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Ok in a couple of weeks snow is about to fall...im planning to finish taking off exterior rust then primer. Then I was thinking of doing a nice(hopefully) job with the rattle can..including wetsanding, coats etc...Should i go with the rattle can or stick with the camo gear? 8) any tips for the rattle?:shock:
 

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woah big muffler :shock: u buy it as cb system or just muffler? nice rex btw

hmmm how long did it take you to roll on that paint?
 

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Its custom from the catback with resonator; i know its huge...but i like the way it looks haha.

Took about 3 days just to roll on 4 coats, then about a weekend to wetsand it all down and buff it out. But just to let you know, I wanted to get it done quick so I really didn't take my time on it. So if you did take the time and effort, it would turn out a lot better than mine. It really comes down to the wetsanding. Other people who've done it wetsanded between every 2 coats with 6 coats overall. My rex was originally white, so I just went for 4. I've got some orange peel here and there that I COULD sand down to a smooth finish....but im lazy haha.

I only paid around $50 for the whole project and that includes: A gallon Gloss white rustoleum paint (you don't even really need a gallon, the most i used was only bout a quart), Mineral Spirits (to thin out the paint), ultra fine 4" foam roller, various grits of wetsand paper, fine liquid cutting compound, and I was lucky enough to have a neighbor lend me his orbital buffer.

So pretty much it's just the time and effort you put into it and it'll turn out A LOT better than rattle can. And it'll probably take a beating better than primer during the upcoming winter months. Oh yeah, and just to let you know I did this all outside in direct sun! It's best to do it in a garage. But yea just goolge "tremclad paintjob" or "rustoleum paintjob" and you'll get some links to other forums who've done the same thing. And i know at least a couple of people on here have done the same thing; so if you got any questions just hit me up.
 

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Guys this isn't really a Modified topic so I moved it to cosmetic.Sorry for any confusion.
 

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I had rattle canned my hood for N11... it held up for pretty well for the few months before I gave in to repaint the whole car. I used Laquer... primed, color, and clear. It was giving me issues when I was stripping the car... It didn't really sand off too well.

Best thing to do with a spray can is to use thin coats and shake it well. I've heard heating the can in some warm water helps too.. but I've never tried that.
 

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rex2nr said:
I've heard heating the can in some warm water helps too.. but I've never tried that.
thumbs up to heating the can. I did that when I painted my quarterpanel with spray rio red. spray pattern was much better. also remember to turn the can upside down after you're done with a coat and spray onto a piece of cardboard or something to clear the nozzle of paint.
 
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