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#39574 - 10/17/11 11:09 PM Re: New Paint job on a budget thread Part III [Re: pauly v.100]
THEYOUNGGUN53 Offline
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That looks awesome Pauly!


Here is mine after about a year and a half of abuse from daily driving, and it was dirty.

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#39575 - 11/22/11 05:29 PM Re: New Paint job on a budget thread Part III [Re: THEYOUNGGUN53]
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Registered: 10/10/10
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Loc: Sacramento, Ca
Figured I'd post a few pics of my project truck.


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#39576 - 11/22/11 05:34 PM Re: New Paint job on a budget thread Part III [Re: 07RidgeRTL]
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another, this one was as I was putting the truck back together...


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Edited by 07RidgeRTL (11/22/11 05:40 PM)

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#39577 - 12/02/11 01:51 AM Re: New Paint job on a budget thread Part III [Re: THEYOUNGGUN53]
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Registered: 11/28/11
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Loc: Florida
Well I guess it's my turn to give this a try. Just wanted to say thanks to all that have supplied the valuable information that I have read over the past month or so and to charger for paving the way in this endeavor.

After getting my Maacco estimate for over #3800.00 for a basic paint job I figured for a couple of hundred bucks and my time I can do better. So here is what I am starting with

1973 Pontiac Grand Prix



The body is in real good shape except for a couple of dings in the drivers door and the Vinyl Top. The worst part of the body was the vinyl top. Was not thrilled about taking it off but it really looked like crap and it was bubbling all over so here is what I found underneath



Since I was thinking about putting a new vinyl top on it I figured I would use some Por 15 I had leftover on the roof for the rust. Seeing how it actually looked pretty good when I rolled it on, I can see how rolling rustoleum on would actually work.



I am looking at doing this in Orange but I have been unable to locate Brightside in orange, anyone know if it's available? If not I'm thinking about doing it in yellow, trying to get it as close to my old Challenger as I can. It's Corvette Yellow, hopefully the yellow of Brightside will be close




Either way it should be an interesting project. I hopefully will be getting the rest of the body work (minor dents and dings) finished in the next few weeks and get started on it soon. Oh and another thing for anyone who has changed from black to a lighter color. I'm thinking that I would primer it to hopefully make it not as difficult to cover, any suggestions?

Thanks

Joe

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#39578 - 12/02/11 03:02 AM Re: New Paint job on a budget thread Part III [Re: jimwankers]
mrimax Offline
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Registered: 11/28/11
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Loc: Florida
69 Tempest was my first cr, great times in it. Nice paint job on it.....

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#39579 - 12/15/11 08:20 PM Re: New Paint job on a budget thread Part III [Re: mrimax]
THEYOUNGGUN53 Offline
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Loc: middleOnowhere CA
you may actually want to keep the black as a base. You will get a little darker color that way, cause I'm pretty sure the brightside paint is a fairly light yellow.
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#39580 - 01/02/12 05:58 PM Re: New Paint job on a budget thread Part III [Re: THEYOUNGGUN53]
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Registered: 01/01/12
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Loc: GA
Well, I had to give this roller method a shot.
I have a '96 neon that has been sitting for 3 years. It runs like a top, but after 15 years and 230k plus miles, cosmetically it was pretty much too embarrassing to drive. lol

If I was going to do this project, I had to be different though, so I went for a two-tone.

Overall, I'm very happy with the end result, but I have to admit, it was work! That's a lot of sanding! If time is on your side though, this is definitely the way to go. There's no way anyone would believe this was rolled on, and some who have seen it don't believe me.

Here goes.... (many pics of the protect can be seen at photobucket.com/NeonMatt )

The original canvas. All the clear was gone, most of the paint as well, and I was pretty much left with factory primer.



After a junk yard door, and a decent amount of prep on the entire car, it was ready to roll.





I originally had my doubts...




But after a few coats, we got coverage...



Time to paint the white....



I ended up spraying the door handles, but the white is done!



As you can see, there is a reflection, but not the greatest. At this point it's about a 15ft paint job.



Wet sanded with 1000, 1500, then 2000.



Then bought a cheap $30 Harbor Freight Rotary, a wool pad with Meguiars Ultimate Compound, and a black pad with Meguiars Ultimate Polish, and it looks MUCH BETTER! Those are dust specs. Amazing what the camera will pick up.





Added a 1/4" vinyl pinstripe (wish I had stuck with my original plan and went with Mopar Blue as the silver kind of gets lost against the white).



And we're done!




And ready to come out of retirement for some autocross action.





