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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-07-2009, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Oil Based Paint?

Back when I was a commercial electrician we used to paint our conduit white to match the stores we worked in. We had to use oil based paint because it was the only kind that would adhere to the metal.

So I'm talking to a friend and fellow rider this past Tuesday and I brought up the home paint job I'm looking to do. He said one of our other buddies painted pin stripe flames on his factory black tins with no prep work. He said he used oil based paint, a small thin paint brush and just dipped, painted, and was done. He said he didn't even clear. Does anyone know if this is actually possible?
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Its possible sure, but without shooting clear to protect it, it wont look good for very long.

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Its possible sure, but without shooting clear to protect it, it wont look good for very long.
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Also, without any prepping, even if clearcoated, the stripes might easily come off with little effort (bumping with your leg or something as simple as that)


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Sign paint and lettering paint is oilbase paint I do it on semi's and tractor/trailer rigs all the time without clear coating and it stays for years.
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Sign paint and lettering paint is oilbase paint I do it on semi's and tractor/trailer rigs all the time without clear coating and it stays for years.
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Agree but I doubt the paint Rebel uses is $2.00 a quart stuff, there are numerous types of "oil" based paints.

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Ok so if I spend 25 to 45 dollars, even 75 on some serious paint, its still less than the 200 bucks others have spent on all the equipment needed to do the job. I could probably even throw in some clear and still be under.

Rebel, can you recommend an oil based paint that would be good for this? Are there any special instuctions I need to know? Can you recommend a proper clear?
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I use Dupont sign paint witch is oil base. The main reason is because it doesn't show brush marks. Wipe the surface with enamel thinner to be sure it's clean
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Sign paint is awesome. I "borrowed" half a gallon in white to do some painting on my in-laws house on their wood window planters, that was like 5 years ago and it still looks grrreat.

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