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Rattlecan How-To: Stripes?

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by TSGB, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. TSGB

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    I've got this:

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    And want to turn it into this:

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    I've never done anything more than hose with a spray can, so I'd appreciate a good walk-through! Paint removal? Paint to get? Other supplies? How do I manage this? I would think a flat coat of black, then somehow tape it off for yellow. :dunno:

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    My BIL just taped his with blue tape and spray painted his stripes -

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    Painting it black first and then yellow sounds like a good start. You're just doing a driveway rattle can job, right? Nothing fancy?

    I rattled canned my very first truck (the one the burned up, see my photo album) about 5 times in as many different color combos. I would use blue tape for the initial black coat to cover whatever you don't want painted black and then leave that tape on when you do the yellow.

    One thing you want to watch is what you use for tape when you're masking for the yellow. Some masking tapes will peel that flat black right off. Whenever I had to apply masking to something that was spray-painted I used masking paper, which can be gotten at you local paint store. It's just a roll of paper that comes in different widths that has some light adhesive on one edge. Kind of like a Post-it note. It should be light enough not to peel your paint.
     
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    I thought it was light color first, then darker color :dunno: ??!!
     
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    I was just thinking that his truck is already a dark (multi) color anyway and the black would uniform it. I wouldn't have suggested it had his truck been a lighter color. He would have to use more yellow paint than black paint to cover that whole truck...

    Hey CDA...are you following me around just to counter my posts now? :haha: :D
     
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    So I don't need to worry about stripping any of the current paint? Can I get away with $1 cans of paint?
     
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    I would only worry about stripping stuff that's already peeling, maybe just run over it with some sandpaper to rough up any shiny areas. Then just give it a good wash and dry. Then tape it up and have fun with it :D

    I'd get a brand name paint if it were me, but you could get away with dollar-store paints.
     
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    Do yourself a favor.. buy yourself a roll of fineline tape... for straight lines, the olive green...

    scrub the whole thing down with a scuff pad and Ajax, rinse, dry, have at it...

    PM me if you need any paint or prep tips...
     
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    How long will it take for the beast to dry between coats? How long after before I can hit the road?

    Is fineline a brand name? Where can I get it?

    Also, how many cans of each (yellow and black) should I expect to burn?
     
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    between coats, 10 minutes.. before taping with fineline, eh, give it awhile.. if its gloss, longer than semi.. but at least a couple hrs... you want to be able to not leave a thumbprint in it..

    3M fineline tape..

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    http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/pc-11370-489-3m-scotch-fine-line-tapes.aspx

    quantity? no clue, 5,6 cans of each, probably more..
     
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    Wicked sweet. I'll gather up the goodies, and hopefully the weater will be good to me next weekend! :waytogo:

    Thanks for all the help guys!!!
     
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    Only here can you get professional advice on spraypainting a truck.:haha:
     
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    We finally beat you down with the spray paint questions?:D :bow:
     
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    I can hack it up with the best of em... :wink1:

    Thats the way it goes at work, big dollar guys, do it right the first time no matter what it takes. Then I get my low budget guys, they get 2 prices, the right way, and the cheap way... :haha:
     
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    I wonder which category I fall into? :thinking:





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    Probably the cheap category...but you get to do it yourself...and it is fun. I'd come over and help you tape 'er up if you lived closer :D
     
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    I don't know. If its a trail only truck, this might be more than most would do.
     
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    Here's something I just thought to throw out there that noone here has ever mentioned and can/maybe will apply to some...

    For all those who just mask things off in newspaper.. Tho you'll be fine for many projects, some paint, some, mostly catalyzed car paints, can't say I've ever seen a rattle can do it, WILL bleed thru newspaper...

    Can be an issue... paper bonded to windows, etc.. can get messy... Thus, why you don't see bodyshop's use newspaper... Well, that and masking paper is faster.. Their are also MANY different kinds of masking paper, surfaces, properties, etc...


    :This body tip has been approved by dinosauric vert dogs in north america:
     
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    I wouldnt do the yellow on top of the black, I would paint it black, mask out where you want your yellow stripes, and do a very bright primer, this way the yellow is a bright yellow, not a bogged down mustard yellow.

    DONT USE NEWSPAPER near you paitning either, the ink comes off really easy.

    Hope that helps
     
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    Hmmm, I didn't know the body shop was big enough for echoes.... :wink1:
     

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