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I'm a competent mechanic but I have no clue how to get started with painting and I'd love to learn it more than anything else. Is there anyone here at least somewhat familiar with prep work and painting? I was thinking of getting like harbor freight stuff and throwing up a green house enclosure in my driveway to start but I have no idea how cheap equipment performs, or if its really down to prep work and technique. Right now I'd just like to redo some body panels on 2 of my cars but I don't feel like screwing stuff up. Where should I start with this stuff?
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be sure to strip off old wax or coasting before sanding. years ago back home a friend sanded his car without stripping the wax off first. Hours of sanding and prepping then when he started painting he got hundreds of 'fish eyes' where the paint wold not stick. From my experience its preparation, preparation, preparation, painting is the last step. There is a lot to learn about paint, and painting, but its preparation that makes or kills the paint job. If blow it, you can always prep and paint again.

>recommend getting into automotive painting as a career?
You cant complete with illegal mexicans working at regular autobody shops. You can make good money if you have real skill/talent with custom designs and painting and your local air quality restrictions are too stringent. There are lots of people who will pay for quality paint jobs on cars, boats, motorcycles, motor homes, helmets and more, but they pay for quality.
>I have no clue how to get started with painting and I'd love to learn it more than anything else.
start with some basic vids. You can use the vin from your car and guy automotive paint in a rattle can (you can order it). Yes, a rattle can. You can also buy by the gallon more, but start small on your own car. Here is a simple rattle can vid for basic info. Look over the paint on you car very closely to see what you can see. The big auto manufactures put just enough paint on for the look, no extra, to save money.
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This right here is the new king.
years ago my landlord pulled his dodge caravan into the empty lot next to my house, taped it up shittily for like 20 minutes and started painting it with spray paint cans. i was laughing about what a retard he was while i watched, but it honestly came out shockingly nice lol
Those only come in very limited colors though, iirc its just white and black at the moment. Good for primer, though.

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I can't believe they care so much to actually ban me. That's so nice they would read my troll comments. BTW mystery meat did review the Hornet today. Dodge's car that sits on the lot for a year or so before selling.

aw sweet a schizo thread
>I can't believe they care so much to actually ban me.
Shadow bans are actually fully automatic sometimes, can happen immediately after you post your message.

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Ducati Thot Edition
>Scooters are frens, sometimes
>bullying faggots and r6 for their own good
>HYB and BHY
>take the warning stickers off your bike
>put more anime stickers on your bike
>don't buy chinese motorcycles
>wear ear plugs
>pass the MSF course
>litre sports and baggers alive and well
>400cc & tendie seething is as gay as r6
>read the links, watch the vids

The links:

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What mirrors are you rocking in the vid?
I smashed one mirror on a drop months ago and happened to have a generic mirror at home I could slap on til I got a new set.
I think these are the ones
They have a pretty narrow FOV compared to the stock ones and are very buzzy at high speeds. But I like how far out they are so I see less of my shoulder than the stock ones, and I kinda like how they look.
This was supposed to be a temp fix but now its been over half a year. I'm thinking about getting double takes but if they are as buzzy as these, I'll just get another stock mirror. Or just stick with this asymmetrical setup until the left mirror breaks.
Thanks man. The two mirrors i currently have on my klr both have a weird zoom and i can't see anything in them above 60kph.



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checked and I was just pullin your leg. Ya, I do about the same service interval as you on my full syn oil. No reason to do it any sooner like you said.
Dumb. Just change your oil, you probably spend more money on fast food in a weekend. An engine is more expensive than oil.
They make a sense if you live in an apartment but still want to do your own oil changes on a car you drive a lot.
Oil isnt as much of an issue as the filter.
Dirty oil kills engines.
I'm at 355k miles and it still purrs because it's had oil changes every 5k miles it's entire life.
I use a Stahlbus

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>Wool seats
>Black mirror finish
>4 speed automatic
Talk me out of it. It’s only $10k ($5k if I want one with 150,000 miles).
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Buy instantly.
>4 speed
It could be a 2 speed for all i care, dat low end torque from high cylinder count
In a disgusting landbarge so no point. Also low-revving anchor.
>cope vehicle which the owners have to find every opportunity to mention it’s “muh heckin V12!!!”
This 100%. Cylinder count fetishism incarnate.
Yin and Yang
Automatics don't work like manuals. Torque converter means there's always a bit of slip allowing for more progressive transitions from gear to gear. So you can make the final drive a bit longer to compensate.

It probably does about 13-16mpg combined.

