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Hello

I never got around to having the Mog painted last summer.I am considering doing it myself and have the following questions.

1 Is it that hard to produce a decent result

2 Are there any specific primers that I should use to cover the horrible orange colour it is now?

3 What spray gun should I buy?
 

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I painted my 416 with an epoxy primer, then a single stage urethane green and it looks ok. I used a 30 year old Binks 18 gun, but have recently bought a Sata HVLP, and get a much nicer finish with the new gun. A decent paint job is more about the prep work than the paint IMO, but having a decent gun will help.
 

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Go to your nearest PPG dealer and buy everything from one place (and probably from one family of products like PPG Deltron): prep, primer, color, thinner and clear coat so that everything matches. That way, no disaster like crazing or failure to dry, or other catastrophies that could take hundreds of hours to solve.

Or, screw it all and get some rattle cans at Home Depot. Nothing in between, IMO.
 

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Just get a roller and some brushes Need a paint job? $50 will do it It is all about prep and sanding anyways. I have seen articles on top dollar boats painted with self leveling paint and expensive brushes. Good advice on compatible products, I have seen some disasters when some wrong spot putty was used.
 

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I painted my 416 with an epoxy primer, then a single stage urethane green and it looks ok. I used a 30 year old Binks 18 gun, but have recently bought a Sata HVLP, and get a much nicer finish with the new gun. A decent paint job is more about the prep work than the paint IMO, but having a decent gun will help.
I have seen projects that should have turned out amazing trashed, because the owners are getting sick of it and just want it Done. So they skimp on the final body prep-work they end up using $1000+ in materials and getting a paint job that looks like it was fizy canned.
 

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The interior of my 404.013 was painted with a brush. Thanks to who ever did that. Talk about an MFer to get prepped for paint.
 

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Painted the interior with a brush? That's crazy!

I used a roller on mine. :D
 

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Unimog 404.1 Diesel (sold :( )1995 LMTV 1078, 1995 M1079, 1079box for sale !!!
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WARNING- You may get hooked into those threads. My brains is fried, my eyes are read..... buttttttt. I've learned loads...

anyway...... deep into those threads came this jewl started by one of the Mopar members who worked hard to make the roller method work for him.

http://rollyourcar.com/
 
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