Roller Painting

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Roller Painting

Post by chrisvitarasport94 » Mon May 09, 2016 5:14 pm

94 Vit sport swb soft top in red, paint is faced and scratched through in places, tin worm on arch lips, I'm going to put on standard defender arches and am thinking of roller painting in the original colour . Bonnet was painted 5 years ago when pattern front arches added and painted, tailgate is good. I can get away with polishing the roof crossbar, bonnet and tailgate, so only need to paint the doors and rear sides really, but don't have anywhere undercover, but for a gazebo with side panels. Can I buy the right paint mixed to the original colour, and what rollers do I need, what prep by undercoating do I need to do. I'll remove badges and stickers, and mast mirrors and door handles, but will a roller work around them ? Better removed ?

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Re: Roller Painting

Post by Munkee » Mon May 09, 2016 5:56 pm

The finish won't be great, but can be *good*.

Remove as much as you possibly can, it only makes things easier, and you want foam rollers - plenty of them.

You can roll any paint, so can get it made up, but you'll have to experiment with thinning, hardeners etc.
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Re: Roller Painting

Post by ubermeister » Sat May 14, 2016 9:37 pm

I rollered the RatBastard (or more accurately my 8 year old daughter did) using NATO paint, and it came out pretty damn good. And like Munkee said, take off as much of the trim as possible, makes it look like a much more professional job than painting over everything. We used three rollers, could have done with a couple more.

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