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#39581 - 01/02/12 06:01 PM Re: New Paint job on a budget thread Part III [Re: Solo38]
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Registered: 01/01/12
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Well, I screwed up that post. Let me see if I can fix it.

FIXED! pics work now


Edited by Solo38 (01/02/12 06:06 PM)

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#39582 - 01/02/12 07:57 PM Re: New Paint job on a budget thread Part III [Re: Solo38]
Exit1965 Offline
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Loc: Rancho Cordova, CA
Looks great, what kind of paint did you use?

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#39583 - 01/02/12 08:49 PM Re: New Paint job on a budget thread Part III [Re: Exit1965]
Solo38 Offline
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I used good ol' Rustoleum.

I mixed the black between 40% and 50%, and that seemed to work very well, but the white for some reason did not act the same way as the black. I only thinned it about 25-30%.


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#39584 - 01/18/12 10:40 PM Re: New Paint job on a budget thread Part III [Re: Solo38]
THEYOUNGGUN53 Offline
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looks very nice.

the racing numbers add at least 30hp!

I know!
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#39585 - 01/21/12 12:07 AM Re: New Paint job on a budget thread Part III [Re: THEYOUNGGUN53]
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Sorry if this has been covered before, but there's just too much to try to keep up with when you have six years worth of posts.

I picked up a '98 Dakota Sport with pretty crappy paint. I want to roll it with Rustoleum Satin Black. My question is, do you still wetsand it when you're doing a satin or flat finish?
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#39586 - 01/21/12 07:46 AM Re: New Paint job on a budget thread Part III [Re: bad360rt]
Solo38 Offline
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You wet sand to rid the orange peel look and texture, so yes, no getting out of it.

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#39587 - 01/21/12 01:06 PM Re: New Paint job on a budget thread Part III [Re: Solo38]
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Makes sense, thanks.
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#39588 - 01/28/12 09:19 PM Re: New Paint job on a budget thread Part III [Re: bad360rt]
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I found Regular mineral spirits at Lowe's tonight!

I picked some up in preparation for an 83 Toyota I'm painting.

Stay tuned!
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#39589 - 01/28/12 09:52 PM Re: New Paint job on a budget thread Part III [Re: bad360rt]
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Five coats done on the tailgate, I started with that just to test it. Couple more coats and it should be good. I'll be doing the first coat on the rest of the truck tomorrow.



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#39590 - 07/09/12 01:18 PM Re: New Paint job on a budget thread Part III [Re: bad360rt]
slogfilet Offline
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Registered: 07/09/12
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Loc: Vancouver, WA
Hate to rehash anything that's been covered, but I'm still working through the span of posts... good stuff!

Two main questions at this point

1) Is the Rustoleum Topside (marine) paint that much better than the regular/Professional Rustoleum stuff in terms of durability? I know it has UV protection, but I'm not sure if that's totally necessary for me. I know there are other brands/types out there, but due to availability, I'm going with Rustoleum of some type.

2) Is there any benefit to adding an amount of Penetrol to the thinner/paint? Does it help level, or is it counterproductive?

Thanks for your help... this has been a great read so far, and I still have a ways to go!

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#39591 - 07/28/12 05:13 PM Re: New Paint job on a budget thread Part III [Re: slogfilet]
73scamp Offline
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Registered: 07/28/12
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Loc: Ga., USA
I did my Dodge Dakota last Nov., and it's still holding up good....
http://youtu.be/Eo60NtFtxio

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#39592 - 08/12/12 01:55 AM Comet Update- Rolled 3 years ago [Re: 73scamp]
Mercurymarc Offline
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Registered: 09/24/08
Posts: 31
Loc: San Francisco
I rolled my Comet 3 years ago with Rustoleum White and it looks great- it is my daily driver and lives outside. Thanks for all the help and support.
My Daily Driver:



Marc in SF
63 Comet
Link to Marc's 1963 Comet Website
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#39593 - 08/17/12 12:30 PM Re: Comet Update- Rolled 3 years ago [Re: Mercurymarc]
Valtaur Offline
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Registered: 08/17/12
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i need help please

I live in canada and Im using this trick to paint...
but something I dont understand and noone ad that problem...
I bought tremclad+ mineral spirit....when I put 50% paint and 50% mineral spirit in the tray to paint...
I roll and start painting the car but the paint wont even stay on the car....
the mineral makes the paint go away...

When I split it in a bucket it was 50% was on top and 50% was on bottom..it doesnt mixed,,,
can you hel pme^ whats the problem???


because now it rained this night and this morning the car was having alots or like (goutte de pluie and coulissE)

well thx for helping me and desperate now

no I dont have a garage

So I just painted the car with the paint, no mineral...since the 2 togther didnt worked

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