How Much Spray Paint?

Number of cans to get good coverage.

  • 4-6

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 6-8

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • 8-10

    Votes: 3 21.4%
  • 10-12

    Votes: 6 42.9%
  • 12+

    Votes: 4 28.6%

  • Total voters
    14
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motorheadmike

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motorheadmike

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spidereyes455

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DRIVEN

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I don't have an answer to your poll. What I do have I'd some anecdotal experience. I did a rehab on my little trailer 2 years ago. I was going to buy 3 or 4 rattle cans and it occurred to me that there might be a cheaper way. I bought a $9.99 (laugh all you want, it's a ****ing trailer) Harbor Freight gun and a $9.99 can of Rustolium satin black. You might need 2 qts to do a whole car. Turned out okay for less than $20.
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How about some Blitz Black from a local John Deere dealership ? Its got a semi gloss finish
Insert "farm store" where it says John Deere dealership to avoid the dealer raping

$27/US Gallon locally for the house brand implement paint
 
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I don't have an answer to your poll. What I do have I'd some anecdotal experience. I did a rehab on my little trailer 2 years ago. I was going to buy 3 or 4 rattle cans and it occurred to me that there might be a cheaper way. I bought a $9.99 (laugh all you want, it's a ****ing trailer) Harbor Freight gun and a $9.99 can of Rustolium satin black. You might need 2 qts to do a whole car. Turned out okay for less than $20. View attachment 195141

How about some Blitz Black from a local John Deere dealership ? Its got a semi gloss finish

Insert "farm store" where it says John Deere dealership to avoid the dealer raping

$27/US Gallon locally for the house brand implement paint
I'm w/them on this task.

Some Rustoleum or farm-store brand bulk semi-gloss shot w/a cheap gun. The Harbor Freight guns actually work pretty decent despite their cheap price. Much better coverage & consistency. Rattle-canning that much area will be streaky w/the darker color. I did some of my dually bed/well tub stuff w/the Rustoleum & liked it. I even applied some of it w/the cheap $.99 foam paint rollers. I was surprised how well it evened out using the rollers as that wasn't expected. With the gun it was very nice appearing & all but eliminated the streak issue.
 
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motorheadmike

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As much as using a gallon of Tremclad, Rustoleum, Krylon, etc is the cost effective and better option - I am not keen on the flash/cure/recoat time they offer being oil-based. According to my research these spray bombs use a more traditional solvent based formula - hence the 8 minute flash time. Additionally, putting the gallon solutions over the remaining factory lacquer is going to make a gummy mess even thicker and gummier to remove when the time comes.

I am only worried about uniform coverage, not finish quality. Looking good at 100km/h and 100 meters away is sufficient until we can get around to doing it properly.
 
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