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If you're happy with how it looks now I wouldn't mess with it. But I would put on a clear coat to help keep it looking good longer.
Thank you for the wonderdul article! I just finished the 4th layer of paint in my car with rustuleum, I couldnt find the high gloss paint in Home Depot, so I got generic gloss white paint instead. I sanded the car before painting but I did not sand in between layers. I'm wondering if it's still worth sanding the car with a 1000 paper now that I'm happy with the even coating. I'm afraid that sanding now might mean I'll have to do a 5th coat. Also, do you think it would be helpful to do a clear coat if I don't sand it? Thank you again!
I found that the roller applied too much paint at once, leading to the need to sand heavily between coats. With the brush you get a lot more control of how much paint is applied and where.
What 's so different about using a brush or roller. As long as you apply the paint at the same Timerate you will get the same results using a brush or roller.
When I was 17 I painted my whole car with white out sharpies and paint markers.
I'm going to Walmart right now
Colorado warm... 70* or more. Part of the key of this paint process is to not paint in direct sunlight as it will cause the paint to dry too quickly. If you're in a smokin' state such as Arizona you'll definitely want to do your painting in a well shaded area.
When you say "two coats in a warm day" how warm is warm? I live in AZ and what I'm used to as a warm day may be different than yours. Thx.
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thanks for an awesome tutorial!! I am looking at a tacoma pickup truck that would need the hood and roof painted at a minimum but currently being in Guam for the next 3 years I don't want to put the money into a professional paint job just to have it ruined by the weather here, I will definitely be doing this as a temporary solution!
I have no experience with any other paints so sadly I cannot recommend another paint or brand for you. I'm sure a local paint store can assist you with this question.
This guy uses rustoleum professional series spray paint. Looks totally wicked. https://youtu.be/dZr560JW5Ck
I was wondering if you would suggest a different paint that the oil-based one as they are restricted in Europe and theres no way to buy them. I cant buy them in the states either as they are flammable and therefore not allowed to be shipped.Would be great to hear back from you as I want to get my hands dirty :)
Excellent write up! I wish I would have thought about this as it seems my old (I just moved) swamp cooler was the damn same as yours. I was always grabbing the hose and spraying that pads to get a boost of cool.
I just sprayed my 94 Plymouth voyager with this same white gloss, sprayer, compressor etc, it came out perfect, was a lot of sanding, but we'll worth, perfect work van
Looks fantastic! You want to paint my car. I'll buy all materials and pay you labor costs!
How long was this process?
Great job!!! Who would think you could get that good of results with a foam brush. It's also great that your sharing this information. How is the paint holding up looks like it's been awhile since you did this
check out my method to this paint job on my channel!!I teach you how to do this the right way and get a professional mirror finishhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDm9qBMNFV4
Really helpful information posted here, I appreciate your time to get this useful information. Dorns Body and Paint is a auto detailing and car care shop in Richmond, VA. offering cleaning, restoring, polishing and protecting the exterior and interior of Any cars.
Really helpful information posted here, I appreciate your time to get this useful information. <a href="http://dornsbodyandpaint.com/">Dorns Body and Paint is a auto detailing and car care shop in Richmond, VA. offering cleaning, restoring, polishing and protecting the exterior and interior of Any cars.
Or maybe fill the low spots with primer to bring flush...
what is "Rustoleum high gloss white paint"? They don't make anything called that. Is it a spray paint? "Quarts" suggests cans not spray. Is this a primer? - Suobs
Sorry, they make a gazillion different paints including spray paints and automotive paints for sprayers. I think they also own half the paint manufacturers in the US now. Yes I'm in US. What you mean is called Rust-oleum STOPS RUST® Protective Enamel - Gloss White #7792504: http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/stops-rust/protective-enamel. I couldn't get to the link you sent, but I'm surmising that from the Paint Your Car with Rustoleum instructables, which has a photo of the can. Anyway, thanks for the fantastic web page and especially the multi-year updates. I'm gonna try it on my pickup. A couple of questions - did you do any of the painting outdoors? Any experience with that you can share? Problems with drying too fast or wind or bugs? Also, did you have to deal with any rusty spots, and has any rust returned under the new paint? - Suobs
thank you for your reply. - gotaluvme
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