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Old 02-12-2012, 01:24 AM
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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 .
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:22 PM
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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?
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:28 PM
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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.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:32 PM
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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.
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:25 PM
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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.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:09 PM
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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.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:38 PM
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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?
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:40 PM
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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.
Well it already looks that way. I lose paint everyday just from a light breeze.
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:02 PM
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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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