Just got my new running boards from Bob's Antique Auto/Rootlieb and finished painting them a bit ago.
"As seen on the forum"....I decided to try the Valspar paint plus primer in one rattle can, per the advice of a forum poster who's name of course I can't remember. I think he painted his whole car green with the stuff, and it looked great.
So I'll try to enclose a pic of them in gloss black. They turned out spectacular. Now to see how well they'll hold up. I'll try to keep feet on the step-pads!
That's just stunning that you can get a finish like that from a spray can. Looks great.
Where'd you find the Valspar rattlecan? Supplier?
Tim, could you post a pic of the spray can so we can be sure of getting the right one?
If I Paint all my used nice swap meet running boards, can I ask for more $ ?
Tim that looks great man!
It's amazing what one can do with rattle can. I have used it on many project cars and the people looking at the work had no idea.
I use Krylon Rust Tough. Really good stuff.
Are there other ways to paint than with a rattle can? ;)
Roger the rattle-caniac
Dave & James...I got the paint at Lowes. Seems that's about the only place around that carries it. Lemme go out to the barn and get the can and take a pic of it, and HOPE it fits the size to post!!! BRB...OK..got a shot and it'll be the right size!! I really owe Craig Anderson the credit for this, as he posted about it in the last year. Guys, this paint is so good it's ridiculous! Start out with a light tack-cote, then just keep wafting back and forth, back and forth, like ten times, and after about the 8th. trip all of a sudden I swear you can see it "build" and actually get depth to it. And when it dries, it seems to actually shine more than it does when it's wet! OK, enough free marketing for Valspar.
Note the words at the top of the can...their cans look a lot alike,but NOT ALL say that "paint + Primer in One"....so be careful there. Big difference. BTW: I'm gonna paint the crappy rear fenders on my (ahem) poor old Model A with this stuff next.
Whoops...sorry guys! Don't know why it does this when you take a vertical picture on the camera....I see everyone's tilting their heads right now!! (think I ate too much ice cream tonite..sugar high!)
Thanks Tim- very helpful and will give it a try! Always stuff to paint black on a T!
I used the same product to paint a rail speeder about 2 months ago. It sprays really well,no runs, nice even shiny coat. I used "gold abundance" which is sort of safety yellow. My only complaint is that it took a lot of coats, not untypical for yellow. One of the big upsides to this paint is that you can re-coat at anytime. No need to wait 24 hours between coats.
And for the guys down under...
Tim, do you use one of these? Very handy and it's like you're using a real paint gun (sort of). Works great. I keep a couple of them on hand at all times which is easy to do since I'm a Krylon rep...grin...
Not trying to sound like a commercial here but one cool thing about the Krylon Rust Tough aerosol cans (aside from the advantage of being a great industrial coating) is that the spray tip[s can be turned from a fan spray to a line or dot spray. Very handy for particular jobs.
This is what the Rust Tough can looks like. The larger 20 oz cans can only be had from an industrial distributor but I think the smaller commercial cans can be had elsewhere.
After the pics are in your files, rotate one counter clockwise and one clockwise. Camera needs to be turned off, If it s a mac yer on yer own... ws ; from the bag-o-windy northlands
I haven't used the paint + primer version, but I've used Valspar enamel for years. It's my favorite spray-can paint. I do it the hard way and use their primer first.
Unfortunately those pistol grip things won't work with the Valspar style can.
As for longevity the front wheels on my '27 as still as glossy, shiny, as the day I sprayed them.......
Since I painted the body people actually notice it now....... LOL
Here's the car you are thinking of.......
Craig, Is that your 8N Ford tractor too. It is very nice.
No Don.........that belongs to a neighbor three doors east of the machine shop.
Are you coming back to Wisconsin sometime?.......
I Have used the valspar also....some kind of Bronze satin. I sprayed a bunch of T parts.
Wow they looked great!
Daniel...yes, I do use one of those spray gun attachments, they sure help with big jobs as unfortunately it doesn't work with the Valspar can, so it's a bit hard on your forefinger. I also use Krylon too, it is also a good product, but at the moment I think this Valspar stuff's got 'em all beat.
Like Ernie said, it REALLY top coats great anytime, and you don't seem to get that dull overspray on the rest of a part if you're touching up a small area.
Steve..thanks for turning my pic right side up, and man I LOVE your humor!! Made me laugh.
Craig: thanks for your pic, your car looks great! Now I can't wait to get to those (ahem, again) nasty Model A fenders next week! I'll try them on my wheels for the '15 when they come back from Stutzmans. I might as well buy a case of these cans!
Craig.. I plan to come back in September. My wife has a class reunion in Iowa than. I sure enjoyed my time spent with you last year. The tour of the town in your T touring was great.
Wonder does this spray enamel stick to lacquer or do you have to remove that first? Certainly easy enough to respray running boards a couple days before a show!
Will.......lacquer is a different animal.......I'd do a test spray before I went all the way.
Don.......it was great meeting you too.......
As I understand the "Primer + Paint in One" it is, in the most simple of terms, tinted primer.
Just recently I noticed you can buy house paint and such also in a "Primer and Paint" formulation too.
The gloss of the Valspar stuff is incredible.
The next best thing about it is you can re-coat any time........you need allow only 5 minutes between coats so you can git 'er done quickly.
Mind you it will take some time to cure, and the color will deepen a bit, but it dries to the touch in no time flat so bugs and crap won't embed in the new paint!
When I did the Tudor body I put on at least 5 coats within about 2 hours.
It was a warmish evening last November when I painted it beating cold weather.
I painted the top and trunk lid on my '59 Chev too with the same Valspar combo paint.
Craig...the Chevy looks good too, I'm sending you a PM too about your wheels.
Gotcha covered Tim.......