A few questions to get straight before I begin rollin!

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A few questions to get straight before I begin rollin!

Post by subgraphic on November 7th 2011, 4:14 pm

Hi all,

I have a few questions to get straight before I begin rolling my 63 vw beetle.
In my research I have got the impression that brightside has a higher gloss than rustoleum.
Is this true?

However -Im leaning toward rustoleum as I would like to be able to do jams, trunk & touchups with a can.
My question is: does thinning change the color of the paint in any way? I.e. If I mix my paint and go 8+ coats and 2 years later do a touch up, will my recipe of paint/thinner result in a different color if its +- the amount of thinner? Will it still match the rattle can color as well?

Another related question: If I paint the hood/truck/fenders at one time, and then a week or so later tackle the actual car with the same amount of coats/recipe, will there be a chance the colors will be off?


Also, is there any use in spraying (rattle) the corners and seams to help with future burn through while wet sanding?

Thanks all, wonderful forum!
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The car is its current state: a piss poor satin black job that looks to have been sprayed in a dust storm. Going with Gloss black, original bumpers rechromed and going back on..

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Post by subgraphic on November 9th 2011, 7:09 pm

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Post by cac1967 on November 10th 2011, 8:42 pm

Brightside offer's better uv protection than standard rustoleum,you can cut and buff either one to a great shine!!!!! as far as thinning it should not change the color , you will just have thin coat's.your overall color should be fine,just make sure you have equal coat's on all panel's, and wetsand every two coat's starting with 600 and work your way up to finer grit's.as far as corner's and seam's that may be a good idea to rattle can them. the rattle can color's should all match just fine as long as you use rusto as your top coat. Hope this help's!!!! thumbs up
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Post by subgraphic on November 11th 2011, 2:26 am

This helps a great deal- thank you!
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Post by cac1967 on November 11th 2011, 9:55 pm

You are very welcome , that's what we are all here for,to help one another.luv the volkswagon!!!! A good freind of mine has a purple 66, beautiful little car's thumbs up
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Post by 63Falconconvert on November 13th 2011, 7:48 am

Sweet ride!!! Can you get Rusto Topside Marine paint in Cali? It has good UV protection for that hot Cali sun, comes in black and regular rusto spray paint will match it so doing your jams will be easy.

http://rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=4
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Post by subgraphic on November 14th 2011, 3:50 pm

EXCELLENT info! I'll look for the marine paint-

Ive just been spending the last few days testing on the hood only- I'm on coat 5&6 with reg topside gloss black.

Although the car is and always will be garaged, I'll look for the uv paint... makes sense.
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Post by retired plumber on November 16th 2011, 10:33 pm

Make sure you buy enough to have some left over for touch ups later. Even tho the paint is made by the same people sometimes the batches may just be "a bit different", not enough to see in the can but up against the old paint you may be able to see it. Doesn't happen very often but it does happen. Good luck.
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