1988 gmc 3500 Dually, getting started with a REAL cheap paint job. Supplies used: Rustoleum High performance Smoke Gray paint. 4" High Density Foam rollers. 150 grit, 220 grit, 320 grit, 400 grit, 800 grit, 1000 grit, 1500 grit and 2000 grit paper. 100% Odorless Mineral spirits. I mixed them between 2-1 -1-1 ratio of paint to spirits. So far no runs whatsoever, no bubbles, nice glass finish after 2 coats.
If your getting runs in the paint, you are applying it too thick, or have used too much mineral spirits in the mix.
Update to paint job has been uploaded check it out :)
50/50 mix on $600 mustang project
lol....yes, another video of my $600. 1991 Mustang project....got brave & tried
the 50/50 mix on my $27. rustoleum safety red paint job...adding some cheap
50 Dollar paint job O YEAH Part 4 CUT AND POLISHED
ok. Step by step what I did to get this done so far for this video.
1. Go to Harbor Freight tools and buy a variable speed rotary polisher with
kit for 32 bucks, get the 2 year warranty for 9 bucks, now thats a good
deal for the kit.
2. After 4th coat I wet sanded paint with 1500 grit for kicks, then slapped
another coat of paint on top, IT LOOKED 10 TIMES BETTER after painting over
such a smooth surface.
3. Wet sanded with 2000 grit wet dry paper, then polished with 7" foam pad
and polishing compound.
4. Smile ear to ear. :)
5. By the way, why is it when I look at almost every new factory paint job,
they ALL have tremendous amounts of orange peel as compared to mine which
has ZERO orange peel? :P
How To Do A Rustoleum Roller Paint Job For $70 And A Cheap Way to Fix Rust Holes $20
For $100 I put a quick patch job on this tired old Chevy Truck and plan to
flip a quick buck. Rolled on a coat of Rustoleum and patched up the huge
rust holes in the cab corners. They're notorious for rusting out. Got
some aluminum flashing for housing ($10), buy the guttering dept in Lowes,
Home Depot, etc. It's thin and easily shaped and cut with standard
scissors. Clean the rust deposits out from the site. Set some jack stands
down. Cut a piece of the thin aluminum to length and set it on top of the
jackstands almost touching the rusted area. Get a can of High Strength
Window sealent or Great Stuff ($4 at home depot) as it's called. Start
foaming the area in and piling layer over layer of sealent on top of the
aluminum. Once it is built up, fold the aluminum up and set jack stands
over to keep it help up. The foam will expand and is extremely sticky when
wet. Wear gloves! Once it's had a day to set, pull off the aluminum and
saw off the excess with a hack saw blade or knife. Sculpt it to form and
check the results. Can drill out holes in the aluminum, place it on and
put screws to hold the aluminum on the foam once dryed.
50 Dollar paint job O YEAH Part 2(UPDATE)
Okay changed paint to Gloss Smoke Gray, has much better shine than Smoke
Gray. 2 coats on so far with super fine foam 4" roller. Things are looking
pretty good. Still have to finish bodywork, but thats pretty easy. Roof,
truck bed rail, and bottom of truck which is dark blue right now will be
painted a Gloss Maroon or something close to that. Hopefully all will work
For all the people that say wet sanding every 2 coats is hard?!? It's not
hard at all, use a hose not a bucket and get a 3m rubber hand sanding block
for your paper. I plan on very lightly wet sanding this 2nd coat with 600
grit wet/dry paper.
After 4th coat I will wet sand again with 800 grit wet/dry paper, I will
post another video to show you the results. So far I'm into it for 36 bucks
How to Blend Car Paint (Base Coat / Clear Coat)
This is a basic sprayjob of a honda civic side. It had a used door put on
and required painting and blending into the fender and door.
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50 Dollar Paint Job O YEAH part 3
I've been experimenting with the smoke gloss gray on the truck, different
methods of sanding, which grits work best....etc. Here's what I found:
1. Sand with 320 wet before first coat, after 2nd coat, wet sand 800 grit.
2. Apply 3rd and 4th coat, then wet sand with 1000 then 1500 VERY lightly,
until when dry, entire surface looks and feels smooth and uniform. Wait
till you see what it looks like after painting over 1500 grit wetsanded
3. ONLY WETSAND BACK AND FORTH IN STRAIGHT LINES NEVER CIRCLES. If you
follow that rule, your paint will look fantastic.
4. Always use a block with sandpaper ensuring even light pressure when
5. Get the hang of working the paint with the roller. If you see a run,
roll it out, you can fix it right there and then, without waiting to dry
then sand, VERY easily, i've done a few.
6. If your going to glaze over pits, low spots, any spots, make sure you
use the 2 part professional glaze with the cream hardener you mix. Much
better than the ready to use junk. I learned the hard way.
7. Be careful when mixing the body glaze and hardener, Even with the right
mix, you will have MINIMAL time to work with it. Mix it FAST, then slap it
on quick or you'll lose that batch.
8. I cut the paint 50-50 with clear odorless mineral spirits, and have very
good luck with that mix.
9. Not too much paint on the roller or you'll regret it QUICK. I lightly
roll the roller in the paint, cover it completely, then roll the paint off
in the tray so no blobs hit the truck .
10. I'm sure i'll think of something that belongs in the number 10 spot :)