How to Fix a Scratch and Paint with Base / Clear
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This shows a minor scrape on a Mazda Miata. The scratch was feathered out,
primed and painted using BASF paint. There are many ways to get the job
done, this is what was done here:
1. The scratch was feathered out using 280 grit paper until each color was
seperated around 1/2".
2. Next it was backsanded to allow space for the primer to adhere.
3. It was primed with 2 coats of Glasurit 285-10/20 direct to metal
urethane primer and allowed to dry. It was primed with a devilbiss
finishline HVLP gun with a 1.6 tip.
4. Next it was blocksanded using 320 paper, then final sanded with some
400-500 grit paper. Using a block is optional there but recommended.
5. After taping it up it was painted using RM Diamont basecoat in 3 coats.
Each coat was allowed to flash about 5 minutes before the next one. Then 15
minutes before clearing. An Iwata LPH400 was used to apply the basecoat at
about 20 psi.
6. The clear coat used here was BASF DC5335 Glamour clear. It was applied
in 2 coats with about 10 minutes between coats. It was applied using an
Iwata W400 with about 26 PSI at the gauge.
A few dirt nibs were colorsanded and polished afterwards.
Honda Civic Rebirth
My 1991 Honda Civic hatchback rebuild. The car was in really bad shape and
desperately needed TLC, so I went ahead and restored her from scratch with
the help of a few buddies who run a shop. The whole process took about 9
months, hence 'The Rebirth' title which seems to go along well like it's a
new born baby.
The motor is B16A with: CTR pistons, full Omni valvetrain, CAT cams, ITR
IM, Mild P&P head, H22A injectors, OBD1 converted, and stock B16A header.
The Exhaust is Apexi WS2. The actual
numbers at the dynapack are pretty embarrassing (I was just trying to get
her to run efficiently for the emissions test, which she passed no
problem). I have no idea what this motor is capable of. I'll post more
vids once she's fully tuned. Props to Nick at Teknotik for the tuning.
*Parts alone for this project costed about $5K to 6K. I did the labor with
the help of my buddies and bodywork was done by an affiliate. So I spent
roughly $10K in total. I plan to keep this car forever so I don't see 10K
as much money at all.
K20 Civic Build Part 1 of 3
K20Z1 MOTOR INTO A CIVIC EG. ENTIRE BUILD WAS DONE IN A GARAGE BY 3 PEOPLE.
LUIS, ADRIAN AND MYSELF (JAIME). WIRE TUCK, BATTERY RELOCATION, SUB
HARNESS....OK SO IVE BEEN ASKED THIS A FEW TIMES NOW SO I WILL JUST POST IT
IN THE DESCRIPTION. WHATZ THE COST OF MY BUILD? RIGHT NOW IM UP TO ABOUT
20,000. HOW LONG DID IT TAKE? IT TOOK ME ABOUT 6-7 MOS FROM START TO
The Civic Build part 03
The Civic Build Part 03. Two cousins, same car, similar ideas. Watch as
Miami's (Reyse404) car goes from shell to track. enjoy.
The Civic Build part 02
once again, me and my cousin building up our civic EGs. This is part 02 of
the "series". Its kinda short but oh well, its not like we've done THAT
much to them.
So far I got my car up and running. I'm going 8 psi on stock internals...
lets see how long that will last xD. I've been doing mostly body work to it
to see if I can get it sprayed soon.
My cousin on the other hand has a lot of work to do. starting with his
motor. An LS/V-tec built for 20 pounds. Hes got most of his forged
internals, hes just missing two or three parts then its off to the machine
shop to get the block bored 10 over, but his main focus right now is on
getting his roll cage in so he can paint his car and assemble it.
Yea... its kinda short. I know... part 03 will make up for that.
Civic Build 2008
My newest build ('99 SiR) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAgQ9AdrpRY
Build from March 2008 to December 2008
Morgan Page ft. Lissie - Longest road (deadmau5 remix) and the Matrix
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5kdimvIG1o&feature=channel_page
progress up to feb 14th 2009
Build thread here:
Me = AcousticAudio
Car was estimated at 190whp@6800rpm at 6psi street tune 9.0:1 compression
0.48 a/r t3/t4 turbonetics turbo.
Coming next year: Eagle rods(new redline 8200rpm) + Wiseco pistons (upping
Boost to 14psi), bigger turbo + injectors, Dyno tune + more. Estimated
Summer's car "rebuild".
Summer's 16th birthday present, 78 Mustang II Coupe.
She likes old cars, we didn't want anything with HP as a first car, plus
not a "big" car either with C pillar blind spot. That little Mustang was about the only choice to
find something dirt cheap, fixable and looks classic.
Nothing too fancy in the refreshing, this car will end up on a highschool
Rebuild the little 2.3L engine, great on gas, 28-30 MPG on the highway.
Block 60 over.
For maximum grip upgraded the 13" to Front 205/55R15, Rear 215/60R15
sitting on Basset D hole Wheels.
Primer sealer/filler/urethane paint is PPG. Yellow is 2010 Camaro single stage urethane.
Clear coat is "Montana".
Muffler is Flomaster Super 44, no drone sounds ok, pretty quiet.
Music : The Crystal Method, High Roller - Album" Vegas".
Honda EP3 TypeR Civic Rebuild
This EP3 Civic rolled down a bank during a rally in Upper Hutt, New
Zealand, nearly every outer panel was replaced apart from the rear panel
and left chassis rail which was pulled and aligned, the job took about 3
weeks to do and was quite a chellenge to get nice gaps between doors,
lights and guards etc, there were two donor cars needed, the first donor
car had alot of frontal damage and we needed a good chassis rail, so
another donor car awas found, the rally car was still worth repairing
because of the cromoly roll cage and other mods done to the body.
Scary Civic Paint ORIGINAL FOOTAGE TEST 01
The original footage that was used and altered in the video "Scary Civic
Paint TEST 07". Footage was edited and some effects were tested out and the
finished product was
Camera used: JVC GZ-MG330HU