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Old 03-31-2004, 08:24 PM
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Painting flat black with a roller

I'm contemplating painting my '87 t-bird flat black (JD blitz black) with a roller (don't laugh). Its either that or patch up the silver with rattle cans (which I have been doing, it sort of works but doesn't match very well). Anyone know how well flat black turns out if applied with a roller? I'm thinking it would work out okay if I find a roller that doesn't shed.

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Why not spray it with "rattle" cans of flat black.......would look much better.
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I've seen a old 60s Jag painted with a brush.

Anybody use house paint on a car?
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Well I figure it would probably take 20 cans of spray paint to cover the car or something crazy, it would cost alot, and I'm bad at spraying, and my garage is tiny, and stuff.
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Anyone know how well flat black turns out if applied with a roller
What else would it look like other than it would look like it was painted with a roller. No it will not look good, no it will not look like a $2000 paint job, no it will not look like the suede black cars that you see all the time. It will be rough. Your painting with a roller for craps sake. You'd be better off seeing Maaco or just leaving it alone until you get some change saved up.

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i'm guessing if you rolled it on in fairly thin coats, then sanded it down smooth it might look allright??
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Flat Black

I don't think you can make flat black look good can you?
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My motorhome is painted with a roller, it goes pounding through the bush and makes no sense to paint it with anything else.
With the proper roller, and the "right" paint, you can fool more people here than what the OTHERS are saying...?

I would LOVE somebody to see my motorhome up close and tell me they could tell it was painted by a roller. It's not a factory base/clear look, but it sure doen't look like a roller either.

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I remember going to look at 67 fury a few years back. The guy had painted it with black latex house paint, because the cops where watching him. When I checked it out I saw why. The passenger side floor was litterally covered in little yellow apearence tickets. He'd been driving it with no licence registration, or insurance, and speeding.... Not the brightest bulb. Worst of all the paint was starting to peel off showing strips of the original dark blue.
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I don't think it'll turn out too well; but if you take your time, it might be ok. JD blitz black isn't a true flat, it's more of a eggshell finish (between flat and semigloss). A true flat might be better for your "application". The reason I'm thinking so is because I'm not sure how well JD BB sands. To make this thing look half presentable after, you're going to have to sand it like crazy to get rid of the wicked orangepeel. If you thin the paint out, and apply with a really low pile roller (like 5), and then sand like crazy, it might be ok. Good luck,
dh

Another thing, this is my unofficial motto, but it applies to a lot of things:

Do it right, or do it twice.

Food for thought,
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Better than a roller...why not get one of the polypropylene weed sprayers ( 1 gallon type) and some thinner. Put both into the weed sprayer and shake it up good to mix thoroughly and just adjust the tip to get a fine spray. A good weed sprayer can be had for around $15.00.
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Better than a roller...why not get one of the polypropylene weed sprayers ( 1 gallon type) and some thinner. Put both into the weed sprayer and shake it up good to mix thoroughly and just adjust the tip to get a fine spray. A good weed sprayer can be had for around $15.00.

Can you really use those?
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I like the dip method myself. Very glossy.
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