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Might paint my beater truck

I might paint this beater truck of mine, if it does not sell. it's on Ebay now but if it doesn't sell, I'm not going to drop the price or anything, I'll just keep it around until I need it next winter... Sooo, if it doesn't sell, I figure it will be a good practice peice to paint and get it 1 color, but it's not worth putting real paint on it.. I need to keep it some form of a brown color so I don't have to apply for a new title ( yea, I know brown, but it ain't worth a title change ).. So I think I'm going to use Ace hardware's brand of Rust Stop paint, which is made by Rustoleum, just has more colors available but the problem is, they don't make a brown that isn't a mud color, I'd rather replicate the color it has, but I don't know what colors to mix to make it.. could I take a tan color ( they call it sand dune ) and mix it with a little black to get it there, or do I take white and mix it with basic brown ( dark brown ) to get it there?

I know Rustoleum is frowned upon highly, but the truck has 202,000 on it, and altho it does run good. it's not worth much else, and i'd rather have 1 color




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RUSTOLEUM??....You are doing this on purpose, aren't you........

Actually, not a bad idea...You can Rustoleum it and let us know how it holds up.........Hell, go all the way and fo a "roller" job........
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I might use a roller.. if I do, I'll use a high density foam roller
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That truck needs primer, maybe a grey epoxy of some sort...

It would look good in primer, unless the holes are getting fixed, then a real paint would be okay...
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Matt - are you starting a thread to PO a few of the folks here??? You know that you will if you start talking Rustoleum, rollers, powder puffs, applicators or even POR-15.

There has to be a color here that's "cheaper" then the junk you are suggesting: http://www.tcpglobal.com/Restorationshop/

Go into one of their 144 "kits" and you should find something that will work - just stay away from anything with red as they are the most expensive.

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hes not tryin to piss anyone off. he already stated that. the truck isnt worth much but rustoleum. its not goin to a car show or anythin. go ahead and go with it man. it'll be good practice.
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How about DupliColor paint shop stuff, it's cheap and comes ready to spray.

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Vansickle with the hardener is about cheap as it gets. 25.00 a gallon and 15.00 or so for hardener. I'm just guessing these are the current prices since I haven't painted any tractors in probably five years.
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The duplicolor would be highly recommended for appearance, just not durability. That stuff is pre-reduced so you'd need quite a few quarts, and you could cut-n-buff that stuff like a hot-rod from the 60's !! It won't hold up to many gas-spills or bird-turds though...

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hes not tryin to piss anyone off. he already stated that. the truck isnt worth much but rustoleum. its not goin to a car show or anythin. go ahead and go with it man. it'll be good practice.

.....uhhh "recommending" Rustoleum then in another post use a block of wood and a hammer to dolly dents.....phew. That crap paint might survive in Gvl, SC, but in the hills of NY where Matt is from, I doubt it.
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No more than you are expecting to get out of it on ebay anyway.the truck runs good high miles.what ever you chose i mean you only want $865 /or offer.so your gona wanna go the cheapest route.whatever that might be. Cole
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Matt - are you starting a thread to PO a few of the folks here??? You know that you will if you start talking Rustoleum, rollers, powder puffs, applicators or even POR-15.

There has to be a color here that's "cheaper" then the junk you are suggesting: http://www.tcpglobal.com/Restorationshop/

Go into one of their 144 "kits" and you should find something that will work - just stay away from anything with red as they are the most expensive.

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I checked and it would be $74 for the kit, with a brown that would work ok.. I don't want to change the color, because then I would have to pay for a new title... really anything I do, I'd rather spray it so I have some practice b4 I spray the color on the Chevy ( which is the entire reason I thought of painting the truck ).. and I'm only doing it , if the truck doesn't sell.. because I'll just drive it next winter instead of putting wear on my '98 Ranger 2WD..

I'm not trying to PO anybody, I just want to keep the cost under $50 because the truck isn't worth much else, and even if paint faded or oxidized, it would still look better than it does now.. right now I don't know what I'm doing... I'm not going to do any body work to it, except I might put patches in the rear wheel wells as there rusted out, but really, I don't even think I'd do that...

I have real paint for the Chevy, PPG Delstar acrylic enamel, economy/ fleet paint but it's what I could afford, still cost $400 for everything being they were custom colors

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.....uhhh "recommending" Rustoleum then in another post use a block of wood and a hammer to dolly dents.....phew. That crap paint might survive in Gvl, SC, but in the hills of NY where Matt is from, I doubt it.

Hey, back when I first got my Chevy, I popped a small dent out with a rubber hammer and a block of wood , don't think I'd do it again, but I was 16 when I did it
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I just got thinking, I had checked the price of the factory color ( walnut metallic poly ) in acrylic enamel in the autocolor library site b4 and it was $44 per quart... being 85% of the truck is 1 color, I could buy a quart of paint, and a a little hardner ( I have reducer that will work ) and paint just the 2 non matching body panels.. but, would a quart cover both?
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I just got thinking, I had checked the price of the factory color ( walnut metallic poly ) in acrylic enamel in the autocolor library site b4 and it was $44 per quart... being 85% of the truck is 1 color, I could buy a quart of paint, and a a little hardner ( I have reducer that will work ) and paint just the 2 non matching body panels.. but, would a quart cover both?

A quart should cover a fender and a door.

As far as PO ing folks here with Rustoleum/POR15 paint jobs and a roller - I recall at least 2 threads here that got folks' panties in a bunch

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