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Old January 21st, 2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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I came across this web page and I thought some of you might find it interesting. Scroll down on the thread a little and you will come across the post about the $50.00 paint job. I am thinking about doing this on my 67 f1000.

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Old January 21st, 2010, 08:52 PM   #2
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I think that guy posted that on here a while ago... He must have alot of patience.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 08:54 PM   #3
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I don't know, part of me really likes that paint job, and the other part of me is a perfectionist and wants at least a half-way decent paintjob on my car. I might consider it on my dad's '33 because right now it has a Grinch-green rattle can job on it.
I wonder what that Charger looks like from a few inches or a foot away though.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 09:04 PM   #4
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i did a ranger with rustoleum black. i sprayed the whole truck then sanded it. actually came out pretty good. cheap paint jobs can turn out quite well if you have the time and patience to do all the work.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 09:09 PM   #5
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Did this with rustoleum....

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Old January 21st, 2010, 09:13 PM   #6
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I used to paint my racecars with a roller... I didn't use tremclad but some kind of industrial paint my Dad would get from work. It would turn out surprisingly well. I would be leery of doing a Charger but it seemed to look pretty good for him. I would definitely practice on some stuff to get the consistency right.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 09:14 PM   #7
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its called rolling and tipping. it is HUGELY time consuming!!! I have painted boats this way where you cant just stop and start. IT SUCKS!!! if done properly it looks awesome the depth of paint is great. If you go that route buy Awl-grip it even has a special thinner for doing just this job.

I think the learning curve is quicker spraying then roll and tip. plus even if you start and ground zero for spraying and have to sand and shoot two or three times you will have less time into it then roll and tip. and it is bullshit you use less paint roll and tip. I spray 3 or 4 days a week all kinds of sub-straights most can be rolled and there isn't a one yet that I don't use less paint spraying and get better coverage with
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Did this with rustoleum....

I want that so bad. Of course I'd paint it black with the red stripe, A-team.
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Yeah, single stage paint is the way to go if you're on a real budget. Its just as strong as a lacquer and clear coat system, but you do not use a clear coat. That also means no fading. A lot of car manufacturers used to use this, and those paint jobs generally lasted much longer than most lacquer and clear when owned by someone who didn't really take care of them. Just all depends on the body work, how well you prep it, and you really need to spray it to get a good result.

The only problems are that you either have to strip whatever your painting to bare metal, or spray it with a sealer first. You can't paint an enamel over a lacquer paint, or it will turn out bad. I've never done it so I have no real idea what happens, but I've been warned about it.
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I sprayed my civic with satin rustoleum it has a learning curve. I had lots of runs the first time and the second then I ran out of time and patience but it still looks decent at 50 feet and 50 mph. this spring it will be getting redone
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I want that so bad. Of course I'd paint it black with the red stripe, A-team.
It looks great and I guarantee if you use Turtle UV inhibitor wax it will last longer than you thought. I did my putrid looking tan Ford Explorer in white employing Rustoleum mixed 50/50 with mineral spirits and a 4 inch roam roller. It's like night & day but I'm new at this and am not familiar with wet sanding. I did manage to buff it to some kind of a shine and it does look decent. I've heard stories of Rustoleum lasting over 10 years on automobiles. It also rust proofs your car at the same time. It's inexpensive and does a respectable job.
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Yeah, single stage paint is the way to go if you're on a real budget. Its just as strong as a lacquer and clear coat system, but you do not use a clear coat. That also means no fading. A lot of car manufacturers used to use this, and those paint jobs generally lasted much longer than most lacquer and clear when owned by someone who didn't really take care of them. Just all depends on the body work, how well you prep it, and you really need to spray it to get a good result.

The only problems are that you either have to strip whatever your painting to bare metal, or spray it with a sealer first. You can't paint an enamel over a lacquer paint, or it will turn out bad. I've never done it so I have no real idea what happens, but I've been warned about it.
You have to sand it right. If you do not prepare it properly it won't take. You can always try using a $5.00 can of auto primer after you prepare it. I had t0 do that to my front hood that had lacquer on it and it took perfectly using Rustoleum.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 09:20 PM   #13
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im actually in the process of doing a cheap paint job on my car with tractor paint.

motivation HERE:
http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/bo...paint-job.html


takes some time. ive got about 8 hours into this so far, but only about 50 bucks. and the car is done in primer.
and thats only because the body needed attention.

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this wouldnt be to bad for me, but i think wet sanding can be a little tedious..can you use a d-a sander for wet sanding??
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Wow, I might try this on my MotorCycle over the summer. Of course, that would mean I'd have to decide on a Color first.
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Painted my Turbota with Royal Blue Rustoleum. Rolled on with foam roller, wet sanded between coats.



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Wow, I might try this on my MotorCycle over the summer. Of course, that would mean I'd have to decide on a Color first.

you dont HAVE to use primer. depending on color. i still havent decided a color.. lol
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you dont HAVE to use primer. depending on color. i still havent decided a color.. lol
I know. I between a "School bus Yellow" that we use at the Bus garage or an orange similar to the charger. I have alot of work to do on the tank before I paint it though. It's pretty rough. I'll probably practice on a air box cover first.
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I did this on my Jeep. I posted some pictures a looong time ago. I thinned it out and sprayed it though. I'll see if I can find them.

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im actually in the process of doing a cheap paint job on my car with tractor paint.

motivation HERE:
http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/bo...paint-job.html


takes some time. ive got about 8 hours into this so far, but only about 50 bucks. and the car is done in primer.
and thats only because the body needed attention.

before:


after:


thought i would bump this back up. i actually painted the car finally

massey ferguson red.



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