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Antique Tractor Paint and Bodywork

rustoleum tricks????????????

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carl reitnauer

11-11-2013 17:17:33
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i have 20 gallons or so of plain rustoleum paint that i'd like to use on trailers and equipment. Any hardners,additives or ??? that can add gloss,make it dry quicker or at least flash off quicker to cut dust contamination? Can I tint it with plain synthetic enamel to get colors I need?




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Dr. Walt

11-14-2013 07:20:28
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 Re: rustoleum tricks???????????? in reply to carl reitnauer, 11-11-2013 17:17:33  
On "Company" letterhead, write to FERRO Color Corp. in Los Angeles, Cal. and request "evaluation samples" of their color pigments. Ferro makes oil based color pigments in a CONCENTRATED, thick paste form. The Phthalo-Blue & Phthalo-Red are beautiful, the Ferro-Green & Ferro-Yellow are also great. At a company where I used to work we used 55 gallon drums of the Ferro-Green & Ferro-Yellow. We'd use 1 gallon of the Ferro-Green per 5000 gallon batch of Polyurethane Elastomer, and it would come out a nice light Lime Green color.

I personally have mixed Ferro-Green with Rustoleum Aluminum paint and have spray painted everything from steam boilers to forklifts. Even painted one of the old cruddy company pickups a beautiful Emerald Green. When I got done they thought we had gotten a "new" truck. LOL

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gidtex

11-13-2013 19:27:20
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 Re: rustoleum tricks???????????? in reply to carl reitnauer, 11-11-2013 17:17:33  
Use acetone to thin rustoleum. Read direction on can.



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dr sportster

11-12-2013 15:40:37
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 Re: rustoleum tricks???????????? in reply to carl reitnauer, 11-11-2013 17:17:33  
An enamel hardener for enamel paints is made by 1-shot [sign lettering paint] . I use this hardner at 10%. I googled this topic [ because I actually don't know anything ] and on a snow plow site someone used Valspar hardener in Rustoleum. . If you want to tint the rustoleum just use more Rustoleum .[At least you know it is compatable]. These enamels will make some mess if sprayed. It is not an overspray that will clean up well. On a sidenote Rustoleum has poor UV protection It may be possible that the hardener will speed drying time and slight gloss. I have noticed that. I always wear gloves and dispose of any hardened paint carefully.For painting a trailer I use a sponge brush but after so many strokes the sponge will break off the handle so you can tape it on in advance or buy a whole bag of them [ both is what you need ]. I use 1-shot because it is made for outdoor signs although costly it is very high quality paint.

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carl reitnauer

11-13-2013 02:54:52
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 Re: rustoleum tricks???????????? in reply to dr sportster, 11-12-2013 15:40:37  
Redeived the tip on Valspar hardner on a hotrod site. works good. Acetone will make it dry quicker. Just need to cut the price of changing colors.I'm painting trailers and equipment. Anything is an improvement over how it looks now. we are doing good prep,But I won't pay a hundred dollars a gallon to paint a $500 trailer to use/abuse around the farm.



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dr sportster

11-13-2013 07:21:29
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 Re: rustoleum tricks???????????? in reply to carl reitnauer, 11-13-2013 02:54:52  
Acetone is more in the lacquer thinner fsmily. The cheapest way is probably paint thinner [the one that says 100% mineral spirits on the can from Lowes]. About ten bucks a gallon [ My memory isn't that great but it could be more].Anything is better than rust.



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carl reitnauer

11-13-2013 10:24:22
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 Re: rustoleum tricks???????????? in reply to dr sportster, 11-13-2013 07:21:29  
Amen to anything is better than rust.



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MC87SS

11-17-2013 17:10:46
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 Re: rustoleum tricks???????????? in reply to carl reitnauer, 11-13-2013 10:24:22  
There is a product called Japan Drier that works great.
If you thin the rustolum with mineral spirts and add a little of the japan drier the paint will spray nice and dry relatively fast.



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albane

11-21-2013 12:47:02
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 Re: rustoleum tricks???????????? in reply to MC87SS, 11-17-2013 17:10:46  
Can you use valspar hardner with Rust-eloum paint?



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