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StihlMechanic
02-11-2012, 08:21 PM
Well Im thinking about painting my ugly white ford work truck soon. Thinking of painting it with rustoleum spray paint. Im cheap. So has anyone on here done this and if so could you post some pictures? Im going from work truck white to lime green and having the truck lettered with orange afterwards. The concept looks good in my head but once I start painting there is no turning back. Just want the truck to stick out like a sore thumb and look decent from 50 feet.

ecurbthims
02-11-2012, 09:46 PM
I have spray bombed lots of crappy vehicles and generally it works o.k. .The paint is not durable ,it scratches easily ,and its tricky to get an even coat .My son bought a dodge stratus a few years back for $65.00 ,and he read about the rustoleum roller paint job ,so we tried it for a laugh .That car turned out looking great for the two years he owned it ,but it took us pretty much a week of fooling with it in our spare time .I could of sprayed the same paint with my gun and been done in a day or two with a lot less sanding .Google $100.00 rustoleum paint job for much more info .

KrayzKajun
02-11-2012, 09:50 PM
I just rattle canned my 18' gooseneck dump. Took 20 cans of black. If u have a decent sized air compressor, get a cheap paint gun and spray the truck. If I was keeping the trailer , I would gone that route. And always remember, the better the prep job, the better the final product will look.
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ecurbthims
02-11-2012, 09:53 PM
Also,if your going to rattle can it ,get yourself one of those spray can trigger handles ,your fingers will definately thank you for it , generally a full size truck can be done with about 10 spray bombs depending on your skills ,pickiness and choice of colour ,and definately get fast dry paint as all kinds of crap will land in your new paint while its drying

Patriot Services
02-11-2012, 10:02 PM
Is Earl Scheib still around? Electrobake? Maaco? They used to have some dirt cheap jobs available.
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StihlMechanic
02-11-2012, 10:14 PM
Is Earl Scheib still around? Electrobake? Maaco? They used to have some dirt cheap jobs available.
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I considered going with one of those guys. The way I see it there is no point in a $1000-2000 paint job on a lawn truck that hauls mulch, mowers, and mexicans.:dizzy:

Yeah I have a spray gun and compressor but really like the finnish of this particular paint that can only be found in a 12oz rattle can. Plus, no clean up, just chunk the can in the trash when empty. I might go see the sherwin williams guys and see if their acrlyc enamal is decent enough for the price in bulk and thin it out 50/50.

sealcutter
02-11-2012, 11:22 PM
Make sure you prep it right since you will have it lettered. I shot a few cars and trucks in my time. If I had the gun and a garage I would go that route.

StihlMechanic
02-12-2012, 01:07 AM
Make sure you prep it right since you will have it lettered. I shot a few cars and trucks in my time. If I had the gun and a garage I would go that route.

I have to be honest, the only prep work I plant to do is pressure wash the flaking white paint off and maybe remove the f250 badges. Not planning to sand or prime. We'll see. I am going to test this out on the inside of the tailgait first to see how bad it will look. Seriously just looking for a 50ft paint job. Also a $50 paint job at that.

ecurbthims
02-12-2012, 01:40 AM
it would take an hour to do a quick sand with 320 grit ,you can even get one of your mexicans to do it if you wish .

Landrus2
02-12-2012, 01:45 AM
I considered going with one of those guys. The way I see it there is no point in a $1000-2000 paint job on a lawn truck that hauls mulch, mowers, and mexicans.:dizzy:

Yeah I have a spray gun and compressor but really like the finnish of this particular paint that can only be found in a 12oz rattle can. Plus, no clean up, just chunk the can in the trash when empty. I might go see the sherwin williams guys and see if their acrlyc enamal is decent enough for the price in bulk and thin it out 50/50.

Don't forget the boss:drinkup:

StihlMechanic
02-12-2012, 02:24 AM
it would take an hour to do a quick sand with 320 grit ,you can even get one of your mexicans to do it if you wish .

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

Lefet
02-24-2012, 06:22 PM
Well Im thinking about painting my ugly white ford work truck soon. Thinking of painting it with rustoleum spray paint. Im cheap. So has anyone on here done this and if so could you post some pictures? Im going from work truck white to lime green and having the truck lettered with orange afterwards. The concept looks good in my head but once I start painting there is no turning back. Just want the truck to stick out like a sore thumb and look decent from 50 feet.

Did you ever do it and if so, how did it come out?

Patriot Services
02-24-2012, 06:28 PM
I'm sure it's a stellar 50-50 job. From 50 feet passing by at 50mph it looks great. Then you go to wash it and end up with more blotches than a 14 year old kid.:usflag:

Lawn Pawn
02-24-2012, 10:32 PM
Not that you would really want to do this but..... back in the 60s I worked at a couple car dealerships in detailing. One great old guy I worked with was in his 70s then and always had stories about the old days.

Said he use to brush paint cars. Getting everything perfect was the secret. super clean room about 90 degrees... paint perfect consistency... right brush for size and bristles. They would strip down to their underwear and not stop painting until they finished.

Said they would look like glass. You look how nice a professional house painter can make something look with a brush. Guess when you need to do something you can.

But today.... I'd just get some Valspar and a cheap gun.

crazymike
02-25-2012, 02:25 PM
Use rustoleum in a can. Thin it out and spray with a cheap harbor frieght spray gun.

It will look great. (clearcoat will cost you extra)

If you google, lots of guys do it and looks great. You will find good ratios for thinning it down.

My brother did his F250 and it looks great. He used matt black.

swanny
02-25-2012, 09:09 PM
Easy method - go to Sherwin Williams and buy some of their equipment paint (acrylic or oil, gloss or semi-gloss) along with a 4" foam roller. You'll be amazed at how quick and easy it goes on and how it'll look afterwards.

StihlMechanic
02-25-2012, 09:38 PM
Did you ever do it and if so, how did it come out?

Nah, not yet. Been busy with other cheapskate projects like building a shed out of pallets and designing a grey water irrigation system.

Yeah I have a siphon sprayer, I just like the rustoleum paint that I can only find in a 12 oz can. Planning to just pick a different paint from somewhere and shoot it with the sprayer. Maybe next month?

StihlMechanic
02-25-2012, 09:40 PM
I'm sure it's a stellar 50-50 job. From 50 feet passing by at 50mph it looks great. Then you go to wash it and end up with more blotches than a 14 year old kid.:usflag:

Well it already looks that way. I lose paint everyday just from a light breeze.

Patriot Services
02-26-2012, 04:02 PM
Nah, not yet. Been busy with other cheapskate projects like building a shed out of pallets and designing a grey water irrigation system.

Yeah I have a siphon sprayer, I just like the rustoleum paint that I can only find in a 12 oz can. Planning to just pick a different paint from somewhere and shoot it with the sprayer. Maybe next month?

You sound like a character right out of the Red Green Show.
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