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finally
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted February 23, 2005 01:15 PM  
getting ready to paint the car - any suggestions on a cheap primer and paint?

thanks!

justin
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 263
posted February 23, 2005 04:10 PM  
Do a PAINT search. There is plenty of good info on this in the archives.

Justin

jtno6
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted February 23, 2005 05:17 PM  
dont use tractor paint. it never dryies

stockcar5
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 578
posted February 23, 2005 06:42 PM  
i've used onmi au base/clear and it works good. most colors are 18-20$ per quart.

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted February 23, 2005 07:06 PM  
home depot rust-oleum about 20/25 gallon custom colors and it works good thin it spray it keep indoors at 65to 70 degrees 48 hours and its on there 4 ever and it shines up good also

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ryan
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 776
posted February 23, 2005 07:39 PM  
I think we use medium drying reducer or something like that from Napa. We paint and within a half hour or so its getting tacky. Just buy the tractor paint from Tractor Supply or Bomgars. We were right at $100 for the paint, reducer, and tape.

Stevei2i0
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 54
posted February 23, 2005 09:01 PM  
Go into PureStock/Bomber and read the responces to "Rustolem Paint"!

Stevei2i0
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 54
posted February 23, 2005 09:05 PM  
Ive used Rustolem for the ;ast two years.$7.00 per qrt. $1.50 for disposable brushes. Send Your address, I'll mail pics.

eborcim
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 303
posted February 23, 2005 10:11 PM  
Rustoleum is the way to go because you can buy matching spraycan touchups for all colors. Just reduce the paint about 4 thinner to 1 paint and it will dry quickly at 65 degrees. Use the cheap enamel reducer from O'Reilly NOT the LOWE'S enamel thinner.

RangeRover
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 279
posted February 24, 2005 05:30 AM  
eborcim, you must mean 4 parts paint to 1 part thinner or you're gonna have a runny, tinted mess. A good way to ensure that the paint will dry and harden properly while ensuring durability and shine is to reduce it 8:4:1. That's enamel paint, reducer, and hardener (catalyst). Just make sure that if the paint is synthetic (alkyd) enamel you use its hardener and if it's acrylic enamel you use acrylic enamel hardener.

waltonjr1
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 516
posted February 24, 2005 06:29 AM  
Rustoleum sail blue thinned with klean strip paint thinner. Total job cost 25$ cant beat it.


eborcim
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 303
posted February 24, 2005 07:01 AM  
whoooops...no wonder my stuff went on the floor instead of the car! Yeah less thinner.

slater00
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 147
posted February 24, 2005 08:09 AM  
I HAVE BEEN PAINTING ALL MY CARS WITH ANCHOR PAINT. EVERYTHING FROM SANDPAPER TO PAINT IS USAULLY UNDER $200.

slater00
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 147
posted February 24, 2005 08:10 AM  
I HAVE BEEN PAINTING ALL MY CARS WITH ANCHOR PAINT. EVERYTHING FROM SANDPAPER TO PAINT IS USAULLY UNDER $200.

Istock66
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posted February 24, 2005 01:46 PM           send a private message to slater00   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
tractor paint is fine, the hardener you need is right there by it.

I use a lot more than the directions say, and it dried and shined fine..

a good wax job will help anything shine..

nailngoracing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 170
posted February 24, 2005 02:47 PM  
i like it wet....keeps from chip'in off and looking bad after crashesssssssssssss

dirty58
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted February 25, 2005 01:29 PM  
van sickle implement paint 20$a gallon hard as a rock you can paint over mud and it holds the mud in place

BIGG C
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 113
posted February 25, 2005 04:21 PM  
What is the best way to remove vinyl decals? We have bought a old church van for a hauler and need to remove the decals. BIGG C

Stevei2i0
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 54
posted February 25, 2005 06:17 PM  

 
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Busch
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted February 25, 2005 06:59 PM  
PPG light industrial color Its cheap and easy to use

racin78p
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted February 26, 2005 05:32 AM  
Big C: Use a blow dryer, heat 'em up and get to peeling. If you get it hot enough (NOT BURNING!) all the sticky will come off as well.

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