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Post by after on January 23rd 2008, 11:39 pm

would it be better looks wise to use high gloss paint or flat paint, Can someone achieve the same results following the wet sand and 2 coating process?
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Post by after on January 24th 2008, 12:06 am

ok maybe this is my final question, when allowing the final paint to dry before polishing and then buffing, what happens if it rains on the paint before the 30 days?
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Post by megaglow_z on January 24th 2008, 3:01 am

From what I have read,It does not hurt it to rain on it.
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Post by JMJ Rick on January 24th 2008, 5:30 am

High gloss paint will shine better and easier however I have heard of being able to get a glossy finish from sanding and polishing flat paint, but I don't know for sure if it is true. Best bet is to use the paint with the finish you want to end with. Someone who has painted with flat can answer the question if it is the same process.

Don't worry about the rain, as long as the paint is dry. Should be dry enough for out door use in the normal 12-18 hour dry time.

And don't let that be your final question. Smile
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Post by after on January 24th 2008, 9:20 am

hey thanks JMJ. yes the only concern about drying for me is my car is exposed to the elements outdoors when it rains, so I have heard of the 30 day hardening of the paint, Hopefully the rain doesnt kill it.
anyway you guys are amazingly helpfull thank's a million!
I think high gloss should work, oh and the rustoleum doesnt crack since it dries up nicely and is flexible. In canada they have the equivalent here of tremclad. same idea and concept, anti-rust paint is what they are in the end.
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Post by JMJ Rick on January 24th 2008, 6:41 pm

This whole roller painting process was started by a guy in Canada using Tremclad. It took lots of resurch to discover Rustolium is the US equivalent.

Many people have painted out side no problem. You might want to avoid having wet paint overnight if there is a morning dew and paint early in the day.
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Post by JamesScudder on January 24th 2008, 7:10 pm

Im from the other side of the pond, from what ive read isnt rustoleum and tremclad the same company and same paint just different names? We get the name rustoleum over here
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Post by JMJ Rick on January 24th 2008, 7:46 pm

Yes same company, but tremclad brand can't be sold in the US. I think it was something about an ingrediant over the US regulated amount and Rustolium meets US regulations. Not sure if that is 100% accurate as the company was contacted and said they are the same paint.
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Post by JMJ Rick on January 26th 2008, 4:02 am

after, I just realized the guy in Canada who started this roller painting also is from Toronto. Maybe you could look him up? I think he sold the Charger but still has the Bug.
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Post by Matt on January 26th 2008, 6:41 pm

It depends on what your looking for. Are you wanting your vehicle gloss black or flat black? Not sure I understand your question? Gloss paint will clean up a lot better than flat. But flat doesn't show as many flaws as gloss paint. It all depends on what your looking for in a finish.

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Post by mazdawg78 on January 27th 2008, 1:47 pm

what matt said.

on another note. i was talkin to an old school painter and told me the trick to painting w/ enamel was to totally spray your car and run a hose over it. he said thats how he use to get smooth finishes. but he was sprayin it too

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Post by Matt on January 27th 2008, 3:43 pm

what do you mean a hose? air or water? I've never heard of that.

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Post by mazdawg78 on January 27th 2008, 7:02 pm

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Post by Matt on January 29th 2008, 2:43 pm

Really? How did that not leave spots in the paint?

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Post by after on January 30th 2008, 6:12 am

the dodge charger guy is still in toronto huh? hmmm study lets see if i can find the guy.
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