From what I understand from that thread, which has been posted on darn near every car board I'm on, the trick is to use a LOT of paint thinner, put on MANY thin coats of paint, and do LOTS of wet sanding and polishing. I don't see any reason why this couldn't also have a coat or three of clearcoat on top of the many layers of rolled-on-paint.
What ratio of paint to mineral spirts did you use?
I work at a hardware/lumber yard and can get all of the materials for this project cheap. Not that it isn't already cheap enough!
I have been thinking about doing this for awhile now, but I have a LOT of body work to do first. The front has been hit. The rear has been hit and the passengerside door is crushed in, but still works. Might just replace it with one from a junkyard.
At the moment I haved repainted the front bumper and trying to do the grill. However the aircraft striper did not do a good job at removing the paint off of the grill. Applied and rinsed at least 5 times but it left the paint cracked instead. Got a paint remover disc wheel for my drill but it's so course that it is tearing the plastic up!
I'm using Bulldog and Krylons plastic paint. All from a spray can.
The bumper looks great. But the grill? It's trashed.
For anyone planning to do the same thing, I recommend that you take the time and mask before doing this paintjob. I thought I wouldnt need to because i wasn't spraying the paint. I still got paint everywhere.
I would also recommend removing the emblems for the same reason. I am going to go to the junkyard tomorrow in hopes of finding new emblems.
God zooks!!! Paint those windshield wipers lol. Sorry but this is my biggest pet peeves.
anyways. I've found the miracle of roll on paint a long time ago. I'm shocked by how quickly and widely this trend has spread!! It does work very well though. I'm currently painting both my vehicles this way. The civic is 1/2 blue right now. And eventually the lincoln will be Gray, or black with gold flake :-)