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Post by rmdhokie on December 1st 2011, 6:28 pm

marinecadence wrote:The paint looks great, no denying!!! But...it took well over a year to complete it...from the posts, looks like about a month per coat. I was all about a month or two, but no way my wife is gonna let me sink a year of time into a paint job...am I wrong on this???

You can get a paint job done in days or a couple of weeks if you have the spare time!! Any dents or rust to repair? How's the weather/temperature where you live? Wife? Kids? Full-time job? Vacation time? Lawn mowed? Snow shoveled? X-MAS tree up? Any family visiting soon? You get the idea...IMO the roller method is great if you have the time....and take the time to get the results you want. Spare time is different for everyone as well as goals of the paint job. I wanted the best results "I" could do myself with the limited spare time "I" had available...and I wasn't willing to trade quality results for getting it done fast. My car was not needed for daily transportation either so I wasn't on a hard schedule...





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Post by cac1967 on December 1st 2011, 7:52 pm

The time he spent on this paint job show's in the final result's!!,my fastback took 8 month's to get ready to paint with basecoat clearcoat, a great paint job is in the prep work under the paint,whether sprayed or rolled, it's 90 percent in the prep, I've painted many car's over the year's and learned the hard way. IT DOSEN'T PAY TO RUSH A PAINT JOB. agree
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Post by retired plumber on December 1st 2011, 11:34 pm

^^^^^^ And a big AMEN to that.
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Post by marinecadence on December 2nd 2011, 11:46 am

Please don't get me wrong...I am not ragging on a fellow "Devil Dog". The job is top notch...I will probably not even come close...really. I have just been debating if I want to build a booth and spray in the garage with some ppg, or if I want to go with his route on my 67 Mustang( not DD) . He sprayed the first coat on Feb 2 and finished stripes on Aug 12...just seems like I could build a temp booth in the garage and spray in 3 or 4 days with b/c, c/c, with w/s in between in 4 days.
I have two kids that are in every sport coming and going, and I work alot, so my time is precious too. Believe me, if I can get the same results as his Stang, I will go for it...just have to juggle time and making sure this is the best route for me. Sorry long winded, but I guess I can go this route, if I don't like it, sand back down and spray....this site is great though....I've learned a ton!
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Post by cac1967 on December 2nd 2011, 7:48 pm

Yes I know what you mean with the kid's and sport's, the fastback in my avatar is mine, rmdhokie got excellent result's with a roller,mine is also painted with ppg product's, ppg base with dcu 2021 clear, like I said mine took 8 month's to get ready to paint,mostly minor door ding repair and the rest was blocking and priming and bodywork is the hardest part . the spraying of the new paint is the easy part.I have a 64 falcon that is 90 percent done and I think I'm going to paint it with topside,a custom mix of a light blue of my own .good luck with your stang!!! thumbs up we need pic's of your stang, we love the pic's!!!!
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Post by rmdhokie on December 2nd 2011, 8:58 pm

marinecadence wrote:...I will go for it...just have to juggle time and making sure this is the best route for me.

Go for it. Post some pics of that 67 Mustang!
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Post by Vinnems on December 15th 2011, 2:00 pm

rmd, where did you pick up the Rustoleum epoxy primer? I can't find it on their site.
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Post by retired plumber on December 18th 2011, 9:46 pm

A lot of your body work can be done in the evenings or on the weekends as the car is driven unless you have to do a lot of welding, etc.
If you are spraying it should only take one day. You don't need to sand between each coat. One tack (light) coat, 3 wet coats allowing tack time between and then I like to do a fourth that is 75-80% thinner and the rest color and kind of mist it on from 18in or so away as soon as the final wet coat goes down. The thinking here is the extra reducer helps the flow out on the still wet coat below it. This should give a thick enough covering so you can wet sand and buff no problem. It does for me, your mileage may very. Good luck.
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Post by rmdhokie on December 19th 2011, 5:01 pm

Vinnems wrote:rmd, where did you pick up the Rustoleum epoxy primer? I can't find it on their site.

This is what I used for areas I took all the way down to bare metal

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Post by rmdhokie on July 8th 2012, 6:03 pm

10 Month update since I finished rolling the pony: retired from the Marine Corps after 22 years, moved back to Virginia, joined a local Mustang Car Club, pics from first cruise-in....110+ degree heat index...lots of fun. Still very happy with the paint job. Keep roll'n.

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Post by 63Falconconvert on July 8th 2012, 8:34 pm

First off THANK YOU for your 22 years of serving our country. Second the Stang looks great! Have you fessed up to your club members that you rolled it? What was there reaction?
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Post by rmdhokie on July 8th 2012, 9:23 pm

63Falconconvert wrote: Have you fessed up to your club members that you rolled it? What was there reaction?

