View Full Version : Rattle Cans for Sun roof?
11-27-2006, 11:00 AM
Noobie here. I will check at my local body shop but assume that having a sun roof panel painted will much more expensive than painting it myself with rattle cans. If I proceed with rattle cans - which brand should I buy. This is for a 91 Honda CRX in Rio Red (R-63). Thanks.
First, ask yourself- "Do I want cheap, or do I want good?"
11-27-2006, 03:58 PM
i would seriously not reccomend painting a sunroof with rattlecans due to the fact that the sun will fade it very quickly, however if this is what you really wanna do i would first reccommend rustoleums enamel spray cans, they seem to last the longest imho, most other spray cans are lacquer and your gonna have to put a lot of coats with any rattle can to get the durability you want/need. another issue is matching, you will probably never get an exact match with a rattle can unless you have it mixed as such, if you want an exact match go to your local paint jobber with your paint code and have him mix it up in a couple cans for you, and even then it still wont match exact
11-27-2006, 06:23 PM
If you want it black,try scuffing it with a red scotch brite..apply a rattle etch primer,along with SEM Trim Coat.
11-27-2006, 06:44 PM
Some of your PPG stores can put custom colors in rattle cans and they work OK for small areas. Go to a PPG store and talk to them, The salemen all have a good sense of humor so they will not come unscrewed at you and hear what their comments are.
11-27-2006, 06:52 PM
Your car is red and the cans in the store that you wanna buy wouldnt even come close to the same shade. Its not worth messin with a rattle can. Id rather do it right.
If you don't want to purchase all the equipment to use a spray gun you could purchase decent material and use a Preval or two to apply good paint. You could even polish it when you're finished if you wanted.
Preval Link (http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=P267R&Category_Code=P2)
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