why would you want to buy a mark2 golf? a mk1?, yes, mk2? no
respray.... now rattle cans would be pointless, so if you can get hold of a spray gun, and compressor, (hire shop maybe?) and just trial and error? dont put on to thick a coat, be consistent and even with the spraying, apart from that, I cant help you, Im not fantastic at it myself.
my mate said to turn it into a booth but it would be hard to seal everyfin up, theres a gap under the door an theirs holes all over the place, plus it is a very dusty garage anyway, may get it done professionaly eventually but for now think i might justleave it a bit, but thanks for all the help everyone, i cant find the thanks button sorry
Brasso? thats for metal mate... could use any type of cutting compound but find that the best stuff to use is a fine wet n dry (say 800 grade and then down to 1200) and then T-cut which is a cutting compound in itself
i thought wet and dry bout 1200 grade. the old guy said he used to use brasso after painting - wouldnt try it myself, but apparently its better then t-cut for the job. but i will stick to what i know. cheers!!
i ahd a mk2 golf and sprayed it myself, prep is the key to a good job i painted my matt black with rattle cans and looked really good, you need to rub down between coats, thinking about doing the same to my astra
any satin or matt finish paints can be done using rattle cans i have seen a few guys on the vag scene do it to some old school golfs and it really suits the cars and a good finish is easy to achieve with satin or matt finish paints as there is no need for laquer which is the difficult part. a friend resprayed his mk1 golf satin green and only cost him £60 for 52 rattle cans and did the whole car with it and it looked **** hot too.
i do all my painting outside, hot weather like may, april time leave the car in the hot spot baking, prep it with 320 grit paper on the sander, then 1200-1500 wet and dry the car by hand, 2-3 coats of primer, wet and dry it again 1500 then top coat it, make sure your paint isnt to thin or too thick, 10% thinners, 1 part hardner, 2 parts paint iirc
too thin = runs all over
too thick = orange peel effect
i usally prep and prime 1 day then leave it to dry over night then flat it down the next day to paint, leave it till late on then unmask it etc
heres 3 ive painted first attempt my nova glacier white with metalflake