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How to Fix a Bad Paint Job

Bummer Paint Job Fixed - What to Do When Things Go Wrong

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OK, we’ll cut to the chase right now. How do you salvage a bad paint job? You sand it off and start over. It sucks, but learn from the experience and you’ll be better off for it. We can dispense this advice because we speak from experience. This shiny red El Camino wasn’t looking so good when we started taking these pictures, and we couldn’t figure out what was going wrong. In the end, a good friend helped straighten us out, and we learned a whole lot in the process. Let’s dive in.


Parts List

Description P/N Source Price
Low VOC Candy Apple Red basecoat 12569 ZP Eastwood 169.99
DuPont ChromaClear DUP 7900S LA Trade Tech 210.00
Masking paper PAPI325-18 Finishmaster 36.00
800-grit wet sandpaper 19633 Eastwood 32.99
DuPont Sontara Painter’s kit E4849 Finishmaster 32.33


SOURCES
Auto Body Toolmart
Elgin
IL
800-382-1200
http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/
Eastwood Company
263 Shoemaker Road
Pottstown
PA  19464
800-343-9353
http://www.eastwood.com
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Los Angeles
CA
213-763-7000
http://college.lattc.edu/
Finishmaster
888-311-3678
http://www.finishmaster.com/
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