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Old 11-15-2016, 10:10 AM   #41
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My advice - as somebody who is now an expert at amateurish paint jobs...would be to get a decent quality HVLP spray gun, a good sized compressor, and that qt-sized air line water trap thingy from Harbor Freight. You need a consistent, steady supply of nice dry air.

Then crack a beer, and watch a whole bunch of YouTube videos on painting and spray gun setup. Anybody can do this. It's just to figure out how...

Also - prep is key; You gotta scrub the thing down with Simple Green, then tape everything off, then scuff the whole thing with a red scotch-brite pad, then wipe the whole thing down with paint thinner. Nothing less, or the **** will blow off in the wind.
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Roger the prep. The number one cause of people blaming "bad paint".
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Does anyone have any info regarding Ace Rust Stop vs Rustolium?

I read somewhere that the Ace product can be color matched. I like the idea of picking a color and having the paint mixed to my spec instead of picking from a limited selection or trying to McGyver my own color.

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Old 11-16-2016, 11:10 AM   #44
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Does anyone have any info regarding Ace Rust Stop vs Rustolium?

I read somewhere that the Ace product can be color matched. I like the idea of picking a color and having the paint mixed to my spec instead of picking from a limited selection or trying to McGyver my own color.

Thanks.

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Does anyone have any info regarding Ace Rust Stop vs Rustolium?

I read somewhere that the Ace product can be color matched. I like the idea of picking a color and having the paint mixed to my spec instead of picking from a limited selection or trying to McGyver my own color.

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They're the same product for all intents and purposes. Both can be color matched.
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Old 11-16-2016, 09:06 PM   #46
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They're the same product for all intents and purposes. Both can be color matched.
Cool!

Where can I find Rustolium tint base? I have not seen it in stores, online sellers or on Rustolium's website?

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Cool!

Where can I find Rustolium tint base? I have not seen it in stores, online sellers or on Rustolium's website?

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Maybe the Ace stuff then, I've heard of folks having rustoleum custom mixed, but now that I think about it and look around the web I think you're right.
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