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Old 07-06-2019, 10:06 AM   #1
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Default Small Parts Spray Paint

As I am working on my A I am wondering if there is a recommended paint to use on small parts like steering and brake components, (pitman arm, Clutch and Brake Pedals etc.) I end up working on it a little at a time and when I get a couple parts cleaned up and ready for paint I don't have enough to justify getting out my gun and mixing up paint.
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Old 07-06-2019, 11:12 AM   #2
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I agree with you akersa,not worth the hassle. I have been for the past 13yrs used Rustolium spray can paint.Still a good product and comes in flat,satin and gloss.
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Here is a trick I found to work well. Hook a lead from the positive pole of a car battery to the part to be painted. Hook another lead from the negative pole to the spray can. You can hold that lead on to the spray can with one of those foam insulated can holders so that the bare wire is making contact with the spray can. This will charge the spray particles and the positive charge on the part will attract the paint so there is very little overspray and you use less paint. It sounds strange but it works!
Be sure when you are done to wipe off the spray nozzle and rap the can on the bench a couple of times to settle the paint away from the spray orifice. The spray nozzle is less likely to plug up then. It works for me!
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:35 PM   #4
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Here is a trick I found to work well. Hook a lead from the positive pole of a car battery to the part to be painted. Hook another lead from the negative pole to the spray can. You can hold that lead on to the spray can with one of those foam insulated can holders so that the bare wire is making contact with the spray can. This will charge the spray particles and the positive charge on the part will attract the paint so there is very little overspray and you use less paint. It sounds strange but it works!
Be sure when you are done to wipe off the spray nozzle and rap the can on the bench a couple of times to settle the paint away from the spray orifice. The spray nozzle is less likely to plug up then. It works for me!
Or turn it upside down and spray till it clears the nozzle
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:45 PM   #5
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Or turn it upside down and spray till it clears the nozzle

Some of the new Rust-Oleum paint cans will spray in any position, including upside down. With those, they suggest that you just wipe off the nozzle tip.
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Old 07-07-2019, 09:56 AM   #6
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When I'm done with a spray can I pull the nozzle off, swish it in lacquer thinner and blow it out with compressed air, never had one plug up. You might need pliers to remove the later, larger nozzles.
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Old 07-07-2019, 09:59 AM   #7
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I use Rustoleum
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Old 07-07-2019, 11:43 AM   #8
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I use Krylon, a lot of overspray with Rustoleum...........Bob
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Old 07-07-2019, 11:46 AM   #9
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When I'm done with a spray can I pull the nozzle off, swish it in lacquer thinner and blow it out with compressed air, never had one plug up. You might need pliers to remove the later, larger nozzles.
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Old 07-07-2019, 01:35 PM   #10
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I have been using VHT epoxy black,comes in semi-gloss and gloss.It requires no primer as it is supposed to be self priming.I get it at Advance Auto or AutoZone.
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Old 07-07-2019, 04:25 PM   #11
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I use Rustoleum and Valspar implement paint. The Rustoleum dries faster,but ai think the Valspar is a better paint in gloss and hardness.

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Old 07-08-2019, 12:07 PM   #12
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I use Eastwoods Chassis Black. You have to use their primer but you can brush the primer and top coat on small pieces and it looks great. Just another option.
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Car battery. Positive lead to the part. Negative lead to the paint can. Less overspray.
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Old 07-09-2019, 05:19 AM   #14
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Just finished a front end rebuild. Red primer then a lite sanding. Rustoleum guide coat then wait 24hrs.
Before light sanding. A few coats of rustoleum black. Very important. ..let dry for a week,don't touch and do not rush. Valspar is a good paint also.
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:25 AM   #15
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I've used Rustoleum rattle cans with good results, however Rustoleum being oil based takes a very long time to dry completely through (beneath the surface). I've found that Krylon drys very quickly all the way through which I believe makes it less prone to chipping.
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Rustoleum and other paints dries very quickly here. Just spray and leave in the sun for a few hours. Oven baked enamel. 90+ degrees, and humidity less than 10% you would be surprised as to how quickly things dry completely. Dark colors you have to be careful when you pick them up to keep from getting burned.
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