85 and 86 have the same chassis, the difference is the drivetrain (SOHC engine, cable clutch, open rear diff, rear drum brakes)
85 had a completely different, smaller axle and the ae86 had drum brakes on the base model.

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Infiniti Q50 Black Opal Edition
>Color changes in the light
>Twin Turbo V6, 400 hp 350 lb-ft torque, 7 spd auto
>$10k under MSRP *NEW* ~$55,000
>Slightly used, can be $15k under MSRP ~$45,000
>"""Dated""" interior = no touch screen gimmicks
Without resorting to stereotypes, should a young working professional man looking for a premium sedan buy this?
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Looks like a Mazda. Pass. Get a Cadillac cts or dts
>the transmission being kinda clunky and slow. It's similar to the 5spd Autos in the older Nissan/Infinitis.

And that’s a GOOD thing. Unironically one of the best automatics to come out of Japan. People dog the absolute shit out of G and Z cars, you rarely see a transmission fail before the engine. They’re stupidly well built. Even to the point where Nissan just gave it bigger cooling lines and slapped it to the Nissan titan. Those trucks have never had widely reported transmission issues and they are moving a heavy ass full size pickup that also tows.

Say what you will about the 300 hp maxima attached to a kei car cvt, but everything Nissan offers that’s RWD is usually very reliable. Frontiers, titans, Infiniti,ect.
I would agree if I haven't been taking the bus for the last 2 weeks after my Pathfinder threw a P1774 code. They get solenoid/TCM issues at high miles and now I have to drop a valvebody and either repair the broken contacts or just change a solenoid ($50 Duralast = OEM Mitsu)

The 7 speed is rather old, honestly it's my biggest complaint with the car. I wouldn't doubt if the Kia/Hyundai trans is a clone of the ZF8. I actually haven't heard anything bad with them.
That’s a front wheel drive Nissan you deserve all the issues you get. Not the same transmission. Irrelevant to the conversation.
It's actually a 2011 R51 with a VQ40DE/RE5R05A from a Frontier. It's a failure that's happening more as time passes from vibrations cracking the contacts. Happens to all the cars with that transmission.


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Post your Chevys (or GM) vehicles here boys! No Fords or Chryslers allowed and you better not import that rice shit to this thread here.
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naw man, I like boobs, not bubba. Sorry no homo.
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ngga wat? i said booba.
im not into the homsex .. i don't own a Miata. picunrel
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do it.
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based and comfy

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I see these older NASCAR chassis come up for sale fairly often on sites like racingjunk. How bad of an idea would it be to buy one? The process for making one of these street legal is pretty easy in my state, and they usually run ~$30-40k for a good, complete one. I know they’re horrible cars to daily but I think the performance per dollar is awesome and it would be a good giggle-machine. If I got one with the original drivetrain (358ci engine, 4spd, etc.) is there any special maintenance or repairs I would have to pay attention to since it’s a race engine?
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Restrictor plates are only used on a few tracks where speeds become extremely dangerous (like Talladega).
The restrictor plate itself is just a drop-in piece that goes in the intake under the carb. So it doesn't require any other modifications or special engines to run at different tracks.
Another problem is the gearbox.
Very tall gears, combined with a low-slip clutch and light flywheel, the car is a complete pain to launch from standstill gracefully and drive anywhere slower than 20mph.

If you just like the looks, replace the whole powertrain for an LS with TR6060 and have yourself a more normal car.
what is wrong with what he wrote? I dun understand
Nah, I’d drive it fine.

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>have rx7 vert similar to picrel, got it out of a barn for $60
>runs, drives, but has coolant problems so can't really be driven much
>coolant seals might be bad, but that requires a full engine teardown to check for sure and a rebuild done by a pro is ~$5k
>just want a drivable vert atp, don't want to spend a shit ton if avoidable

what's the move? trade it to some poor sap for a different convertible car? become a rotary mechanic and try to rebuild it myself? miata engine swap? electric conversion? open to ideas
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>I don't want to rush into a full engine teardown and rebuild on an engine I don't have experience with.
>"muh wrenchlet!"
Were you born this 'tarded or did you get it from being dropped?
>got it out of a barn for $60
i'm kinda jealous
everything here costs too much since boomers know that they will sell for more
Who said anything about rushing?
And pray tell how you're supposed to get this "required" experience other than actually working on said engine? Let alone one that was only 60$?
You're a dickless wrenchlet that's probably too scared to do his own oil changes too.
>projection temper tantrum
Sorry for being better than you, I know how insecure it makes you.
Don't think about it. Just do it.

