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Re: Question for paint pros

Whatever paint you use, a few tips.

Don't expect to do a dark color over a light color in one coat. Or any painting you do. Using a good tinted primer, two thin coats and two thin coats of a finish will look best.

The roller alone (1/8" nap) for this will work great, just like it was spay painted, if you have the right constancy paint, the paint will self level. As long as it is not too hot and you use the correct thinner, brushing thinner, it will keep the paint wetter longer. Be aware the thinning of top coat with dull the finished shine.

Once you apply the paint, don't go back over it. Once the paint is applied it starts drying, if you touch it again you will leave a texture.

If you are going to try and use the rustoleum, an oil paint I assume, use Penatrol and if it is a latex, Flood Floetrol I am not suggesting you use these paints, but you asked how to make it look right.

One last tip, use a drivers license edge to seal the painters tape and get a clean edge. And don't leave the tape on for over 24 hours, it will start to become permanent.

Good luck,
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Re: Question for paint pros

thanks guys. So far i have two coats of the rustoleum on. i will sand it out and add a third this weekend, followed by more sanding then one or two coats of the brightsides. i have severe deep spider cracks in the gel coat in some areas along the stripe, so i am trying to fill up those with the cheap rustoleum. I am hoping i don't run into any problems getting the brighsides to chemically bond with the alkyd rustoleum.
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I think prime coat or any primer would be better for this. Fill faster sand easier and no problems with adhesion of top coats just my opinion.
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