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Whitelightning
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posted August 14, 2003 01:19 PM
whats everyone using. I have found a nason brand paint I can get primer for $38 a gallon, black nason paint is $ 45 plus $20 for e gloss which you have to add but the metallic blue I want was 120 a gallon. What do yall use. Is it best to primer everything first? How does primer or paint stick to sheet metal that is already colored do you need to sand it a little or will it stick. What about other paint like oil base hose paint Will it look ok . Just wondering what everyone else is doing to save pennys but look good lol


unlucky13
Member
posted August 14, 2003 02:28 PM
We go cheaper yet on our figure 8 cars....1 gallon of TSC/Orshelns tractor paint, 1 gallon of paint thinner, and 1 qt of harder. Scuff the original paint and then use a regular automotove paint gun, fill it 3/4 full with paint, fill it close to the top with paint thinner, and a couple cap fulls of hardner. Mix er' up alittle and you've got enough for the 1st coat---repeat process several hrs later and you got a $25 paint job that sticks real well and shines!


2xtreme
Member
posted August 14, 2003 04:56 PM
do you know any body men very well?? I always have had a body shop sponsor...it works out well especially if they have all the stuff to mix custom paint cause all the primary colors to mix with are very cheap.and it is good for the body shop to get some recognition on the work they can do....and it is good for you not having to spend money on paint....my average dealer cost on paint per year is only a little over 100. But just make sure you get it all sanded down nice and run a tack cloth over it before you bring it into the paint booth...and they will usually pull out all the stops with a race car(pearl coats and metallics) all that stuff they usually get for demo's from their paint providers.


JDF Motorsports
Member
posted August 14, 2003 06:03 PM
i started a thread last winter titled "paint your racecar in your driveway". do a search of the archive and you should be able to find it. it looks good, the price is right and there is NO OVERSPRAY.


racer17j
Member
posted August 14, 2003 06:49 PM
the only time i would use good auto paint is if it was given to me i just use the local farm stores tractor paint just like 24 said i can paint my car 3 different colors for less then 60 bucks i just scuff her with some 220 sand paper wipe her down with a rag covered with thinner mix the first coat 75% paint then let that tack up and next coat 50/50 good hard finish and glossy shine


ryan
Member
posted August 14, 2003 08:43 PM
$40 of implement enamel from tsc and $22 at napa for thinner


mikehaze
Member
posted August 14, 2003 08:47 PM
i go cheaper yet go to odd lots buy the spray cans .59 cents a can have painted my twice. still have enough to paint it again. also painted trailer to match car got $30.00 in it good luck


SLEEPY GOMEZ
Member
posted August 14, 2003 10:32 PM
Bucks down race cars not show cars. I go for a 50 - 50 finish, that is 50 feet at 50 mph. Tractor Supply at 19.95 per gal and thinner. For color I find a spray can color first then select the paint. This way I can always have matching touch up. SLEEPY


Raz_900
Member
posted August 15, 2003 08:42 AM
I've used Nason before on a street car, it's good stuff. Now I use Valspar syn. enamel and Kirker enamel primer. I think the total cost (5 qts paint, 2 qts primer, reducer, hardener, tack rags ) was $140 for each car. The part I like about using an actual mix from a paint store (or the fac-pac's are good too) is the ease of repair. When the car gets messed up, I can walk in and ask for a qt of paint and figure there's a 95% chance they'll mix it the same way. I've painted parts of the 1 car 3 times and you'd never know from 10 feet away. Just the old sections have more marks, so ya gotta be more than 10 feet away to not see them.

Make sure to use a primer and scuff the old paint up or it'll all fall of the first time it gets knicked. The Kirker enamel primer is good 'cause it goes on relatively thick and fills knicks and scratches really well. Lacquer primer is just too thin. I sand mine with a DA and 80, then real quick with 150 to smooth the burrs off and shoot it. With using enamel it fills all those scratches in with 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of paint.

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redneck racing
Member
posted August 15, 2003 11:24 AM
We use Rustoleum in the quarts mix it with thinner and the hardner and it turn out great. Eddie


istock59
Member
posted August 15, 2003 01:58 PM
PPG's Omni line. You can buy a gallon of it, for what a quart of "regular" would cost.


loojack
Member
posted August 15, 2003 04:40 PM
Just go to your local Tractor Supply Store and get a gallon of farm implement enamel and a pint of hardener, about $30, use a foam roller. It works! Cheap and easy!!!!!loojack

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iowa_dirt_track_girl
Member
posted August 16, 2003 12:55 AM
have you ever thought about powdered coating it you can power coat anything as long as it dont have rubber or anything in it to melt i powder mine cause thats what i do for a living but have done some for other people and looks really good and it dont cost much either


hobby9
Member
posted August 16, 2003 02:12 AM
You cant beat good old tractor paint any implement enamal its cheap, works good and anybody can spray it, and requires very little body work Ive been using it 12yrs..Towman


outlawstock17
Member
posted August 16, 2003 03:57 PM
now that's what i'm talkin' 'bout loojack.

i'm a sign contractor by trade and i've been painting my cars that way for years. i use cheap spray cans on the cage and a foam roller and brush with sign painters' bulletin enamel on the body. i can do the whole car with graphics for less than $50 worth of materials.

mo' money for "go fast" parts....

loojack
Member
posted August 17, 2003 06:38 AM
Thanks Outlaw! I can't take credit though..I saw it in your post on painting your race car in your driveway. Thanks again!!!..loojack

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racer17j
Member
posted August 17, 2003 09:14 AM
outlaw isn't that kinda a pain painting the cage with a rattle can i hate doing it with a gun and i can cover alot of area with it seems like it would take a month of sundays to do an interior with rattle cans


JDF Motorsports
Member
posted August 17, 2003 09:30 AM
Here's a tip for ya.....go to the graphics supply and buy yourself a couple of rolls of vinyl ($15 per) Then take that rusto-ride to the next level! I've flamed them, checked them and once put a waving flag down the side. I've even went so far as to design and cut out my numbers. Leave the lettering to the pro's, but get the graphics guy to use your left over vynal. Like outlawstock said buy Go Fast stuff with the money you save!


outlawstock17
Member
posted August 17, 2003 06:54 PM
racer17j, i just paint the cage and frame rails with the spray cans. we don't have to run the stock floorpan and the aluminum we use for it is either coated or doesn't need painting. yes, it is a pain, but i have lots of pain to give.....it's the money that i can't give too much of....gotta eat, y'know! best of luck!

JDF, you'd be surprised how good a properly "rolled and brushed" car looks. i take pride in my ride too.

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ARR
Member
posted August 19, 2003 11:20 PM
I have always used Nason on my cars and am very happy with it.


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