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11-19-2012 11:24 PM
Nuck Chorris The largest BMW dealership in the world is in Newport, California I have been told. A very wealthy area indeed, just brand new Beemers everywhere. It's kind've weird. Between the towns of Zig Zag and Boring, Oregon 500 dollar Subaru wagons reign supreme. I was lucky enough to find this one, it had 227,000 on it when I got it, and most of the critters had moved on to other homes. I had to rip half the interior and carpet out as it was too nasty to recover. It has AWD and one of the speakers works pretty good too. The wheels were so rusty that I had 5 flats in one month, but 40 bucks of fix a flat seems to have cleared up the problem. Anyway, it is solidly the worst car I've ever owned or ridden in.
11-19-2012 03:28 PM
novafreek6872 Anything that runs for $100 is a super deal in my book. Let alone a Subaru, dont those things like literally run forever? Its probably 4wd too?
11-19-2012 11:45 AM
Nuck Chorris I got it home just now. After a little more than 24 hours paint is dry and no longer sticky, but it is still soft as my fingernail proved. Also, there seemed to be more orange peel right after I painted it than when it dried. I could be wrong, but it sure seems that way.
11-18-2012 09:33 PM
novafreek6872
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Online options for paint would have had me waiting two weeks. The tractor supply stores around here only had spray paint in stock. So I went to Lowes and got 3 quarts of Safety Red and 1 Quart of Safety Yellow and a gallon of Acetone. I dissembled some of the exterior, sanded and taped off the car in a manic 7 hours. I sprayed 7 coats of the stuff I mixed with a DevilBiss spray gun I borrowed. I will never paint in anything but a paint booth again. I was wearing a respirator and never smelled anything until I was cleaning up with acetone, but it was still nasty. The paint dusted everything in my buddy's shop orange. Going to try to use acetone to wipe some of it off tomorrow. About 15 flies flew into the paint job and rolled around it. Overall it turned out better than I expected, but not something I would ever do again. I still have to create a template for the confederate navy jack, the 01 and the General Lee. Any advice on the best way to do that would be appreciated. Right now it is still sticky but dry. I'm hoping it will be a bit drier tomorrow.
Holy cow, 7 hours of prep. I REALLY AM SLOW!!! I did a couple farm trucks for a guy in a similar fashion, basically just sanded them so the paint would stick and filled a few holes with duraglas (thats how he wanted em fixed!), still took me 20 hours each from washing to pulling the masking off. Course he was paying me by the hour, so I was in no big hurry lol.

I like the color. Too bad you couldnt find some paint with hardener.
11-18-2012 09:22 PM
Nuck Chorris Online options for paint would have had me waiting two weeks. The tractor supply stores around here only had spray paint in stock. So I went to Lowes and got 3 quarts of Safety Red and 1 Quart of Safety Yellow and a gallon of Acetone. I dissembled some of the exterior, sanded and taped off the car in a manic 7 hours. I sprayed 7 coats of the stuff I mixed with a DevilBiss spray gun I borrowed. I will never paint in anything but a paint booth again. I was wearing a respirator and never smelled anything until I was cleaning up with acetone, but it was still nasty. The paint dusted everything in my buddy's shop orange. Going to try to use acetone to wipe some of it off tomorrow. About 15 flies flew into the paint job and rolled around it. Overall it turned out better than I expected, but not something I would ever do again. I still have to create a template for the confederate navy jack, the 01 and the General Lee. Any advice on the best way to do that would be appreciated. Right now it is still sticky but dry. I'm hoping it will be a bit drier tomorrow.
11-18-2012 07:18 AM
gearheadslife
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When you drive to the store to get it does it not cost anything then? Is there something I've been doing wrong my entire life?!

na.. autosurply stores have delivery trucks for a reason..
time= money...
11-18-2012 06:54 AM
Lizer Well there was only one person in the thread who had mentioned shipping, which is not 'everyone.' I think you just woke up on the wrong side of the bed today.

Back to the subject at hand, TSC no longer carries that Valspar paint, just the Majik paint or whatever the hell it is, and I've been told it's a step down.
11-18-2012 06:49 AM
poncho62
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When you drive to the store to get it does it not cost anything then? Is there something I've been doing wrong my entire life?!
Point was that when you go to whatever store it is, the part is there...no shipping cost.....and the price is generally the same as you would order online, without the extra shipping cost......And, yes, I think people are just generally lazy today.....I can see ordering online if you cant get it anywhere else, but that seldom is the case
11-18-2012 06:37 AM
Lizer
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Why does everyone talk about shipping when pricing anything these days?...Is it too much trouble to get off ones arse and go to an auto parts store, tractor supply or whatever? I live in the middle of nowhere and an auto parts store and tractor store are about 10 minutes away
When you drive to the store to get it does it not cost anything then? Is there something I've been doing wrong my entire life?!
11-13-2012 05:35 PM
novafreek6872 Summit shipping is dirt cheap on paint and supplies... I ordered $300 worth the other day... shipping was 12 bucks... Maybe some people dont have the time and money to run all over town, burning gas, to hunt down supplies... doesnt mean they are lazy couch potatoes.
11-13-2012 01:35 PM
gearheadslife
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Why does everyone talk about shipping when pricing anything these days?...Is it too much trouble to get off ones arse and go to an auto parts store, tractor supply or whatever? I live in the middle of nowhere and an auto parts store and tractor store are about 10 minutes away
I have better luck with big rig fleet parts stores. for cheap paint..
don't know what the difference (if any) over the tractor paint.
I do know the local bodyshop/autoparts jobber.. doesn't sell cheap paint..
a pint of 77vette yellow.. so I could accent my rally wheels to body color..
in a single stage was 70.oo then add reducer and activator...
that was nasan brand (dupont cheap line)

but eastwood/summit sell mighty cheap "hotrod" paint.. tho..
shipping adds to it.. it's still cheaper.. than what the local jobber lines cost..
the limits I've come across is color choice in the big rig paint thats mostly for the frame/dump/etc than the cab..
11-13-2012 12:05 PM
poncho62 Why does everyone talk about shipping when pricing anything these days?...Is it too much trouble to get off ones arse and go to an auto parts store, tractor supply or whatever? I live in the middle of nowhere and an auto parts store and tractor store are about 10 minutes away
11-13-2012 12:02 PM
matt167 I don't think latex will do very well. The price difference between a cheap automotive SS Acrylic and a gallon of tractor enamel is about $0 but the shipping on that $30-40 gallon of auto paint will tack on another $20-30..

$35 for a gallon of Valspar tractor enamel and $15 for a bottle of hardener. Add in some mineral spirits or even their branded reducer ( both will work ) for well under $100 and it will dry in a day and stay nice for 6-12 months. likely look 'decent' thru the duration of the $100 Subaru's lifespan.
11-13-2012 11:45 AM
ogre home depot has latex paint for cheap
11-13-2012 08:30 AM
novafreek6872
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I use rustoleum paints a lot on signs. Laquer works better to thin, but takes a while, usually at least overnight. If I need one done fast, cut it with acetone. Makes it fast, usually dries to touch in and hour or so.

Also, Tractor Supply now carries the Majik line of tractor and implement paints. sell paint, reducer, and hardener. you could get an allis chalmers orange that would be close to the color of the general, it lays down quick and easy, is pretty durable, and with the hardener, helps add gloss. They even sell a rattle can of touch up. Painted lots of stuff around the shop and farm with it, mostly low gloss black. Been pleased so far.
saw that last night at TS. $30 a gallon and $15 for the hardener... definitely an option for a beater/work truck/farm truck type thing
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