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Wow...I think that's very impressive. Keep a good coat of wax on that paint and it will probably look good for a long time.
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That is impressive! I don't think I'll do it on my XS650 project, but something to keep in the back of the mind. On a side note; I've always liked the looks of the '65-'69 Corvairs. I had a '63 many moons ago. I might have to try a "2nd gen" someday. Just what I need......another project.<img src=icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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you guys were that into it when I posted this same link back it feb...

http://www.caferacer.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3188


BTW I have done it, if you are going to do black, you are better off with the interlux brightside paint they recommend toward the end of the post.
 

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dudes......

remember the "yam van"?



well i used the same stuff, had the paint shaken, didn't thin it, didn't sand it, just applied it over grey rustoleum primer, never buffed it, never waxed it, it it lasted like this (got really faded and sun washed after two+ years of zero maintenance (i never washed it either).....i hate my cars, trucks, and motorcycles equally!

painting vehicles with brushes and rollers is fun! 'effin neighbors think your nuts, that's why i do it naked!

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I should also add that that last month's hot rod magazine (the one with the foose coupe on the cover) did a how to story on this as well.

Painted my h1 former drag bike this way and it came out good except that I fucked up the stripes and have to redo it.

take your time and do it right it will come out really nice. or you can do what tex does.
 

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i'd paint another vehicle that way (roller), only this time i'd thin it and at least sand it once or twice. when we sold the yam van, casey wanted me to paint her ford exploder osha safety orange.

maybe if i fix the fender on the subaru, i'll paint that next....

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quote:painting vehicles with brushes and rollers is fun! 'effin neighbors think your nuts, that's why i do it naked!
i am so glad i'm not yer neighbor tex lol.

fat people are harder to kidnap
 

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tex, as soon as i saw that i thought of you, and my old buddy anton who did the same ting with his suburban. his paint job looked like yours, but it was tough shit.

pretty funny.

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geeto, what interlux did you use? i was looking through the catalog and there are a million different types of paint.

There is the right way, the wrong way and the british way to do anything!
 

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geeto, what interlux did you use? i was looking through the catalog and there are a million different types of paint.

There is the right way, the wrong way and the british way to do anything!
Interlux Brightside black # 4258. A buddy of mine repainted his boat this spring and I spilt a can of it with him so it wouldn't go to waste. I did have to use Pre-Kote on the metal surfaces that were bare metal (if there was rust I used por-15 on the area to prevent it from coming back and then applied over that without primer). On the areas where the factory paint still had good adhesion I just scuffed real good and then wiped clean with mineral spirits and rolled it on. For any kind of plastics you can just use it straight.

Wetsanding is a key component to a real good shine, rolling it on picks up a lot of dust and if you wetsand it between layers it comes out phenominal. The stuff is good for bodywork or frames.
 

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interlux makes boat stuff too. bedding compounds, paint, etc....

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