I think most high dollar teams have sponsors who pay for paint, and the low dollar teams have a "buddy" somewhere in the crew who can paint. This is at least what I have seen. I plan on just doing a semi-ceap macco paint job when I finish mine. They can do cool color schemes but usally cost much less then the "good" paint guys. I always just think "it is a desert truck" meaning it'll get all scratched up right away anyways, so spend the big bucks on more important stuff. Steve
Yes, Anaheim Hills Autobody does the Herbst and Robbys stuff, Wally World does Jesse Jones and a lot of buggies paint, Scott@PCI has Dave do his as a side job. I would talk to Cory at South Coast AutoBody, he does some cool custom stuff and normal stuff. He is gonna paint my blazer for me. They are located in Lake Forest.
If you have access to a garage all you need to do is get one of those big rolls of painters plasticand some masking tape to make a paint booth. Then go down to home depot and get one of the $35 detail guns and if you can use a spraypaint can then you've got the skill to put down a really nice smooth paint job. the team I pit for did their truck that way and it looks really good. They spent about $150 total. That way you don't have to get pissed-off the first time you drive through some sage brush. Hope this helps somewhat
I did the krylon thing and I'm happy with it and it only cost about 50 bucks, I know how to paint the real way, used to for a living, but for the application it wasn't worth the money. Now if I hit a bush or rock I don't have to worry about an expensive paint job getting chipped and I have plenty of touch up paint left over to fix any mishaps.
yep just use your garage, that way half way through your paint job, your water heater turns on, and poof, no more house. let a professional do it. even the macco guys do a pretty good job for the money. if its gonna get beat up then go the cheap route, but remember you get what you pay for.
all you have to do so there's no big kaboom is put in a fan for ventalation and stick a filter over the outside so you don't get crap all over the neighbors cars. I assumed ventalation would be a given when painting. you know what they assumption is the mother of all f ups. lol
That and just turn the pilot flame off and the gas to the heater. Then when your done just let things air out a bit before relighting the pilot, and wear a mask, seen to many guys just walk into a booth and start spraying with no protection, ventalation is good but no substitute for a mask, and I don't mean a cheap dust mask, get one with replaceable filters and it will last a long time think their about 15-20 bucks 3-M makes a decent one, good investmant for the lungs.
My brother Noel did a great job on our Lothringer 1600 panels...in his driveway. He strung out some clothes line, hung the panels and shot away with a rig he uses to paint CAT D-11's as part of his job. A few bugs lost their lives, but sticking to one great color and adding bold stickers can look terrific. In the race videos I have no problem seeing the BAJA BROS in white and and black on our $29.00 flame red paint job. I love Wally World's work, he's a true artist, and if I win the lottery that's what I'll have on my Penhall-built trophy tru ck, but when you ain't got the bucks, keep it simple.
Of course you have to wait if you want Anaheim Hills Auto Body,Wally World ory body else big with race teams.Remember these guys do race teams panels after every race are pretty booked up.
I have yet to deal w/paint as my truck is on stands,Black/silver cab,yellow hood one teal door and grey front white rear fenders.Only the hood is original!But if I didn't have a friend that paints It would probably be Maco at least then you can bitch at someone other than yourself!!!