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Door art, what type of paint?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by vintagetin88, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. vintagetin88
    Joined: Nov 26, 2010
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    I think I'm ready to put some lettering on the side of my pickup, but I'm not sure what type of paint to use.

    What kind of paint can I use and where can I find it?

    I want to hand brush paint some letters. I've done some small letters with Testors Acrylic Enamel and it looked good and lasted for as long as I had the car without fading or anything. And it was always outside. This time I want to do much larger letters though. I do not want to spray paint. I went to Micheals thinking they may have something. I found "Acrylic" but it didn't smell like something that would hold up in the weather. I imagine you can just use a quart of lacquer but it's too thin and will run if you brush paint it. Also, I'm not sure how lacquer will adhere to acrylic enamel.

    So is there something I can buy that's a little thicker for hand painting?
     
  2. Abomb
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    One Shot sign painter's enamel.
     
  3. vintagetin88
    Joined: Nov 26, 2010
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    Here's a profile picture of the truck to give you an idea of what I'm working with.
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  4. Jimbo17
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    Another vote for One Shot sign painter's enamel.

    It's the only paint I would ever use!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Post pictures when it is done.

    Thanks Jimbo
     

  5. vintagetin88
    Joined: Nov 26, 2010
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    Cool. So I guess I'll have to order the stuff. Thanks.
     
  6. 5window
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    Our local Sherwin-Williams dealer carries it-you might check with yours.
     
  7. gimpyshotrods
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    One Shot, sure-shot!
     
  8. edweird
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
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    what they said,
     
  9. vintagetin88
    Joined: Nov 26, 2010
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    I'll have to check in with them and see what they've got. Thanks again.
     

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