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    Roll on paint job for 50 bucks....yes you hear me right.

    So, I've been researching these crazy roll on paint jobs that hot rodders do. Ive seena couple in person that are mind bogglingly good. Good for a paintjob as a whole, not just a roll on job. I still haven't quite dropped the cahones to actually try this, but it is tempting.

    Here's a few resources to get some of you braver guys up to snuff...

    http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums...t=buff%20paint


    here's how i painted my car for about $50, it's actually very easy and the results are amazing. First off, get a can of tremclad real orange (or what ever color u want) in the can, not spray, yes tremclad, it is a acrylic/enamel paint which is very durable. next prep your car as if was any other paint job, fix all the rust, ect....no need to prime the car since the tremclad allready contains elements which allow it to be painted over bare metal. next, after prepping the car get a small 4" professional FOAM rollers, it's tiny and has one end rounded off, and the other cut straight, and is a very high density foam. u also need a jug of mineral spirits to thin the paint. The thing i really like about this is that there's no mess, no tapeing the whole car, just key areas, and u can do it in your garage, since your not spraying there is virtually no dust in the air, just clean your garage first, also it does'nt really smell at all, dries overnight and it super tough paint. also it you decide to paint the car professionally later, just prep and paint, there's no need to strip the tremclad. i have done this to a few cars, and i can say it works amazing, u just have to be paitient. next u thin the paint with mineral spirits so it just about as thin as water, a little thicker. get out the roller and paint away, don't get the paint shaked when u buy it, enamel is stirred, otherwise you'll have bubbles in the paint for a week!!! after u do 2 coats, wet sand the whole car, then repeat, 2 coats, wetsand, 2 coats wetsand. i painted the charger using a can since your not spraying the car u use all the paint and not spray 50% in the air, use progressivly finer sand paper each time. it's not really that much work, cause u can stop and start any time, u can do just a door, or the hood, ect. do one panel at a time, and don't stop once you start. once your done the final coat, wetsand with about 1000 grit to a totally smooth finish, and then using a high speed polisher i use a buffing bonnet and turtle wax polishing compound. do the whole car with this, and i'm telling u, depending on the amount of time and paitence you have, the results are amazing. laugh if you want, but for $50 ($30 for paint, about $20 for rollers, sand paper, ect...) it really looks good. also you can do these steps overnight, paint one evening and by morning u can wet sand. i have personally done alot of painting, mostly single stage acrylic enamel, and i've sprayed several cars in my garage with really good professional results, just it stinks, it's a real pain to do, easy to make a mistake, messy, and expensive. The tremclad is awesome paint, the "real orange" is an amazing hemi orange, and almost looks like it has some perl in the sun, awesome color right out of the can. I used this technique on my 1974 beetle also, here are the results:
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1.../Picture10.jpg
    the car before:
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...n/IM000475.jpg
    another after pic:
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...n/DSC00164.jpg
    here is a car i sprayed (71 beetle, midnight blue metalic):
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...n/DSC00194.jpg
    here is the car before (71 beetle):
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...n/Picture1.jpg

    here's a few pics of the charger done:
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...n/DSC02764.jpg
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...n/DSC02769.jpg

    well that's my 2 cents worth, sorry for the long post. i was borred lol
    i painted the orange beetle in 1999, and it still looks like the day i painted it, the 71 blue beetle i painted in 2000, and built the car for my dad, i used the same paint on my charger, maybe one day i'll spring for a good paint job, prepping is 90% of the work, stripping the car, sanding, ect.....painting is overrated!!!
    So if you have TIME, then i'd say go for it, the worst that could happen is that it does'nt turn out and your out $50, but if your paitient, and expriement with lets say just the trunk pannel and if you like it do the whole car, if not just get it done by someone else for $4000. i don't know about you guys, but i would rather spend the $4000 on other parts like getting the mechanics sorted out and new chrome, cause when u have really nice paint and crappy bumpers, door handles it just sticks out more.
    The magazine article:
    http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/b...b/viewall.html

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    Re: Roll on paint job for 50 bucks....yes you hear me right.

    hOlY Sh!T That hood looks amazing!!!! I can't believe it...
    Usually, there is something cool to read here, but since I'm not that witty and and don't have a catchphrase, I am sorry to say you have just been suckered into wasting your time reading this.

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    Re: Roll on paint job for 50 bucks....yes you hear me right.

    That was precisely my reaction.

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    Re: Roll on paint job for 50 bucks....yes you hear me right.

    Might be something someone would attempt on their own car. I once had a customer wanting to paint a boat cheap and said he was going to roll and tip with a brush. I ran as fast as I can to remove my truck and trailer with advertising on it so no one would see me even in the boat yard talking to him.
    I think I will stick to three part polyurethane sprayed. The reflection in this hull is an open door 30 feet away and you can see the parking lot and trees on the other side of that.
    That car may be one of those thousand yard stare jobs, in person.

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    Re: Roll on paint job for 50 bucks....yes you hear me right.

    amazing......I can't paint a model car
    RIP - 2007 H3 Adventure
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    Re: Roll on paint job for 50 bucks....yes you hear me right.

    Maybe I'll try that

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    Re: Roll on paint job for 50 bucks....yes you hear me right.

    I'm tempted too.

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    Re: Roll on paint job for 50 bucks....yes you hear me right.

    I will try it on something considering I have most of the stuff to do it with already but it's definitely not going to be my Hummer I try it on.
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    Re: Roll on paint job for 50 bucks....yes you hear me right.

    Keep us posted on how it turns out.

    Here's another good article:
    http://www.rickwrench.com/index79mas...llarpaint.html

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