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    Thumbs up My "rustoleum $50 roll-on paint job"

    Well it finally happened - the hood of my mustang which I used to learn the rotary on finally oxidized so badly I had to do something.

    Hot Rod magazine did an article on how to paint your car with Rustoleum and a foam roller...so I thought I'd give it a try! With Gloss Black (what did I get myself into???)

    Here's what I started with:



    Here was my process:


    • Wash hood with hot water, powdered Tide, and a red scotch brite pad
    • Sand with 80 grit disc on PC to remove most of the layers of old paint
    • Sand with 220 grit disc on PC
    • Sand with 320 grit disc on PC
    • Prime with Rustoleum automotive spray primer
    • Sand with 320 grit using palm sander
    • Prime again
    • Sand again with 320 grit
    • Applied rustoleum mixed 50/50 with mineral spirits using a high density foam roller (2 coats, 12 hours apart)
    • Sanded with 600 grid and Meg's foam block
    • 2 more coats, sanded again
    • 2 more coats
    • wetsanded with Meg's foam block and 1500 unigrit
    • wetsanded with Megs foam block and 2500 unigrit
    • Compounded with PC, 5.5" LC yellow foam pad and M105 (2 passes)
    • Final polished with PC, 5.5" LC green pad and M205

    Whew! Sounds like a lot but doesn't really seem like that much work.

    here's the final result:



    Not too shabby for an amateur painter, a foam roller, and $75 worth supplies (still enough left over for the rest of the car!)



    Thanks for looking

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    Re: My "rustoleum $50 roll-on paint job"

    Sitting with mouth open. WOW Grrrrrrreat job.

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    Re: My "rustoleum $50 roll-on paint job"

    You have GOT to be KIDDING!!! Amazing.... must give this a try someday.
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    Re: My "rustoleum $50 roll-on paint job"

    kidding me. .....i want to learn how u did it.....thanks for posting

    amazingly finished
    it only takes a little patience and plenty of patience

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    Re: My "rustoleum $50 roll-on paint job"

    Wow! Wow! Wow!

    That "thing" in my avatar is painted with rustolem but does not look anywhere near as good as that. Awsome job man.
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    Re: My "rustoleum $50 roll-on paint job"

    Quote Originally Posted by flakybear View Post
    Sitting with mouth open. WOW Grrrrrrreat job.
    Thanks

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    Re: My "rustoleum $50 roll-on paint job"

    Quote Originally Posted by seech View Post
    You have GOT to be KIDDING!!! Amazing.... must give this a try someday.
    I would recommend it for daily drivers or cars with dead paint. Can't beat the price! It's pretty easy to do as well. I wish I had an air DA sander for the wet sanding, but that wasn't too bad either. Give it a try, you've got nothing to lose

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    Re: My "rustoleum $50 roll-on paint job"

    Quote Originally Posted by KC's View Post
    kidding me. .....i want to learn how u did it.....thanks for posting

    amazingly finished

    I used these 2 websites as a guide:

    http://www.rickwrench.com/index79mas...llarpaint.html

    http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/b...job/index.html

    I say go for it!

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    Re: My "rustoleum $50 roll-on paint job"

    Quote Originally Posted by THE BIG BUFFER View Post
    Wow! Wow! Wow!

    That "thing" in my avatar is painted with rustolem but does not look anywhere near as good as that. Awsome job man.
    Thanks Wetsanding with Meg's Unigrit and then compounding with M105 followed by polishing with M205 makes all the difference.

    I realized in my paint correction work that I could make any paint look good as long as there's enough paint to work with.

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    Re: My "rustoleum $50 roll-on paint job"

    Great job

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