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We all know how expensive auto paint is. I want to paint my suburban "Machine Grey". I have painted many of my tools with Rust Oleum rattle cans, but I wondered how the gallon cans would work though my paint gun. Would I be able to use clearcoat and normal primer. Should I just save up and buy the auto paint?
 

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I've never tried it, but I'd bet that it would shoot straight out of the can. You could always thin it if you need to. Back in the day when I worked in a parts store, I had a customer with an older Buick and he painted it with spray cans. He used a red oxide primer and hand sanded it after every coat. He was on a budget so he invested the time to make the primer paint look the way he wanted. After a couple of cases of paint and a lot of sanding and buffing it looked very nice. Better than any of the work that Earl Scheib's $99 specials turned out for me. Yeah, I know you get what you pay for.:rules:
 

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duplicolor makes a variety of Primers, Paints and clears that anyone can use at their home. The have a video of their website. Check it out maybe you'll get some idea's.
 

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I know that rust oleum will work in a paint gun i did it at work I painted a work truck with it I just had to thin it down a little bit but it seamed to turn out pritty good
 

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Not all of you got this, but I'd like to put the gallon can through my pneumatic paint gun. I plan on doing a good job will the primer and dry/wet sanding evrything. How about clearcoat?
 

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I think that clearcoat would just make touch ups harder. Buff out the topcoat and leave it at that.
 
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