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Old 08-17-10, 02:48 AM   #1
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Talking My Car Got Finally Got Painted!

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The car while it was getting prepped for paint. We tried to remove as much as it was practically possible: window trim, door handles etc


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Sitting in the paint booth with the first few coats of waterborne base, 3R1 Matador Red Mica, same color as before (my sig)


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The door handles had to be painted separately. This is probably one of the most critical things to do when it comes to painting an SC/Soarer. The handles are a much more difficult than other cars to remove so many shops would leave the handles on, which would lead to problems down the road.


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Matte pearl Matador Red Mica doesn't look too bad on an SC. I actually entertained myself on doing it but a matte paint job doesn't go too well with the current theme with polished wheels, chrome trim, and chrome exhaust.


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Allowing the waterborne base coat to flash off (dry) before applying clear coat is one of the critical steps. Unlike the old solvent based paints, water takes a bit longer to dry. Out in Rancho Cucamonga in the hot summer, anything liquid would quickly evaporate so this wasn't much of a problem. Now that the base flashed off. Time for clear coat!


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BASF, the preferred brand of many legendary car builders such as Chip Foose himself.


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Show time! Makito Nakai working his magic, laying down 3 coats of clear


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Voila! 3 coats of BASF clear brought the pearl base coat to life with a deep wet gloss!


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3M Back Tape to fold back the rubber seals around the windows and windshield. It is cheaper and less headache than calling a auto glass guy to remove the glass and charging a few hundred dollars.


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Properly masking a car is no easy task as it took a few hours to do it properly. It is one of the critical steps of making or breaking a paint job.


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With an experienced and competent painter like Makito, there are no drips, sags, and very little orange peel.


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Letting it dry in the booth overnight and cure for a week and then it will get wet-sanded next weekend hopefully

If anyone is interested in a complete paint job, body work, aero kit, or need a price quote, here is Makito Nakai's contact information

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Old 08-17-10, 02:57 AM   #2
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YES!!!!!!! Wheel fitment now! lol
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Old 08-17-10, 03:08 AM   #3
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Nice, damn I want new paint :/
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Old 08-17-10, 03:14 AM   #4
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Old news! (I saw this on your facebook yesterday LOL! )
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Old 08-17-10, 03:35 AM   #5
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dude jerry are you getting hook ups or you just ballin?? Coz it seems like youre getting a new fresh paint job every month or so $$$$
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Old 08-17-10, 05:21 AM   #6
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did u keep it MRM?
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Old 08-17-10, 06:20 AM   #7
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Holy cow, it looks amazing. This makes how many times getting your SC painted? :-)
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Looks great.
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looks teh sex..

how much total did you spend in paint??

and is true no matter how good you mask off some areas, there will be overspray??
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looks good jerry.
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looks really good wish my car was clean like this...
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looks good i want new paint
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I'm next with MAKTIO! I guess after the three cars in front of me LOL!
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love the color
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truly amazing!
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