Rattle Can Paint Jobs For Those On A Budget
With paint jobs costing over $1k it’s no wonder people are always looking for an alternative. If you’ve been active in the auto enthusiast community then you’ve probably already heard of Plasti-Dip paint jobs or even more budget friendlier, “Rattle Can Paint Jobs.”
These type of paint jobs have become more and more popular in the recent years and lots of people have had some very good results.
I actually tried it out on my Ford Probe and am in the process of doing it still. The paint that I used was some Rustolem 2X Painter’s Touch in a Satin Blue Oasis color. This color is similar to the Ford Mustang Kona Blue color you see a lot now. A nice bright light colored blue.
Some people think it’s a dumb idea but it all just depends on several instances. One of these is the preparation. If you properly prep the car before applying the paint you will come out with a very nice rattle can paint job that will last a good while.
So how do you properly prep the car? Well you first want to make sure to take off any contaminants with a good degreaser. Once this is done, then you want to start sanding. You don’t want to do this in the reverse order because if you sand contaminants before cleaning, you’re just sanding the bad stuff into the car. This will only cause problems in the long run.
Once you have sanded and have a nice smooth texture without any dents or blemishes, then you want to apply the primer and paints. I started off with some gray Rustoleum 2X Primer. I used about two cans on my front bumper alone and then a whole can of the actual paint on top of that. The outcome was very nice as you may have seen on my earlier posts of the Probe Project.
Once the paint is on nice and good and you have gave it time to dry and cure, your next step is to apply some clear coat if you want it to shine. After you have done this, if you want it to have a smooth texture or just noticed some imperfections, then go ahead and wet sand it with some 2000 grit or higher sand paper. This will also help with the gloss on the paint job.
The Rustoleum 2X is the paint I recommend for rattle can paint jobs because it works good on several applications. Over the past few years I have used it to paint sunglasses, car parts, plastic engine covers, gun receivers, engine mounts, radiator mounts, brake rotor hats, brake drums, and several other things. In all of these experiences the results were way better than I expected.
With that said, this is one of the best, if not the best, paints to use for doing rattle can paint jobs. I have personal experience and can definitely approve.
For More Info On Rustoleum 2X Spray Paint Cans Click Here