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Old 06-02-2009, 12:37 PM
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rattle can paint job

What is the best rattle can brand that goes on decent for a backyard paint job?

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Old 06-02-2009, 01:39 PM
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Most would say don't even try it, but if you must. I think Duplicolor has the best nozzle. I've heard that the nozzle makes a big difference. Also prep is a big factor too.
I painted my truck with a small $130 craftsman compressor and a $20 gun. It's been almost 3 years, and it sits in the Louisiana sun everyday and it still looks good.
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put down the rattle can and back away slowly everything is gonna be fine. really a rattle can spray job wont hold up. save your money
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These guys are right......the spray can method is a wats eof time in SOME instances.There is a few stories on line ans car craft even did Roll-On white rustoleum paint job and it looked pretty darn good considering they used a brush and paint rollers. but they were experts and the prep work was done as if it was a show car. But you can take dupli color and make it look good. i painted a winter car I drove about 5 years aog with black rustoleum spray. I would imagine since you are saying back yard job that means you really don't care how good it looks as long as it is road worthy(opinionated). Just get at least 9 cans and spray it like you were using a gun....6 inches away and 50% overlap....clear it and make it look good....wet sand if you wanna go that far. IT will look all right...again this is just to do a half way decent job.
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:57 PM
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I painted my Harley with rattle can paint and primer. It is holding up really well.. I am pretty astonished. I used krylon camo. olive drab.

Seems way worth it time and money wise to find a paint you can spray yourself though. Even a $20 spray gun will have at least twice the fan size of a spray bomb. It is frustrating to paint a truck with rattle cans.
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I picked up the duplicolor acrylic laquer and did about 1/4 of the thing last night....if you keep the can close and go slow it don't look half bad ...i'll see what happens after I pressure wash it a few times...lol
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Do you have any pics? We'd love to see how it's coming out.
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I rattle canned my truck just over a year just to get a different color on there. I gave it 3 healthy coats and prepped it properly. It has not moved, but has been sitting out in the elements, and its peeling pretty badly in quite a few spots. Once the wiring is done, I will be spraying it one panel at a time.

Basically, dont be upset when it starts to peel in the not so distant future.
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I painted my '78 Chevy G10, and '81 Chevy G20 Cargo vans to look like the A-Team Van with spray bombs. The '78 took 45 cans, and the '81 took 52 cans.


Here's the results of the '81:














And I attached the pics of the '78.
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I'm also a fan of Duplicolor. I have done it a couple of times. held up well and if you spray enough coats, it can be wet sanded and polished to a very nice shine.
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Well I wound up buying a spray gun and ready mixed duplicolor laquer......the more rattle can I used the worse it looked...gonna clear it tonight.....should I do anything to the paint except maybe tack cloth it before clearing?
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send us some pics after you clear, im intrested in how well that stuff looks in real life not on tv.

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Rattle Can Paint Job

For my 1982 Toyota Pickup I am using Eastwoods Rust Converter for a base to neutralize the rust, then going to spray an SEM High Build primer, then will wet sand with 800 grit. Finally I will use Spray Max 2k color match single stage paint. The primer and single stage cost me just over $200 with shipping for 5 cans of each. The Eastwood rust converter was $18 per can. The great thing about all of these is they are rattle cans. 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: http://www.seanmcclure.com/blog/inde...my-sons-truck/
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For my 1982 Toyota Pickup I am using Eastwoods Rust Converter for a base to neutralize the rust, then going to spray an SEM High Build primer, then will wet sand with 800 grit. Finally I will use Spray Max 2k color match single stage paint. The primer and single stage cost me just over $200 with shipping for 5 cans of each. The Eastwood rust converter was $18 per can. The great thing about all of these is they are rattle cans. 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: Rattle Can Paint Job for My Sons Truck
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I painted my '78 Chevy G10, and '81 Chevy G20 Cargo vans to look like the A-Team Van with spray bombs. The '78 took 45 cans, and the '81 took 52 cans.
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Any questions? Its a DUMB idea, it won't be a durable finish, it won't look good and you won't save any money. Go buy a cheap 20 - 30 gallon comp and a cheap non-hvlp sprayer.

Sorry to be so blunt, but this is a BAD idea.

Even the original poster in this thread broke down and bought a gun for his project after he saw spray bombs don't work!
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Sorry to be so blunt, but this is a BAD idea.!
Agreed, I have quit responding to such nonsense threads....except for this time

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