Rustoleum advice!

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Rustoleum advice!

Post by Caramanos2000 on June 10th 2009, 11:11 pm

Darn guess I will need allot more tape and sand paper loco2
avatar
Caramanos2000
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 31
Age : 27
Registration date : 2009-06-10

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rustoleum advice!

Post by MR2Miach on June 10th 2009, 11:16 pm

LoL! But look at how much fun you are going to have. Is that an older Subaru? A buddy of mine had an 80's wagon that was white. Then he got a newer one that we call the short bus, of course it is yellow and since MR2's only have 2 seats well guess who is usually the designated driver LoL.
avatar
MR2Miach
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 61
Age : 45
Location : Eden Prairie
Job/hobbies : Very active MR2 Owner
Registration date : 2009-03-10

View user profile http://www.mr2miach.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Rustoleum advice!

Post by Caramanos2000 on June 10th 2009, 11:17 pm

ROFL yes sir, its an 80s Wagon. My first car bought in september as an automatic with 79k miles. Now a manual with 93k miles and 2k into it lol.
avatar
Caramanos2000
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 31
Age : 27
Registration date : 2009-06-10

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rustoleum advice!

Post by MR2Miach on June 10th 2009, 11:23 pm

Well so far looks like you are doing a good job. Don't worry, my car is an 86 and I love it, so if you like your ride that's all that matters. Don't hesitate to ask questions and don't get discouraged if the paint goobers up, runs, or just looks bad, it can always be fixed. Let it run if it wants unless you just laid it on. Thin coats, and most importantly, plenty of pictures LoL.
avatar
MR2Miach
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 61
Age : 45
Location : Eden Prairie
Job/hobbies : Very active MR2 Owner
Registration date : 2009-03-10

View user profile http://www.mr2miach.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Rustoleum advice!

Post by Caramanos2000 on June 11th 2009, 3:20 pm

I just finished sanding the primer it feels like a babies butt. Thats what im looking for right? Can I do 2 coats of the 50/50 mix then sand. And then use your recipe for all the next coats? This way I dont need as much reducer hope
avatar
Caramanos2000
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 31
Age : 27
Registration date : 2009-06-10

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rustoleum advice!

Post by MR2Miach on June 11th 2009, 4:34 pm

You sure can. It will cover just fine on top of 50/50 mixed paint. I have done it with no ill effects.
avatar
MR2Miach
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 61
Age : 45
Location : Eden Prairie
Job/hobbies : Very active MR2 Owner
Registration date : 2009-03-10

View user profile http://www.mr2miach.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Rustoleum advice!

Post by RoboGeek on June 11th 2009, 8:47 pm

I missed what you used for a hardener...
avatar
RoboGeek
400+ Poster!
400+ Poster!

Number of posts : 429
Age : 56
Location : LeRoy, IL
Job/hobbies : Owner/Business Network Solutions
Project : 93 Cavalier
Registration date : 2009-05-28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rustoleum advice!

Post by MR2Miach on June 11th 2009, 8:53 pm

I used a PPG automotive hardener from my local auto paint store. Same with the reducer just in medium grade. Both are for acrylic enamel.
avatar
MR2Miach
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 61
Age : 45
Location : Eden Prairie
Job/hobbies : Very active MR2 Owner
Registration date : 2009-03-10

View user profile http://www.mr2miach.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Rustoleum advice!

Post by RoboGeek on June 11th 2009, 9:00 pm

cool - I can get tons of that wholesale. If my final sand/polish doesn't look good enough I may add another 2 coats with my leftover paint.

I love how it shines up! Good experimenting!
avatar
RoboGeek
400+ Poster!
400+ Poster!

Number of posts : 429
Age : 56
Location : LeRoy, IL
Job/hobbies : Owner/Business Network Solutions
Project : 93 Cavalier
Registration date : 2009-05-28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rustoleum advice!

Post by MR2Miach on June 11th 2009, 9:10 pm

Glad my little experiments have paid off LoL. My hood is coming along nicely and if you do at least test it yourself you will soon notice the paint is harder and more durable.
avatar
MR2Miach
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 61
Age : 45
Location : Eden Prairie
Job/hobbies : Very active MR2 Owner
Registration date : 2009-03-10

View user profile http://www.mr2miach.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Rustoleum advice!

