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Old 10-31-2012, 12:15 PM
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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.

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I would NEVER use a rattle can for a paint job. But, i have seen amazing results from brush on rustoleum. If you need that cheap of a paint job you might as well get the cheapo paint job from maaco. It will still be better than a rattle can.
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by the time you buy all those rattle cans ar 3 bucks+ each..
you could've bought a cheap gun and RENTED a compressor..
for less....
20(gun)+50 (a day rent compressor)=70 bucks..
2-3) quarts of dup. premixed paint at 18.00x3
and it'll last..
as you had to buy the sand paper anyways.. and primers cheap..
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Ya'll realize this thread is over 3 years old?
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rattle can vs. real paint

OK, first off, the real not so secret secret to a good paint job is doing the prep work correctly. If you don't do that correctly, it won't matter what kind or type of paint you use.

Secondly, someone mentioned that their van required about 50 spray cans. Let's just say it is three bucks per can, cause after all, you want the good stuff. That's $150. You can buy a quart or two of Dupont Nason for less than that.

Unless you are simply trying to waste your time, I wouldn't bother with spray can for painting a car. The exception to that is for some of the very specific products that Eastwood and others sell in rattle cans.

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Ya'll realize this thread is over 3 years old?

Yep... it's still fun
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Some info from the Crankshaft Coalition wiki Body and exterior section:

Cheap-o paint jobs
First paint job
First paint job tips
JD ‘Blitz Black’ paint
Rust encapsulators
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Brush-on rustoleum can look really good if you prep and finish it right. If you want cheap, say under $50, then this is the only way to go. You really should be cheap about your paint job though
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^^^^ $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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So three years later, how does the Eastwood rust converted job look?
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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...
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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 ...
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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
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Chefasaurus thats funny thats over 100 rattle cans close to $400.
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