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    oh- that finish on there looks like factory finish ive seen on industrial equipment. good job matchin it!
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    Cabinet looks nice, B.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItHurtz View Post
    Uh research the $50 rustoleum paint job on a 69 charger......................
    I mean, for a derby car or just to mess around the Rustoleum would be good. For a car I actually cared about I'd spend a couple dollars more for something like that duplicolor single stage.

    Did you do 1 heavy coat or a few light?
    I did a tack coat then one heavyish coat.

    Try a LVLP gun, and thinner
    You saying my $27 Amazon gun isn't any good? LOL


    Quote Originally Posted by Scottydoggs View Post
    looks damn good to me. i just looked before i read, i thought it was hammer finish lol
    Thanks! I'm really pleased with how it came out.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomsteve View Post
    it does make spraying better.spray bombs are thinned down quite a bit to get em to spray at them low PSIs which leads to lower mil thickness. switch to quarts and spray gun and ya get higher mil thickness per coat and better coverage. might have to thin a bit (depending on paint) to get rid of the OP but that could be caused by the gun,too. i started with a devilbiss startingline gun and was never able to get rid of OP. the gun doesnt atomize good enough. bought a finishline gun and had improvement. bought a copper tekna for base and clear and DAM!!!

    ya might be able to find deals on mismatched colors from your local jobber,too. i get half off on all mismatched base and single stage.
    I don't think I have ever used a rattle can without getting runs. Makes sense if like you say, they thin it down a bunch. I really like the high build I got with the HVLP gun. Just feels more industrial. I did thin it like 8:1 with mineral spirits. I didn't want to go any thinner due to my history of making runs. The one sag I did get tells me I probably had the mixture just right for the guy who was spraying. I may step into a better gun in the future. I'm having fun and learning a lot with the one I have for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomsteve View Post
    oh- that finish on there looks like factory finish ive seen on industrial equipment. good job matchin it!
    Thanks! That's 100% what I'm going for. An "industrial" finish. I know I'm going to cringe the first time I smash a trans case into the side of the thing.


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    Cabinet looks nice, B.
    Thanks! I was hoping you'd chime in.


    Working on getting the door latch to line up. I originally ordered 3/8" spacers. After putting the door on it looks like I'll be needing 1/4"

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    Well, that's where she's gonna sit. Waiting *not so* patiently for the electrical...

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    very cool project and nice outcome to it!
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