'68 Coronet R/T wrote:Olds9885 wrote:'68 Coronet R/T wrote:Thanks for the suggestion. Are there any lower cost auto paints you know of? I'm not that familiar with brands out there.
What do you consider to be "low cost"?
Think I would say my budget is around 200 more or less.
What exactly are you painting that you care so little about? $200 wouldn't cover the primer costs on a vehicle.[/quote]
A 96 Saturn that somebody painted yellow...with corvette style racing stripes. All of this done with a rattle can and very poorly. I have no shame so I bought the car because I wanted a beater. It was cheap. Love it honestly, but I'm very much over the bad paint job. This is a Saturn with 215k+ miles on it.
Anything is going to look better than what it is, and I'm likely going to be its last owner. So my logic was Rustoleum being cheap, yet much more respectable of a paint than a rattle can is good enough for me. I've done rattle can jobs too that turned out fine, but having access to all the pneumatic spray equipment just makes sense to do that with a better, albeit "wrong" type of paint for an automotive application when low cost is the main goal. I've painted car parts with it before and I was fine with the outcome, and I guess at the end of the day that's all that matters. At least that's the way I look at it.
If I stick with using the Rustoleum, I would use their can of their rusty metal primer adding japan drier as a drying accelerant. I'm sure people are falling out of their seat reading that, but again experience has shown me it worked for my expectations. Used it on a van roof once and its still holding up. There's a good amount of people on forums such as the HAMB showing off their Rustoleum jobs and some are actually pretty impressive. Same line of thinking. Beater project needs paint but not willing to stoop as low as rattle cans.