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im going to try it on my cam.

any experiences?

im going to wet sand and paint it silver ive seen some really good ones on youtube:chug:
 

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unless your paint job now is COMPLETELY beaten up and totally chipped, flaked, etc.. I'd say don't do it. I tried to do it to my trunk cause I got a spoiler and now I have an ugly black trunk, and its really ugly. idk if I did it right but I'd say do it on a junkyard panel for practice if you must insist on doing it. if you can't get it right on the panel, don't do it on your car.
 

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really? well im going to try it on my bumper, thats were the paint looks the worse. did you mix it 50/50 with mineral spirits?
 

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I used paint thinner which wasn't mineral spirits brand. Ended up making the black look dark gray. Also after a few months it began peeling off in sheets and eventually I ripped the whole thing off but unfortunately I had spray bombed it and so now its just black spray paint.
 

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Pictures look better than real-life.

Take a look at the Flat-Black Super Street car. They painted it flat black, and the guy said that it looked like crap, but with the lighting perfect and an excellent camera they made it look good.

Go the extra mile and purchase good Single Stage paint and paint it yourself. It will cost you around $300-$500.00 for all the supplies you need to paint it yourself.

Its your car though, so in the end its all your decision. :)
 

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i spray painted mine and it came out pretty good. i didnt see the need to even wetsand. my only problem was finding the right color to use. well another problem that is starting to happen after about 5 months of being on the car, its starting to chip from road debris.







 

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If you're only painting a panel or two, I would order a base/clear coat areosol sprays that matches the factory paint. Your results will be far superior to *any* rustoleum paint. I've done this on several projects and I have been very pleased with the results. My last project was a repaint of the front bumper cover and hood on my 97 Camry (White). You can't tell it wasn't professionally sprayed.
I order from R&E paint supply on line. The have a two part clear coat that allows you to add hardener right before you spray it. It's a much better quality than the duplicolor stuff. But, the duplicolor is cheaper. If you are working within a tight budget, this is still much better than rustoleum.
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thanks im still gonna try it though i mean whats the worst that could happen

i also need to cover up some dents
 

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Prep work. Prep work. Prep work.

That's the important part.
 
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Prep work. Prep work. Prep work.

That's the important part.
YES!!! That's the reason why you hear so many bad reviews of Maaco. Most Maaco's don't prep the car right, so it turns out horrible.
 

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I painted my Cam's rear spoiler (originally red from a salvage yard), with a two stage color match system mixed up a a local paint shop and put into cans. The results were stunning, it maybe looked a little too good on the otherwise 17year-old car. This was a small surface, but I've done it on bumpers in a non-metalic finish and it also looked great. Good surface preparation and a clean environment are really important though. The base and clear were also about $20/ can, so if you are going to do a really big area, this could cost alot in paint.:cool:
 

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I'm so doing this for the j-vin.
 

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Yeah a guy up my road used a roller and painted his Toyota pickup. Looks awesome from a distance, but you get up close it looks like shit. Like i said before, Pictures can be deceiving. You can always get the perfect angle that makes your car shine and snap a photo that makes the paint job look awesome, but in person thats what matters.
 

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did the $50 paint job

Today after reading up on some forums about the $50 paint job, I actually went ahead and did it. It was my family hand me down car and the clear coat damage was pretty intensive. The original color was emerald green mica but since I didn't like the Rustoleum greens, I went with black. sanding it down was took a while but paint the car went pretty fast. Here is pic after two coats. There are some orange peel and uneveness so hopefully wetsanding will help cure some of it.

I plan on wetting sanding and applying few more coats. I don't expect great results but anything better that the flaking white clear coat on the green paint.

http://flic.kr/p/ekJtge
 

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I hope you get some good results from your efforts!:clap:

I just have add a further thought though...

You did a lot of sanding work to get it ready to spray-can paint, and then you taped it all up for painting.

With just another bit of patience and investment into your project, you could have rented or borrowed a proper spray gun and compressor.

You could have had a paint shop mix you several proper colour match and clearcoat, set of spray cans.

You may have been able to hand it off to a cheap shop, that would paint it semi-properly for a few more bucks.

The paint-can (rustoleum) thing only holds out for a few months at best. It's not worth spending the time to wet-sand and re-paint.
 

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Today after reading up on some forums about the $50 paint job, I actually went ahead and did it. It was my family hand me down car and the clear coat damage was pretty intensive. The original color was emerald green mica but since I didn't like the Rustoleum greens, I went with black. sanding it down was took a while but paint the car went pretty fast. Here is pic after two coats. There are some orange peel and uneveness so hopefully wetsanding will help cure some of it.

I plan on wetting sanding and applying few more coats. I don't expect great results but anything better that the flaking white clear coat on the green paint.

http://flic.kr/p/ekJtge
I gotta say I'm impressed. I also read that article about the $50 roll on job, and I think that's a project I also want to take on. My Camry is just a daily driver on a budget, not a show car, so $50 keeps this in the budget, and I can make the time for it. The results are impressive enough for me, and my paint is also faded in many spots, as well as pitting and rust on the door corners. I can take advantage and fix the surface rust and seal it and then paint it up.

I'm a little disappointed though, because mine is the same color green as yours, which I really like, so it sucks you didn't like any of the greens offered as I assume its because they didn't match as well. I suppose I could get used to all black though :)

Nice work, post more pictures as you go!!

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