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fucking cracked one of the new hubcaps while putting it on and had to order a whole new set just to replace the one. it doesn't look bad but is triggering my autism.
annoying that i'm gonna have to wait like a week for them to arrive though
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it looks like shit and even still these new hubcaps make my car look even better
Why don't you get an actual set of wheels
Imagine not having money to buy rims, so instead of saving money you buy hubcabs, but you're so mechanically inept that you break a fucking hubcap installing it, so you buy more hubcaps
Just buy a set of rims you cheap fucking bastard

2012 abarth 500
help pls
initial project: needed lots of effort to move the shifter. one of the pins for the transmission shift linkage needed to be greased.

issue now: after putting car back together, car starts, but seems to be starting in a higher gear than one.
don't have first or second gear, its like the car is taking off in 3rd gear.

here's the "fix" i tried

You assembled it incorrectly. Take it apart and try again
Sounds like something is the wrong way around or not in its correct place.

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Why do you, as a man, not own a Nissan Titan?
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That's what most American truck owners are doing too if you would stop larping for 2 seconds
you're probably a busrider leftist from reddit and don't even own a car based on the cock obsession comment. but on the off-chance that you own a car, a titan or frontier will last longer than whatever bullshit cuckmobile you have, unless it's a toyota/lexus/ or panther platfform. it's one of the best vehicles you can buy. nissan trucks are legit and simply a good buy as a vehicle regardless of whether you need a "truck." people whine about:
>oh there's no good used vehicles that aren't overpriced
well titans, frontiers, gmt400 and gmt800 platform tahoe/yukon/suburban are the new cheap and reliable vehicles. you snooze you lose.
nissan interiors are cheap and uncomfortable
I see articles like this all the time about various aspects of masculine culture. Who the fuck actually listens to these guys
>Nooo you can't laugh at truckfags otherwise you're a redditor or busrider
lol, you realize there's other cars on the road besides trucks, right? Most of them, actually. I'm a Honda guy so chances are my cars will last just as long or longer.

Again. I work in an office. Why do I need a giant v8 truck to commute in again? Please remind me. On the off chance that I need a truck, I can always rent or borrow one so.

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How should Porsche deal with this car that keeps killing it's driver when you step away from the gas?
It's kind of shitty for these companies that build these cars with very expensive bleeding edge components and manufacturing and then lose money because nobody buys them because it is 15 years too early for Boomers to use them as a money making strategy. Imagine being Porsche giving a MSRP of 448k to the Carrera GT and then 20 years later the same car comes for some servicing but now the car is worth 1.8 million dollars. Just giving some context for you to take into consideration before coming up with a solution to the Carrera GT problem.
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If you exceed the limit of traction in a car and don’t know what you’re doing you can crash and die.
In other news, eating 2,000 calories with no exercise makes you gain weight, wild!
do you think chefs cry that the food that was sold for cheap gets more attention than they thought?
no, they just move on to the next dish
>why does a 20 year old car use 20 year old technology
hmm, beats me
and it flopped so hard.
>jannies deleting images

So my old Peugeot 208 got totaled in a car crash, I'm fine thank fuck for that but the insurance company said it's not worth repairing so they'll pay for the car. Now, I'm an euro resident doctor that needs to go from A to B 5 times a week, maybe in the weekend too if I have a shift coming up. I'll probably get a new one in leasing since I'm shit when it comes to used cars market and I don't have the time to research it. I'm looking at Dacia, Renault, Skoda, Seat, etc, basically a shitbox for my needs, nothing more. What's a good car for 14k-18k max?
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I was eyeing the Dacia Logan too. Sandero looks fine I guess.

fair enough.
Logan is alright, I lean more towards a Sandero as they are more rudimentary and therefore less things can go wrong with it.

Avoid Springs like the plague, though.
not interested in e-cars, so yeah. I'll probably go with your suggestion. Thanks for the input.
You are very welcome.
FSO Polonez 1.4 16v

Which one, br/o/s?
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There are UTV's with enclosed cabs and AC.
> expensive green golf cart

I like gators, but you cannot compare them to a Polaris rzr or kei truck
For what usecase? Purely scooting around a ranch? Right. Occasional trips on public roads? Left. Just to look cool and amusing? Left. Off-roading? Right.
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Kei truck is cheaper and better in every way than some shitty side by side
> Spend 8k on a kei truck with barely any parts to find yet
> Or spend 8k on a Polaris rzr with parts galore and endless customer service

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