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paint question

hovi

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can anyone tell me about how much paint it would take to paint my 97 2dr? im currently fixing dents created from its past owner and plan on painting it a flat tan afterwards. im just curious if anyone knows about how much paint i should be looking to buy. Thanks
 




4rd4life

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i think it probably depends on what kind of paint job you want :D
if your going to be multiple coats. i would think about a gal and a half to 2. not that im a auto painter by any means. i used to know someone who painted his car in about a gal, so ive always just based things by that. im sure someone else will shine some light for you though.

also welcome to the forum!
 




FIND

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A single stage paint in a single color, about 4-6 quarts. A base-clear, about 3-4 quarts of each.

More for lighter colors, more if you are using a siphon feed instead of HVLP. I can paint a semi with a standard cab and no sleeper in 3-5 quarts of paint, and I'd say there is about the same or a little less surface area to cover.

Then however much it costs to have a professional re-paint it after you are done. No offense. It takes a lot of practice to get an automotive paint job to look right.

I wouldn't be able to guess for rattle cans.

You could also look into rustoleum paint jobs online.
 




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