Painting a car [HELP]

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Hi guys. anyone know where to buy cheap spray paint cans? i need colored matt paint aside from just black and white. Plasti dip is good but its way over my budget especially the color that i wanted.

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Ya just head to ACE and hunt for your spray paint, is gonna be costly as well as it aint cheap.
 

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im actually looking for a Matt yellow. i looked around and cant find them. At mr DIY there are only Matt black and white. ACE so far i didint see any matt paints there aside from white and black too.
 

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im actually looking for a Matt yellow. i looked around and cant find them. At mr DIY there are only Matt black and white. ACE so far i didint see any matt paints there aside from white and black too.
maybe can try a matte clear coat on those paint. Not sure if it works. Havent tried. U can get 2
cans to try out 1st then. Or just proceed for PD yellow
 

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to do a matt yellow:biggrin: awesome but like u said flat paint is quite hard to get,for me too i just got the black 1, lookin for flat red just cannot find, if u have a fren in sing @ thai, maybe u can ask for their help
 

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Actually alantjw : I recall you saying your car was originally yellow (As in your avatar) so all you really need is a bottle of touchup paint, and a can (maybe 6) of matt spray which you can get from ACE or most large DIY shops.

The plastidip matt clear coat is a bit on the high side but at least that's removable. The other types of matt clear coat are about 30 a can and are permanent. You'll need a enclosed area or at least a closed off area otherwise getting dust specs on matt would be a major pain in the ass.
 

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maybe can try a matte clear coat on those paint. Not sure if it works. Havent tried. U can get 2
cans to try out 1st then. Or just proceed for PD yellow
haha yeah i was planning on that too but PD is to pricey. as for PD yellow around RM60+/can. which matt white that i use on my wira only cost me below RM8/can lots of difference. if PD is around RM20 sure i rather go for it haha. BTW i like your dipped work. looks awsome.

Buy 2 - 3 cans of Plastidip clear (which is matt). Top up on your yellow paint.
i actually tought of this too but after i did research on youtube on the clear plastidip on gloss, it looks bad. i rather leave it the way it is then doing that.

Actually alantjw : I recall you saying your car was originally yellow (As in your avatar) so all you really need is a bottle of touchup paint, and a can (maybe 6) of matt spray which you can get from ACE or most large DIY shops.

The plastidip matt clear coat is a bit on the high side but at least that's removable. The other types of matt clear coat are about 30 a can and are permanent. You'll need a enclosed area or at least a closed off area otherwise getting dust specs on matt would be a major pain in the ass.
yeah bro my car is original yellow. i wanted a touch up paint but i cant find the one that match my car color. any idea where to get custom touch up paint? and also i saw some tutorial on youtube, they will get the color code and go to paint shop to mix it, then they will put it into the spray can. not sure if this kind of service is available in malaysia? since i cant get it so i opt for matt colors instead.

i have tried matt white and black on my wira and its easier to apply then the gloss paint using the spray cans. and the finish is pretty good as i can say but i screw up alittle. and yeah its a pain to keep them clean as dust attracts to it, so every 2 days i will wipe the car with a damp cloth to remove the dust. pros of matt paint is also its easy to repair any defacts like scratches or stone chips. thats why i tought of making my celica matt too.
 

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yeah bro my car is original yellow. i wanted a touch up paint but i cant find the one that match my car color. any idea where to get custom touch up paint? and also i saw some tutorial on youtube, they will get the color code and go to paint shop to mix it, then they will put it into the spray can. not sure if this kind of service is available in malaysia? since i cant get it so i opt for matt colors instead.
I actually have done this before. But I got my friend to contact the paint shop for me. I'll try asking again because I need to respray something.

Remind me with a PM if I forget.
 

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Sorry to interrupt,

Just tumpang to ask a bit...

Im not hijacking this thread....

Since you all are talking about spray paint in cans,

Can anyone assist me in where to find good quality

FLOURESCENT COLOURED PAINT ?

I wanna spray my sports rims...

I was thinking of flourescent green for the centre hub of my sports rims...
 

