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    can anyone recommend a paint for roll cage?

    I'm planning to have a body shop paint it, but would like to see what paint options are out there for a a simple durable paint.

    Thinking of using a grey color.

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    Just painted one using Rustoleum Paint from Home Depot. I like the larger "professional" cans as they have a much better nozzle.

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    ^ Yes, but it really depends on which color you shoot, some of them have the worst coverage, for example "Pure Gold" is absolute $hite.
    Ask me how I know...


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    I used rustoleum flat white with primer included. Not the toughest paint but I don't care. Maybe avoid the gloss to avoid glare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    ^ Yes, but it really depends on which color you shoot, some of them have the worst coverage, for example "Pure Gold" is absolute $hite.
    Ask me how I know...
    Were you expecting 14K gold to come squirting out of the can? LOL

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    My car is white with what was a black interior. The hardtop also has a black inside surface. I recommend a matte black for the cage and the rear package tray. It reduces glare and focuses your eyes on what is outside the car.

    As with any paint project, don't shortcut it. The end result lies in the prep, not the painting. Sand the bare metal, prime it and paint it. I don't know that I have any recommendations for paint brands. Rust-Oleum is good, but it takes longer to dry.

    Or, just pay a body shop to do it. They know what they're doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craZee View Post
    Were you expecting 14K gold to come squirting out of the can? LOL
    No, but I was expecting the paint to have at least semi reasonable coverage and this isn't even close.
    The cage above took something like 15-16 rattle cans to paint after it was already primed... That means coverage is tragic.
    Decent paint will take roughly half the amount of cans, GREAT paint can be even less.

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