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hey rather than go to a paint shop they charge like 3000 bucks to paint the car, does anyone have a DIY FAQ guide on how to paint it yourself? for example what home depot tools do we need, what kinds of paint. is it hard to do?I only want to paint the exterior inside the garage, not the tiny parts inbetween the doors,etc. basically im not gonna do an A+ job, but a C+ job. cheap and looking pretty good. my 202 is colored white, i want to paint it all black. anyone done this before? any tips, thanks
 

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anyone know how many home depot black paint rattle cans i would need to paint the whole car? also how exactly do you paint the damn roof or the hood cause its gonna be impossible to reach some parts of it

black 202 here we come
 

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are you freaking kidding?!?!? I can't even believe that I am responding to this... but good lord... I hope you're kidding!!
 

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Just for the simple fact that you used "candy red" you need to sell your Mercedes right now!!
 

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Be sure to post before and after pics!
 

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i will post pics and you will see that for less that $50-100 bucks u can manually paint your 202, and dont need to send it to the mexicans who charge more than you paid for the whole car
 

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I have to say that I painted the tailgate on a truck with one of those Wagner things and the result is very impressive.
But I wouldn't paint my Benz.
 

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Oh cool you got your spell checker working...Anythings possible if you do it properly..I'm one of those Silly "mexicans" you speak of...But i would never paint a benz that way

We'll be waiting for those pictures
 

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horrible horrible horrible idea.
 

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looks good let me guess you have experience but this person doesnt?
 

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1st car i painted about 2 yrs ago...I'm a locksmith...No time to be a painter

But i do know a bad idea when i hear one
 

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Paint and do it yourself a Hyundai, or a Suzuki.......maybe a corolla........

not a Benz.......car is tricky to take it apart, you need to know exactly what you are doing, seems you are not very sure what to do, I doubt it you would be able.......
 

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Oh don't worry... he wouldn't take anything apart... he might just tape the windows and go to town.
 
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