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Is there any specific time of year that it is good to paint a car? I want to get my car painted soon but some people are telling me to wait until spring when it stops raining. Also Iíve heard its bad for a car to be painted in the cold (winter area). Anybody have an experience where they painted in fall-winter? How did it hold up in rain snow etc...? Any input would be great.
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Paint takes 24 hours to dry but it takes about a month to totally harden up. The warmer the weather the quicker it hardens up. If its in the winter time just keep the driving to the minimum. No matter what it will still harden up in time.
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lol sorry but CA people talking about winter is funny to me

In places with cold winters I'd wait until spring. Reason being that you cant wax the car for about 90 days until the paint cures. I wouldnt want the car driving in the salt unprotected by anything.

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buy a cheap car cover, and cut out holes for the wonidows and doors, and drive around like that all winter lol

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^^ good one ill try that --lol
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Paint takes 24 hours to dry but it takes about a month to totally harden up. The warmer the weather the quicker it hardens up. If its in the winter time just keep the driving to the minimum. No matter what it will still harden up in time.
Good Point. Try to have your car "baked" in the booth after its painted. Helps the curing process. Make sure for that initial month, you do not wax or cover (car cover) your car. If it could sit in a well ventilated garage, it would be perfect!

After being painted, the paint releases chemicals which makes it cure. You can't trap those in with the cover or a paint sealant, otherwise your paint will bubble and so on.


What color by the way will you be painting it?

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Good Point. Try to have your car "baked" in the booth after its painted. Helps the curing process. Make sure for that initial month, you do not wax or cover (car cover) your car. If it could sit in a well ventilated garage, it would be perfect!

After being painted, the paint releases chemicals which makes it cure. You can't trap those in with the cover or a paint sealant, otherwise your paint will bubble and so on.


What color by the way will you be painting it?
So it won't be a problem if I paint it in mid-late October when the temp is about low 80s and 70s? I plan to have them do 3 coats of paint and 1 clear. Also when I get it back from the shop I plan to leave it in the garage for 30-40 days to let it cure. I plan to paint my car Pikes Peak white (Nissanís 350z white). Has that color been done before by anyone? Thanks for the responses everyone.
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What i also did when i painted my bodykit before w/o a heat booth was just to use a heater and leave it in the garage close to the bodykit to bake at night for a week. The warmer temp should help it harden quicker.
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There's not much that's gonna happen to your brand new paint job that a wax or sealant could stop in the 30-90 days of curing time.

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paint it during the summa and 4 tha 1st 2 weeks let the paint bake in the sun
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lol sorry but CA people talking about winter is funny to me
hey where i live it's not unusually to get 2-4 feet of snow, it gets cold here too!

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best time of year? aern't you in California? Anytime is a good time over there. In Canada you only have 4 months to paint, in 2 out of 4 its so hot your paint will melt off (lol) So it best done in Fall or late summer when it starts to cool down.

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reviving-- im about to paint if all goes well and its int the 40's here but gets lower at night -- lower 30's

will the be ok-- they tell me it will take about a weeK
most of it is prep work and shaving/welding

then i think it gets primed on friday, sprayed on sat. then cleared by that afternoon? i think it will then sit on sunday and i get it on monday-- its all in a paintbooth but i dont know about the "oven" or heating room or anything ilke that--

any suggestions?
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