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Old 07-21-2010, 05:34 PM
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Default Poor man paint job

Hi guys , i got a regular cab 94 ranger that i just got done popping all the dents out , i want to paint the truck but i dont have alot of money

I had heard about the poor mans paint job with using the paint rollers with the rustoleum paint and i have seen some good results , obviously its all in the prep work

I didnt know if anyone has tried this on there ranger before and if so didnt know if anyone had any pics or the other big thing was i wasn't sure how much of the rustoleum paint i would need because its not a large vehicle

I know of some people with the old 4 door f 350's that bought a gallon of paint , so i assumed i probably wouldnt need as much paint , because i know worst case its around $60 with materials to paint the truck myself

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Old 07-21-2010, 05:48 PM
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Painted with Rustoleum


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Old 07-21-2010, 06:03 PM
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How much paint was used to paint the whole truck and is that 1 coat or 2
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:15 PM
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I don't know look here
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:58 PM
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Wow! That came out a LOT better than I expected. It might be worth considering for my beater, assuming I can find the time that is required.
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:36 AM
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I've been doing a ton of research on this and it looks to be a GREAT solution if you have little money mixed with un unlimited amount of time. First you do your repairs and prime areas where bono was used. Then you wet sand with like 800 grit...then roll on 1st coat, wet sand, 2nd coat, wet sand, 3rd coat, wet sand 100grit.......all the way up to 10 coats in some posts I've read finishing with 2500 grit then going through compunds, polishes and waxes. The paint is SUPER thined out so that it self levels and the more I read the more I see people having all kinds of problems with orange peel, runs, fish eyes...etc. Don't be fooled by the $50.00 thing either...you need a sander/polisher, the paint, thinner, rollers, foam brushes, sand paper, all the tools and materials for reparing and preparing the surface. Get a compressor, some single stage and be done with it for just a little more investment money wise and a TON less investment time wise.
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:35 AM
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I just say the link for the yellow truck and how he spend a little less then $30 , but i cant believe how many people do so many coats of paint , there was 8 coats of paint on the yellow truck

It looked good by coat 4 , i know it wouldn't be as shiny but i jut wanted it to look pretty good because im looking at selling it eventually so once i was ready for paint i didnt want to put a ton of time in it

Plus in my case i dont have a garage to put my truck in so i guess i have to rig something outside like using the clear plastic paint things people put on the ground when painting and then build it around the truck , or just be very careful around bugs and leaves when painting it
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:56 PM
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Plus in my case i dont have a garage to put my truck in so i guess i have to rig something outside like using the clear plastic paint things people put on the ground when painting and then build it around the truck , or just be very careful around bugs and leaves when painting it
That's my biggest issue. It might be worth while for me to just go ahead and take it to a guy out in the sticks who does all right work for $500 - $800. All I'm using the thing for is a a back up in case the CR-V is down and to haul stuff. I just don't want it to rust no more than it has all ready.
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:48 PM
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I had a question which i think i know the answer to but i want to double check

Like i stated i dont really have a garage or anything to keep it in , well what i was wondering was if i painted the truck outside and worst case some stuff dirt ect , wouldnt that stuff come out once i wetsand the truck

Trying to figure out a way to get this done because i dont have alot of money to spend so this cheap route is perfect but just have to figure were to put it to dry
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:54 PM
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Look here a few people have painted their cars outside
http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1555133
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