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Several cars I've seen have had this super thick and tough glossy primer on them. I was just curious as to what type of paint is used?

I currently have a super thin rhino lining on my interior which is tough, light enough, and doesn't reflect light but the fact that it's black just makes it SO hot in my car I doubt I'll use it again.

Here's what I have - sorry for the low quality I only had my phone for pics when I was building my new car:
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DaveW recommends a quart of Rustoleum (gloss white) brush-on, then top coat while still wet with Rustoleum spray (same color). Looks nice, and similar to what you describe.

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I plan on using some POR 15 on the floors since there is some surface rust there that I will wire wheel off. That stuff is awesome. On the rest of the less trafficked areas, I plan on using regular brush on Rustoleum.
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One bummer about Rustoleum is that it doesn't tolerate some auto fluids, for example brake fluid. It's cheap, the colors between batches match well, it's easy to work with and I use it quite a bit though on the car I usually use a cheap single stage acrylic. I buy Rustoleum in quart or gallon and thin it with mineral spirits and use an HVLP gun. Better finish than brushing and way cheaper than spray cans. Though if I'm too lazy to clean the gun and the job is small I'll go get a can. ;)

The POR 15 is a great idea though it's not cheap. My donor is a Kansas car and rustier than I thought at inspection. Once the interior came out it was obvious that the top had been damaged for years. I just ordered another couple of 10 amp angle grinders. I had three, one just died, one is about to die. I like to have knotted wire, grinder and flap or cut off wheel handy without changing. The floor isn't structurally compromised so I think I can get most of it off with some work. If it's too bad I can do it with a quart of POR 15.

for you guys concerned with weight, I take both the interior and the body down to the metal and reapply, no primer. It's a race car. It's going to get bent up before it rusts out. ;)

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I used rustoleum hammered that I had to brush on. It was def worth it. It gives it a tough finish and texture.
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I used rustoleum hammered that I had to brush on. It was def worth it. It gives it a tough finish and texture.



I am in the middle of painting my interior now. I am using Krylon Gloss grey off a recomendation by Planet Miata. There were some of the pics they sent me of a interior with the gloss grey.

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I plan on using some POR 15 on the floors since there is some surface rust there that I will wire wheel off. That stuff is awesome. On the rest of the less trafficked areas, I plan on using regular brush on Rustoleum.

FYI, POR-15 is not UV resistant and would thus need a top coat of another paint.

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I am in the middle of painting my interior now. I am using Krylon Gloss grey off a recomendation by Planet Miata. There were some of the pics they sent me of a interior with the gloss grey.



jay those pics pretty sum up what i'm looking for. that interior looks clean as heck too. hopefully mine will look like that soon.
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jay those pics pretty sum up what i'm looking for. that interior looks clean as heck too. hopefully mine will look like that soon.


Andrew, the paint is Krylon Gloss grey and can be picked up at Lowes or the depot for like 2-3 bucks a can. You need 8 or so cans to do engine bay, interior, and trunk. I'll put some pics of mine up once its done. Finishing off masking it in the next day or two and will have it painted by the weekend.
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Andrew, the paint is Krylon Gloss grey and can be picked up at Lowes or the depot for like 2-3 bucks a can. You need 8 or so cans to do engine bay, interior, and trunk. I'll put some pics of mine up once its done. Finishing off masking it in the next day or two and will have it painted by the weekend.


in the spirit of the new forum - blog it! i can't wait to see how it ends up. I think i may do the same when it begins to warm up.
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in the spirit of the new forum - blog it! i can't wait to see how it ends up. I think i may do the same when it begins to warm up.


Totally agree....blog it! I, also, like the gunship grey...I was planning on bright-white. May have to rethink that.....

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in the spirit of the new forum - blog it! i can't wait to see how it ends up. I think i may do the same when it begins to warm up.



Yea I noticed that new feature. I'll go through all my pictures so far and work on putting something together.
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Yea I noticed that new feature. I'll go through all my pictures so far and work on putting something together.



Ok guys, added a blog with what i've got soo far. Pics are all from my iPhone so they may not all be the best but check it out.
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