How To Do A Rustoleum Roller Paint Job For $70 And A Cheap Way to Fix Rust Holes $20
For $100 I put a quick patch job on this tired old Chevy Truck and plan to flip a quick buck. Rolled on a coat of Rustoleum and patched up the huge rust holes in the cab corners. They're notorious for rusting out. Got some aluminum flashing for housing ($10), buy the guttering dept in Lowes, Home Depot, etc. It's thin and easily shaped and cut with standard scissors. Clean the rust deposits out from the site. Set some jack stands down. Cut a piece of the thin aluminum to length and set it on top of the jackstands almost touching the rusted area. Get a can of High Strength Window sealent or Great Stuff ($4 at home depot) as it's called. Start foaming the area in and piling layer over layer of sealent on top of the aluminum. Once it is built up, fold the aluminum up and set jack stands over to keep it help up. The foam will expand and is extremely sticky when wet. Wear gloves! Once it's had a day to set, pull off the aluminum and saw off the excess with a hack saw blade or knife. Sculpt it to form and check the results. Can drill out holes in the aluminum, place it on and put screws to hold the aluminum on the foam once dryed.
1995 Subaru Legacy - Quick and dirty repair of rust hole
Anyone who drives a Subaru in an area where there's road salt knows that these cars pick up rust spots behind the rear wheels.
Since this is my daily driver, I can't take it off the road for more than a few hours for necessary repairs. In this video, I chop out some rusty metal and make a hard-as-a-rock patch.
Looks terrible, but is cheap, and should be durable, plus should delay the future spread of rust in this spot.
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Rustoleum Roller Paint Job Final Coat and Finished 1991 Chevrolet Extended Cab 1500
Put on a 4th and final coat on Tuesday night and let it dry. Tore all the masking off at noon Wednesday and put it all back together. Still need to finish with the aluminum flashing put on the foamed in areas by drilling holes though then screwing it on. So, here is how this story goes. Got this truck less than a week ago on a Thursday for $900, brought it home and sanded it down. Waited a few days tell Sunday so I could have a few friends over to paint it quickly on the first coat. Painted a second coat Monday late. Then a 3rd Tuesday morning and finally a final thin coat on Tuesday evening. 4 coats all together. Truck looks infinetly better than before. I used @$100 in material to paint and am ready to sell for $1500.
Tremclad / Rustoleum paint job
My first try at a Tremclad gloss black paint job. Tremclad is the same as Rustoleum. Canadian name and American name, same company. Truck is not finished but looking good, almost quit a few times and rock guarded it lol.
my giant rust hole repair project
i had a 22inch rust hole in my rocker panel and i decided to fix it!
oh im a beginer at body work so don't hate,and leave nice comments,but if u can give me better tips on how to do proper body work ,i'd be glad to hear it!!!!
for the finished project u can view it here:
50 Dollar paint job Rustoleum O YEAH Part 1
1988 gmc 3500 Dually, getting started with a REAL cheap paint job. Supplies used: Rustoleum High performance Smoke Gray paint. 4" High Density Foam rollers. 150 grit, 220 grit, 320 grit, 400 grit, 800 grit, 1000 grit, 1500 grit and 2000 grit paper. 100% Odorless Mineral spirits. I mixed them between 2-1 -1-1 ratio of paint to spirits. So far no runs whatsoever, no bubbles, nice glass finish after 2 coats.
If your getting runs in the paint, you are applying it too thick, or have used too much mineral spirits in the mix.
Update to paint job has been uploaded check it out :)
4 Minutes: How To Fix Rust Holes For $30 On A Car or Truck
How to fix rust holes for cheap! Easy way to patch up and over rust holes. If you already have a grinder, the materials only cost @ $30. You'll need:
A grinder or cutting wheel, air or electric - $20
Sheet metal - $10
80-400 grit sandpaper - $7
Bondo - $10
Flexible bondo applicator - $3
Rough up the area around the rust hole with the sandpaper. Get anything that is flaky or falling apart, off. Measure the rust area you want covered, leaving enough area for the bondo to adhere. Measure and cut the sheet metal to length. Sand both sides of the sheet metal. Mix up the bondo. Apply the bondo to the back of the sheet metal, not to thin but not to thick either. Press the patch panel on the area and hold until it stays. You may want to spread bondo around the edges to smooth it some.
If you can get to the inside of the panel, you may be able to apply the sheet metal to the inside and smooth out using bondo on the outside.
Yes, it WILL be noticable but the alternative is buying a new fender, truck bed, door, hood, etc. That or have it professionally welded which is very expensive. This is a cheap do-it-yourself project you can get done quickly and easily. I've had these patch panels up on my truck for a year and a half as of this video. NONE have fallen off or even seemed to be loose. So it works.
RustOleum Paint Job Day 3
Final day. Buffing & Polishing.
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