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#21 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 03:33 AM
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Hi I have a 95 rav4 in green and all the clear coat is coming of
So I'm just going to paint it white I doing it panel at a time as use the car all the time, just finish buffing the front today
pictures a bit rubbish as taken on my phone
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WU6188, how many layers of paint do you use and how many layers of clear coat? I do hope you didn't keep to a single layer.

A 17 year old paint coming off is not that odd. Seeing the harsh conditions most RAV4 have to endure (quick temperature changes at the hood, lots of sun, salt, cold, heat, water, hit at high speed by pebbles and what not.)
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No not a single layer 3-4 good coats of colour
the car didn't cost me much and has highish k's so I didn't what to spend a fortune on it. so I that why I'm painting it myself, I think the 4.1 ravs
look good in white and its an easy colour to work with. I'll put some pic up when I finish
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hello again, as I said the clear coat was coming of so I've painted my rav4 white
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Merry Chrismas, too everyone
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Looks very good in pictures, I guess there really is not too much surface to paint. Did you do the door jambs and under the hood and stuff?
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I always loved white. In hot climate its a must.
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your rav4 looks very good.
where and what tools did you use for your project?
i also like the hitch with the 2 handle bars on your truck. i'd like to get one for my rav4.
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Looks very good...well done.

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Looks very good in pictures, I guess there really is not too much surface to paint. Did you do the door jambs and under the hood and stuff?
Thanks yes really only half a car to paint, under the hood is the only part I didn't paint.
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your rav4 looks very good.
where and what tools did you use for your project?
i also like the hitch with the 2 handle bars on your truck. i'd like to get one for my rav4.
Again thanks, the 2 bars on the back are great to stand on when cleaning the top of the car, as for tools I watched lots of you tube vids on how to paint a car Ha Ha, there is a lot of info on you tube on what you need and how to do it
eg. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnYBhBbgvK8
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Hi
I just bought this 1997 Raw4, only 85.000km!

I really like the creamy white color, not sure of the name.




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