Paint Your Wagon - with a roller!

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Re: Paint Your Wagon - with a roller!

Postby CovKid » 23 Feb 2017, 17:02

Yup, as a way of protecting the body from the ravages of the weather its hard to beat, and it doesn't fade so I've found.
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Re: Paint Your Wagon - with a roller!

Postby GTIAlex » 28 Mar 2017, 18:34

Does anyone have a link to the before and after topic that i've seen mentioned on here.
Want to roller the van but the other half needs some convincing
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Re: Paint Your Wagon - with a roller!

Postby what2do » 29 Mar 2017, 00:03

Errrr, is somebody going to congratulate Ralph on the page number we're at with this thread? Quite a following you got there chap, well done. :ok
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Re: Paint Your Wagon - with a roller!

Postby CovKid » 05 Apr 2017, 12:58

I'm just delighted it has transformed so many campers, particularly where its a family on limited means. Few, including me (I'm a single Dad) can justify the thousands needed for a spray job. Anyone who has rollered will tell you that when the mix is right and the technique mastered, you can do whole areas that are almost flawless. Mine has been on at least 9 years now and I do need to replace a few panels but matching it in afterwards will be so easy. With a spray job (nice as it is), any subsequent repair work means a costly revisit to the spray shop. It just gets silly. You never get your investment back.

I've sent videos to Norway, Italy, Austalia and the US and after nine years I find myself parking up to other rollered campers at events. I say nothing
Any money I make on the DVD (and its not much) helps pay for fuel to take my lad away in the summer :D
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Re: Paint Your Wagon - with a roller!

Postby sunluvva » 18 Apr 2017, 15:03

Does anyone know if Rawlins or anyone else can mix the rustoleum combi colours to a colour not on the chart. Or if not does anyone know if they make tester pots. Thanks
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Re: Paint Your Wagon - with a roller!

Postby CovKid » 20 Apr 2017, 15:08

Last I heard, yes they do.
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Re: Paint Your Wagon - with a roller!

Postby williamkay » 23 Apr 2017, 08:50

So, I'm sorry if this has been answered before, but I already have a big tin of Hammerite smooth dark blue, and it most closely matches my van colour so I would like to use it. Would I follow the DVD instructions as if I was using rustoleum? Are there any MAJOR reasons why I should not attempt this? Should I just return it and try and match Rustoleum?
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Re: Paint Your Wagon - with a roller!

Postby boatbuilder » 23 Apr 2017, 17:08

I wouldn't use Hammerite, it's a totally different animal to Rustoleum.

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Re: Paint Your Wagon - with a roller!

Postby crazyhorse » 23 Apr 2017, 20:36

Quick question guys and galls,

Painting inside the van, is it the same principle, sand back etc paint with foam brush or normal paint brush.

Do I have to go and put 3 coats on, or would 1 be enough for inside??
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Re: Paint Your Wagon - with a roller!

Postby CovKid » 07 May 2017, 16:09

Inside doesn't really need 3 coats - just enough to cover thats all. Yup. foam brushes or soft paint brush.
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Re: Paint Your Wagon - with a roller!

Postby Reverend » 08 May 2017, 06:23

Here is the Syncro i painted some time ago, its road legal now :)
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Re: Paint Your Wagon - with a roller!

Postby MikeS56 » 31 May 2017, 16:22

I am in the middle of roller painting a T2 Bay, Cream RAL9001 on top and Claret Violet RAL4004 on the bottom. The Cream worked well once I got the thinning right, about 15% to 20%. The roller created an even coat with small bubbles which I then brushed out very lightly to give a pretty smooth coat when dry. Brush marks flowed out before it started to skin.

But the Claret, which is going over Red, is proving much more difficult. I can't seem to get the thinning right. If I thin it about 15% it's so thin it hardly covers the previous red. It also won't bubble but just rolls on very thin and then smears when I try to brush to out. It also runs very badly.

Thinning about 10% gives slightly better coverage and less runs, but the roller still smears without bubbles and brushing out just leaves serious brush marks that I have to Dry Sand before the next coat.

Anyone got any ideas? Thanks!
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Re: Paint Your Wagon - with a roller!

Postby CovKid » 05 Jun 2017, 08:31

Are you following the video Mike?
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Re: Paint Your Wagon - with a roller!

Postby jamesakers » 20 Jun 2017, 14:01

First thin coat of L90D on, already looks 100 times better!

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Re: Paint Your Wagon - with a roller!

Postby richlaz » 20 Jun 2017, 18:20

Looking good!

I'm looking to do mine in the near future. Due to time constraints, and having no indoor storage... I'm contemplating doing a section/side at a time. Would this be a good idea... or am I just asking for trouble...? (i.e. slightly different colour matches, different finishes etc.) It's just one hell of a big job to do in one go!
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