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Post by DA_SLAYER73 on September 6th 2010, 4:53 pm

Hi All,
Found out about this whole roll on painting method and decided to give it a try. At first I tried the Rustoleum Royal Blue but thought it was a little too bright for me. So I found the Rustoleum Topside Navy Blue at Lowe's and like the color much better. Trying the trunk first, as I wasn't sure if this is a task I wanted to take on tongue So far 2nd coat on top of the trunk, and 1st coat on the backside of the trunk.

Question, do you guys like doing it in the garage or outside, cuz I've been wetsanding/painting/letting it dry outside under the sun. Is that bad?

Thanks

Started with Royal Blue:




Decided I like Navy Blue better:



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Re: 94 corolla Rustoleum Topside Navy Blue

Post by JohnnyV on September 6th 2010, 5:13 pm

I don't think painting in the sun will matter. I prefered painting in my garage since it was cooler. One thing you might think about is thinning your mixture a tad more since it might dry real fast on you. On the flip side though if you let it set in the sun it will set faster and you can add another coat before the end of the day.

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Re: 94 corolla Rustoleum Topside Navy Blue

Post by DA_SLAYER73 on September 6th 2010, 6:54 pm

Thanks JohnnyV!

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Post by Squire Cobra Jet on September 6th 2010, 7:01 pm

I think the best would be to apply the paint in the garage and let it dry in the sun. I have no garage, and what I found is if the body panels are hot from the sun you are more prone to get roller marks and orange peel because the paint is already drying as you are applying it. Since I don't have a garage I apply the paint in the shade and let it dry in the sun. If I have a full day to use I am able to get as many as four coats on in one day with sanding between every two coats, weather and daily life permitting.
I like the Navy. I did use the Royal blue on my Brother's 1974 Ranchero to create a two tone with the existing Midnight blue on the bottom half of the car and it came out looking pretty good. I noticed that the colors tend to be a brighter shade than what the labels show, however, I also noticed that the more coats that go on the darker the shade the color takes on. I was satisfied with how the Royal blue darken up, although it is still a lighter shade of blue as well ah the sunburst Yellow, but the Topside Deep green I was expecting a dark shade of Green and even after 8 coats it was still a very bright shade of green. I darken the green to my satisfaction by mixing it with gloss black. I look forward to seeing how the Navy Blue turns out.

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Post by DA_SLAYER73 on September 6th 2010, 11:24 pm

Thanks Squire, no wonder! I was wondering why it orange peeled so much. Just sanded harder to smooth it out now. I'll paint it indoors from now on or at least in the shade. Maybe I'll also try 1:1 paint to mineral spirits, right now was only using 2:1.


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Post by Squire Cobra Jet on September 7th 2010, 12:53 am

1 to 1 ratio will go a long way in reducing the orange peel.

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Re: 94 corolla Rustoleum Topside Navy Blue

Post by DA_SLAYER73 on September 12th 2010, 11:24 pm

I am in a way glad I did only the trunk first since I am such a noob at this still. This is after 5th coat, right after laying the coat so hopefully overnight it will self level.


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Post by bigmike on September 20th 2010, 2:14 pm

I think that painting in the sun ruined my last couple coats. The paint was drying as I was applying it and left terrible roller marks. So, def indoors for the painting. The color looks really good. Have you tried using Penetrol in your application? I'm using the Penetrol with the Gloss Black and am getting great results.

Keep up the good work!

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Post by DA_SLAYER73 on September 20th 2010, 2:47 pm

Thanks bigmike, yep I resanded down the top flat and recoated very lightlightly, no more waves nor orange peel, so it's back to a good start I think. I haven't used Penetrol but I have a bottle of Japan Sun quick action drier...haven't used it either. Dunno, I feel like I shouldn't use a hardener because I want the paint to level on its own at its own rate?

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Post by bigmike on September 20th 2010, 5:04 pm

The penetrol is actually used to elimate brush or roller marks in oil paint. It helps it flatten out much better. I haven't used the jap dry (although I do have some) I would think the same thing though. I would think the extra dry time helps with the flattening out. But yea, now that I've tried the penetrol, I can't imagine not using it. Good luck!

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Post by DA_SLAYER73 on September 20th 2010, 8:11 pm

bigmike wrote:The penetrol is actually used to elimate brush or roller marks in oil paint. It helps it flatten out much better. I haven't used the jap dry (although I do have some) I would think the same thing though. I would think the extra dry time helps with the flattening out. But yea, now that I've tried the penetrol, I can't imagine not using it. Good luck!
I see..thanks! Hey where can I find Penetrol? Home Depot/Lowe's?

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Post by Squire Cobra Jet on September 20th 2010, 8:36 pm

Home depot, Lowe's, Ace hardware.

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Re: 94 corolla Rustoleum Topside Navy Blue

Post by bigmike on September 20th 2010, 8:55 pm

Yep. All of the above. I use a ratio of one part penetrol, two parts paint... Then I add mineral spirits till it "feels" right. Nothing real precise. Smile I'm planning on adding my project soon to the board and you can check out my results. Looking forward to seeing yours, I've always liked blue.

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Re: 94 corolla Rustoleum Topside Navy Blue

Post by DA_SLAYER73 on September 22nd 2010, 12:14 am

Re-sanded the trunk down more so it's a lot smoother now and re-applied what is technically the 3rd coat, again.


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Re: 94 corolla Rustoleum Topside Navy Blue

Post by Squire Cobra Jet on September 22nd 2010, 1:42 am

That's looking much better.

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Post by bigmike on September 22nd 2010, 9:33 am

I agree, that's looking good. Cool

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Post by DA_SLAYER73 on September 23rd 2010, 10:41 am

Thanks guys, I will be out of town for a week which means no rolling....rest of the car will have to wait.

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Re: 94 corolla Rustoleum Topside Navy Blue

Post by DA_SLAYER73 on January 9th 2011, 12:20 am

Man been so busy at work et all have not touched my car until now. Decided I didn't want navy blue anymore cuz there's a stock blue color that came on this corolla model and since I like to be different and yet not flashy, I went with charcoal gray. Also, realized I just don't have the patience of using a roller and since I don't have a compressor I just got a Wagner HVLP gun and said screw it. Sanded the car down with 400, added a JDM rear bumper (shallower), and some Civic EK sideskirts and shot one coat. Hope it don't rain tomorrow...sigh.












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Post by austin26372 on January 9th 2011, 10:20 am

Looks good!

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Post by 63Falconconvert on January 10th 2011, 1:02 pm

nice job thumbs up

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Post by nhmercracer on January 10th 2011, 4:08 pm

Looks good, can't wait to see it finished. I almost went with that color. Now I am wondering if I bade a mistake with the white.


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Post by rmdhokie on January 10th 2011, 5:52 pm

Looks good. Is that Rusto Topside?

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Re: 94 corolla Rustoleum Topside Navy Blue

Post by DA_SLAYER73 on January 11th 2011, 11:44 am

To clarify, the navy blue I used at first is Topside. The Charcoal Gray I now am using is regular Rustoleum Enamel.

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Post by mapexgurl on January 11th 2011, 12:07 pm

Looks good and I like that color! Any close-ups?

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Post by DA_SLAYER73 on January 11th 2011, 8:17 pm

mapexgurl wrote:Looks good and I like that color! Any close-ups?
Thanks, not yet. I want to be able to do fix some minor areas before the 3rd and hopefully final coat and right now it's raining Sad
I promise I will have close ups at the end.

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