Painting with Rattle cans

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Painting with Rattle cans

Postby marley4us » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:09 pm

So I hope I don't get too much hate. This is not my corolla, but I had to Paint Match my Daily Drivers hardtop. I figured a cheap DIY could help other with simple painting needs.


Automotivetouchups.com sells OEM paint in many forms, I got Rattle can.

Get some 320 grit and some 1000 grit.
U need primmer, tape.

Pull the trim off, and mask off what you dont want painted or sanded.
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Sand down all the high spots. close ur eyes, and feel, if you feel anything sand more.
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Use a shop vac or duster, and get ride of all the dust and debris before painting
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put part on a stand
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Prime the part, going in stages, of light coats.
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If you see tiger strips, ur spacing your passes too far apart or have the can too close to the part.
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You can recover from this by going inbetween those spaces, and adding coats, ur going to sand this down so just make it even by the end.
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let the primer dry completely. then sand with 1000grit
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U and repeat this process till its smooth and perfect, the better your prepwork the better your paint will turn out.


Shoot your color, smooth even light coats, let dry and continue with coats.
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Wetsand, your part, then let dry.

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Clear coat, and wetsand again, and your done!!!

My pics do not have clearcoat on it yet (so its more dull then shinny) as it got too cold out to continue painting, but you get the idea

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1985 Corolla Hatch widebody w/ SR20det (The Project)
1993 5SGTE stroker widebody MR2 Turbo (drag car)
2002 Miata SE hardtop (daily Driver)
1994 4runner (The truck)

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Re: Painting with Rattle cans

Postby carbd7age » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:24 pm

I like the matte finish top against the gloss rest of the car! Color match is spot on though.
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Re: Painting with Rattle cans

Postby Spoold86 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:18 pm

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Re: Painting with Rattle cans

Postby jromo04 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:31 pm

Good job man, i like it

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Re: Painting with Rattle cans

Postby MrTea » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:29 am

definitely post up some pics after clear, already looks great though!

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Re: Painting with Rattle cans

Postby marley4us » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:19 pm

I definitely dont recommend this for most people, and especially perfectionist. But for a cheap easy fix, it worked good. I will post up some clear coated pics soon
1985 Corolla Hatch widebody w/ SR20det (The Project)
1993 5SGTE stroker widebody MR2 Turbo (drag car)
2002 Miata SE hardtop (daily Driver)
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Re: Painting with Rattle cans

Postby carbd7age » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:29 am

Checked back in for the paint website. I gotta paint a bumper cover for my wife's car, she keeps backing into stuff, so i'm not going to pay somebody to make it good as new when she's going to hit the mailbox or garbage cans the next day lol.
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Re: Painting with Rattle cans

Postby Tibby » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:42 pm

http://www.automotivetouchup.com/spray_ ... tched.aspx
Thought id help with some leg work :D
can i ask how much cover did u get with each can? Cuz i wanna do my roof and trunk on my ae coupe, how many cans you think ill need, cuz they aint cheap lol.

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Re: Painting with Rattle cans

Postby marley4us » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:16 pm

two cans was enough to cover the hardtop of my MX5. But I needed about twice that for the clear, FYI.
1985 Corolla Hatch widebody w/ SR20det (The Project)
1993 5SGTE stroker widebody MR2 Turbo (drag car)
2002 Miata SE hardtop (daily Driver)
1994 4runner (The truck)

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Re: Painting with Rattle cans

Postby Tibby » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:48 pm

Thnx for the info, luckly there clear dosent cost as much lol

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Re: Painting with Rattle cans

Postby invalidsubject » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:36 pm

How do you do it so the orange peel doesn't show?

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Re: Painting with Rattle cans

Postby marley4us » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:27 pm

dont do heavy coats, and you wont get as bad orange peel. ALso wet sand after and that will remove any orange peel you have.
1985 Corolla Hatch widebody w/ SR20det (The Project)
1993 5SGTE stroker widebody MR2 Turbo (drag car)
2002 Miata SE hardtop (daily Driver)
1994 4runner (The truck)

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Re: Painting with Rattle cans

Postby teun » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:09 am

Top tip;

One of these (or similar) can ease the strain on your finger and gives you more control

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Re: Painting with Rattle cans

Postby point8nyc » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:48 am

:D

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Re: Painting with Rattle cans

Postby TunedToy » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:18 pm

wow!! nice job

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