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Post by Ruptured Duck on May 12th 2010, 5:00 pm

It was all roll on. About 9 coats. Last sand was with 2000 grit. Still have very small specs in it than need to be buffed out. I figure I'll give it a couple of months to really harden. The pictures were taken this morning.... don't mind my baby girl. She popped into one of the pictures when she was getting ready to catch the bus. Hope the images post.







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Re: Newbee - Painting son's 70 Bug.

Post by Squire Cobra Jet on May 12th 2010, 9:21 pm

It looks good to me. cheers
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Post by Sneke_Eyez on May 13th 2010, 1:58 am

Looks great to me!
I love the stance of that Bug, by the way.
My dad had a couple of those back when he was around my age, he was a big fan of VWs back then...
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Post by Squire Cobra Jet on June 4th 2010, 2:04 am

Great job! cheers
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Re: Newbee - Painting son's 70 Bug.

Post by retired plumber on June 5th 2010, 9:03 pm

Oh ya. A cal look bug. I love it. I had a couple of them back in another life time, centuries ago. One blue metallic and the other one was yellow. The wife wanted a BRIGHT yellow so I want to the paint store and told them what I wanted and they gave me straight yellow tint paint for a corvette. Wow, was that ever bright. It almost glowed in the dark. Thanks for the memories.
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Post by Ruptured Duck on July 6th 2010, 4:58 pm

Well... here is a picture of the finished product. Hope you guys like. Drove it to work the last two days... Really a fun car.

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Post by 63Falconconvert on July 6th 2010, 7:31 pm

congrats!!! car looks fantastic.
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Post by Matt on July 11th 2010, 9:09 pm

Welcome, awesome project. I have a real soft spot for beetles. I moved your thread to the projects section because it seems more fitting. Keep up the good work!

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Post by mick on July 11th 2010, 10:55 pm

What colour is that, and was it rustoleum paint?
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Post by Ruptured Duck on July 12th 2010, 8:21 am

Yes, It was Rustoleum (" Gloss Smoke Gray") and ("Gloss Black")

(1) Quart - Smoke Gray
(1) Quart - Mineral Spirits
(1) Pint - Gloss Black

The gloss black made it a little darker. The standard Smoke Gray was just to light for my taste.
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Post by bomazed on August 27th 2010, 10:06 am

Love the color, that is the exact color I am doing my truck in. Fantastic Job!!
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Post by Ruptured Duck on August 27th 2010, 10:21 am

bomazed wrote:Love the color, that is the exact color I am doing my truck in. Fantastic Job!!

Thanks... We built the car for under $3000 ($2750 and change). The roll on paint job was a key part in making that happen..

Here is the best part. I just picked the car back up from a set down in Atlanta for the new Fast & Furious 5. The bug was used as a picture car and we got paid $750 for three days. We went down last night to watch the filming and it might just make it into the movie. Grant you it is just a background car but never the less in the movie. nobody even new it was a rolled on paint job. It was parked next to another split window Vdub that cost over $50K to restore... I just could not keep a grin off my face knowing how much money had been spent on all the other cars around it. Laughing Laughing
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Post by Squire Cobra Jet on August 27th 2010, 2:38 pm

That is a great story, best of luck in making it into the movie. Let us know if it does get in.
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Re: Newbee - Painting son's 70 Bug.

Post by rustycarrs on August 29th 2010, 12:49 pm

what was your mix ratio on grey and black?
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Post by superslow on August 29th 2010, 7:27 pm

The car looks great. Thanks for the info that you sent me. How did you paint the grill under the rear window? I am still not sure how I'm going to paint that area. I could use your ideas.. Thanks
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Re: Newbee - Painting son's 70 Bug.

Post by Ruptured Duck on August 30th 2010, 8:06 am

superslow wrote:The car looks great. Thanks for the info that you sent me. How did you paint the grill under the rear window? I am still not sure how I'm going to paint that area. I could use your ideas.. Thanks

I had stripped the car down to metal but as you know you can not get to those areas. So I just masked it off and used spray paint. I used flat black and it took about 3-4 coats to get enough coverage. I then removed the tape and prepped for paint.

You will get some paint down in there as you roll it on but it does not look bad at all. You might want to find a spray paint color that better matches what you plan to roll. I also used small foam brushes to paint down into the vents before each rolled on coat. I used the same brushes to do the drip rails and door hinges.
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Post by Ruptured Duck on August 30th 2010, 8:07 am

rustycarrs wrote:what was your mix ratio on grey and black?

1 - Quart gloss Gray
1 - Quart mineral spirits
1 - Pint gloss black
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Post by Ruptured Duck on August 30th 2010, 8:27 am

One more thing... I finally took a buffer to the paint and used polishing compound. ..... All I can say is WOW.. I could have done better on some of the body repairs but I might just be picky.

I have noticed some stone chips on the front fender. It appears that the paint is not that forgiving. Also KEEP BRAKE FLUID AWAY... On a bug the reservoir for the brakes is under the front hood. It's easy to drip a little on the fender. If you do clean ASAP.... Gas looks to be OK but DOT 3-4 is not!
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Post by 63Falconconvert on August 30th 2010, 10:35 am

thats so cool you made the Big Screen...can't wait to see it.
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Post by Lawrnk on February 24th 2011, 10:37 am

So there are some beetle guys I know who just can't believe how amazing that bug came out. Did you create any steps or instructions for this paint job? I mean I have all the tips from here, and the mopar thread, but we are really impressed with this one.
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Re: Newbee - Painting son's 70 Bug.

Post by 78StangII on February 24th 2011, 6:23 pm

Ruptured Duck wrote:Yes, It was Rustoleum (" Gloss Smoke Gray") and ("Gloss Black")

(1) Quart - Smoke Gray
(1) Quart - Mineral Spirits
(1) Pint - Gloss Black

The gloss black made it a little darker. The standard Smoke Gray was just to light for my taste.
I was considering doing the same thing. The Smoke Gray is a little to light for my taste as-well. Nice looking bug. Good job on it.
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