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.
How to paint your car with Rustoleum. The right way.
I've been asked to make this vid a million times. So here it is.
This is a how-to regarding the 'Rustoleum technique'. I go over everything from mixing the paint to applying a clear coat. It takes a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, but if you have the determination, you can get great results.
Sorry about the repetitive audio. Youtube muted my original audio so I had to change it quick.
50 dollar paint job
after crashing my 1970 maverick i almost paid a guy 1400 bucks for a plain paint job....but after some youtube vidz i came across the rustoleum paint job and was hooked=]...later on i painted my friends honda for her as well=]
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 :)
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 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 out.
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 :)
$50 (rollon) Paint Job with a Flat Sheen
First off this proves you can do any sheen with this technique and second i will post a "How To" video when i do my truck.
I have heard a lot of buzz about this rollon paint job and i decided to put it to the test... but I noticed everybody was rolling gloss and I want a flat look for the truck I'm gonna paint and i couldn't find anyone who had either done it or tried it. So for those out there like me who want to know if it works with flat paints.... here ya go.
I bought a pint a flat Rust-Oleum Oil-Base and mixed in some 100% mineral spirits. Only use mineral spirits with the oil base, do not use lacquer thinner or anything else. As for latex only use water. I actually came across a guy that had rolled flat black latex house paint... I would never do that but it possible.
I know I didn't provide mixtures and techniques but that's not what I wanted to show. For those interested in doing this go to www.rollyourcar.com or www.moparts.com and search the web board for "paint job on a budget". I hope this helps some people out and maybe freshin up your car for 50 bucks in stead of 2500!!
Also the welder is under my eBay name my04chevyjunior. Bidding started at $79.99. Works just fine. If interested i can post a video with it operating.
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