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haha yeah i was planning on that too but PD is to pricey. as for PD yellow around RM60+/can. which matt white that i use on my wira only cost me below RM8/can lots of difference. if PD is around RM20 sure i rather go for it haha. BTW i like your dipped work. looks awsome.

i actually tought of this too but after i did research on youtube on the clear plastidip on gloss, it looks bad. i rather leave it the way it is then doing that.

yeah bro my car is original yellow. i wanted a touch up paint but i cant find the one that match my car color. any idea where to get custom touch up paint? and also i saw some tutorial on youtube, they will get the color code and go to paint shop to mix it, then they will put it into the spray can. not sure if this kind of service is available in malaysia? since i cant get it so i opt for matt colors instead.

i have tried matt white and black on my wira and its easier to apply then the gloss paint using the spray cans. and the finish is pretty good as i can say but i screw up alittle. and yeah its a pain to keep them clean as dust attracts to it, so every 2 days i will wipe the car with a damp cloth to remove the dust. pros of matt paint is also its easy to repair any defacts like scratches or stone chips. thats why i tought of making my celica matt too.
Haha! Thanks but my plastidip skills not that good yet :rofl: There are more sifus out there.
I only remember that Nippon did mix the colours for me when I ordered a paint colour that I like
to paint the walls. Other than that for cars wise, I'm not sure if Nippon has any to mix for
cars. Bought my paint from Home Living If not wrong or Ace since I saw their mixing machine there.
 

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Permanant? ACE I guess.
Normal paint then better got to your local hardware shop is cheaper...:biggrin:

Bought sandpaper in ACE compared to hardware shop is like double the price, could be due to their rental....:hmmmm:

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yeah bro my car is original yellow. i wanted a touch up paint but i cant find the one that match my car color. any idea where to get custom touch up paint? and also i saw some tutorial on youtube, they will get the color code and go to paint shop to mix it, then they will put it into the spray can. not sure if this kind of service is available in malaysia? since i cant get it so i opt for matt colors instead.
Try the supermarket "Auto spa" brand touch up paint. They have original paint colors and clear coat.

If you need to custom mix the color, take off your fuel cover flap and take it to the shops selling automotive paint. They can mix for you but I think minimum is 1 Liter....:rolleyes:

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Haha! Thanks but my plastidip skills not that good yet :rofl: There are more sifus out there.
I only remember that Nippon did mix the colours for me when I ordered a paint colour that I like
to paint the walls. Other than that for cars wise, I'm not sure if Nippon has any to mix for
cars. Bought my paint from Home Living If not wrong or Ace since I saw their mixing machine there.
Bro., House paint then yes. Jotun was the first I think. They just carry white paint and when you need different color they just mix for you....:biggrin:
 

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Sorry to interrupt,

Just tumpang to ask a bit...

Im not hijacking this thread....

Since you all are talking about spray paint in cans,

Can anyone assist me in where to find good quality

FLOURESCENT COLOURED PAINT ?

I wanna spray my sports rims...

I was thinking of flourescent green for the centre hub of my sports rims...
Well i saw this kind of paint in ACE hardware. the spray can have the triangle thing there with the color you looking for. i think only limited colors

Normal paint then better got to your local hardware shop is cheaper...:biggrin:

Bought sandpaper in ACE compared to hardware shop is like double the price, could be due to their rental....:hmmmm:

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Try the supermarket "Auto spa" brand touch up paint. They have original paint colors and clear coat.

If you need to custom mix the color, take off your fuel cover flap and take it to the shops selling automotive paint. They can mix for you but I think minimum is 1 Liter....:rolleyes:

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Bro., House paint then yes. Jotun was the first I think. They just carry white paint and when you need different color they just mix for you....:biggrin:
well mine is not the original paint from toyota. so i really need a custom one. if minimum 1 liter can they make it into a spray can? because i dont have the sprayer.
 

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Well i saw this kind of paint in ACE hardware. the spray can have the triangle thing there with the color you looking for. i think only limited colors



well mine is not the original paint from toyota. so i really need a custom one. if minimum 1 liter can they make it into a spray can? because i dont have the sprayer.
Originally Posted by LesleyAprotto
Sorry to interrupt,

Just tumpang to ask a bit...

Im not hijacking this thread....

Since you all are talking about spray paint in cans,

Can anyone assist me in where to find good quality

FLOURESCENT COLOURED PAINT ?

I wanna spray my sports rims...

I was thinking of flourescent green for the centre hub of my sports rims...


well bro lesley, those fluo type u can get @ a good hardware, just ask for 2 star spray paint coz the colour difference & heat resistant factor, for the 3 star ones also limited colours but it made for the heat resistance that u can use it for the exzos too
 

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Well taikor vr2, its really kinda hard to tell coz some items in ACE are really cheaper than outside e.g car wax sponge (ace selling RM1.90, others selling RM2.50, the cheapest i could find), car detailing products same price with others but sometimes ACE would have some discount. Some sort like item of the month.

I personally used a spray paint from ACE hardware before (Their own brand) and I gotta say, it is good. Cost is 30-40% higher but it is better than Nippon Pylox. The spray nozzle is of high quality and better design. And I dont know if it's my noob feeling or what, it actually last longer than Nippon Pylox.
 

