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I officially suck...(is there a roll on paint for fiberglass?)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NEK5, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    at rattle can paint jobs!:mad: :mad: ....just attempted to paint my cap, finished maskin it up, then sprayed away, the sides and back look "decent" but the top looks like chit:mad: :mad: i hate using rattle cans:mad: is there a type of paint that i can just roll on instead:confused: :confused: :confused:
     
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    ttt
     
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    Search for cheap paint tread or roll on paint. There was a large tread a few months ago about this very thing, I would link it but dont know how. Or look in the body repair section it might still be in the first few pages (it dose not move very fast over there)
     
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    supposedly Parker Duck Boat paint is supposed to look good rolled on.
     
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    I just got some rust oleoum white and a cheap roller and my top looked brand new. I don't know about your top but mine has a pretty decent texture to it already
     
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    yup done just that. but thinned mine a little with paint thinner
     
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    yea, i have some texture on my top as well...so i can use regular paint?
     
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    what kind of rustoleum?? where can i get that, didnt see it at Advanced
     
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    Wal Mart baby. Most any of the paint they have there will work you need to do the proper prep though most important make sure the top is very very clean.
     
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    In what way does it look like chit? If you want a real nice job, primer, and even sand it first. Then spray colour with multiple light coats. Sanding in between makes a huge difference too, though not so much if the top is textured. The secret is always light multiple coats, don't try to get all the coverage in one or two sprays.
     
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    im going to guess its tiger striped like a big dog. probably just needs another coat or so to straighten it back out.
     
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    bingo!...:D ....it was just way too hard to get way up top, and i`m a horrible spray painter to boot, i think i would be better off with the roll type anyways, also the paint i used was this ultra flat black, and i wasnt really feeln it when i finished....
     
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    what about home depot, what is the paint i`m actually looking for?
     
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    I know this is a 1st gen but fiberglass is fiberglass,right.

    I brushed mine on with excellent results.
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    brushed it on in the shade.
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    This is the paint.It's a Boat deck paint I got at my local boaters store.
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    Anf this is the thinner I used.There is a different thinner for each application method(brush on,roll-on, or spray-on.)
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    I rattle canned mine looks great,but I'm gonna change colors again.. :D
     
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    why do you use the thinner?
     
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    i just bought some satin black rustoleum, lets see how it works out.....
     
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    The boat paint is an excellent call. I used it on my 'glas dune buggy. Roll it on and it self-levels b4 kicking.
     
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    multiple reasons.....

    it makes the paint "flow out" better, removing brush strokes, orange peel, etc... slower reducers do this better....

    It gives you much less of these issues when you first put it on.. even a small splash of reducer will help tremendously.... generally you want to put 5% to 15%, depending on application... For "real" roll and tip work, the paint needs to be thin, generally upwards of 20%....

    It also helps the paint dry quicker and more thoroughly...

    You got my #, PM if you got questions.... Kinda surprised you didn't.... :wink1:
     

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