Post by Caramanos2000 on June 17th 2009, 6:57 pm

I think your recipe should seriously be stickied as its working wonders for me.
avatar
Caramanos2000
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 31
Age : 27
Registration date : 2009-06-10

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rustoleum advice!

Post by 63Falconconvert on June 22nd 2009, 3:58 pm

MR2....thanks for doing all the leg work. My concern with doing a rolled job was the hardness but I guess you have figured that out. Your test pieces look great. I wish I could use that red on my Falcon but the red on my interior is a different shade and it wouldn't match so I'm sticking with the white. Thanks again for keeping us posted.
avatar
63Falconconvert
1000+ Poster
1000+ Poster

Number of posts : 1275
Age : 57
Location : Rochester NY
Job/hobbies : Sales welding supplies
Project : 1963 Falcon Convertible
Registration date : 2009-04-06

View user profile https://bobs1963fordfalconconvertible.jimdo.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Rustoleum advice!

Post by MR2Miach on June 22nd 2009, 5:08 pm

No problem. There is an MR2 Owner using my recipe with his white MR2. He has told me repeatedly that the paint is laying down much better than the 50/50 mix he started with. He also is showing the same wet sanding results as myself (easier to sand because it acts like auto paint). From the pictures he has posted (coat 6 or 7) he is still getting orange peel but I think it is his roller pads. Might be his sanding skills. But like I proved long ago, no matter how rough the paint, as long as it is thick enough, you can wet sand it flat.
avatar
MR2Miach
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 61
Age : 45
Location : Eden Prairie
Job/hobbies : Very active MR2 Owner
Registration date : 2009-03-10

View user profile http://www.mr2miach.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Rustoleum advice!

Post by 63Falconconvert on June 23rd 2009, 8:31 am

wet sanding will cure a multitude of sins. over the years I have sprayed a ton of cars, enamel, urathane etc and one thing remains the same, wet sanding is the key.
I can see where loading up the roller could cause orange peel. When I spray enamal I like to really thin out the paint, seems to make it flow better.
avatar
63Falconconvert
1000+ Poster
1000+ Poster

Number of posts : 1275
Age : 57
Location : Rochester NY
Job/hobbies : Sales welding supplies
Project : 1963 Falcon Convertible
Registration date : 2009-04-06

View user profile https://bobs1963fordfalconconvertible.jimdo.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Rustoleum advice!

Post by dakwag on June 29th 2009, 3:32 pm

I have already mixed a 50/50 half gallon of rusto and MS. will the hardener and reducer formula still work or would I just use hardener? I want to end up with the hardest surface possible because this is going on an off-road vehicle.
avatar
dakwag
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 5
Age : 57
Registration date : 2009-06-28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rustoleum advice!

Post by MR2Miach on June 29th 2009, 3:48 pm

I can not honestly answer. I never mixed up 50/50 then add hardener.
avatar
MR2Miach
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 61
Age : 45
Location : Eden Prairie
Job/hobbies : Very active MR2 Owner
Registration date : 2009-03-10

View user profile http://www.mr2miach.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Rustoleum advice!

Post by Hai-tek7 on October 1st 2009, 10:58 am

MR2Miach wrote:I used a PPG automotive hardener from my local auto paint store. Same with the reducer just in medium grade. Both are for acrylic enamel.

If I used Interlux brightside (polyurethane) I would use urethane hardner/reducer or would it have to be polyurethane hardener/reducer? Is there a difference?
avatar
Hai-tek7
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 7
Age : 38
Location : Lancaster, PA
Job/hobbies : CAD Designer/ Rx-7's and Turbo'd Rotaries
Project : Rx7, Toyota Pickup
Registration date : 2008-12-09

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rustoleum advice!

Post by stang_krazy on March 15th 2010, 4:10 pm

Hai-tek7 wrote:
MR2Miach wrote:I used a PPG automotive hardener from my local auto paint store. Same with the reducer just in medium grade. Both are for acrylic enamel.

If I used Interlux brightside (polyurethane) I would use urethane hardner/reducer or would it have to be polyurethane hardener/reducer? Is there a difference?
Hey MR2
Really appreciate this thread and your testing, just getting everything ready and would also like to know about what to use when using the Interlux brightside?
avatar
stang_krazy
200+ Poster!
200+ Poster!

Number of posts : 247
Age : 45
Location : Kentucky
Job/hobbies : snap-on tools/always testing out different techniques
Project : Hopefully a 77-81 trans-am
Registration date : 2010-02-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rustoleum advice!

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum