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Old 08-09-2004, 01:04 PM
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say you want the car to be a totally different color then it is right now, how do you strip the interior and exterior and engine bay of paint?
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Default Re: I have a quick ? about re-painting (aharper325)

If theres no dents or anything you could use some steel wool to get the car smooth and then just paint over that. If you have some dents here and there you need to bondo it smooth.

Interior same thing if its stripped. If not then no clue.

Engine bay: pull the motor and get to cleaning. Then prepping.
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*most* of the time it's just the outside of the car that is colour changed.
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well if it was red and i wanted the entire car flat black .. and when i open the door and such it wouldn't reveal any red
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Same as the exterior, but not to so much extent. Usually, the door jambs don't have (as much) clear coat on that paint as on the body
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so just use steel woll and rough up the paint a bit and repaint it? im kind of confused
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Just steel wool probably won't give you the cleanliness you are looking for. You should sand it, using fine grit sandpaper. This is a rather long and arduous process, if you do it by hand, just to let you know. Although I'm sure you know this if you're willing to undertake this project
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ya and make sure you wear gloves when you do it(latex ones) because the oil from your hands and such can mess the paint up in the long run. but use 1000 grit sandpaper to scuff the surface and make sure no dings or dents are there and if you want to paint it flat balck you could use primer and clear that if your really wanted to
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Look for an industrial size can of aircraft paint stripper to remove paint completely to the metal then use the wool and sand down smooth
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