Paint Thread from Vintage Owner Talk Aug 31, 2013 6:27:53 GMT -8
Post by soup on Aug 31, 2013 6:27:53 GMT -8
I'm excited about this paint thread. Learning a lot and it gives me hope that I can do this myself and not have to have every job end on a rather un-nerving note waiting for the dang painter to get around to my trailer.
Soup. What kind of shine do you get using that rustoleum paint?
Thanks Yall, I was kinda wondering about color and composition on this one.
The colors are;
Pink = (Gloss Frosty Berry #85022 Valspar)
Teal = (Gloss Exotic Sea # 85201 Valspar)
White = Gloss White Rustoleum Gallon Can does 2 compacts, with 32 ozs of acetone thinner. No hardener. Stays good in can even after mixing. Do not let freeze.
It is as shiny as the new roof skin from Steve.
You do some things right.
Main things for rustoleum mirror finish is;
1: Prep. After you get all dings and bodywork done, you have to then wipe everything down with special scotch brite pads at your local NAPA for sanding/smoothing auto bodies. I use the gray pad and rub/wipe all surfaces to be painted untill almost all drag on pad against surface is gone, sanding noise disappears. It should feel smooth under the pad. You can do this wet or dry, depending on what you are trying to accomplish and time available.
2: After wiping down the skin with the scotch pad, blow off with air.
3: Then wipe down with prep solve and wipe dry.
This will have skin smooth as new but micro rough for paint to stick better.
4: Now here is the kicker (talent needed after practice), When spraying, best to do light coat first, let dry till directions say sandable. Then go over all again with scotch pad, clean, then spray again. This final color coat you will have to dance the razors edge to get the wet mirror look. You have to shoot the paint gun and coat the skin, untill wet looking but NOT so wet it runs. If you paint too light a coat, it will get rough like a piece of sandpaper (orange peel). Timing is everything. Not too fast or slow of a level sweep of the gun. It has to look wet to just before it would run. Tricky but after practice, nothing better feeling.
2-3 days of prep for whole camper but like 10 min. of spraying for 1 side. I can spray a whole prepped trailer in less than 1/2 hour. Pretty soon you'll get good enough to where like me, you'll be able to spray and wet cover rustoleum in 1 thick coat! A-hem...without runs I might add. Now the next day there will be gnats (OH HECK YES there will be gnats, unless your in a paint booth)...DON"T PICK AT THEM YET!! Give it a couple days first. Then pick at gnats lightly with finger nail, they will pop right off and hardly leave a mark...DEM DIRTY LITTLE SO & SO"S!! Rest of paint job will be so glossy and nice, you won't even notice the "little wings" in the paint! LOL
The compact I'm finish painting today, the white is only 1 heavy coat. Looks like a white mirror.
Then add humidity and heat/cool to the mix.
Too humid, the paint will have a fog haze in it after drying.
Too hot, orange peel, or overspray look, rough texture.