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Posted by 99 E-klips gs, May 17, 2012
Appearance/Interior/Exterior - All interior and exterior tech discussions; body and paint, conversions, lighting, washing, waxing, etc.
How to paint your car with Rustoleum. The right way. - YouTube
IT will cost a ton more to use rattle cans, and the paint won't hold up as well as the rustoleum. Normal duplicolor is not very good quality paint unless you get the acrylic enamel which is like 6 bucks a can. It will probably take 15 cans of paint to paint the car. I would just go the rustoleum route with a roller, or a cheap Harbor Freight spray gun.
I did a lot of prep work prior before painting. Used two coats of white rustoleum primer to cover up the green since yellow doesn't cover anything no matter how many coats you use.
Only thing I rattle-canned was the wheel covers.
Just get the paint water thin using mineral spirits. If rolling, use high density foam rollers and keep the roller loaded.
It's not the best paint job, but have got a lot of compliments on how I did the painting. I used bumper black spray from our local auto paint stores for the bumper and door panel trim, and window trim.
Big thing on using Rustoleum is that the thing will fade in two years if you keep it out in the sun.
You can do clear coat, but use oil based clear coats, not cyanoacrylic based clear coats.
I might repaint it this year unless it gets sold.
Interesting on the video: they just did a fender. Now what about the rest of the car to match?
Painting Candy Colors [S3 Ep.11-2] - YouTube
Painting Candy Colors [S3 Ep.11-3] - YouTube
Easy DIY Customizing - Lacquer Paints [S1 Ep.10-2] - YouTube
Don't know about you guys but I want that paint booth and all of his tools in that shop. Lol
outcome will not seem to have a full look as mentioned in all videos. I have painted a few of my older cars & trucks with rattle can, DIY spray gun, and have had a professional paint shop do one as well. They all came out in great condition and my rattle can job after two years of everything I have thrown at it, still looks good, not great, but good!
Good luck on the project!
properly prepped and painted, it will look good.
I know I don't do modding to any of my vehicles to satisfy everyone else, I do it to satisfy me.
My time and money for the ride I like.
The Satin part of the paint was done with a JD Blitz Black synthetic enamel ($33/gal), the bottom was done with gloss black paint. I did do all my jambs also and taped off the engine bay area (left it red, but only noticeable if you open the hood up).
I have about $200 in all materials and butt load of man hours since this is the first car I ever painted. The horizontal panels (roof since I hung the hood) was a pain to get right.
IMO, after doing a lot of research, a base clear paint is actually easier to paint then a 1 stage paint, its easier to fix mistakes.
The only thing I will say, is if you ever plan on repainting your car after using these cheap paints, plan on finding either a compatible sealer to paint the whole car or sanding it all off.
IMO it looks better then the factory red paint on the top and grey bottom that was original on the van. I even like the new paint scheme better then my avatar picture, the F5 tornado up here last year didn't like the red/blk paint scheme much.
My paint job cost me $16. That was for two cans of Valspar Satin Black water-based paint. I think it looks fantastic for the price. I'm curious to see how well it holds up to the elements once I get the car out of the garage.
I'm usually one that doesn't cheap out on things, especially paint, but as this car is a budget project vehcile I decided to go the most cost-efficient route. I'm a guy of high standards and even this cheap paint job exceeded my expected standards.
Race inspired car enhancements
You painted your car with latex paint?
Hope you used a sealer over that latex to make it waterproof.
Prob with lacquers is that the stuff dries hard and doesn't flex like acrylics.
Lacquers are good for climates that stay pretty constant, but do a job in Minnesota where it gets nasty cold and you'll have spider web cracks all over the paint since it can't flex.
Anything not in tune with normal dsmtuner behavior makes you apart of that group.
Race inspired car enhancements is better than confusing it with the racial category the acronym stands for.
If you are committed to doing it though, I think it would be pretty cool to turn out a respectable paint job for cheap.
My buddy did it with velspar paint and a Harbor Freight gun. Spent $50 and it looks and feels like plastidip. Even peels like it.
I'm using acrylic enamel with the same Harbor Freight hvlp gun and it's just under $250.
You could get urethane single stage for that price.