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post #1 of 95 Old 05-31-2009, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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My $25 paint job- rolled on

Paint was 10
Mineral spirits 10
Assuming you had sand paper and what not

I went with the Rustolum “rust top” product. I cut the first coat 1:1 with spirits, I will do pant to spirits ratio of 2:1, first blend was a torch thin, and hard to work with (as is any red paint if you did not know) my first coat used 10 oz of paint, assume it will be 16 OZ going forward

Sanded down with 200 dry paper, as I had a lot of work to do,
Filled all the holes from accessories not used ( soft top, OEM slider, OEM tier carrier ect). In all I filled 77 holes. It was my first bondo work, and I am not unhappy.











Applied paint with little 4” foam roller.

I intend to:
2 coats
wet sand with 600
2 coats
wet sand with 850
2 coats
wet sand with 100
buff with compound


more to come.

No, in classic fashion I am going to hijack my own thread.
How “wet” is wet sanding? Garden hose or squirt bottle?


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post #2 of 95 Old 05-31-2009, 07:40 AM
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I'm thinking of doing this as well. Very interested in seeing how this turns out! Be sure to keep us posted!
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post #3 of 95 Old 05-31-2009, 07:43 AM
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Crawled. I look forward to seeing the finished product as well! I think wet sand with garden hose as opposed to spray bottle, don't know for sure though. Keep us posted!

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squirt bottle would be my assumtion

where in central texas are you? im in round rock if you ever need a wheelin buddy

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You can wet-sand with either. It all comes down to what you're comfortable handling during the process. Me? I'd stick with a spray bottle for simplicity sake.

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post #6 of 95 Old 05-31-2009, 11:15 AM
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For wet sanding go to 3M and order their sanding sponges just keep them in a bucket of water and switch them out every few mins or so, then rinse with hose when done.

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post #7 of 95 Old 05-31-2009, 01:10 PM
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A big part of wet sanding is keeping the paper clean. I typically keep an old plastic cup full of water next to me and dip my paper in and out to clean it off and keep it wet. You have to change out the water as it gets nasty.

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dunk a rag or sponge in water and hold above area being sanded, when you need more wet - squeeeez it. works great
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post #9 of 95 Old 05-31-2009, 02:12 PM
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You bondo-ed the holes? Not welded? I guess since you're doing this on the cheap that will get you by for a while, but the bondo WILL crack and fall out sooner or later.
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I wet sand with a small bucket of water. I add a little dish soap to help lubricate.. works well.

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I painted my 86 with a roller also. I used rustoleum "safety yellow" way on the bottom shelf at lowes, and 2 cans of krylon black rattle can for the "racing" stripe.. it helped break things up.. I don't think it makes it go much faster.

I posted an image and a link to more if anyone is interested. The $50 paint job is a great way to paint a vehicle that's going to take a beating, I don't regret doing it one bit. I've already reopened the paint can twice to do a few touch ups.. no big deal.



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The black stripe may not make it go faster, but I bet that Mack hood ornament sure does. Hahaha! That's a excellent $50 paint job!!! My wife even said "dang" that looks good. Haha.

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squirt bottle would be my assumtion

where in central texas are you? im in round rock if you ever need a wheelin buddy
Waco, I wheel with the www.Centexoffroad.com, i'll let you know next time we head south.

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A big part of wet sanding is keeping the paper clean. I typically keep an old plastic cup full of water next to me and dip my paper in and out to clean it off and keep it wet. You have to change out the water as it gets nasty.
good, this is where I was headded,

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You bondo-ed the holes? Not welded? I guess since you're doing this on the cheap that will get you by for a while, but the bondo WILL crack and fall out sooner or later.
yep, keeping it cheap. I also had 77 of them... most were pea sized. i figure i'll do a fram off and fix all that in 5-7 years.

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2 cans of krylon black rattle can for the "racing" stripe.. it helped break things up.. I don't think it makes it go much faster.

I have seen a few "stripes" and am realy thinking about it...

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after second coat. I won't post every pic, but I wanted to compare the difference with the before and after wet sand. I'll do that tonight.

second coat: (not yet sanded)



can you can see where my 3 yr old was "helping"

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