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Old 02-16-2017, 05:34 PM   #11
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Good thread. Getting ready to spray a 96 ZR 580 efi hood!

What's the best type of plastic primer to use and is there a better brand of paint to use as well (i.e. rustoleum, napa, etc..)?

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For the life of me I cannot remember the plastic primer we used in the bumper recycling business. You could try an auto body supply store also. With them, you could pick any colour of auto paint you want to make a rattle can.


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Old 02-16-2017, 08:54 PM   #12
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I like to use Dupli Color filler primer. I use the grey coloured one. Its great for giving it a quick, light wet sand after it dries and it comes out very smooth. I've used it on both metal and plastic with good success.

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Yeah I definitely will be painting mine with rattle cans. Prepped right and they can turn out nice and very inexpensive to do. $15 in primer and paint and maybe another $10 in sand paper and tape. Couple that with some good ole fashioned "Elbow Grease" and you got yourself a sweet little paint job. Not real big or intricate...

I just got done painting my garden tractor plow restore project and that was a pain. The plow frame itself mainly...

There was quite a bit of rust on the plow frame and parts and the plow itself had quite a coating on patina on it.








This is some stuff that should really make a huge difference in the longevity of the restore. Once all the rust that can be removed without grinding has been taken off. This primer has an acid in it that turn the rust into a black primer.





Here everything is primed up. I use some Napa self etching primer for the bare metal fabricated parts and the Napa filler primer for the other stuff.







I completely fabricated and welded up this next piece. It's a frame extender for the plow. I put a forward swept front axle on the tractor in the front plow shot and that causes rubbing of the plow when at an angle.



I also fabricated this piece that looks like a "T"... It's to extend the lift brace.
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Here is the main plow to frame pivot...




Wear Bar...



Plow itself...



Plow with hear bar in front of it but not connected. An idea of how they will look once connected. Which I'll give at least another week to cure before that happens.



So as you can see... Rattle cans, if use properly can be an easy way to get a nice protective coating on your stuff. Especially metal.

I used Rustoleum "Regal Red" for all of this stuff.
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As Mastiffman mentioned, the 'key' to rattle can painting is "elbow grease"...meaning wet sanding and prep work.
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Yep. Doesn't matter if you use top of the line painting equipment. If you don't have a clean surface free of rust you'll still get a crappy result.

Remember, just because you paint rust, oil or dirt, it's still rust, oil or dirt.

As Said before, the rattle can is just a method of application.
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Here is my hood. The clearcoat was peeling. So I stripped the hood and laid down some black with orange and green pearl in it. Then I taped off the recesses and painted them green (I used testers grabber green model paint) it was a perfect match to AC green. I then got some custom decals to finish it off.





Came out pretty nice if I do say so myself!
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That looks great. Nice work!
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