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I’m seriously contemplating painting My66 next spring, and want some input on those who have painted theirs at home . I plan on painting it in my shop doing the drop cloth and box fan filter
I have a standard 20 upright air compressor
 

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In my teens and twenties I painted several cars like that, even did one outside. But nowadays you can go to jail for it and all it takes is one pissed off neighbor.
 

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I’m seriously contemplating painting My66 next spring, and want some input on those who have painted theirs at home . I plan on painting it in my shop doing the drop cloth and box fan filter
I have a standard 20 upright air compressor

I've done it several times. I doubt you would go to jail for it even in california. I do suggest you practice on a old fender or something first and watch a few videos on how to setup your gun.
 

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i agree depends on your neighbors. there's alot to painting.. mostly prep. i've painted many cars in my garage.
 

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if you have a community college nearby, taking classes is the best way to learn this stuff, they also have like paint booths and such. painted my first couple cars that way. taught me everything i know about paint and body
 

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The fire department has a lot to say about painting in anything other than a paint booth, and yes you can go to jaiĺ for it depending on there addatude. I saw it happen once a neighbor of a relative was spraying in his garage, the fire department showed up and demanded that he stop, he had the last cote to finish and just started spraying the last cote. The cops hauled him off. I don't know what the final consequence was but it cost him $500 to get out of jail.
 

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Hello,

In an effort to cut down on the paint cloud leaving your paint area, you may wish to consider a turbine sprayer system. Last year I bought one and it's a night and day difference between a standard air compressor driven paint sprayer, even if it's a more expensive HVLP gun.

I spray around 4.5 PSI for the regular primer and colour coat. Then around 7 PSI for the clear and any feather fill earlier in the process. At 4.5 PSI there is practically no over spray. At 7 PSI on the clear there's a bit of a cloud generated, but nothing as bad as std spray gun even at 25 PSI.

Plus you save a lot on your material, and that alone adds up really quick.

Another benefit with a turbine system is you do not have to worry about desiccant snakes (or in line dehumidifiers), oil or particle contamination from hoses.

Just a thought.
 

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i agree about maaco or the other quicky paint places. if you do your own prep, they do great painting. all the guys do is paint all day. most of the result is from the prep anyhow.
 
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