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paint your car with roller - and it looks freaky good!  RSS feed

 
paul wheaton
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I saw this on reddit.  I thought it was going to be a joke.  But it looks really good!

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awesome!
 
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My grandmother had a 1963 V6 GMC pickup truck.  After many years of sitting outside in Maine winters and summers, it started to look a bit shabby. 

So she painted it.

With a paint brush.

BLACK

The thing looked like a hole in the world.  I have no idea what kind of paint she used or what happened to it after 1985.  Sure was a thing to see.
 
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pretty cool I think I'll have to try that on my truck this summer
 
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I am going to try that on my truck...will post some before and after pics when I do.
 
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Somehow I get this feeling that if I take a paint roller to my car it's not gonna turn out that good.
 
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I knew a guy in California that painted his pickup truck with a roller and a sponge plus he used 5 or 6 different colors of paint.  When he buffed it out it was the weirdest paint job I have ever seen but it also was very cool.
 
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South Carolina wrote:
Somehow I get this feeling that if I take a paint roller to my car it's not gonna turn out that good.


even so it'll be better on the hood and roof than the peeling clear coat I've got
 
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There is a paint company called POR15 that makes paint that is self leveling.  I did not believe their statement but I purchased some anyway for a project I was working on and they weren't lying.  I put it on with a brush and when it was dried it looked like I used a spray gun.  It wasn't a car though. LOL
 
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I wish I would have seen this before I used the "roll & tip" method with exterior latex paint on my family's old boat.  Apparently the latex can't be wet-sanded smooth, where-as rustoleum can?

Oh well... it's not like it looks terrible.
 
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Mambo Dave wrote:
I wish I would have seen this before I used the "roll & tip" method with exterior latex paint on my family's old boat.  Apparently the latex can't be wet-sanded smooth, where-as rustoleum can?

Oh well... it's not like it looks terrible.
Yes......it is possible to wet sand and then buff out rustoleum.
 
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That actually looks way better then I would have expected. One of my contractors painted his car with flat black spray paint. We laughed at him until he took a screwdriver and put a nice big scratch on the hood, then he pulled a $2 can of paint out of his glove compartment and made the scratch disappear. His paint job always looks brand new and he only spends about $6 per year to keep it that way.
 
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A freind of mines father - back in the 70's - painted his 1950 Chevy pickup with brush. OrangeRed with green trim. We called it the Great Pumpkin.
 
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Students from a local university borrowed my car for the Houston art car parade. This was the result of their efforts, much to the embarrassment of my two teenaged daughters!
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