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Old 01-30-2014
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Anyone here do a roll on paint job?

I might be getting a strong running truck soon that needs some body work and a paint job. I have to do it cheap but I do not want to sacrifice quality and longevity. While looking for ideas on the interwed I found some videos of people rolling Rustolum on their vehicles. I am quite impressed by the results. But, how well does it hold up? I have seen cheap paint even with proper prep work give out and fade in a short amount of time. Does it hold up to buffing? I would like to have a wet clear coat look when done.
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I'm sorry.....but.....Really?
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yeah i've done it with chalkboard paint as a joke on an 87 vw cabriolet. it looked awful.
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I think that would look terrible lol
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i know guys who have done it. prep work is key. it won't look like a $5,000 paint job, but for what it is you can't go wrong IMO. i don't know how it handles buffing, their trucks aren't show vehicles.
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I'd think you'd be better off putting your paint on in multiple light layers with a hardware store airless sprayer and sanding between layers than using a roller. The only way to get a clean shiny clearcoat finish is to apply it correctly with high quality paint.
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I agree.
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I'd think you'd be better off putting your paint on in multiple light layers with a hardware store airless sprayer and sanding between layers than using a roller.
Like a Wagner Power Painter.....But,I think you should try to rent(or borrow) a compressor & spray rig if you don't have access to one....It'll give you a much better result.:good:
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The only way to get a clean shiny clearcoat finish is to apply it correctly with high quality paint.
AMEN TO THAT!!
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Old 02-03-2014
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I already have everything I need for a higher quality paint job. I am just intrigued by how well some of those roll on jobs turned out.
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I do understand what you mean but I'd be willing to bet that the pictures hide a world of flaws that you'd see in person and that would **** you off...especially if you want fairly good results. When we do the work ourselves little things that others might not notice are glaringly obvious to us.
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But, I thought everyhting on the internet was true.


I know what you mean. I figured it was worth asking about though.
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I did a brush camo job on a Toyota Corolla that turned into a field car and was finally burnt one drunken weekend. The paint job turned out pretty good for what it was actually...and considering that some of the paint was water based. I bought the car with under 1000 miles and it's final mile was 293K. I got tired of looking at the damn thing and it just wouldn't die.
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Funny.
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Some of the roll on paint jobs are actually pretty 'decent' considering you know its a 100 dollar or less paint job. Another method would be the 50/50 rustoleum/ spirits technique in a cheap hvlp gun...still under 100 bucks but much more even, and as previously mentioned, hard work on the prep will earn you a lot in end result. A few people have said the second method holds up through the car wash and everything as long its allowed to properly dry and cure first
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That is the method I have been leaning towards lately.
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My cousin did a roll on. Lives in Hawaii on big island. 94 something ranger rust bucket.
It actually looked very good. Rolling gives a nice thick stipple finish...has a tough body armor feel. And easier to blend than spray or brush.
It works...you just got to live with the stares and laughter.
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Does not sound good to me.
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That has to be the best video I have seen on this subject. I do not agree with a couple minor details, but for the most part it looks worth trying. Any paint job is going to be time consuming. But at a fraction of the cost, the roll on job miht be worth it.
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