what paint is best?
Posted August 23, 2011 - 06:27 PM
Posted August 23, 2011 - 06:33 PM
Posted August 23, 2011 - 06:51 PM
Heres what it looked like. I got a bit of orange peel in the finish but I am happy with it overall.
Edited by JDBrian, October 20, 2011 - 04:53 AM.
Posted October 19, 2011 - 05:06 PM
Posted October 19, 2011 - 05:10 PM
Posted October 19, 2011 - 06:40 PM
Posted October 19, 2011 - 10:06 PM
Rattle can is the easiest to do, but even then you have to do multiple coats, dry time, etc. If you don't have a compressor and invest money in guns, supplies, chemicals, etc - spray can is the way to go. And with care and patience, you can do a really pretty job that way.
IF you have the time, equipment, and space, air pressure gun (either conventional or HPLV) is more efficient and produces easier results once you know what you are doing. But there is a learning curve - spray painting is more art than science, and it takes practice to get good. Also, if you spray paint, you get access to a harder quality (2 part and catalyst paints) finish than you can make with a spray can. But you have to be careful, because there are some health hazard chemicals involved with these processes.
Shoot, there was even a thread recently about a Youtube video of someone who roller painted a car! And it came out pretty good!
Personnally, I gravitate toward auto quality paints (Nason and DuPont). But I have the equipment, and have been spraying cars and such for a while. Nason makes a 1 part paint called Industrial and Equipment paint that is pretty durable and easy to work with. They have it premixed in most of the major farm colors, and can mix up anything wierd if needed. Most of the other major distributers probably have something similar, thats just what I use...
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