Here is the final look of the Mustang Rustoleum Roller Paint Job Project car. So far I have about $700 in this cool convertible. What I had in the Geo Tracker $450 bought at the auction $50 for an alternator $50 in paint and supplies and another $50 for misc. Bought the wing for $40 at a local junkyard. Came off a 1987 Firebird. $15 for a caliper and $15 for a couple cans of clear coat. I should be able to get $1500 for it come tax time.
Rustoleum Roller Paint Job Done On The Cheap $50 1985 Mustang Convertible 5.0
Here you'll learn how to paint a car for less than $50. Dubbed the
Rustoleum Roller Paint Job. Here's the supplies you'll need:
1-2 Quarts Rustoleum Gloss Paint (Your choice of color)
Gallon (or less) Mineral Spirits
A couple sponge foam paint brushes and / or bristle brushes
4 inch Foam Roller set.
Mix the Rustoleum and the mineral spirits at a 75% to 25% ratio. Or, 3
cups rustoleum, 1 cup mineral spirits. Mix together and roll on. If your
looking for a better finish, you'll spend more time putting on more coats.
If that's what your wanting, make the ratio approx 60 / 40.
This is what my Mustang
looked like before and after a single coat of 75 /25 mix. I'll need to
apply a second coat. Then it should be finished. Quick, cheap and easy.
Tomorrow I'm laying down new pinstriping and taping off the hood for a
stripe to go down the middle.
collection: $600. mustang project
just put videos & pics together of my $600 budget Mustang project...i had $600. &
wanted to flip a car went on craigslist.com & bought this Mustang for $430. & drove her home 50
miles....drove it for a week & collected some pats & materials for my
project...bought passenagers fender for $25. from cocoa auto
salvage..."thanks sandy!"...$27. a gallon...rustoleum safety red paint from
home depot, (they had more colors then walmart)...$12. fiberglass...$9.
bondo....went to the dollar store & bought scotch brite pads to prep the
body before paint, all & all i have a total of $600. in the project.
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
Gettin' Stupid in my $500 1985 Mustang 5.0 Convertible Rustoleum Roller Paint Job Soon
Me bein' ignarent in my new toy. Bought a 1993 Geo Tracker at the
strawtown auction for a final Bid of $450, did a $50 fix up on it (paint) .
Traded a guy my '93 Tracker for this '85 Mustang. Think I got the better end
of this bargain, that Tracker wasn't the greatest. Plans for this one is
to paint the lower 1/2 of the car from the trim down black. There will be
a big white stripe where the hood is raised. It will be continued over
through the trunk and down as well. Will accent the faded pin striping
again. Paint and supplies should cost around $50. I'll do a before,
during and after post up on the paint scheme.
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 :)
TRIUMPH STAG HANDPAINTED WITH COMBICOLOR RUSTOLEUM AND A ROLLER
Handpainted with several ordinary domestic gloss roller, a Triumph Stag.
Paint is custom mixed carmine red oil based Combicolor Rustoleum. no
orange peel after colour sanding. 2 years on: No fade, no chips, and a
shine to die for. Cost? About £250 including all materials. Could be done
cheaper, but I'm a perfectionist. Done a panel at a time in a small garage
attached to house ( which I why I could not spray ). No smell, no hassle
from wife. Front panel shows paint color sanded with 1500 grit before
polished with Meguiars DA electrical orbital polisher.
50 Dollar paint job Rustoleum O YEAH Part 1
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 :)
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.