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Old 01-18-2019, 12:14 PM   #1
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So where did you get your paint? Looking to "rattle can" part of the outside.
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:04 PM   #2
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I don't see any way rattle can paint doesn't look awful. If you want something easy, roll on tractor paint.
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:29 PM   #3
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I don't see any way rattle can paint doesn't look awful. If you want something easy, roll on tractor paint.
I disagree, depends on how much work you put into it. I painted my first motorcycle in a 3rd floor apartment and sprayed it with small cans of Testers gloss black. It came out so nice that you could read posters on the wall that were reflected in the paint in pics of the bike.
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I don't see any way rattle can paint doesn't look awful. If you want something easy, roll on tractor paint.
I can make rattle cans look ok, but its pretty expensive way to go.
Unless you want a graffiti paint job. Then its the best way there is!
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:37 PM   #5
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I'm thinking I'll buy a used sprayer at the pawn shop and go that route, I want a nice smooth look and don't want to buy a thousand cans. Any tips on which paint to get? I haven't even started shopping for it yet, but I need to do it rather soon.
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I'm gona try painting mine with a $15 hvlp from Harbor Freight.
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I hope you donít think Iím a wet blanket to suggest that going for an automotive grade finish is very difficult and probably not worth it. Iím very happy with my roller and brush job. It looks great and is very easy to touch up, which you will need to do as your project evolves and passes branches!
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Old 01-20-2019, 05:44 AM   #8
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Not looking for automotive grade finish. Not looking for anything metallic in it because it is a pain to try and match up. Want to go with a very light gray, about what you get when you do a 5 or 10 % gray shade on windows up top, above the window line. The main body, either a dark blue or dark gray.
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We went with Rust-Oleum gloss white for the roof to the window line, then IH White below that. Majic T,T&I Color Card 2014 http://www.majicpaints.com/wp-conten...-Card-2014.pdf
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the problem as i have found with an automotive grade finish is that the newer paints just dont hold up.. my DEV bus is painted with enamel single stage paint and is holding upo much better than my red one that is base / clear .. bth busses had a lot of paint prep done.. granted I may not be the greatest paint prepper but not the worst either..



I think rustoleum with hardener and rolling on if you cant shoot it will look just fine...

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