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$50 roller paint job

Discussion in 'Body' started by vwfreak03, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. vwfreak03

    vwfreak03 Well-Known Member

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    has any body done this to thier kombi ?

    Iam nearly finished mine and will post pics if anybody wants to see them
     
  2. Rossco WA

    Rossco WA Member

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    I'm sure some have, be interested in seeing the pics.
     
  3. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    I know a guy who rollered his kombi to make it "nice" before his wedding.

    It looks great in the wedding photos but....

    Would love to see the pics of yours when your done.
     
  4. Friedo

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    Have done mate.

    Cost me $130 plus my time. I'm happy with the result.

    As some others have said about their efforts - it is a five footer - any closer and you are likely to be too critical!

    Cheers
     
  5. TheYorkieBar

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    Post up - would like to see it...

    What brand paint did you use?

    John
     
  6. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    heres a good link for you to look at with how to paint your car with enamel paint and a roller.
    You can buy the rustoleum paint at mitre 10 or other hardware stores,
    or use enamal paint for boats.
    Theres plenty of before and after pics and prep idea,s.
    should answer most of your questions.
    http://wiki.club8090.co.uk/index.php/Bodywork_and_Glass_Roller_painting
    chuckster
     
  7. Rossco WA

    Rossco WA Member

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    That's a pretty cool and concise website I must admit, lots of detail, well done.
     
  8. vwfreak03

    vwfreak03 Well-Known Member

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    here's a few pics of the $50 paint job,i will post a full info and pics when its all done
     
  9. vwfreak03

    vwfreak03 Well-Known Member

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    oppssss

    how do i put pics up on here ?
     
  10. Trav&Ren

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    It's easiest to set-up a photobucket.com account and then post the links to the photos so they show up in your thread here.

    Trav.
     
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  12. TheYorkieBar

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    Hey Chuckster,

    I tried to get rustoleum but couldn't find it, Bunnings, home timber and hardware, mitre 10 - all said 'Nope'

    Which store did you see it in?

    Thanks

    John
     
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  14. vwfreak03

    vwfreak03 Well-Known Member

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  15. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    Wow thats a lot of effort your gone too - well done
     
  16. Friedo

    Friedo Member

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    Hi John
    Sorry - am a bit slack with photos. In the meantime you can get an idea of 'the freedmobile' from the thread below. My bus was in grey primer when I bought it - 'wet dry' to prep (all over) and then 5 coats all over.

    After a lot of investigation ended up using 'White Knight - Rustguard' - available through Bunnings - but I bought through an independent paint shop near home whose staff were supportive of the project.

    http://forums.kombiclub.com/showthread.php?t=36887&highlight=trackside

    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  17. bolts

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    Just be careful with the colour.

    If you use the epoxy enamels (rust guard, kill rust, etc) they are not very colourfast. They fade very quickly in the sun.

    Go for a light colour rather than a dark colour. The finish will look better as well.
     
  18. Friedo

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    Hi Bolts
    Thanks mate.

    My way of thinking is if it occurs I will get out the roller and go over the whole bus once or twice with the leftover 5/8 of the 4L paint tin that I have left over.

    That said - will be ducking for cover when parked to try and limit exposure to the sun.

    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  19. KombiMadness

    KombiMadness Well-Known Member

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    I've looked for a while and I don't think you can get the Rustoleum 'Stops Rust' Protective Enamel (and the full range of standard colours) the yanks use to paint their cars. The Brits also have Combi Colour Rustoleum. I've rung the paint suppliers on the Zinsser website...

    Are Kill Rust and the other Aussie paints really the same as Rustoleum?? And does Rustoleum fade quickly too?
     
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