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Post by Hype on December 31st 2009, 12:05 am

I'm in the middle of my 3rd rolled on project - with Brightside! Just curious why some of you guys use Rustoleum. Don't get me wrong, I've seen some great finishes with it, but isn't Brightside glossier and easier to apply? The obvious advantage is more choice of colors with Rusto.
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Post by Mercurymarc on December 31st 2009, 1:20 am

Cuz' I am too lazy to get the brightside online. I can get rustoleum at the local hardware store as late as 10 pm!
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Post by Hype on December 31st 2009, 2:18 am

Haha for real? I saw some of your work in other threads - very impressive. Therefore, I find your alibi to be lacking! Laughing

Hmmm, no experience with Brightside then? If in one my projects I want to paint a color not offered in brightside, maybe i'll try the rusto. I wonder if brightside can be tinted....
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Post by 63Falconconvert on December 31st 2009, 8:42 am

I can't get brightside local and I tried to mail order it but they will not ship to New York state so Rusto is my only choice
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Post by Hype on December 31st 2009, 9:41 pm

Hmm thats odd. I'm originally from NY and when I was a student at UB I picked up Brightside from West Marine for about $30 a quart. This was back in the summer of 06, so maybe a law changed and its no longer available.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on January 1st 2010, 11:15 am

Im sure you can get it someplace in NY but none of the local boat shops here in Rochester had it. Probably if I went to Buffalo or Syracuse I could get it.
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Post by Hype on January 13th 2010, 12:33 am

Rusto has no UV protection IIRC. Although I know brightside ain't gonna last 10+ years, it does offer some UV protection (at least as much as you can get in a one part paint.)
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Post by 63Falconconvert on January 13th 2010, 2:52 pm

can you get Brightside in spray cans? My thought was how to get into tight areas, door jams etc. Having the paint in a spray can would make life a lot easier.
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Post by Hype on January 13th 2010, 3:09 pm

No, unfortunately it only comes in quarts and possibly gallons for some colors. You can absolutely do a car in 2 quarts and maybe a smaller one with just one...

I disassembled my whole car this time around but in the past I used foam brushes to apply brightside to the jambs. In my current project I decided to rattle can the inside parts of my doors that are visible, as well as the underside of the hood.

Harbor Freight sells a can that you add paint and then pressurize with a compressor. I'm gonna give it a shot for painting my engine bay. If it works I'll be able to recommend it. Cool the backup plan is rusto enamel spray
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Post by 63Falconconvert on January 13th 2010, 3:48 pm

everything that I read about Brightside it is the better way to go for sure. The UV protection is a huge factor for me. I drive the Falcon everyday to work in the summer rain or shine and with it sitting outside during the day the sun beats on it all day long. If the Rusto bright white in a spray can is the same white as the Brightside then I will go with the Brightside when I roll the Falcon
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Post by 63Falconconvert on January 13th 2010, 4:06 pm

have you ever used Rusto TopSide? http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=4
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Post by Hype on January 13th 2010, 4:14 pm

In that case you can use rusto spray in tight spots that aren't exposed. You can have the best of both!
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Post by Hype on January 13th 2010, 4:17 pm

Hmm I haven't... maybe we should find some reviews on marine sites. Is it just my phone or is that sand beige color more like the Nissan orange color they use on the Z cars? cheers
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Post by 63Falconconvert on January 13th 2010, 5:25 pm

lol....it looks more tan color on the computer.
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Post by Hype on January 13th 2010, 5:46 pm

That's my biggest beef with brightside- the colors suck unless you want black or white. If you want blue you'd better get the darkest one b/c the others come out like smurf blue. A member on here painted his Accord blue and it looks really sharp.

I wonder if you can have white brightside tinted by a paint shop... not sure how that works for a polyurethane vs enamel.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on January 14th 2010, 9:06 am

what cars have you rolled so far? I used to do a lot of car painting (spraying), mostly old cars, vettes etc. Im down to a 2 car garage now thats attached to the house and the wife and neighbors freak if I spray. When the article came out in Hot Rod mag showing the rolled job on the 62 Falcon it sparked my interest. I stumbled onto this forum to learn more about the process and now I'm looking forward to rolling the Falcon. I like the fact that it's cheap, not much of a mess, and the best part will be seeing the expressions on peoples faces when I say "yup rolled with a roller for 50 bux".... grin
Have you seen the few web sites that are out there showing rolled jobs?
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Post by Hype on January 14th 2010, 2:14 pm

In 07 I rolled my Nissan 240sx. Got coverage but never completed the project as it needed more layers for abrasion resistance. My prep work was also pretty poor, as my friend assured me 320&400 dry scuffing would do scratch I think the brightside I used then didnt have Teflon like it does now. Fast fwd to this summer when a friend and I rolled his fox body mustang. He wanted blue and I warned him, but he ended up with smurf blue because he didn't believe me.

Right now I'm rolling another 240sx (the other one was totaled by someone running a stop sign mad3)
Car is completely dismantled. I need to make a build thread here. My projects always cost more than $50 because of all the sandpaper and rollers I use. I can honestly say that it looks better than most factory finishes today. Lexus, BMW they all have horrible orange peel. I was at the car show and they had a new $80k BMW 760 with Peel dudes, at least rub out the finish for the show model!

I'm working in a 2 car garage also. I wanted to spray with real auto paint but the need for fresh air is what really killed that idea for me. I've seen plenty of sites but IMHO I'm not satisfied with most roll jobs. The bane of rolled jobs is sanding... and lots of it. I learned a lot and hopefully it will show when this car is done! There's a difference between a glossy finish and a glassy finish. Hopefully the activity here picks up again so I can share some pics and tips
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