The topic did come up...someone commented that the car is really straight and the paint looks great. "Thanks! I painted in myself...in my garage....BTW I did it with a roller with paint bought from Lowes @ $12 per qt"

affraid

Good conversation about "our" process insued. No bashing or negative comments. Some found it hard to believe, but the results speak for themselves. cheers




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Post by cac1967 on July 10th 2012, 11:14 pm

I would like to thank you for your service to our country, the stang still look's great and I wish you the best on your retirement, , it sound's like you have a great bunch of fellow club member's and that goes to show that this method of painting a vehicle is gaining the respect it deserve's!!!!! USA
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Post by inda_bebe on July 12th 2012, 2:18 pm

nice work, man. i cant remember if you if thinned out the duplicolor primer when you rolled it. scrolled thru and cant find that post. if so, was it with mineral sprits and what forumla? NVM, found it.

"I did reduce the primer surfacer with lacquer thinner, 60/40 mix. The can calls for 50/50 mix if spraying. I did two coats and got complete coverage. It high build stuff, I used an orbital sander with 220, then 320 dry block, then 400 wet by hand/block on the trunk."


awsome job, i keep finding myself lerking thru this post. you should type out the steps you used and put it on the first page and then we should make this a sticky.
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Post by dean_af on July 12th 2012, 5:53 pm

Glad to see the paint is holding up. Car still looks great!
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Post by LV2DRFT on July 30th 2012, 1:33 am

Very nice and clean job there! Excellent choice on the hood vinyl!
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Post by rmdhokie on November 22nd 2012, 11:07 am

Happy Thanksgiving. Keep rollin!
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Post by 63Falconconvert on November 24th 2012, 1:34 pm

Thanks and same to you and your family
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Post by tbirdsps on February 19th 2013, 1:37 pm

I can't get over how great that Mustang looks. Awesome. I do get comments all the time about my Ranger. "You did WHAT!" Even though I know where all the flaws are people still don't believe I rolled it. LOL

I have copied a couple of your pics and showed people that a show quality paint job can be done with a roller and a lot of elbow grease.


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Post by rmdhokie on February 19th 2013, 2:07 pm

tbirdsps wrote:I can't get over how great that Mustang looks. Awesome. I do get comments all the time about my Ranger. "You did WHAT!" Even though I know where all the flaws are people still don't believe I rolled it. LOL

I have copied a couple of your pics and showed people that a show quality paint job can be done with a roller and a lot of elbow grease.



Thank you, Sir. It was a lot of work yet very rewarding. I'm a firm believer in this paint process.

News Flash: I sold the Mustang 2 weeks ago affraid

I bought a new project this weekend: 1979 Corvette L-82, 4 speed, 3.90 rear with 67,000 original miles. Should keep me busy. Yes, it will be painted..."Rolled On"!!!! I'll have to start a new thread.



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Post by tbirdsps on February 19th 2013, 2:21 pm

Wow! Now you have a real project. I did get the bug for Corvettes this last year. 1990 with all the goodies. No need for paint LOL.

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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on February 19th 2013, 6:12 pm

Wow, nice Vettes! I'm partial to the '63-'77s, myself.
I'm kinda digging the real spoked wheels on the '79, although they look kinda smallish by today's standards.(And I'm am not a fan of really large wheels...) I'd be looking into some of those replica "Corvette Ralley" wheels, which come in larger diameters. I'd go for 16" or maybe 17". Is that spoiler original? The 4-speed is cool as heck, as long as you don't do mostly freeway driving. The paint doesn't look bad.

That 1990 looks good too.

I drove my Mustang a few miles this afternoon. Couldn't put the top down though, because the temp is in the 20ºs here...

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Post by 63Falconconvert on February 23rd 2013, 12:50 pm

Congrats on the new ride. Your Stang was a beautiful car and an insperation to many a "roller". Im sure the Vette will come out even better!
Looking forward to seeing a new thread.
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Post by maximus7001 on September 4th 2013, 2:19 am

rmdhokie wrote:
tbirdsps wrote:I can't get over how great that Mustang looks.  Awesome.  I do get comments all the time about my Ranger. "You did WHAT!"  Even though I know where all the flaws are people still don't believe I rolled it. LOL

I have copied a couple of your pics and showed people that a show quality paint job can be done with a roller and a lot of elbow grease.


Thank you, Sir.  It was a lot of work yet very rewarding.  I'm a firm believer in this paint process.  

News Flash: I sold the Mustang 2 weeks ago affraid

I bought a new project this weekend: 1979 Corvette L-82, 4 speed, 3.90 rear with 67,000 original miles.  Should keep me busy.  Yes, it will be painted..."Rolled On"!!!!  I'll have to start a new thread.

How much did you get for the Mustang?

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