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Old 06-16-2010, 04:02 PM
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Roller/Rustoleum Paint Job and Door Jambs/Trunk/Hood

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For various reasons I'm leaning towards going with a roller paint job for my daily driver. Problem is that I'd like to do a complete color change.

I could see the door jambs being workable with the roller, but the other parts seem a bit iffy. FWIW, I don't care if the trunk, underneath hood, trunk drip rails, etc match the new exterior color so trunk liner spray or similar would be fine with me, but that still leaves underneath hood and interior part of the doors (interior panel on my car doesn't completely cover the door).

If you're doing a roller job, what's the best way to approach the door, door jambs, trunk and hood? Thanks!

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Sorry, had to get that out........why not just paint the door jams with a brush?
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Why don't you contact a house painter!!!!!? This site is for people who CARE about there cars and want to learn how to work on them the RIGHT way!
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You picked the wrong time to start this thread, so expect some guff from some of the other users.

The main "advantage" of rolling rustoleum is that it's a self-leveling paint. Unless this car is a 78 nova 4dr, a 1994 cutlass hooptie special or something along those lines you'd probably be better off going with an automotive paint system because you likely won't be happy with the results.

Now, if you want to do parts with complex angles with a self-leveling paint my advice would be to use the smaller chisel-shaped foam brushes. That will allow you enough articulation to get in the nooks.

Whichever way you go: best of luck to you.

PS: A google search for "$50 paint job" would probably net you better results than what you're going to get here. A little research will go a long way.
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I am sure that none of the moderators even want to go there with one of these discussions again soon..

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paint job......

HI,if you want to use rust-ol-eum for the paint job,go for it,its your car,if other guys dont like it,tuff,it cant be any worse than most (NOT aLL) OF THE RAT RODS IVE SEEN,heck,they dont even bother to paint, they are mostly rust anyhow.
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Rustoleum makes spray bombs, buy one.

I like different ideas just as well as most, maybe a little more. If the intent here is to stir up some sh** and piss people off, this thread will be sent to the dump in no time at all. If you get some serious answers, good for you. If anyone on this site wishes to make this a pissing match, please don't, this thread will be gone from page one in no time if there are no more plausible answers that will actually help the original poster. Thanks, Dan
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Deleteall, do a search on "roll and tipping", or "brush and tipping";
This is a process where you can roll or brush paint, and take the
brush/roller marks out by running the tip of a dry brush diagonally
across them to level the paint film.

With practice, you can get a passable finish using this technique.
It's been used in the boating industry for decades.
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Deleteall, do a search on "roll and tipping", or "brush and tipping";
This is a process where you can roll or brush paint, and take the
brush/roller marks out by running the tip of a dry brush diagonally
across them to level the paint film.

With practice, you can get a passable finish using this technique.
It's been used in the boating industry for decades.
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Most folks are using the spray can for such and finding it works well and the color match is good. That is IF you are using a stardard color AND they offer it in a spray can.
Otherwise you can thin the paint you have and use some kind of small spray gun. Harbor Freight and such sell small detail guns ideal for this and they are cheap. For folks who are without air compressors they are aerosol solutions like "Pre-Val" sprayers.
For spraying it's better to use acetone or enamel reducer to thin rather than the mineral spirits you use for brushing/rolling.
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Most folks are using the spray can for such and finding it works well and the color match is good. That is IF you are using a stardard color AND they offer it in a spray can.
Otherwise you can thin the paint you have and use some kind of small spray gun. Harbor Freight and such sell small detail guns ideal for this and they are cheap. For folks who are without air compressors they are aerosol solutions like "Pre-Val" sprayers.
For spraying it's better to use acetone or enamel reducer to thin rather than the mineral spirits you use for brushing/rolling.

Rustoleum can mixed 8-4-1 , the reducer amount needs to be tweaked as per conditions, the hardener makes a big difference in glosss drying and cured hardness.
For some real low budget work, or trailers or some old beater, can work out really well, and it is much better than duplicolor IMHO.....MC
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use a short nap foam roller and don't forget to pick up a few assorted sizes of foam brushes so you can cut it in real nice! ***?
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What kind of roller, fluffy or one on those foam jobs ? Just a thought if you are short and are painting a van ya might want to check out a paint stick, it is a tube that you fill up with paint and has the roller on the end ...
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HEY! What about a wagner power painter!!!!!! NO air compressor, just be sure to use the correct extension cord, it's got to be an orange one!!
The cheap green ones used for christmas lights won't work! The don't carry enough current for the sprayer. You won't know it until you get the car under the lights, won't flow real nice on that last coat!

There's one on Amazon now for only $55.87!!!DEAL!!!! Comes with a DELUX adjustable nozzle and plastic cup!!

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In the tech articles or wiki section on the cheap paintjobs article there is a link to a massive thread on a mopar board. I have only read about thirty odd pages of it. But it should help you. You might also get a better reception on the hamb message board at jalopyjournal.com depends on the car you are putting it on.
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