Quote, originally posted by mk2vr6akavteckiller » hey ill be spray bombing my mk3 soon, do you guys have any advice on how to make it look good?
yeah don't spray bomb it.
you don't use rattle cans to make it look "good"... you just do it cause it's cheap.
just find a color you like, check out hot rod flatz paints. some paint supply stores carry their products. also most paint supply stores carry sealers/primers and they can be tinted almost anycolor and they come out satin or flat. or find the color you like and have flattening agents mixed in. I like satins, to me it brings out the true beauty of the car and its lines and curves.I did my bug in rattle can etching primer, looked great for a while but started to fade after a year.
also you can use WD-40 on a rag and wipe down the flats or satins and it gives them a nice lil shine before the shows
Modified by royragtop at 6:47 PM 10-27-2009
on the bug I did use rattle can but just because I am a do it yourselfer and where I lived I couldnt use a compressor and gun.
if you do use rattle can I recommend that you use a quality brand like Krylon or Rustoleum and buy plenty of cans. I probably used close to 10 cans on that bug. you need lots of coats and good coverage or you will see it. so that was close to 50-60 bucks but I had to do it again like a yr later so there went another 50-60 bucks
I recommend a cheap gun like from Harbor Freight, mine was like 30-40 bucks, borrow or rent a compressor(at least 25-30 gallons) and buy the paint and spray it right. it will be better in the long run, last longer and you will have better coverage. like I mentioned you can get sealer tinted to almost any color or go with hotrodflatz, they have some real dope colors and the kit comes with everything you need for like $150. so for a couple hundred bucks you will have it done right.
not rattle can but just primered my bus and am gonna roll it like this for a while, will change it up once it warms up next year, we are already geting snow here