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Well taikor vr2, its really kinda hard to tell coz some items in ACE are really cheaper than outside e.g car wax sponge (ace selling RM1.90, others selling RM2.50, the cheapest i could find), car detailing products same price with others but sometimes ACE would have some discount. Some sort like item of the month.

I personally used a spray paint from ACE hardware before (Their own brand) and I gotta say, it is good. Cost is 30-40% higher but it is better than Nippon Pylox. The spray nozzle is of high quality and better design. And I dont know if it's my noob feeling or what, it actually last longer than Nippon Pylox.
yeah forgot 2 mention that, do not use Pylox it is crap for outdoor use, well i bought 1 from a hardware brand have 2 double check, got the flat black for my bumper & grill, still looks fine untill now & only bought it for RM6.5 only, later have time take a pic of my finished job & put it in my album in my bio, check out my kancil legroom lite:biggrin:
 

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yeah forgot 2 mention that, do not use Pylox it is crap for outdoor use, well i bought 1 from a hardware brand have 2 double check, got the flat black for my bumper & grill, still looks fine untill now & only bought it for RM6.5 only, later have time take a pic of my finished job & put it in my album in my bio, check out my kancil legroom lite:biggrin:
really pylox is crap for outdoor usage? I sprayed my wira center console so it's kinda indoor and its holding up good so far. I use pylox clear for my plastidip clear coat. Not much but just to hold the plastidip and enhance the shine.
 

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Originally Posted by LesleyAprotto
Sorry to interrupt,

Just tumpang to ask a bit...

Im not hijacking this thread....

Since you all are talking about spray paint in cans,

Can anyone assist me in where to find good quality

FLOURESCENT COLOURED PAINT ?

I wanna spray my sports rims...

I was thinking of flourescent green for the centre hub of my sports rims...


well bro lesley, those fluo type u can get @ a good hardware, just ask for 2 star spray paint coz the colour difference & heat resistant factor, for the 3 star ones also limited colours but it made for the heat resistance that u can use it for the exzos too
Thanks Alan for the reference...

Hey Twistedichc, I didnt know such paint got star rating...

So which star rating is suitable for sportsrims?:confused:
 

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well mine is not the original paint from toyota. so i really need a custom one. if minimum 1 liter can they make it into a spray can? because i dont have the sprayer.
Nope, they won't be able to can them in spray can. They mix for spray shop, because I followed spray painter there and had a look....

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Well taikor vr2, its really kinda hard to tell coz some items in ACE are really cheaper than outside e.g car wax sponge (ace selling RM1.90, others selling RM2.50, the cheapest i could find), car detailing products same price with others but sometimes ACE would have some discount. Some sort like item of the month.

I personally used a spray paint from ACE hardware before (Their own brand) and I gotta say, it is good. Cost is 30-40% higher but it is better than Nippon Pylox. The spray nozzle is of high quality and better design. And I dont know if it's my noob feeling or what, it actually last longer than Nippon Pylox.
If you compare to accessory shop probably cheaper or same but I am talking about local hardware shop. Or probably because my local hardware shop is old school in old town...haha:biggrin:
I wanted a switch for my tap to water filter, ACE selling RM35, bought at Hardware shop RM20.
Now buy most of my stuff from HW shop, near my place also....:biggrin:
 

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im actually asking for something like in this video
Bumper Paint Touchup - YouTube
you can skip to 2:40 for the part where the paint is made. i saw this in lots of tutorials on youtube.
 

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If you compare to accessory shop probably cheaper or same but I am talking about local hardware shop. Or probably because my local hardware shop is old school in old town...haha:biggrin:
I wanted a switch for my tap to water filter, ACE selling RM35, bought at Hardware shop RM20.
Now buy most of my stuff from HW shop, near my place also....:biggrin:
haha i guess most items, the Kedai Perniagaan Logam XXX will be cheaper than ACE..or XXX Hardware haha...but at my area, only got 1 good hardware shop. Others are selling cheap stuffs...even the paint, once i bought a silver spray paint for RM6. Used 1/4 only then the nozzle broken lolllll so fragile. But i love shops like ACE Hardware...its a shopping place for us LOL :rofl:
 

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Nope, they won't be able to can them in spray can. They mix for spray shop, because I followed spray painter there and had a look....
Got la. I had a custom red colour mixed into a spray for my old Kelisa bumper repair.
 

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Got la. I had a custom red colour mixed into a spray for my old Kelisa bumper repair.
where bro? mahal tak?
 

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i think its ok to try 1 can first. its almost the same price as Plastidip anyways
 

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As I said earlier, I need to get a can mixed for a mini project of my own. If you're interested we can get it done at the same time.
 

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As I said earlier, I need to get a can mixed for a mini project of my own. If you're interested we can get it done at the same time.
Yes bro count me in too :)