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07-20-2007 05:33 AM
48 Keystone Koupe Let me talk to my 92 year old pap, his memory on this stuff is great. I'll get back to ya.
07-17-2007 08:42 AM
MrPhotographer06 if i wanted to do that to my sleeper.. i would have to fully sand the old paint off.. how many coats would it take to get a good coat.. and what kind of paint to use? regualar automotive paint ..?

07-17-2007 08:15 AM
48 Keystone Koupe
brush painting

When I was a boy, my grandfather painted his 65 chevy pick-up and his dodge delivery truck matching orange and cream with a paint brush. He had considerable experience with painting as a carpenter and general "fixit" man. Both vehicles looked good and the paint held up well for many years.
07-17-2007 06:46 AM
cboy Looking forward to your "play by play" 1970Chevy and the pictures as well. Keep track of the hours of sanding you have to put in as well. I think a lot of folks are interested in that part.
07-17-2007 03:09 AM
1970Chevy Well, a few months ago I read that entire Mopar thread and I was ready to try it. It has been about two months of engine work, steering, and brakes. I am a full time college student and I work part time for the local school district in Orange County California. I was supposed to be asleep by now but Ive been reading this thread for an hour and its now two in the morning. I am starting the body work tommorrow at 7:00 am and Im working untill evening. The same thing for the next day. By next week I'd like to have my Roll on Rustoleum job done. Ill let you know how it goes and Ill post pictures, as well as update pictures. Im goin' in! We shall see what happens.
I just cant get myself to spend more than 50 bucks when Ive spent 5,000 (my life savings, ahhhh ***** I only live once) on a paint job.

I'll spend money when I have it. And I dont have even $300 or the space to spray on paint. Here' goes!
07-17-2007 03:09 AM
1970Chevy Well, a few months ago I read that entire Mopar thread and I was ready to try it. It has been about two months of engine work, steering, and brakes. I am a full time college student and I work part time for the local school district in Orange County California. I was supposed to be asleep by now but Ive been reading this thread for an hour and its now two in the morning. I am starting the body work tommorrow at 7:00 am and Im working untill evening. The same thing for the next day. By next week I'd like to have my Roll on Rustoleum job done. Ill let you know how it goes and Ill post pictures, as well as update pictures. Im goin' in! We shall see what happens.
I just cant get myself to spend more than 50 bucks when Ive spent 5,000 (my life savings, ahhhh ***** I only live once) on a paint job.

I'll spend money when I have it. And I dont have even $300 or the space to spray on paint. Here' goes!
06-30-2007 12:14 AM
perrib Thats how Henry painted his Ts. Then they used pumice to color sand it.
06-30-2007 12:05 AM
62440 I 've read all 6 page's of this thread and I noticed we have some pretty opinionated people here. I have a old race car that I want to paint Semi Gloss Black. Fun car, Not a Show car. I sand blasted the undercarriage then painted it with Tremclad Rust paint because that was handy. It then just carried over to the engine compartment and when I was in the engine bay It seemed to make sense to do the area up to the windshield {Cowl, vents } whatever I seem to have committed myself to a Tremclad Paint Job, Good or Bad We'll see. It will live inside my garage mostly with short trips. Some have said the paint goes for a ***** after 6 months or so. I was just thinking if it did, Would a polish and wax bring it back ???
06-12-2007 01:00 PM
bentwings If you use warmed up paint cans be sure you use good saftey glasses. They can come apart. I've used that method on my big model airplanes works great.
06-10-2007 12:46 PM
kenseth17
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Originally Posted by Ambassador of 'Pane
Right here! If you live in western Washington, PM me. I need money for my Rambler! If I get paid enough beer for shooting paint, I can divert my beer funds to the hotrod!

EDIT>>>I got to get out of this dang cast first though. Stoopid broken leg...
It helps if you have a cute daughter or sister too. I remember being a fresh kid out of school and hauling my tools across town and helping another young kid do bodywork on his old ford truck. I moved out of town before it was to the paint stage, but he got a bit of free labor and tools to use. I am not saying you need to have a cute daughter or sister to convince someone to help you out, but it just might help tip the scales,
06-10-2007 12:14 PM
Ambassador of 'Pane
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Originally Posted by kenseth17
. And although most people really don't like painting over others prep work and putting there name on it, and what it could do to their rep, but believe it or not there are still people out there that will help someone out for a good meal and some beer or cut some breaks, at least occasionally. There just might still be some people that actually spray for the fun of it, if a compressor and gun is too much for you.

