Long story short, this guy's girlfriend accidentally spray paints his beautiful glossy jet black BMW (maybe a 5 series?) with matte black spray paint (thinking it was plastic-dip, a spray paint that can be peeled off!). If the idea of waking up to see your prized BMW covered in phalic shaped black spray paint marks doesn't make your skin crawl, I don't know what will. Regardless, this video actually got me thinking about the actual benefits of spray painting your car.
Over the past few weeks, I have been sent stunning pictures of some BMW E30's (E30 Features and E30 Backgrounds) and some of my favorites in particular have incredible, eye-popping, glossy paint jobs. The E30 sent below is actually a nice E30 background on my phone. Now obviously, when buying a 30+ year old E30, you can't expect the paint job to look like it did when rolling off the dealership floor. Time has a way of making shiny things look dull (you should see my first bicycle). So seeing these pictures of beautiful E30's with gorgeous paint jobs made me wonder how you all were painting your cars.
As a (hopefully) future E30 project car owner, I think finishing the build with a fresh DIY paint job would be an incredible learning experience and something anyone with an eye for creativity could accomplish. Plus, how cool does using a spray gun look? Regardless, I was curious to know if it was actually possible to DIY spray paint your car and in fact, from what I've read, there are a few tutorials with good reviews that make it seem like its not too difficult (shown below).
I think the benefits of spray painting your own car are:
1) It is significantly cheaper (average paint job will run you at least $1,500)
2) You have the right to customize your car in any way you please when you spray paint yourself.
So planning well ahead about my dream E30 (like I usually do) I thought I would check out some tutorials on how to go about spray painting a car. I thought I'd post a few of the better reviewed video packages I found.
- The first is by a company called SprayPaintVideos that actually has a step-by-step 2 Hour video series that details the steps needed to get started. It actually looks like a pretty good package, and the materials needed in terms of the spray gun and paint don't seem too difficult to pricey to get, when comparing it to the cost of hiring a professional spray painter. I think they're having a sale of some sort so the package is around $70 bucks.
- The second is by a company called VIP Auto Body & Paint and seems to be a very similar package to the above, however this package also includes detailed video tutorials on how to master body work along with spray painting tutorials and finishing tutorials. This one is slightly more costly at around $100 bucks. It definitely has some good reviews and testimonials so might be worth a try.
Comment below if you have had any success with these companies and/or you have spray painted your own car. Would love to hear for you all!