Help me spray on a budget!

  1. And unsuitable for that application. Epoxy primer is the correct choice.
     
  2. hooblah Member

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    So epoxy stops rust completely? Can I paint it onto rust?
     
  3. Nothing stops rust apart from removing it.
     
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  4. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    Is this a job to bodge everything and sell on to some other poor person with a load of hidden horrors?
     
  5. steveo3002 Member

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    yes you can

    as said its expensive rubbish - not really suitable for what you want

    you seem to be fighting against all the advice youre given ? using 40 grit all over was a big mistake
     
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    8ob Forum Supporter

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    Having now seen the van I think its probably better to Artex it :scared:

    Bob
     
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  7. steveo3002 Member

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    they do stonechip in white lol
     
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  8. hooblah Member

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    Haha. The van is in a family friends garden, I don't want to overstay my welcome so I'm trying to knock it out as quick as possible, welding on new arches is time consuming. The van needs a lot of work in other areas, to the point that I'd be better off buying another one. I'm happy to take shortcuts if they last a couple of years. I know it's a pos, but I want to be able to use it for business use and not look like a complete pikey. So with regards to the arches, I want to know how I can best bodge them? I can always do the job properly at some point in the future if need be.

    The paint was covered in a lot of Jabberwocky. I think it's been sitting around for a long time. The 40 grit was quite a worn pad but has removed a lot of it, I don't think it's left anything rough. I'll go over it again with a few different grades just to be sure.
     
  9. optima21 Forum Supporter

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    I tried POR15 many years ago, to say I was diasppointed with it was an understatment, epoxy primer is a better product (based on personal experience)
     
  10. HughF

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    Best way to bodge the arches - grind the rust out from the outside, quick brush of some zinc primer onto there (toolstation), throw some chopped strand in there.

    You'll be back in there within 2 years at which point you can do the inners and outers properly...
     
  11. steveo3002 Member

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    sand the arches to clean metal with a grinder , fill in holes with fibre glass filler , grind that to shape then body filler to smooth it

    needs to be finished all over in 400...by which time you will be down to the primer and find your celly wont cover ...the snth was a better idea for a banger
     
  12. HughF

    HughF Member

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    Na, I wouldn't bother with 400 - just give it a wash and a quick rub with a green pan scourer...

    In fact, I'd white stonechip the bottom half of the van anyway
     
  13. steveo3002 Member

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    i said red scotch pad and soapy water earlier but he's gone ahead and 40 gritted the whole van now

    people ask for help then do whatever they wanted anyway
     
  14. octo0072000

    octo0072000 Member

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    By the look of the van a tin of dulux and roller and brush for the awkward bits would make it look better
    your not going to get a good result trying to spray it outside in this weather and going over it with 40grit was a
    NO NO
     
  15. hooblah Member

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    I was aiming to get rid of all the Jabberwocky stuck to the paint... Seemed like a good idea at the time. I can see a few marks now it's daytime but I don't think it's done too much damage. I've got a load of fillering to do so I'll go over it all again by hand if I have to. I did buy red scotchbrite to go over it with, so I didn't completely ignore the advice :whistle:
     
  16. hooblah Member

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    You live and learn. I've never done any real bodywork so I'm learning as I go. I'd rather screw up on this than on something I care about.
     
  17. steveo3002 Member

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    its not bad advice really...i think you might as well brush paint it as cheap as you can and call it a day , it wont ever look good
     
  18. octo0072000

    octo0072000 Member

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    have a look on you tube roller painting your van loads of videos
    but your main problems is winter needs hot weather for painting
    cold ice weather will not be good as it will take days to dry you will need to keep the rain and frost off while paint drying





     
  19. steveo3002 Member

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    even the night time dew will ruin paint ...simply not suitable to paint outside in winter
     
  20. hooblah Member

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    I've already bought the paint so it's a bit late to be changing the plan now. I've got a 9m x 3m tent to paint under when it comes to it.
     
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