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#1 L16m

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:24 PM

Im thinking of getting a mini but the one I'm after has a bad paint job, and I was thinking about roller painting it with rustoleum but I already have a few cans of this - http://www.halfords....55239&langId=-1

Would this paint have the same sort of finish as people get with rustoleum? If anyone has used this and could upload some pics that would be great.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:32 PM

Also would this be a good primer to use?
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:22 PM

Really cant see it working the same :unsure: hammerite is very thick paint i could be wrong though :ermm:

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:39 PM

Thanks for the reply :)
I would use thinner along with it.
Has anyone used this on a car?

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:47 PM

Nasty?

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:54 PM

http://www.theminifo..._1#entry2234159

Check out that thread might help you along a bit

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

Thanks, I've decided that if I get the car I will try hammerite and if it doesn't work out I'll sand it down and start again with rustoleum.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:10 PM

Experiment where it won't show, like the floor. I'm willing to be surprised, but hammerite is stringy stuff and the xylene it's thinned with is very volatile.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:13 PM

Yeah I'll do that, I'll do inside the boot with hammerite and if it turns out well then it's worth doing the whole car (the current paint job can't get any worse), if not I'll buy some rustoleum

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:17 PM

Brb away to paint my house with radiator paint and my garden fence with masonry paint. :whistling:

You have a car, so use car paint which is designed for the job. Will get a better finish and it won't devalue your car.........

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:24 PM

Finally found some attempted hammerite jobs online, and found some pretty bad paint jobs (especially as they done no prep whatsoever) so I am going with rustoleum!!

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:43 PM

You might as well give it a go if you've got some hammerite but make sure you try it on the footwell or in the boot first to see how it ends up. It depends how good you want the finish to be, it obviously won't look as good as 2 pack done in a booth but if you take your time I'm sure you'll improve on what you've got.

Don't forget that this forum is full of people that think if you don't do everything by the book or the way they did it you will kill yourself and all your family and your mini will explode. God forbid you paint a metal car that is prone to rust with metal paint that is designed to protect against rust!
"you should pay £1000+ for a paint job because that's how much I had to pay!"

Either way please let us know how it goes because I've been thinking of having a go at painting my car with rustoleum this summer but with a spray gun instead of rollers.

I think hammerite and rustoleum have a 'built in primer' as long as the surface is sanded well so there is a key for the paint to stick to. Just try a small patch and see what happens.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:48 PM

I will paint a small part inside my boot with hammerite and post the results here so you can see how it turns out, then I'll paint the whole car with rustoleum and I post my progress here and the finished result

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:02 PM

I will paint a small part inside my boot with hammerite and post the results here so you can see how it turns out, then I'll paint the whole car with rustoleum and I post my progress here and the finished result


I've put some shiney black hammerite on my brake calipers and backing plates while they were off and they seem to have held up well but I only slapped it on with a brush. It self levels suprisingly well though which would help getting a smooth finish. I don't know what it's like to polish though and it's only been on a couple of months.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:03 PM

tread carefully as celulose and hammerite really dont go on top of one another well, it will crinkle up horribly.

however, i have thinned hammerite down before and sprayed it though a gun to great effect, however this was always on the bottom of cars whislt on a ramp. i have done test runs on other surfaces though and the finish is very good of thinned correctly.




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