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Post by DSLStuff on March 17th 2010, 9:23 am

I had read about roll on paint for a long time before talking my brother into letting me try it on our truck. It came down to needing the truck to be 1 color instead of 3 colors. I think it turned out ok, could have been better. Color is forest green, mixed with black and aluminum paints.



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Post by 1tuff68 on March 17th 2010, 11:43 am

Looks really good. I take it you weren't able to polish due to the flake in the paint?

Nonetheless looks really good!
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Post by 63Falconconvert on March 17th 2010, 12:06 pm

Mike (retired plumber) was playing around with metalic paint & clear. Not sure what his outcome was. There is a thread about it.
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Post by DSLStuff on March 17th 2010, 12:09 pm

We had a guy come over and try to polish it but we didn't get the results we were hoping for. I wish I would have just left it as is after my last coat. I think it looked the best then.
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Post by retired plumber on March 17th 2010, 2:10 pm

When I was playing around it was with polyurethane paint and was a no go. However, I now understand acrilic enamel (1 stage auto paint) can be cut with mineral spirits and it comes in CLEAR. You need the clear to seal the metallic, flake or pearl because it can't be buffed.
I know auto paint isn't cheap but acrilic enamel isn't too bad and you can get it in any color you can see on any car made. Plus you can put hardner in it as well. Any auto paint store or most NAPA auto parts store will help you. You can even get it on ebay cheap but shipping there isn't cheap tho.
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Post by iceman_ca on March 22nd 2010, 8:27 pm

Top secret coatings has a clear wondr how it would turn out
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Post by retired plumber on March 23rd 2010, 12:34 am

If it can be cut with mineral spirits it should work. The only problem would be striping but I would think rolling in many directions would take care of the striping or at least minamise it a whole bunch. Then of course, you would need several coats of just clear to bury the flake before the color sand and buff.

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