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  1. damagedduck
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
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    More info here..

    http://rolledon.forummotion.com/

    Use a closed foam roller-the type for cabinets,bought ours at home depot.

    We put on 6 coats but they're real thin coats.

    On page #10 post 197 I posted a link to my son's bus. If you want more info P/M me & I'll answer as many questions I can~Chuck (I have a lot of pictures of us painting it):rolleyes:
     
  2. Six Ball
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
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    A friend in high school (60s) bought a '46 Chevy woody that had been brush painted. The metal was black and not bad at all. The wood was pink. Several thick coats. We left the black. When we got the pink off of the wood it was like new. It was perfect! The pink paint saved it. I wish I had that one today.
     
  3. Larry Pearsall
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    56 Ford wagon 10 foot car , I'm guessing 3 coats...
     

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  4. Foulkkustoms
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    Wish I knew how to roll on rust? Any tips. Black, brown, orange.

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  5. Six Ball
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    Battery acid and salt water in alternating coats.
     
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  6. kuhn1941
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    My 41 buick special has the roof to body line painted with white house paint . Over the years fading is happening .

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  7. 5wcoupehunter
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    My brothers coupe ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1389877909.418321.jpg


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  8. 66tintop
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    Just come to my neck of country, we have cars and trucks in all stages of rust ! We use do much salt and liquid juice up here around gta (toronto) I think the only worst place than here , is PA ,USA ! I could be wrong ?
     
  9. 3030
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    This is brush paint and not a bad job. Believed' to be done by the mail carrier who used this in the 30's. Found a letter from 1935 when I reupholstered the seats.
     

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  10. Model A Mark
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    omg ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ thats so beautiful ...
     
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    Pics of my kids sanding then they brush painted the Chop Shoey, it turned out pretty good. Kids were 2 or 3 and 6 at the time

    -Shiny
     
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  12. Foulkkustoms
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    What kind of paint and rollers are you guys using?

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  13. LOWFOMOCO
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    More...More...More...
     
  14. 2NDCHANCE
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    I have a 1930 Chevy speedster that might get the brush treatment... thanks for the information. Gary
     

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  16. jerryjagger
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    Please keep this thread going. I want to paint my coupe with a roller. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1421040901.858859.jpg


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  17. 66gmc
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    I painted my rpu with a brush. 16 coats, sanded between every second coat, then polished. Very time consuming and it looked like total garbage until it was cut and polished. Lots of imperfections if you look close but its good enough for my junk and has an old timey look.

    I did the cab and 1 door last year as an experiment. I wasnt happy with it so I was going to sand it down and just leave it in black primer. Ended up driving the thing as is until the fall and got lots of compliments on the paint job and no one knew it was brush painted. I just finished up the other door, hood and grill, I will probably do the box and tailgate next winter.
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    The last picture shows the paint reflection in the door. I am a bodyman by trade, so it was kind of fun to do things the "wrong way".
     
  18. Barn Find
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  19. GMC firetruck project 9-7-06 104.jpg ..brush painted this cab to kinda match the rest of the truck
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  21. A Boner
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    Just have to spend a little more time wet sanding than when dealing with an orange peel spray job.
     
  22. spiffy1937
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    Back in '63 my sister was going to be going to a local community college and my Father purchased a '57 Plymouth for her to drive. He decided he was going to paint it and I couldn't believe that he was going to do it with a brush. He said it was common when he was young. I thought, damn, this is going to look like crap. He painted it baby blue and when it was done I couldn't believe it---the car looked fantastic! All the car guys in the neighborhood felt the same way and couldn't believe it had been done with a brush.
     
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  23. Tim
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    Looks great! Any info on the specifics of product and brush you used?
     
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  24. 100% Matt
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    I think I may do this with my 40. Its in yellow primer currently
     
  25. indyjps
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    Sprayed a lot of rustoleum using 5 parts rustoleum, 2 parts acetone and 1/3 part valspar enamel hardener. Got the mix ratio from youtube an its spot on.
    Brushed it on small stuff using this same ratio and it flows out nice.

    Read thru the whole rustoleum thread on moparts, my understanding is to reduce the paint way down for almost transparent coats to flow out and also ensure it cures completely. Thicker coats dont seem to cure and cut as well when buffed.

    If youre considering rustoleum, check out valspar tractor enamel instead, I like it better when sprayed. Consider using a hardener, its $8, and will add a lot of durability. Acetone or mineral spirits can be used to thin it, acetone will flash off faster than mineral spirits.
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  26. triman62
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    Picture0531171208_1.jpg Got this brush job in progress, won't be long till I can do the rest of the car. IMG_0562.JPG
     
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  27. 66gmc
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    Thanks Tim. I used tremclad (Canadian version of rustoleum) thinned with mineral spirits. I used high density foam rollers and a half decent quality paint brush from home depot. Some guys say you can use foam paint brushes but I found they didn't work to good. The paint job gets a lot of attention, no one believes me when I say it was done with tremclad and a brush. I would never do another black car though.
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  28. Tim
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    thank you! It seem to dry fairly quick between coats?
     
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  29. 66gmc
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    I was painting in a cold garage but I waited 12 hours between coats. When I got to the final few coats I waited 24 hours before wet sanding. I waited a month before final cut and polish. Originally I went right to cut and polish but I found the paint dulled out after a week. It's definately not a job for the impatient but if you have more time than money you can get respectable results. Once it's cured the paint is just as hard as any other single stage finish.
    There's not really any scientific formula to thinning the paint. To much and it never covers. To little and it takes longer to dry and you get more texture to sand out.

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  30. Navillus
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    Social distancing boredom lol
     

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