I have read black enamel works best (Thinned out some) But which paint manufacture/make do you recommend to use to brush on to the areas where the black paint has faded (basically floor right under the rear doors of the touring)
Thanks in advance.
I use Rustoleum.
I use Rustoleum too...thinned to sometimes 50/50
Don't mix too much at one time. Something in this newer Rustoleum or maybe the newer Thinner caused a really good outgassing with smells of my youth...lol. Neighbor even called over the fence! I wouldn't mind the smell but it is also apparently a catalyst of sorts as the thinned mix has a shelf life of about 15 minutes and then it gets gummy and pulls.
George, what is your newer thinner? Unless it's changed, Rustoleum calls for acetone as a thinner. I've never had that happen.
Older cans of Rustoleum say acetone but new cans today say mineral spirits. If you buy the official Rustoleum thinner, I think that it is a mixture of acetone and mineral spirits.
Regardless, I've always used mineral spirits/paint thinner with Rustoleum and have never had any problems.
One thing I have noticed: the paint in partially filled Rustoleum cans on my shelf that specify acetone don't skin over while the paint in partially filled cans that specify mineral spirits always skin over.
(Message edited by Erik_johnson on February 26, 2016)
Interesting. I have four gallons of gray (from two different stores) that I bought just last month and it says, "If thinning is necessary, thin with acetone only". However, I don't see a production date on the cans. Perhaps they have sat for awhile.
The can said to use mineral spirits...and I bought what is the modern synthetic kind, the stuff that looks milky, leaves no residue on your hands, etc...
All I know is that the mix stunk to the high heavens...dried almost like baked acrylic, and got really, really thick to spread with a brush in no time flat.
I can't tell you what the Mineral Spirits maker was...the quart is at the other house.
That's weird. I was just in that aisle in the store earlier today. Wish I had looked. Next time I'm there I'll pull a more common color, like black, off the shelf and see what it says. That's sure a problem I wouldn't want to run into. Mine state clean-up is with mineral spirits, but definitively states acetone for thinning.
maybe I read it wrong?
The paint can and thinner jug are at the other house.
(Message edited by george_nj on February 26, 2016)
I need to correct my original post.
I took a magnifying glass and re-read the cans on the shelf. All the newer gloss cans I have say use mineral spirits or acetone, including the last can I purchased for a project last fall.
The much older cans that haven't skinned up on say mineral spirits or Rustoleum thinner. No mention of acetone.
Only one can says acetone, and that is a ten year old can of satin.
I went through my inventory (some old, some new, some semi and some gloss) and all say only to thin with acetone but to clean-up with mineral spirits. Maybe in George's case it was that oddball synthetic stuff causing the problem. I'll have to study the new inventory next time I'm at the store.
Is this Rustoleum Oil Base Enamel acrylic? I bought a quart today to use on my wood. I have some spray cans that actually say "Rustoleum Acrylic Enamel".
You guys talk about T's like they're Deusenbergs. Let's get real. Just slop some black
ANYTHING on there and get back on the road !
Nah, a Deusenberg would have 14 coats of hand-rubbed lacquer!