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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 12:20 PM

No doubt better more durable results can be had with profesional paint equipment and materials.
But not everyone has the equipment or want to invest in it for one job.
Sucessful painting is more about preperation than it is the equipment used.
And good sucess can be had with rattle cans if done properly.
If you are considering a Rattle Can paint job, I will refer you to another site where I am a member.
Because there is a very good 3 part Tutorial on Rattle can paint jobs. You can find it in the articles menu on the left at the bottom of the page
http://www.orangetractortalks.com/

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 12:51 PM

I'll have to check that all out, since that is basically what I use. Thanks.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 04:21 PM

Bondo makes this pistol grip trigger that makes aiming and sweeping the can much easier. I wish I'd had this when I did my 314 fender deck last summer. After 3 cans I had a permanent dent in my trigger finger. I've used this for a couple of small jobs and it makes an amazing difference. It's just like sweeping a proper paint sprayer.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 04:53 PM

Bondo makes this pistol grip trigger that makes aiming and sweeping the can much easier. I wish I'd had this when I did my 314 fender deck last summer. After 3 cans I had a permanent dent in my trigger finger. I've used this for a couple of small jobs and it makes an amazing difference. It's just like sweeping a proper paint sprayer.

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I have one of those can attachments, but just prefer using my fingertip as I have better control. Hard on the finger tip, but oh well. Most all I spray with aerosol can is primer anyway, so it's not like I'm trying to lay down a slick coat of paint. The primer will get sanded anyway.

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 07:33 PM

I have one of those can attachments, but just prefer using my fingertip as I have better control. Hard on the finger tip, but oh well.


Im the same way. Ive had results that look professional with rattle cans.

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 04:49 AM

Bondo makes this pistol grip trigger that makes aiming and sweeping the can much easier. I wish I'd had this when I did my 314 fender deck last summer. After 3 cans I had a permanent dent in my trigger finger. I've used this for a couple of small jobs and it makes an amazing difference. It's just like sweeping a proper paint sprayer.

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I too have one of those.They work pretty good ,but I hardly ever use it.

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 03:37 PM

I also have one of those handles, but don't use it much. For rattle can it takes 50% preparation, 25% selecting the correct enamel, and 25% the correct weather. I have tried several brands of paint, from the $3-4 per can to the .99c can. I finally found a local brand at $1.25 a can that works well for me.

Cool weather, light breeze (mainly to keep the bugs away) and 25-35% humidity seems to work best.

Red is going on 3 years, the green Hulk II is 2 years, and the Blue BMP was done last year. All are holding up well.

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 05:57 PM

... there is a very good 3 part Tutorial on Rattle can paint jobs.


This is a very well done tutorial. Thanks for the info. It will come in handy.

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Posted September 15, 2012 - 07:16 PM

rattle can paint fades alot faster then paint sprayed from a can threw a gun. i have a ih cub cadet frame rattle can red and another done wth a paint gun and the rattle can paint job has faded over the summer and the other is nice and glossy still, rattle can is cheaper and i use rattle can alot to bt if your looking for quality spray threw a gun.




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