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Rookieracer76
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posted January 10, 2005 04:20 PM  
im going to paint the roll cage in my car with rust-o-leum paint. do you have to use primer before applying this or can i just spray it on?

wermm
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posted January 10, 2005 05:38 PM  
If you are painting on bare metal it would be a good idea to use some sort of primer on it first. If you are changing the color you can just scuff up the old paint till it's not shiny and shoot it

redneck racing
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posted January 10, 2005 06:44 PM  
I also use the Rustoleum although I buy it in the quart cans mix it with thinner and hardner like you would the automotive paint and it holds up real well and keeps its gloss and yes I would use the rustoleum primer with it different primers react differently with different paints. Eddie

racenmotorsports
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posted January 10, 2005 08:09 PM  
I used rusty metal primer, it seemed to work better with the rustoleum topcoat. I bought a quart of gloss royal blue and painted it straight up and it looks great. Seems to be holding up too.

te33
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posted January 10, 2005 09:26 PM  
painted our chassis with it,got a gallon and some foam brushes.nobody will belive you when you tell them what it is.holds up pretty well.

ford5
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posted January 11, 2005 05:40 AM  
Last year I painted a new, bare chassis with Rustoleum Smoke gray, with no primer at all, just wiped the pipe with laquer thinner and sprayed it.
Had a few people mistake it for being powder coated. Looked real good and lasted all year. I would highly recommend this paint.

Eric Pattridge
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posted January 16, 2005 09:21 PM  
Just like what wermm said, if you are changing the color just scuff it up with a light sanding and paint it. I did mine two years ago with rustoleum in the spray cans and it held up great. Repainted it for this year. Changed the color but I used an automotive paint that I got a good deal on. Other than that it would have been the rustoleum.

Stevei2i0
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posted January 24, 2005 03:16 PM  
I painted My car with Rustolem last season, People were amazed! Track photo man went crazy. This year I painted both cars with it. $6.79 a qrt at Wal-Mart. thro- away brushes, $1.50 for three.Want pics?

redneck racing
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posted January 24, 2005 05:31 PM  
Steve, post em lets see the handy work. Eddie

Stevei2i0
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posted January 24, 2005 08:18 PM  
I cant figure out how to post pics, so if anybody wants to see the "rustoleum cars" please email Me Your address, and I will mail Ya a pic. SLR1210@hotmail.com

Stevei2i0
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posted January 24, 2005 08:20 PM  
I cant figure out how to post pics, so if anybody wants to see the "rustoleum cars" please email Me Your address, and I will mail Ya a pic. SLR1210@hotmail.com

Stevei2i0
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posted January 24, 2005 08:25 PM  
If anybody wants to post them, please feel free!!!

mudd on the tires
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posted January 24, 2005 09:27 PM  
did you brush the paint on???

Stevei2i0
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posted January 24, 2005 09:35 PM  
I brushed the Rustoleum. Oil based paint seems to pull together, and brush strokes disappear. Dont spare the paint!

Rat Trap
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posted January 25, 2005 03:11 PM  
Should you mix hardener and thinner with it to brush it on? If so any particular kind of hardener and how much?

redneck racing
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posted January 25, 2005 03:56 PM  
Mixed as per the directions said and sprayed it with a touchup gun, took alittle longer but it looked good. Eddie

waltonjr1
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posted January 25, 2005 08:00 PM  

 
My car was done with rustoleum, 7 bucks a quart, cant beat it.


SOONERFAN
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posted January 26, 2005 08:54 AM  
Walton, was the car in that pic sprayed or brushed? Thats an awesome looking car for one painted with a brush!

waltonjr1
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posted January 26, 2005 10:48 AM  
Thanks, it was done with a gun. Just thinned it out a little.


Speedway65
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posted January 26, 2005 01:47 PM  

 
We use Tremclad thinned down and sprayed.

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racenmotorsports
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posted January 26, 2005 05:59 PM  
I've both used hardner and not (I ran out of it) ended up spraying it each time. It seemed like the regular stuff outa the can thinned down just a touch with water worked well. I used the water based stuff. It's holding up well while I finish up my interior. The outside seems to be wearing quite a bit. I've also used spray can to do my second color along the bottom. When I get a pic I'll post it. I haven't tried brushing it though.

Rat Trap
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posted January 26, 2005 06:43 PM  
ok we did our tank today. As far as brushing it, we weren't impressed a bit..looked like ****. So we hooked up the sprayer and thinned it just a bit and that did the trick. Looks real good.

Eljojo
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posted January 26, 2005 07:27 PM  
Rust-o-leium makes both a water based enamel and an alkyline enamel. Read the can man. If it says to clean it up with water, then it's prolly what you want to use on the walls in your shop. Use the alkyline and thin it with Weatern or Tractor Paint thinner. NOT NAPTHA You want it to dry a little (tack out) between coats (sprayed) I don't know what ou will get if you mix a hardner with the wawa based stuff, but I wouldn't want it on my hot rod. Talk to the dude at the freakin paint dept at Lowes or H-DePot tell him whazzup-he's prolly got better ideas ond experience than me!

waltonjr1
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posted January 27, 2005 02:59 AM  
It says on back the can to thin it with mineral spirits. Worked well for us.


Stevei2i0
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posted January 28, 2005 08:50 PM  
we used a brush on ours with fine white dissposeable brushes 97 cents from lowes both cars are posted in user pic mississippi pur stocks everyone cant belive it


waltonjr1
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posted January 31, 2005 03:06 PM  

 
Woops, was trying to reload pic, didn't meen to make a new post.

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Stevei2i0
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posted January 31, 2005 03:16 PM  

 
Maybe it worked this time Dean!

waltonjr1
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posted January 31, 2005 04:38 PM  
Glad you got it figured out Steve


02 Blewbyu
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posted February 23, 2005 07:10 PM  
I used gas to thin mine looks great

Rookieracer76
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posted February 24, 2005 08:41 PM  
about how many quarts or gallons does it take to paint a car (87 monte) ? thanks

P.s. anyone else got pics of rust-o-leum majic? lol

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powerglides
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posted February 25, 2005 09:30 AM  
I use PPG paint aue 100 urethane, hardener comes with it. harder than the hubs of heII and shines like nothin else

Stevei2i0
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posted February 25, 2005 06:12 PM  

 
OK. I'll try this post thang one more time ONE MORE!!! lol

racer17j
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posted February 26, 2005 07:22 PM  

 
it usually takes 1 gallon to do the whole chassis and interior and another to do the body here is mine i used the ace brand rust stop they can mix it in any color you want $22.95 a gallon. i didn't realy like the yellow i used but the store in town was closing and they were out of base so i had to stick with the safty yellow but for 4 bucks a gallon that i paid i want' gonna complain

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