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Old 04-23-2016, 09:16 PM   #11
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Not sure what you're saying: if you had a friend (well, a fellow member on Skoolie.net) with limited dough who needed to paint, what sort of prep, paint and application method would you recommend?
Rustoleum Rusty Metal Primer, Rustoleum top coat of your choice, MAYBE a clear coat. And of course use a hardener.
I'd also grab smallish compressor and a cheapo $25 paint gun.

Oh and don't forget a gallon or so of ospho for any corrosion or galvanized areas to be painted.
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Old 04-23-2016, 10:01 PM   #12
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I would guess you'd spend a number of days just prepping the surface. I like to sand into the layer of paint that remains so the new paint holds on. You can apply the paint any way you like basically. Whatever you're most familiar with. You don't have to get fancy at all. Even a bad paint job with poor paint will last for a number of years, depending on your environment. Paint it like you would a dresser or anything else you might paint. High gloss paint is always my preference, and as has been mentioned a hardener can be added.
Prep the surface by sanding, address any rust issues and applying the paint of your choice. A truck is hard to paint and have it look nice, but it can be done. I'm not sure if that's triple or quadrupel the square footage of a truck.
Yeah, it might be a roller for me too. Gotta do something different and I'm thinking I'd like to complete that painting task in less than a week.
I've used house paint several times. It looks ok, but you need to be mindful of what you put on your bus. It's a lot harder to get paint off than it is to get paint on. You can always change it.
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:45 AM   #13
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I've been spray bombing mine with Ace Hardware's Rust Stop in IH Blue, with the only prep being a bath before hand. Seems to be holding up for now, but I did just want to get it non-NSBYC relatively quickly.
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:48 AM   #14
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I've been spray bombing mine with Ace Hardware's Rust Stop in IH Blue, with the only prep being a bath before hand. Seems to be holding up for now, but I did just want to get it non-NSBYC relatively quickly.
How long has 'for now' been? I am interested. But I don't want to create a time bomb for the fellow I sell it to (or for me if I keep it). The Rustoleum idea sounds doable, and the few hundred mentioned above is within range. I already have a small compressor.
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2 years. And one side has been getting continual sun for that period, since I'm still not finished converting
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Old 04-24-2016, 10:51 AM   #16
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2 years. And one side has been getting continual sun for that period, since I'm still not finished converting
Huh. And this is with shaker cans? I would think that to be quite expensive compared to a gallon or two of Rustoleum and a roller. My goal is to be legal, get from here to there with possessions via some beautiful territory, sell without creating a bad paint time-bomb, and not spend family more more than necessary. Thoughts?
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Huh. And this is with shaker cans? I would think that to be quite expensive compared to a gallon or two of Rustoleum and a roller. My goal is to be legal, get from here to there with possessions via some beautiful territory, sell without creating a bad paint time-bomb, and not spend family more more than necessary. Thoughts?
They also sell it in quarts, and I think gallons. I was in a hurry to get paint on it so as not to p*ss off the neighbors, landlord, or the local fuzz.
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Old 04-24-2016, 02:45 PM   #18
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I haven't done it yet but have been looking at farm implement/tractor paint because it is cheaper than auto body paint. A couple of quarts of paint mixed with a couple of quarts of hardener will go a long way for about the same money as rust-oleum but you need a spray gun to apply.
I have also found a ceramic additive that will help with an exterior reflection value.
But I don't see spending the money for the ceramic because I kept over half of the original windows.
I am not a body or paint man and I must have done something right because my wife won't even let me touch a paint brush and we got into a heated debate just trying to rattle can the primer together? So she is my paint tech. Regardless of what we use.
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Does that turn out to be to thin to roller or brush on after you've put in the hardener?
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Does that turn out to be to thin to roller or brush on after you've put in the hardener?
Never said to mix quart for quart? I also said I ain't the one to talk to about paint?
I did say that I have found farm implement paint/tractor paint cheaper than auto body paint and for me price comparable cheaper.
In looking for a durable one time paint job.
If you like John Deere green,Ford blue, or IH?
I have found that paint cheaper than the rest?
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