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10-06-2013 05:02 PM
Originally Posted by clearedforils View Post
. It saves you about $600 without having to buy an air compressor and HLVP sprayers. I have not yet painted yet, but you can follow along here:
I have a friend who has painted many cars with 1 medium sized oxygen bottle and a welding regulator. He has also used scuba bottles with oxygen. I bought a neiko HVLP spray gun for about 40.00. It works great. HF has a cheapy for under 20.00, they work good for primer. I would run out of patience with a bunch of rattle cans, but I'm sure they would do a good job.
10-06-2013 12:36 PM
69 widetrack By reading the posts on this thread I'm sure you know I'm not in favor of anything rattle can. But if you must. First of all, any and all rust must be removed. Then you could apply an aerosol etch primer, followed by what ever satin black you wish, one of the better manufacturer's of satin Black in aerosol is SEM.

10-06-2013 12:36 PM
ogre i would rather brush or roll on latex paint than rattle can any vehicle with .5 mill paint job.
you'd save a lot more money using a $20 gal of latex paint, instead of 50 $5 spray cans.
either way you get a junk paint job that won't last.
i wouldn't even use rattle can for engine brackets.
and yes, this is a 4 yr old thread
10-06-2013 12:08 PM
rattle can SPOT painting

I know this is an old thread and I do agree with.... getting hold of a cheap spray gun and compressor is the way to go for a whole car paint job but....I would just like to know about cleaning up some small rust spots on my old daily driver....a great looking "show car" paint finish is not important here...I hate to use "rat rod" to represent what I have but let's just old school "hot rod black" type finish (satin)....and all I wanna do is stop any little rust spots from growing....and then primer and satin it. What aerosol products has anybody used in that kinda deal?
03-25-2013 06:14 AM
Originally Posted by lakeroadster View Post
Ya'll realize this thread is over 3 years old?
Just goes to show ,Some take a little time to learn and then there are those that never learn
03-25-2013 05:58 AM
Originally Posted by 69 widetrack View Post
We've all heard the expression "you get what you pay for" well in this case your going to get less than what you paid for...Why go to all the trouble of prepping a vehicle and rattle canning the finish that everybody see's. When people look at cars after they are painted they always comment on the really good jobs and the really bad jobs. Nobody ever says "did you see that average paint job"...You decide where in the spectrum you want to be.
And if your REALLY cheap figure what 52 cans of rattle spray costs then run to the paint store and get something real...You'll have money left over
03-19-2013 11:18 AM
69 widetrack Well Alexandro, I do have a comment. If what your painting doesn't require a near to exact color match, then go ahead, use whatever base coat your heart desires. Unfortunately, what I paint, I want the color to be precise and if need be, be able to be matched several years down the road so for me to use Duplicolor really isn't an option. If I had something that didn't require near to exact color match, I still wouldn't use Duplicolor. I know the product that I'm using now, I'm comfortable with it, my customers are prepared to pay the price for higher end base coat and clear coats so there is no need or want for me to change from what I'm doing....but if you want to use Duplicolor...go ahead, fill your boots.

03-16-2013 11:19 AM
sthorpe1972 This is my weekend booney bouncer. One Day I will get her a paint job, but until then just rattle canned her
02-08-2013 10:45 PM
burnout28 Chefasaurus thats funny thats over 100 rattle cans close to $400.
02-08-2013 06:53 PM
mitmaks As far as rattle cans SEM makes best rattle cans and nozzles that spray real nice imo. However I would not paint whole car with rattle can
02-08-2013 04:06 PM
dupli color ready mixed lacquer

I've painted hundreds of cars, boats, jetskis,motorcycles, etc for thirty plus years, tried the pep boys dupli color ready mixed quarts and cleared it with a two part clear, comes out as good as any bc/cc I've ever put down. STAY AWAY from dupli color clear as it will not take any gas on it AT ALL, it'll loosen up within milliseconds, but with a quality clear that stuff is cheap and will rival any b/c ...
11-01-2012 05:16 PM
Originally Posted by Lizer View Post
So three years later, how does the Eastwood rust converted job look?
He actually posted yesterday... that's what revived this dinosaur of a thread...
11-01-2012 04:50 PM
Lizer So three years later, how does the Eastwood rust converted job look?
11-01-2012 07:51 AM
11-01-2012 07:45 AM
novafreek6872 ^^^^ $50 and 500 hours of wetsanding...

Here's some $30/gallon paint I sprayed on a friend's FARM TRUCK with a $10 HF gun and a borrowed 33 gallon comp... in a BARN. X-O Rust is the name of the paint. Used about 3/4 of the gallon thinned w/ acetone. The owner was happier than a pig in you know what! I think I had 20 hours in prep and paint total no dents were fixed, its well sanded, won't flake off like the previous job someone did on it. These pics are the next day btw... ANYBODY can afford a $10 gun and a borrowed compressor SHEESH !!!

WHY ARE PEOPLE SO AFRAID OF A SPRAY GUN !!!??? Boggles my mind!!

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