Right here! If you live in western Washington, PM me. I need money for my Rambler! If I get paid enough beer for shooting paint, I can divert my beer funds to the hotrod!

EDIT>>>I got to get out of this dang cast first though. Stoopid broken leg...
06-10-2007 11:31 AM
kenseth17 Okay, I've managed to stay out of this thread till now, and haven't even read through it all. But let me get this straight, your willing to put on several coats and sand and reapply just to get rustoleum to look good for a short time so it doesn't look like plant machinery, and then strip it back off if you do decide to put autopaint on it. Then worried about cleaning a gun after use. And to actually use good epoxy and 2k material and then use rustoleum over it seems like such a waste to me. How much is time worth for the results achieved. There are some pretty affordable urethanes today that aren't that much more in cost at least for the paint, and although not the best available, I'll put them next to one of those rustoleum jobs and we'll see which one holds up longer. I use to get by okay with a cheap 3 hp 110 model compressor and a cheap conventional gun with modest air requirements, till I acquired better equiptment. And although most people really don't like painting over others prep work and putting there name on it, and what it could do to their rep, but believe it or not there are still people out there that will help someone out for a good meal and some beer or cut some breaks, at least occasionally. There just might still be some people that actually spray for the fun of it, if a compressor and gun is too much for you. Hey, I am as cheap is the next guy, but I am not putting rustoleum on a vehicle. The mechanics back in school seemed to like thier house paint though and rattle can lacquer primer paint jobs. Guess some things never change.
06-10-2007 10:12 AM
wishnevsky I have a spray gun, i just dont want to mix and clean the gun every day after spraying a few square feet of body or frame work..I will if i have to.


I have the plan for the 36, a poorboy hot rod with a 300 six, and red semi-gloss... It looks like i will have to buy a frame in any case, so there is $7,000.00 right there. This will have to be a driver too, a shop truck to run errands with.

Cycle fenders, stake body bed. old style..

Destroying a vintage body goes against the grain, so no top chop... I'll find something else to hack up later.
06-10-2007 09:43 AM
F&J
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Is there a primer in a rattle can that everybody will agree will have no adhesion problems and is waterproof?
IMO it's just too thin to protect, and way too many coats would be needed.

If your projects stay out 24-7, epoxy sprayed on would be the best at fighting rust if the topcoat will be delayed a long time. You may be able to find a cheap used small compressor & a cheap spray gun locally?

If this is within your budget?

http://www.equipmentcolor.com/licp.html

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As I said before I have used Rustoleum for years although in my case it did not matter at all how the finish looked or how well it held up, as long as it covered the metal and did not fall off before it left the shop it was ok. However I have seen a LOT of equipment, parts, etc painted with Rustoleum that would sit in the lot for a while, or even inside sometimes, and I know how fast that junk will deteriorate so I can not understand why anyone would put it on a car. As far as that magazine article goes just look at the response to this thread, they know what sells magazines and could not care less if the article had any meaningful info or not. Say what you like about this stuff but it is junk and has no place on anything but lawn furniture.
Oldred, I agree 100% on not using rustoleum as a "topcoat". It will fade out real quick, plus after a few years, it wears off from UV & rain, etc., right down to the primer.
06-10-2007 09:36 AM
oldred As I said before I have used Rustoleum for years although in my case it did not matter at all how the finish looked or how well it held up, as long as it covered the metal and did not fall off before it left the shop it was ok. However I have seen a LOT of equipment, parts, etc painted with Rustoleum that would sit in the lot for a while, or even inside sometimes, and I know how fast that junk will deteriorate so I can not understand why anyone would put it on a car. As far as that magazine article goes just look at the response to this thread, they know what sells magazines and could not care less if the article had any meaningful info or not. Say what you like about this stuff but it is junk and has no place on anything but lawn furniture.
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