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misterwaterfallin
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I am planning on painting the interior of my car over the next week or so, and am curious as to what most of you guys have used. I have a gun set up available to me as well, if that is the best method to go. I have seen a few people use brush on Rustoleum yielding good results, and this seems to be the easiest method if I could get it to look good on the metal and the cage.
any thoughts?
edit: Im looking to paint it white if that matters but im not set of that

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-Mathew Waterfall
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Rust-oleum Hammered, Grey, in a spray can. It comes out looking great. Hides small imperfections. Easy to touch up.

http://www.rustoleum.com/product.asp?frm_product_id=21&SBL=1

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Ralph Provitz
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Dan Cooper Verified Driver
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I used 7 cans of semi-gloss white Rustoleum. Spray on. The semi gloss makes cleaning pretty simple and havn't had any issues with it peeling off. Took just a couple hours one afternoon and dries very quickly.

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Brush on the Rustoleum and then top coat it with the Rustoleum spray to even out the brush marks.

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Paul McLester

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quote:
Originally posted by Gatoratty:
Brush on the Rustoleum and then top coat it with the Rustoleum spray to even out the brush marks.

That's what I did as well.

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OMNI single stage BMW Alpine white in both of my cars. A LOT more work then just a rattle can though. On my first car I used rattle can Rustoleum Professional and it came out pretty good.

misterwaterfallin
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quote:
Originally posted by Gatoratty:
Brush on the Rustoleum and then top coat it with the Rustoleum spray to even out the brush marks.

I think that's what Im going to try. Did you guys do anything special to try to help cut down on the heat on the drivers side floor pan ad trans tunnel area?

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-Mathew Waterfall
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No.

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Paul McLester

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quote:
Originally posted by misterwaterfallin:
quote:
Originally posted by Gatoratty:
Brush on the Rustoleum and then top coat it with the Rustoleum spray to even out the brush marks.

I think that's what Im going to try. Did you guys do anything special to try to help cut down on the heat on the drivers side floor pan ad trans tunnel area?
Lizard Skin

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Ralph Provitz
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quote:
Originally posted by 38BFAST:
quote:
Originally posted by misterwaterfallin:
quote:
Originally posted by Gatoratty:
Brush on the Rustoleum and then top coat it with the Rustoleum spray to even out the brush marks.

I think that's what Im going to try. Did you guys do anything special to try to help cut down on the heat on the drivers side floor pan ad trans tunnel area?
Lizard Skin

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I used something similar but left a small square unpainted to see if I cold tell a difference in temperature. I couldn't. On my next car I may put some of that gold foil on the outside of the transmission tunnel to cut the heat down.

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I'm thinking of painting mine white or light gray so my car doesn't become a skillet in the hot Texas sun. Anyone have any problems with glare using white paint?

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In a previous thread Dave W. said he paints the inside of all his cars white. Mine is painted a faux stainless steel appliance paint (aka poor mans chrome) which you'd think would be the worst for glare but I never have a problem with it personally provided I keep the inside of the rear window clean.

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No glare problem for me with white paint.

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I have no problem with the White interior [duck]

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White interior here EXCEPT for the rear deck; it is painted flat black.

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Mine is white and does fine in the Florida sun!

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Paul McLester

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White brush on Rustoleum here in NC as well.

Dave

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Rustoleum with a 4" roller then spray or brush the areas it doesn't reach
Semi gloss works well for touch-ups

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Great, then it will be white for me too. Thanks!

Frank Todaro
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quote:
Originally posted by Teamfour:
White interior here EXCEPT for the rear deck; it is painted flat black.

I used rattle cans, silver to match the sliver in the tub already, I will have to look to see how much glare that produces, I assume you like that flat black. I was thinking of using that paint they sell as a PU bed liner its black with texture and is hard as a rock for the rear deck.

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Ken Nesbit
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I actually run an FP Miata, so the difference is the cage is out in the elements, but what I've found that works real well is Dupli-Color wheel paint. It comes out looking real nice and it's got a hard finish to minimize dings and scratches. On mine, I go over it with the same wheel paint in clear for a little more protection.

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Dupli-color sounds good. We used the gloss white rustoleum with a brush then sprayed over it when the brush coat was tackey. Worked well.
this method came from Wheelers book. The only drawback with rustoleum is that it not that hard when fully cured. it scratches. But easily touched up. [yep]

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