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#1 sammy--j

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:54 AM

Im painting a classic mini by hand but want a paint that will do the job well and give a gloss. I no it would be easier to do with a spray gun but i simply dont have the sapace and i want it to be unique (she will be black with bright flowers once completed). I do a lot of paiting and use such things as acrylic and oil regularly but is there something similar to use you can put on the exterior of cars?

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:28 AM

Have a look at the $50 paint job on t'internet. Some also use good old dulux gloss!

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:49 AM

Bungle and others on here can tell you about successful painting with a roller.



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:05 AM

http://rolledon.forummotion.com/

 

you can get lots of ideas there too! :)



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:27 AM

Check out one of our members, from the Essex Mini Club, thread about roller painting. His username is Skortchio on here, Dave basically rollered the whole car to an awesome finish using Dulux paint thinned down, thread is here http://www.theminifo...utocar/?hl= ogy

 

Having seen his car up close, I can tell you it's an amazing finish. You wouldn't be able to tell it was rollered on with everyday house paint!


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:30 PM

I used a paint called 1Pack Polyurethane. Its an oil based paint and i painted my mini with a 4" gloss roller. It has a built in gloss and seems to take a while to harden, I mean its dry to touch in 24 hours but its soft and marks easy to start with.

 

I think mine came up quite well its just when you get 6ft away you can see the orange peel affect and told you cannot use t-cut or such to polish as the ammonia will remove the paint.

 

I know your no where near but if you type in Manor Paints Shipley you will find it on there.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:21 PM

tractol paint works well, I put it on with a gloss roller

 

also smith and allan sell it on ebay and on there website... works great and dry really well.... buy loads of brushes and rollers and keep swapping them



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:51 PM

painted a few mini autograss cars with dulux gloss and a paint brush. Some of them turned out very nice



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:03 PM

Check out one of our members, from the Essex Mini Club, thread about roller painting. His username is Skortchio on here, Dave basically rollered the whole car to an awesome finish using Dulux paint thinned down, thread is here http://www.theminifo...utocar/?hl= ogy

 

Having seen his car up close, I can tell you it's an amazing finish. You wouldn't be able to tell it was rollered on with everyday house paint!

 

 

Aww, thanks man! :D

 

I used Dulux trade paint myself, it's a solvent based (so it doesn't wash away :P), but I was intending to use Brightside yacht paint at first but couldn't source any. Other options are the good old Rustoleum which comes in almost any colour you can think of and is enamel based so tough as boots or any marine topside paint as these have auto levelling properties.

 

Roller painting is a very very cost effective method, mine came to about £45 total I think including materials. But it's hugely time consuming as you have to give the coats a good 8 hours drying time and if there's particles on the paint probably more like 12+ so you can sand them off before the new coat goes on.

If you average 1 day per coat, giving a quick run over with wet & dry to remove bugs then a rinse off and panel wipe before painting. About 8 coats seems common, then you need to let the paint cure for a couple of weeks minimum (depending on ambient temps) before you can flat and polish.

 

Of course if you have  garage space and keep the floor damp or use curtains as a dust trap then that will speed things a touch. It's really all in the prep and cutting.

 

But having just cut and polished mine the results aren't bad for the cost.

 

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:15 PM

Check out one of our members, from the Essex Mini Club, thread about roller painting. His username is Skortchio on here, Dave basically rollered the whole car to an awesome finish using Dulux paint thinned down, thread is here http://www.theminifo...utocar/?hl= ogy
 
Having seen his car up close, I can tell you it's an amazing finish. You wouldn't be able to tell it was rollered on with everyday house paint!

 
 
Aww, thanks man! :D
 
I used Dulux trade paint myself, it's a solvent based (so it doesn't wash away :P), but I was intending to use Brightside yacht paint at first but couldn't source any. Other options are the good old Rustoleum which comes in almost any colour you can think of and is enamel based so tough as boots or any marine topside paint as these have auto levelling properties.
 
Roller painting is a very very cost effective method, mine came to about £45 total I think including materials. But it's hugely time consuming as you have to give the coats a good 8 hours drying time and if there's particles on the paint probably more like 12+ so you can sand them off before the new coat goes on.
If you average 1 day per coat, giving a quick run over with wet & dry to remove bugs then a rinse off and panel wipe before painting. About 8 coats seems common, then you need to let the paint cure for a couple of weeks minimum (depending on ambient temps) before you can flat and polish.
 
Of course if you have  garage space and keep the floor damp or use curtains as a dust trap then that will speed things a touch. It's really all in the prep and cutting.
 
But having just cut and polished mine the results aren't bad for the cost.
 
DSCF1022.jpg
 
1.jpg
What a finish! Do you fancy doing my skirting boards?

Edited by Tamworthbay, 29 May 2013 - 09:16 PM.






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