Homemade Glass CleanerDo you have a fun car that you just KNOW will go faster with a brand … That is why some people modify or hack their cars. Everyone wants a car that defines themselves (or at least some of us do). Ya just gotta do it. In case you do have some dents you’d like to make go away, it’s nice and easy. You don’t want to paint your window now do you?
But never fear, masking tape is here.
You put primer on the car so the regular paint stays on. This is the big showdown. After your paint is nice and dry (it should be invulnerable to you pressing your fingernail into it), you can put all the trim back on. After almost 2 years, I have finally washed the car for the first time.
This method is based on the idea of using a foam paint roller to put many layers of Rustoleum on your car. I have a neighbor who has a paint shop in his garage, so I got to use his spray gun. If you ruin your car, my condolences but remember, YOU did it. You’ll do well to make sure the primer is Rustoleum, to ensure compatibility (paint can act stupidly if it doens’t like the primer). It’s also a good idear to handle any bodywork your car needs. However, for small dents Bondo (or any number of superior, more expensive fillers) is really quite easy to use.
That being said if you paint your car with Rustoluem the paint is porous. The paint will look good for a period of time.
A tip for the guys wanting to go with a satin or flat black paint job buy a good quality epoxy primer. Spray paint requires less sanding and dries faster. However, my real question here is: Is it possible/practical to spray paint the base coat and then roll on the clear coat. Ive decided that i am going to have to roll on the clear coat. OR would that ruin the clear coat?
All this work- and using soft enamel that is made not for road and auto use- but to paint furniture.
You don’t need to apply coat after coat after coat, etc. How much coverage would a quart of decent automotive paint be?
I have not bought the paint yet. I have a napa near me but every time i drive there, they arent open. I am open for any ideas. Did my wheels to match the car. Yes, acetone is the correct thinner to use with the Rustoleum, Tremclad etc. I used Cloverdale alkyd rust paint with polyurethane.
The paint salesman suggested mineral spirits for thinning so I tried a test spray with that first. This may work if you are in an extremely hot environment but most of us amateurs paint at room temp. This is the trick of professional painters, of which I have helped a few on paint jobs. The reason acetone works well is that it evaporates faster than regular paint thinner or mineral spirits. Is there a certain type of roller to use?
Super quick paint job litteraly. This paintjob will last a solid year. Did you roll or spray?
I would like to try this. Yeah, rustoleum is absolutely key, great article.
Here is a car I helped a friend paint with Valspar spray paint in the can from Lowes. The color was Cherry (they don’t make it any more). So yes, if you know what you are doing you can spray paint a SMALL car and end up with a show car paint finish. After it dried for two weeks, we wet sanded with 1000 and buffed with polish. I am thinking about painting the car myself being that I am in college, I would like to know about how much time was spent on a project like this and about how much money?
One important aspect missed by people trying the Rustoleum method- is that Rustoleum is obsolete paint technology- non-catalyzed oil base paint: alkyd enamel- abandoned by all automotive makers pre-1970- It has inferior shine, weather resistance, flexibility, it is dramatically inferior in regards to durability to urethane.
A quart of urethane is 30, first class real automotive paint, made to put on cars that go bump on the road.
Thanks for this information, Neil. Another question I have is that besides acrylic urethane, there are acrylic enamel and acrylic lacquer — what is best?
Hey there, another ‘old’ guy here with advice, or should I say some info that might help. Often the doors were scratched and ‘dented’- as in as much one could ‘dent’ a 4,000lb to 8,000lb piece of solid steel- it can be done.
Anyway, the factory would paint these doors in polyurethane, and it held up well. The finish would not suit me, and if the door was not really, really clean before painting, problems would occur, and all most always the dreaded ‘orange peel’ would occur. When your feeling a ‘tacky feeling’ when applying another coat over an already painted coat of poly, your not moving fast enough. Lacquer paint should be treated the same way- always wear some sort of breathing protection with all these paints- not good for the body and the nose.
When spray painting, apply the 1st coat in one direction, and the second coats in the opposite direction, works better that way. I did this method and would have not learned to paint otherwise.
No primer used, paint looks ok still after a year. I will paint my older classic cars in this method as the paint isn’t really shiny enough for new types of paint. It works, and it really is that cheap. I saw this on my FB feed.. In what place would these awesome stairs be commonplace?
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