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spray paint... which is best...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by reddog64, Sep 18, 2001.

  1. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    OK So I want a good spraypaint that I can do my rig with... gonna do the camo thing... anyone get a good tough spraypaint brand??? I know rustoleum makes special paint for camo jobs...

    Anyone???
     
  2. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    i used the rustoleum, I dont really care about quality but i think mine looks good. i did the inside also and was too lazy to get the rustoleum, so i got krylon and it was exactly the same but $1.00 more a can. i noticed that if you don't shake the can a lot it eventually comes out powdery, though don't know if i got an old can or what but i would say just shake it a lot. If you havent seen my truck already http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Highway/3969/08newpattern1.jpg hope this helps

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  3. ChevyCaGal

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    I use the $2.50 a can stuff that Pep Boys carries of sandable primer... found the cheaper stuff works fine. Just don't get the rock bottom cheap because it does suck...

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  4. Predator

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    I'm doing the solid green scheme on mine. I have tried a lot of different brands of paints on different projects over the years and Rustoleum is the best in my opinion. Costs a little more, but worth it. It covers better and stays on better. Starting my paint job pics:
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/xci10u2/paint.html>http://www.geocities.com/xci10u2/paint.html</a>
     
  5. Highlander

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    Theres a paint called Hammerite or Hammer tight it's pricey at about 5.00 bucks a can but it doesn't need primer and it stays put. It's neat stuff.
    Eric

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  6. DieselDan

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    Hey Dog, take note of Scoobies camo pattern. Nice big "patches" of color that extend around the curves of the vehicle. That's what (IMHO) make a good looking camo job. Take a look at Reserve or National Guard unit (they're bound to have a CUCV or two still kickin' around. You'll notice the camo pattern is (should be) nearly identical from vehicle to vehicle. I just have a thing about camo patterns that are done incorrectly: too small patches, not extending beyond a body panel.

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  7. Jason73K5

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    I used the Hammerite on my engine compartment. It looks like it might stand up to a bit of abuse, but I've already scratched it up a bit putting the engine back in. I got mine at Lowes, I think it was cheaper then $5.

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