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Post by magius231 on December 6th 2011, 4:25 pm

hey everyone, Ive been a lurker here for a bit as I get closer to the time when I need to paint my 1979 Firebird. I've decided that I could better put $5000 into making the car faster as opposed to paying some monkey to paint it and possibly screw it up more than I would. To that end I'm still tossing around ideas of either rolling it, buying a cheap HVLP gun and spraying Rustoleum, or even doing a professional looking rattle can job. I have a few cans of spray paint in the garage, a bunch of sanding supplies, and some primer and clear, so I'm going to give that a shot this weekend on the original hood, which I'll need to prep and do bodywork on anyway. should be an interesting experience Smile anyone here rattle canned their car with good results?
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Post by cac1967 on December 6th 2011, 7:21 pm

welcome from a fellow north carolinian, I have not seen good result's from spray can's personally, but there is a black roadster on here that was done and look's really good, I personally would spray rusto or roll it with rusto.we love pic's so get us some on here man!!!! thumbs up
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Post by magius231 on December 7th 2011, 12:32 am

Im still thinking about rolling it, but I like the color selection with the sprays Sad i'll try to get some pics of the car as it sits now...
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Post by retired plumber on December 13th 2011, 6:20 pm

I've done a couple of cars with rattle cans quite a while back. They looked OK for a bit. Laughing Three problems as I see it.
#1 They are expensive.
#2 They don't put much paint on.
#3 They leave streaks.
Did I mention they are spendy. They are fine for door jams and things like that where you can put several coats on and don't have to sand and buff. I believe that to end up with a thick enough base to sand and buff you would have to use at least 50 cans. That is for a nice looking job that MIGHT last ok. Now if it was a off road, roundy type race car or temporary thing than they would be perfect. Just an old mans rambles that has been playing with paint since 1961. Your mileage may very.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on December 14th 2011, 9:09 am

Welcome....Roll it, you will be happy you did.
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Post by magius231 on December 15th 2011, 12:54 pm

thanks for the tip on the spray cans...i guess I might just have to roll it after all
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