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sixwillwin
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Total posts: 215
posted March 19, 2002 11:42 PM
A while back in one the racin' mags, they had a article on race car painting and mentioned some Home Depot brand of paint that worked great on race cars. Does anybody have a name or type of paint that that is? Or does anybody have any other favorites?? I have used "Implement Enamel" before but the color selection is to limited. I want to stick with an easy single stge type paint. thanks

jrusn02
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Total posts: 2
posted March 20, 2002 01:08 AM
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Originally posted by sixwillwin:
A while back in one the racin' mags, they had a article on race car painting and mentioned some Home Depot brand of paint that worked great on race cars. Does anybody have a name or type of paint that that is? Or does anybody have any other favorites?? I have used "Implement Enamel" before but the color selection is to limited. I want to stick with an easy single stge type paint. thanks

I know this will sound a little bit left field but,,,,I painted both of my bombers with a WAGNER POWER SPAYER, latex base paint,and a little beer....

ryan
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Total posts: 430
posted March 20, 2002 01:38 AM
Sounds like a lot of beer
Just make sure you don't use watercolor paint
LoL. I just usually use the implement paint. The nearest home depot is 3 hours away

racer17j
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posted March 20, 2002 01:45 AM UIN: 54865418
i use van sicle tractor paint i have also found that ace hardware carrys the same type it's called rust stop i believe and they have alot of colors that they will mix for you thats what i got for this year you could also go with the rustolium rust stop. all these are around 20 a gallon i lucked out this year the ace store in town closed and i got enopugh paint to do my cars for the next 5 years for $50. what ever you deside go with an oil base not a latex

jrusn02
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted March 20, 2002 02:41 AM
You may laugh now but I'll post ya all some pics in the user pics in a couple hours.It may sound shady, using house paint but I garrontee it;} OK alot shady....

racer17j
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Total posts: 1565
posted March 20, 2002 11:00 AM UIN: 54865418
it may look alright now but run it thru the car wash a coulpe times and see how it looks then

Flatlander
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Total posts: 310
posted March 20, 2002 12:37 PM
I go to all the local body shops to see what they have left over and sometimes take several and mix my own you'd be surprised at what you can find most will have a can or two of mis matched red and blueseem to be the most common colors found around here

Eljojo
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Total posts: 273
posted March 20, 2002 01:31 PM
Stroll yer booty into Lowes. Check out all the babe cashiers and then ease on over to the paint department. Tell the salesperson what you're up to and they will custom mix just about any color you're after. It'll cost ya about $22 a gallon. The trick I've found is in the thinner. Take the salespersons suggestion-I was lucky enough to hook up with a guy there who knew what he was talking about. I went to the auto paint supplier and purchased a hardner and some thinner which kept my poor ol' beat up car shiny all year long! Spent about $40 total and had very good luck!

marple
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 117
posted March 20, 2002 06:20 PM
i use western finishes enamel.its regular automotivre paint but i've never paid more than $30.00 a gallon.just slam the hardener to it and its got good shime.

sideways
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posted March 20, 2002 08:42 PM
I just got through using "professional choice"paint from lowes,oil based enamel.On my daughters go kart body.What a shine!And the color selection is endless.We painted it hot pink.About 22bucks a gallon.Just thinned it with mineral spirits and sprayed.cool stuff

SLEEPY GOMEZ
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Total posts: 199
posted March 20, 2002 09:39 PM
That may have been my article in SCR when I was painting the I Stock. Lowes, Home Depot, Tractor Supply, they are all about the same. You want a non- latex enamel and it should cost between 18 & 23 dollars per gallon. It is good to use some hardner. I use half of the recommended amount. This toughens the paint without making it brittle. Harnder also speeds the drying time. Besides, the hardner is 3/2 the cost of the paint. In my experience, stay away fron Rustoleum. It takes far too long to dry most of the time. I don't know about generic 'rustoleum' paints.

You guys have it pretty well figured out on this. Hope this helped, SLEEPY

RaceDoctor
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 44
posted March 20, 2002 10:57 PM
I discovered Duplicolor Automotive enamel at my local O'Riley Auto Parts store in gallons for 39.95 a gallon,the colors are limited but it's real auto paint, you can also get spraybombs to match for touch-ups(can't imagine needing that on a stockcar...LOL)
I painted a new Limited Modified I'd just finished building for my son Ocean Blue Metallic, it came out beautiful.
One gallon of paint and 2 quarts of reducer set me back 50 bucks.

Machinah
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Total posts: 79
posted March 24, 2002 06:03 AM
If you need to go cheap and don't have a spray gun, Industrial Rustoleum Hard Hat in the tall can is great. It's the only spray paint that I've found that you can get real results from if you use it with the same technique as a pressurized gun. I work at an industrial supply house so I get it fairly cheap. Don't use any other Rustoleum, the button on the industrial version is it's secret. Also, unlike other paint, when you turn it upside down to clear the tip it actually works as well the next time you use it.

nw15x
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted March 24, 2002 09:27 AM
I stopped by Home Depot and what I found close to what you are describing was Rustoleum Industrial Paint (Oil/Enamen) for $25 a gallon. Is this the right stuff and has anyone used it.

28a racing
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posted March 27, 2002 04:40 PM UIN: 231
use farm implement and tell ya a little secret rup viniger on the car to prevent peeling

Eljojo
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posted March 27, 2002 08:53 PM
I used the rust oleum-with hardner. It worked for me-I used the saftey yellow for the interior and underside of the body-but it discolored badly --from the alkali in the clay. Be SURE you are using oil base-rust oleum does make one of their hard hat paints which is latex-read the label and have fun! Vinegar????? I've used it to etch galvanized panels prior to finish coating. New trix out there I'll have to try.

LUBEGUY07
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Total posts: 156
posted March 27, 2002 09:18 PM
I use Omni paint its realy good and shiney and cheap. I bought two colors one for inside car and one for outside and i spent under 45 dollars. They can match any ppg color, and it uses no thiner just hardner. Arnold Motor supply sells it


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