Re: Looking for paint suggestions
We used ACE Hardware's Rust Stop. It is a tintable oil based paint. We had our tinted turquoise. Rolled on with a 4 inch foam paint roller. I did not sand between coats. It turned out like a smooth orange or rough egg. Rub rails, flasher shields and bumpers were painted in Rustoleum Hammered paint with a brush. I have touched up body paint with foam roller, bumpers and rub rails touched up with brush. Touch ups virtually undetectable.
If I had it to do over, I would prime and use Behr Marquee latex paint. The stuff resists sun fade, sheds the dirt and dust. What little does stick will rinse off in rain or blow off with wind. When we repaint in a few years, we may prime and use the Marquee.
BTW, I'm moving into the Paint Dept at work. It's enlightening.