$50 paint job

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by Skylark350, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. 70sLark

    70sLark Well-Known Member

    Anyone thinking of Maaco you best call them today as they have a waiting list 3+ months long to get in there.

    Funny hahaa I painted mine under a big oak tree, car use to be parked under one for years. Never had sap but plenty of tiny dents from acorns.
    Why I painted it as such. Id never get the body smooth enough for a real pricy black paint job.

    When them acorns fall it like war, you can hear them falling and you just have to duck for cover. Take one in the head and it feels like a brick.
  2. Dale

    Dale Sweepspear

    Oh man! Your an acorn veteran too?
    It's amazing how many these trees produce some years!
    It's a constant rain of them beginning around the 4th of July, and lasting about 6 weeks.
    I have swept up enough just off my narrow driveway in a season to fill 7-8 large trash cans.
    Only had one year that they did not produce any.
    I keep praying for another dormant year. :pray:

    Anyway, I'm straying off topic.
    I need to write out a pros and cons list, and figure out what exactly I would be spending for each process.

    No one can accuse me of not thinking things through!
    Sometimes to a fault! :error:

  3. tt455

    tt455 T Bone

    Well after practicing on a trunk lid which I posted here last Summer,I found the opportunity to try this method on a car.My Son will be driving soon,and I had this low milage 87 LeSabre that my Brother let sit for a couple of years. I fixed it up and got it road worthy,but as in most late 80's early 90's cars the car had peeling on the roof,trunk,and hood.The sides where good,so I decided since I'll never match the Charcoal gray,I'll two tone it with Black.

    Using the Rustoleum method I finished her up yesterday,which took a couple of weeks because of weather and work. It came out very nice espeacially the roof,but I still have some buffing to do.I need to let the paint cure a little longer.

  4. buford owner

    buford owner Well-Known Member

    nice job,cant beat a 50 dollar paint job.what is involved doing a paint job like that.?what kind of prep?i primered my 57 buick with 5-6 rattle cans cause i was tired of the faded green. buford owner from ct
  5. tt455

    tt455 T Bone

    Thanks,if you go to the first post,there's a link which explains the method.That can lead you to moparts forum where there is tons of info.Here ia a link to a simple version.Tom.

  6. 78ParkAvenue

    78ParkAvenue LED Interior Lighting

    Good thinking with the two tone...Looks good.
  7. tt455

    tt455 T Bone

    I waited 2 weeks for a better dry time,and yesterday I buffed,today I used the turtle wax scratch and swirl remover to remove the swirls. I am so blown away with the results,it's hard to believe this was rolled on with rustoleum. There is a shot with the trunk where the right side is done and the left shows the swirls.The rest of the pics are after polishing. It came out so good,I'm thinking of painting the whole car now.
  8. BlackGold

    BlackGold Well-Known Member

    The TV show MythBusters did a segment once where they proved that, yes, you really can polish a turd.

    Given that, I guess we shouldn't be surprised that, with a little elbow grease, it's possible to make roller-applied Rustoleum look good. Thanks for posting your results -- everyone! :TU:
  9. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

  10. 2791 lark custo

    2791 lark custo Gold Level Contributor

    I might give that a try when my son starts to drive. I like the sound of $50 and it held up well for the price.
  11. Phil

    Phil It really *is* a 350...

    I'm thinking a Rustoleum White paint job is in store for my 95 Tahoe, since it suffers from that cheap GM paint adhesion problem that leaves large sections of factory grey primer exposed. :(

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