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Unread 06-13-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
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What the hell? Rustoleum paint

I have used Rustoleum semi-gloss enamel rattle can paint for several things now on my jeep.

I have used it on all four steel rims, the gas door, my front JCR bumper, and my hitch. All I sandblasted, cleaned, used self-etching primer and used 2-3 coats of the enamel. All have been very durable, better than I could have asked for.

Now I have used it on my rear bumper from JCR and did everything the exact same way. I can scratch it off with my fingernail, and if I hit it with something hard it basically doesn't stick to the primer and peels right off.

Anyone know why? Kind of pissed considering how much prep work I did on this.

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Unread 06-13-2011, 06:03 PM   #2
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same brand etch? Sometimes certain paints wont get along with the primer you used. Was the surface fully cleaned, oil free etc? Shake the rattle can thoroughly? Prepped the surface area before priming?
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Unread 06-13-2011, 06:24 PM   #3
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Yeah, it was Rustoleum self-etching primer. I sand blasted, washed with brake cleaner, then used a very little bit of dish soap in hot water and washed it down, then used just hot water for a final rinse. I let it dry, then primer, It appears that the paint doesn't want to stick to the primer. And yeah I made note to fully shake the cans and did so.

I am really bummed out as I thought this was going to be another great finish.
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Unread 06-13-2011, 07:20 PM   #4
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Did you let the primer cure before painting?
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Unread 06-13-2011, 07:46 PM   #5
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Might just be a bad can.
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Unread 06-13-2011, 07:48 PM   #6
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Was it the "clean metal primer"?
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Unread 06-13-2011, 08:05 PM   #7
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I seem to have this problem all the time with Rustoleum products. Sometimes no matter how much I prep it just doesn't stick or hold up worth a damn. The only Rustoleum paint I like is their Hammered line.

Krylon however, never lets me down. If I'm feeling lazy and don't want to prep too much or just don't care how it turns out....Krylon almost never fails. Doesn't care what brand of paint it sticks to or how well its prepared within reason. Krylon FTW!
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Unread 06-13-2011, 10:15 PM   #8
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this is happening on my front jcr bumper, same primer and paint and sand methods
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Unread 06-13-2011, 10:57 PM   #9
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did you apply the paint when the primer was still tacky? If you let the primer dry, you really need to rough it up before applying the paint
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Unread 06-13-2011, 11:29 PM   #10
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Woah.... literally just happened to me... I'm switching paint brands
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Unread 06-14-2011, 05:42 AM   #11
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I've had nothing but trouble with Rustoluem products. Won't use 'em any more. The final straw was when I painted a tow-truck bed one night so I could put all the lights back in and go on a call the following morning. The paint was still tacky 14 hours after application. I was done then.
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Unread 06-14-2011, 08:20 AM   #12
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I've had nothing but trouble with Rustoluem products. Won't use 'em any more. The final straw was when I painted a tow-truck bed one night so I could put all the lights back in and go on a call the following morning. The paint was still tacky 14 hours after application. I was done then.
That would be more than enough to upset me
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Unread 06-14-2011, 12:19 PM   #13
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Rustoleum only works well if:
1.) You have about 75F temperatures.
2.) Very low humidity.(Humid weather instantly screws it leaving the only option to scrap it all off.)
3.) Properly prepared surface.
4.) Follow the timing directions exactly.

It is finicky stuff.
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Unread 06-14-2011, 02:19 PM   #14
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I have enough finicky crap in my life. I don't need paint to join the party.
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Unread 06-15-2011, 12:05 AM   #15
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Yea i didnt let the primer fully cure, followed the directions exactly. Looks like i am finding a new brand as well. The two week actual cure time isnt worth it anymore.
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