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post #1 of 80 (permalink) Old 05-23-2007, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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$98 Rust-oleum paint job

There is an article in this months Hot Rod about using a roller to paint your car for cheap using thinned Rust-Oleum. At first i kinda dismissed the idea as...umm... completely stupid. But for some reason I kept on reading about it. When you get into it, It's really a pretty interesting idea...I guess it all started here on this Mopar website.

http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/...0&fpart=1&vc=1

Twenty minutes ago I posted up in Bianchi's car wash thread and said I wasn't going to try this idiotic idea. I have since changed my mind. I am going to paint my trunk lid using this technique just to see how it does. I have sprayed several cars in the past and main problems are cost, dust and fumes. This has none of those. Hell, if it works, I might just paint the rest of the car. If not, I'll sand it off with the D/A and it won't look a bit worse than it does right now. I really can't afford $4000 paint job right now, but I can afford $100. What do you guys think?

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I painted my '59 Morris Minor rag top with oil based house paint & a wide brush. Didn't turn out very well. Didn't think to thin the paint. Thinning the paint just may be the key.

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Maybe a little tempra paint.

If you don't like the result, just spay it off with a hose.

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roll-on rust-oleum

you might be a redneck, if . . .



but seriously, it cant look worse than that clearcoat failure, can it ?

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This is an awesome idea. Especially for a black Spider like yours.
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I restored a 51 Chevy truck that the PO had painted with sky blue latex using a mop I'm sure Rustoleum can't be that bad in comparison

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i looked at the post at the site you posted..interesting concept....i will try on a dead panel to see how it might turn out..
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My dad's got a Morris Minor 1000 that might be up to the job

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I restored a 51 Chevy truck that the PO had painted with sky blue latex using a mop I'm sure Rustoleum can't be that bad in comparison

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A mop!? That's hilarious!

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Do it! that other thread looked promising, and I'd love to see if I should do it myself.

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You're stealing my idea. I'm going to paint my racer project with Rustoleum Sunburst Yellow. I've painted the interior of my previous Spec Miata with Rustoleum red out of a rattle can, and it was a perfect match for the Miata red. But not too durable. Then again, I did it in one thick coat. Still not bad, and supremely easy to touch-up. I'll be doing the Spider with an Iwata knock-off spray gun, and post results when it's done. That is, when Akitaman's done taking out some of the wrinkles.

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Why use Rustoleum when blackboard paint would allow you to add a different colour scheme daily ?

Seriously though, many of us think we'll leave that paint/resto/rust removal until we have the $$$ to do a proper job. Often by the time we have the cash, the car is too far gone !!! Rustoleum, or even house paint, will at least slow the inevitable.

Using the old acrylics one sprayed LOTS onto the job qand hand rubbed most of it back off to achieve a good finish. The advantage of acrylic is that it drys quickly where I assume Rustoleum will take days before it's sandable. Then again, if you get the consistency right and select the approriate roller to apply it, the paint should flash or flow adequately to give a relatively smooth finish. A final wet sand and machine buff would probably bring it up nice.

I've used those flat pad paint applicators with great results on house trim using gloss paint, though I don't know how well they'd work on complex curved surfaces.

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Huh?

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I restored a 51 Chevy truck that the PO had painted with sky blue latex using a mop I'm sure Rustoleum can't be that bad in comparison

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CD: A f***ing mop!?! That is a first. Hilarious.

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Friend of mine just painted his '79 Fiat 124 Spider using the roller/Rustoleum method and it looks great, and not just from 10 feet !! Matched the Fiat brown.
I am going to try it on my rockers if I can make a paint match. I have read that Interlux boat paint is also a good choice. Makes sense as that is how I paint my boats (with a roller and tip it out with a brush), and they look good and last a log time, years.

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the PO had painted with sky blue latex using a mop
did he white wash a few too many tanks in WWII ?

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