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Repainting Hood with Duplicolor

Does anyone know how close Duplicolor's "Jet Black" Paint Shop will come to the "Ebony" black Ford painted my 98 Mustang in? How high is the quality of Duplicolor paint? I'm planning on repainting my hood by spraying a good primer down, then Duplicolor's "Jet Black" and then spraying a few coats of Duplicolor's clear coat. Any thoughts on this. I know I could do have this done professionally, but this is not a show car, and I only want a decent, presentable job that I can say I did myself.


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No idea how well it matches but I've painted the whole front end of my car (fenders, nose, hood) from a can. So before anyone screams 'don't do it', if done right it looks and protects just fine.









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im placein a post cause i wana track this. i want to do the same thing.. how much work have u done with painting cars?? i hear that duplicolor kit is real beginer friendly.. from what i know its all about prep and ur gun.

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I have no experience at all, but I'm sure if I take my time and do my research I can do a decent job. I am ONLY doing a hood which is NOT on the car so there is room for error. I am trying to decide between 2 different routes. The first link is a product Duplicolor offers where I can spray the part right from a can and the color matching chart (second link) appears to match my 98 black.

There is also the third link which is the "Paint Shop" line. I would need to get a gun somewhere if I went this route.

Right now my LARGEST concern is that Duplicolor is a lacquer based paint. Through research it appears there are MANY coats needed and it is NOT durable. What I'd like to know is how many coats are we talking, and how bad is the paint? Will it give me a decent job as that is all I ask for? It doesnt have to be a show car type of job.

My plan is to lightly sand the hood to take the current clear coat away.

Then hit it with a few coats of black primer.

Then hit is with a few coats of the Duplicolor paint.

Then a few coats of the Duplicolor clear coat.

Can anyone with some exp. tell me if there is a flaw to this plan? Thoughts?



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No idea how well it matches but I've painted the whole front end of my car (fenders, nose, hood) from a can. So before anyone screams 'don't do it', if done right it looks and protects just fine.
I think it awsome "the done it my selfers" anyone can throw money at it but there is a since of pride when you do it yourself! Now don't get me wrong I pay to have a lot of things done but I compare the cost of me screwing up and having to repeat it multiple times to someone doing it at a cost. Anyway that's my 2 cents. Good luck and post pics when you through out the process.

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I have a good question....can anyone tell me how many rattle cans of paint I will need adequetly cover the hood on both sides? How many coats show I lay down?

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I have a tiny bit of experience with this. Some jackass broke my window out to steal all the NOTHING I keep in my car, and tore the paint on my door up pretty bad. I sanded, primered, and repainted it myself. Take your time. I would find someone who knows about painting and ask them about when you should wetsand and what grit sandpaper is best, etc...
My door is barely noticeable (It still looks better than scratches) and I really didn't have a clue what I was doing. Just kinda winged it. You'll probably be better off than I was, because at least your researching it first
Over spray can get on EVERYTHING...even if you don't think it will...if you do this anywhere near your car you might end up spending all day with rubbing compound getting all the damn overspray off the rest of your car. It sucks.

If it's just a hood, why not take it to a paint shop though? I'm all about DIY, but sometimes paint is a pain in the ass. It takes up a lot of room to do stuff, the temperature is important; dust, bugs and other crap will fly onto it, etc...
Then again, I've seen body shops do shoddier work than I did myself.

I dunno what my point is. Good luck though!!!
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