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Re: Rustoleum

Postby max midas » Tue May 14, 2013 1:26 pm

Well I was so impressed by the Rustoleum on the front bumper (still only one coat, not flatted or polished), that I thought it was time the hard top was painted.

Before picture, with UV damage to colour
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I spent an evening flatting back the surface to produce this
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The scratches look bad, but aren't deep
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During the next 5 days I applied one coat per day, no sanding in between as I want a good thick coat to start with. It only took 15 minutes to apply each coat.

After picture, 5 coats, no sanding or polishing
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Click below link to see video
http://s1273.photobucket.com/albums/y40 ... c3c095.mp4

Bear in mind this is the raw finish, no sanding/flatting and no polish.

It's back on the car now and I'll let the paint cure for a month or so before finishing it all off, but am pleased with it so far. Shame it's raining and you can't really see the lovely glossy finish.
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Re: Rustoleum

Postby b1zbaz » Tue May 14, 2013 10:08 pm

I can't seem to see any of the pictures mate
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Re: Rustoleum

Postby max midas » Tue May 14, 2013 10:17 pm

Is that better?
Will get the hang of photobucket one day.
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Re: Rustoleum

Postby b1zbaz » Wed May 15, 2013 12:26 am

Yes that's the ticket it looks good mate
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Re: Rustoleum

Postby max midas » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:54 pm

More coats on the front bumper, it's had 4 now with flatting back between the 1st and 2nd.
Like the hood, I'll let it 'cure' for a month or so before finishing it off.
The picture doesn't really do the gloss justice, but you can see how little the orange peel effect is.

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Re: Rustoleum

Postby MrBounce » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:07 pm

Is it the standard CombiColor Gloss you used Max?

Like this? http://www.rawlinspaints.com/products/R ... z5Wrs.dpbs

And were the rollers foam?
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Re: Rustoleum

Postby max midas » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:09 pm

Hi, yes standard colours, can't remember them just now (and am not going to get out of bed to look :-) ), I'll update on the Ral numbers tomorrow.
Standard cheap foam rollers from Wickes.

Been too busy to either paint more, or flat back and polish these last few months, but may be able to get a garage in the nearish future, can carry on till it gets really cold then.
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