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Old 02-14-2013, 06:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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4th Generation Painting an aftermarket fender. 97 Camry. Black.

Hi guys.

I need to buy a fender to replace the one that was destroyed in an accident.
I found an aftermarket one for 45$. The car is a 97 Camry in black. It has that gold stripe down the middle, but I can live without that stripe.

I'm wondering if I can get away with some sort of paint from a spray can?
I'm trying to do this repair as cheap as possible. Thanks. I'll take pics and tell you how it goes.
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You can, but there will be some issues.

With spray can, you will never match the faded color that's on your car currently, so be ready for that. Though depending on the shade of black your car it, it may be less visible.

I've sprayed my old trunk lid with rattle can and it looked alright. Though I never quite finished the job - needed to properly sand the finished clear - as I got a new trunk lid with a spoiler. About sanding: spray can pattern results in rougher finish, so spray more coats of clear to allow for extra sanding. You can also light sand it between coats - that helps.

Finally, rattle can paint is nowhere near as durable as original paint or anything you would get in spray booth, so be prepared for it to scratch easily.
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Several coats of shiny black from a high quality spray can should look pretty good. It won't look like it was professionally sprayed but it will look better than primer! Duplicolor is a brand that produces pretty good automotive finish spray cans.

I'd paint it off of the car and let it cure... then carefully install.
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Re: Painting an aftermarket fender. 97 Camry. Black.

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Hi guys.

I need to buy a fender to replace the one that was destroyed in an accident.
I found an aftermarket one for 45$. The car is a 97 Camry in black. It has that gold stripe down the middle, but I can live without that stripe.

I'm wondering if I can get away with some sort of paint from a spray can?
I'm trying to do this repair as cheap as possible. Thanks. I'll take pics and tell you how it goes.
If you spray with a rattle can from a very far distance 16-20 inches it will turn out better.

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Consider buying a "Preval" sprayer, and getting the correct car paint. Purchasing a pistol grip for the Preval sprayer or rattle can will make for a better job.

www.easypaintyourcar.com would be worth the investment. You will learn what is necessary for a good job.

Oh, most automotive part stores should be able to get you a Preval sprayer.

Good luck with it.
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The good thing is that the "black" your car is is just plain black. The paint code for it is "202". Duplicolor has the matching paint. Their product code is "BUN0100". It only comes in an 8oz. can. So, you may need more than one for an entire fender. Canadian Tire carries it for 12.99$
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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+1. I did some repair on our black 07 avalon with the duplicolor. The results were almost perfect after wet sanding and buffing.
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If its just the fender then you should be fine. Just get the paint code from your door jam(thats if your car has its original color) and find the duplicolor spray cans. Most important thing in painting is Prepping, to ensure you've got the best smoothest surface before you start painting.
Not to sound ghetto or anything but i've actually rattled canned my whole camry with Rustoleum Black Knight Metallic. Lol !!> Okay it is pretty ghetto, but I probably only spent $300 or less.


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