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Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« on: May 16, 2011, 08:34:03 PM »
has anyone considered a Rustoleum paint job? or any other cheap paint products? im looking to paint my pickup and im wondering what paint everyone uses?

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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 08:57:05 PM »
If you do Rustoleum, make sure the cans all have the same lot number. 

I'd like to do a military camo on my 91 if I ever get to it. 
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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011, 10:38:49 PM »
There's a ton of info out there about cheap Rustoleum jobs, using the regular solid color enamel out of the can and rolling it on w/ a foam roller. You do it in thin coats, and wet sand w/400 or 600 in between coats. No overspray, dries quick, tough, looks pro, and cheap. Just search for "rustoleum roller paint job".
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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 10:56:21 PM »
If you do Rustoleum, make sure the cans all have the same lot number. 

I'd like to do a military camo on my 91 if I ever get to it. 

If you do a camo, I don't think it matters if they have the same lot number...................
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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 03:56:02 AM »
No it doesn't matter.  But if you want a semi good looking paint job, with any other color, you might.
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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011, 05:10:40 AM »
Lots of people have done Rustoleum paint jobs, myself included. They can custom mix colors for you as well.

You could always do it like this and thin the gallon can...

http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=2331682&page=0&fpart=1&vc=1

Here is an example of a charger from the mopar site.



Here's mine sprayed on in my back yard (thinned - and a cheap gun) - no wet sanding just a quick scuff between coats, 3 coats total.



And I plan on painting my 85 the same way when it's ready.. The paint holds up well, no flaking or falling off, can take bush scratched easily. Also easy to touch up later...

Hope this helps!

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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011, 10:47:50 AM »
Did you use rustoleum paint on your 4-runner also?  What are the specifics on the paint you used??  Is it just the gallon buckets of paint off the shelf at the hardware store??  

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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2011, 12:41:34 PM »
I used Vansickle tractor paint with the hardener and thinner and a cheap gun.  Total cost with primer and abraisives was under $200. They have a bunch of colors and it costs about $25-$30 per gallon.  The hot rod guys use it alot because it is cheap but good.  It was actually cheaper than using decent rattle cans.
 It turned out better than the $600 eurethane I used on my Celica.  I cut and buffed it after it was cured and it lookes awesome...

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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2011, 05:44:16 PM »
where did you guys buy your paint? vansickle paint?

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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2011, 06:57:28 PM »
Orchard supply hardware............where a man can be a man!

rustoleum, rattle can all the way.

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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2011, 06:43:04 AM »
I got mine at a farm store called Big R.  You can call them and find a dealer I'm sure...  They have a pretty decent website.
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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2011, 07:24:15 AM »
I wonder if you could apply it with a roller. I like the roller idea because there is minimal masking, no equipment, and can do small sections as you are ready. Not sure if Vansickle catalyst would eat up a foam roller.

That red 4runner Vansickle spray job looks real nice.
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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2011, 07:37:36 AM »
I picked it up at Color Your World - for those that don't know it's a paint store... It was their house brand of rust paint tinted to olive drab (but ended up lighter and faded even more over the years - even sprayed over flat black)

If you read the mopar thread you'll see it can be rolled on.

I chose to spray mine because I wanted it done quick in relation to rollering it on (just the painting - not masking) - plus I don't have a garage to keep it out of the sun while painting it...

You can have rustoleum tinted in Home Depot or Lowes (or what ever rust paint they sell)

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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2011, 08:03:25 AM »
vansicklepaint.com
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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2011, 09:10:42 PM »
Here's some links I found. Some people like to spray it, some like to roll it. Lol.

"INTERLUX" brand boat paint:
http://www.boatersland.com/intbrightside.html

http://rolledon.forummotion.com   
http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57181&highlight=roll+on+paint
http://www.yotatech.com/f116/50-00-paint-job-122120
http://www.yotatech.com/f116/77-00-paint-job-partii-125973/

Some videos about Rustoleum paint jobs, the "$50 paint job", etc.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx6kHXH4HlE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P208cMkfN2s&feature=related

"To get rid of the orange peel and get a smooth look with rustoleum paints, or any enamel based paints for that matter, just use the ROLL and TIP method. A quick youtube search and it will bring up many how to videos. It is how they have painted boats for years. My boss at work showed it to me and we painted a truck top with Rustoleum and it was gorgeous."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gjyzc4c9JnE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK9Zcm543x0
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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2011, 07:17:22 PM »
Did mine with spray can. three coats outside. lock up your cats and try on a day that it's not windy.
it came out okay for a crawler.

The only problem I had beside over spray. I found out it's not scratch resistant.


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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2011, 01:46:20 AM »
A buddy just shot his Bronco using the rusto satin paint in the spray cans.
  It isn't all that durable, but easy enough to respray anytime to repair trail scrapes.

I tried the rusto and roller method about 5 years ago on a truck I restored, the paint never seemed to harden up enough, no matter how much I thinned it out or let it cure.  I ended up stripping it back and just shooting it with normal single stage auto paint.  Unfortunately single stage is toxic to breath, so you need a place you can shoot it, and your home garage doesn't work to well since the fumes linger and can seep into the house.  If you have the room you could build a temporary spray booth, but that adds about $200 to your budget.

It cost me $300 to use the duplicolor lacquer paints to shoot a '84 2wd Toyota truck.  The lacquer based paint leaves a fairly smooth finish, not a lot is needed to sand it smooth.  It is much more durable than the rustoleum, the red paint I used to paint a utility trailer 4 summers ago hasn't faded, unfortunately the same can't be said for the the blue rusto I used the same summer on some storage boxes.
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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2011, 07:33:05 AM »
I've heard that about the Rustoleum, people say it can take a while to cure, and especially if it's too thick. I am trying the Interlux Brightside Polyurethane and it's really nice stuff. Lays in nice. Pic of my tailgate jam done with a foam brush... haven't gotten to the rest of the truck yet! Most of this recent job was for the Monstaliner roll on bedliner, but I wanted to do the jam and see how the Brightside "Dark Blue" was going to look.



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http://www.boatersland.com/intbrightside.html
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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2011, 03:16:09 PM »
good info guys keep up the good work!

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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2011, 08:42:50 PM »
i painted my old truck in brightside largo blue a couple years ago.


"Never make your passion your occupation. it will loose it's luster and become work. that's why i never wanted to become a gynecologist!"

I also taught him how to put in 5min of hard work and then spend 15min staring and admiring what you have done...

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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2011, 11:40:18 AM »
I just did a quick "diahhrea" job on my latest Chevota/Toylet project...yes, I realize it's way to tall as well...I'm sure it will end up getting hacked up and linked anyway in the near future. :gap:


It's satin almond and my only prep was to scuff the original paint with a red scotchbrite pad...about 20 mins. total. :talkingn: 
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Re: Rustoleum Cheap Paint job
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2011, 12:27:01 PM »
"Never make your passion your occupation. it will loose it's luster and become work. that's why i never wanted to become a gynecologist!"

I also taught him how to put in 5min of hard work and then spend 15min staring and admiring what you have done...

 
 
 
 
 

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