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Old 08-19-2014, 06:59 PM   #11
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Re: School me on paint.

Do a google search on painting a car with a roller or painting a car yourself with a sprayer, you will find many videos and directions,
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:25 PM   #12
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Re: School me on paint.

If you decide to roller paint, then use a foam roller. It gives a nice slightly textured finish... like a smooth egg. Downside to the oil based paints is the long dry time. I have sprayed Rustoleum (with a Wagner hand held paint sprayer) and rolled ACE Rust Stop. Both were oil based. Never again. My next LATEX paint is going to be all rolled. I will have to use an oil based primer (oil primer on oil paint) and then I will be rolling on Marquee Exterior Latex (leaning towards Satin). The oil based paints have faded a great deal over the past 4 years. I am not happy. The nice thing about the Marquee is that it can be rained on after only 1 hour. Once the weather cools a bit, I will be repainting the rub rails. The body will have to wait until we get a home base.

Forgot to mention that the Marquee is a one coat coverage. One time of painting... YES!
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Re: School me on paint.

Autoqual has it right. I would like to add one step into the process though........

Step back and look at your work every 10 minutes or so. That way you stay consistent and stay focused. Remember, just painting a 10 ft section of your bus in 2 different days could have serious viewing challenges to the people who see it!
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Hi I'm about to start painting and was wondering why roll vs spray?
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Because anybody can roll paint on a surface.
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i rolled Rustoleum leather brown onto the body, and almond on to the roof of my bus, and it looks OK. just thin it with a little mineral spirits and use the foam roller.
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Because anybody can roll paint on a surface.
Spraying is a fine art. And this from a guy who builds models and airbrushes them
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it is.
Thats why my airbrush artist friend is gonna spray mine for me.
Possibly for beer.
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Spraying isn't hard. If you can use a can of spray paint, and make it look good and even, then you can spray a single stage paint. Single stage paint looks alright to me(beats the hell out of the yellow). A few buddies and I had the whole bus cleaned, stripped, masked, primed, and two coats of paint in one day. I'm not sure how long it would take to dry being rolled on, but with spraying it, it was darn near dry by the time we got around to the front(Climate will also play a factor).

I'm not sure if it'll work, but next time I do it I'm going to try and apply a couple coats of clear lacquer in order to hopefully prevent the oxidation. I'm not looking for show car finish, but I'd like some sort of protection from the oxidizing uv rays.
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I'm not sure if it'll work, but next time I do it I'm going to try and apply a couple coats of clear lacquer in order to hopefully prevent the oxidation. I'm not looking for show car finish, but I'd like some sort of protection from the oxidizing uv rays.
You can buy the clear coat in the same spray cans.

It works great. The Haul all body still looks bright blue with no fading from the sun.

The clear also comes with wider spray tips. I used them on the paint cans and got a much nicer spray pattern with the paint.

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