I’ve been reading some great posts here by folks who have successfully used rustoleum products to do a budget repainting of their trucks that actually looks very (!) good. I’ve been hoping to get my mom’s hilux repainted soon, since it has some rust spots (but no “flaky” rust yet, thankfully!), the paint is peeling in some places, and when we wash it the driveway turns white from the paint that comes off… But financially that just isn’t going to happen right away, so I’m thinking of trying to repaint at least the worst spots myself, to hopefully prevent the rust spots from getting any bigger (and I’m thinking it’d be a fun “quarantine” project). I’m not terribly worried about messing up the paint at this point, it already looks bad (and I’m feeling guilty about not having done anything with it sooner).
I’m currently thinking of using the rustoleum “stops rust” automotive primer first, then their “automotive enamel”, but I’m not sure if this is a good choice and if I should then do a clear coat of some sort on top of this.
Also, I’m wondering if folks here have any recommendations about how using the gloss versus semi-gloss versus flat paints works out, and any experience with rustoleum’s “automotive enamel” versus their “acrylic enamel 2x.”
Any advice will be greatly appreciated!
And if, in my searching of this forum, I missed a post that answers these questions, I apologize.