandblasting (and I assume soda too). 1). what sequence would you use? epoxy, surfacer, sealer, BC/CC? 2). how do you ensure the new paints over the bare metal reach the same height (and not over) that you are feathering to on the sail panel?
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: Anywhere from 400 to 600 will be fine. It just takes a little longer to sand with 600, but it will be fine adhesion. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for watching!
ahawnt: In the video you said you DA sanded with 500-grit. I'm about to shoot primer but I sanded (wet) with P600 paper. Will my primer stick OK or should I go over the bodywork with P400?
roldancbu: I'm located in the Cebu Island, Philippines, no PPG or Shopline products here but I used ANZAHL because they're popular and very good product but they're quite pricey, sometimes I used reasonable priced ones(like hi-build primers 1st to 2nd coats then final coated with anzahl to max my budget). We have 3M safety equipment here, I bought 6200 respirator w/ 6006 cartridges. Sadly, in our country, car painting materials are limited.
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: Yes, epoxy can be used for sealer. It sprays on great and can be top coated with base coat. What brand of paint is available where you are at? Do they have PPG or Shopline?
roldancbu: Hi Mr. Smith! Is diluted epoxy primer a substitute of primer sealer? all paint stores here don't have one.
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: The 3M half mask will work fine for you. Make sure it is designed for paint. That is all we use at school. If I was painting all day every day, as a painter at a shop, an air supplied would be a better choice.
HighPerformance7uner: Hi Mr Butler, I just have a quick question. i noticed that you use a 3M Half Mask respirator for your painting 2 pack paints. which filter combinations do you use and would suggest for home DIYers?
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: If the grill has paint on it, you can just sand with 400-500 grit, wash with soap and water, tack, shoot base coat, then clear coat. If the black is raw plastic, (no paint) you will need sand, wash, tack, then spray with plastic adhesion promoter, apply primer sealer, base coat, and clear coat.
angel159164: yes its a front grill for my white honda civic 99 i wanna paint around it cuz its black
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: Do you have a new part you're painting?
angel159164: so all i need is a primer and the a sealer and final a base coat?
neil lonergan: Thanks for that i will blow over with primer and flatten then before top coat.....many thanks great videos and very helpfull to those who want to learn.
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: DuPont is good paint. Nason is a cheaper paint, which works for complete paint jobs, but it is not going to match as well as the higher brands. You may also try buffing the adjacent panel to bring the gloss level up, which may help it match better.
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: No, if the old paint is not peeling or anything, you can final sand and paint. I prefer to use sealer, but you do not have to. However, if you sand through and hit metal, you will need to primer that spot before painting.
neil lonergan: on old paint that is rubbed down would you prime then seal before top coat colour?
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: I posted a video reply to this question. Check the messages to see video. Thanks for watching!
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: thanks for watching the video. We have some stands that we just built from 3/4 inch square tubing. I will try to create and post a video of some different stands we use when I get a chance. Thanks, Donnie
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: You can take them off and scuff them with a red scotch-bright scuff pad. 1st was and clean them with soap and water, wipe them with wax and grease remover, then scuff them. You can lay the panels on stands where the jamb is easy to get to. Then reinstall and mask the jambs off before painting the outside of the car. The only other option is to paint them while on the car, but it is hard to sand and spray around the hinges.
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: Glad you found the video useful. Thanks for watching!
dadabaimusic Shy: Thank you very much for your tips, they are very valuable for beginners like us.Also you are kind and very patient. thanks again. Shyaman from Australia.
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: Primer sealer is for hiding and adhesion. If you have a new fender that is black and your car is silver, it will take many coats of silver paint to prevent the fender from being darker than the car, due to the black underneath. However, by using a light grey sealer, which will cover the black, then you can spray your base, without the worry of the black showing through. Thanks for watching.
budi Treojadi: hi . i want to ask you something . what is the use of primer and what is the effects . thanks
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: 3) Many basecoats only use a reducer. The activator is used in the clear. I believe Martin Seniors is a 1:1 mixing ration if I remember right.
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: Epoxy primer is not needed for small metal spots as you described. I would use a light coat of etch primer from an aresol can before applying the surfacer though. 2) If the car is different colors (primer spots) I would recommend using sealer for color hiding. It is not required. If you have primed your entire car and blocked it out with 2k, there will not be a need to use it. Sealer is for achieving hiding (uses less paint to cover) faster and it provides adhesion.
robertdeuce: hey, i have a few questions that are urgent.
1-do i need to use epoxy primer if theres a few small half inch x 4 inch bare metal spots or should 2k high build primer be good for black paint
2-do i need to use a primer sealer
3-does base coat need activator(the guy at napa only recomended reducer)
remember that this car will be paint high gloss black, if that makes a difference
DIY How To Paint A Car Repair Videos With Donnie Smith: You're welcome. Thanks for watching!